Here you will find the books I wrote before I became obsessed with the history of New Mexico’s Rocky Mountains. Below the links to my work, you will find my husband’s fiction, poetry, and essays. I hope you’ll take the time to look at them all!
He has no family. She wishes hers would leave her alone. Both Lawrence and Deborah are determined to make their own way in early 1980’s Seattle. And then the recession hits. Deborah loses her job. Lawrence teeters towards homelessness. Will either of them survive the streets of Seattle? Available at www.amazon.com or your other favorite on-line retailer.
Win the Lottery, live happily ever after! Well, maybe. When Ruth and Joe Marsh win the New Mexico Lottery jackpot, they realize almost immediately that things are going to be a little complicated. But anything’s possible for them now! Nothing but good can come of having this much money! Or so they think. Then their youngest son disappears, his custom truck abandoned in a ditch. Where is he? Why haven’t they heard anything? Now too much money is the least of their problems. Available at www.amazon.com and other on-line booksellers.
But Still My Child is a set of poems offered from the heart of one grieving woman to another. Powerful and delicate, this poetry speaks the pain of the loss of a pregnancy. Written over a period of thirty years, the poems in But Still My Child express the immediate pain as well as the lingering ache that pregnancy loss can bring. They do not provide simple answers. Instead, they acknowledge the pain while offering the comfort and companionship that only someone who has also experienced the loss of an unborn child can share. Paperback and Kindle: www.amazon.com
And Then Moses Was There celebrates events in the Old Testament by exploring them through the eyes of people who were there. These poems combine Loretta Miles Tollefson’s award-winning poetic skills and knowledge of the Bible to look in a new way at the ancient stories and the people who lived them. Each poem focuses on a different event, from Noah’s weariness and Pharoah’s certainty of his divine rights to Jonathon’s admiration for David and the prophet Jeremiah’s anger with his people. Paperback and Kindle: www.amazon.com Other E-book Formats: www.books2read.com
Mary At The Cross celebrates events in the New Testament by exploring them through the eyes of people who were there. In these thirty quietly lyrical yet accessible poems, Loretta Miles Tollefson combines her award-winning poetic skills and knowledge of the Bible to look at the ancient stories and the people who lived them in a new way. Read these poems and experience a fresh approach to and appreciation of the New Testament stories. Paperback and Kindle: www.amazon.com Other E-book Formats: www.books2read.com
Books by G. Lowell Tollefson
Four ebooks that extract key portions of Unbridled Democracy. Find them at www.amazon.com.
This is a book designed not to please. It is meant to raise questions, disturb norms, and encourage thinking in new directions. The present volume exhibits a relaxed and random selection of topics, brief in treatment and considering such subjects as observations on the subjective character of politics and political economy, the influence of institutional practices on spiritual life, the spiritual origin and character of mind, the relationship of science and mathematics to the limits of mind, and a philosophy of art. Most of the entries in this book were extracted from notes which were recorded when the author was teaching philosophy. Others were inspired by the same notes. Available at www.amazon.com.
Can a chicken fall in love? This one does. He and the barnyard’s martially-inclined duck live life on their own terms. The antics of these barnyard fowl and their irreverent observations about life and love will leave you laughing! A 2015 New Mexico/Arizona Book Awards Finalist. Paperback and Kindle: www.amazon.com
Before Europeans arrived in the Pacific Northwest rain forest, deer, wolves, elk and man lived in balance. This story follows a single pack of wolves in the pristine wilderness of what we now call the Olympic Mountains and the Hoh River valley as they give birth, raise their young, fight for survival, and endure as part of this majestic web of life. From the Deer Forest is a lyrically written book, full of the wonder of life, nature, and this very special place. Paperback and Kindle: www.amazon.com Other E-book Formats: www.books2read.com
Lonely People is a collection of short stories that together paint a powerful portrait of America in the second half of the Twentieth century. The first in the Portrait of America series by G. Lowell Tollefson, Lonely People contains stories set in locations across America as well as in its conflicts overseas: in living rooms, bars, ranches, suburbs, cities, rice paddy hamlets, and military installations. The people in these stories experience love, loss, and power at every age and in every kind of relationship: between parents and children, lovers, warriors, artists, and more. Each story is a subtle exploration of the human psyche and our interactions with one another, nature, and the events in our lives. Paperback and Kindle: www.amazon.com Other E-book Formats: www.books2read.com
The second in G. Lowell Tollefson’s Portrait of America series, God Save The Queen contains stories set in locations across America as well as overseas. This collection paints a powerful portrait of America in the second half of the Twentieth century. Its stories explore desire, both physical and emotional, at every stage in life and in a variety of situations. Each is a powerful and subtle exploration of the human psyche and our interactions with one another, nature, and the events in our lives. Paperback and Kindle: www.amazon.com Other E-book Formats: www.books2read.com
Bigger Than The Facts continues G. Lowell Tollefson’s Portrait of America series with stories that juxtapose the pain of war with the complexities of relationships at home. Sometimes searing, sometimes comic, always insightful, these stories once again explore the human psyche and our interactions with one another, nature, and the events in our lives. Paperback and Kindle: www.amazon.com Other E-book Formats: www.books2read.com
Season of Mists is an unexpected twist to the usual war story: it’s written by a U.S. Marine from his enemy’s perspective. Season of Mists takes us into the Vietnam conflict from the viewpoint of a Vietnamese peasant who joins the Viet Cong. It portrays this young man not as a brain-washed peasant or even primarily as a soldier, but as a human being. This is a story of loyalty to family and country, of courage and endurance—the story of a war characterized by deep suffering but carried to victory in the hearts of its people. Paperback and Kindle: www.amazon.com
This poem was born in 1967 on a hilltop in Vietnam. It concerns the experiences both of its author and the Vietnamese people. Its many fragments came together into final form twenty-five years later. The length of time it took to develop this elegy is a testament to the enduring impact of the Vietnam conflict on our national psyche and the men and women who served there. This is not a pro-war poem. Rather, it is an attempt to look honestly at the impact of that war on those who served on both sides of the conflict. Paperback and Kindle: www.amazon.com
Based on G. Lowell Tollefson’s experiences as a U.S. Marine in Vietnam and his philosophical reflections since then, this book has implications for America’s current and future conflicts. It asks us to look honestly at the hard questions about war: Why do nations go to war? Is war ever just? What attitudes and actions are reasonable to expect of our warriors? What Is War? uses an innovative combination of story and discussion to expand our understanding of the moral dilemmas inherent in the act of war, on both the personal and national level. Paperback and Kindle: www.amazon.com Other E-book Formats: www.books2read.com