Selected Works

A sequel to "Sarah's Daughter," published by Gadd Books in 2010.
A 19th century teen deals with family sorrow, joy, friendship, bereavement.
Weekly column that has appeared on the front of local news section of daily newspaper for 26 years, 52 weeks of the year, briefly moved inside in 2010 and is now back on the front.
A series of small books focusing on the use of fresh herbs in various milieu.
Free-lance photos -- scenic and historic -- have appeared in The (New London, CT) Day, Forbes magazine, Cleveland Plain Dealer, The Berkshire Eagle, The Boston Globe, Yankee Magazine and Yankee Travel Guide.
Opinion excerpts
Taken from past columns in The Berkshire Eagle

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"Sarah's Daughter" and "Rose"

"Sarah's Daughter," enjoyed by readers from 12 to 95, is the story of a 14-year-old New England farm girl who has to take over house, children and farm work after her mother dies. Based on a kernel of knowledge about the author's grandmother, the book is set in the last quarter of the 19th century and graphically depicts life in rural New England at that time. Sarah's daughter, Rose, copes with love, loss, hard work, a grieving alcoholic father, two siblings and a yearning to become a teacher.

Rose, heroine of "Sarah's Daughter," faces many new decisions as she struggles with the separation of her family, now living in three different places. As her romantic interest in Newton grows, she is torn between that and her wish to be a teacher. Love, loss, friendship, family and the problems of 19th century women are all part of her growing up.


All rights to "Rose" and "Sarah's Daughter" have reverted to the author, and inscribed copies are available direct from the author. Send orders to Ruth Bass, P. O. Box 204, Richmond, MA 01254 with check or money order enclosed. Price for "Rose" is $15, free shipping; price for "Sarah's Daughter is $14, free shipping.