Glenn Reed: Searching for the Wild Asparagus

Book launch celebration presented with Onion River Press
Tuesday, April 16, 2024 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
2 Center St
Suite 1
Rutland, VT 05701

Phoenix Books Rutland is thrilled to present an evening with Vermont author Glenn Reed to celebrate the release of his latest book, Searching for the Wild Asparagus: 23 (or 22) Acres in Newbury, Vermont.  Searching for the Wild Asparagus is a from-the-heart homage to his parents' former home and acreage in a small, Vermont town-a place to which he was intimately tied for 48 years of his life. Its collection of essays and mostly original photos tell a story of how a place and all associated with it, over time, helped shape who the author is as a person. And how those experiences are both unique to each of us as well as universal.

What ties your soul to a specific place, such as 23 (or 22) acres of land? Is it events that happened there-both joyful and tragic? Or is it also simply being in the moment in the place? Say just breathing in the smell of ripening corn on an August day. Or watching your dog run full-speed across a field neatly rowed with newly-cut hay. Maybe a quiet conversation with your mother when out for a walk in the early spring while listening to a chorus of peepers in a nearby swamp-a conversation about things one might be searching for in life.


DATE:  Tuesday, April 16th, 6:30 pm

LOCATION:  Phoenix Books Rutland, 2 Center Street, downtown Rutland

ADMISSION:  This event is free and open to all.  Advance registration is helpful, but not required.  Please register below.

BOOKS: Signed copies of Searching for the Wild Asparagus  will be available at the event. Can't make it to the event but still want to purchase a signed, personalized copy? Please call our Rutland store at 802-855-8078 to place your order. Copies will be available after the event on April 16th. If you ordered a book for store pick up, we will contact you as soon as it's ready. If you ordered a book with shipping, please allow an additional 7-10 days for delivery.