Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Summer reading

book stackReady to read a good book by a mountain lake? That’s a pleasant thought after a troubling year, and the time for it is creeping up on us. Maybe this summer we’ll even feel safe to mingle in bookshops, or do our reading around others in coffee shops.

Remember those days?

With high hopes, we at the Adirondack Explorer are assembling a summer reading list and some reviews, for recent books with Adirondack themes or interests.

I want to emphasize that point again: We’re only tracking Adirondack books. If you know of some that have come out in the last year or so, please leave a comment below and let us know. We’ll take a look to see if they fit our plans.

Fiction. Nonfiction. Guidebook. Whatever – just so long as it can be filed on the Adirondack shelf.

By the way, this week we’ve launched a series of stories about the contentious founding of the Adirondack Park Agency, which is also the subject of an upcoming book by the same writer. Happy reading!

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Brandon Loomis is a former Adirondack Explorer editor.

4 Responses

  1. Richard Monroe says:

    While it’s far from a “recent book”, sometimes old can be new. I just picked up a vintage copy of Martha Reben’s “The Healing Woods”. I’m enjoying it immensely. Each word takes me home.

  2. Alice M. Couchey says:

    I have written several books about my favorite place in the world – the Adirondacks! My most recent book is “The Adirondacks – Longing for Home and the High Peaks”. I have a series of books for all ages on “The Adirondack Canine Kids”. I also wrote “The Adirondacks – Summers on Lake Champlain” as well as “Memories of Summers in the Adirondacks”.

    All of my books are listed on Amazon under A. M. Couchey.

    Please contact me if you would like an additional information on my books.
    Alice Couchey

  3. Louise Beckerle Rourke says:

    “Called by the Water: The Swim to End Polio” by Louise Beckerle Rourke
    With her right leg paralyzed from six months of age, Louise is a lifetime swimmer of Lake George. In 2018, she was joined by Bridget Simpson in a two-person relay to swim the 32 mile length of the lake and raised over $120,000 for polio eradication worldwide. “Louise’s book brings to life her remarkable journey and success in overcoming adversity. It is a moving and personal story off her deep appreciation of Lake George. This is truly an inspiration and pleasure to read.” Louise is a retired teacher and social worker who lives with her husband John in Ticonderoga, New York. She is donating all proceeds from the sale of this book to the Rotary International End Polio Campaign. Book available at Northshire Bookstore in Saratoga Springs, at St. Andrews ACE Hardware in Queensbury and on Amazon.