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ART & PHOTOGRAPHY

The Accidental Pilgrim: Finding God and His Mother in Tuscany
by Judith Sornberger

Once a "nice pagan girl," acclaimed poet and scholar Judith Sornberger recounts her journey through faith in this beautiful personal memoir, highlighted by a trip to Italy. As a professor of English and Women's Studies, Sornberger had long been interested in the female role in scripture, iconography, and religious literature. When she began questioning her personal choices regarding Church and religion, Sornberger was drawn to art to find some answers. Her journey through the churches and museums of Italy, gazing upon powerful images of scriptural scenes, led her to insights into the place of Mary, along with other women, in a life of faith and service. Within this carefully told narrative and full-color images of many of the works of art that inspired Sornberger, the reader will find much to influence his or her own remarkable journey of faith.

Print: $29.95  •  Buy Now  •  digital edition available through online retailers


Art Capsules: The Contemporary Art Scene in Central Florida and Beyond
by Egberto Almenas

Art Capsules: The Contemporary Art Scene in Central Florida and Beyond assembles a collection of short essays covering the contemporary visual arts scene in Central Florida and the inflow of past and present-day streams of creativity from afar. Beautifully designed and handsomely illustrated with representative works by the artists discussed, this volume is a keepsake for those with a keen interest in contemporary visual arts, particularly art connected with Florida. Modern-day artists presented include the mathematically-oriented digital artist Nathan Selikoff; Doug Rhodehamel, self-described as someone who "makes stuff" such as paper bag mushrooms and plastic bottle jellyfish; Brigan Gresh, whose visual narrative is born deep within and ultimately offers hope and a promise of transcendence; visual diarist Martha L. Lent, for whom everyday objects celebrate women, domesticity, and traditional American crafts; the evocative surrealist painter Leonora Carrington; and many others. To establish a historical context for the art scene in Florida, the author considers the varied contributions of artists like El Greco, Francisco Goya, Salvador Dali, Maxfield Parrish, and Herman Herzog. These art "capsules" provide a summary of ideas as well as a measure of nourishment for those mindful of the impressive contemporary art scene in Central Florida.

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Current: Essays on the Passing of Time in the Woods
essays by Robert McGowan
photography by Jeffrey Stoner

Having spent his entire life exploring the woods and hills of Tennessee, writer and artist Robert McGowan wrote these short essays to pay homage to the natural world he so loved. In essays such as “Bee,” “Beetle,” and “Turtles,” McGowan marvels at the curious behaviors of small creatures. In “Tops,” “Fences,” and “Maple,” he writes about trees—young trees he has seen grow and old trees he has watched rot and disappear into the earth. Be it animals, trees, ferns, flowers, or rocks, McGowan passionately and tenderly recounts his close observations of nature, often wondering about the woods of olden time and imagining the woods of tomorrow. The fine, unbreakable thread that winds through the book is the passing of time—life in the woods begins, grows, and dies. Through it all, McGowan shows the reader he is a man sustained by his sense of peace and contentment, for he knows that despite his concerns about yesterday and tomorrow, “there is only the current.” The beautiful photography of Jeffrey Stoner adds vibrance and vitality to this inspiring collection of nature essays.

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Delira and Excira: Visions of the Flowers of Spring
photography by Stephen Tomasko

Stephen Tomasko’s stunning images of blossoms—cherry, apple, magnolia, lilac, and more—are a visual display of the spectacular season of spring. Tomasko packs his frames from edge to edge with natural abundance, skillfully recreating the sweet fragrance in the air, the fresh spring light, the delicate touch of petal and pollen, and the emotionally intense experiences with landscape. Time spent with these extraordinary photographs brings forth a feeling of delira and excira, of being delighted and excited at what nature has provided and what can be created through art. These images are truly a vision of spring.

Hardcover $72.00  •  Softcover $25.95  •  Buy Now  •  digital edition available through online retailers


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Doorway to the Temple: Brittany, Personal Images of the Sacred
photography and text by Ralph Hassenpflug with Kathryn Oliver

Doorway to the Temple is about a journey taken to explore the sacred places of Brittany, a culturally and historically rich region in northwestern France. It is also a journey taken to try to answer the questions that come from within, the calling we all feel to leave one place for another. Most importantly, photographer Ralph Hassenpflug uses his magnificant, dreamlike images to tell the story of his personal journey inward to explore connections, symbols, and mysteries leading to the discovery of our innate capacity for the sacred. Writer and multimedia artist Kathryn Oliver uses her brilliant sensibilities regarding text and image to enhance the story of the journey. Doorway to the Temple is visual poetry. Its remarkable images will lead readers along their own journey of exploration and discovery of the sacred.

Print: $38.00  •  Buy Now  •  digital edition available through online retailers


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From the Book of Remembrance
poems and paintings by Karla Van Vliet

From the Book of Remembrance is a collection of love poems, but not typical love poems. These are gritty and confrontational, made of blood and spit. These explore relationship with the beloved, the one that makes our heart sing, whether in the world or the divine realm.

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I pray for a life of going nowhere
poetry and photography by Peter Azrak

Psychotherapist, photographer, and writer Peter Azrak offers this powerful prayer in word and image.

Softcover: $21.95  •  Buy Now

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Jasmine Fractals: Poems of Urban India
poems and photographs by Sheri Vandermolen

Sheri Vandermolen brings India into vibrant focus with her evocative imagery, rich narration, and sharp wit, inviting the reader to join her in an engaging exploration of the Indian subcontinent. The volume’s forty-five poems and accompanying photographs span experiences as commonplace as trips to the local city market and as distinct as a visit to Allahabad for the 2013 Maha Kumbh Mela, considered the world’s largest single-event gathering of humanity, with thirty million people in attendance on the most auspicious bathing day. Dynamic and nimble, Jasmine Fractals pivots through the jostling contrasts of urban India.

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Journeys: Photographic Discoveries of Time, Place, and Self in Jerusalem, Japan, Istanbul, and Provence
text and photography by Ekaterina Bykhovskaya

This beautiful book is the journal of a photographer's travels to four distinguished places of the world—Jerusalem, Japan, Istanbul, and Provence. Through Ekaterina Bykhovskaya's vision, dreamlike imagery, and the magical connection of light and process, readers are drawn into the silent kingdoms she portrays. Bykhovskaya's images show us how to think differently about time and place while we also discover truths about ourselves.

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Memorizing Shadows: Inspiration from the Arizona Trail
poems and images by Heidi Elizabeth Blankenship

While walking the Arizona Trail from Mexico to Utah, Heidi Elizabeth Blankenship took photographs of scenic vistas and scribbled words on scraps of paper. Her photographs evolved into imaginative paper cuttings and her words into impassioned poems. Together these images and poems express heartfelt gratitude and love for everything that surrounds us. Perfect for the hiker, camper, adventurer, and nature enthusiast; ideal for anyone who relishes in a vision of the world as gift and celebration.

