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Fathom Publishing Books

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Living in Different Cultures

Growing up in Alaska: A Baby Arctic Tern

Stella and Jonas Series

Alaska Hoops: Tales from the Girl's Locker Room

It Won't Stay Light Forever

A Sailor's Life in World War II

Try and Be Somebody: The Story of Dr. Henry Lake Dickason

A Baby Arctic Tern

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Growing up in Alaska: A Baby Arctic Tern

  • Title: Growing up in Alaska: A Baby Arctic Tern
  • Author: Constance Taylor
  • Publisher: Fathom Publishing Company, PO Box 200448, Anchorage, AK 99520-0448, https://www.fathompublishing.com
  • Available at: Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com
  • ISBN 978-1-888215-76-2 (Paperback), 978-888215-75-5 (Hardcover)
  • Ebook ISBN 978-1-888215-77-9 (Kindle edition)
  • Number of Pages: 34
  • Illustrations: 36
  • Size: 8(w) x 8(h)
  • Bar Coded: Yes
  • Price: Paperback $9.99, Hardcover $16.99 Kindle $4.99
  • Publication Date: June 15, 2018

Tales of Stella and Jonas

Drunk on Peace and Quiet, 1st in series

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Reviews:

This book is well-written and easy to read. Stella, the heroine, is the personification of an "old-time" mountain woman. Though battered by personal tragedy she does not surrender, but uses it as a catalyst to become a strong, independent woman. Infused with that pioneer spirit, Stella can not only take care of herself, but also those she loves. As we learn more about Stella, we see that she is an intriguing character who definitely knows how to keep a secret.
Gayle Jennings, author of Mama's Song.

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  • Title: Drunk on Peace and Quiet
  • Author: Becky Hatcher Crabtree
  • Publisher: Fathom Publishing Company, PO Box 200448, Anchorage, AK 99520-0448, https://www.fathompublishing.com
  • Available at: Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com
  • ISBN 978-1-888215-54-0 (Paperback)
  • Ebook ISBN 978-1-888215-55-7 (Kindle edition)
  • Number of Pages: 220
  • Illustrations: 34
  • Size: 5.5(w) x 8.5(h)
  • Bar Coded: Yes
  • Price: Paperback $9.95, Kindle/e-pub $3.99
  • Publication Date: September 1, 2015

Hung Over with Grandma, 2nd in series

Hung Over with Grandma cover

Reviews:

You will want to read this story. Enjoyed the travel between Alaska and West Virginia. Also , liked the realism used with Mother in law. While reading this story I chuckled, felt empathy, and was surprised. This story is as well written as the last one and leaves me anxiously awaiting the next. Keep them coming Becky! Amazon review.

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  • Title: Hung Over with Grandma
  • Author: Becky Hatcher Crabtree
  • Publisher: Fathom Publishing Company, PO Box 200448, Anchorage, AK 99520-0448, https://www.fathompublishing.com
  • Available at: Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com
  • ISBN 978-1-888215-63-2 (Paperback)
  • Ebook ISBN 978-1-888215-61-8 (Kindle edition)
  • Number of Pages: 258
  • Illustrations: 38
  • Size: 5.5(w) x 8.5(h)
  • Bar Coded: Yes
  • Price: Paperback $9.95, Kindle/e-pub $5.99
  • Publication Date: November 15, 2016

Pick Your Poison, 3rd in series

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  • Title: Pick Your Poison
  • Author: Becky Hatcher Crabtree
  • Publisher: Fathom Publishing Company, PO Box 200448, Anchorage, AK 99520-0448, https://www.fathompublishing.com
  • Available at: Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com
  • ISBN 978-1-888215-35-9 (Paperback)
  • Ebook ISBN 978-1-888215-61-8 (Kindle edition)
  • Number of Pages: 218
  • Illustrations: 25
  • Size: 5.5(w) x 8.5(h)
  • Bar Coded: Yes
  • Price: Paperback $9.95, Kindle/e-pub $3.99
  • Publication Date: November 15, 2016

Try and Be Somebody: The Story of Dr. Henry Lake Dickason

Reviews

This was a very enlightening glimpse into the history of our County. I found it amazing the desire for education instilled in the young people where the access to education was so unavailable. The research required to write this trip back in time is amazing! Nancy R. Kornegay, Regent, Peters Mountain Chapter NSDAR, Peterstown, WV.

