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 Anniversary

by Amy Gutman
Laura Seton’s former boyfriend was put to death after being linked to the murder of 100 young women. Now a chilling note is left at her door that may have come from her dead lover.

Melville: His World and Work

by Andrew Delbanco
Author Andrew Delbanco researched this latest biography of Herman Mellville at Arrowhead, Melvilles in Pittsfield, MA – the home of Herman Mellville from 1850 – 1863. This book traces Melville’s growth from bawdy storyteller through the spiritual preoccupations building up to “Moby-Dick,” and the profound disillusionment of later works as he charts a life that left little evidence in its wake.

Equivocal Death

by Amy Gutman
Catapulting readers into a world of deception, legal maneuvering, and murder, Gutman’s acclaimed debut is now in paperback. Just when Kate Paine is on the fast track at the nation’s most powerful law firm, a murder sends her world spiraling out of control.

Canyon Ranch Cooks

by Barry Correia and Scott Uehlein
More Than 200 Delicious, Innovative Recipes from America’s Leading Health Resort For more than 20 years, the chefs and staff nutritionists at Canyon Ranch have created tantalizing recipes that nourish both the body and the soul.

The Last Fine Time

by Verlyn Klinkenborg
By turns, an elegy, a celebration, and a social history, The Last Fine Time is a tour de force of lyrical style. Verlyn Klinkenborg chronicles the life of a family-owned restaurant in Buffalo, New York.