"[An] evocative collection of essays."—Boston Sunday Globe
“A rich collection of stories, essays, images, and historical texts that paint the multidimensional landscape of New Hampshire's Monadnock region. This anthology testifies to the way in which natural and human history together create a distinct sense of place.”—Orion
“A remarkable thing about this particularly well-written and strikingly illustrated collection of 50-plus articles and personal remembrances is that, unlike the mountain that gives it is name, the book itself does not stand alone; it's part of a process that includes workshops, academic studies and a constantly expanding Web-based collection of additional stories about the region and its people."—Keene Sentinel
"Howard Mansfield, who edited this collection of "stories of place in the Monadnock region," writes beautifully himself. He selected top-notch work from writers at their peaks for this softcover coffee-table book, sumptuously illustrated with photographs, paintings, etchings, and line drawings by Guillermo Nunez. Mansfield, the historian, shows his expertise and control not only in his detailed introduction and prefaces to each section, but also in surprising complementary material labeled "Readings" or "Recollections": excerpts from town reports and town histories, quotes from newspapers and magazines dating to the 1800s, journal and diary entries, a deed from 1866, a letter to the editor from 1946, personal letters. This is a full and varied volume, inviting readers to spend—as I did— many hours, not reading cover to cover; but a little of this and a little of that."—Concord Monitor
About the Author
HOWARD MANSFIELD is author of The Bones of the Earth (2004), The Same Ax, Twice (UPNE, 2000), and In The Memory House (1993). He lives in Hancock, New Hampshire.