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Pine Barrens, Voices in the Pines, NJ PinelandsVoices in the Pines:
True Stories from the New Jersey Pine Barrens

By Karen F. Riley
Illustrations by Andrew Gioulis

From true life tales of murder and mayhem to inspiring accounts of triumph over adversity and “Pineys” fighting to protect their way of life, Voices in the Pines brings the storytelling legacy of the Pine Barrens into the 21st century. In the spirit of John McPhee’s The Pine Barrens, author Karen F. Riley—a South Jersey transplant by way of Brooklyn, New York—roamed the woods, rural communities, and farms of the Pinelands in search of compelling stories.

Combining an uncanny ear with a knack for getting perfect strangers to talk freely, Riley takes readers on an engrossing human journey into the heart of the Pines. You’ll meet artisans, activists, farmers, educators, local heroes, and regular folks in this collection of true stories, told in the words of those who lived them.

© 2009, Plexus Publishing
216 pages softbound
ISBN 978-0-937548-67-7

$21.25 ($15.95 + $5.30 shipping & handling)

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Re-released with brand-new cover, all new illustrations and updated text!

Whispers in the Pines:
The Secrets of Colliers Mills

By Karen F. Riley
Illustrations by Andrew Gioulis

The orignal that started it all...

Colliers Mills is to most, a wooded stretch of undisturbed acreage, rich in wildlife and prime land for hunting. Situated on the northwestern fringe of the Pine Barrens, it is a common belief that this land has existed in this condition since the beginning of time. Yet, Colliers Mills has seen prosperous villages rise and fall and history made on its soil. It was once home to a politician destined to become the next state governor and Amelia Earhart even graced its presence.

Originally used by the Paleo Indians for hunting and fishing, Colliers Mills is now part of the state's wildlife management areas. As such, fees from the hunting and fishing that now take place within its borders help pay for wildlife programs, such as the reintroduction of wild turkeys within the state. It is a well-orchestrated balance between conservation, recreation and preservation.

Whispers in the Pines: The Secrets of Colliers Mills is not only the story of its past and present, but also a glimpse into its future…

© 2009, KFR Communications, LLC
194 pages softbound
ISBN 978-0-61532521-7

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Now you can own all 14 beautiful reproductions of the book's illustrations in an attractive note card collection - great for keepsakes or gift giving. Each set contains 14 cards (each with a different illustration) and 14 matching envelopes.

 

Prints depicting each chapter of the book are available individually. Each print is a reproduction of the original illustration made for the book and has been personally signed by the illustrator, Andrew Gioulis.

 

Please order prints below.
All prices include shipping and handling.

 

 

Chapter 1
Murder in the Pines

Print - $10

Chapter 2
Stewards of the Land

Print - $10

Chapter 3
Age of Innocence

Print - $10

Chapter 4
Battle at Painted Rock

Print - $10

Chapter 5
Shooting the Curl

Print - $10

Chapter 6
Snared

Print - $10

Chapter 7
RADONS

Print - $10

 

Chapter 8
Hands-on History

Print - $10


Chapter 9
The Donkey and the Lantern

Print - $10


Chapter 10
Buzby's and the Cheshire Cat

Print - $10


Chapter 11
From Cranberries to Christ

Print - $10


Chapter 12
Fire and Rain

Print - $10



Chapter 13
The Legend from Leeds

Print - $10


Chapter 14
Superhero

Print - $10


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