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From city dweller to Vermonter: Mud Season’s Ellen Stimson on love, humor and Good Grief

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After a family vacation to Vermont, Ellen Stimson and her family did what most of us only dream about – they packed up their lives and moved to the mountains, fantasizing about small town life, green trees and chicken coops. They certainly got the trees and the chicken coops, but they weren’t quite as prepared for the bears, massive snowstorms and the general disaster of buying a quaint country store. Luckily for the rest of us, Stimson describes all of these events and more in her two hilarious memoirs about small town life, Mud Season and Good Grief. Mud Season, released in 2013, is a fish-out-of-water tale describing what it’s actually like to move to a rural town in the…

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