Born and bred in Georgia, former NFL tackle, outdoorsman, and gifted storyteller Paul Fersen has a unique perspective on life in rural Vermont, with 28 years of experience exploring this challenging New England landscape. Collected here are the columns Fersen crafted for Stratton magazine over a 15-year period of rapid change in American life. In humorous, engaging prose, Fersen incorporates thoughtful social commentary in essays that address everything from adventures in childrearing and running a dairy farm to being lost on the Information Superhighway. Some of these tales are laugh-out-loud funny, while the rush of recognition in others will catch you by surprise. This is a book perfect for anyone who loves dogs, kids, hunting, fishing, the South, football, farming, or Vermont. Lyons Press, 196 pages, paperback.
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A Peach Tree in an Apple Orchard,
January 4, 2011
"As a fairly new resident of Georgia and with a daughter who has lived in Vermont for 15 + years, I feel akin to this book. Paul Ferson is a very fine story teller. I have never laughed so hard while reading a book in my life. I also shed a tear or two. The stories about his youth in Georgia remind me of some of my youth in Maryland. I feel, Paul is a friend and hope I can meet him on one of my trips to Vermont and Manchester. I highly recommend A Peach Tree in an Apple Orchard for delightful and very funny reading."
"People on the plane stared at me as I laughed out loud. There are no better tales to remind us of what it is to be human, than tales of the transplanted family. A great testament to laughing at ourselves, and appreciating family and the patience with which they accept us for what we are - most of the time."