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Our Mission: Founded in Connecticut in 2011 by Leslie M. Browning, Homebound Publications is one of the rising independent publishers in the country. Collectively through our imprints, we publish between fifteen to twenty books each year and we have almost seventy-five titles distributed worldwide. Over the years, our authors have received countless awards including: Foreword Reviews’ Book of the Year Awards, the Nautilus Book Awards, and the Saltire Literary Awards. Highly-respected among bookstores, readers, and authors alike, Homebound Publications has a proven devotion to quality, originality, and integrity.

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Homebound Publications is a small press with big ideas. It is our intention to preserve contemplative storytelling. In this throwaway-culture where we buy a book in the supermarket, read it over the weekend, and then toss it, we publish books that you will have on your nightstand for a few years and return to again and again—books that nourish your mind and soul. What’s in a Name? Homebound Publications’ name is derived from the idea of homecoming and the individual’s journey to find a place of belonging. Our name Homebound is meant as “bound for home” echoing the Herman Melville quote, “Life’s a voyage that’s homeward bound.” Our Environmental Responsibility: Homebound Publications greatly values the natural environment and invests in environmental conservation. Our books are printed on paper with chain of custody certification from the Forest Stewardship Council, Sustainable Forestry Initiative. In addition, each year Homebound Publications donates 1% of our net profit to a humanitarian or ecological charity. Our Divisions: Our imprints are Hiraeth Press, which is devoted to titles with an ecology focus and Owl House Books, which is devoted to genre fiction.

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The Castoff Children

A Novel by L.M. Browning _______________________________________________ “The Castoff Children is a lovely story of hope and the power of dreams and friendship….” –Tomm Moore, Writer and Director of the Academy Award nominated films The Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea L.M. Browning is an award-winning author of ten books. Balancing her passion for writing with her love of learning, Browning sits on the Board of Directors for the Independent Book Publishers’ Association, she is a graduate of the University of London, and a Fellow with the International League of Conservation Writers. She divides her time between her home along Connecticut’s shore and her studies in Boston at Harvard University’s Extension School.

Trade Paperback 9781938846984 | $18.95 Historical Fiction/ya | 5.5 x 8.5 | Now Available

Shadows of Paris

A Novel by Eric D. Lehman ___________________________________________________ “A lyrical, lovely story of doomed romance…” –Kirkus Reviews Eric D. Lehman is the author of twelve books of history, travel, and fiction, including Afoot in Connecticut and Homegrown Terror: Benedict Arnold and the Burning of New London. Hundreds of his articles, essays, and stories have been published by dozens of magazines, newspapers, and journals, from The Wayfarer to Gastronomica. He teaches creative writing and literature at the University of Bridgeport, where he also edits the student literary magazine and faculty essay series. He lives in Connecticut but honeymoons in Paris, usually with his wife, poet Amy Nawrocki.

Trade Paperback 978-1-938846-92-2 | 5 × 7 | $15.95 Fiction/Romance | Now Available


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Woodland Manitou

To Be on Earth by Heidi Barr _______________________________________________________ “...Her heartfelt perspective about the challenges of the human story bridges moments, days, and years in a beautiful and compelling way. With nature as her touchstone, the author sheds a timely light on issues and dilemmas we are destined to encounter. A dynamic and inspiring book for today’s world!” –D.A. Hickman, author of Always Returning: The Wisdom of Place Heidi Barr lives in Minnesota with her husband and daughter where they tend a large organic vegetable garden, explore nature and do their best to live simply. As a mother, spouse, gardener, and wellness coach, she is committed to cultivating ways of being that are life-giving and sustainable for people, communities and the planet. Heidi holds a Master’s degree in Faith and Health Ministries, and coordinates with yoga teachers and organic farms to offer nature-based retreat experiences.

Trade Paperback 978-1-938846-72-4 | 5.5 x 8.5 | $17.95 Nature/Essay | Release: September 19, 2017

The Great Re-imagining

Spiritually in the Age of Apocalypse by Theodore Richards _______________________________________________________ “The Great Re-imagining takes on our current apocalyptic moment, and dares us to imagine a new future, a new and universal cosmology, for which we have no obvious reference point, but which Richards provokes us to sense with wonder. This book is quite simply the manual for how to approach the apocalypse. Daring, visionary and blunt, it demands to be read.” –Gint Aras, author of The Fugue Theodore Richards is the director and founder of The Chicago Wisdom Project, a core faculty member of The Fox Institute, and the author of six books. He is the recipient of numerous literary awards, including two Independent Publisher Awards, and the Nautilus Book Award. He lives in Chicago with his wife and daughters.

