A few weeks ago, two people wrote to ask if we had a newsletter. I didn't have the heart to tell them that we usually don't have two pieces of news at the same time, let alone enough to fill a whole newsletter.
But now we do.
Featured on: Meet the (Small) Press - Washington Independent Review of Books
Bacon Press Books keeps on sizzling by Michael Landweber
Not many publishers can say that its name was inspired by an obscure kitchen implement, but that’s the case with Washington, DC-based Bacon Press Books, according to publisher Michele Orwin.
Read the full article here
Our Next Title - Letting Go: An Anthology of Attempts, edited by M.E. Hughes
Something a little different. Letting Go: An Anthology of Attempts, edited by M.E. Hughes, is a collection of true stories by 30 authors from seven countries. They write of their attempts to let go of everything from crippling grief and abusive boyfriends to dead husbands, fear of horses, old family homes, and piles of books and old papers. Some are light-hearted, others heart-breaking, all are fascinating. Some succeed in letting go, some are still trying. All in all, it's a great read.
It should be out by the beginning of February. Stay tuned.
Terrific Reader Reviews for The Lost Town
Even though The Lost Town: Bringing Back Trochenbrod by Avrom Bendavid-Val is aimed at young adults, adult readers are discovering this important book.
Here's one reader's thoughts:
"This was a fascinating subject considering the circumstances. The Lost Town is about more than what happened to Trochenbrod under the Nazi regime. The author provides a unique historical view of the town from its inception to its obliteration. . . . Bendavid-Val's tale is a heart breaking one and the reader will be moved by the destruction of this sweet little town. So much that is written about the Holocaust revolves around the horror of the camps or the deportations from the West. First-hand accounts of the Eastern campaign of Lebensraum and Judenrein are few and far between. The obliteration of this peaceful, thriving community deserves its place in WWII ethnic cleansing history alongside stories of Babi-Yar and others. All that is left of these tragic peoples is a simple memorial and this tale. How terribly sad."
Landfall is Available in Audio
Peter Jablonski, son of author Joseph Jablonski, is still helping to fulfill his father's dream of seeing his work come to life - Peter has put out an audio version of Landfall. It's the perfect format for this sea story - you can almost picture the retired captain sitting next to you in a bar, spinning his tale.
Excellent entertainment for a cold winter night.
We've got a few new books we're hoping to publish in the coming year, but nothing definite yet. There's the cookbook, Small Spaces - Big Meals, that's been on the back burner for a very long time. It looks like it might end up being a video series.
We're hoping to publish a cozy mystery series by a new author.
And then . . . our year may yet be full of surprises.
Hope yours is too.
Happy New Year!
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