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Natural History: Interpretations of Flora and Fauna
poems by K. S. Hardy
photographs by Jeffrey Stoner

A beautiful blending of poetry and photography, revealing both the grandeur and nuance of the seasons. A book to come back to again and again for enjoyment and inspiration.

Softcover: $28.95  •  Hardcover Collector Edition: $42.00  •  Buy Now

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Whayne, Paradise
Of Strength and Grace: Elegy for Love
poetry by Tom Whayne
photography by Jane Paradise

Tom Whayne and Katherine Wilson met late in life while training to become docents at the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art. For twenty-three years, they enjoyed a relationship sustained by immeasurable love and constant companionship, knowing all the while they were "playing the long last game." In 2010, "Kat" suffered a subdural hematoma. Until her death three years later, Whayne wrote poetry, his beautifully crafted words describing moments of love and beauty as well as pain and anguish. Of Strength and Grace: Elegy for Love is the collection of these poems, accompanied by magnificent photographs by Jane Paradise that are candid, sincere, and profound. This beautiful book is a source of strength and grace to anyone who has loved in the face of anguish. Isn't that everyone?

Print: $35.00  •  Buy Now  •  digital edition available through online retailers

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Once Divided: Words and Images
poetry and photography by Susan Currie

Photographer and yoga instructor Susan Currie has long produced work celebrated for its sacred threads. In this new collection, a seamless blend of visual and verse, she uses rich imagery as prompts for the written word. With grace and simplicity Once Divided shines a soft light on all of the glorious meanwhiles happening amidst the chatter, inviting readers from all walks to pause, gather, and reconnect with their translation of “home." Within its pages Ms. Currie and publisher Shanti Arts have woven together a timeless quilt of words, images, and journal space designed to invoke stillness and a clearing for self-expression. Perfect for yoga instructors or those engaged in inner work, Once Divided is a soul stirring awakening handbook, the ideal companion for a cup of tea, yoga, or a quiet afternoon on the back porch.

Softcover: $21.95  •  Buy Now

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Rambles into Sacred Realms: Journeys in Pen & Print
text and artwork by Krish V. Krishnan

Rambles into Sacred Realms is the beautiful and inspiring chronicle of author and artist Krish V. Krishnan's travels around the globe as he explores and portrays places of awe-inspiring divinity through writing and artwork. Krishnan recounts his experiences at places like the stunning rocky red desert of Petra, Jordan, replete with the ruins of shrines, palaces, and tombs; the ancient and holy city of Varanasi, India, where sacred chants waft in the breeze as funeral pyres consume the dead; and the ruins of Sukhothai, Thailand, teeming with temples, monuments, shrines, and watchful statues of Buddha as far as the eye can see. Krishnan's writings offer adventure, drama, and bits of humor, and his extensive collection of artwork, in watercolor, scratchboard, acrylics, pencil, and pastel, is superbly executed and captivatingly impassioned. Rambles into Sacred Realms offers a compelling invitation to the reader to vicariously enjoy and experience, through both words and images, the stunning power of some of the world's most incredible and sacred places.

Softcover: $48.00  •  Hardcover Collector Edition: $75.00  •  Buy Now


The Real Deal
photographs and text by James Wvinner

Inspired by his grandfather's paintings of New Mexico as well as activists who fought against corporate greed for Native Americans, photographer James Wvinner set out on a quest to help raise awareness about the destruction of people, land, and lifestyle in the western United States. Wvinner wanted to find the west of his dreams, but he also wanted to make photographs that would inform people about social injustice. Along the way he learned about the life of “real deal” cowboys and their love for the land. Wvinner found the west he was seeking, but also watched it change as a result of pressure from mining and energy companies exerted upon the cooperative federal government. This powerful collection of Wvinner's photographs tells the story of enormous change in the legendary and celebrated western United States.

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The Reluctant Artist: Joe Rice 1918–2011
by Dorothy Rice

Through images and text, The Reluctant Artist tells the story of Joe Rice, high school art teacher, inventive artist, father of four children, and self-proclaimed "overeducated pauper." Rice lived his life in and around San Francisco, raising his children during the sixties and seventies—"a magical place at a magical time"—with LSD, the music of Janis Joplin, and a VW Microbus on every corner. Rice's story is told by his daughter Dorothy Rice, who recounts tales of his lifelong commitment to art, his disquieting tendency toward solitude, his unease with useless conversation, and his self-effacing manner and adherence to humility as the highest virtue. Though he made art all through his life, Joe Rice never sought recognition or financial profit for any of it. Near the end of his life, his children became increasingly fascinated by and attached to his work, chronicling, photographing the art on his walls, and discovering a cache of paintings that had been stored in the garage rafters for over twenty years. Through his art they attempted to better understand their father's hidden truth: though he never sought to make a living from his art, art gave him his life. And having left so many tangible remnants he will live on in more than memory.

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Remembrance of Things Present: Making Peace with Dementia
text and photography by Peter Maeck

Caring for an aging father diagnosed with Alzheimer’s exposes a multitude of experiences and feelings. Writer and photographer Peter Maeck approached this extremely difficult time of life with extraordinary mindfulness and compassion. Using the language of his craft, Maeck observed that he and his father “moved from a prose relationship into one of poetry . . . less literal and more metaphorical . . . engaging more in rhyme than in reason.” Remembrance of Things Present is an important book for our time as dementia nears epidemic proportions; it is wisdom gleaned from facing one of life’s most horrific afflictions with word, image, and love.

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The River From My Mouth
poetry and art by Karla Van Vliet

The River From My Mouth is a collection of lyrical poems that run like a mountain river through the territories of love and loss, identity and voice. Cut down to the bare essentials these poems speak to the inner life’s raw landscape. In swirling eddies of recurring images they sing in the sensual tense of yearning. 

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Stretching Silver Through Blue Haze
poems by Lawrence Gregory
photographs by Birgit Gutsche

An intimate collaboration between poet and photographer, husband and wife. Lawrence Gregory’s poems are clean, clear, and honest. Birgit Gutsche’s photographs are quiet and contemplative, providing inspiration and counterpoint to her husband’s poetry. Together they offer an authentic exploration of the ordinary human experience as a consequence of the ongoing conversation between lovers and friends.

