JANE BROX’S NEW BOOK: SILENCE

SILENCE BY JANE BROX

Jane Brox has written, elegiacally, of growing up on her family’s Massachusetts apple farm in “Here and Nowhere Else,” “Five Thousand Days Like This One,” and “Clearing the Land.” Her non-fiction book on the evolution of artificial light is the aptly-named “Brilliant.” Her newest work—fitting for Lent—is called “Silence: A Social History of One of […]

RUNNING FOR THE HILLS: AUTHOR HORATIO CLARE

RUNNING FOR THE HILLS HORATIO CLARE

I just finished an extraordinary memoir, Running for the Hills: Growing Up on my Mother’s Sheep Farm in Wales by Horatio Clare. Like many people I know, Clare grew up with a gloriously eccentric (sometimes bordering on scary) parent (the father left soon after the mother, Horatio, and his younger brother moved to a very […]