Trade Paperback 978-1-938846-94-6 | 5 × 7 | $16.95 Body, Mind, Spirit/Politics | Release: October 17, 2017

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Hiking Naked

A Quaker Woman’s Search for Balance by Iris Graville _______________________________________________________ “Reading this calm, contemplative, and altogether lovely book is a bit like taking a long walk in the North Cascades on a late Spring day when the subalpine forest is starting to wake up, and you can sense sap rising in the trees. It is on such a hike that you can look into yourself and maybe hear a still, small voice. Listen to it.” –Mark Rozema, award-winning author of Road Trip Iris Graville writes creative nonfiction from her home on Lopez Island, WA. She holds an MFA in writing from the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts and is the publisher of SHARK REEF Literary Magazine. Iris’ first book, Hands at Work, received several accolades, including a Nautilus Book Award. Her memoir, Hiking Naked, was a finalist in the 2015 Pacific Northwest Writers Association Literary Contest

Trade Paperback 978-1-938846-84-7 | 5.5 × 8.5 | $17.95 Memoir/Travel/Spiritual | Release: September 19, 2017

Companions on the Way

A Little Book of Heart-full Practices by Gunilla Norris _______________________________________________________ “In Companions on the Way, Gunilla Norris has given us all a magnificent gift: A simple book of wisdom so straightforward, so without jargon, and so comforting to read, that no one will want to be without it on the bedside table. Here is a lifetime of good sense. Here are beautiful sentences. And here is a book that is like Grandmother’s arms: entirely reassuring, safe, full of sweetness, and a deep sense of home.” –Stephen Cope, bestselling author of The Great Work of Your Life Gunilla Norris has published eleven children’s books, one book of poetry and ten books on spirituality including: Being Home, Becoming Bread, Inviting Silence, A Mystic Garden, Simple Ways, Sheltered in the Heart, Match and Joy is the Thinnest Layer.

Trade Paperback 978-1-938846-79-3 | 5 × 7 | $16.95 Self-help/Body, Mind, Spirit | Release: October 17, 2017


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To Look Out From

Poems by Dede Cummings Winner of the 2016 Homebound Publications Poetry Prize _________________________________________________ “In To Look Out From, Dede Cummings takes good advantage of the imaginative fluidity that poetry offers. Even her poems of memory and family are driven by curiosity and enlivened by quick maneuvers and spritely turns. And she is careful never to leave the reader behind.” –Billy Collins Dede Cummings is a writer, literary agent/publisher and commentator for Vermont Public Radio. At Middlebury College, she was the recipient of the Mary Dunning Thwing Award, attended the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference as an undergraduate writer, and studied with Hayden Carruth at the Bennington Writers’ Workshop. Dede lives in Vermont where she designs books and runs the startup Green Writers Press.

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Stories Dreamed from Dust and Distant Light Poems by Walker Abel _________________________________________________

“Walker Abel is a true nature mystic—a vital voice in our times. His poetry takes you on a perennial journey of connection to self, to our Mother Nature and beyond. Wildness lives and breathes through Walker’s words. “ –Jon Young, author of Coyote’s Guide to Connecting with Nature Walker Abel, along with his partner Willow, lives at a remote off-grid home in northern California. As an undergraduate at University of California, Santa Cruz, Walker participated in an environmental studies field program called Sierra Institute. Walker’s first book,The Uncallused Hand, won the 2014 Poetry Prize from Homebound Publications. That book also went on to be a Finalist in Foreword Reviews’ 2014 Book of the Year and to win Gold in the 2015 Nautilus Awards.

Trade Paperback 978-1-947003-70-5 | 6 x 9 | $16.95 Poetry | Release: September 19, 2017

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Water, Rocks and Trees

Poems by James Scott Smith Honorable Mention in the 2015 Homebound Publications Poetry Prize A magnificent work of word-craft and deep reflection. This feels like a renewal of the American Transcendentalist spirit: thoughtful, visceral, elemental, and wise. Water, Rocks and Trees is a book to cherish and grow old with, a book that returns me to nature and the things I love again and again. –Jonathan Ellerby, PhD, bestselling author of Return to the Sacred Over the course of his life, James Scott Smith has lived in Michigan, Massachusetts, Kansas, California and for the last 23 years, Colorado. He studied psychology and religion while beginning his work as a psychotherapist, a wilderness guide, and a spiritual leader. He went on to create and lead a system of learning organizations designed to deliver holistic, experiential intervention in traditional and alternative settings. James enjoys his family and home life, the Colorado backcountry, his dogs, photography, and writing.

