More than 80 essays on irresistible Catskills topics by renowned writer Bill Birns. Originally published as a column in the Margaretville, NY paper The Catskill Mountain News.
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A Catskill Catalog
About the Book
Love the Catskills? So too does the writer of these essays, a catalog of Catskill Mountain people, places, stories and events. History? Sure, plenty of it, with an extensive index to aid researchers and genealogists. But A Catskill Catalog is 84 separate explorations of Catskill life and culture across many generations of mountain life.
Together, these essays form a mosaic that tells the story of a region, one that has long played a prominent role in the American imagination.
About the Author
Bill Birns has lived and worked in the Catskills for fifty years. He taught a couple generations of Catskill Mountain kids, both at Margaretville Central School and Onteora High School. A graduate of Union College, Bill holds a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Linguistics from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. His 1986 dissertation was a study of the dialect of the Catskills. He and his wife Gayla share three grown sons and three grandchildren.
7 x 10 inches