Deborah Luskin, a Vermont Humanities Council visiting scholar, freelance journalist and regular commentator for Vermont Public Radio, will present her first novel, Into the Wilderness, at Misty Valley Books, on the Green in Chester, on Sunday, March 14, at 4 p.m.
Luskin's novel is set in 1964, when Rose Mayer buries her second husband and wonders what she's going to do with the rest of her life. Reluctantly, she visits her son at his summer place in Vermont, where there are neither sidewalks, Democrats nor other Jews. There is, however, the Marlboro Music Festival. It's there that she meets Percy Mendell, a born-and-bred Vermonter who has never married, never voted for a Democrat and never left the state.
Luskin tells this tender romance between appealing 64-year-olds with humor, wit and compassion. For more information, call 875-3400 or visit www.mvbooks.com.