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Tables of Content V, May 2

We will be hosting a gala evening to celebrate 127 years of providing free public library service to our community. Dine with distinguished regional authors in the Fox Room and support Rutland Free Library. Tickets are $115 and are available at the library.

This year’s authors:

Nancy Stearns Bercaw’s works have appeared in newspapers from Korea to the New York Times as well as Seven Days in Burlington. Brain in a Jar: A daughter’s journey through her father’s memory was published this April. Nancy has lived in many countries and states, is a national championship swimmer, and currently resides in Vermont.

Jon Clinch has lectured, taught English and held a wide variety of jobs. His first novel, Finn — The secret history of Huckleberry Finn’s father — was named an American Library Assoc. Notable Book. He is also the author of The Thief of Auschwitz and Kings of the Earth. Jon was raised in the heart of upstate New York and now lives in Vermont with his wife, Wendy.

Wendy Clinch, a former advertising copywriter, is the founder of TheSkiDiva.com, the premier internet community for women skiers. She is the author of Double Black, a ski diva mystery, and Fade to White. She lives in Vermont with her author husband, Jon Clinch.

Joann Davis is the author of more than nine books including The Book of the Shepherd, and its companion The Well that Never Runs Dry (2011). Davis is a former news editor at Publishers Weekly, an editor at the publishing imprints Warner Books, William Morrow, and HarperCollins. She acquired and edited a number of bestsellers, among them The Celestine Prophecy. She lives in New York City and Dorset.

Kenneth C. Davis is the best-selling author of Don’t Know Much About History which spent 35 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, sold over a million copies, and gave rise to his Don’t Know Much About® books for adults and children. Amazon dubbed Davis as “The King of knowing.” His comments are heard in the media, on NPR, and appear in the New York Times and Newsday. He lives in New York City and Dorset.

Yvonne Daley has written over 5,000 news, feature and magazine stories that have appeared in Time, Life, People, and local and regional papers. She is the author of A Mighty Storm, An Independent Man, Octavia Boulevard, and Vermont Writers: A State of Mind. She divides her time between San Francisco State University and Rutland.

Thomas Christopher Greene After a variety of jobs from factory work to teaching, Greene founded the Vermont College of Fine Arts in 2006. He became the youngest college president at that time. The Headmaster’s Wife is his fourth novel. Greene lives in Vermont with his wife and daughter.

Stephen Kiernan, a Middlebury graduate, is the author of The Curiosity (2013) and two nonfiction books, Last Rights and Authentic Patriotism. He has won over 40 awards in journalism. He has served on the Vermont Legislative Committee on Pain and Palliative Care and travels the country speaking on life’s last chapters. He lives in Vermont with his two amazing sons.

David Macaulay is an award-winning author and illustrator whose work has been translated into a dozen languages. Two of his books, Toilet: How it Works and The Eye: How it Works have been recently published in color. He is a visiting critic with his alma mater Rhode Island School of Design. David lives with his family in Vermont.

Tracey Meideros is a freelance food writer, food stylist, and recipe developer and tester. Her latest book is The Vermont Farm Table Cookbook (2013). She also writes food columns for Vermont newspapers and magazines where she lives.

Jessica Hendry Nelson teaches writing at Johnson State College and co-founded the Renegade Writers’ Collective in Burlington. Her work has been published in many reviews and quarterlies. The Whitest Winter Lights won first place in a national nonfiction contest and is a notable essay in Best American Essays 2012. She lives in Colchester.

Jan Reynolds, the sixth of seven children born on a Vermont dairy farm, has put her adventures together in a new book, High Altitude Woman, to showcase the difference in the way men and women think, speak, and behave. She is also the author of Only the Mountains Do Not Move in 2011.

Brian Staveley has an MA in Creative Writing from Boston University and works as an editor for Antilever Press. He has published poetry and essays as well as taught literature, religion, history, and philosophy. All of these influence his writing. Brian lives in Vermont with his wife and young son.

Ellen Stimson is the author of Mud Season, a memoir of her family’s move to Dorset, VT, to run a country store. She is a book junkie with an affection for food, politics, and country life. She is raising kids & animals and writing about the whole catastrophe from an old farmhouse in Vermont.

Alexander Wolff serves as the longest-tenured writer on the staff of Sports Illustrated joining the magazine in 1980. He and his wife, Vanessa, are the founders of the Vermont Frost Heaves. He has written six books about basketball and covered major sports events on six continents. A writer, professor, and speaker, Wolff lives in Addison County with his wife and two children.

Recent titles
Nancy Stearns Bercaw … Brain in a Jar: A daughter’s journey through her father’s memories (2013)
Jon Clinch … Finn (2007) & The thief of Auschwitz (2011)
Wendy Clinch … Double black (Ski diva mysteries, 2013)
Yvonne Daley … Octavia Boulevard (2011)
Joann Davis … The well that never runs dry (2011)
Kenneth Davis … Don’t know much about American presidents (2012)
Thomas Christopher Greene … The headmaster’s wife (2013)
Stephen Kiernan … The curiosity (2013)
David Macaulay … Toilet: How it works (2013); The eye: How it works (2013)
Tracey Medeiros … The Vermont farm table cookbook (2013)
Jessica Hendry Nelson … If you people could only follow directions (2013)
Jan Reynolds … Only the mountains do not move (2011); Celebrate (2010)
Brian Staveley … The emporer’s blades (Chronicle of the unhewn thrones) (2014)
Ellen Stimson … Mud season: How one woman’s dream of moving to Vermont, raising children, chickens and sheep, and running the old country store pretty much led to one calamity after another (2013)
Alexander Wolff … Sports Illustrated (2014)