Local Authors

The Berkshires have been home to many famous authors. This section highlights the many writers who call the Berkshires home.

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The Seven Last Words from the Cross

by Fleming Rutledge
Heralded by congregations and peers alike as one of today's most compelling and powerful Christian voices, Mrs. Rutledge is also a best-selling author whose previous collections of sermons have touched readers deeply.

A Year with Emerson: A Daybook

by Ralph Waldo Emerson, illustrated by Barry Mosher
In this delightful display of his genius, the daily almanac entries take us to the heart of his ideas and philosophy.

The Rural Life

by Verlyn Klinkenborg and Deborah Baker
Now in its fourth printing, the hardcover edition of The Rural Life was a NEBA bestseller and a Book Sense 76 pick.

The Boy Scouts of Berkshire

by Walter P. Eaton
Originally published in 1912, The Boy Scouts of Berkshire was the first in a popular series of scouting adventure tales written by Berkshire author Walter Prichard Eaton. The Troy Book Makers is pleased to publish this facsimile edition.

Twenty Days with Julian & Little Bunny

by Nathaniel Hawthorne
In July of 1851, Nathaniel Hawthorne's wife and daughters took a trip to visit relatives. How Hawthorne and his five-year-old son Julian managed in their absence is the subject of this tender and funny excerpt from Hawthorne's notebooks.

If Only You Knew How Much I Smell You

by Roy Blount, Jr.
A delight for dog lovers and, until dogs learn to talk, the best way to remember that the "inner dog" is probably much like the outer one, this winning collection teams up dog portraits and humorous verse to offer an honest, original, and hilarious portrayal of what dogs really "think."

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