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Studio Stories: Illuminating Our Lives through Art
by Lauren Rader

When artist Lauren Rader begins inviting women into her studio for classes in creativity, she has no idea what she is about to unleash. Drawn by a common yearning to express themselves through art, the women soon find that the path to creativity leads deep within—to hidden thoughts, buried memories, and dramatic life changes. Here, Rader relates their intensely personal journeys, along with insights from a lifetime of teaching and artistry, and from her daily walks along the river with her sweet dog Wiley.

Softcover: $22.95  •  Hardcover Collector Edition: $38.00  •  Buy Now


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Summer Stories
paintings by Leslie Anderson
stories by Mary Lou Bagley, Nancy L. Brown, Meredith Nash Fossel, Claire Guyton, Kathryn Hall, David Karraker, Catherine J. S. Lee, Laura Levenson, John B. Nichols, Jr., and Anna Noyes

Summer Stories features a delightful series of paintings by Maine artist Leslie Anderson along with a dozen short stories inspired by these paintings. Anderson’s works capture people and events characteristic of a summer in Maine—for example, Hauling Buoys, Fair Night, Clammer, Hay Day, and Last Night at the Lake. The accompanying stories, by ten acclaimed and award-winning Maine writers, animate the paintings, revealing and honoring the genuine uniqueness of a summer in Maine. There is tenderness and warmth, but also danger and torment, and throughout, an experience of the qualities that make Maine what it is—resourcefulness, determination, strength, and independence. If you know Maine, you may find yourself in one of these paintings or stories; if you’ve never been to Maine, this book will excite your imagination and make you want to visit Maine to craft your own summer story.

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Witness Chair: A Memoir of Art, Marriage, and Loss
by Sherry Horton

The poignant story of a marriage as well as a gallant journey into loss, Witness Chair is both a beautifully written personal memoir and a compassionate guidebook to the art of living in the face of suffering and death. In his last years, artist Christopher Horton, the author's husband, worked on the design of sixteen "chair" maquettes in preparation for an art installation to commemorate the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. In reflecting on her long marriage and the difficult months before her husband's death from leukemia, author Sherry Horton draws on the unsettling yet powerful significance of the various chairs, seeing her life and the death of her husband through the concepts of accusation, displacement, rumor, captivity, and heaven. Leah Leatherbee describes Witness Chair as a "quietly searing account of the unspoken," and Bernie Siegel soberly remarks: "In love’s service and the process of life and healing, only the wounded soldier can serve. Read Sherry's words and understand why."

Print: $21.95  •  Buy Now  •  digital edition available through online retailers


NATURE

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Current: Essays on the Passing of Time in the Woods
essays by
Robert McGowan
photography by Jeffrey Stoner

Having spent his entire life exploring the woods and hills of Tennessee, writer and artist Robert McGowan wrote these short essays to pay homage to the natural world he so loved. In essays such as “Bee,” “Beetle,” and “Turtles,” McGowan marvels at the curious behaviors of small creatures. In “Tops,” “Fences,” and “Maple,” he writes about trees—young trees he has seen grow and old trees he has watched rot and disappear into the earth. Be it animals, trees, ferns, flowers, or rocks, McGowan passionately and tenderly recounts his close observations of nature, often wondering about the woods of olden time and imagining the woods of tomorrow. The fine, unbreakable thread that winds through the book is the passing of time—life in the woods begins, grows, and dies. Through it all, McGowan shows the reader he is a man sustained by his sense of peace and contentment, for he knows that despite his concerns about yesterday and tomorrow, “there is only the current.” The beautiful photography of Jeffrey Stoner adds vibrance and vitality to this inspiring collection of nature essays.

Print: $30.00  •  Buy Now


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Delira and Excira: Visions of the Flowers of Spring
photography by Stephen Tomasko

Stephen Tomasko’s stunning images of blossoms—cherry, apple, magnolia, lilac, and more—are a visual display of the spectacular season of spring. Tomasko packs his frames from edge to edge with natural abundance, skillfully recreating the sweet fragrance in the air, the fresh spring light, the delicate touch of petal and pollen, and the emotionally intense experiences with landscape. Time spent with these extraordinary photographs brings forth a feeling of delira and excira, of being delighted and excited at what nature has provided and what can be created through art. These images are truly a vision of spring.

Hardcover $72.00  •  Softcover $25.95  •  Buy Now  •  digital edition available through online retailers


FICTION


Avenue of Poplars in Autumn
inspired by the painting by Vincent Van Gogh

novella by Greg Bogaerts

Avenue of Poplars in Autumn is the tragic story of Marcel Saint Cloud, a country farmer, who marries Madame Rosemary Vert, a widow used to rubbing shoulders with the aristocracy whose former husband left her with a daughter as well as numerous debts and no money to pay them. The couple manage to overcome many initial difficulties and fall madly in love. Saint Cloud becomes a devoted and adoring husband, and Madame becomes equally as devoted as well as a happy manager of the domestic matters of the farm. Numerous troubles befall them, which Saint Cloud recalls as he strolls through the avenue of poplars that leads to his farmhouse. A sad but beautiful story inspired by the painting of the same name by Vincent Van Gogh.

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Blossoming Almond Branch in a Glass with a Book
inspired by the painting by Vincent Van Gogh

novella by Greg Bogaerts

Blossoming Almond Branch in a Glass with a Book is the charming story of Marc Henry, separated from the privileged but demanding life of his father, and Madame Fleur, who operates a boarding house in Paris to provide for herself and her son after the death of her husband in the Franco-Prussian War. Inspired by the branch of almond blossoms in a glass that sits on a table in the boarding house, Henry examines his life, his future, and the captivating allure of Madame as she struggles with the difficulties of putting her husband to rest. Inspired by the painting by Vincent Van Gogh, Australian writer Greg Bogaerts tells this story with his usual brilliant development of character and masterful development of plot, further enriched with often-overlooked but enthralling historical snippets about old France. This novella is sure to improve any quiet afternoon spent reading. Inspired by the painting Vincent Van Gogh.

Print: $9.95  •  Buy Now  •  digital edition available through online retailers


Bridges Across the Seine at Asnieres
inspired by the painting by Vincent Van Gogh
novella by Greg Bogaerts

This uncompromising collection of stories comes from the widely acclaimed and award winning master of the short story, Bob Thurber. Here he weaves his tales around such facets of the human condition as Fathers and Fools, Women and Children, Marriage and Divorce, and Art and Artifice. Typically unsettling and revelatory, Thurber knows how to cast a story that depicts the coarse reality of life, and his skills are displayed here with both passion and sentiment. Thurber gives the reader a chance, not to peek, but to plunge head first into the deep, dark mystery of simple existence. Accompanied by photographs by the equally intrepid wordsmith and image maker Vincent Louis Carrella.

