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Amy Belding Brown

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Amy Belding Brown, a graduate of Bates College, received her Master of Fine Arts degree in January 2002, from Vermont College of Norwich University, where she worked closely with Bret Lott and Victoria Redel. After living and working in central Massachusetts for nearly twenty years, she returned to her native Vermont in 2011, where she continues to write poetry and fiction. She is the author of Flight of the Sparrow, an historical fiction novel set in the 1600's in New England and published by NAL/Penguin, and of Mr. Emerson’s Wife, published by St. Martin’s Press in 2005 and now available in paperback Her publication credits include Yankee, Good Housekeeping, American Way, The Worcester Review and other national, international, and regiona ...more

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Amy Belding Brown After I wrote Mr. Emerson's Wife, I became interested in exploring the world of the New England Puritans, because I wanted to learn more about what th…moreAfter I wrote Mr. Emerson's Wife, I became interested in exploring the world of the New England Puritans, because I wanted to learn more about what the Transcendentalists and others were reacting to. I happened on a copy of Mary Rowlandson's captivity narrative in a gift shop at the Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, Massachusetts, and it immediately intrigued me. I soon widened my reading and became absorbed in the drama of King Philip's War. It was a remarkable time that's not covered in many American history texts. That led me to the story of the "Praying Indians" and the remarkable Nimuc man, James Printer. I was also fascinated with how Mary might have negotiated her re-entry into English colonial society after her captivity.(less)
Amy Belding Brown I haven't had to deal too often with writer's block. Over the years, my problem has usually been trying to squeeze enough writing time into my day. Ho…moreI haven't had to deal too often with writer's block. Over the years, my problem has usually been trying to squeeze enough writing time into my day. However, I have had a few bouts with writer's block and the only thing that works for me is to step away from the writing for awhile and "prime the pump" with reading really good books. Eventually I'm able to get back in touch with the creative, playful energy that prompted me to write in the first place. But it takes some time. (less)
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Feasting and Fasting in Puritan New England

thanksgivingThe familiar story of the First Thanksgiving in Plymouth Colony was created in the 19th century and the myth is so charming we cling to it even though we know it’s a distortion of the historical facts. While the New England colonists occasionally celebrated days of thanksgiving, fast days were more common.


These days, we often think of fasting – if we think of it at all – as a way of shedding pound

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“How strange that venturing away from accepted wisdom was the very path by which she found herself”
Amy Belding Brown, Flight of the Sparrow

“Our soul, as bird, escapéd is out of the fowler’s snare: the snare asunder broken is; and we delivered are. —Psalm 124, Verse 7
The Bay Psalm Book,* 1640”
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“Love was not something that fell on a person out of a clear sky, but a warm affection that slowly grew from years of sharing life’s toils.”
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“We first crush people to the earth, and then claim the right of trampling on them forever, because they are prostrate.”
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