Over the years, a few of our Home Ranch guests and staff have been privy to the fact that Home Ranch co-founder Ann Stranahan is a very fine poet; but Ann’s poetry has always been something of a rare treat, shared on special occasions, and heard or read by a fortunate few.

No longer…

We are very delighted to announce that Antrim House Books of Connecticut has recently published “Window on the River,” a new book of poetry by our very own Ann Stranahan.

Previewers of the book have been captivated by the discovery of Ann’s new work. Carol J. Pierman has noted that “to read these poems is to find sense in the incomprehensible, delight in the unexpected.” Molly Newman writes that Stranahan “is a natural storyteller, and a keen, often witty witness to the human condition.”  Barbara Cawthorne Crafton has said “Ann Stranahan writes poems that manage to be at once both spare and full of indelible images.”

Those of us here at the ranch who love good writing are truly proud to crow about her book and would like to recommend it to avid readers in our Home Ranch community.  We think it would make a fine Christmas gift for the poetry lover in your life.

To read a short selection of poems from “Window on the River” or to purchase Ann’s book online, please click on this link to the Antrim House Books website.

Good reading, Merry Christmas, and the Happiest of Holidays!

The Home Ranch