Trade Paperback 978-1-938846-76-2 | 6 x 9 | $16.95 Poetry/Nature | Now Available

The Moon Reminded Me

Poems by Yogacharya Ellen Grace O’Brian with a foreword by Mirabai Starr Finalist for the 2016 Homebound Publications Poetry Prize _________________________________________________________ In The Moon Reminded Me, Ellen Grace O’Brian shares a lifetime of deep wondering, weaving the presence of our inner life with the presence of life beyond our own. These bare, insightful poems are reminiscent of Basho, and more recently, Gary Snyder. She speaks of the storm from the eye of the storm in a way that affirms that life is worth living. –Mark Nepo Yogacharya Ellen Grace O’Brian teaches the riches of Indian philosophy in a fully accessible and inspiring way for newcomers and longtime practitioners alike. She is a poet, teacher, writer, and spiritual director of Center for Spiritual Enlightenment—a Kriya Yoga Meditation Center. She teaches nationally and internationally and is the recipient of the 2015 Mahatma Gandhi Award. Her published works include Living the Eternal Way and Living for the Sake of the Soul.

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Canoeing Maine’s Legendary Allagash

Thoreau, Romance, and Survival of the Wild by David K. Leff ____________________________________________________________ “Readers will hang onto the back of David Leff ’s roiling canoe in this story. He steers through the early fractures of a relationship amid the beauties and terror of a wilder Allagash, and skillfully adds in details of the explorers and exploiters who floated before him. Refreshingly honest. A very strong narrative voice!” –Christine Woodside, Editor-in-Chief, Appalachia David K. Leff is an essayist and poet and former deputy commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection. His work focuses on the surprisingly intimate relationship of people to their built and natural environments. His nonfiction book, The Last Undiscovered Place was a Connecticut Book Award finalist. He is the author of three other nonfiction books, Deep Travel, Hidden in Plain Sight and Maple Sugaring: Keeping it Real in New England as well as four poetry collections.

Trade Paperback 978-1-938846-33-5 | 5.5 x8.5 | $17.95 Memoir/Travel | Now Available


by Francesca G. Varela ________________________________________________________ Finalist in Foreword Reviews’ Book of the Year Awards Notable Book in the Northland College’s Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Awards! Francesca G. Varela’s debut novel, Call of the Sun Child, won the Bronze Medal in the 2014 Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards for Best First Book and also was named a Finalist in the 2015 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. She recently graduated from the University of Oregon with degrees in Environmental Studies and Creative Writing. When not writing, she spends her time practicing piano and violin, figure skating, walking her dog, Ginger, and exploring Oregon’s wild places.

Trade Paperback 978-1-938846-52-6 | 5 x 7 | $16.95 Coming of Age/Fiction | Now Available

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Poems by Andrew Jarvis ________________________________________________________ Andrew Jarvis’ Landslide commits now and ever to a future where ruins—the human predicament—might squish in bogs until waterways bear melons and dead seabirds revive sacredness, the bottom and top of the same landscape and slide, without distraction of cliché. Landslide is a wonderful read—lyrical as the miracle of waking up alive every morning. –Shelby Stephenson, Poet Laureate of North Carolina Andrew Jarvis is the author of Sound Points, Ascent, and The Strait. His poems have appeared in Cottonwood, Evansville Review, Valparaiso Poetry Review, Tulane Review, and several other magazines. Andrew holds an M.A. in Writing (Poetry) from Johns Hopkins University.

Trade Paperback 9781938846960 | 6 x 9 | $16.95 Poetry | Now Available

Seeing the Past

Stories on the Trail of a Yankee Millwright by James T. Powers _____________________________________________________ “James T. Powers digs deeply into a small patch of nineteenth century New England in a way that illuminates the present and expresses the universal challenges we all face in a rapidly changing and accelerating world. It is a story of resilience, adaptability, and persistence necessary to meet life’s uncertainties and opportunities....” –David K. Leff, author of Canoeing Maine’s Legendary Allagash James T. Powers first developed a life-long love of history while growing up in the old industrial town of Wallingford, Connecticut where he came to realize that the past was all around us and that by connecting to it we could come to better understand who we are. Over the years, his interests and expertise have expanded to include local archaeology and the study of New England Colonial architecture both which he teaches in Guilford, Connecticut. Besides a BA, James has also received two Masters Degrees from Wesleyan University.

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Nature’s Calling

The Grace of Place by Gail Collins-Ranadive __________________________________________________________ “Nature’s Calling is a gift of poetic language and spiritual insight that will open your heart and help you feel the blessing of place—the place you are right now.” –Stephen M. Shick, author of Be the Change Gail Collins-Ranadive, MA, MFA, MDiv, is a retired Unitarian Universalist minister, a former nurse, a licensed private pilot, and a workshop facilitator. Author of seven non-fiction books, including two for children and two Homebound titles, she writes the environmental column for The Wayfarer. An Easterner by birth and a Westerner in spirit, she and her partner winter at her home in Las Vegas and summer at his in Denver. Gail is the mother of two and the grandmother of five.