Print: $9.95  •  Buy Now  •  digital edition available through online retailers


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The Gill Man in Purgatory
short stories by David Denny

In a wide range of genres, from mythic parable to gritty realism, these twenty stories explore the most intimate encounters between husbands and wives, parents and children, lovers and strangers. In one story, an ex-movie stuntman relives watery memories of pleasure and panic from the arid terrain of his afterlife. In another, a precocious ten-year-old girl composes an email plea for reconciliation to her estranged grandfather. In yet another, a retired midwestern couple face existential crisis in a Hawaiian paradise. Blending terror and delight, dissolution and renewal, each vivid tale surprises the reader with a clarifying moment, reminding us that life is a balancing act between sacred and profane, and we must hold on to the one, without letting go of the other.

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Happy Again at Last: Life in the Art World
stories by Robert McGowan

Happy Again at Last: Life in the Art World is a collection of thirty stories set in various corners of the art world. These short fictions speak of the nature of the artist and the creative impulse, the artist's experience in the world, and the various issues, psychological and intellectual, that are integral to that experience and to the art world itself. The stories are wide-ranging, some of them darkly serious, others lightly amusing. This altogether unique collection is fully accessible to general readers and provides colorful insight into a world that in popular perception is often considered remote and mysterious.

Print: $23.95  •  Buy Now  •  digital edition available through online retailers


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Nothing But Trouble
stories by Bob Thurber
photography by Vincent Louis Carrella

This uncompromising collection of stories comes from the widely acclaimed and award winning master of the short story, Bob Thurber. Here he weaves his tales around such facets of the human condition as Fathers and Fools, Women and Children, Marriage and Divorce, and Art and Artifice. Typically unsettling and revelatory, Thurber knows how to cast a story that depicts the coarse reality of life, and his skills are displayed here with both passion and sentiment. Thurber gives the reader a chance, not to peek, but to plunge head first into the deep, dark mystery of simple existence. Accompanied by photographs by the equally intrepid wordsmith and image maker Vincent Louis Carrella.

Print: $22.95  •  Buy Now  •  digital edition available through online retailers


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PAPERBOY: A DYSFUNCTIONAL NOVEL
by Bob Thurber

It’s 1969 and the entire nation is waiting for the United States to win the space race and put the first man on the moon. Meanwhile, fourteen-year-old Jack Fisher—malnourished and battered, abandoned by his father, neglected by his mother, manipulated by his older sister, harangued by his boss, and shortchanged by customers—is delivering newspapers in downtown Pawtucket and trying to keep his family from self-destructing completely. As the whole world holds its breath to see what will become of the Apollo 11 astronauts, Jack clings to his daily mantra, “Things will get better.” But in this poignant novel by award-winning short story writer Bob Thurber, things do not get better; they get drastically worse, at space-age speed.

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Summer Stories
paintings by Leslie Anderson
stories by Mary Lou Bagley, Nancy L. Brown, Meredith Nash Fossel, Claire Guyton, Kathryn Hall, David Karraker, Catherine J. S. Lee, Laura Levenson, John B. Nichols, Jr., and Anna Noyes

Summer Stories features a delightful series of paintings by Maine artist Leslie Anderson along with a dozen short stories inspired by these paintings. Anderson’s works capture people and events characteristic of a summer in Maine—for example, Hauling Buoys, Fair Night, Clammer, Hay Day, and Last Night at the Lake. The accompanying stories, by ten acclaimed and award-winning Maine writers, animate the paintings, revealing and honoring the genuine uniqueness of a summer in Maine. There is tenderness and warmth, but also danger and torment, and throughout, an experience of the qualities that make Maine what it is—resourcefulness, determination, strength, and independence. If you know Maine, you may find yourself in one of these paintings or stories; if you’ve never been to Maine, this book will excite your imagination and make you want to visit Maine to craft your own summer story.

Print: $36.00  •  Buy Now


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Walking Paris Streets with Eugene Atget: Inspired Stories About the Ragpicker, Lampshade Vendor, and Other Characters and Places of Old France
stories by Greg Bogaerts

Walking Paris Streets With Eugene Atget: Inspired Stories About the Ragpicker, Lampshade Vendor, and Other Characters and Places of Old France is a collection of sixteen stories inspired by photographs of early twentieth-century photographer Eugene Atget, often regarded as the first “street photographer.” These masterfully-written stories bring the characters in Atget’s photographs to life as they confront and suffer through the social and political changes that led to modern France. Some characters are endearing, some are despicable; a few characters rouse a good chuckle and others prompt feelings of grief and sadness. All of the characters and their stories are unforgettable, all securely tethered to the places, history, and mythos of Old France.

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Candling the Eggs
poems by Wally Swist

Acclaimed poet Wally Swist remarks on events of everyday living in this brilliant collection. "The Female Cardinal," "Ray's Sandwich Shop," "Ode to My New Shoes," and, of course, "Candling the Eggs" show us how to notice the value in commonplace events. Yet, there is more, as we see in "What is Essential" and "Abhorrence;" living calls for action. Of over thirty books and chapbooks, this is perhaps his finest.

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From the Book of Remembrance
poems and paintings by Karla Van Vliet

From the Book of Remembrance is a collection of love poems, but not typical love poems. These are gritty and confrontational, made of blood and spit. These explore relationship with the beloved, the one that makes our heart sing, whether in the world or the divine realm.

Print: $17.95  •  Buy Now  •  digital edition available through online retailers

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I pray for a life of going nowhere
poetry and photography by Peter Azrak

Psychotherapist, photographer, and writer Peter Azrak offers this powerful prayer in word and image.

Softcover: $21.95  •  Buy Now

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In Hubble's Shadow
poems by Carol Smallwood

Though privileged to live in times when space exploration and technology have advanced our knowledge of the universe at breath-taking speed, we still live as if we are the ones around whom the sun rises and sets. Moving from the most intimate of human activities to the profound and expansive dimensions of the universe, this collection of poetry by Carol Smallwood explores, as did Edwin Hubble, the elusive mysteries of life. The vision, shared by all of us—poets, artists, laborers, homemakers, and space explorers—is to make the best of this world while seeking to understand it more fully. Smallwood's passion for this vision is the clear focus of this lovely volume of poems.

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Jasmine Fractals: Poems of Urban India
poems and photographs by Sheri Vandermolen

Sheri Vandermolen brings India into vibrant focus with her evocative imagery, rich narration, and sharp wit, inviting the reader to join her in an engaging exploration of the Indian subcontinent. The volume’s forty-five poems and accompanying photographs span experiences as commonplace as trips to the local city market and as distinct as a visit to Allahabad for the 2013 Maha Kumbh Mela, considered the world’s largest single-event gathering of humanity, with thirty million people in attendance on the most auspicious bathing day. Dynamic and nimble, Jasmine Fractals pivots through the jostling contrasts of urban India.

