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Signed copies of the books listed below are currently available. Quantities are limited, and we will contact you if we are unable to fill your order. A few special editions of books are available as well - it is noted if these are not autographed. 

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The Guild of the Infant Saviour: An Adopted Child's Memory Book (Machete) Cover Image
$21.95
ISBN: 9780814257913
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Published: Mad Creek Books - May 21st, 2021

Shortly before Roe v. Wade legalized abortion, adoptee Megan Culhane Galbraith was born in a Catholic charity hospital in New York City to a teenaged resident of the Guild of the Infant Saviour, a home for unwed mothers.


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ISBN: 9781736623336
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Published: Blurb - March 29th, 2021

Debut poetry collection that is heartfelt and beautiful. 


"We Were Marched Hither and Thither...": The 123rd New York in the Gettysburg Campaign

Michael Russert 

"We Were Marched Hither and Thither" is a fitting title for the 123rd NYS Vols. in the Gettysburg Campaign. The adventures during the month-long trek of the rural farm boys from Washington County, New York is related through their own words. A majority of primary sources and photographic images have not been used previously. On the road to Gettysburg, the provincial farm boys captured descriptive images of the landscape of Virginia and Pennsylvania. Most of these men had never been more than twenty miles from home. 

It is fascinating to read the different viewpoints of the marching citizen soldiers. For example, the accounts of the men of the execution of three deserters are interesting to compare, especially the contrast of the boys in the ranks to their commanding officer's commentary, Colonel Archibald McDougall, a lawyer by trade. The colorful commentary concerning local inhabitants along the line of march tend to be reflective, and amusing. 

The text of this study, in addition to portraying daily soldier life, provides analyses of several controversial events focused on July 1st. First, Slocum's Corps in the Pipe Creek Circular; second, The Howard/Slocum Affair; finally, the presence of Williams's Division on Ewell's flank, which prevented Confederate movement on Culp's Hill.

The majority of this study is an examination of the battle for the lower crest of Culp's Hill. The text is accompanied by ten maps created by Brad Gottfried. The use of the XII Corps by commander of the Army of the Potomac, as a mobile reserve unit that marched hither and thither is an important aspect of the narrative. The detailed account in which the Washington County boys constructed a stockade defensive wall is instructive, as is the skirmishing outside the wall once the lower crest was seized. The author has named this area, where a rare skirmish line monument was located, "The Shelf." The fascinating concluding chapter explores the manner in which the veterans selected their monument, considered one of the most artistic on the battlefield. 

About the author

Michael T. Russert was born and raised in Buffalo, where he was awarded a Bachelor’s of Science Degree from The State University at Buffalo. He received a Masters of Arts, Liberal Studies (MALS) in Nineteenth Century American Studies, from Empire State College. In 1972, Michael and his wife Judy relocated to Cambridge, New York, where they live in a circa 1760 farmhouse. The author taught a combination of over three decades in Buffalo and in rural Hoosick Falls. After his retirement, he was Coordinator, New York Veteran Oral History Program, traveling the Empire State with fellow interviewer, Viet Nam Veteran, Wayne Clarke. The program has accumulated over two thousand interviews that are housed in the New York Military Museum and Veterans Research Center in Saratoga Springs. Russert served as Chair of The New York State Battle Flag Preservation Program, and has published over two hundred book reviews for several publishers.


Unsung: An Overdue Tribute to Humble Heroines & 120 Years of Cambridge Girls Basketball

by Gerry Preece

At a time when so much seems to divide us, it is heartwarming to discover that a group of girls with our town’s name on their jerseys can remind us of our deep connectedness. 

The history of Cambridge girls basketball is one of the most wonderful stories in our town. It is a history full of courageous and talented people who overcame obstacles and achieved excellence. It is a hidden history too few of us know. It is quiet heroines and heroes who, for too long, have gone unrecognized, unappreciated, and unsung.

This is their song.

Our one hundred twenty years of Cambridge girls basketball is inextricably entwined with our town’s history and the role of women. It is a basketball history marked with periods of soaring success, painful defeat, bold achievement, times of trial and even outright oppression. But in the end, it is a story of heroines and heritage; it is a story of champions.

Did you know…?

