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Venice Festival
at the Fox Venice Theater

Reviews of
Call Someplace Paradise

Ghost Town: a Venice California Life

Readers' comments
on Ghost Town

Kinney's Folly

Spirit of Truth (fiction)

The Author:
Pat Hartman

A Venice Wedding

30 Years Ago
in Venice

The File Cabinet:
available writings

Murder of
Sarai Ribicoff

Visions of Venice

To See Venice
Is To Live

Venice's True Sister City

 

 

Venice Writings by Pat Hartman

Ghost Town: A Venice California Life
This non-fiction book covers the time period 1978-1984. Unlike Call Someplace Paradise, it's not about the boardwalk and beachfront, but about Oakwood, the fairly hard-core ghetto which, during the time I lived there, was said to be the second-highest crime area in LA. Other Ghost Town pages: Comments from readers, List of topics covered; long review.

Read an excerpt on the site of the publisher, Xlibris.

Buy Ghost Town from Xlibris.

The book is also available through Amazon and Barnes&Noble.

Direct order:
Trade paperback: $25, or CD in PDF format $10
money order or check to
Pat Hartman
305 W. Magnolia
PMB 386
Fort Collins CO 80521

Questions? Email the author.


Kinney's Folly
The stories in this fiction collection are about the artists and others who populate Venice. To read one of them, go to "Bent Out of Shape." To find out what some of the others are about, go to Kinney's Folly.

30 Years Ago in Venice
A changing selection of excerpts from both Call Someplace Paradise and Ghost Town, bringing you up to date on what happened 30 years ago this month.

One of those deaths that stay with you -
the murder of Sarai Ribicoff, a quintessential Oakwood crime, excerpted from Ghost Town: A Venice California Life

Venice considered from various angles
Visions of Venice through several pairs of eyes
To See Venice Is To Live
Sisters Under the Skin : the true sister city of Venice

About Pat Hartman
Other projects including Salon: A Journal of Aesthetics and more about the author than you ever wanted to know.
Also the table of contents and links to articles in Moving Target, the blog.

The File Cabinet
Pieces of writing I wish somebody would buy: long and short, fiction and nonfiction

 

 

 

 

Call Someplace Paradise
This tribute to Venice makes you wish you had been there and glad that you weren't.
The dedication reads, To the true artists of Venice - past, present, and always.

Cover of Call Someplace Paradise, with painting by Pat Hartman titled "Windward and Pacific"

Call Someplace Paradise is non-fiction and covers the years 1978-1984. These links take you to the site of the publisher, Xlibris, for a longer description, or to read an excerpt.
Here's a different excerpt, about the fabulous Venice Festival at the Fox Venice Theater.

Direct order:
Trade paperback: $20, or CD in PDF format $10
money order or check to
Pat Hartman
305 W. Magnolia
PMB 386
Fort Collins CO 80521

The book is also available through Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Here are some lovely reviews of Call Someplace Paradise.


On other websites:

The New NIMBY: Now In My Backyard

 

 

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