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The Frog Run: Words and Wildness in the Vermont Woods
by John Elder
The North Woods tradition of making maple syrup serves as an illuminating backdrop for John Elder’s reflections on nature, literature, playfulness, and fatherhood, as he builds a sugaring house with his sons.
Paperback, 160 pages
Published December 12th 2001 by Milkweed Editions
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A beautiful set of essays by and a wonderful portrait of John Elder, one of my best professors at Middlebury. This is a true, direct, and poignant glimpse into the myriad qualities John Elder brings to his classroom, his life, and the world. It made me long to be in class with him again, to write essays for him again, and spend more long evenings at his home talking about Wordsworth, traditional music, and ways to live a fulfilling life. Whether you know John personally, or are just interested i ...more