cover image The Man Who Owned Vermont

The Man Who Owned Vermont

Bret Lott, Niven. Washington Square Press, $5.95 (0pp) ISBN 978-0-671-64587-8

After his wife, Paige, miscarries their first baby, Rick Wheeler blames himself and stops talking to her. This is an affecting debut with strong regional pungency. ""Snaring the reader in the very first sentence with the narrator's distinctive, totally credible voice, Lott has written a gripping novel about ordinary people that rings true with an uncommon resonance,'' noted PW. (May)