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Literature, New York State

Adirondack Explorations Adirondack Explorations
Nature Writings of Verplanck Colvin
Complied and Edited by Paul Schaefer
"A compilation of some of Colvin’s most descriptive writings, particularly those seminal documents which helped mold political thought and public opinion, and which contributed to the Adirondack Park and the Forest Preserve. . . . Readers will enjoy Schaefer’s selection of some relatively obscure Colvin writings."
The Conservationist
Paper $19.95    |    0-8156-0631-1    |    2000

The Art of Seeing Things The Art of Seeing Things
Essays by John Burroughs
Edited by Charlotte Zoë Walker
A collection of essays by noted naturalist John Burroughs in which he contemplates a wide array of topics including farming, religion, and conservation.
Paper $24.95    |    0-8156-0678-8    |    2001

Back There Where the Past Was Back There Where the Past Was
A Small-Town Boyhood
Charles Champlin
"Champlin does a marvelous job of re-creating the aura of life in a small town. [He] examines small town roots without being maudlin and notes that ‘there’s a difference between examining the past and retreating into it.’ "
San Francisco Chronicle
Paper $19.95    |    0-8156-0612-5    |    1999

Blueline Anthology The Blueline Anthology
Edited by Rick Henry, Anthony O. Tyler, Stephanie Coyne-DeGhett, Myra Gann, Alan Steinberg, and Alice Wolf Gilborn
"This anthology does an excellent job of showing where Blueline has been. It’s a lively, delightful and thought provoking read, highly recommended for fans of poetry, the Adirondacks, the outdoors and literary magazines."
The Sunday Gazette
Paper $29.95    |    0-8156-0770-9    |    2004

Boys Boys
Stories and a Novella

David Lloyd
"A collection of stories set in upstate New York in 1966. . . . These quiet, sometimes chilling stories remind us of childhood’s unique travails and prove Lloyd to be a writer with unique insight into that world."
Publishers Weekly
Cloth $22.95    |    0-8156-0797-0    |    2004

Paper $14.95    |    0-8156-0841-1    |    2005


Dreaming of Columbus Dreaming of Columbus
A Boyhood in the Bronx
Michael Pearson
"Pearson’s stories . . . have about them not only the cherished patina of memory but also the wry recollection that the things we remember aren’t always the way things were. . . . His language is sure and supple."
Cloth $24.95    |    0-8156-0561-7    |    1999

Forestport Breaks The Forestport Breaks
A Nineteenth-Century Conspiracy Along the Black River Canal

Michael Doyle
"Carefully researched and nimbly written, Doyle’s account of a 19th-century conspiracy to sabotage part of the Erie Canal system is a delight to read. . . . History and mystery fans will enjoy this well-told tale."
Publishers Weekly
Cloth $24.95    |    0-8156-0772-5    |    2004

Kodak Elegy Kodak Elegy
A Cold War Childhood

William Merrill Decker
"Hot rods. Rock-and-roll. Race relations. Urban decay. Suburban contentment and strain. Decker’s Kodak Elegy strides the tightrope of 1960s America with passion and skill. His remembered Rochester is tantalizingly rich with character and change."
—Alyson Hagy, author of Ghosts of Wyoming: Stories
Cloth $29.95    |    978-0-8156-0972-8    |    2012

Lucys Eggs Lucy’s Eggs: Short Stories and a Novella
Rick Henry
"This debut collection includes four short stories and a novella, all set in rural New York around the turn of the 20th century. Henry’s subjects are ordinary people; his stories shine with careful description, and the situations are fresh and original. His regional slice-of-life vignettes portray a quiet alienation beneath the confining patterns of rustic American life, an alienation transcended by Lucy, the novella’s title character...."
Cloth $22.95    |    0-8156-0850-0    |    2006

A Mountain View A Mountain View
A Memoir of Childhood Summers on Upper Saranac Lake
Lewis Spence
With charm and wit, the author evokes a bygone way of life, with its invidious social and racial stratification as well as lazy summer days of fishing, boating, and bonfires.
Cloth $26.95    |    0-8156-0728-8    |   


Over the Line Over the Line
David Lloyd
"Sharply observed, these are stories filled with scenes both mundane and shocking that capture those strange, private moments of shame, fear, pride, and creativity—moments that become the secrets we rarely tell. A memorable debut."—Booklist
Paper $19.95    |    978-0-8156-1022-9    |    2013
ebook 978-0-8156-5230-4


Poets Translate Poets Poets Translate Poets
A Hudson Review Anthology

Edited by Paula Deitz
With an Introduction by Mark Jarman
"A monument to the good taste, longevity, and value of the Hudson Review. . . . There are poems and plays here that will positively delight readers, inform them, and make them think about what it means to try to do justice to a work of genius in another language."—Brian M. Reed, author of Hart Crane: After His Lights
Cloth $39.95    |    978-0-8156-1027-4    |    2013
ebook 978-0-8156-5247-2


The River Lock
One Boy’s Life along the Mohawk

Stephen Haven
A true bildungsroman, The River Lock traces the forging of Haven’s identity from the clash of his youthful home life and the streets of his native mill town. Through memories of adolescence, Haven reveals how a growing understanding of art, culture, friendship, spirituality, family, and class melded to create a man able to live fully in two distinct worlds.
Cloth $19.95    |    978-0-8156-0928-5    |    2001

Rooted in Rock Rooted in Rock
New Adirondack Writing, 1980-2000
Edited by Jim Gould
"There is a graceful and tacit balance, an understanding of the mature and dynamic relationship between our shared rights and responsibilities; and of the poignant, bittersweet realization-sometimes spoken, other times implicit-that not all resources are infinite or even renewable-wildness, or wilderness, chief among them."
— Rick Bass, author of Winter: Notes from Montana and Platte River
Cloth $29.95    |    0-8156-0701-6    |    2001

Saratoga Reader The Saratoga Reader
Writing About an American Village, 1749-1900

Field Horne
"Long before anyone had heard of Las Vegas, Miami, Aspen, or Nassau, Saratoga Springs was America's most famous, most important, and most extravagant resort community. Using travelers' accounts and other primary sources with imagination and skill, Field Horne has not only related the impressive story of this unusual New York village, but he has demonstrated how persons interested in the history of other communities can recapture their own past."
— Kenneth T. Jackson, president, New York Historical Society
Paper $29.95    |    0-9747985-0-9    |    2004


Sharp Eyes Sharp Eyes
John Burroughs and American Nature Writing
Edited by Charlotte Zoë Walker
This book is a testament to the importance of his [Burroughs’s] work in modern literature. It will have special appeal to those interested in nature writing, American literature, and environmental and cultural history of New York State.
Cloth $49.95L    |    0-8156-2880-3    |    2000

Paper $24.95    |    0-8156-0637-0    |    2000

Shohola Falls Shohola Falls
A Novel

Michael Pearson
"Pearson is at his best when evoking the desperation and longing of teenage love, and this appealing blend of road novel, historical novel, and coming-of-age tale makes a nice addition to the many books that wrestle with the ghost of Mark Twain."
Cloth $24.95    |    0-8156-0785-7    |    2003

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