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Castle Freeman to read at Putney library

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PUTNEY—Vermont author Castle Freeman Jr. will read his work at Putney Public Library, 55 Main St., on Thursday, May 16 at 7 p.m.

Freeman will read from his most recently published novel, The Devil in the Valley (2016), and from a series of short essays he wrote for The Old Farmers Almanac.

Freeman, born in Texas, was raised and educated in Chicago, New York, and Philadelphia. He came to southeastern Vermont with his wife, Alice, on a whim and is still here 45 years later.

He is the author of eight novels, more than 80 short stories, two story collections, one full-length work of Vermont history, and more than 100 essays, historical articles, op-ed pieces, news articles, and other nonfiction, most of it related in some way to the life of the state and its people.

He will also answer audience questions and sign books that people bring to this free event. No books will be sold.

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Originally published in The Commons issue #510 (Wednesday, May 15, 2019). This story appeared on page B3.

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