Palo Alto Books
From time to time we see manuscripts which don’t fall within our normal publishing range of maritime books, yet are so well-crafted we feel they should be published. In 2001 we established a special imprint, Palo Alto Books, to bring you quality books — both fiction and non-fiction — of a non-maritime nature.
In 2004 Gerald Reminick’s Our Pond described the charm, beauty and fascination of St. John’s Pond in a year-long diary of thoughts, photographs and poems. Two years later he wrote a diary of the changes that had occurred since then. Once again the author describes, with care and feeling, the happenings at St. John’s Pond. And, once again, this is more than just a book or diary, it is a touchstone of peace and serenity; the type of book that’s best read day by day, allowing you to pause and reflect on the Joy of life and the beauty of nature.
RETURN TO OUR POND
Another Year in the Life of St. John’s Pond
- by Gerald Reminick.
- ISBN 978-1-889901-58-9
- Soft cover, 160 pp., 150+ photos.
- Price: $20.00
Ishmael’s Son is a terrorist thriller set in today’s tense Middle East/West confrontations. Take a decent man caught between two causes, a sinister assassin, a chilling plot, the U.S. Navy, double, double crosses and a jumbo jet chasing an exocet missile — this book will hold your interest from start to finish.
A chilling look at what can happen when the response to state sponsored terrorism spins out of control. Frightfully plausible.
The Warrior Elite
Two causes and an assassin's deadly gambit in a ruthless game for a checkmate of international magnitude.
- by Nelson Adrian Blish.
- Soft cover, 288 pp.
- ISBN 1-889901-29-6
- Price: $19.95
Deep Six tells the story of Tondelayo Du Bois, a “burnt sugar” Cherokee growing up in Marin City, just across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco, yet a world away from it. Tondelayo and her lifelong friend, Barbara Nadine, find satisfying careers in the Navy and rise to become officers. But when Barbara Nadine is found dead, Tondelayo is forced to jeopardize the career she loves as she takes on the Navy to prove Barbara Nadine was murdered. Deep Six is a classic crime novel — body found in a room locked from the inside, no indication of violence or foul play — with an ending that will make you gasp.
DEEP SIX, A Novel of Life, Death, Deception and Betrayal
by Donna Dean.
- Soft cover, 224 pp,
- ISBN 1-889901-19-9
- Price: $14.95
- Deep Six was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize!
Our Pond is a wonderful journal of observation, thought and poetry that calms the spirit and nourishes the soul. Numerous photographs depict the passage of the seasons at St. John’s Pond in Long Island, New York, reminding us of things often forgotten in the pace of modern life — the peace of early morning, flowers opening to the sun, birds and wild creatures in the cycle of life ...
A Year in the Life of St. John’s Pond
by Gerald Reminick.
- Soft cover, 160 pp, 180 photos.
- ISBN 1-889901-5-0
- Price: $20
Fort Ross is a story of passion and murder in Old California. An Indian arrives in Sonoma pleading for help. The commandment of the fort has been murdered. Marshal Hogan goes out to investigate. The suspense mounts as he uncovers an intrigue of greed, love, lust and revenge involving a beautiful Russian woman, her gallant lover, and a renegade fur trader that builds to a stunning climax.
by Mark West.
- Soft cover, 192 pp,, 14 illus.
- ISBN 1-889901-09-1
- Price: $14.95