Tatelbaum, Linda (1947 - )

Genre: General Fiction, Non-Fiction

Linda Tatelbaum, born on February 28, 1947 in Rochester, New York, now lives in Burkettville (Appleton), Maine in a solar-powered house. She received a B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from Cornell University. Before moving to Maine in 1977, she lived in New Hampshire and Appalachia. Tatelbaum is Professor Emerita at Colby College in Waterville, retiring in 2007. Tatelbaum founded About Time Press in 1996 to publish her first book.

Selected Bibliography

  • Carrying Water as a Way of Life: A Homesteader's History (1997), which has been widely reviewed and acclaimed
  • Writer on the Rocks: Moving the Impossible (1999) combines writing and actual rock-moving as its twinned themes.
  • Yes and No, was published in 2003.
  • Woman Who Speaks Tree: Confessions of a Tree Hugger, was published in 2008.

Selected Resources

  • For more on Tatelbaum, including excerpts from her books, more reviews, and NPR interviews, visit her website at Colby College
  • My Not-So-Simple Resume at Utne Reader, excerpted from Carrying Water as a Way of Life.
  • Yes! magazine offers an interesting and extensive review.
  • You can read more about her gardening venture (with her husband), which they call Gardening Mutual, in Letter from Appleton.