Book CoverMy Book – Roses at the End of the Road

By the time Pat and Henry Leuchtman unloaded the third U-Haul truck at their new old farmhouse at the end of a dirt road, Henry declared that this was it. He was never moving again. He had reached the end of his road. These lively essays chronicle the beginning of their adventures with neighbors like Mabel, who at 83 was still game to help corral escaped heifers, Elsa and Mike who took a unique approach to the predators among the delphiniums, a daughter’s garden wedding witnessed by the roses, broccoli and a rain storm, and the destruction of the barn hit by lightning. End of the Road Farm also saw the growth of a Rose Walk and the institution of the Annual Rose Viewing. These brief essays about life in the country are illustrated with humorous drawings by Henry Leuchtman.

We are now accepting orders for signed copies here at:

36 Beech Street, Greenfield, MA 01301

If you prefer, you can email me at — I’ll sign, and provide an inscription as you wish, and mail your copies right out to you.

You can also order the book via  (remember, they will send it directly to you, so it can’t be personalized).

The Roses at the End of the Road is available at in print or as a Kindle edition.


This Post Has 12 Comments

  1. Ellen Sousa

    Pat!! Congrats on your book! How exciting! Order on its way 🙂

  2. Pat

    Ellen- Congratulations on your book, The Green Garden! When will it be available? I can’t wait.

  3. Ellen Sousa

    Thanks Pat – it should be in hand within the next month or two. I’ll post as soon as it’s ready. You can pre-order on my website…

  4. Peter

    This book was a seed planted a long time ago, and something that has been nurtured, watched and waited for with great anticipation. Congratulations – I cannot wait to be delighted by the first bloom! I look forward to reading my own copy and to sending copies to friends and family so that they might begin to understand why life in West County, among gifted artists, musicians and… gardeners, is so very special. You’ve hoed and tilled and now you can harvest a bounty of new, appreciative readers. Bravo, Pat! You are a steward to a growing community.

  5. BJ Roche

    May you sell a million copies.

  6. Pat, I read your book with such pleasure.
    It was in your special voice, so much so, that as I was reading it, I felt like I was sitting across the table with you!

  7. Jason

    Congratulations, I’m looking forward to reading it.

  8. Ron Harmon

    Just finished reading your book and thoroughly enjoyed it. Brought back memories as a child I remember getting supplies from Avery’s store in Charlemont and bringing them to my Grand-parents store in Heath. I used to go out with one of my uncles (one of the Peters boys) to deliver food to some of the folks living out in the country on the back roads of Heath. Looking at a map, by the way the crow flies, your place is only about a mile from my grand-parents store (Peters General Store). I could have possibly been on a delivery to Mabel in your book which would have happened in the early 50’s. My grand-mother used to have some flower beds near the barn they had and used to have a vegetable garden below that and I remember several apple trees they had that we enjoyed picking from and eating in their pasture. The chapter of your barn burning from a lightning strike brought recent memories to me when I was at a family reunion in August this past summer and the Rowe School got struck by lighting and burned down. You are right about how the local folks quickly come to the aid of someone in distress. In fact I have a couple of my cousins on the local fire depts. in Rowe and in Charlemont and an Uncle who is the Fire Chief in Orange. Thank you so much for sharing all that you did. There is something special about living in the country and you helped someone who never experienced it get a feel of how that way of life is. While I was visiting this past summer, I stayed with an uncle in Heath and the joy of sleeping with the windows open and listing to the birds singing in the morning or the rain falling was a highlight of my visit.

  9. Carolyn

    Just finished reading your lovely book and came looking for the blog.

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