A major voice in Littleton Massachusetts

One Voice by Marjorie Harvey
In 1999, Marjorie Harvey published a collection of her “One Voice” columns from the Littleton Independent. In the last few years, she began to select new columns for a second volume, but she was too busy writing, having fresh experiences, and growing seriously old to concentrate on a second book. It took two hospitalizations and entering hospice care to focus her attention.

In the last two months of her life, although often confined to her bed, she made the final column selections, edited them, and wrote the introductory material.


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ISBN           978-1-304-26608-8
Published     August 20, 2013
Pages           252
Price            $19.95 

A new novel by John Hanson Mitchell: The Last of the Bird People

The Last of the Bird People


The Story: In 1928, Massachusetts water authorities began land takings for the construction of the Quabbin Reservoir, in the Swift River Valley. Unknown to the authorities was the fact that, subsisting in the more remote, forested tracts of the valley, there was a secretive band of mixed-race hunter-gatherers who had been there for over ten generations. Mitchell's book is the story of the exodus of this tribe and the young anthropologist who first discovers them. The novel takes the form of a legal deposition, taken at the Everglades City Court House, in 1929, concerning the fate of these people.

John Hanson Mitchell has been called "a unique, delightful, and absolutely essential voice," by the New York Times Book Review; "A Thoreauvian wanderer, an engaging writer," by the Washington Post Book World and "a natural story teller..." by the Boston Globe.

The e-book edition will be available June 20th, 2012 at Amazon and Apple i-books. The paperback edition will be available everywhere November 1. 

John Hanson Mitchell (http://johnhansonmitchell.com/) is the author of Ceremonial Time: Fifteen Thousand Years on Once Square Mile (Counterpoint) and eight other books on cultural and environmental history, the most recent of which is The Paradise of All These Parts, A Natural History of Boston (Beacon Press). He is also the creator and editor of the award-winning magazine, "Sanctuary", published by the Massachusetts Audubon Society.


Title: The Last of the Bird People

Print ISBN: 978-0-9827115-7-6

e-book ISBN: 978-1-4763928-4-4

Words: approximately 70,000

Library of Congress Control Number: 2012938511

The Hungry heart, a collection of short stories by Frances Metzman


Frances Metzman has found the secret of presenting a mood in a short story with the sparest amount of words. Her short story collection, The Hungry Heart, contains insights into behavior, empathy, suspense and the subtle psychological interplay between people. We fall in love with Metzman’s characters and forget we are reading finely crafted fiction. The author has a rare gift to draw us in and make us root for the protagonist. These short stories deal with age-old relationship dilemmas. The general thrust of these beautifully-written, creatively imagined stories is to examine both the basest and the triumphs of human emotions. Metzman’s sure hand brings us into a fully realized world leavened with humor and passion.

  • Paperback: 108 pages
  • ISBN-13: 978-0982711552
  • $14.95

From the Umberplatzen - a novel by Susan Tepper

Kitty is in her late thirties when she leaves her unhappy marriage and American homeland behind to settle abroad in Germany where she stays for a period of two years.  Here she meets the brilliantly eccentric German physicist she refers to as M.  He is passionate about many things, including the making and flying of beautiful silk kites.  The two begin a love affair.  Told in flashback, after Kitty’s return to the states, each of these interlocking flash-fiction stories weaves an element of their love relationship into a gift or item he sends her almost daily through the mail.  Pulitzer Prize-winning author Robert Olen Butler has called From the Umberplatzen “a brilliant mosaic of a novel.”     


The stories in Susan Tepper’s “From the Umberplatzen” will haunt you. They are short, sharp, and ruthless in their tender investigations of memory and loss. — Steve Almond, author of God Bless America


Susan Tepper knows extraordinary things about love, about its delicate negotiations and its quiet ravishments. She also is a master of the short short story form who has assembled forty eight stunning, small-scale stories into a brilliant mosaic of a novel. From the Umberplatzen is a dazzling artistic accomplishment. — Robert Olen Butler, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain


This is a perceptive love story. — Simon Perchik, author of Hands Collected

  • Paperback: 56 pages
  • ISBN-13: 978-0982711545
  • $12.95

Dosha, flight of the Russian Gypsies


Available November 9 2010 at a fine book store near you.

The novel follows the life of Dosha, a Gypsy in disguise. It offers unique insight into the tribal life of nomadic Gypsies, who under Stalin joined partisans fighting Nazi invaders, only to face entrapment during Khrushchev’s Thaw. By then Dosha and her talented circus horse have been drafted into the dressage team in Leningrad. Navigating political intrigue, narrowly escaping discovery by the KGB, she enters a love forbidden to Gypsy women. One goal remains uppermost in her mind – leading her
tribe and her horse to freedom in the West.

Sonia Meyer fled the Nazis with her parents when she was 2 years old to live in the woods of Germany and Poland with partisans and Gypsies. There her father taught her to throw hand grenades using a wooden darning egg. They lived in the woods, in abandoned houses, in fields, in isolated excursion inns and barns, always dodging the German and later Soviet armies who hunted them relentlessly. Shortly after the war Sonia and her family returned to Cologne Germany where she foraged for food with a band of Gypsies camped nearby.

Press Kit for Sonia Meyer.

"Pub Sheet" for interested retailers.

ISBN:   978-0-9827115-1-4
LOC Number: 2010929986

Deer and other Stories by Susan Tepper


Susan Tepper… has written a collection of short stories as quirky as her life so far... and the Deer in the title appears in the stories as a kind of leitmotif… suddenly darting into your path, to haunt the story…
— Saul Friedman, NEWSDAY (Syndicated Columnist & Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist)

The stories in DEER are terrific, many remind me of Hemingway's In Our Time: the woods, the war, the indirection... --Robert Viscusi, Astoria (American Book Award)

 $16.95 

ISBN 978-0-578-02479-0

The best of Wilderness House Literary Review - Volume 3


The Wilderness House Literary Review was formed out of the desire of a group of writers and poets to create an online journal for their works. As promised this is a print summary of the best of volume 3.

All through the year, the Little Magazines arrive. The public knows nothing about them, and you don’t usually see them in bookstores. But they are loaded with short fiction, poetry, and sometimes photography, and are often the medium in which the work of the best and most successful fiction writers first appears. …

Massachusetts-based literary magazines include Ploughshares, WHLreview, Button, Boston Review, Boston Book Review, Worcester Review, South Boston Literary Gazette, AGNI Review, Massachusetts Review, and Fulcrum. Let attention be paid. - David Mehegan

$24.99
ISBN 978-0-557-11078-0

Wilderness House Literary Review - Volume 2


All through the year, the Little Magazines arrive. The public knows nothing about them, and you don’t usually see them in bookstores. But they are loaded with short fiction, poetry, and sometimes photography, and are often the medium in which the work of the best and most successful fiction writers first appears. …

Massachusetts-based literary magazines include Ploughshares, WHLreview, Button, Boston Review, Boston Book Review, Worcester Review, South Boston Literary Gazette, AGNI Review, Massachusetts Review, and Fulcrum. Let attention be paid. - David Mehegan


$21.95
ISBN
978-0557027590

Wilderness House Literary Review - Volume 1


The Wilderness House Literary Review was formed out of the desires of a group of writers and poets to create an online journal for their works. As promised this is a print summary of the best of volume 1.

$24.95
ISBN 978-0615162652