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Waterbury flood stories raise $15,000 for local flood victims

March 26, 2012

We’re very happy to announce that after less than a month in bookstores – both in Vermont and online – When the River Rose has sold more than 750 copies and raised nearly $15,000 for Tropical Storm Irene flood relief in Waterbury, VT. Our goal is to sell at least 1,250 copies to raise a total of $25,000.

Please join us and purchase a copy today at a Vermont independent bookstore or online through our secure store or at

All proceeds from When the River Rose benefit ReBuild Waterbury, a nonprofit program whose mission is to help those in the Waterbury area who need assistance rebuilding after the flood.

The team that donated its time to the creation of this book includes New York Times bestselling author and journalist David Goodman, who served as editor and wrote the introduction. Gordon Miller, photographer for the Waterbury Record as well as clients such as Ben & Jerry’s, Green Mountain Coffee, and the University of Vermont, donated the photos he took during and after the flood. Veteran book designer Peter Holm of Sterling Hill Productions designed the book. Librarian Nancy Daigle of Thatcher Brook Primary School in Waterbury helped coordinate the contributions of the community’s children. And Duncan McDougall and Matt Bushlow of CLiF coordinated the project and served as publishers.

National Life Insurance Group of Montpelier, VT generously donated their in-house printing services.

When the River Rose is currently available in more than 20 independent bookstores across Vermont, including Bridgeside Books of Waterbury, Bear Pond Books of Montpelier, Next Chapter Bookstore of Barre, Everyone’s Books of Brattleboro, and many more. We thank them for their incredible support. You can find a complete list at

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