New Books from NER Writers: A North Country Life

northcountryFrom the publisher: “A North Country Life is the story of author Sydney Lea’s powerful connection to his family, friends, and the northern outdoors. Loosely organized by the changing of seasons, different sections feature essays on such topics as childhood family fishing trips in the wilds of Maine, trophy fly-fishing the northern reaches of the Connecticut River, the opening day of turkey hunting season in Vermont, and getting lost in the deep woods while deer hunting. The essays are introspective and dramatic illustrations of the blending of the human and natural worlds; emotion is attached to both spheres and adds texture to the sketches. Readers of varied interests will be drawn to the sincerity of the author’s voice.”

Sydney Lea, founding editor of NER is Vermont Poet Laureate. His story “How in a lifetime?” appeared in NER 20.3, and his essay “Negative Capability in Kansas” appeared on NER Digital.

A North Country Life is available at Skyhorse Publishing.