Bedeviled: A Novella is the latest publication from Manoa Books (an imprint of The Manoa Foundation) and El Leon Literary Arts. At war with the better angels of his nature, Ted Koga takes refuge in a realm of fantasy and sensuality. He comes to prefer it to his daily life, then discovers that it is as unsafe as it is seductive, as likely to expose his secrets as keep them. While the online ide... read more
The second in a series, MS. ALIGNED 2 is an anthology of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction in which women writers explore male thinking, behavior, and identity. Included are statements by the authors in which they discuss their reasons for writing about men. The foreword is by Jill McCabe Johnson, an award-winning poet and the series editor of the University of Nebraska Gender Programs anthologi... read more
When Dom Pedro I declared Brazilian independence in September 1822, he could not have known that the newly liberated country would one day become a nation of 200 million citizens. Becoming Brazil: New Fiction, Poetry, and Memoir presents writing by and about the vibrant people of this fascinatingly diverse and rapidly changing country. Although Brazil is by far the largest and most populous na... read more
Turning seventy, author Thomas Farber appraises the writing life, aging, love, his own fate, and ours. In this spare, elegant volume Thomas Farber takes the measure of both his vocation and, in several quite different ways, his troubled heart. Retracing a life’s paths—Boston, northern California, Honolulu—and marveling at the closely observed natural world, he evokes his extraordinary poet-mot... read more
As a physician, Dr. Lawrence Levin counseled patients coping with chronic pain. After undergoing back surgery, however, he himself began to suffer dramatically. Previously, he d pursued his vocation, embraced family life, and reveled in sports. Now, he found himself confined to an ordinary room. In response, Dr. Levin turned to exploring the inner chaos pain brings, and embarked on a spiritual... read more
Part contemporary sea tale, part fable, SEA HOME explores the boundaries between reality and the imagination and follows one woman's passage into a new life.As a girl, Rosie Fields dreamed of a sea home--be it a pail of water, a river, a lake, or the ocean deep--that safe place in which to fulfill a sea change or even a metamorphosis. As a woman, lulled by the rhythms of work as a nurse, she l... read more
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