New England is a region of landmarks, many of the oldest kind: stones and trees – or what author Howard Mansfield calls the bones of the earth. In his new book “The Bones of the Earth,” Mansfield uses these landmarks to explore the loss of cultural memory in our region. Mansfield says that by asking questions about the past, we can reinvent our view of the future.
Howard Mansfield lives in Hancock, New Hampshire, and talks with VPR’s Neal Charnoff.
“The Bones of the Earth” is published by Shoemaker and Hoard. Mansfield will be appearing at Bear Pond Books in Montpelier on Tuesday evening at 7.