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Author Presentation: Gary Meffe
September 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Wizard of Odd
Join us at Northshire when Vermont writer Gary Meffe presents his new novel, The Wizard of Odd.
Welcome to Oddertown, Vermont, population 700, more or less. Tucked into the remote Northeast Kingdom, and filled with a collection of quirky characters, “Odd” epitomizes the traditional and independent ways of a small New England village. Experience the rich tapestry of life and characters that constitute this microcosm of what makes Vermont—and any genuine small town—a special and memorable place. With a diverse population ranging from hard right conservatives to far left earth muffins, but all guided by mutual tolerance, respect, and love of community, the town unites around the solid and historic structure that defines life here: the Odderton Country store, now in its 137th year.
But Kate Langford, the new, 6th-generation owner, is facing a serious and impending problem that threatens to shut down the store—and village life as they know it—in less than a year. With support from retired and widowed professor Jim Watson and a devoted citizenry, Kate struggles to save the epicenter and lifeblood of Oddertown, despite major obstacles thrown in her path. Through comedy, tragedy, resilience, despair, surprises, and love of place, and inspired by real challenges that face real Vermont towns, The Wizard of Odd captures the essence of what comprises a good and authentic community truly worth fighting for.
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