​Reviews for On Brassard's Farm

Book launch party, April 12!

Hecht's smooth prose is punctuated with keen observations of both humanity and the natural world. [On Brassard's Farm] is a beautifully written homage to a vanishing way of life and a moving story of love and connection.

           -- Library Journal (starred review) 

Bear Pond Books and The North Branch Cafe hosted a capacity crowd for the book launch party in Montpelier, Vermont, on April 12.  Thanks to Bear Pond, North Branch, and to all the good citizens of Central Vermont who came to share this fine evening.

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Daniel Hecht's story made me fall in love . . . In times of darkness, a story like this gives light, and strength, and hope.

          -- Laurie R. King, New York Times bestselling author of

             The Beekeeper's Apprentice and 25 other novels.

A wondrous, unique love story . . . There is backbreaking labor, beauty, tragedy, and joy in this story of starting life again.
            -- Publishers Weekly

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  • Congratulationsto James McNamara on the premiere of his marvelous film, A Natural History of VermontThe videography is breathtaking, James' love of our planet and state is obvious in every frame, and the soundtrack is perfect. Trailer: https://vimeo.com/241322797




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​​"Former musician Daniel Hecht has brought a welcome artistry to his new field . . .  He is a writer for those who demand texture, intriguing information, and a provocative thesis along with their thrills."     -  Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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