14 new guidebooks to New England
At some level, New England is hopelessly old-fashioned. No media hucksters are rushing to film “The Real Housewives of Harpswell, Maine.’’ The multiplexes aren’t screening “The Salem Witch Project.’’ And the National Geographic Channel isn’t banging down doors to produce “Vermont State Troopers.’’ We New Englanders remain a literate lot and, much of the time, we think, read, and write about New England. The icy clutches of winter give us a fine excuse to curl up with a good book. Here are 14 candidates for the armchair that were published in the last year.