Publisher of Quality Books About New England and Upstate New York since 2006

Our Catalog

Books in the Works

Online Store

Pumpelly Press

Ebooks

The Writers' Page

Our Story

Vermont Public Radio on Fenway Fanatics

Review

Keene Sentinel Review of Fenway Fanatics

Review

Andover (MA) Townsman Review of Fenway Fanatics

Review

B & N to carry Fenway Fanatics

June 28, 2013 -- Barnes & Noble, the world's largest bookselling chain, has agreed to stock our new book "Fenway Fanatics" in its stores in the eastern US. Pick up your copy at your nearest local bookseller or ask them to order it for you.

Stratham at 300

Surry Cottage Books is working with the town of Stratham, New Hampshire, to produce a new town history that will be available at the end of 2014. We still need some volunteers to help with writing and copying photographs for this celebration of the town's 300th birthday!

 

BUY OUR BOOKS DIRECTLY

Nov. 18 -- You can now order our books online direct from us! Check out our new Online Store link above. It uses PayPal, but you can also use your credit card. Please let us know how this works!

SELF-PUBLISH WITH US

We have some slots available for self-publishers. If you have written a book you want to publish and promote yourself, get in touch with us and we will walk you through the process. Take a look at our Pumpelly Press page for details.

 

Now Available!

Don't Call Them Crazy!

300 pages, 75 photos, 52 profiles, 6 X 9 Quality Paperback, ISBN: 978-0-9883503-4-2, Distributed by Baker & Taylor and North Country Books, $19.99. Publication Date: June 1, 2013.

What is it about Boston Red Sox fans?

Rich and poor, old and young, famous and infamous, they hail from New England, of course, but also from Saskatchewan, Uzbekistan, Japan and the Ukraine. Author Greg Pearson has collected half a hundred of them who told their tales of the Bambino’s curse, Bucky Dent, Bill Buckner and that history-making championship season: 2004.

For these fans, the Red Sox are all tied up with family history, romance and the meaning of life. Obsessive? Of course. But these are true people stories, fascinating to read, people who share a common insanity.

The book chronicles the baseball obsessions of Keith Lockhart, conductor of the Boston Pops; E.J. Dionne, a columnist for the Washington Post; guitarist John Pizzarelli, Jim Calhoun, the men's basketball coach at the University of Connecticut and Linda Ruth Tosetti, the granddaughter of Babe Ruth.

Among the other fans profiled in the book are these:

trio

Kathy, Vince and Timothy Joyce of Charlestown, RI.

The devoted couple: delivery day or opening day?

On April 6, 2001, Kathy and Vince had to decide between Timothy's birthday and Opening Day at Fenway, when the two dates conficted. The decision: delivery can wait a few days.

ian

Ian Noyes makes a call to the bull pen during a Fenway visit.

The captain of Kids Nation

Ian Noyes of Wolcott, Vt. is one of 12 captains of Red Sox Kids Nation and gets to wear a red "C" on his uniform.

 

The Replica Stadium

Little Fenway Park in Essex, Vermont, a one-fourth scale Fenway Park, complete with a Green Monster, Pesky Pole, CITGO sign and retired jersey numbers hanging in right field, the brain-child of Pat O'Connor.

You can read more about all of these fans and many more in Fenway Fanatics: 50 Boston Red Sox Fans Tell Their Stories by Greg Pearson, available in book stores everywhere on June 1. Also, available on Amazon.com and the Surry Cottage Books web site.

About the author

 

Greg Pearson has spent his career in newspapers, writing and editing for the Manchester (Conn.) Herald, the Holyoke (Mass.) Transcript-Telegram and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. He grew up in Durham, Connecticut, where he found out about the Red Sox shortly after learning to read. He and his wife, Michele, live in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.


 

 

Note: Our Books Don't Require Batteries!

"It's great to have a smart, serious-minded publisher working out of the North Country. I support Surry Cottage Books." -- Ernest Hebert --New Hampshire novelist.

Follow us on Facebook

Authors:

We'll help you self-publish your book at a very reasonable price!

Dozens of happy customers! For more information: check out our new Pumpelly Press page for self-publishing help.

Surry Cottage Books is a member of

We're looking for good books to publish!

We specialize in first-time authors and encourage submissions by beginning writers. Initial consultation is free. You have nothing to lose. For more information, please visit our WRITERS' PAGE.

SURRY COTTAGE BOOKS

Box 416

GILSUM NH 03448

(603) 499-6500 (voice)

(603) 369-6414 (fax)

Publisher (at) surrycottagebooks (dot) com

If your local book store doesn't carry Surry Cottage Books, be sure to ask them to contact us.

Surry Cottage Books proudly supports the following organizations

NEW HAMPHSHIRE WRITERS PROJECT

 

NEW HAMPSHIRE PUBLIC RADIO

TOADSTOOL BOOKSHOPS IN PETERBOROUGH, KEENE AND MILFORD, NH

THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF CHESHIRE COUNTY (NH)