Trade Paperback 978-1938846489 | 5 x 7 | $16.95 Spirituality/Nature | Now Available

Rolling up the Sky

Poems by Linda Flaherty Haltmaier Winner of the 2015 Homebound Publications Poetry Prize ______________________________________________________ “...What a world Linda opened up to me—a universe of good mothers and wily bullfrogs, of fifty ton graham crackers and dementia turned beautiful: so many glimpses of the beyond. Like all good poetry, her poems remake you into something far bigger than your everyday self.” –Jennifer Louden, Best-selling author Linda Flaherty Haltmaier is an award-winning writer and the Poet Laureate of Andover, Massachusetts. She was named a finalist for the Princemere Poetry Prize and the Tucson Festival of the Book Literary Award. Her poetry has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has appeared extensively in journals and anthologies.

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Letters from the Other Side of Silence

by Joseph Little ______________________________________________________ “...Little’s deeply personal letters transport readers to phenomenal places in his quest for the Other and leave us with his unanticipated reality of the contemplative life that is simply astonishing. Little’s spiritual memoir is a profound odyssey into the world of the Other.” –Kevin G. Creagh, C.M., VP for International Relations and for Mission, Niagara University Joseph Little is an associate professor of English at Niagara University, where he directs the first-year writing program and teaches courses in science writing, travel writing, and writing and well-being. He lives in Western New York with his wife, Samantha, and their 11-year-old puppy, Sister. *All author profits from the sale of this book will be donated to the Friendship Village, a home, school, and clinic in Hanoi, Vietnam, for approximately 120 children and young adults living with disability owing to exposure to Agent Orange.

Trade Paperback 978-1-938846-95-3 | 5.5 x 8.5 | $16.95 Travel/Spirituality/Memoir | Now Available

The Book of Noticing

Collections and Connections on the Trail by Katherine Hauswirth ______________________________________________________ “...The strength of this collection of trail vignettes is Hauswirth’s clear and friendly contemplative voice. I want to walk with her again soon, now that I have inherited her gift of noticing, as all readers who take up these pages will.” –Amy Nawrocki, author of Four Blue Eggs and Reconnaissance Katherine Hauswirth’s nature writing arises largely from long walks in Connecticut. Her work focuses on connection and contemplation inspired by the natural world. She has been published in The Christian Science Monitor, The Day, Orion online, Whole Life Times, Connecticut Woodlands, Shoreline Times, Seasons, and The Wayfarer. Her blog, First Person Naturalist, is a reflection on experiencing and learning about nature. Katherine’s writing has been awarded with artist residencies at Trail Wood and Acadia National Park in Maine.

Trade Paperback 978-1-938846-73-1 | 5.5 x 8.5 | $16.95 Nature/Memoir | Release Date: May 17, 2017


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Minerva’s Owls

Remembering the Divine Feminine to Reenvision the World by Mary Petiet ______________________________________________________ “In Minerva’s Owls, Mary Petiet weaves a fascinating and colorful web of yoga, healing and Western wisdom traditions. Filled with the infinite knowing of the feminine divine, this slim volume is packed with enduring wisdom. You will recover your deepest self in these pages. –Trista Hendren, author of The Girl God series Mary Petiet is a reporter, writer and storyteller. Her work is frequently inspired by the salt marshes and tides of her native Cape Cod, the meeting place of land and sea, of intellect and heart, the suburban and the wild. She has been actively locally for many years in the growing local farm to table movement as a founding member of Buy Fresh Buy Local Cape Cod, and as a regular contributor to Edible Cape Magazine.

Trade Paperback 978-1-938846-91-5 | 5.5 x 8.5 | $16.95 Spirituality/Nonfiction | Now Available

Kodah and Me

by Elizabeth Slayton ______________________________________________________ “Elizabeth Slayton has written a touching and uplifting story in Kodah and Me. Her illustrations are exquisite and the relationship between the characters are sure to touch your heart. Brilliant work.” –Sandra Ingerman, author of Walking in Light Elizabeth Slayton attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and Pennsylvania State University . She has been painting and exhibiting for more than 40 years. She lives with her husband in Boston and together they have two grown children and three grandchildren. Her illustrated book, Kodah and Me, is a story of a child’s longing for companionship, belonging and guidance.

