For Graduates in the Time of Pandemic


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Many of us are casting about right now for just the right gift for that special graduate, for the young person we hold dear and who will be striking off on their own into a world that is, in the time of pandemic, more uncertain than ever. As someone who wishes them well, who wants them to succeed (in whatever way they define success) the question becomes, what can I give? what can I offer that can help them on their way?

How about the gift of Stone Gathering? How about the gift of powerful, meaningful and inviting poems, stories and essays by writers from every walk of life– writers who happen to know a thing or two about the human condition in most of its varied iterations and circumstances. With the company of Stone Gathering Readers, your graduate will never be without intellectual and emotional 5-up Vol. 1-flyercompanions; they’ll never lack for hands to hold or for words to live by, to study, to treasure or to share.

And you can start your graduate at the beginning with the Complete Set: Volume 1, so they don’t miss a beat. And/or gift them a subscription so they’ll have a quarterly reminder that you know they are smart, capable, curious, multi-dimensional, that you have confidence they are going somewhere– of their own devising, of course. And Stone Gathering is a gift that never gets old or out of date; it keeps giving all year, and, as collectible literature—for years to come. A perfect sending gift.

Complete Set CollageComplete Set: Volume One, Issues 1-5: $49.95 (plus tax and shipping).

One-year gift subscriptions (5 issues): $42  (no tax, no shipping).


Both are available in our online store: https://danielle-dufy-literary.square.site/Summer 20 front only (1)

Or, for an add-on gift, consider a single issue, sold here.


These are unprecedented times. We’re all navigating uncharted waters. Our hearts are with your graduates. We wish them the best future ever and all the support they’ll need to get there.



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The Relevance of Rural

Our 2020 Special Issue is out! And The Relevance of Rural: What’s Lost, What’s Left, What Lasts (dedicated to Wendell Berry) is a truly special issue.



I am so pleased with how it came together. It features work by Wendell Berry, Barbara Rockman, William Stafford, Debra Marquart, Budd Powell Mahen, Jennifer Handley, James Crews, Sheila Packa, Barbara Crooker, Joe Wilkins, Kalene Nisly, Meredith Cook, Chad Hanson, Tom Hennen, Linda M. Hasselstrom, Pamela Sinicrope, Meghan Daum, Brian Doyle, Molly Beth Griffin, Laura Grace Weldon, Larry Schug, and Alberto Ríos. 

Single Issue: $10.95 USD (find links for purchasing single issues here)

Or, let this very special issue occasion your subscription to Stone Gathering.  We publish five issues annually (four seasonal issues and one themed issue): $42/year or $80/2 years. Gift subscriptions are also available. 

Finally, we’ve made it easy to bring yourself or someone you love up to date with Stone Gathering (“portable, affordable, collectible literature”). The Complete Set: Volume 1: Issues 1-5 is available in our store. What a lovely gift for yourself, for a shut in (aren’t we all shut-ins?), for a grad, or for any beloved reader in your life. ($49.95 plus tax and shipping)

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Booksellers Order Now/Pay Later: https://danielle-dufy-literary.square.site/

  • bookseller discount: 40%
  • free freight with order of 4 or more books (any mix of issues)
  • terms: net 30 days (from shipping date)
  • invoice sent via email and included in shipment
  • complimentary shelf talker and bookmarks included
  • a link from our website to yours, see: https://danielledufy.com/single-issues/ (We can link to your website, your online store, or directly to the Stone Gathering book: you choose.) We sell subscriptions online, but do not ourselves at this time sell single issues.