Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Gifts for the reader with a passion for New England

Holiday gifts for the reader with a passion for New England:

 The Ames Manufacturing Company of Chicopee, Massachusetts

Non-fiction - A collection of articles and photos of the Civil War - era arms plant famous for the Ames Sword, as well as the first bronze statuary foundry in the United States.  Available in paperback or eBook.


 Beside the Still Waters - novel.

When the Quabbin Reservoir was created in central Massachusetts from the 1920s through 1930s, four entire towns were dismantled and the citizens were forced to leave their homes, their history and their heritage.  This is the story of those "survivors" of the Swift River Valley.  Available in paperback or eBook.

 Meet Me in Nuthatch - novel.

The poignantly comic story of a fictional town in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts which, in order to survive, adopts a plan to attract tourism by turning back the clock to 1904.  The past is not as cozy at it seems, and the future has a familiar ring to it.  Available in paperback or eBook.
 The first three novels in the "cozy" Double V Mysteries Series -

Cadmium Yellow, Blood Red

Speak Out Before You Die
and
Dismount and Murder

It is 1949, and the post-war era is a difficult adjustment to recent ex-con Elmer Vartanian, who partners with Hartford socialite, heiress, and aspiring artist Juliet Van Allen -- for their mutual survival when both are knee-deep in trouble.  Their relationship grows, and so does their knack for finding themselves in the thick of trouble.  New England in the post-World War II era is the setting for this series of mysteries.  Available in paperback or eBook.



States of Mind: New England - non-fiction.

A collection of essays from this blog on the history of New England, with some 200 photographs.  Available in paperback or eBook.

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