Cayuga Lake Books publishes Anthology of Finger Lakes Writers

Wednesday, 14 October 2015 16:46 administrator




From the Finger Lakes: A Prose Anthology, published in 2015, contains the work of some of central New York’s finest writers. Some are nationally recognized––such as Diane Ackerman, Paul West, Alison Lurie, James McConkey––many are locally well-known––Carol Kammen, Kenneth A. McClane, Gene Endres, Katharyn Howd Machan, Leslie Daniels, Brad Edmondson and others––and many are soon-to-be-discovered and will be much-admired for their eloquence, humor, and passion when readers find them in the anthology. Cover art by Mary Shelley, a wood carving "Rowing on Cayuga Lake, Early Summer Morning (2015)."

The editors have selected a wide variety of first-rate material, half fiction, half nonfiction whose authors range in age from 23 to 93. Many write about life in the Ithaca area––its varied people, its natural wonders, its quirky lifestyles––and others report on parts of the world less “centrally isolated,” including India, Sri Lanka, New York’s Lower East Side, the American Midwest.

Writers include: Diane Ackermann, Jo Ann Beard, Paul Cody, Gerard H. Cox, Leslie Daniels, Douglas Green, Brian Hall, Glynis Hart, Nino Lama, Kenneth A. McLane, James McConkey, Sonali Samarasinghe, David S. Warren, Fred A. Wilcox, Jason Brown, Alice Fulton, Ellen Hartmann, Lamar Herrin, Dian I. Hillmann, Minfong Ho, J. Robert Lennon, Beth Lordan, Kathryn Howd Machan, Jeane Mackin, Maureen McCoy, Holly Menino, Micha Perks, Stephen Poleskie, Barbara Adams, Joane Cipolla-Dennis, Franklin Crawford, Anthony Direnzo, Amber Donofrio, Brad Edmondson, Gene Endres, Mary Gilliland, Ann Grodzins Gold. Daniel Gold, David Guaspari, Ira Rabois, Jeff Stein, Paul West

From the Finger Lakes: A Prose Anthology is available at bookstores and other Ithaca shops, as well as on Amazon. Or you can order copies directly from the printer at

On November 8th at the Tompkins County Public Library, and on November 15th at Buffalo Street Books, Cayuga Lake Books will hold two book-launch readings, both from 2-5 in the afternoon. The public is cordially invited.

On these occasions, many of the authors will read from their work, answer questions from the audience, and sign books for the public. We’re confident that––with Ithaca’s enthusiasm for good writing and local authors––these will be popular community events.

- From Cayuga Lakes PR


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