|LC Classifications||PS3552.O495 I39 2003|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xiii, 225 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||225|
|LC Control Number||2003014941|
Bohjalian, a bestselling novelist, began chronicling life in that gloriously quirky little village with a wide variety of magazine essays and his newspaper column, “Idyll Banter.”/5(6). About Idyll Banter. Years ago, Chris Bohjalian and his wife traded their Brooklyn co-op for a century-old Victorian house in Lincoln, Vermont (population ). Bohjalian, a bestselling novelist, began chronicling life in that gloriously quirky little village with a wide variety of magazine essays and his newspaper column, “Idyll Banter.”. In the book's most memorable essay, which recounts the destruction of 80% of Lincoln's library books by a flash flood, Bohjalian's words beautifully capture the community's grief: "I saw dazed adults crying softly. They didn't cry that day for the roads or the bridges that had been lost. But they did cry for their books."5/5(1). Idyll Banter: Weekly Excursions to a Very Small Town Kindle Edition by Chris Bohjalian (Author)4/5(18).
In , after six years of living in Lincoln, a burg of fewer than a thousand souls near Burlington, novelist Bohjalian (The Buffalo Soldier, , etc.) was asked to write a column for the Burlington Free Press to be called “Idyll Banter.” These short rural portraits were pegged to make residents and visitors alike “smile,” which they do, with Bohjalian working the . Chris Bohjalian’s newspaper column, “Idyll Banter,” written weekly for 15 years, is a diary of both this writer’s life and how America has been transformed in the past decade and a half. It is rich with the idiosyncratic universals that come with being a parent, a child, and a spouse. The columns in this book all appeared in the Burlington Free Press between and , with the exceptions of the following longer essays which appeared in the Boston Globe between and "Now that the cows are gone"; "Losing the library"; "Why the Green Mountains turn red"; "Of memory and hope"; "Untethered in Spain, set free on Route 66"; "Talking then, Pages: Idyll Banter: Weekly Excursions to a Very Small Town eBook: Bohjalian, Chris: : Kindle Store/5(18).
Idyll Banter: Weekly Excursions to a Very Small Town (Paperback) Published May 24th by Broadway Books Paperback, pages. Chris Bohjalian is one such writer, and "Idyll Banter" is a wonderful little book that illuminates an artistic paradox: that the act of sharing what is personal and private somehow irises the experience open into deeply touching universality.I have long admired Bohjalian's work--"Water Witches" and "Midwives" are among my favorite novels--and I recommend "Idyll 5/5(5). Idyll Banter. By: Chris Bohjalian. Narrated by: Chris Bohjalian. Free with day trial This book is a collection of his columns, all of which show true insight into the Vermont that I know and love. If you want to know what it's like to live in Vermont, listen to or read to one of Chris Bohjalian's books. It's obvious he loves his subject. Idyll Banter audiobook, by Chris Bohjalian In March , while living in Brooklyn, Chris Bohjalian and his wife were cab-napped on a Saturday night and taken on a forty-five-minute joy ride in which the driver ignored all traffic lights and stop signs. Around midnight he deposited the young couple on a near-deserted street, where police 3/5.