Good Will & Ice Cream

A can't-put-it-down treat!

“There are a lot of terrible things about working as a small-town journalist: the pay is lousy, your boss may be a son of a bitch, and some days, it seems like everyone just has a complaint about the paper. But when it’s fun, any reporter will tell you, there’s no better way to make a living. Richie has had a lot of fun over the years, and I think you’ll share his joy with this collection. Now…get reading!” – B.J. Roche

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Come share time with the Dalai Lama, filmmaker Ken Burns, the minister and his wife who rescued hundreds of refugees from the Nazis, and fiddle master David Kaynor … along with Conflict Transformation Across Cultures, classical host Robert J. Lurtsema, hardscrabble old Yankees of the documentry 'Root Hog or Die,' and kids immersing themselves in ancient dances... These and more true tales from 40 years of community journalism come alive in this lively new collection that picks off where

Inner Landscapes leaves off .

"Your book of recent Franklin County history takes its place on my personal library shelves where my kids and grandkids will find old-time tales about 'my' culture here, at this time in our creative generation’s lives. ...The stories sparked my memories of other characters, places, events that could have happened only here." - t.t.

From evoking everything from Woody Guthrie to reflections at Auschwitz,

from 'Famous Long Ago' to "Grow Gardens Everywhere,'

the true tales of Good Will & Ice Cream sing of heroes and ordinary people,

strangers and families ... all in a powerful celebration of community.

Get Good Will & Ice Cream ... and enjoy!

"Richie Davis tells stories—and for nearly forty-three years, he’s told

stories about the people and places of Franklin County. He has been

their champion." – Denny Wilkins in Inner Landscapes.

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Also available at Broadside Books - Northampton

World Eye Bookshop - Greenfield

Boswell's Books and Sawyer News - Shelburne Falls

Amherst Books * Montague Book Mill

Everyone's Books - Brattleboro, Vt.

“Instead of having wars, we should eat ice cream together.”

- Ethan Schweitzer-Gaslin

Here come our

Good Will & Ice Cream SOCIALS

Here's the scoop as we celebrate!

Super-cool outdoor book-signing events (topped with a brief reading)

Next :

August 4 2 p.m.- Special Peachy Ice Cream Social, Clarkdale Fruit Farms, Deerfield (Co-sponsored by Wagon Wheel)

Friday, Aug. 20 6:30 p.m.: Reading inside Arms Library, Shelburne Falls (Co-sponsored by Boswell's Books)

Saturday, Aug. 28 1 p.m. : Reading and ice cream social in front of Belding Memorial Library, Ashfield (Co-sponsored by Ashfield Hardware) Rain Date Sept. 4

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A scene from The Cummington Story

What they're saying ...

On "the Bill Newman Show" - WHMP radio, interview 15 July 2021

On "Afternoon Buzz" - WHMP radio, interview with Buz Eisenberg 12 July 2021 (interview starts after 30 minutes )