Monthly Archives: February 2013

Maceo Montoya Author- THE SCOUNDREL AND THE OPTIMIST

THE SCOUNDREL AND THE OPTIMIST

by Maceo Montoya

2011 ILBA MARIPOSA AWARD, BEST FIRST BOOK

In Maceo Montoya’s first novel, we meet Edmund, a diminutive, irrepressible teen whose strife-ridden life magnifies his strength of spirit.  After his siblings desert the dysfunctional home and his mother sinks into a deep depression that is brought about by his father’s deception and abuse, Edmund discovers that his determination and hope must carry him through.  His most notable accomplishment is teaching his father, Filastro, the value of integrity, optimism, and selflessness.

“Human and humorous from page one, this tale is full of riotous energy and unexpected universal truths.  Dostoyevsky has crossed the border in the pen of Maceo Montoya.”- Ernesto Quinonez, author of BODEGA DREAMS.

“Montoya’s picaresque characters imbue this novel with equal portions of bittersweet humor, social commentary, and morality play …  Multidimensional characters, a well-drawn setting, and Montoya’s light touch on the commentary make this a charming and worthwhile read.”- MULTICULTURAL REVIEW

272 pp    cloth   $28.00   ISBN978-1-931010-65-8

paper   $18.00   ISBN978-1-931010-67-2

Bilingual Review Press

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Becky Masterman Author- RAGE AGAINST THE DYING

RAGE AGAINST THE DYING

by Becky Masterman

Becky Masterman’s thriller RAGE AGAINST THE DYING will be published by St. Martin’s Press under the Minotaur Imprint on March 15, 2013.  The book has already achieved some success, having been chosen by the Literary Guild for their March main selection, and also highlighted by PUBLISHER’S WEEKLY as “Pick of the Week in their December 17 issue.  A Q&A will run in the magazine in January.  The book will be simultaneously published internationally by Penguin in Canada, Orion in the UK, and six publishers in various translation.  This is Masterman’s sixth novel after twenty years of writing, the first to be published by a major press, and the result of Churchill’s advice: “Never never never never give up.”

Taken from THE WRITE WORD, the newsletter of The Society of Southwestern Authors Vol. 42, No. 1  February/March 2013

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Elizabeth Daniels Squire Author- FORTUNE IN YOUR HAND: THE ART OF PALMISTRY

FORTUNE IN YOUR HAND: THE ART OF PALMISTRY

by Elizabeth Daniels Squire

In a newly revised and expanded edition of this classic handbook of the art of hand-reading, author/columnist Elizabeth Daniels Squire takes readers on a step-by-step journey of discovery, includes illustrations, charts, and real-life examples utilizing the handprints of such notables as Helen Keller, Eleanor Roosevelt, Salvador Dali, and others.

ISBN 978-1-58965-060-6

$15.95 Paperback

http://www.FortuneinYourHand.com

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Pat Gould Author- THE ANCIENT CAVE, THE BIRTHPLACE OF KOKOPELLI

THE ANCIENT CAVE, THE BIRTHPLACE OF KOKOPELLI

by Pat Gould

Pat Gould has ePublished THE ANCIENT CAVE, THE BIRTHPLACE OF KOKOPELLI ($7) to Amazon and Kindle.  She hopes to have a hard copy printed in the spring.  “Kokopelli.  Is he a Myth?  A Magician?  A Fertility God?  A legend.  Or was he an Alien?  Where did he come from?  Where did he go?  I’ve never been able to find any of the answers to these questions, so I decided I would write this book and add to the mystery.  So my Muse and I sat down and between the two of us we wrote this fictional version of where he came from.  We think he was a really good lover, too.”- Pat Gould

Taken from THE WRITE WORD, the newsletter of The Society of Southwestern Authors  Vol. 42.  No. 1  February/March 2013

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Eric Bishop-Potter Author- A RUINED BOY

