Join us for a reading and booksigning with Nessa Flax, author of the new book Voices in the Hills. This event is a wonderful opportunity to explore Vermont's culture and values. As Bernie Sanders put it, "Any reader...will understand more about Vermont-who lives here, and what our values are, and why we love our state-after spending
some time with Nessa’s writing."
Nessa Flax, author of Voices in the Hills, though born a ‘flatlander’ has fully immersed herself in life in the North Country. She lives, loves, breathes and writes about it, in fact, she has become one of the locals. Nessa’s column, ‘Rambling Reflections’ has run for over 10 years in the local paper Journal Opinion, pithily capturing the essence of her surroundings. Her book compiles her greatest columns, somehow touching that magical place where it is easy to imagine ones-self sharing her amazing experiences.
Bernie Sanders sums it up perfectly, “Nessa Flax shows us, teaches us, how much we can understand if we only take the time to pay attention to the world we inhabit. Whether it is the changing colors of fall, or the dedication to work of an older Vermonter in ways that seem wondrous to us now, she focuses her attention on the events in the life going on around us.”
Nessa Flax has been a freelance journalist since 1993. Her features and book reviews have appeared in a variety of publications. She began writing for the Journal Opinion in 1994 and launched her “Rambling Reflections” weekly column the next year. Initially attending Riverside City College and SUNY at Stony Brook, she received her degree from Dartmouth College with the first graduating class of women in 1976. Her professional career has taken her from a secretarial desk to selling motorcycles, into a sixteen-year teaching career that included establishing and coaching the only varsity fencing program in Vermont and New Hampshire public high schools. From her home in Ryegate Corner, Vermont, Nessa writes, provides management consulting services for small businesses, and communes with the forest.