  • One team scored >100 points in a game
  • Multiple teams were #1 in New York State
  • One player scored 72 points in a single game
  • Multiple players became D-1 college coaches
  • One player has a college building named after her
  • One coach was the top player at Syracuse University
  • Cambridge teams played against and beat college teams
  • One player’s name is in the National Basketball Hall of Fame
  • Our first game was played in 1901 where Silvano’s is now located
  • One coach became the Athletic Director at Division-1 Virginia Tech
  • Multiple players are now Hall-of-Famers at their colleges/universities
  • One player out-rebounded U. No. Carolina’s all-time leading rebounder


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"Sweet, romantic, and suspenseful, Manchester Christmas is an unexpected gift."
--Richard Paul Evans
#1 New Times Bestselling Author of The Christmas Box

A young writer is drawn to a small New England town in search of meaning for her life. Soon, she encounters kindness, romance, and is pulled into a mystery centered on an old, abandoned church and the death of a special girl. Are the images that only she can see in the church's stained-glass windows a warning, or is someone trying to reach her, to help heal this broken community? Manchester Christmas illustrates how God often uses the most unlikely among us to spread grace and healing in a wounded world. Full of love, hope, and forgiveness, this debut novel from an Emmy-winning writer will touch your heart and have you longing for Christmas in Manchester.

Contributor Bio:  Gray, John
John Gray is an Emmy Award-winning television journalist and columnist in upstate New York, and the author of two popular children's books, God Needed a Puppy and Keller's Heart, and the forthcoming Sweet Polly Petals. John's books have captured the hearts of readers around the world. His heart shines through his uplifting stories, teaching children that kindness is the path to happiness. John donates a generous portion of book sales to help others; he has given $30,000 to more than 50 animal shelters around the country. John is a father of three and lives in upstate New York with his wife, Courtney, and their five rescue dogs; three of which have disabilities.


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This is a fairy tale set, not in some far away mystical land but, in any town USA. The hero is a little girl named Polly who loves going to the park with her mother. One day she notices homeless people sleeping on the benches. When Polly asks her mother why they are there, her mother tells her that they are good people who have simply lost their way.

Polly offers to share her lunch with a homeless woman she has seen before. In exchange for her sweet gesture, the woman gives Polly a magic orchid that grants wishes. But there are two catches: you can't wish for anything for yourself, and with each wish the flower loses a petal. When Polly realizes the orchid has only four wishes left, she sets out to help as many people as she can.

Sweet Polly Petals will teach children the virtue of helping those who are less fortunate, and has a surprise ending kids will love.

John Gray is an Emmy Award-winning television journalist and columnist in upstate New York, and the author of two popular children's books, God Needed a Puppy and Keller's Heart, and the forthcoming Sweet Polly Petals. John's books have captured the hearts of readers around the world. His heart shines through his uplifting stories, teaching children that kindness is the path to happiness. John donates a generous portion of book sales to help others; he has given $30,000 to more than 50 animal shelters around the country. John is a father of three and lives in upstate New York with his wife, Courtney, and their five rescue dogs; three of which have disabilities.


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By John Gray, Shanna Brickell (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781640601741
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Published: Paraclete Press - February 14th, 2019

Two friends teach the world to see people by the only thing that really matters...the heart.​
 
This is the story of two special friends, a girl and a fluffy dog, who rescue each other. The girl is Raven. She’s deaf. Children at school are hesitant to play with her, as if she’ll break.


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By John Gray, Shanna Brickell (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781640601482
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Published: Paraclete Press - August 7th, 2018

Edgar the Owl and Freddy the Fox show readers of all ages how saying goodbye to a beloved animal does not mean saying goodbye forever.

A portion of proceeds will be donated to animal shelters around the country.

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When John's puppy Samuel died unexpectedly at just six months old it brought a profound sadness to their home and a sense that t


Forget the speculation of pundits and media personalities. For anyone asking "Now what?" the answer is out there. You just have to know where to look.


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Author and historian Joseph Cutshall-King has been writing about the rich history of the Greater Glens Falls region for decades. Between 1994 and 2003, he wrote his "Over My Shoulder" column for the Post Star, weaving together local history, commentary, and personal memories. Aware that some of his readers dislike history more than a root canal, the columns were written with the hope they would entertain, and maybe offer history without pain. 

In addition to his columns, Cutshall-King has written four published histories and has been a co-editor and contributing author on other publications. His radio program on local history ran for a decade on WWSC AM/WCKM FM. His first foray into fiction is the historical mystery novel, The Burning of the Piping Rock

Cutshall-King lives with his wife, Sara, and an ancient cat in Cossayuna, NY, a community located in "Upstate New York" -- a nebulous phrase for an area of over 49,000 square miles. 


