A Beautiful Valentine

Linda M. Hasselstrom and James W. Parker are pleased to announce the Valentine’s Day pre-release of their collaboration “Walking: the Changes”, a book of poetry and photography, commemorating the love story between Linda and her husband Jerry Ellerman. The book features 64 poems written by Hasselstrom, accompanied by full-color photographs by Parker, illustrating life on the western South Dakota prairie. Ann Haber Stanton, author of ”Deadwood’s Jewish Pioneers, wrote about the book:

“Linda M. Hasselstrom and James W. Parker, both South Dakotans, find stories everywhere in the prairies and hills. His photographs tell stories of forgotten places and lives through light, shadow, and color, creating love stories to the land.

Linda’s poems explore the same landscapes, finding humanity in the lands and people she knows and imagines. She can see herself walking to Decker’s Market in Lusk, Wyoming, and she recognizes that corporate-created pollution in Bhopal leads husbands to divorce wives whose babies die in their wombs, but she saves a spider instead of killing it. She watches spruce trees bow like ladies, and tastes summer in the juice of a plum. Like all writers, she battles with autocorrect on her computer.

Here are two poets: one with words, one with photographs, collaborating to show their love and understanding of western South Dakota, creating a book filled with compassion, humility, and gentle humor.”

The book is available on Amazon.com, or directly from the authors.  If you order from either Linda or James, the book will come with an autographed bookplate featuring prairie grasses. Click on either of the links below, or send a check for $37 (includes postage and handling), with your name and address,  to:

Palmer Creek Publishing,  James W. Parker, 2750 Braeburn Rd., Rochester Hills, MI 4830