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About the Author
Table of ContentsSheds. Bauhan Publishing, 2016
Dwelling in Possibility: Searching for the Soul of Shelter. Bauhan Publishing, 2013
Turn and Jump: How Time and Place Fell Apart. Down East, 2010.
The Bones of the Earth. Shoemaker and Hoard, 2004.
The Same Ax, Twice: Restoration and Renewal in a Throwaway Age. University Press of New England, 2000.
What People are Saying About This
“A wonderful book. An insightful but droll glimpse inside the life of one New England town. Bringing us the small events and encounters with neighbors and townspeople, Howard goes straight to the heart of the inscrutable nature of small-town life, of New England life. We are left with no choice but to love this book.”
“Howard Mansfield truly understands New Hampshire, and he’s clearly at home here. He has a journalist’s instinct for digging up a good story, an historian’s deep knowledge of his subject, an old soul’s insights into life and a poet’s gift for turning a phrase. Howard can be hysterically funny, philosophical and eruditeall in one paragraph. His writing is a joy to read.”
“Howard Mansfield’s vision for the small town is integrated with his prose, which is at turns funny, sad and beautiful, but always smart. This is a great book if all you’re looking for is a learning experience, but it’s also extremely entertaining, full of arcane knowledge (how to wind a giant clock), insight into small town life, and fabulous profiles of Mansfield’s friends, neighbors, sometimes adversaries, and even a celebrity hog. My favorite essay is ‘The People in the Photo,’ which has an emotional and lyrical quality rare among essayists and which I feel is destined to be a classic of American nonfiction writing of our time period. It’s as if Walt Whitman had come out of the grave in the persona of Howard Mansfield for one more epic. I highly recommend this ‘small book’ full of big ideas.”
“Whenever Howard Mansfield writes about the world around him, whether it be small-town New England, or what compels us to preserve the artifacts of our lives, or the mystery of Time, I pay attention. When I finish a Howard Mansfield story or book I look upon a world changed. His curiosity propels every sentence he writes, no more so than in Summer Over Autumn.”