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MIGRAINE VISIONS: TRANSFORMING PAIN INTO BEAUTY
By PRIYA RAMA
Artist Priya Rama suffers from debilitating migraines. She paints her migraine visions, turning them into works of art, transforming her pain into beauty. Each painting is a snapshot from within the migraine. Here are 50 full-color reproductions of Priya’s paintings, spanning the years 2016–2017.
122 pages. Hardback, $44.95; Paperback $24.95
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Short Stories by SAUL ISLER
Another eclectic collection of short stories by Isler. A startling exhibit at the Holocaust Museum gives hope to a survivor that her lover might not have died in battle. If not, what has become of him? Find out in The Tarnów Gate. A man in his sixties searches for the loving note he wrote but never delivered as an 11-year-old youth. Will he find it? Does it matter? Learn the answer in The Love Letter. A wealthy man convinces his companions to bet millions that each will outlive the rest. Who will be the last man standing? The unexpected truth is revealed in The Waverly Tontine. Ivo Lukins is a loser. Leaving prison, leaving his native Detroit, he sets out for Miami in a Greyhound bus. What strange turns will the journey take? Ride along with Ivo in Getting to Miami. An old man, having recently met an interesting woman, has lunch with his grown daughter. She wants to know everything about her father’s new friend. You’ll want to join them both in the heartwarming The Interrogation. These stories and more await you in Saul Isler’s compelling collection of short fiction.
Paperback, 212 pages, $16.95
An Ovid Kent Novel
by SAUL ISLER
A broken bedroom window, stolen signatures, and potentially millions of suspects . . . former DEA agent and now rare book dealer Ovid Kent will need all the help he can get to solve this case and find the purloined penmanship. Oddly enough, he gets help from the least likely source, or is that just a hallucination brought on by a blow to the head? Throw in a beautiful nurse, an eventful trip back to his hometown, and it all adds up to a mystery that will have you wondering, will Ovid strike out, or will he hit it out of the park? Find out in BABE RUTH IS MISSING.
Paperback, 244 pages, $16.95
Short Stories by SAUL ISLER
There’s something for everyone in this wide-ranging short story collection by master storyteller Saul Isler. From noir thriller to humor, from hard-won triumph over adversity, to Saul’s own performance(?) with the Metropolitan Opera, these tales will amuse, dazzle, and fascinate as Isler takes you on a journey through territories both familiar and fantastic. Paperback.
An edgy tale about a young camper and the itinerant ranch hand he befriends to search for a stolen herd of rare Pashmina goats. Charley Gilbert and Aristotle Jackson wend their way south in a “liberated” jalopy from California’s Half Moon Bay to Beverly Hills’ Rodeo Drive, then north to Oregon’s rugged central coast in search of rare Pashmina goats rustled from the ranch where Charley and Aristotle first met. During their goatquest they enlist the aid of a hardened Beverly Hills street waif, Sunshine, her long-estranged mother’s septet of ex-hippie “sisters” turned martial artists, the FBI and the security forces of Silicon Valley’s Krapp Semicon, all of whose vectors cross at the ominous cave headquarters of the nasty, quirky Oliver “Slick” Gribbeness and the nefarious Schwarz, grand larcenists of international repute.
Paperback, 216 pages. $16.95
Text by SAUL ISLER, with fifty puzzles by CHARLES DUERR
If you’ve ever wondered how the experts solve those tough acrostic puzzles, check out acrostinado Saul Isler’s engaging treatise. Learn how to recognize words from seeing a few letters, use context to guess word endings, and more tips, tricks, and valuable information to crack the most recalcitrant puzzles. Then, test your new skills on fifty classic “Dur-acrostics” first published in the 1980s by Charles Duerr, and reprinted here for your enjoyment. Paperback.
Puzzles by MICHAEL H. DICKMAN
Pocamug Press proudly presents the Acrostica puzzle series written by Michael H. Dickman. Each volume contains fifty challenging acrostic puzzles constructed from thought-provoking quotes, with clues covering subjects from the classics to pop culture. Everything comes together in these acclaimed, wide-ranging confections for the mind. Paperback.
Twenty-five double-length acrostic puzzles by MICHAEL H. DICKMAN Marathon acrostic puzzles in the same style as the Acrostica series.
Twenty poems by MICHAEL H. DICKMAN
A fictional autobiography in verse, with illustrations by two talented artists. Part of the Pocamug Press Emerging Artist Series. Paperback.
IN EXTREMIS AND BEYOND
Nonfiction by KATHARINE WINTER
A personal exploration of the mysteries of the final journey. Katharine Winter brings a welcome broader perspective into the discussion of the end-of-life experience. Topics include the question of life after death, the process of dying, and the needs of the dying. These topics are too often avoided in healthcare situations, but are essential to the human condition. A comprehensive, useful bibliography rounds out the book. Paperback.
Memoir by LEE WARNER
An intensely moving account of one woman’s battle with cancer. Lee Warner was diagnosed with leukemia in 2003 and has enured chemotherapy five times since. A native of Maysville, Kentucky, she is a free-lance photographer who has traveled through the United States and Australia, and has acted in, and assisted in directing, short fan films. Paperback.