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  • ISBN: 9781581572049 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 1581572042 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • Description: 253 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Publisher: Woodstock, Vermont : The Countryman Press ; [2013]

Available copies

  • 8 of 9 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Gloucester. (Show all copies)

Current holds

1 current hold with 9 total copies.

Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Gloucester Adult Nonfiction 920/STIMSON (Text to Phone) Available -
Beverly Farms Adult Nonfiction CT 275 .S755 A3 2013 (Text to Phone) Available -
Beverly Main Adult Nonfiction CT 275 .S755 A3 2013 (Text to Phone) Available -
Danvers Adult Nonfiction CT 275 S755 A3 2013 (Text to Phone) Available -
Lynnfield Adult Nonfiction F 55 .S75 2013 (Text to Phone) Available -
Marblehead Adult Biography BIO STIMSON, ELLEN 2013 (Text to Phone) Available -
Peabody Main Adult Nonfiction CT 275 .S75 A3 2013 (Text to Phone) Available -
Reading Adult Nonfiction B STIMSON STI (Text to Phone) Checked out 06/29/2017
Salem Adult Biography B/ STIMSON,E./S (Text to Phone) Available -

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Note: Prologue -- Vermont -- The armed robbery -- Gertrude and the goat -- Peltier's -- Bats and bears and skunks. Oh my. -- Arrested again -- Holidays and holy days -- The HQCS -- In like a lamb -- Mud season -- The Alamo -- After words.
Summary: "How one woman's dream of moving to Vermont--raising children, chickens, and sheep & running the old country store--pretty much led to one calamity after another"--Jacket.
Rural Vermont: mountains ablaze in autumnal glory, Main Streets quaint and welcoming. When Stimson decides she wants to own and operate the old-fashioned village store in idyllic Dorset, pop. 2,036, one of the oldest continually operating country stores in the country, she learns the hard way that "improvements" are not always welcomed warmly by folks who like things just fine the way they'd always been. She chronicles her immersion into rural life, fighting off skunks, foxes, and bears, and making a few friends and allies in a tiny town steeped in local tradition.


Stimson, Ellen. "Mud season." Woodstock, Vermont : The Countryman Press ; 2013.

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