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Cat Party Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781605712437
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Published: Shirespress - December 16th, 2014

A few years ago I was asked by my niece, who teaches first grade, in Rogersville, Tennessee, to write a children’s story and read it to her class. I was delighted at the request and more enthusiastic about the story when I saw the eager reception of the students. That is when I decided I would have the story published so that others can enjoy the antics of these beloved cats.


The Bend in the Road the Story of Lenny Burke's Farm Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781605712345
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Published: Shirespress - October 31st, 2014

In 1979, 17-year-old Lenny Burke lay in a deep coma, his brain swelling from severe trauma after a competing basketball player's rash move sent him hurtling headfirst to the floor.


The Patrol Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781605712451
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Published: Shirespress - January 12th, 2015

“Soldiers Lost in Past” screamed The Washington Post headline. “PENTAGON - Truth is stranger than fiction. Today the Pentagon revealed that a nine man patrol, reported missing while on a training mission in North Carolina on March 19, had, according to all forensic evidence available, somehow been transported back in time. This forensic evidence as described in great detail by Dr.


How to Survive the Recovery a Vermont Perspective Cover Image
By Bob Stannard, Jeff Danziger (Illustrator)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781605712321
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Published: Shirespress - September 30th, 2014

For the Dorrs, work is play. While you might be flopped on the couch Sunday, your feet elevated, relaxing, Don Dorr can be found under a tractor with wrench in hand, smile on his face, freshly mowed hay as a pillow. Flanking him on both sides is a long unbroken row of antique farm machinery. Mr. Dorr is impassioned by exotic tractors and regularly “hoss-trades” with other old tractor devotees. The emblematic green, silver and red of John Deere Case and Farmhall are readily identifiable; the unique color fusion of Norseman Cockshutt Co-op Sheppard and additional rare brands of tractors is kaleidoscopic. Don’s well-maintained red barn, acres of fertile meadow, and verdant surrounding mountains complete a postcard scene. No wonder that tourists rest by the roadside with cameras panning Dorr Farm.

This memoir recounts the details of life well-lived. Don and Pat Dorr are not celebrated performers, political icons or progeny of privilege; they are honest, vibrant country folks who worked exhaustively to make their rural corner of the world a better place. They truly are heroes of the American Dream. As much as any historical personage, Don and Pat deserve to be wrapped in red, white and blue. 

 

 


Impressions of an Observant Soldier Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781605712277
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Published: ShiresPress - August 29th, 2014

Impressions of an Observant Soldier captures the humanity of soldiers at war.


Arlington Vermont Its 250 Year History Cover Image
$39.95
ISBN: 9781605712413
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Published: ShiresPress - November 21st, 2014

In her Acknowledgements to the 1989 photographic history of Arlington, Arlington Along the Battenkill, Anne Haugsrud Webb wrote “It has been a curious circumstance in Arlington that there exists no book-length history of the town.


Cinderella, The Church and a Crazy Lady, Once Upon a Twist Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781605712062
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Published: Shires Press (Northshire Bookstore) - May 21st, 2014

Cinderella, The Church, and a Crazy Lady is one woman's powerful and life transforming journey from being shackled by some of society's greatest stereotypes, to discovering her own unique voice and story. Jenna was raised on fairy tales and religious fanaticism. They both affected her greatly as a little girl growing up in a chaotic home.