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Idyll Banter Weekly Excursions to a Very Small Town

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Years ago Chris Bohjalian and his wife traded their Brooklyn co op for a century old Victorian house in Lincoln Vermont population 975 Bohjalian a bestselling novelist began chronicling l. This book is a series of columns that the author wrote for the Burlington Free Press and The Boston Globe About his transplanted life from New York City to Lincoln Vermont I thoroughly enjoyed it think anyone from a small town could relate to a lot of these columns My favorite column is Why the Green Mountains Turn Red

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Ife in that gloriously uirky little village with a wide variety of magazine essays and his newspaper column “Idyll Banter” These pieces written over the course of twelve years are hon. Chris Bohjalian is one of my favorite authors so that fact that he wrote it is enough to sell me on a book Idyll Banter Weekly Excursions to a Very Small Town is somewhat different from his other novels it is a collection of essays written originally for his small Vermont town's newspaper And the CD version is read by Bohjalian himselfThe Bohjalian family move to Lincoln VT a town of fewer than 1000 people from Brooklyn NY This collection of vignettes and one short story display his appreciation for his town and its inhabitants And for a reader of his novels there are bits and pieces interesting incidents which may have been appearances in one or another of his novels It is always interesting to hear what an outsider thinks about our small New England towns And it is especially nice to hear his opinions expressed with love and appreciationFor anyone who has enjoyed Bill Bryson's books especially his accounts of small American towns and his own New Hampshire town in particular Idyll Banter would undoubtedly prove enjoyable And for fans of Idyll Banter Brysons's The Lost Continent Travels in Small Town America might be a good next read

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Est funny and deeply affecting reflections on the uniue idiosyncrasies of small town life annual outhouse races and the universal experiences our hunger for neighborliness that unite us a. I originally checked this book out from our local public library The essays were so delightful I decided to buy a copy of the book so I could share it with my husband and friends I have read some of Chris Bohjalian's fiction in the past loving some and hating others I may have to revisit some of his books and give him a second chance


10 thoughts on “Idyll Banter Weekly Excursions to a Very Small Town

  1. says:

    This is not an especially uick read mostly due to the fact that it's a compilation of articles that Bohjalian has written in a Vermont newspaper over the years So while there is some story line it's not as though you can't put the book down because you need to know what will happen to the main character I would describe this book as uiet and gentle It helped to provide insight into an author that I've read uite a bit of over the past year and a half While he says his books are all fiction you can see clear instances in his articles where he's pulled real facts from his town and placed them into his books You can also tell how much he loves his town and his life and why they consistently play such a large role in his books I'm glad I read this but I look forward to getting back into some fiction now


  2. says:

    This book is a series of columns that the author wrote for the Burlington Free Press and The Boston Globe About his transplanted life from New York City to Lincoln Vermont I thoroughly enjoyed it think anyone from a small town could relate to a lot of these columns My favorite column is Why the Green Mountains Turn Red


  3. says:

    Enchanting glimpse into the magic of small town life


  4. says:

    Although I have read only one of Chris Bohjalian’s novels— The Sandcastle Girls—I had an idea that this compilation of newspaper columns would be right up my alley I was rightBohjalian and his wife left Brooklyn in the mid 1980s for a small town—a very small town—in Vermont and wrote the pieces collected here over a dozen years or so With such titles as “Now That the Cows Are Gone” “Dead Bat Duty Draws the Line” and “A Family’s Farewell to Tiger” it’s easy to imagine that this is just another bunch of those fish out of water”city slicker moves to the country” stories; that assumption would be dead wrongWith his crystal clear prose Bohjalian certainly has that stereotype covered but these freuently humorous short works describes the beauty of nature in New England small town priorities and—obviously given the titles that I mentioned—the place of animals in country life Incidentally Tiger is not as you might think a cat but a horse; this tear inducing tribute must be read to be appreciatedEven striking to me however is the consistent theme of absolute humanity and goodness of people that runs through most of this book; some of Bohjalian’s fellow townspeople who grace this book are simply kind Over the past few years I have become rather sour on the human race; Chris Bohjalian has done the impossible—he has restored my faith in it and caused me to rethink Linus Van Pelt’s remark “I love mankind It’s people I can’t stand”


  5. says:

    Chris Bohjalian is one of my favorite authors so that fact that he wrote it is enough to sell me on a book Idyll Banter Weekly Excursions to a Very Small Town is somewhat different from his other novels it is a collection of essays written originally for his small Vermont town's newspaper And the CD version is read by Bohjalian himselfThe Bohjalian family move to Lincoln VT a town of fewer than 1000 people from Brooklyn NY This collection of vignettes and one short story display his appreciation for his town and its inhabitants And for a reader of his novels there are bits and pieces interesting incidents which may have been appearances in one or another of his novels It is always interesting to hear what an outsider thinks about our small New England towns And it is especially nice to hear his opinions expressed with love and appreciationFor anyone who has enjoyed Bill Bryson's books especially his accounts of small American towns and his own New Hampshire town in particular Idyll Banter would undoubtedly prove enjoyable And for fans of Idyll Banter Brysons's The Lost Continent Travels in Small Town America might be a good next read


  6. says:

    We know Chris is an empath and a wonderful author from his works of fiction These short personal biographical vignettes give us insights into his home life They are witty and funny introspective and full of commentary I enjoyed the insights I listened to Chris read his own work He has a good reading voice too This book catches a segment in time of when Chris was living with his wife and daughter in Vermont They have since moved back to New York City


  7. says:

    I originally checked this book out from our local public library The essays were so delightful I decided to buy a copy of the book so I could share it with my husband and friends I have read some of Chris Bohjalian's fiction in the past loving some and hating others I may have to revisit some of his books and give him a second chance


  8. says:

    Being a Bohjalian fan made reading this collection of short essays easier to read His descriptions of what it is like to live in a very small town are heart warming largely innocent observations of the neighbors Back to a full length story by him next and adventure


  9. says:

    A book filled with short charming and often funny essays about life in Vermont family youth and adulthood and the lessons we can all learn from everyday occurrences and encounters Perfect reading for these difficult times of COVID 19


  10. says:

    A light easy read Made me laugh out loud Sharing his humanity with everyone life in a small town


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