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by Lauren Telesz edited by Brad

illustrated by Sharee Miller

Meltzer #1 Bestselling author of thrillers like The President’s Shadow and kids’ books like I Am Amelia Earhart

WISH [wish] (n.) A desire or hope for something to happen that is not easily attainable When I was diagnosed with cancer many things changed. I had to shave my head, wear a wig, go to the hospital, and define lots of big words for my 3-year-old brother. My family’s vocabulary expanded to include unfamiliar, new words such as cancer and chemotherapy. My brother was confused. What did all these big words mean? As I explained them to him, he absorbed their meaning, learning their definitions with remarkable curiosity and ease. As I spent more time at home, bedridden with my brother by my side, I taught him new vocabulary and watched him pick up and try out new words. It inspired me to write this book and it was all made possible by Make-A-Wish! Paperback | 978-1-938846-89-2 | 8×10 | 24 Pgs | Full color | $14.95

For us, this unique project began in late 2015, when Homebound Publications was asked by Connecticut’s chapter of Make-a-Wish®. That was when we first learned of Lauren, her book and her wish to become a published author . . .

Sheltered in the Heart

| Mind/Body/Spirit

Spirituality in Deep Friendship by Gunilla Norris ___________________________________________ Trade Paperback | 978-1-938846-49-6 | $16.95 | Also Available in eBook Winner 2013 Foreword Reviews INDIEFAB “Gunilla Norris’s remarkable reflections on friendship inspire and guide us to the deep place where we can ‘see the stars in one another.’ A marvelous book to gift the friends who sustain and enrich our lives.” –Joyce Rupp


| Mind/Body/Spirit

Bringing Will and Heart into Alignment by Gunilla Norris ___________________________________________ Trade Paperback | 978-1-938846-22-9 | $16.95 | Also Available in eBook “. . . Illumined by the lifetime of wisdom Norris shares in yet another beautifully written book, Match describes a life-giving practice toward transformation.” –Parker J. Palmer

Joy is the Thinnest Layer

| Mind/Body/Spirit/Poetry Poems by Gunilla Norris __________________________________________________________ Trade Paperback 978-1-938846-65-6 | 6 x 9 | $16.95

“In this book of poems, Gunilla speaks with everything we might imagine and wish for from the archetype of the Elder. There is earned wisdom, there is profound nuance of emotion, there is the distillation of insight into nuggets of immense clarity. In beautiful language, she touches elusive subtleties of self and life, and in that touching, she teaches.” –Walker Abel, award-winning author of The Uncallused Hand

Ruminations at Twilight

| Mind/Body/Spirit

Poetry Exploring the Sacred by L.M. Browning ___________________________________________ Trade Paperback | 978-1-938846-15-1 | $15.95 | Also Available in eBook and Audiobook Finalist 2015 Foreword Reviews’ INDIEFAB: Mind, Body, Spirit Category “L.M. Browning’s religious fervor reminds one of Emily Dickinson’s in its intensity and unorthodoxy: it bypasses dogma to reach the heart of the divine.” –Rennie McQuilkin, author of The Weathering and Connecticut State Poet Laureate

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Call of the Sun Child

| YA Fiction/Sci-Fi

by Francesca G. Varela __________________________________________ Trade Paperback | 978-1-938846-18-2 | $17.95 | Also Available in eBook and Audiobook “Call of the Sun Child is written in a haunting and beautiful prose. Varela trusts her readers with figurative and poetic language that paints an almost dream-like setting in post apocalyptic America. Varela does more than write a story, she captures the vague and elusive emotions of Sempra, a girl who must learn to dream of freedom before she can pursue it.” —Regina Sirois, author of On Little Wings

The Uncallused Hand

| Poetry

Poems by Walker Abel _________________________________________ Trade Paperback | 978-1-938846-40-3 | $16.95 | Also Available in eBook Winner of the 2014 Homebound Publications Poetry Prize Finalist in the Foreword Reviews’ INDIEFAB “The world behind the word, that is Walker Abel’s devotion. His sacrifice is to the visible creatrix. His benediction, and ours, is that mute gods are given voice in these generous poems.” –Michael Hannon, author of Imaginary Burden and Who on Earth


| Religious/Historical Fiction

A Novel of Christianity’s Origin by John Neelemen _________________________________________ Trade Paperback | 978-1-938846-25-0 | $19.95 Winner Utah Book Award Finalist in the Foreword Reviews’ INDIEFAB | Winner of the ippy Gold Medal for Religious Fiction “First-time author Neeleman has pulled off a staggeringly impressive feat: a rigorously researched historical novel that carries its scholarliness lightly and grips the reader with personal drama. . . . [A] stirring account of a historically significant time and a deep comment on the nature of Scripture itself.” –Kirkus Reviews

Chewing Sand

| Ecology/Spiritual/Essays

An Eco-Spiritual Taste of the Mojave Desert by Gail Collins-Ranadive ___________________________________________________ Trade Paperback 978-1-938846-24-3 | $16.95 | Also Available in eBook “…Collins-Ranadive finds ‘graced moments’ everywhere as she listens lovingly to the landscape. Readers will finish her book with a deeper understanding of the dynamic vitality of the desert, our spiritual connection to the Earth, and the whimsical absurdity of living in Las Vegas.” –Stephen Trimble, author of The Sagebrush Ocean


