From a cabin in Norwich, school principal Ken Cadow wrote a young adult novel up for a National Book Award
BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - Climb for a few minutes up a densely wooded hill behind Ken Cadow’s house in Norwich, and you’ll find a shingled cabin the size of a cozy bedroom. Inside, a faded red easy chair with threadbare arms sits alongside an ice-hut stove procured for $35 on eBay. A pair of wool clogs rests on a dingy, tan bath mat.
Cadow, 59, has spent hundreds of hours in this cabin, which he built in 1999, sans electricity or internet, in a determined pursuit: outlining, writing, and revising a book about a Vermont teen named Ian, who meets hardship with grit, humor, resilience and the unflinching companionship of a huge Irish wolfhound-mastiff mix named Gather.
“Gather” is also the name of Cadow’s newly released young adult novel, one of five finalists for the prestigious National Book Award.
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