Tales of an Upstate New York Bottle Miner  

Have you ever considered seeking adventure in an abandoned dump? Did you know that old bottles have a story to tell? If so, you will appreciate the eccentric charm of Tales of an Upstate New York Bottle Miner. Discover how one generation's trash may become valuable Americana. Vintage bottles, pontils, brass belt buckles, clay pipes, Indian Heads, bisque dolls, and pill tins are just a few of the treasures unearthed. Join an eclectic group of characters as they traipse hill and dale of Melrose, Babcock Lake and Hoosick Falls, New York, in search of collectibles and memorabilia to trade with fellow miners and sell at flea markets.

Paperback: 28 pages, 
Publisher: Beachfront Press 2010, Language: English, 
ISBN - 978-0-9827764-4-5; Melrose
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The Dog Men

Ten-year-old Wyatt and eleven-year-old Hannah uncover the dark world of illegal dog fights when they trespass at a Vermont farm and peep through a barn window. And when crochety old lester Cranshaw's dog, Paddy, turns up missing, there is no holding him back from investigating the situation and the kids join in. In the dead of night after the trio are captured and held hostage at the Inglis farm, Wyatt will need all of his wits and courage to escape In order to save the lives of his Friends. THE DOG MEN draws the reader into a tempest of animal abuse, lawlessness, and kidnapping within the confines of small-town happenings. A Chilling plot and a peerless relationship between kids, adults and pets. 

Paperback: 84 pages 
Publisher: PublishAmerica (October 12, 2008) 
Language: English 
ISBN-10: 1606720856 
ISBN-13: 978-1606720851 

Pat’s Collectibles 

In the short stories, "The Crazy Jug", "The Pink Victorian Lady", "Frogs", "Gnomes", "Hikers and Bottle Miners", "The Conjurer", and "The Rescue", Gert Carver and Nina Westacott meet an eclectic variety of characters as they trade-off collectibles and old bottles at flea markets and solve gentle mysteries involving neighbors, relatives, past students, farmers and hicks in and around the upstate New York community of Indian Falls. Gert and Nina are likeable protagonists, and Patricia Crandall has revealed a life unknown to most city dwellers.

The following is a quote from a past review in the New York Times Sunday Review of books: "In the wake of 9/11 (and the terror attacks that have followed; e.g. Aurora, Boston and others too numerous to mention), Americans seem to crave the reassurance of straightforward tales about good people trying to live good lives, who believe in love and friendship, work and honor and charity, the prosaic but immense forces that dignify most of our lives." Beachfront Press publisher, Peter David Orr, says, "Author, Patricia Crandall, has whipped up some real, down-home cooking, brimming with friendship, and served with three sides of simple adventure." Join additional down-to-earth folk in their pursuits for justice and happiness: Clive Mason in The Willowbrook Inn, Julie Keel in The Wedding Reception, Federal Agent Tony Barlow in The Bogus Man, Lew Golden in Not Suitable Viewing for Children, Hattie Perkins, a.k.a. Tia Gale in Love Interlude and, Maya Bull in A Catty Arrangement. All things considered, you are guaranteed a good read. 


I Passed This Way is a second printing of a book of published poetry descriptive of the four seasons. It takes you through a winter wonderland, a spring rebirth, summer fantasies and the vivid colors of autumn.

The dedication is a poem to Babcock Lake, a special place in the Grafton Mountains to live and visit.

I Passed This Way, a book of poetry
Paperback: 46 pages, 
Publisher: Telstar Publishing, Language: English, 
ISBN - 1-878142-02-X
Patricia Crandall
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