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MEDITATIONS After the Bear Feast: The Poetic Dialogues of N. Scott Momaday and Yuri Vaella
translated and edited by Alexander Vashchenko and Claude Clayton Smith

This important engaging book records the first acquaintance of poets from American Indian and Native Siberian cultures as they come to recognize their similar cultures, life-ways, and reverence for the natural world. The poetic dialogues contain a mutual recognition of kinsmen across centuries of mutual isolation. Perhaps their chief value is the declaration of fundamental human values, expressing the authors’ deepest aspirations as spokesmen for traditional cultures. As Alexander Vashchenko concludes in his commentary, “This poetic calling-forth offers an important lesson to all of us who live from day to day, with confused priorities, without a thought to eternity; who forsake our original nature—our distant, ancient kinsman, the Bear, that mighty spirit of Mother Nature and powerful symbol of our enormous, universal nation.” The Foreword, Afterword, supplementary notes, and Editor’s Note limn the historical and biographical background that make this text a world’s first, inspiring a call for future intercontinental collaborations of indigenous writers. Contributors include Nathan Romero, Susan Scarberry-Garcia, Claude Clayton Smith, Alexander Vashchenko, James Walter, and Andrew Wiget.

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Memorizing Shadows: Inspiration from the Arizona Trail
poems and images by Heidi Elizabeth Blankenship

While walking the Arizona Trail from Mexico to Utah, Heidi Elizabeth Blankenship took photographs of scenic vistas and scribbled words on scraps of paper. Her photographs evolved into imaginative paper cuttings and her words into impassioned poems. Together these images and poems express heartfelt gratitude and love for everything that surrounds us. Perfect for the hiker, camper, adventurer, and nature enthusiast; ideal for anyone who relishes in a vision of the world as gift and celebration.

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Natural History: Interpretations of Flora and Fauna
poems by K. S. Hardy
photographs by Jeffrey Stoner

A beautiful blending of poetry and photography, revealing both the grandeur and nuance of the seasons. A book to come back to again and again for enjoyment and inspiration.

Softcover: $28.95  •  Hardcover Collector Edition: $42.00  •  Buy Now

Books will ship in early November when released.



Whayne, Paradise
Of Strength and Grace: Elegy for Love
poetry by Tom Whayne
photographs by Jane Paradise

Tom Whayne and Katherine Wilson met late in life while training to become docents at the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art. For twenty-three years, they enjoyed a relationship sustained by immeasurable love and constant companionship, knowing all the while they were "playing the long last game." In 2010, "Kat" suffered a subdural hematoma. Until her death three years later, Whayne wrote poetry, his beautifully crafted words describing moments of love and beauty as well as pain and anguish. Of Strength and Grace: Elegy for Love is the collection of these poems, accompanied by magnificent photographs by Jane Paradise that are candid, sincere, and profound. This beautiful book is a source of strength and grace to anyone who has loved in the face of anguish. Isn't that everyone?

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Once Divided: Words and Images
poetry and photography by Susan Currie

Photographer and yoga instructor Susan Currie has long produced work celebrated for its sacred threads. In this new collection, a seamless blend of visual and verse, she uses rich imagery as prompts for the written word. With grace and simplicity Once Divided shines a soft light on all of the glorious meanwhiles happening amidst the chatter, inviting readers from all walks to pause, gather, and reconnect with their translation of “home." Within its pages Ms. Currie and publisher Shanti Arts have woven together a timeless quilt of words, images, and journal space designed to invoke stillness and a clearing for self-expression. Perfect for yoga instructors or those engaged in inner work, Once Divided is a soul stirring awakening handbook, the ideal companion for a cup of tea, yoga, or a quiet afternoon on the back porch.

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Raven Wire
by Matt Pasca

In his second collection, Raven Wire, Matt Pasca sets loose the ravens of thought and memory over a landscape of postmodern privilege, violence, and alienation. Only then does he answer the poet’s charge to articulate, through attention and compassion, the redemptive power of beauty, complexity, and connection. With every line, Pasca seeks to restore purpose to our waking into another day.

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Remembrance of Things Present: Making Peace with Dementia
text and photography by Peter Maeck

Caring for an aging father diagnosed with Alzheimer’s exposes a multitude of experiences and feelings. Writer and photographer Peter Maeck approached this extremely difficult time of life with extraordinary mindfulness and compassion. Using the language of his craft, Maeck observed that he and his father “moved from a prose relationship into one of poetry . . . less literal and more metaphorical . . . engaging more in rhyme than in reason.” Remembrance of Things Present is an important book for our time as dementia nears epidemic proportions; it is wisdom gleaned from facing one of life’s most horrific afflictions with word, image, and love.

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The Rigged Universe
poetry by Anthony Labriola
art by Teresa Young

The Rigged Universe is a collection of poems by Anthony Labriola that deal with the magical experience of living in our world and the chance encounters with its mystery. In these poems the presence of the magician or the enchanter in the wilds attests to a double vision as we live in nature while sensing the mystery behind it. The commonplace is charged with magic. Wonder takes over when we least expect it to. The extraordinary is in us and around us. But what if we had a chance to learn the trick of experiencing reality and its illusory double? What if we could "rig the universe" and live a life that celebrates the magic and mystery of the world? What if we could find our bliss? Labriola's poems speak of the enchantments of the human journey and the odyssey of experience in a galaxy filled with legends and natural phenomena. The collection, accompanied by the surrealistic art of Teresa Young, offers "cosmic therapy"—a lesson in learning to live with light and happiness.

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The River From My Mouth
poetry and art by Karla Van Vliet

The River From My Mouth is a collection of lyrical poems that run like a mountain river through the territories of love and loss, identity and voice. Cut down to the bare essentials these poems speak to the inner life’s raw landscape. In swirling eddies of recurring images they sing in the sensual tense of yearning. 

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Stretching Silver Through Blue Haze
poems by Lawrence Gregory
photographs by Birgit Gutsche

An intimate collaboration between poet and photographer, husband and wife. Lawrence Gregory’s poems are clean, clear, and honest. Birgit Gutsche’s photographs are quiet and contemplative, providing inspiration and counterpoint to her husband’s poetry. Together they offer an authentic exploration of the ordinary human experience as a consequence of the ongoing conversation between lovers and friends.

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Turning Turf: Poems and Photographs from Ireland
poems and photographs by Christian Reifsteck

In Turning Turf, poet and photographer Christian Reifsteck considers themes of decay, rupture, and sacrilege, suturing, healing, and grace within the framework of the Irish practice of harvesting turf. In Ireland, harvesting turf has traditionally involved cutting sod from the bog, laying it out to dry and turning it periodically, and then burning it for fuel. The poems and photographs in this impassioned collection guide the reader into the depths of life and soul to cut, turn, dry, and eventually burn the turf contained deep within us.

