Thank you for visiting Farksolia! I’m Stefan Cooke, and I’m a freelance web designer—I work with my wife, Resa Blatman, at Blatman Design, in Somerville, Massachusetts. And I’m a publisher with two books on my Farksolia imprint: Barbara Newhall Follett: A Life in Letters (2015) and Lost Island (plus three stories and an afterword) (2020).

For the past 25 years or so I’ve been researching my family history. I had been planning a website for them, but my visit to the Follett archives at Columbia University in 2012 persuaded me that Barbara should have a site of her own. I find her writing so very good and her life so compelling that letting her vanish (again) into history seemed a shame.

Again, my thanks to you for visiting Farksolia.

Stefan Cooke •

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  1. I viewed a you tube video about missing people and that’s how I found out about Barbara. I’m both so very impressed by her writing and her letters and haunted by the circumstances of her disappearance. Would have loved to have known her somehow. Stefan you have done a wonderful job on the website and the book with her letters. Have just ordered Lost Island recently and cant wait to read it.

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