THE BOOK OF JONAS
by Stephen Dau
Beautifully told with underlying themes of war, family, and survival, THE BOOK OF JONAS slowly reveals Jonas’ past and his present assimilation into a new life in the United States. Jonas is originally from an unnamed Muslim country where a military operation has destroyed his home and family. We know we will learn Jonas’ secrets as we get to know him and it is his search for his memory and for his survival that carry us breathlessly through his narrative.
It is also the story of an American soldier and his mother, who searches for the truth about her son as she tries to put a life together without him. Secrets are slowly revealed and closure comes with the hope of peace … in a beautifully written debut. -tlg
blue rider press, $24.95
Mysterious Galaxy Books
THIS STORIED LAND, A MONTANA MEMOIR
by Lou Mandler
Set in northeastern Montana, is a paean to the beauty and power of the high prairie, an elegy to the family farm, and a love story- a memorable depiction of parents who, as the family confronts the daily business of survival- hail, drought, blizzards, sickness- observe the customs of a fundamentalist religion in bringing up their children.
268 pgs ISBN: 1-932636-05-6 $19.95 Trade Paper
BEYOND SOLITUDE, A Cache of Alaska Tales
by Jo Massey
15 intriguing stories of characters experiencing the challenge of isolation- both physical and emotional. Suspense, human interest, humor, adventure, romance, a touch of the mystical, and above all, the ability of the human spirit to survival and thrive is explored as they confront the solitude of their own psyches- heart, mind, and soul- and reach “beyond” the physical to perhaps the greatest solitude of all.
312 pgs ISBN: 1-932636-09-9 $19.95 Trade Paper
WILL WORK 4 FOOD
by R.S. Hunter
Released by Amethyst Moon Publishing http://www.onechoicecanchangealife.com/newsletter/News1010.html
WILL WORK 4 FOOD is based on actual people, their real life experiences, and the bumps in the road that brought them to where they are today.
Have you ever stopped at a red light and seen someone standing there, begging for money?
Have you tried to avoid direct eye contact, just to try and prevent an awkward moment?
Have you ever refused to donate a dollar or two, for fear of how they might spend it?
Have you ever asked yourself why they are living on our streets; was it their choice or fate?
If you answered “yes” to any one of these simple questions, then it is time for you to be enlightened, to have your eyes opened.
Will Work 4 Food is your window to the other side. Join the author as he explores deeply into the life of those we try to ignore. Experience for yourself what it must feel like to lose everything you own, to be stripped down to nothing–where only the will to survive keeps you going, day after day, month after month, year after year.
RUNNING ON EMPTY
A Handbook for Understanding and Surviving the Energy Crisis
by Phillip J. Greene
Allen R. Kates’ book, COPSHOCK, SECOND EDITION: SURVIVING POSTTRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER (PTSD), (published Sept. 11, 2008) was a finalist in The Arizona Book Publishing Association’s Arizona Book Awards May 9th.
Taken from THE WRITE WORD, the newsletter of The Society of Southwestern Authors Vol. 38, No. 3 June- July 2009