Over My Shoulder 2: A Collection of Over My Shoulder and Passed Times Columns published in The Post-Star from 1994-2003; Volume 2: 1998-20 Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781697914122
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Published: Independently Published - October 15th, 2019

Here's Over My Shoulder 2 by Joseph Cutshall-King-the second collection of his columns on regional history in the Upper Hudson/Lake Champlain Region, originally published by The Post-Star, the daily newspaper of Glens Falls, New York.Over My Shoulder 2 is 203 pages long, with 117 columns' worth of history, all delivered with humor, sometimes with acid commentaries, but always with the ideal that h


Over My Shoulder 3: A Collection of
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ISBN: 9798568073475
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Published: Independently Published - November 30th, 2020

Over My Shoulder 3 by Joseph Cutshall-King is the third and last collection of his "Over My Shoulder" columns on regional history in the Upper Hudson/Lake Champlain Region.


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Stephen Lack was born in Montreal, Canada, and brought up on comic books, pulp fiction, and horror stories. He has been exhibiting his art internationally since the 1980s when he was a seminal figure in the East Village Art Scene in NYC. His work is found in major collections worldwide including the National Gallery of Australia, Chase Manhattan Bank, Rubell Family Collection, Brooklyn Museum, Senvest, and the Royal Bank of Canada. As a filmaker he has participated in the making of over ten feature films. This is his first book. 


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Signed exhibition catalogue, approximately 6" x 9".

24 pages with over 24 color plates. 

Limited number available. 


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Tales from the Mansion

Compiled by Julie Smith and Jon Katz

Fifteen stories written by residents of The Mansion, Cambridge, NY.

 


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Pre-order your copy now of Jon Katz's forthcoming book, Talking to Animals: How You Can Understand Animals and They Can Understand You, due out May 2, 2017. 

Jon will sign, and, if requested, personalize, your book. 

Eighty years ago, in 1928, author and naturalist Henry Beston issued an important call in his beloved book Outermost House humans must develop a more intuitive understanding of animals. But despite the book s continued popularity, Beston s call was never truly answered. We seem to need animals in our disconnected lives more and more, yet we understand them less and less. 

In Talking to AnimalsNew York Times bestselling author Jon Katz who left his Manhattan life behind two decades ago for life on a farm where he is surrounded by dogs, cats, sheep, horses, cows, goats, and chickens marshals his experience to offer us a deeper insight into animals and the tools needed for effectively communicating with them. 

Devoting each chapter to an animal from his life, Katz tells funny and illuminating stories about his profound experiences with them, showing us how healthy engagement with animals falls into five key areas: Food, Movement, Visualization, Language, and Instincts. Along the way, we meet Simon the donkey who arrives at Katz s farm near death and now serves as his Tai Chi partner. We meet Red the dog who started out antisocial and untrained and is now a therapy dog working with veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan. And we meet Winston, the dignified and brave rooster who was injured defending his hens from a hawk and who has better interpersonal skills than most humans. 

Thoughtful and intelligent, lively and powerful, this book will completely change the way you think about and interact with animals.

The first 1000 pre-orders will recieve a tote bag, too! 



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From the renowned social critic, energy expert, and bestselling author James Howard Kunstler, The Harrows of Spring concludes the quartet of his extraordinary World Made By Hand novels, set in an American future of economic and political collapse, where electricity, automobiles, and the familiar social structures of the "old times" are a misty memory.

In the little upstate New York town of Union Grove, springtime is a most difficult season, known as "the six weeks want," when fresh food is scarce and winter stores have dwindled. Young Daniel Earle returns from his haunting travels around what is left of the United States intent on resurrecting the town newspaper. He is also recruited by the town trustees to help revive the Hudson River trade route shut down peevishly by the local grandee, planter Stephen Bullock. Meanwhile, a menacing gang of Social Justice Warriors styling themselves as agents of the Berkshire People's Republic appear one evening camped on the outskirts of town. Their leaders are the imposing Amazonian beauty Flame Aurora Greengrass and the charismatic grifter Sylvester "Buddy" Goodfriend, progressive to a fault in their politics and determined to extract whatever tribute they can from the people of Union Grove.

Romance, politics, bunko, violence, and family tragedy swirl through the thrilling finale to Kunstler's bestselling series. The Harrows of Spring is a powerful, heart-wrenching, and satisfying conclusion to this poignant history of the future.


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Order here and you will receive an autographed copy of James Howard Kunstler's newest novel, A Safe and Happy Place. 

