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People of Yellowstone Book Project

Posted by on Nov 18, 2016 in Uncategorized, Yellowstone National Park | 0 comments

The People of Yellowstone project takes you behind the scenes to meet eighty-five extraordinary people, with beautiful photographs and personal stories about how they found their way to Yellowstone and what they do there. You will meet the legendary John Craighead, one of the first scientists to track and understand the life of grizzly bears; Suzanne Lewis, the first woman to be superintendent of Yellowstone; Grant Bulltail, tribal elder; Doug Smith, who facilitated the reintroduction of the grey wolves;  along with wranglers, park rangers, rescue dog trainers, animal trackers, and many more. Yellowstone is able to remain a wild and wonderful natural treasure because of these fascinating, energetic and courageous people. There are many wonderful activities planned to accompany this book. Please visit the People of Yellowstone website to see how you can support this project.

It’s here! A Boy’s Life in the Baby Boom: True Tales From Small Town America

Posted by on Oct 28, 2016 in Homepage Slider | 0 comments

“A joyful return tot he simple pleasures of growing up in the pre-digital age. This memoir is a stroll through the youthful struggles, foibles and triumphs of the baby boom generation…Jim’s story conjures images of a 1960s Huck Finn supplanted to that special place we call our home town.” David McNellis


People of Yellowstone

Posted by on Feb 24, 2017 in Homepage Slider | 0 comments

People of YellowstoneYellowstone National Park is a national treasure recognized throughout the world. This beautiful book features eighty-seven portraits and real-life stories of people who maintain its wildness, capture it in photographs, lead expeditions, collect scientific data, wrangle horses for trail rides, document seismic activity, study wildlife, rescue stranded hikers and climbers, and much more. If you’ve always wanted to work in Yellowstone – you will love these stories and photographs.


The Baby Boom!

Posted by on Oct 28, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

We are pleased to announce the publication of A Boy’s Life in the Baby Boom: True Tales from Small Town America, a memoir  by James Herbert Smith. A return to the simple pleasures of growing up in the 1950s, set in a charming upstate New York village. For ordering information, please write to:


Forty Sons and Daughters Finding Father Within

Posted by on Mar 15, 2016 in Homepage Slider, New Books | 0 comments

 $18.95 plus $3.99 shipping & handling.
A perfect gift for fathers, sons and daughters.



How did my father influence who I am? Here are forty answers to this universal and searching question discovered by mining the recollections of sons and daughters from every imaginable background.

Brief essays about each father and memories of the child-parent relationship are accompanied by archival photographs.

Readers will follow these extraordinary people in the quest we all have to know more of the male parent who brought us into the world.



“As a writer, editor and teacher of memoir, I am stunned by the way this book, in snippets of merely 350 words, reveals the stories that matter most: the intimacies and struggles of family. Pay attention, literary world: The memoir has been reinvented.”
-Lary Bloom, author of The Writer Within, Letters From Nuremberg, 13 Days, and Lary Bloom’s Connecticut Notebook.

“Fathers, we all had them, love them or hate them or both. This is a lovely compendium of the man who shaped each of us that may well teach some valuable lessons in life.”
-Morley Safer, CBS News Correspondent and 60 Minutes cast member. Author of Flashbacks: On Returning to Vietnam.

“Far more than forty fathers, this book offers an infinity of portraits! On each reading the fathers and their children change shape. The lens seems always to be at a fresh angle, differently illuminating the two joined figures struggling to separate in the shifting mansions of memory. This is a profound and luminous source of enrichment in our journeys to  understand ourselves.”
-David Hays, with his son Daniel, co-authored My Old Man and the Sea, the ultimate father-son adventure through the world’s most fabled waters in a little boat named The Sparrow.


Jess Maghan, author and editor, recently retired as professor of criminal justice at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He continues to advise governments and police departments around the world on illicit trafficking, hate crimes and terrorism.


Sam Lindberg, photographer, has had a long career as a professional photographer and has collaborated with Irving Penn and other distinguished artists.

Visit our bookstore to order your copy.

For Father’s Day!

Posted by on Feb 29, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Elm Grove Press is proud to present its newest title: Forty Sons and Daughters: Finding Father Within. A stunning collection of true life stories about how forty sons and daughters came to understand their father’s role in their lives. Available soon for pre-order – just in time for Father’s Day!

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Elm Grove Press Publishes Author’s 17th Book!

Posted by on Feb 24, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

We are pleased to announce the release of Rudy Favretti’s seventeenth book! As Rudy describes in his preface, this is the first historical work for which he has been present since the time of its inception in 1966. The book describes the founding of the trust to conserve and preserve natural and historic resources in the town of Mansfield, Connecticut. It is available by writing to: Joshua’s Tract Conservation and Historic Trust, PO Box 4, Mansfield Center, CT 06250. FullSizeRender

Author Receives Silver Medal for Memoir

Posted by on Oct 19, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Elm Grove Press author Ruth W. Crocker has received the Silver Medal for Excellence in Memoir from the Military Writers Society of America. Her book, Those Who Remain: Remembrance and Reunion After War, was described by Kirkus Reviews as a, “moving exploration of widowhood.”

Those Who Remain wins 2015 Benjamin Franklin Book Award

Posted by on Apr 23, 2015 in memoir | 0 comments




Ruth accepting award in Austin, Texas at IBPA

Ruth accepting award in Austin, Texas at IBPA

Author Ruth W. Crocker attended the award ceremony in Austin, Texas, where she received the Silver Award for her memoir, Those Who Remain: Remembrance and Reunion After War. Ruth will be interviewed on WATD-FM “Veteran’s Voice” radio along with Carlos Arredondo by host, Gregg Brasso on April 30, 2015.

On May 1, 2015 at 8:00pm she will read from her work at the OUT OF BLUE GALLERY, Dire Literary Series, 541 Mass. Ave., Cambridge, Mass.

Veteran’s Summit

Posted by on Mar 3, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Author Ruth W. Crocker will give the keynote address at the third annual Veteran’s summit at Lyndon State College in Vermont on March 14, 2015. She will also present a workshop for writers and sign copies of her book, Those Who Remain: Remembrance and Reunion After War.