We have books signed by author Lorraine Duvall for sale on our website and hope to have her live in the store when we are back to regular hours.
ICE PALACE AUTHOR CAPERTON TISSOT BOOK SIGNING
AT THE VILLAGE MERCANTILE DURING WINTER CARNIVAL
Sat., February 1 from noon to 2 PM at the Village Mercantile
Caperton has had a diverse career life in health care, pottery, environmental politics, and cultural commentary. Her life in the Adirondacks has been a healthy combination of active outdoor exploration, creative writing, poetry, and historical documentation.
Among her diverse collection of novels, memoirs, and local histories, Caperton has engaged audiences with her history of Saranac Lake’s Ice Palace, with proceeds directly benefitting the Saranac Lake’s Winter Carnival Ice Palace fund. Her 54-page booklet features 45 black-and-white historic and contemporary photos of Winter Carnival’s crown jewel.
Caperton’s novel “On Thin Ice: The Life and Times of a North Woods Caretaker” follows injured ski champion Tuck Rising’s return to his hometown where he finds work as a Great Camp caretaker more challenging than the racecourse obstacles he encountered on the slopes.
Her memoir, “Kicking Leaves” shares her story of a woman born to wealth and privilege, who rejected the upper-class values of her parents. Readers follow her adventures from a Dutch castle to a trailer park, meet an array of historical figures and relive the author’s near brushes with death.
In “History Between the Lines, Women’s Lives and Saranac Lake Customs,” Caperton traces Saranac Lake’s spirit of goodwill from mid-nineteenth century to the present through sixteen individual women’s stories complete with a full set of portrait photographs taken by professional photographer Mark Kurtz plus thirty personal and archived photos to round out the text. Her history gleaned praise from North Country Public Radio’s Adirondack Bureau Chief Brian Mann who writes, “…Caperton Tissot’s oral history teases out the threads that make up that tapestry, weaving the personal stories of some very unique women with fascinating bits of historical context.”