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Priests Without People by Nicholas P. Cafardi is a novel about cardinals, bishops, pastors, seminarians, lay people, and, yes, even popes trying to find their way to salvation in the turmoil resulting from the Second Vatican Council in the Catholic Church. (more)

 

Death Among Brothers, Book Two: The Kirishitan Problem, a novel by Marc CharlesHideki embarks on a swordsman’s pilgrimage to Nagasaki and a world seemingly turned upside down. A tengu is killing Kirishitans, a yellow-eyed demon is slaughtering Chinese temples, and whole villages are being carried away in the night.  (more)

 

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Death Among Brothers, Book One: A Samurai Comes of Age, a novel by Marc Charles, opens in Japan, 1632. Hideki, one of the young descendants from the line of Tokugawa Ieyasu, dreams of being a great swordsman. (more)

 

The View From My Ridge, illustrated with 140 photos, is a collection of finely crafted micro-essays by Charles E. Rice offering a unique perspective on the spirit and personality of the mid-twentieth century American South. The voice is that of an author in the midst of his own evolution from naïve mill-town boy to highly educated Episcopal priest and ever-questioning theologian. (more)

In River City Ebb & Flow: Dr. Jas. O’Phelan’s Stories from the Wicker Basket under this Fragile Balloon, author Jim Biedenharn writes in a distinctly Southern voice, a rarity in 21st century literature. Yet in his stories the reader will find neither a glorification nor a condemnation of the historical South. The author’s theological awareness does not allow him to be stuck in such follies of humankind.. … (more)

Letter to Country by Rethabile Masilo is a poetry collection that blends together life experiences from a childhood in Lesotho and South Africa during a time of apartheid with adulthood in the Appalachian mountains of East Tennessee and beyond.  … (more)

 

front1Phil Rice’s Winter Sun: A Memoir of Love and Hospice is a personal narrative of what happens when cancer interrupts a middle age couple’s plans to marry and live out their years together  … (more)

 

BFG1lowBallet for Guys, a novel by Will Kern. Billy Jim Hauck is a good ol’ boy from San Antonio who loves fishing, guns, and Texas. When his wife leaves him for another man, he deals with it by sucking down beers, watching Fox News, and trolling leftist websites. Then one terrible evening his teenage daughter Jill, a gifted ballet student, is raped, and everything changes … (more)

 

webcoverIn Reflections of My Father, poet Gene Kimmet draws from his memories of growing up during the Depression and World War II, focusing on the people and the mill-town setting which left an everlasting mark.  (more)

 

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Becoming Taz: Writing from the Southpaw Stance is a memoir by pro boxer Jeff Bumpus about pursuing a dream — of enduring the struggles and learning how to assess the triumphs. His story is with the literate voice of a seasoned storyteller. (more)

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Containing items of historical interest for military enthusiasts as well as bits of nostalgia that will appeal to general readers of Americana, Leatherneck Sea Stories by Dave Easton is an informal collection of personal essays on serving in the Marine Corps in the 1950s.  (more)

 

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Between the Bones by Mary Sue Koeppel is a structured and unified gathering of poems that speak of fresh wounds and ancient healing. (more)

 

 

 

 

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Canopic Publishing
is a small, independent book publisher dedicated to preserving good storytelling, whether through poetry, prose, or other forms of artistic expression. We started in 2003 as an expansion of Canopic Jar, an arts journal founded in 1986. The Ross House Press, an imprint of Canopic Publishing, debuted in 2018.

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