“In the fall of 1967, a schlemiel named Don Bessemer from Short Pump, Virginia, got me pregnant. Well, okay, I got myself pregnant with his assistance. I fell for this superficial clod one rainy October afternoon when we were the only two patrons in a hole-in-the-wall called Café Ludovico off Astor Place. . . .” 
So begins the journey into adulthood of 19-year-old Erica “Pooh” (as in Winnie the) Bollinger from Oyster Bay, Long Island. She’s a sophomore at NYU and nothing is working out there. She’s knocked up. She hates the city. The Vietnam War is making America crazy, not to mention the sit-com looniness of everyday existence on the home-front. Pooh desperately wants out. She hears about a magical place up in Vermont where you can leave all this crap behind, a commune called Sunrise Village founded by the mysterious, charismatic figure known in the hippie underground only as “Songbird.” Maybe she ought to go up there and check the situation out. . . .

James Howard Kunstler is the author of 19 books, including "The Geography of Nowhere" (Simon & Schuster), "The Long Emergency" (The Atlantic Monthly Press), "Too Much Magic" (same), and the four-volume novel series "World Made By Hand" (also The Atlantic Monthly Press). Mr. Kunstler was an editor at Rolling Stone Magazine in the 1970s. His journalism has appeared in The New York Times Sunday Magazine, The Washington Post, The Atlantic Monthly, and many other publications. He is going "off the reservation" with this experiment is self-publishing on CreateSpace.


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Order a signed copy of Jon Katz’s book, Saving Simon: How a Rescue Donkey Taught Me the Meaning the Compassion, in paperback.

Jon will sign and personalize (if requested) your book.

In this heartfelt, thoughtful, and inspiring memoir, "New York Times" bestselling author Jon Katz tells the story of his beloved rescue donkey, Simon, and the wondrous ways that animals make us wiser and kinder people. 


In the spring of 2011, Jon Katz received a phone call that would challenge every idea he ever had about mercy and compassion. An animal control officer had found a neglected donkey on a farm in upstate New York, and she hoped that Jon and his wife, Maria, would be willing to adopt him. Jon wasn t planning to add another animal to his home on Bedlam Farm, certainly not a very sick donkey. But the moment he saw the wrenching sight of Simon, he felt a powerful connection. Simon touched something very deep inside of him. Jon and Maria decided to take him in. 
Simon s recovery was far from easy. Weak and malnourished, he needed near constant care, but Jon was determined to help him heal. As Simon s health improved, Jon would feed him by hand, read to him, take him on walks, even confide in him like an old and trusted friend. Then, miraculously, as if in reciprocation, Simon began to reveal to Jon the true meaning of compassion, the ways in which it can transform our lives and inspire us to take great risks. 


This radically different perspective on kindness and empathy led Jon to a troubled border collie from Ireland in need of a home, a blind pony who had lived outside in a pasture for fifteen years, and a new farm for him and Maria. In the great tradition of heroes from Don Quixote to Shrek who faced the world in the company of their donkeys, Jon came to understand compassion and mercy in a new light, learning to open up not just to Simon, not just to animals, but to the human experience. To love, to risk, to friendship. 

 


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This is the third novel in the World Made by Hand series by James Howard Kunstler. Your copy will be signed by the author. 

Following the catastrophes of the twenty-first centurythe pandemics, the environmental disaster, the end of oil, the ensuing chaospeople are doing whatever they can to get by and pursuing a simpler and sometimes happier existence. In little Union Grove in upstate New York, the townspeople are preparing for Christmas. Without the consumerist shopping frenzy that dogged the holidays of the previous age, the season has become a time to focus on family and loved ones. It is a stormy Christmas Eve when Robert Earle s son Daniel arrives back from his two years of sojourning throughout what is left of the United States. He collapses from exhaustion and illness, but as he recovers tells the story of the break-up of the nation into three uneasy independent regions and his journey into the dark heart of the New Foxfire Republic centered in Tennesee and led by the female evangelical despot, Loving Morrow. In the background, Union Grove has been shocked by the Christmas Eve double murder by a young mother, in the throes of illness, of her husband and infant son. Town magistrate Stephen Bullock is in a hanging mood. 
"A History of the Future" is attention-grabbing and provocative, but also lyrical, tender, and comica vision of a future of America that is becoming more and more convincing and perhaps even desirable with each passing day.


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A rottweiler-shepherd mix who had been abandoned by her previous owner in the Adirondacks, where she lived in the wild for several years, Frieda was ferociously protective and barely tamed. She roared and charged at almost anyone who came near. But to Maria, Frieda was sweet and loyal, her beloved guard dog and devoted friend. And so Jon quickly realized that to win over Maria, he'd have to gain Frieda's affection as well. 

While he and Maria grew closer, Jon was having a tougher time charming Frieda to his side. Even after many days spent on Bedlam Farm, Frieda still lunged at the other animals, ran off into the woods, and would not let Jon come near her, even to hook on her leash. Yet armed with a singular determination, unlimited patience, and five hundred dollars' worth of beef jerky, Jon refused to give up on Frieda--or on his chance with Maria. 

