Liar from Vermont
by Laura C. Steveson
Peggy is the third daughter in a Midwestern academic family that summers in Vermont. But in Peggy’s imagination, she lives on the hill farm across the way, with its rhythms of milking, haying, and working horses. Ten interlocking stories follow Peggy’s quest for belonging—to a family, to a time, to a place—as she witnesses the irrevocable change in a Vermont whose mountains are becoming ski areas and whose farms are giving way to villages of second homes. A poignant portrait of a girl who sees the truth she embellishes all too clearly, and who learns that no amount of skill can make her stories of the people she loves turn out the way she wants.