Titles Available
Please visit the To Order page to purchase any of the following titles which are presently available from Shrinking Violet Press:

Shrinking Violet Press: Series II


No.1

Volume III: Klamath Falls

Mr. Ivory remembers growing up in Klamath Falls, Oregon.

 

No. 2

Volume IV: Love & Sex

Mr. Ivory remembers his early and formative experiences of love and sex.

 

No. 3

Volume V: With Letters of Introduction

 Mr. Ivory travels to  Venice (1950) and Kabul (1960).


No.4

Volume VI: Portraits

Mr. Ivory remembers his encounters with George Cuckor, Olivia de Havilland, Susan Sontag, Licia Albanese, Lillian Ross,and Bruce Chatwin et alia.


No. 5

Volume VII: The Great Ball at Wilton

In 1979, Mr. Ivory and Mr. Ismail Merchant attend The Great Ball at Wilton, and are houseguests of Lady (Maria) St. Just at Wilbury Park.




Shrinking Violet Press: Series I

No. 1
Nosing Around by Stephen Hough
A series of ruminations on perfume, and how it intersects with and affects life, art, music, and sex.  Mr. Hough, the world-renown concert pianist and 2001 recipient of a MacArthur ("Genius") Award, also composes, paints, and writes a blog for The Telegraph, where these scintillatingly fun and fragrant essays were first published.  $125.  2 copies remaining.

No. 2
Poems
by Miranda Beeson and Victoria Kohn Michels
A selection of poems from these two brilliant and well-published poets who both explore and illuminate the vagaries, exigencies, and joys of life and love. $125. 

No. 3
Solid Ivory by James Ivory
Volume I: Eating in the Depression
Volume II: Dramatics: Blomy
Amusing and insightful memoirs and portraits of old friends, colleagues, and acquaintances written by the award-winning film director.  These brief but delightful essays capture people and moments from Mr. Ivory's past and present. $125. 

No. 4
Gay Switchboard
by various unknown authors
Excerpts from the spiral-bound notebooks that logged every call received by the Washington D.C. Gay Switchboard in 1978 and 1979 (post Stonewall, pre-AIDS).   These entries give a fascinating glimpse of people struggling with their sexuality and the resultant discrimination as well as the compassionate volunteers who helped them by listening and counseling. $125.  5 copies remaining.

No. 5
I Know You, Too?: Another Book of Portraits by Marian Ashworth;
 edited by Peter Cameron

A sequel to I Know You?, the bestselling book published by Wallflower Press.  Like its predecessor, this book provides biographies for ten new subjects from my grandmother's collection of 864 portraits, with reproductions of the portraits in question elegantly tipped-in. $125.  5 copies remaining.


Subscription to all 5 titles in Series I, $500 (20% discount)




Wallflower Press First Editions
All These Titles Are Discounted 60% to $50
 
Animals in Distress & Pluto by James Harms (Series II, No. 4) Two stories by the poet James Harms, both set in southern California in the late 1970s, concerning mergers and accidents and miracles on and off the freeways.  7.5" x 6.5"; 40 pages, 3 copies remaining, $50.

An Excerpt from Coral Glynn by Peter Cameron (Series III, No. 1) An excerpt from Cameron's most recent novel, which FSG published in February 2012.  Coral Glynn is a period novel set in England in the 1950s.  8" x 5.25"; 36 pages, 3 copies remaining, $50.

The Strange Case of Catherine Hayes by Charles J. Finger & Catherine Hayes Burnt for Petty Treason by Richard Clark (Series III, No 2) Two hair-raising accounts, one fact and one fiction, of the diabolical murder of a certain Mr. Hayes as planned and executed by his wife, Catherine, in eighteenth-century London.  6.5" x 5.5"; 28 pages. 5 copies remaining, $50.

Last Night in the Moon: Excerpts from the Journals of Denton Welch by Denton Welch
(Series III, No. 3) Excerpts from the journals of Denton Welch revealing the brilliance and anguish of this incandescent and sadly unheralded writer.  5 copies remaining, $50.

Sincerely Yours: The Correspondence of Beatrice J. Fitzhugh, Assistant to Mr. Kindelbinder (Senior) by Beatrice J. Fitzhugh (Series III, No. 5) Beatrice J. Fitzhugh worked as the assistant to Mr. Kindelbinder, Sr. at Kindelbinder & Sons in Calabria Heights, Ohio in 1955.  Her letters reveal fascinating minutia of mid-century provincial office life. 4 copies remaining, $50.

After the Flood by Peter Cameron (Series IV, No.1) A new short story by Cameron about how people cope and endure when things go terribly wrong.  Or perhaps they don't. 8.5" x 5.5"; 44 pages, 4 copies remaining, $50.

The Recession Spankologist by Jonathan Ames (Series IV, No. 2) A chapter from The Extra Man, Ames's brilliant second novel about life, love, libido, and loss first published by Scribners in 1998.   7" x 5.5"; 28 pages, 7 copies remaining, $50.

The Running of the Brides & Tom's Village by Jessamyn Hope (Series IV, No. 3) Two personal essays exploring some cultural rites of modern marriage: buying wedding dresses and surviving honeymoons.   5.5" x 8.5"; two volumes of 32 pages each bound in tandem, 3 copies remaining, $50.

The Love of my Life by Justin Haythe (Series IV, No. 5) A short story from the Booker long-listed (The Honeymoon) and Academy Award-nominated screenwriter (Revolutionary Road) exploring the mysteries -- and perhaps miracles -- of love and marriage. 6 copies remaining, $50.



Shrinking Violet Reprints

Thieves of the Mind: Poems by Victoria Kohn Michels, $30

Ode to the Unexpected: Poems
by Miranda Beeson, $30

Solid Ivory Volume I: Eating in the Depression
, $30

Solid Ivory Volume II: Dramatics: Blomy, $30




Wallflower Reprints

$30 a piece; any 5 for $125


Dog Stories: Homework & The Secret Dog by Peter Cameron

The End of My Life in New York by Peter Cameron

Andorra: A Visitor's Guide by various authors; maps by Florent Morellet

Bunny Says It's the Deathwatch by Stephanie C. Gunn

Dieter At MacDowell: Summer, 1939 by various authors

The Daughter of Jesus by Edward Swift

The Abridged Versions & Hearsay by Peter Cameron

Love, James: Letters by James Lord

Have You Seen Me? poems and photographs by Peter Cameron

I Know You? A Book of Portraits by Marian Ashworth; edited by Peter Cameron
(First Editions of I Know You, Too: Another Book of Portraits are still available;
see Shrinking Violet Press Series I above)


When The Lights Go On Again by Heather Aimee O'Neill