books

The following books are now, or eventually will be, found at this site complete and unabridged.  Those to be added soon are so marked.

Babie Nayms by David A. Woodbury — Thousands of suggested first names for whitish babies who don’t have strong ethnic or pseudo-ethnic roots — an entirely new, and irreverent, look at the phenomenon of naming babies with sections on contrived names, palindromes, surnames as given names, and, for the first time, no attempt to separate girls’ names from boys’ names.

The Practice of the Presence of God by and about Brother Lawrence of the Resurrection — Conversations and letters from the 1660s to the 1690s conveying Brother Lawrence’s method for practicing being continually in the presence of God; this is transcribed from a 1941 booklet of 48 pages printed at that time by Forward Movement Publications.

Kate Gardner’s 1884 Diary by Kate J. Gardner — In 1884, the year she turned 20, Kate Gardner, (great-grandmother of David Woodbury), committed herself to keep a diary.  She did so faithfully, and it happens to be the year she met her husband-to-be, Dan Miller.  It is still in the family and is shared here publicly because it has much to recommend it historically as well as for her descendants.

The Clover Street News, a novel of youth, conceived and created by David A. Woodbury — A 13-year-old girl earns a night in jail, the unexpected consequence of good intentions.  She couldn’t have done it though, without help from a little brother, a computer, and a grouchy neighbor.  And she wouldn’t have a lot to look forward to afterward without the support of an elderly neighbor with famous connections.

ONE MORE BOOK WILL BE ADDED SOON

Fire, Wind & Yesterday by David A. Woodbury — A 9th-century Russian peasant, fancying himself a physician, crosses the steppe together with a fugitive woman and two Greek holy men in pursuit of an elusive rendezvous.  While the physician awakens to the Greeks’ advanced culture, the holy men discover the rudiments of what is now the Cyrillic alphabet.

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