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Mothering, an Art of the Heart: Nine Moms with Forty-Three Children Share Their Reflections from the Empty Nest

In the opening essay, the authors of Mothering, an Art of the Heart, speak of wanting to share the wisdom they learned in their years of child-rearing.  However, the book also reads as a warm recognition for the work all mothers do, a comfort when it seems that no one else understands anymore.  Topics range from enjoying family life to teaching values and fostering faith.

Read ‘em like peanuts—a handful now and then, when you’re tired or discouraged.

A gift of wisdom or encouragement for mothers of all ages.

Suzanne Shady and Patricia Costigan will appear at the Local Author Book Fair at the Fairport Public Library, 1 Fairport Village Landing, on Saturday, December 7, 2013, from 2 to 4 PM.

Irish America Reawakening: the Eoin McKiernan Story, by Deirdre McKiernan Hetzler

Eoin McKiernan had an “Irish childhood” in New York State, because all the towns where he lived were filled with new Irish immigrants.  He was able to spend summers in Ireland, with his Irish grandmother, deepening his connection with the old country.  He married an Irish-American girl he had met at Gaelic school in New York City.  He taught English at SUNY Geneseo and then at St. Thomas College in St. Paul, MN.  It was his life work to rebuild the ties between Irish-Americans and the language and culture of Ireland.

Deirdre McKiernan Hetzler will appear at the Local Author Book Fair at the Fairport Public Library, 1 Fairport Village Landing, on Saturday, December 7, 2013, from 2 to 4 PM.

True Stories from a Baby Boomer, by Stephen Satterwhite

True Stories from a Baby Boomer mixes humor with the joys, sorrows, blessings and cliff-hangers of a lifetime. The author writes about what the Beatles meant to him, about his parents and his children, about the love of his life, about entrepreneurial successes and failures. He remembers his parents and grandparents, and what they meant to him. He shares experiences with drugs and alcohol, and the route he found to freedom from addiction. He shares the road that took him back to the values he had learned in childhood.

 Stephen Satterwhite will appear at the Local Author Book Fair at the Fairport Public Library, 1 Fairport Village Landing, on Saturday, December 7, 2013, from 2 to 4 PM.

Pittsford, by Audrey Maxfield Johnson and Vicki Masters Profitt

Pittsford, by Audrey Maxfield Johnson and Vicki Masters ProfittPittsford, from the Arcadia Press “Images of America” series,  features some 200 vintage photographs of Pittsford (both Town and Village) captioned in detail by Audrey Maxfield Johnson, Pittsford Town Historian, and Vicki Profitt, Perinton Historical Society Museum Director.  This is an overview, from the Earliest Residents to the Twentieth Century, showing how the early families continued to contribute to the life of Pittsford from the 1780’s through the 20th century. Of particular interest is the chapter on Commerce and Agriculture, featuring photographs of the labors and equipment on the Hopkins Farm, in operation since 1860. While methods, and some crops, have changed, some of the century-old equipment is still in use and the farm is still in the family.

Vicki Masters Profitt will appear at the Local Author Book Fair at the Fairport Public Library, 1 Fairport Village Landing, on Saturday, December 7, 2013, from 2 to 4 PM.

Shakespeare’s Amazing Traveling Adventure, by Nicoletta Barrie

Shakespeare’s Amazing Traveling Adventure is based on the true story of Shakespeare, a cat who adopted Fairport’s Nolan family. Trapped inside a moving van, poor Shakespeare was carried many miles from home—and then he found his way back.  Just as you start to ask yourself how anyone would ever know the real facts about a cat’s travels, you will learn the specific clues that led the Nolan family to discover Shakespeare’s story. Partial proceeds to Lollipop Farm.

Nicoletta Barrie will appear at the Local Author Book Fair at the Fairport Public Library, 1 Fairport Village Landing, on Saturday, December 7, 2013, from 2 to 4 PM.

Mr. Bee Man: The Story of Lorenzo Lorraine Langstroth, “Father of American Beekeeping”

Image As a child, Lorenzo Lorraine Langstroth couldn’t resist watching insects, even though his father punished him for wearing out the knees of has pants and his teacher punished him for failing to pay attention in school in order to watch a housefly, instead.

Langstroth was born in 1810.  The author and illustrator give just enough detail to set the scene without overwhelming an elementary-aged reader.

There’s lots of good information about bees here.  Readers will find much to discuss, from practical mathematics and entomology to American history and the fascination of science.

Rosalie Gabbert will appear at the Local Author Book Fair at the Fairport Public Library, 1 Fairport Village Landing, on Saturday, December 7, 2013, from 2 to 4 PM.

Love Always Wags its Tail, by Kathy Porter

ImageNot surprisingly, this charming title immediately appeared on Amazon’s bestseller list for pet essay books, as soon as it was published.  One reader speaks of dogs leaping and dancing across the pages of this book.

The author always loved dogs, even as a child.  When she watched her son creep into the dog house to find a friend after a hard day at school, she began to think about the special friendship dogs offer.  For the last 20 years, she has been a leader in Rochester’s ex-racing greyhound rescue program.  She is also the author of the HealingRescueDogs blog.  A portion of the sales of this book will be donated to the American Brittany Rescue (ABR) organization.

Kathy Porter will appear at the Local Author Book Fair at the Fairport Public Library, 1 Fairport Village Landing, on Saturday, December 7, 2013, from 2 to 4 PM.