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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. 

People of Yellowstone in the News

Posted by on Mar 28, 2014 in News | 0 comments


Photo by Steve Horan.

“People of Yellowstone” is a project that Elm Grove Press author Ruth W. Crocker is currently collaborating on with photographer Steve Horan.

Read about this intimate look into the people living in the eighth largest national park in the United States in an article by the Palm Beach Post: “Lake Worth photographer turns his back on natural wonders, his eye toward those living in Yellowstone”

Ruth W. Crocker on how to be supportive when a co-worker experiences a traumatic event

Posted by on Mar 28, 2014 in News | 0 comments

Small Business Digest is a radio program that focuses on helping small businesses work more efficiently and effectively. Ruth W. Crocker was asked to share her thoughts on the topic, “What to do if a co-worker has experienced trauma.”

Listen to Ruth on the program here:

Learn more at Small Business Digest.

Those Who Remain: Remembrance and Reunion After War

Posted by on Mar 18, 2014 in Homepage Slider, New Books | 1 comment

We are pleased to present Those Who Remain: Remembrance and Reunion After War by Ruth W. Crocker, the first memoir offering from Elm Grove Press.

View book trailer here.


A secret is revealed long after the battlefield death of a beloved and courageous army officer. His young widow, in an act of love, is inspired to climb to the treacherous north face of the Eiger in the Swiss Alps to find solace, only to discover years later that those who survived the war – his comrades devoted to keeping his memory alive – would bring the ultimate healing into her life. A compelling true story for those who seek to understand the sources of resilience and emotional transformation following heartbreaking loss and personal sacrifice showing the tenacious will of the human spirit to heal.

Those who remain is a memoir written in beautiful prose, describing in a personal way how the death of her husband in Vietnam reverberated through her life. As Ruth describes, “Losing someone in a war is not something that can be explained, but I can share the experience, my reaction, what helped and didn’t help, and how staying open to the need to understand brought me to a place where I feel whole and committed to peace – ready to hear the stories of others.”


“With thoughtfulness and grace she reconstructs…the experience of grief and how she recovered. A moving exploration of widowhood.” -Kirkus Reviews

“This powerful book charts the journey of a remarkable couple, torn apart by war and brought back together by time and devotion. It is a brave and beautifully observant account of love, loss and the ability to heal.”
-Dick Nash, Vietnam Veteran and former Platoon Leader, A Co 2/22 Infantry, 1969

“A moving illumination of a time in our history that should never be forgotten.”
-Lon D. Oakley, Jr., LTC(S) US Army Retired, A Co 2/22nd Infantry, 1969. President 22nd Infantry Regiment Society


Image (5)Ruth W. Crocker’s essays have been recognized in Best American Essays and nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She is the author of several magazine and journal articles that have been featured in The Gettysburg Review, Grace  Magazine, O-Dark-Thirty, T.A.P.S. Magazine, and The Saturday Evening Post. She writes about family, resilience, coping with the death of loved ones, the aftermath of war, life after personal tragedy, and the writing process. She has presented workshops on memoir and the writing process throughout the United States and is Writer-in-Residence at Riverlight Wellness Center.

She received her her PhD from the University of Connecticut in Nutrition and Human Development and a Master of Education and Counseling from Tufts Universtiy. In 2011 she received an MFA in Creative Writing from Bennington College. She lives in Mystic, Connecticut with her husband, artist Frederic Walperswyler. Her son, Noah Bean, is a television, film and stage actor.

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Those Who Remain: Remembrance and Reunion After War will be released on May 17, 2014 in paperback, Kindle, Nook and Kobo editions. Pre-order your copy in our bookstore and we will ship your order on April 29th so that you will have it a full two weeks ahead of the launch. Visit our bookstore to order your copy.

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