This is the fascinating and fast-paced story of the grandson of slaves whose career was devoted to the Bluefield Colored Institute, later to morph from a high school to the Bluefield State College. "Lake" was encouraged by his father, also his teacher in a one-room log school, to attend Bluefield where a high school education was available to black students. Eventually he met a math teacher who encouraged him to work for a degree at Ohio State so he could return and teach, and also to marry her! The story follows the triumphs and tragedies of school work as well as family life at a time when tuberculosis and infection were difficult to cure.
Becky Crabtree has thoroughly documented this historical novel with 55 illustrations ranging from vintage photos, to college archives, to newspaper articles, to handwritten letters. These cover Dickason's entire life from 1886-1957 and talk about his encounters with such diverse notables, as Leontyne Price, Thurgood Marshall, Count Bassie and Eleanor Roosevelt! Also included are the influences of William DuBois and Booker T. Washington on educational philosophy. Dickason's life is set in the border county of Monroe, one of the most beautiful rural areas in West Virginia.
Fred Ziegler, President, Monroe County Historical Society

Try and Be Somebody

  • Title: Try and Be Somebody: The Story of Dr. Henry Lake Dickason
  • Author: Becky Hatcher Crabtree with Merri Jackson Hess
  • Publisher: Fathom Publishing Company, PO Box 200448, Anchorage, AK 99520-0448, https://www.fathompublishing.com
  • Available at: Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com
  • ISBN: ISBN 978-1-888215-29-8 (Trade cloth)
  • ISBN 978-1-888215-30-4 (Paperback)
  • Ebook ISBN 978-1-888215-31-1(Kindle edition)
  • Number of Pages: 182
  • Illustrations: 55
  • Size: 7.5(w) x 9.25(h)
  • Bar Coded: Yes
  • Price: Hardback $24.95, Paperback $10.95, Kindle/e-pub $5.99
  • Publication Date: September 29, 2017

A Sailor's Life in World War II

  • Title: A Sailor's Life in World War II
  • Author: Z. W. "Ski" Kowalewski
  • Publisher: Fathom Publishing Company, PO Box 200448, Anchorage, AK 99520-0448, https://www.fathompublishing.com
  • Available at: Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com
  • ISBN 978-1-888215-68-7 (Paperback)
  • Number of Pages: 78 pages
  • Illustrations:
  • Size: 7 x 0.2 x 10 inches
  • Bar Coded: Yes
  • Price: Paperback $10.00, Kindle/e-pub $6.99
  • Publication Date: April 16, 2018

The Pageboy Murder

  • Title: The Pageboy Murder
  • Author: Z. W. "Ski" Kowalewski
  • Publisher: Fathom Publishing Company, PO Box 200448, Anchorage, AK 99520-0448, https://www.fathompublishing.com
  • Available at: Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com
  • ISBN 978-1888215656 (Paperback)
  • Number of Pages: 68 pages
  • Illustrations: 5 pen and ink drawings
  • Size: 6 x 0.1 x 9 inches
  • Bar Coded: Yes
  • Price: Paperback $3.99, Kindle/e-pub $1.99
  • Publication Date: December 13, 2018

Alaska Hoops: Coaching Tips and Tales from the Girls' Locker Room

Reviews:

'Alaska Hoops' was one of those books that I had a hard time putting down! It really delves into the heart behind girl's basketball while relating both humorous and incredible stories about life in Alaska. As a bonus, some of the chapters are accompanied with great illustrations. This was a wonderful non-fiction book and I highly recommend it! Amazon review.

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  • Title: Alaska Hoops: Tales from the Girls' Locker Room
  • Author: Becky Hatcher Crabtree
  • Available at: Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com
  • ISBN 978-1-888215-11-3 (Paperback)
  • Number of Pages: 98
  • Illustrations: 12
  • Size: 76.14(w) x 9.21(h)
  • Bar Coded: Yes
  • Price: Paperback $11.95
  • Publication Date: July 1, 2009