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Another Time, Another Place

Robert Lowell once remarked that fellow poet Elizabeth Bishop did a convincing job of impersonating an ordinary woman. In these twelve short stories, a diverse group of women—"ordinary" to the casual observer—who came of age in the mid-20th century reflect on bittersweet lives that were far from commonplace. (Click on title for excerpt.)

Willa Cather

The life and work of Willa Cather, one of America’s leading writers of the early 20th century, are examined in this book aimed at young adult readers.
Originally published in hardcover by Simon & Schuster, it is now available in a Back-in-Print paperback edition from (Click on title for excerpt.)

“An insightful biography.”

                    —School Library Journal

Earthkeepers: Observers and Protectors of Nature

Earth’s natural history from ancient times to the present comes alive through the life stories of more than 100 naturalists and environmentalists. Fully illustrated; appendices include plant and animal classifications, the geological ages of earth, a glossary, and an extensive bibliography. An ideal introduction to the history of conservation and nature study for readers of all ages. (Click on title for excerpt.)

"An extraordinarily fine collective biography. . . . Highly recommended."

                                                                                                         —The Book Report