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The Way of Tanka
by Naomi Beth Wakan

The Way of Tanka is an approachable yet comprehensive examination of the Japanese form of poetry known as tanka. The author, Naomi Beth Wakan, discusses its roots in early Japanese courts where it was considered the poetry of lovers, as well as its adaptation to western culture and the characteristics that separate it from the more popular form of Japanese poetry: haiku. Throughout, Wakan weaves her story of personal self-transformation as she moved from the more disciplined writing of haiku to the more metaphorical and philosophical writing of tanka. Numerous examples of tanka are provided, and the rich explanation of the experience of writing tanka encourages readers to write their own tanka while remaining open to the possibilities it provides for personal growth.

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NONFICTION

The Accidental Pilgrim: Finding God and His Mother in Tuscany
by Judith Sornberger

Once a "nice pagan girl," acclaimed poet and scholar Judith Sornberger recounts her journey through faith in this beautiful personal memoir, highlighted by a trip to Italy. As a professor of English and Women's Studies, Sornberger had long been interested in the female role in scripture, iconography, and religious literature. When she began questioning her personal choices regarding Church and religion, Sornberger was drawn to art to find some answers. Her journey through the churches and museums of Italy, gazing upon powerful images of scriptural scenes, led her to insights into the place of Mary, along with other women, in a life of faith and service. Within this carefully told narrative and full-color images of many of the works of art that inspired Sornberger, the reader will find much to influence his or her own remarkable journey of faith.

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Art Capsules: The Contemporary Art Scene in Central Florida and Beyond
by Egberto Almenas

Art Capsules: The Contemporary Art Scene in Central Florida and Beyond assembles a collection of short essays covering the contemporary visual arts scene in Central Florida and the inflow of past and present-day streams of creativity from afar. Beautifully designed and handsomely illustrated with representative works by the artists discussed, this volume is a keepsake for those with a keen interest in contemporary visual arts, particularly art connected with Florida. Modern-day artists presented include the mathematically-oriented digital artist Nathan Selikoff; Doug Rhodehamel, self-described as someone who "makes stuff" such as paper bag mushrooms and plastic bottle jellyfish; Brigan Gresh, whose visual narrative is born deep within and ultimately offers hope and a promise of transcendence; visual diarist Martha L. Lent, for whom everyday objects celebrate women, domesticity, and traditional American crafts; the evocative surrealist painter Leonora Carrington; and many others. To establish a historical context for the art scene in Florida, the author considers the varied contributions of artists like El Greco, Francisco Goya, Salvador Dali, Maxfield Parrish, and Herman Herzog. These art "capsules" provide a summary of ideas as well as a measure of nourishment for those mindful of the impressive contemporary art scene in Central Florida.

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Current: Essays on the Passing of Time in the Woods
essays by Robert McGowan
photography by Jeffrey Stoner

Having spent his entire life exploring the woods and hills of Tennessee, writer and artist Robert McGowan wrote these short essays to pay homage to the natural world he so loved. In essays such as “Bee,” “Beetle,” and “Turtles,” McGowan marvels at the curious behaviors of small creatures. In “Tops,” “Fences,” and “Maple,” he writes about trees—young trees he has seen grow and old trees he has watched rot and disappear into the earth. Be it animals, trees, ferns, flowers, or rocks, McGowan passionately and tenderly recounts his close observations of nature, often wondering about the woods of olden time and imagining the woods of tomorrow. The fine, unbreakable thread that winds through the book is the passing of time—life in the woods begins, grows, and dies. Through it all, McGowan shows the reader he is a man sustained by his sense of peace and contentment, for he knows that despite his concerns about yesterday and tomorrow, “there is only the current.” The beautiful photography of Jeffrey Stoner adds vibrance and vitality to this inspiring collection of nature essays.

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Interweavings: Creative Nonfiction
by Carol Smallwood

These forty-three beautiful and moving short essays seem inspired by whatever is on Carol Smallwood’s mind — library visits, her daughter, the TV show Columbo, “Chick Lit,” or hardware stores. But they remind us that everything in life is a variation on a theme, a different shade in the same tapestry.

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Letters from a Young Poet: A Lonesome Journey to the Heart of the Latin American Dream
by Michael Molyneux

Inspired by a lonesome journey through South America, this collection of true stories documents an equally difficult journey through the dark corners of the human psyche via the colossal canyons of Peru, deserted strips of paradise in Ecuador, volcanic salt-flats in Bolivia, windswept grasslands of Patagonia,  and the far reaches of Tierra Del Fuego. With engaging descriptions and intriguing tales, Molyneux delivers a sensual portrait of a wild continent, exploring cultural landscapes and the nature of human restlessness and ecstasy. Ultimately, these stories, as all others, are about the essential elements of the human condition: suffering and love.

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MEDITATIONS After the Bear Feast: The Poetic Dialogues of N. Scott Momaday and Yuri Vaella
translated and edited by Alexander Vashchenko and Claude Clayton Smith

This important engaging book records the first acquaintance of poets from American Indian and Native Siberian cultures as they come to recognize their similar cultures, life-ways, and reverence for the natural world. The poetic dialogues contain a mutual recognition of kinsmen across centuries of mutual isolation. Perhaps their chief value is the declaration of fundamental human values, expressing the authors’ deepest aspirations as spokesmen for traditional cultures. As Alexander Vashchenko concludes in his commentary, “This poetic calling-forth offers an important lesson to all of us who live from day to day, with confused priorities, without a thought to eternity; who forsake our original nature—our distant, ancient kinsman, the Bear, that mighty spirit of Mother Nature and powerful symbol of our enormous, universal nation.” The Foreword, Afterword, supplementary notes, and Editor’s Note limn the historical and biographical background that make this text a world’s first, inspiring a call for future intercontinental collaborations of indigenous writers. Contributors include Nathan Romero, Susan Scarberry-Garcia, Claude Clayton Smith, Alexander Vashchenko, James Walter, and Andrew Wiget.

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Pulling Back the Future: A Therapist Finding His Way
by Peter Azrak

This collection of honest and moving essays tells the story of the author’s journey into himself as he learned to open his mind to see life as it really is while simultaneously seeking to live with equanimity. As a psychotherapist, Peter Azrak now asks those he works with to engage in this same process, one requiring patience, practice, and fortitude. The issues discussed and the events recounted in these stories will sound familiar to all: facing doubt, struggling with shame, balancing expectations, and feeling the abrasive friction that often comes with relationships. As readers reflect on their own journeys against the backdrop of Azrak’s stories, they learn the keys to a life intended to be lived in the presence of the Divine: humility, gratitude, and unconditional love.

