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Past

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Abernathy & Brown are a small independent press founded in Northern California in 1993. The success of Tender Darkness: A Mary MacLane Anthology brought our distinctive style and subject matter before an appreciative public. It was excerpted substantially in Harper's Magazine, and one academic reviewer wrote, "Tender Darkness from now on must take a prominent place in any discussions of American women's writing and the literature of the West."

Future

In late September 2014 we return to Mary MacLane with Human Days: The Complete Mary MacLane Anthology, which supplants the previous volume in every respect. Human Days includes under one cover all of MacLane's published books, all her colorful newspaper feature articles, and all known correspondence from her hand. With MacLane's complete oeuvre in a single place, it becomes possible to estimate the place of one of America's most uncanny stylists.