New & Coming Soon

Rvive is proud to be the authorized publisher of both Thomas Boyd (author of "Through the Wheat") and Woodward Boyd (Peggy Shane).  Thomas Boyd was a Marine in World War I, wrote for newspapers in the early twenties, was friendly with F. Scott Fitzgerald when both lived in St. Paul, Minnesota, and with Fitzgerald’s help, published several novels with Scribner’s with Maxwell Perkins as his editor.  His wife, Margaret Shane Woodward Smith also wrote fiction, under the pseudonym Woodward Boyd and later Peggy Shane, also edited by Perkins.  For the most part, their writing has been completely ignored for three quarters of a century.  With the help of Boyd’s biographer, Brian Bruce, author of Thomas Boyd: Lost Author of the "Lost Generation", and his grandson, Brainerd Phillipson, Rvive is returning both Boyds’ works to print.  All books are newly designed and typeset, with informative and useful introductions to provide context for modern readers.  

We’ve released two books in Fall 2008, The Salt-Box House, by Jane DeForest Shelton, reviving an important work of local Connecticut history, and also The Sun Field, by Heywood Broun, a wonderful novel of the 1920’s with some really great characters the author brings to life, including a baseball player modeled on Babe Ruth.

In January, 2009, we celebrate the New Year with The Plated City, Bliss Perry’s 1895 novel set in Connecticut, and risque for its time, as it treats with race, class and sex in ways that are quite modern, despite the Victorian era setting.  And in February, we step out a bit with a new original work, Will War Ever End, by Capt. Paul K. Chappell. We think this is going to be one of the most important books of the year.  It is a manifesto for waging peace written by an active duty captain in the US Army.  We invite all our friends and colleagues to read this book.  It will change the way you think about war and peace.