The Book

Todd Newman has a seemingly life-limiting learning disability. A born and bred Vermonter, he speaks differently than his neighbors. His words don’t flow, and he can be difficult to understand. These differences make him feel trapped and troubled, which makes him lash out.
After being arrested for arson, Todd’s life begins to change. He returns home to his small New England town, where his actions tear at the community, even as neighbors struggle to understand. With help, Todd becomes the kind of person he always aspired to be.
Told from the perspective of the covered bridge that spans the Battenkill River, Beyond the ‘Kill is the story of one young man struggling to overcome his personal challenges and the people that both hinder and help him. The events and townsfolk intermingle to teach a valuable life lesson you should not miss.