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Amy Belding Brown

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Amy Belding Brown is the bestselling USA Today author of EMILY'S HOUSE, FLIGHT OF THE SPARROW and MR. EMERSON’S WIFE. A Vermonter and history nerd, she was infused at an early age with a New England outlook and values. She loves stone walls, sugar maples and old cemeteries, and her favorite hobby is nature photography. She’s never happier than when she’s reading a stack of 19th century letters or exploring old church records. She has taught composition and creative writing to college students and life-story writing to senior citizens, made quilts, raised four children, been a tour guide at Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House Museum in Concord, Massachusetts, taught pre-school, made cloth dolls, created wall hangings on a hand loom, baked home ...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

“He said that God always weeps when men and women are cruel—to each other, to animals. To the earth itself. He said that Christ’s kingdom will only come when we learn to be deeply kind. He told me to remember that while we draw breath, there will always be some way we can show kindness.”
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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“The most regretful people on earth are those who felt the call to creative work, who felt their own creative power restive and uprising, and gave to it neither power nor time.”
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“Ten times a day something happens to me like this - some strengthening throb of amazement - some good sweet empathic ping and swell. This is the first, the wildest and the wisest thing I know: that the soul exists and is built entirely out of attentiveness.”
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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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“comfort the afflicted, and afflict the comfortable”
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