A RUINED BOY

by Eric Bishop-Potter

Eric Bishop-Potter is an Englishman who has never set foot in America; yet his novel, A RUINED BOY, brilliantly captures the wit and drive of the American people.  Set against a backdrop of Hollywood and the Mafia in the fifties.  A RUINED BOY is the story of Honey Bunn, a coarse, bloated, baritonal nightclub entertainer (she impersonates male movie stars), who finds herself at war with her camp, psychopathic son Sonny, the live-in boyfriend of the Underworld boss Sylvano Mastrioni, whose slavish devotion to Sonny leads to unrest among his lieutenants, one of whom is Thomas Calvino, Honey’s power-hungry lover.  Together Calvino and honey hit upon a plan that will eliminate both Mastrioni and Sonny … a plan so ingenious that it cannot possibly fail.  Or so they believe.

A RUINED BOY tells of the American Dream gone horribly and, at times, hilariously wrong.  It is available in paperback or e-book format from http://www.amazon.com.

Taken from THE WRITE WORD, the newsletter of The Society of Southwestern Authors  Vol. 42.  No. 1  February-March 2013

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Rolando Hinojosa Author- ESTAMPAS DEL VALLE

ESTAMPAS DEL VALLE

by Rolando Hinojosa

Clasicos Chicanos/Chicano Classics

In Spanish.  With a keen eye, spare hand, and humor, Rolando Hinojosa depicts life in the Chicano Rio Grande Valley during the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s.  This is a new Spanish-language edition of the original novel in Klail City Death Trip Series.

144 pp cloth  $25.00x  ISBN 078-0-927534-24-6

paper  $14.00x  ISBN 978-0-92734-25-3

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Teun Voeten Author- TUNNEL PEOPLE

TUNNEL PEOPLE

by Teun Voeten

“Teun Voeten has found yet another frontier in the great American experiment … the one underground, in the tunnels of Manhattan … and delivered it to us in an utterly charming and fascinating account.  Part anthropologist and part journalist, Voeten dwells in an unknown world that most of us simply pass by in a hurry.  To fully know America, one must follow Voeten into her depths.  There is much there to admire and, yes, to learn from.”- Sebastian Junger, war reporter and author of THE PERFECT STORM

“Voeten is no doubt one of the most adventurous reporters in the Netherlands.”- Vrij Nederland

“Voeten resists the temptation to sensationalize and romanticize the underground tunnel people.  Nor is his book sentimental … it is  sober and well-written report about the mean misery underground.  That is what makes this book so powerful.”- Volkskrant

“TUNNEL PEOPLE is a supreme example of participatory observation.  The insider’s point of view comes to full light in a brilliant way.  It is not an objective case study, but a subjective, journalistic reportage of a dynamic human underworld.”- Passage

At the end of the millennium, thousands of homeless people roamed the streets of Manhattan.  A small group of them went underground.  Invisible to society, they managed to start a new life in the tunnel.

Acclaimed war photographer and cultural anthropologist Teun Voeten gained unprecedented access to this netherworld.  For five months in 1994 and 1995 he lived, slept, and worked in the tunnel.  With him, we meet Vietnam veterans, macrobiotic hippies, crack addicts, Cuban refugees, convicted killers, computer programmers, philosophical recluses, and criminal runaways.  Voeten describes their daily work, problems, and pleasures with humor and compassion.  He also witnessed the end of tunnel life.  The tunnel people were evicted in 1996, but Amtrak and homeless organizations offered them alternative housing.

Some succeeded in starting again above ground, while others failed.  In this updated version of the book, Voeten tracks down the original tunnel dwellers and describes what happened in the 13 years since they left the tunnels

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Teun Voeten is an award-winning photojournalist and author.  He has worked covering the conflicts in former Yugoslavia, Rwanda, Sudan, Angola, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Afghanistan, Colombia, Iraq, Lebanon, and Gaza.  His work has been published in VANITY FAIR, NEWSWEEK, THE NEW YORKER, and NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, among others.  Voeten is a contributing photographer for organizations such as the International Red Cross, Doctors Without Borders, Human rights Watch, and the United Nations.

978-1-60486-070-2   $24.95  6×9  Paperback

PM Press  PO Box 23912    Oakland, CA 94623

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