The leaves are turning, the pumpkins are ripening, and the days are growing shorter and with the turning of the seasons we release the new issue of our quarterly journal!

The autumn edition of The Wayfarer is now available in print and in e-edition. Read it on issuu.com for free or download it onto your favorite device and read it later. (Issuu.com even has an app on the new iOS.) What better way to dive into autumn than with our special double issue tribute to our home region of New England! A link to the e-edition is below or visit our bookstore to buy a print copy to enjoy.

The feature poet of the issue is Gunilla Norris, award-winning author of numerous titles including Becoming Bread and Sheltered in the Heart. The feature artist is Connecticut artist and Macmillan Book Designer Ashley Halsey.

Our staff pieces touch on the ecology and history of the region with Intimacy with Place by Jamie K. Reaser, Emerson: A Champion of Creativity by J.K. McDowellNature, Spirituality and Paradox in New England Transcendentalism by Theodore Richards and, from the editor, we have The Pilgrimage Home: Finding the Sacred Ordinary by L.M. Browning.

In this issue we feature the poetry of Reggie Marra, Amy Nawrocki, John Grey, Danny Haley, Cristina J. Baptista, Diana Woodcock, David K. Leff, and Kathleen M. Quinlan. We also feature the essays: The Last Hermit in New England by Eric D. Lehman, Autumn Leaves by Jamie K. Reaser, It’s Complicated: Living the Simple Life in Rural New England by Gail Collins-Ranadive, and The Lake by Shannon Viola.

And we debut a new feature this season with our Independent Books, Independent Minds, in which we spotlight independent bookstores. The first store we visit is Essex Books in Ivoryton, Connecticut.

Finally, in the Book Spotlight we have Saving the Farm: A Story of Time, Place, and Redemption by James T. Powers.