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The Anarchist Bastard
The Anarchist Bastard (March 2011)
Growing Up Italian in America
Joanna Clapps Herman - Author

FINALIST – 2011 ForeWord Book of the Year in the Autobiography/Memoir Category

A tribute to the Italian American family and its trying bonds of love.

“I was born in 1944, but raised in the twelfth century.” With that, Joanna Clapps Herman neatly describes the two worlds she inhabited while growing up as the child of Italian American immigrants in Waterbury, Connectic...(Read More)
 
 
The Journal of Ann McMath
The Journal of Ann McMath (January 2011)
An Orphan in a New York Parsonage in the 1850s
Ann McMath - Author
C. Stewart Doty - Edited and with an introduction by

An account of an ordinary young woman coming of age in the Burned-Over District of Western New York during the Second Great Awakening.

In 1851, fourteen-year-old orphan Ann McMath (1834–1873) was sent to live with her uncle and his family in their parsonage in Horseheads, New York. Lonely and full of self-doubt, anxious to establish female friendships in a new place, and questing for intellectual and moral ...(Read More)
 
 
Tales from the Sausage Factory
Tales from the Sausage Factory (September 2010)
Making Laws in New York State
Daniel L. Feldman - Author
Gerald Benjamin - Author

A former state legislator and a political scientist team up to show how New York’s legislature was once the nation’s model professional legislature, and how it might recover from its present level of dysfunction.

“Laws are like sausages,” Otto von Bismarck is said to have remarked. “It is better not to see them being made.” Even among sausage factories, New York State’...(Read More)
 
 
Down from Troy
Down from Troy (August 2010)
A Doctor Comes of Age
Richard Selzer - Author
Peter Josyph - Afterword

A beautifully crafted memoir by one of America’s finest storytellers.

In this beloved classic, Richard Selzer recounts his childhood in Troy, New York, during the Great Depression. No easy town to come of age in, Troy in the 1930s was a city long past its prime, “full of whores and TB,” and as the son of a general practitioner, Selzer had occasion to view both up close. In the midst of this g...(Read More)
 
 
River of Words
River of Words (August 2010)
Portraits of Hudson Valley Writers
Nina Shengold - Author
Jennifer May - Photographer
Dennis Stock - Foreword by

SILVER MEDALIST - 2011 Independent Publisher Book Awards in U.S. North-East - Best Regional Non-Fiction Category.

Seventy-six writers reflect on the literary life, the craft of writing, and the beauty of the Hudson Valley.


For centuries, writers have drawn inspiration from the Hudson River and its surroundings. John Burroughs, James Fenimore Cooper, Washington Irving, ...(Read More)
 
 
Roman Candle
Roman Candle (August 2010)
The Life of Bobby Darin
David Evanier - Author

A multilayered portrait of this brash, gifted artist, whose restless voice and spirit seem as alive today as ever.

“Compelling and revealing … Roman Candle gives us the many lives of one of the great entertainers of all time, whose flame was extinguished way too soon.” — Kevin Spacey

A performer who rivaled Sinatra, Bobby Darin rose from dire poverty to...(Read More)
 
 
Bungalow Kid
Bungalow Kid (July 2010)
A Catskill Mountain Summer
Philip Ratzer - Author

Both humorous and poignant, Bungalow Kid recalls what it was like to spend a summer in the Catskills at the height of the region’s “glory days.”

The year is 1958. Philip, a twelve-year-old kid from the Bronx, is getting ready for his family’s annual trip upstate, where he’ll spend the summer in a bungalow colony in the tiny village of Loch Sheldrake, a faraway fairyland of ...(Read More)

 
 
Truckin' with Sam
Truckin' with Sam (June 2010)
A Father and Son, The Mick and The Dyl, Rockin' and Rollin', On the Road
Lee Gutkind - Author
Sam Gutkind - With

A father and son travel across North America in a pickup truck—talking, laughing, fighting, and bonding.

After years of thinking he’d never have kids, Lee Gutkind became a father at forty-seven and, following his divorce, soon found himself taking over more and more of the primary care responsibilities for his son, Sam. As one of a growing number of “old new dads” (recent studies have sh...(Read More)
 
 
In the Hamptons Too
In the Hamptons Too (May 2010)
Further Encounters with Farmers, Fishermen, Artists, Billionaires, and Celebrities
Dan Rattiner - Author
Alec Baldwin - Foreword by

Tales of the sometimes rich, sometimes famous, but always quirky residents of one of America’s best-known summer colonies, as told by the editor and publisher of Dan’s Papers, the area’s free weekly newspaper.

As the editor and publisher of Dan’s Papers, the area’s popular free newspaper, Dan Rattiner has been living in and covering the Hamptons for over fifty years, and has watche...(Read More)
 
 
The Smoking Horse
The Smoking Horse (March 2010)
A Memoir in Pieces
Stephen Spotte - Author

With an ear for life’s fractured melodies, marine biologist Stephen Spotte recounts his lifelong study of literature and the sea and his search for the mythical place where reason and revelation intersect.

In The Smoking Horse, marine biologist Stephen Spotte recounts his youth from the mid-1950s through the turbulent 1960s. After growing up in a coal camp in southern West Virginia, he was expelled f...(Read More)
 
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