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    POCAMUG PRESS

We are an independent publishing company founded in 2014.

COMING SOON…

Artist Priya Rama suffers from migraines. She takes her pain and transforms it into beauty. Her book is scheduled to come out this October, but there is a Kickstarter project active right now:             See Priya Rama’s Kickstarter project

CURRENT BOOKS

FICTION

BABE RUTH IS MISSING

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.

244 pages, $16.95

 

THE BLUE SHOES

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.

282 pages, $16.95

 

WORD PUZZLES

THE MAJESTIC ACROSTIC

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 1986 by Charles Duerr and reprinted here for your enjoyment. Paperback.

172 pages, $15.95

 

ACROSTICA I–IV

Puzzles by MICHAEL H. DICKMAN

Pocamug Press proudly presents the Acrostica puzzle series 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.

Each volume is 134 pages, $12.95

 

POETRY

THE LATER VERSES OF FRANK ARCANITY

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.

120 pages, $19.95

 

NONFICTION

IN EXTREMIS AND BEYOND

CALLED UP YONDER

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.

38 pages, $6.95

 

NONE OF US ARE PROMISED TOMORROW

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.

48 pages, $8.95