Please join author William Schubart and me for a reading at the marvelous Book & Leaf Bookstore, 10 Park St., in Brandon, Vt.  Bill will read from his novel Lila & Theron, and I will read from On Brassard's Farm.  Though set more than six decades apart in time, both novels offer insights into the unique magic of life in rural Vermont.  For more information, call the Book & Leaf at (802) 465-8424, or e-mail at bookandleafvermont@gmail.com.  See you there!

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.

Bookshelf photo of Daniel Hecht's books by Stella Hovis.  For permission to use the cover images displayed on this site, I would like to thank Blackstone Publishing, Bloomsbury, Viking/Penguin, Signet/New American Library, Macmillan, Crown/Random House, Simon & Schuster UK./Pan, Blackstone Audio Books, Uitgeverij Luitingh-Sijthoff, Plaza y Janes Editores, Kustannusosakeyhtio Otava, Uitgave van Concentra Uitgeversmaatschappij, Circulo de Lectores, Editora Rocco Ltda., Wilhelm Goldmann Verlag, Arnoldo Mondator Editores, G.K. Hall & Co., Presses de la Cite.

Daniel Hecht

Can a man think like a woman?


Reader comments about On Brassard's Farm pose some fascinating questions.  Please visit my blog at www.danielhechtblog.com to offer your perpsective!

For more about On Brassard's Farm,  click here.

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

​Reviews for On Brassard's Farm

Reading at Book and Leaf, Thursday, Sept. 27!

​​"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)

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) 

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