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The Crucifixion

| Religious Fiction

A Novel by Theodore Richards ___________________________________________________ Trade Paperback | 978-0-9835852-6-8 | $15.95 | Also Available in eBook and Audiobook Winner of the 2013 ippy Bronze Medal for Religious Fiction “I was moved emotionally by The Crucifixion. …In today’s rapidly changing world, the ability of individuals, families, and communities to live with hope and purpose is essential, but according to my observations, too rare. The characters demonstrate how ordinary people can live extraordinary lives that exude the power to transform those around them.” –Wayne Gustafson, author of Community of Promise

Having Listened

| Poetry

Poems by Gary Whited ___________________________________________ Trade Paperback | 978-1-938846-15-1 | $16.95 | Also Available in eBook Winner of the 2013 Homebound Publications Poetry Prize 2014 Silver Medal Winner of the Benjamin Franklin Book Awards “Gary Whited is that rare philosopher who digs deep enough to strike the wellsprings of poetry. Here we enter a stillness so profound it changes the way we see the world.” –Dan Veach, editor Atlanta Review, author of Elephant Water

Fleeting Moments of Fierce Clarity

| Poetry/Travel

Journal of a New England Poet by L.M. Browning ___________________________________________________ Trade Paperback | 978-1-938846-01-4 | $15.95 | Also Available in eBook and Audiobook Finalist Next Generation Indie Book Awards “This generation’s New England Transcendentalist.” –Frank Owen, creator of Bodhiyatra Poetry

Oak Wise

| Mind, Body, Spirit

by L.M. Browning, Foreword by Emmy-winning writer Alan Cooke ___________________________________________________ Second Expanded Edition Trade Paperback 978-1-938846-05-2 | $14.95 | Also Available in eBook and Audiobook Winner of the 2013 Nautilus Gold Medal for Poetry Oak Wise is a collection of Celtic-themed narrative poetry exploring the old wisdom of the Druidic and shamanic traditions. This collection brilliantly reintroduces the ecological sensitivities of the earth-based faiths, highlighting the relevance of the old wisdom in this current age of environmental crisis.

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| Poetry

Poems by Audrey Henderson ___________________________________________________ Trade Paperback | 978-1-938846-42-7 | $16.95 | Also Available in eBook Finalist for the 2013 Homebound Publications Poetry Prize Finalist Saltire Literary Awards Vagabonds, prophets and vanishing societies, hunters of rare species and rare truths, silent canyons and the New Jersey Turnpike—Audrey Henderson’s witty and profound poems lead us on a pilgrimage to the extreme edges of artistic and spiritual exploration.

My Father’s Gardens

| Memoir & Travel

A Memoir by Karen Levy _________________________________________________ Trade Paperback 978-1-938846-03-8 | $17.95 | Also Available in eBook and Audiobook “In My Father’s Gardens, Karen Levy writes with a seductive clarity and sensitivity, and recounts a compelling tale of conflict and homecoming that tears at the heart. A powerful memoir, beautifully wrought.” –John Lescroart, New York Times Bestselling Author

Tinker’s Damn

| Poetry

Poems by David K. Leff __________________________________________________ Trade Paperback | 978-1-938846-15-1 | $16.95 | Also Available in eBook “The irony inherent in how David K. Leff titled his new collection of poems is that he actually does give so much more than “a tinker’s damn” about so many things. It’s a very welcome addition to Leff ’s important previous environmental study volumes of prose and poetry. Tinker’s Damn is a satisfaction, a pleasure, a series of revealing river bends.” –Dick Allen, Connecticut State Poet Laureate

Saving the Farm

| History/Connecticut

A Journey Through Time, Place and Redemption by James T. Powers __________________________________________________ Trade Paperback | 978-1-938846-06-9 | $17.95 | Also Available in eBook and Audiobook “James Powers’ Saving the Farm is local history as it should be written. Powers’ book is charmingly written, interestingly constructed and most informative. There is no better way to gain a full and detailed picture of life on the 19th century Connecticut farm than reading this fascinating book and paying a visit to the Dudley farm.” –Christopher Collier, State Historian Emeritus


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Four Blue Eggs

| Poetry

Poems by Amy Nawrocki Trade Paperback 978-1-938846-17-5 | $16.95 | Also Available in eBook Finalist for the 2013 Homebound Publications Poetry Prize ____________________________________________________ “Like Whitman, Amy Nawrocki gracefully extols the beauty of nature while subtly lamenting our detachment from it. Her elegant writing lends transcendence to our everyday world...” –Lisa Schwartz, The Newtowner Magazine


| Poetry

Poems by Amy Nawrocki ____________________________________________________ Trade Paperback 978-1-938846-69-4 | $14.95 | Also Available in eBook “…Byron. Shelley. Paris. Nawrocki. Evocative image-trackers, succinct capturers of atmosphere, and now, in Reconnaissance, poets enjoying a series of interconnected lives and purposes. Drink deeply: this free verse wellspring is vivid and thought-provoking and quenches the thirst for inspiration.” –Midwest Book Review

