This book was over three years in the making. And published - November 15, 2011 The book is: * A limited Edition of only 1500 copies * 9" x 12" hard back with a colorful dust jacket shown above. Ten additional barns grace the back of the jacket * with 240 pages in full color of over 230 barns built before 1950 in Summers County * filled with stories about the barns, the people, their heritage and much more * Library of Congress ISBN: 978-0-9838348-6-1
PRICE: $42.00 each if purchased at the Summers County Public Library in Hinton, WV; $48.00 if ordered by mail or E-mail. Options for ordering and payment are detailed in section labeled " Order Books".
The Barn Calendars have ceased publication. Perhaps they will be offered at another time.
A FEW COMMENTS ABOUT THE BOOK:
* We received the books about half an hours ago, and they truly are beautiful. So far, I have gone through it and looked at all the pictures of the barns and your photography is outstanding. I plan to read the descriptions later. Obviously this was a lot of work, but the results show that it was also a labor of love. D. W., Glen Bernie MD
*Wow!!! I returned home Friday night from a long week of board meetings -- to find my signed copy of Barns.... as my wife said... "stunning"!. What a wonderful testimony to your hard work, passion, and dedication to preserving a piece of our heritage. All my best, and congratulations! K. C. NYC NY [CEO American Express]
*I just wanted to let you know that I received my copy of the book yesterday and I couldn't put it down for about four hours...I can't imagine how much time and effort went into it all! Thanks for all the great work that went into the project and especially for the generous and selfless contribution you've made to the community by not only forwarding proceeds to the library, but by simply documenting all of the information. J.B., Beckley,WV
* We received the 4 books yesterday. You can't imagine how happy we are to see such a success, though we are not surprised at all. You did a wonderful job. All the people who have seen it up to now admire the photos and, if they don't understand English, would like to know each story ...It's the most beautiful Christmas present for us. Bravo, mes ami. M. R. Fréjus, France
* It is a quality book and I know everyone who sees it will love it. H. H., Athens GA
* Wow! Congratulations. How exciting A.& H. R., Atlanta GA
* I am writing to personally thank you for the "magnificent" book on barns of Summers County. I have read through quite a bit of it. The pictures are awesome. Your work is not only a a lifetime of labor, but a treasure for the state of West Virginia. The Governor and I are so appreciative of your thoughtfulness. First Lady Joanne, West Virginia
* There are so many things to love about the book: the photos of course of barns with personality; the rich color of the pages,the charming commentary and descriptions. It all suggests a culture and way of life in danger of disappearing and your great love for it. Another triumph for you. C. S., Charleston SC
* I received the book yesterday and the photography and accompanying text are absolutely first rate. I can tell you that you that my initial pass through the book will only take a few days as I have already spent almost 3 hours enjoying it. However, I will be leaving it out and will be visiting it many times over the coming years. E. O. San Antonio TX
*I'm not sure many folks understand what a labor of love your book was, accent on labor. It's an amazing effort that you should be more than proud of. I prize it and thank you very, very much. R.H., Fredericksburg, VA.
* My sister Nancy sent me your book for my birthday. You can't imagine how much I have enjoyed it. It is just wonderful!!! It is so important to preserve memories of an era that is slipping away from us so quickly now, but one that was such a force in shaping who we are. Thank you so much! P.S. Bolder, CO
* Myra should be proud. We just received a new book called BARNS OF SUMMERS COUNTY: WEST VIRGINIA HERITAGE by Phyllis Campbell Whitley for our library. It is a beautifully photographed and well-documented book, especially for barn-o-philes (is that a word?). I pretty much stopped my work and have looked through this book more than once this afternoon. Ms. Whitley’s narrative of each barn is clear and friendly. It is an easy read and one can spend a lot of time looking at the pictures. There is even a chapter on barns no longer in exist. Being able to see these wonderful treasures is a real delight. O.B., West Virginia Librarian
*Your work is beautiful and if we can't save more of these structures, at least we will have them preserved through your work! I appreciate it and look forward to seeing your completed work., R.S. WV Delegate