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Outskirts Press Announces Far from the Trees, the Latest Highly-Anticipated Nonfiction Book from Des Moines, IA Author Michael Wellman

Des Moines, IA, December 18, 2008 --( Outskirts Press, Inc. has published Far From the Trees: The Troubled Sons of an American Neighborhood by Michael Wellman, which is the author’s most recent book to date. The 5 x 8 paperback in the Nonfiction category is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble for a suggested retail price of $14.95. The webpage at was launched simultaneously with the book’s publication.

About the Book (Excerpts & Info)

Their childhoods were so laden with Americana that Norman Rockwell could have painted them. Their heritage was so auspicious and the future so promising that it’s startling now to realize all that befell the kids from four families whose backyards and fortunes came together at a crossroads of their country’s history.

Here is a remarkably personal account of coming of age during the cultural earthquake that toppled America’s leaders and opened deep cracks nationwide, even on Kingman Boulevard.

This ode to life’s first friendships springs from the ranks of the biggest generation in history and glimpses America’s greatest public health crisis from the perspective of one alternately blessed and cursed neighborhood in the heart of the country.

Deftly constructed at 280 pages, Far From the Trees: The Troubled Sons of an American Neighborhood is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the Nonfiction category. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, Far From the Trees meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $14.95.

Additionally, Far From the Trees can be ordered by retailers or wholesalers for the maximum trade discount price set by the author in quantities of ten or more from the Outskirts Press wholesale online bookstore at

ISBN: 9781432737399
Format: 5 x 8 paperback
SRP: $14.95

For more information or to contact the author, visit

About the Author

Michael Wellman’s essays have appeared in The Des Moines Register, The Iowan and on Iowa Public Radio. He lives not far from the neighborhood he remembers in this, his first book.

The futility of his chronic allegiance to the Chicago Cubs is made sufferable by more therapeutic ones to his steadfast wife, their three splendid children and two fine dogs.

About Outskirts Press, Inc.

Outskirts Press offers turn-key, custom book publishing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available globally at and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press, Inc. represents the future of book publishing, today.


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