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The View from Mary's Farm

New Book is Available to Ship

October 7, 2015

Announcing – The NEW book is in.

As Simple As That, the new book, is now available to ship. Order by going to www.edieclark.com. See the left side of the main page – Quick Links, To order -- All of Edie’s other titles are listed as well and available to order.

This new collection celebrates twenty-five years of writing in Yankee magazine. This series of linked essays cover topics that range from prayer ice to shooting the remains of the dearly departed from a cannon to finding a snapping turtle laying eggs in her garden. You’ll also find such diverse subjects as root cellars, haying, frozen pipes, runaway dogs, white nights, wood heat, fruitcake weather, the art of Christmas cards and many more. As Simple As That runs the gamut of life in the country and what it is to live in small-town New England. More than 100 essays, some never before published, crowd this book with a great rural adventure, sometimes funny, sometimes poignant but always enjoyable.

Edie will be doing readings and appearing at area bookstores. See the list of Appearances on the main page.

Enjoy the day!

Selected Works

Articles
In 1992, the Bishop of Worcester condemned St. Joseph's Catholic Church and ordered it closed. The parishioners refused to leave, sleeping on cots and on the hard pews. For thirteen months this was their life. In July of 1993, they were removed by the police. In many ways this was the blossoming of their faith. Originally published in Yankee Magazine in November 1993.
Growing up, nothing I could do seemed to please my mother and nothing she said made sense to me. But when my mother, on the threshold of death, came to live with me, I found what seemed to have been lost forever. Originally published in Yankee Magazine, May 1995
(The follow-up article to Miracle at St. Joseph's.) The Bishop turned to them and said, "Your prayers have been answered, the hard hearts have softened." Originally published in Yankee Magazine, December 1996
A reflection on the power of cooking and friendship and the concept of family. Originally published in Yankee Magazine, November/December 2007
Memorial Day, Harrisville, New Hampshire 1995. Originally published in Yankee Magazine, May 1996
My Articles
Libraries occupy a special place in the heart of a town. Evening events at the library give a strong sense of community and make it seem like a great place to live. And in the wake of the online revolution small town libraries have found a way to not only survive but to be indispensable.
In December 2008 an epic ice storm left virtually the entire state of New Hampshire without power. The residual effects of that storm paralyzed the Monadnock Region almost through Christmas. A first person account.
In 1994, sixteen-year-old Billy Best was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Disease. After several treatments, he ran away to avoid chemotherapy. What happened after that may have been a miracle.
Roxanne Quimby once lived primitively in the Maine woods. Today she owns 90,000 acres of those woods, and her goal is to create a national park to preserve the landscape forever. So why do so many people wish she'd just go away?
Multi-million dollar border stations are rising along our line between US and Canada. What was once the "friendliest border" has become deadly serious.
Renowned short story writer, Andre Dubus, reflects on the accident that cost him his legs.
A trip to Poland discovers a beloved family friend
An elegy for the master of the short story.
Fall comes to The County
Thousands seek healing from this innocent, comatose child.
A complete listing of articles published since 1978
Fiction
An encounter with a sick fox brings a young woman to the heart of her grief