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Remembrance of Things Present: Making Peace with Dementia
text and photography by Peter Maeck

Caring for an aging father diagnosed with Alzheimer’s exposes a multitude of experiences and feelings. Writer and photographer Peter Maeck approached this extremely difficult time of life with extraordinary mindfulness and compassion. Using the language of his craft, Maeck observed that he and his father “moved from a prose relationship into one of poetry . . . less literal and more metaphorical . . . engaging more in rhyme than in reason.” Remembrance of Things Present is an important book for our time as dementia nears epidemic proportions; it is wisdom gleaned from facing one of life’s most horrific afflictions with word, image, and love.

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Studio Stories: Illuminating Our Lives through Art
by Lauren Rader

When artist Lauren Rader begins inviting women into her studio for classes in creativity, she has no idea what she is about to unleash. Drawn by a common yearning to express themselves through art, the women soon find that the path to creativity leads deep within—to hidden thoughts, buried memories, and dramatic life changes. Here, Rader relates their intensely personal journeys, along with insights from a lifetime of teaching and artistry, and from her daily walks along the river with her sweet dog Wiley.

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Sweet Wisdoms
by Angeline Haen

Not all wisdom is siphoned from bitter life experiences; wisdom has a sweet side. For Angeline Haen, wisdom is revealed through a natural curiosity about the mystical messages in our everyday circumstances: a van full of preschoolers, daily walks with Wally, ponderings over split-pea soup, and every pause of wonder in between. This charming and sublime book is an easy, big-hearted read, and it will inspire its readers to recognize and acknowledge the simple sweet wisdoms in their own life experiences.

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Trauma: A Collection of Short Stories
by Elizabeth Jaikaran

A collection of true and extraordinary stories that speak of the abuse suffered by Guyanese women, girls, and members of the LGBT community both in their native country and after having emigrated to the United States. Through carefully crafted prose and poetic undertones, the author, Elizabeth Jaikaran, reveals accounts of the horrific violence and trauma through the lens of Guyanese culture and history. Along with these stories are points of fact, gathered from newspapers, agency studies, and governmental records, that illustrate the far-reaching existence and impact of violence and strict cultural norms. Also on display in these stories is the strength and resilience of Guyanese women as they have struggled to survive and flourish. This story of a small and often overlooked culture has needed to be told, and Jaikaran tells it with amazing courage and grace.

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Walks With Yogi: The Enlightenment Experiment
by Anda Peterson

Taking guidance from the Buddha and a host of wise teachers Anda Peterson embarks on what she calls an “enlightenment experiment” as she sets out to practice non-attachment and discover a life of peace and fulfillment. Having first survived a traumatic childhood and later an abusive relationship, her purpose is to find genuine happiness despite not having all the things society claims she needs: a husband, paid-off mortgage, children, vacation home, and financial safety net. In this account of her journey, she captures the familiarity of everyday experience and transforms it into something close to the sacred. Her story of forgiveness, resilience, and liberation will inspire anyone dealing with a troubling past or an uncertain future.

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The Way of Tanka
by Naomi Beth Wakan

The Way of Tanka is an approachable yet comprehensive examination of the Japanese form of poetry known as tanka. The author, Naomi Beth Wakan, discusses its roots in early Japanese courts where it was considered the poetry of lovers, as well as its adaptation to western culture and the characteristics that separate it from the more popular form of Japanese poetry: haiku. Throughout, Wakan weaves her story of personal self-transformation as she moved from the more disciplined writing of haiku to the more metaphorical and philosophical writing of tanka. Numerous examples of tanka are provided, and the rich explanation of the experience of writing tanka encourages readers to write their own tanka while remaining open to the possibilities it provides for personal growth.

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Witness Chair: A Memoir of Art, Marriage, and Loss
by Sherry Horton

The poignant story of a marriage as well as a gallant journey into loss, Witness Chair is both a beautifully written personal memoir and a compassionate guidebook to the art of living in the face of suffering and death. In his last years, artist Christopher Horton, the author's husband, worked on the design of sixteen "chair" maquettes in preparation for an art installation to commemorate the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. In reflecting on her long marriage and the difficult months before her husband's death from leukemia, author Sherry Horton draws on the unsettling yet powerful significance of the various chairs, seeing her life and the death of her husband through the concepts of accusation, displacement, rumor, captivity, and heaven. Leah Leatherbee describes Witness Chair as a "quietly searing account of the unspoken," and Bernie Siegel soberly remarks: "In love’s service and the process of life and healing, only the wounded soldier can serve. Read Sherry's words and understand why."

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TRAVEL

The Accidental Pilgrim: Finding God and His Mother in Tuscany
by Judith Sornberger

Once a "nice pagan girl," acclaimed poet and scholar Judith Sornberger recounts her journey through faith in this beautiful personal memoir, highlighted by a trip to Italy. As a professor of English and Women's Studies, Sornberger had long been interested in the female role in scripture, iconography, and religious literature. When she began questioning her personal choices regarding Church and religion, Sornberger was drawn to art to find some answers. Her journey through the churches and museums of Italy, gazing upon powerful images of scriptural scenes, led her to insights into the place of Mary, along with other women, in a life of faith and service. Within this carefully told narrative and full-color images of many of the works of art that inspired Sornberger, the reader will find much to influence his or her own remarkable journey of faith.

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Café Oc: A Nomad's Tales of Magic, Mystery, and Finding Home in the Dordogne of Southwestern France
text and photography by Beebe Bahrami

Writer, anthropologist, and self-professing nomad Beebe Bahrami knows that walking and exploring are paramount to her sense of connection to the earth. One of her explorations took her to a small fishing village in northwestern Spain and a much-anticipated chance to walk once again but on new tributaries the pilgrimage route of the Camino de Santiago. But it was a side trip to Sarlat in southwestern France, a place called "the Frenchman's paradise" by author Henry Miller, that unexpectedly gave Bahrami much to explore and enjoy as the region worked its way into the author's heart. A travel narrative and memoir, Café Oc will delight readers with its tantalizing descriptions of French foods and wines, walks through the countryside, visits to the prehistoric painted and engraved caves, and the warm and welcoming people in the Dordogne region of France. It will also take them along a path of serendipity and magic, and a meditation into how we are pulled by the desire for home. Accompanied by photographs taken by the author, Café Oc is also a pictorial record of places, people, and events. Over time and several lengthy visits, Bahrami found a surprising desire to settle down, to leave her "tent poles anchored in place to that precious earth."

