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Laurie Alberts,
Author, Teacher & Vermont Resident

L Alberts Laurie Alberts was raised in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. She received a B.A. from Hampshire College and an M.F.A. in Fiction from the Iowa Writer's Workshop. Her books include the novels Lost Daughters, The Price of Land in Shelby, and Tempting Fate, which received a Michener Award. She has also published a story collection, Good Night Silky Sullivan. Her short fiction has won the Katherine Anne Porter Prize and the Pirate's Alley Faulkner Society Prize, among others. Laurie has taught at Hampshire College, the University of New Mexico, Vermont College, and as an exchange teacher in Russia. Laurie lives in Southern Vermont with her family.

The Price of
Land in Shelby

Laurie Alberts
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Shelby, Vermont is torn between stasis and change, a contemporary New England town "where time was revealed not by geology, but by tumbling stone walls" and, increasingly, by the division of family farms into "executive lots" where rich flatlanders build expensive homes.

Against this backdrop, the 30-year saga of the Chartrain family is played out in a novel both searing in its portrayal of the realities behind the picture postcard view and incisive in its truths about the indomitability of the human spirit.

Lost Daughters
Lost Daughters
Laurie Alberts
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For 20 years, Allie Heller, first met in Laurie Alberts' novel Tempting Fate, has been haunted by the memory of her daughter, Lila, given up for adoption at birth. "Your absence is the center of my life," she begins, in an account of her life she intends to share in an imagined reunion with her grown child. Allie's troubled history, a fractured tale which she prepares for Lila, "to convince you that I couldn't help my long-ago defection," alternates with chapters about Lila, who was raised in a peripatetic military family.

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