Facing retirement, an empty nest, and growing older, Kathryn Bonnez seeks inspiration and renewal in southern Vermont, a special place from her past. A Lone Star in the Green Mountains traces the author's love affair with Vermont as she discovers its intriguing history, towns, and people. In the best tradition of memoir and travel writing, exploration of place parallels that of self. Life in the quiet beauty of Vermont's landscape allows this native Texan to regain trust in the expression of her own individuality. Her rich accounts of this experience touch on a common yearning within us all for that place where we feel most at home, one that nourishes the soul and offers us respite in a turbulent world.