Written with stunning emotional clarity and full of warm yet practical wisdom, "The Second-Chance Dog" is a testament to how animals can make us better people, and how it's never too late to find love. 


I was not a young man when I started photographing New York City. I started photographing NYC around 1974. I was 32 years old. I got the idea of making scenes of New York City and selling my pictures in the city streets after the invention of resin coated printing paper. With this paper I could make a print and then simply hang it up on clothes pins to dry and put my print in ready-made mat boards with the inset already cut out. I had a plan. I had a job as a messenger delivering packages all around New York. This gave me the means to go around the city looking for interesting subjects to photograph while I was delivering packages. I figured a time would come, once I had taken a certain amount of photos, when I would feel good about leaving my messenger job.

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I was not a young man when I started photographing New York City. I started photographing NYC around 1974. I was 32 years old. I got the idea of making scenes of New York City and selling my pictures in the city streets after the invention of resin coated printing paper. With this paper I could make a print and then simply hang it up on clothes pins to dry and put my print in ready-made mat boards with the inset already cut out. I had a plan. I had a job as a messenger delivering packages all around New York. This gave me the means to go around the city looking for interesting subjects to photograph while I was delivering packages. I figured a time would come, once I had taken a certain amount of photos, when I would feel good about leaving my messenger job.


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Pre-order a signed copy of Jenna Woginrich’s upcoming book, Cold Antler Farm: A Memoir of Growing Food and Celebrating Life on a Scrappy Six-Acre Homestead, due out 6/10/14. Jenna will sign and personalize (if requested) your book.

“Farm City” meets “The Omnivore’s Dilemma” in “Cold Antler Farm,” a collection of essays on raising food on a small homestead, while honoring the natural cycle of the “lost” holidays of the agricultural calendar.

Author Jenna Woginrich is mistress of her one-woman farm and is well known for her essays on the mud and mess, the beautiful and tragic, the grime and passion that accompany homesteading. In “Cold Antler Farm,” her fifth book, she draws our attention to the flow and cycle not of the calendar year, but of the ancient agricultural year: holidays, celebrations, seasonal touchstones, and astronomical events that mark sacred turning points in the seasons.
Amidst the “lost” holidays of the equinoxes, May Day, Hallowmas, and Yule, we learn the life stories of her beloved animals and crops–chicken, pig, lamb, apples, basil, tomatoes. May apple blossoms are sweet fruit for rambunctious sheep in June. And come September, the harvest draws together neighbors for cider making under the waning summer sun. The living beings she is tending fuel one another–and the community–day to day, season by season.

By examining what eating seasonally really means, the “ancient” reclaimed calendar becomes a source of wisdom. How do we set down roots and break new ground in spring? How to best nourish body and soul in the heat of deep summer? And what can we learn by simply paying more attention to weather patterns than to our social network feeds? “Cold Antler Farm” encourages us to eat and live well with respect to for the natural rhythm of the seasons. In turn we learn what it means to be truly connected, not super-networked.

Jenna Woginrich is a homesteader and the author of BarnHeartChick Days,  andMade from Scratch” She blogs at Cold Antler Farm, as well as “Mother Earth News” and “The Huffington Post.” A Pennsylvania native, she has made her home in the mountains of Tennessee, in northern Idaho, in rural Vermont, and most recently in upstate New York, where she lives with a flock of Scottish Blackface sheep, a border collie in training, chickens and geese, a hive of bees, and several amiable rabbits.


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Exploring the way our choices and relationships are shaped by the menace and beauty of the natural world, Megan Mayhew Bergman's powerful and heartwarming collection captures the surprising moments when the pull of our biology becomes evident, when love or fear collide with good sense, or when our attachment to an animal or wild place can't be denied.


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This Field Guide to Patricia Johanson's built and unbuilt projects aims to capture her thought process in the act of drawing. Each project, whether built or not, owes its inception to the series of 150+ garden designs she produced in 1969 as a result of a House & Garden commission. Her "Plant Drawings and Models" of the 70s and 80s and later design proposals reiterate concepts first developed during her late twenties. Since the mid-80s, she's successfully implemented and tested many of her early ideas. This field guide not only provides relevant background material for each of her built projects and many that remain unbuilt, but it furnishes travel tips for those eager to experience her immersive works first-hand, as they are meant to be engaged. A visit to any of her built projects can easily be combined with a visit to a nearby art attraction. 

Contemporary Museum, Baltimore Maryland

Copyright 2012

Spaid, Sue, editor

ISBN 9780970098627

$18.95