Books for sale at ADK’s online auction

Sunday, November 24, 2013

If you want to buy someone a holiday gift and help a worthwhile nonprofit at the same time, check out the books for sale on the Adirondack Mountain…

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Author takes a day off

Monday, June 10, 2013

After several days of rain, we had some beautiful sunshine on Sunday. We spent the day climbing in Keene Valley with Michael Virtanen, author of  the novels The River’s…

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Praise for ‘The River’s Tale’

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Virginia Hunt, who lives in Nevada but grew up in upstate New York, sent us a nice note after reading The River’s Tale. She called Mike Virtanen’s book “a…

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Not your typical author’s photo

Saturday, May 25, 2013

At the end of The River’s Tale, you will find a black-and-white version of this photo. It’s the author, Michael Virtanen, on the third pitch of Old Route on…

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Mike Virtanen’s account of Hudson canoe trip

Sunday, May 19, 2013

By Phil Brown As I mentioned in my last post, Mike Virtanen and I took a canoe trip down the upper Hudson last week with officials from the…

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Revisiting the locale of ‘The River’s Tale’

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

By Phil Brown Yesterday, Mike Virtanen and I accompanied the state’s chief environmental official down a stretch of the upper Hudson River recently acquired by the state. It…

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