What Befalls Us

By. Elizabeth Garden I was waiting for our friends to join me on the back porch, thinking about the cover of my book. My book promotions expert, a man I’ve never met in person, had just advised to change the cover. It wasn’t engaging enough, he said. Too static. The cone-shaped hydrangeas in the garden […]

As the Car Climbed ….

By. Elizabeth Garden The more the car climbed up the winding, steep road up to West Rock Park, the more sweaty tendrils of dread spread over Gerty like a fever. All the car windows were down and a fine, distracting breeze blew in a fragrance of wild rose and mountain laurel. Disassociating herself from her […]

How could this mess possibly become something?

By. Elizabeth Garden As a little girl Ruth would stare at a confounding page of jumbled numbers on a connect the dots puzzle, scrutinizing and rotating the page, unable to see beyond the minestrone of numbers all akimbo, but intrigued that the jumble before her held a key to something more. Following the number sequence […]

Tree Of Lives

By. Elizabeth Garden Gerty double-checked the pad next to the phone. Naval Hospital, Brooklyn New York had been crossed out and underneath it Veterans Bureau Hospital 81, Kingsbridge Road, Bronx, the new facility Raymond had been transferred to in May, was written in her tidy script. “Kingsbridge 7-2130?” “Yes, Ma’am. You might also consider contacting […]

“Tree of Lives” – a Haunting Memoir

“Tree of Lives” – a Haunting Memoir By Elizabeth Garden Looking back at the little cottages, Ray the Recruiter considered the families still asleep or just waking up inside each one, their inhabitants unconsciously engaged in the act being happy — at least what he considered to be happiness. It was so simple. How could […]

Hope & Despair – A Novel

Hope & Despair – A Novel By Roman Payne A feast of sensuality, Payne’s third epic novel narrates the story of the beautiful young Nadja, and her brooding lover Nikolai, as the two come of age in a springtime garden. When their world of earthly delights fades with the dying season, the two are exiled […]

Program of Economic Reactivation for the Benefit of the People, 1980 (Bi- lingual English/Spanish)

The Program is not the work of one person. Nor solely of a political party for partisan purposes. It was the work of 200 people commissioned by the revolutionary Government of National Reconstruction to create a plan for the post-Somoza world. Bilingual English/Spanish. Set in the 1970s and 80s, the novel portrays a rich cast […]

Nicaragua Way

Set in the 1970s and 80s, the novel portrays a rich cast of characters, who move between San Francisco’s arts-activist community and Nicaragua, building support for change in the shadow of the U.S. undeclared wars in Central America. NOTES: Prices and availability may change without notice.  Please verify that the transaction is still available before […]

Tree of Lives – a Tree Sculpture

By. Elizabeth Garden Tree of Lives “Ruth tapped a tiny nail through a hole in the stem of a six-inch metal leaf, securing it to a handsome mahogany backboard. The leaf has someone’s name engraved on it, the last leaf, for now, to be affixed to her missing husband’s brass tree that dominated eighteen feet of […]

Tree of Lives – #MeToo

By. Elizabeth Garden Raymond Spang, on his knees and in shock, finally had an explanation for his situation. He was a killer. An insane killer. Obviously he was mentally ill. After all, he had a damaged brain and had been committed to an insane asylum before he escaped. But now he had no physical brain at […]