The Foundation of Summer

| Fiction/New England

New England Stories by Eric D. Lehman ____________________________________________________ Trade Paperback 978-1-938846-58-8 | $17.95 | Also Available in eBook “From high-stakes culinary competition in New Haven to a manhunt through autumn woods, every story in Eric Lehman’s The Foundation of Summer is a realistic but exceptional slice of life.” –Bill Ectric, author of Tamper and Time Adjusters

Afoot in Connecticut

| Memoir & Travel

Journeys in Natural History by Eric D. Lehman ____________________________________________________ Trade Paperback 978-1-938846-07-6 | $16.95 | Also Available in eBook and Audio Edition “Afoot in Connecticut is a gift of knowledge and love to those who have traveled or would travel Connecticut’s trails and waterways, mountains and shores.” –Dick Allen, Connecticut State Poet Laureate

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an imprint of Homebound Publications Our Mission: Hiraeth Press has been publishing since 2006 with a focus on environmental literature. We primarily publish nonfiction books exploring themes of conservation, rewilding, place-based narratives, natural history, and contemplative ecology. We accept submissions that range from meditations on nature to well-researched yet accessible nonfiction titles. Broadly, we are interested in books that bring together science and poetry, bridging the gap between knowing the earth and knowing the self. What’s in a name? The Welsh word hiraeth (pronounced here-eyeth) encapsulates the spirit by which we strive and that the books we publish hope to inspire. A direct translation of the word might be something like an intense longing for one’s homeland. Here at Hiraeth Press we believe that our collective human homeland is the still-wild places of the earth. We are passionate about poetry as a means of returning the human voice to the chorus of the wild.

Award-winning Publisher Since 2006

The Taste of Water and Stone

New and Selected Poems by Jason Kirkey ________________________________________ The Taste of Water and Stone is a deer trail through the last decade of Kirkey’s poetry. Along its course, it charts a way through mountains, forests, and estuaries, through personal transformations and mythic encounters. The selected works have been revisited and revised to stand comfortably alongside a series of new poems. The result is a collection in answer to and enactment of the question, “how do we rewild the human heart?” Jason Kirkey is an author, poet, and the founder of Hiraeth Press. With a background in both environmental philosophy and conservation biology, Jason’s work is focused on rewilding the human heart and mind. He has written four volumes of poetry, including Estuaries, and a nonfiction book, The Salmon in the Spring. Jason is currently at work on his second nonfiction book and a novel.

Trade Paperback 9780997592733 | 5.5 x 8.5 | $16.95 Poetry | Release Date: August 15, 2017


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American Wild

Explorations from the Grand Canyon to the Arctic Ocean by Michael Engelhard ____________________________________________________ “In his books and essays there is a clear sense that he has fully lived in and wrestled with the places and the people he writes about. This gives his writing the sort of calm authority that reminds me often of Barry Lopez.” –David Knowles, publisher of EarthLines Michael Engelhard is the author of the essay collection, American Wild: Explorations from the Grand Canyon to the Arctic Ocean, and of Ice Bear: The Cultural History of an Arctic Icon. His writing has also appeared in Outside, Utne Reader, Sierra, Audubon, Smithsonian, National Wildlife, Backpacker, San Francisco Chronicle, The Times Literary Supplement, and other publications. He lives in Fairbanks, Alaska and works as a wilderness guide in the Arctic.

Trade Paperback 978-0-9889430-9-4 | 5 x 8 | $17.95 Essays/Ecology | Now Available

Rooted & Risen

Poems by Timothy P. McLaughlin ____________________________________________________ “Timothy P. McLaughlin is an oral poet, and hence the texts written herein are like musical scores. . .yet the clustered words on these pages can also be viewed as cairns—piles of precise stones or terms marking McLaughlin’s way into the manyvoiced forest, investigating the manner in which human language, by praising, transforms to prayer.” –David Abram, author of Becoming Animal Timothy P. McLaughlin is a poet, spoken word artist, and teacher. He taught in Native communities of South Dakota, Montana, and New Mexico for thirteen years and founded the celebrated Spoken Word Program at the Santa Fe Indian School. He and his students received numerous awards and were featured in many media publications and programs, among them The New York Times and The PBS New Hour.

