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Taking its name and inspiration from the rugged coast that fronts the Atlantic Ocean, Back Shore is a publishing collaborative founded in Gloucester, Massachusetts to offer writers equal participation in the editing, design, marketing and distribution of their books.
Co-publishers of Back Shore are Peter Anastas and Schuyler Hoffman.

Latest Publication

The Porch of Common Prayer by Peter TuttlePeter Tuttle

Magical. Terrific. It made me feel good about myself and the world every time I picked up the book
and read it.

-George Stade, Professor of English and Comparative Literature,
Columbia University

This book will be on the shelf with the classics.

Porch of the Common Prayer-Peter Anastas, author of A Walker in the City: Elegy for Gloucester

Happiness has come to be defined by more than enough- more than enough stuff- more than enough health, status, money, housing. But there's never going to be enough of all that to go around for everybody, so maybe- if at all possible- you'd better find happiness where you are, with the people among whom you find yourself.

Author Peter Tuttle and his wife, Edie, have found happiness on the porch of a small town general store. Not everyone has a general store available- but Tuttle's meditation upon life in The Porch of Common Prayer might help you find your own general store- wherever, whatever that might be.

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Preview Peter Anastas' new memoir, From Gloucester Out

painting by John SloanThis city will always pursue you.
You'll walk the same streets, grow old In the same neighborhoods, turn gray in these same houses.
You'll always end up in this city.
You won't find a new country, won't find a new shore. And no ship will ever take you away from yourself.
. .

--Constantine Cavafy
The City