April 25, 2017

Local author releases new novel

House of Wonder

Observer staff report
Williston author Sarah Healy will celebrate the release of her new novel next week.
A book launch is set for Sept. 4 at 7 p.m. at Phoenix Books in Burlington.
“House of Wonder,” Healy’s second novel, follows devoted mother and career woman Jenna Parson’s return to the neighborhood and family she sought to distance herself from.
“With keen insight and rare emotional truth, Sarah Healy hits every mark with ‘House of Wonder,’” best-selling author Augusten Burroughs wrote in a review. “It’s funny, sad, hopeful and heartbreaking and filled with characters that stick with you and make you care. If you’ve ever known an outsider or an oddball—or been one—this is a novel for you.”
Healey is also the author of “Can I Get an Amen?”


  1. youngvt says:

    I am writing in response to Mr. Hoxworth’s article on transportation costs for the poor in Vermont. I would like to suggest further research on this topic before we simply just give another handout or tax credit. The poor, may, have a higher disproportionate burden on their transportation costs than the wealthier residents of Vermont; however, they also have a lower disproportionate burden on taxes and housing. Pick your evil.
    We can simply just give every poor Vermonter an energy efficient car, gas card, free tuition, renter’s rebate, etc.…but the only way out of poverty is through the combination of education, hard work, and discipline. Education and degrees are not handed out or purchased; a person has to EARN them. This seems to be the only way out of poverty—sorry, there are no shortcuts.
    If we continue this trend of enabling, our entire state will be a welfare state.

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