Author Archives: mpboutte

Calvin Cobb: Radio Woodworker

Calvin Cobb: Radio Woodworker is a new novel by Roy Underhill (yes, THAT Roy Underhill) and published by Lost Arts Press. I was really looking forward to this novel…I’ve loved everything I’ve purchased from Christopher Schwarz and LAP and expected … Continue reading

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A Handmade Life

A Handmade Life: In Search of Simplicity┬áby Wm. S. Coperthwaite is a book I will reread many times. In it, Mr. Coperthwaite describes the life I would like to live. One that has space for relationships and nature, for thought … Continue reading

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The Reading Promise

In March 2010 I read a New York Times article about a father/daugther pair who began reading together daily in what they termed The Streak, ultimately concluding their Streak on the day the daughter went to college ending at day … Continue reading

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Big Bend: A Homesteader’s Story

My family and I recently spent a few days at Big Bend National Park. While there, I picked up┬áBig Bend: A Homesteader’s Story in the book store at the Panther Junction visitor’s center. Truthfully, I didn’t know anything about the … Continue reading

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Welcome

Welcome to The Dust Jacket. In this blog I’ll be sharing my reviews and recommendations about books I enjoy. I won’t bother to post things about books I didn’t like. There isn’t any point in it and I feel like … Continue reading

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