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Doorway to the Temple: Brittany, Personal Images of the Sacred
photography and text by Ralph Hassenpflug with Kathryn Oliver

Doorway to the Temple is about a journey taken to explore the sacred places of Brittany, a culturally and historically rich region in northwestern France. It is also a journey taken to try to answer the questions that come from within, the calling we all feel to leave one place for another. Most importantly, photographer Ralph Hassenpflug uses his magnificant, dreamlike images to tell the story of his personal journey inward to explore connections, symbols, and mysteries leading to the discovery of our innate capacity for the sacred. Writer and multimedia artist Kathryn Oliver uses her brilliant sensibilities regarding text and image to enhance the story of the journey. Doorway to the Temple is visual poetry. Its remarkable images will lead readers along their own journey of exploration and discovery of the sacred.

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Journeys: Photographic discoveries of Time, Place, and self in Jerusalem, Japan, Istanbul, and Provence
text and photography by Ekaterina Bykhovskaya

This beautiful book is the journal of a photographer's travels to four distinguished places of the world—Jerusalem, Japan, Istanbul, and Provence. Through Ekaterina Bykhovskaya's vision, dreamlike imagery, and the magical connection of light and process, readers are drawn into the silent kingdoms she portrays. Bykhovskaya's images show us how to think differently about time and place while we also discover truths about ourselves.

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Letters from a Young Poet: A Lonesome Journey to the Heart of the Latin American Dream
by Michael Molyneux

Inspired by a lonesome journey through South America, this collection of true stories documents an equally difficult journey through the dark corners of the human psyche via the colossal canyons of Peru, deserted strips of paradise in Ecuador, volcanic salt-flats in Bolivia, windswept grasslands of Patagonia,  and the far reaches of Tierra Del Fuego. With engaging descriptions and intriguing tales, Molyneux delivers a sensual portrait of a wild continent, exploring cultural landscapes and the nature of human restlessness and ecstasy. Ultimately, these stories, as all others, are about the essential elements of the human condition: suffering and love.

Print: $19.95  •  Buy Now  •  digital edition available through online retailers


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Rambles into Sacred Realms: Journeys in Pen & Paint
text and artwork by Krish V. Krishnan

Rambles into Sacred Realms is the beautiful and inspiring chronicle of author and artist Krish V. Krishnan's travels around the globe as he explores and portrays places of awe-inspiring divinity through writing and artwork. Krishnan recounts his experiences at places like the stunning rocky red desert of Petra, Jordan, replete with the ruins of shrines, palaces, and tombs; the ancient and holy city of Varanasi, India, where sacred chants waft in the breeze as funeral pyres consume the dead; and the ruins of Sukhothai, Thailand, teeming with temples, monuments, shrines, and watchful statues of Buddha as far as the eye can see. Krishnan's writings offer adventure, drama, and bits of humor, and his extensive collection of artwork, in watercolor, scratchboard, acrylics, pencil, and pastel, is superbly executed and captivatingly impassioned. Rambles into Sacred Realms offers a compelling invitation to the reader to vicariously enjoy and experience, through both words and images, the stunning power of some of the world's most incredible and sacred places.

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CHILDREN'S BOOKS

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Bob Hikes Mount Monadnock
text by Brian Macdonald
illustrations by Brenda Macdonald

Bob and his father head out to hike Mount Monadnock in New Hampshire and the result is a story about a boy’s love for adventure and nature. Brian and Brenda Macdonald wrote and illustrated this book in honor of their uncle, Robert H. Kendall, who loved Mount Monadnock and hiked it as often as he could.

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Circuitous Fortuitous
by Jenn Blair

One day the snail realized he was tired of the willow, the large rock, and the soft dent in the middle of the meadow. So the snail left home and set off on a journey to see different places and meet interesting characters. Eventually, the snail found the perfect place to live—and where he ended up looked surprisingly familiar. A delightful introduction to T. S. Eliot's famous words: We shall not cease from exploration and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.

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Dancing Heart
by Rani Iyer

Dancing Heart offers the experience of a dance recital in the style of Bharathanatyam, one of the oldest dance forms of India. Today this popular dance is presented and experienced all around the world. Intended for elementary and middle-grade readers, this unique and beautiful book promises to engage and inspire the minds and hearts of all who delight in the sights and sounds of this Indian dance.

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Jugo Meets a Poet
by Edward J. Rielly
illustrations by Jessica Lynn Clark

Jugo Meets a Poet is a delightful story about a young boy of modest means filled with grief and loneliness after losing his father. One day a weary, old traveler arrives at the boy's front gate to ask directions and rest awhile. The boy and his mother invite the traveler to join them for a meal and a night's rest. The old man, who is a poet, shares his gift of haiku with the young boy, who receives far more than he could have imagined. The story is fictional, but something like it could well have occurred during one of the haiku journeys by the great Japanese poet Basho.

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Never Stop Drawing
written and illustrated by Ann Calandro

Never Stop Drawing is the story of Annie, whose favorite thing to do is draw. She walks around her neighborhood drawing the things and people she sees. One day her adventures lead her and her neighbors to do a generous and kind deed for Mrs. Egan, who then encourages Annie to never stop drawing.

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Second Chances
written and illustrated by Ann Calandro

Second Chances is the story of Joseph, whose parents divorced when he was four years old. His life changed dramatically: living in two different places, having a step-mom, step-dad, and two step-brothers, and feeling like no one really cared about him. One day, when Joseph was ten, he discovered the local library. He liked the books and puzzles and beanbag chairs. The librarian, Clara, talked to him and said she didn't mind at all if he spent time there. She even asked Joseph to help her with some of her tasks, and that made him feel good inside. Joseph soon realized that he may have come from a broken home, but he himself was not broken.

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Shining Lights
by Mariah Steele
photography by Ganesh Ramachandran

Jyoti, who studies the Indian classical dance form Bharatanayam, prepares for her solo graduation performance: her Arangetram. But as the big day approaches, she finds herself anxious and afraid. What will happen when she ascends the stage? Stunning photographs bring life to this gratifying story of a young person's artistic achievement.

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Spring Rain Winter Snow
haiku by Edward J. Rielly
illustrations by Angelina Buonaiuto

Spring Rain Winter Snow celebrates the four seasons with insightful haiku and enchanting illustrations. The pages of this lovely book are filled with opportunities for children to gaze, wonder, question, and smile. Both children and adults will enjoy this book for its engaging approach to the magic of nature's seasons.

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Tiny World in Focus
text and photographs by Sara Venkat

Tiny World in Focus is a parade of some of nature's tiniest creatures displayed up close and personal. Children can marvel at the color, shape, and texture of wings, eyes, legs, and more. Each creature is presented with a short verse and fun facts. This lovely picture book offers many things for children to learn and enjoy.

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