This is a collection of brief, informal essays about life in a New Hampshire hamlet in the present day and as the author remembers it from his boyhood. The book is written sophisticated crackerbarrel style, its author extolling the down-to-earth virtues of life while remaining just as courant as if he had the N.Y. Times flown up morning. He writes about the deceptive nostalgia for the country store, country the honored tradition of the town meeting, and a host of local he has known, including his own forebears. He has a number of commits about this of hunters attracted to his part of the world and the fads to which are subjected by summer residents and upstarts from Connecticut and . The book provides a fairly rounded picture of Mr. Tolman's way of life but it probably real better as seasonal pieces in the back of The Atlantic Monthly.