Monthly Archives: October 2013

Ron Arias Author- EL CAMINO A TAMAZUNCHALE

EL CAMINO A TAMAZUNCHALE

by Ron Arias

translated by Ricardo Aquilar and Beth Pollack

Nominated for the National Book Award

In Spanish, Alberto has endured political imprisonment for writing unacceptable to the Castro regime in Cuba.  His nocturnal wanderings in Havana lead him to an intense romance and a raft trip to Miami, where he becomes part of the exile community.

“La noche vigilada no es la primera novela politica de Bragado, pero si es una novela en la que el patriotismo cubano deja en el paladar un sabor de solidaridad y combate.”- Diaro Las Americas

137 pp   paper   $17.00   ISBN978-1-931010-06-1

Bilingual Review Press

1-866-965-3867

http://www.asu.edu/brp

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George Saunders Author- TENTH OF DECEMBER: STORIES

TENTH OF DECEMBER: STORIES

by George Saunders

Mysterious Galaxy Book Review

“George Saunders’ new collection of short stories is full of masterful tales, some sad, some sweet, some tense and frightening, and others that are outright bizarre and disturbing.  Which is to say, TENTH OF DECEMBER is everything I like a short story collection to be.  When I found myself riveted and sitting at the edge of my seat while reading “Victory Lap,” a short story about an abduction, I was hooked.  Many of Saunders’ stories have a distinctly American flavor, and has a skill for writing characters that have analogues in your daily life, and who invoke empathy.  Many of his characters are unenviable, so to still identify with them and sympathize with them as a reader reflects great skill on the part of Saunders as a writer.  TENTH OF DECEMBER is a great choice for fans of the short form.”- Jaclyn

Random House, $26.00

Mysterious Galaxy Books

mystgalaxy.com

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Dr. Kenneth V. Iserson, M.D. Author- THE GLOBAL HEALTHCARE VOLUNTEER’S HANDBOOK: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

THE GLOBAL HEALTHCARE VOLUNTEER’S HANDBOOK: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

by Dr. Kenneth V. Iserson, M.D.

Kenneth V. Iserson, M.D., who practices global (all 7 continents) and disaster medicine has just produce the pre-publication version of THE GLOBAL HEALTHCARE VOLUNTEER’S HANDBOOK: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO.  It provides nuts-and-bolts information for students and healthcare professionals about the challenges when practicing healthcare internationally.  Includes information about licensing & credentialing; travel documents, money & customs regulations; food, housing, showers, & toilets; personal health issues; communicating from abroad; security; packing; using interpreters; and dealing with culture shock, and reentry shock.

Galen Press (www.galenpress.com)

Taken from THE WRITE WORD, the newsletter of The Society of Southwestern Authors  Vol. 42.  No. 5  October/November 2013

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Madeline Miller Author- SONG OF ACHILLES

SONG OF ACHILLES

by Madeline Miller

Mysterious Galaxy Review

“Ever wonder what happened behind the scenes of the Trojan War?  Curious about the personal life of some of Homer’s Greek heroes?  Want to know how gods and mortals interact?

“Even if you answered ‘no’ to these questions, the story of Achilles and his longtime companion, Patroclus, will intrigue and engross you.  Their relationship is told with delicacy and heart and you will feel as if you are with them on their journey toward manhood and the inevitable.  Achilles is half-mortal, half-god because his mother is the sea nymph, Thetis.  His unique qualities bind him to the Trojan War, despite the efforts of his mother to keep him out of it and to elude the prophesy that his heroic efforts on the field will result in his death.  Patroclus is an exiled prince who was sent to Phthia as a child to be raised by King Peleus, Achilles’ father.  They become companions and come of age together in the most unique of circumstances.

“Miller is a Greek scholar who brings life to Homer’s world in this tale of ancient Greece, filled with myths, heroes, gods and goddesses.  So readable … so memorable.  Miller has promised us another peek into Homer’s world and particularly The Odyssey.  I can’t wait!”- tlg

Ecco, $24.99

Mysterious Galaxy Books

http://www.mystgalaxy.com

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Patrick Fritton Author- NAVIGATING THE PATHWAYS TO MODERN LIFE

NAVIGATING THE PATHWAYS TO MODERN LIFE

by Patrick Fritton

Patrick Fritton’s book,  NAVIGATING THE PATHWAYS TO MODERN LIFE, is available at Amazon.com, Antigone Books on 4th Avenue and Mostly Books on Speedway (Tucson).

Throughout history human beings have struggled with the world in which they live and with one another.  Conflict is nothing new, but what does seem to cause the most strife are the relationships we have with others.  By understanding these relationships and rebalancing one’s self, problems can be resolved.

NAVIGATING THE PATHWAYS TO MODERN LIFE  offers a fresh approach to understanding our relationship with God and with our fellow man.  The body, mind, and spirit of human life is chronicled in Patrick’s book.  His experience with the U.S. Border Patrol and the private sector has led him to uncover a spirit in all life that followed a distinctive pattern.

Taken from the WRITE WORD, the newsletter of The Society of Southwestern Authors  Vol. 42.  No. 5.  October/November 2013

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Ben Costello Author- JACK & WALTER: THE FILMS OF LEMMON & MATTHAU

JACK & WALTER: THE FILMS OF LEMMON & MATTHAU

by Ben Costello

JACK & WALTER traces the legendary careers of Lemmon and Matthau.  From the first screen-paring in 1966, THE FORTUNE COOKIE, to their last comical romp, 1998’s THE ODD COUPLE II, they put the “fun” in dysfunctional, cementing their positions in Hollywood history as the 20th Century’s last great comedy team.

ISBN978-158985-154-2

$19.95 Paperback

http://www.JackandWalterBook.com

Five Star Publications

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Karlfried Graf Durckheim Author- HARA THE VITAL CENTER OF MAN

HARA  THE VITAL CENTER OF MAN

by Karlfried Graf Durckheim

ISBN 978-1-59477=024-1

$16.95  (CAN $21.95) pb

216 pages  6×9

includes 8-page b&w insert

According to Zen masters, by adopting a belly-centered posture and correct breathing, one can cultivate inner tranquility and balance: the state called Hara.  Karlfried Graf Durckheim shows the Western world how to overcome the physical and spiritual decay of modern life by adopting the age-old techniques of Japanese Zen masters.

Inner Traditions Bear & Company

http://www.InnerTraditions.com

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