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A Book of Fields: Tales from the Pioneer Valley (Paperback)

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Three kids rob a diner in Greenfield where everyone knows them. A boy goes to the Big E in West Springfield and runs away with the circus. An animal control officer has to shoot a moose in Sheffield. A ghost still roams the flooded and sunken town of Enfield. A prep school teacher in Old Deerfield reenacts the raid of 1704 with his students, to disastrous results. These deceptively simple fictional stories share two commonalities--first, each one ends in the name of a town that ends in "field"--Ashfield, Northfield, Plainfield, and so forth. Second, most of the stories contain a crime, or something like one, but this is not a crime novel. It's an exploration of this magical landscape in the Pioneer Valley (or slightly beyond), populated not by magicians or wizards but by very real human beings; it's a portrait of a changing world and the men and women who inhabit it: hardy, independent, passionate, hardheaded, sometimes a little crazy.



Product Details
ISBN: 9781733575003
ISBN-10: 1733575006
Publisher: Odeon Press
Publication Date: September 2nd, 2019
Pages: 224
Language: English