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The Woman Who Saved An Island By Jane Fishman
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As more and more coastline is lost to rapacious commercialization and outrageous governmental taxes, we have someone like Sandy West, now 101 years old, who put her family fortune into keeping... More > Ossabaw Island wild and free of development when many wanted to buy it to build resorts and gated communities. Read about her fights with the state of Georgia to preserve this pristine barrier island, some 15 miles from Savannah, Georgia. Learn how her parents, moneyed people from Grosse Pointe, Michigan, bought the island in 1924. See why Sandy decided to share it with artists, writers, musicians, philosophers and, yes, astronomers. Enjoy all this through the observations of a writer who over the years has become Sandy’s friend and advocate. Jane Fishman has had full access to the humor, perspicacity and integrity of Sandy West and to the beauty of the island. The color version of “The Woman Who Saved an Island” includes 50 breath-taking photographs and encaustic renderings by artists Betsy Cain and Carmela Aliffi.< Less
The Dirt On Jane By Jane Fishman
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“The Dirt On Jane” is Jane Fishman’s anti-memoir. It’s a tale of aging, a style of gardening, a rage at having to wear two pairs of glasses to read a map in the car.... More > It’s a meditation in maintaining a sense of humor when visiting her mother in the assisted living facility and hearing someone ask, “When did you move in?” It’s a prayer for patience when her mother says, “All I want for Mother’s Day is for you to polish your nails with some Iced Mocha I bought on sale.” It’s a look at a life that is haphazard, loopy, fun and always in need of straightening. As a judge in the Savannah Garden Exposition once said of her ten-foot-by-twelve-foot faux garden entry: “Delightful! Shows one doesn't have to spend a lot of money to enjoy gardening. Lacks cohesiveness.” For twenty years Jane Fishman has written a human interest column for the Savannah Morning News. She is the author of “Everyone’s Gotta Be Somewhere,” a collection of newspaper columns. She lives in Savannah, Georgia. ISBN 978-1-4675-0404-1< Less
Everyone's Gotta Be Somewhere By Jane Fishman
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Jane Fishman is a storyteller. "Everyone's Gotta Be Somewhere" tells the story of Savannah before gentrification. As a columnist for the Savannah Morning News she writes what she sees,... More > what she hears. Send her out and she'll find a story. It could be a barber with a Perry Como sweater or a locksmith named after Houdini. She writes of a Passover Seder in a Key West kitchen, of deciding to go with the gray hair, of a mother who worries too much. Her garden grows amok and she doesn't care. It's the process that counts. It's soil preparation, not product. She's the author of "The Dirt on Jane" and she lives in Savannah. ISBN 0-9707639-0-5< Less