Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Three New Books by Carol Purington

The family of Carol Purington is very happy to announce three new books by Carol. As many of you know, Carol passed away on December 8, 2020, with family by her side in the room where she lived on Woodslawn Farm in Colrain, Massachusetts. 

Carol had several projects near completion and in late November 2020 she asked her family to finish and share her unpublished books. Carol had completed the writing and order of poetry and covers had been designed. Her family completed the formatting and proofreading and added photographs. We think Carol would be pleased with these books.

As a tribute to Carol, we present:

Emerald Flash - A collection of tanka - 129 poems in 15 sequences. Paperback, 91 pages, black & white illustration, 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”.

A Drift of Birdsong - A collection of 394 haiku with a beautiful cover designed by Frances Kidder. Carol worked on this book for many years as a collection of haiku to be illustrated by black and white photographs of birds. As she selected poems and pictures, the direction of the book changed and became Farm Song, which Carol released in mid-2020. Several of Carol's friends suggested that the original Birdsong should be completed as a collection of haiku without the family emphasis. Family photos were removed, the order of some haiku changed to better reflect the seasons, and color photographs of birds were added. Paperback, 171 pages, color photographs, 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”.

In His Presence - a collection of 27 of Carol’s poems - Psalms, Hymns, Christmas Carols, and Spiritual Songs. Paperback, 41 pages, no illustrations or photographs, 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”.

If you are interested in ordering any of the books, see information below.

Prices include shipping/postage costs.
Emerald Flash - $16
A Drift of Birdsong - $16
In His Presence - $8
Farm Song - $28

Nancy Purington

Checks payable to
Nancy Purington
PO Box 2233
Palm City, FL 34991