Trade Paperback 978-0-9889430-8-7 | 6 x 9 | $17.95 Poetry | Now Available

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So Ecstasy Can Find You

Poems by Elizabeth Cunningham ____________________________________________________ “With a wise perspective and an eloquent voice, Elizabeth Cunningham probes the underpinnings of the cycles of nature and the spiritual dimensions of the ordinary and the everyday within the grander universe...This quiet but powerful and masterfully written book needs to be on your bedside table, to be read and re-read, to be savored, one enlightening poem after another.” –Mary Swander, Poet Laureate of Iowa, author of The Girls on the Roof Elizabeth Cunningham is best known as the author of The Maeve Chronicles, a series of award-winning novels featuring a feisty Celtic Mary Magdalen. She is currently at work on a series of mystery novels as well as a cycle of poems called Tales and Tails. She lives in New York State’s Shawangunk Mountains where ecstasy frequently finds her.

Trade Paperback 978-0-9889430-5-6 | 6 x 9 | $16.95 Poetry | Now Available

Snowy Owls, Egrets, & Unexpected Graces

Poems by Gwendolyn Morgan ____________________________________________________ “Gwendolyn Morgan swept me away in the grace and the magnificence of her writing and her impassioned words. She evokes power and beauty into every aspect of nature and life—both the light and the shadow. Snowy Owls, Egrets, and Unexpected Graces is divinely inspired!” –Sandra Ingerman, author of Soul Retrieval Gwendolyn Morgan learned the names of birds & wildflowers and inherited paintbrushes from her grandmothers. She is grateful for: Artsmith, Caldera, Soapstone residencies, M.F.A. (Goddard) and M.Div. Crow Feathers, Red Ochre, Green Tea was honored with the Wild Earth Poetry Prize. Gwendolyn and Judy A. Rose share their Salmon Creek home and creekside walks with Naomi, a rescued Cardigan Corgi & Chesapeake Retriever mix.

Trade Paperback 978-0-9889430-9-4 | 5 x 8 | $17.95 Poetry | Now Available


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The Salmon in the Spring

| Ecology/Spiritual

The Ecology of Celtic Spirituality by Jason Kirkey Featuring a Foreword by Frank MacEowen _____________________________________________ Trade Paperback 978-0979924668 | $17.95 “The Salmon in the Spring is a bold book. It is bold because it—no less so than its author—isn’t content to rest back on its philosophical laurels and ponder by-gone eras. To the contrary, Kirkey and The Salmon in the Spring invite and initiate the reader into a deep dive within the interior space of the Celtic mystic, but in archetypal and pragmatic ways that make an important contribution to the domain of ecopsychology today.” –Frank MacEowen, author of The Mist-Filled Path


| Mind, Body, Spirit

Cosmology, Mysticism and the Birth of a New Myth by Theodore Richards _____________________________________________ Trade Paperback 978-0979924682 | $17.95 2011 ippy Gold Medal in the Mind-Body-Spirit Category & 2013 Nautilus Gold Medal “...Richards takes us on a journey into the edge of the universe which is the edge of the human being which is the edge of God. –Brian Swimme, author of The Universe Story

Night, Mystery & Light

| Poetry

Poems by J.K. McDowell with a Foreword by Tom Cowan _____________________________________________ Trade Paperback | 978-0983585237 | $12.95 “. . .One of the joys of reading McDowell’s poetry is precisely this that his questions urge us to make deeper sense of our own lives. You will discover, along with him, the almost seamless way the ordinary and non-ordinary realities of our soul’s deep dreaming support and create a multi-layered world to live in. It is a world that intrigues us while reading the poem and that lingers long after we lay the poem aside.” –Tom Cowan, from the foreword of Night, Mystery & Light

Wild Life

| Poetry

New and Select Poems by Jamie K. Reaser Foreword by Edward E. Clark Jr., President of the Wildlife Center of Virginia _____________________________________________ Trade Paperback 978-0988943001 | $ 15.95 “Each morning, I treat myself to a poem by Jamie K. Reaser. Thoughtful, evocative, and welling up from a deeply sacred place, her words are my morning meditation, my morning prayer. Although Wild Life is bundled as a book of poetry, I know it to be what it truly is: Spiritual practice. Thank you, Jamie, for such a gift.” –Susan Chernak McElroy, author Animals as Teachers and Healers

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Midlife with Thoreau

| Nonfiction/Memoir

Poems, Essays, Journals by Diane P. Freedman ________________________________________________ Trade Paperback 978-0-9889430-4-9 | $16.95 “...The mix of prose and poetry here is more local and intimate than in Basho’s haibun, but it has the same steady attentiveness to the moments of a day—a sureness at home in curiosity, no matter how far out on the edges Freedman gets. The solitude at the center of this book is peculiar and consoling— it makes a reader feel accompanied.” –David Rivard, author of Otherwise Elsewhere, Wise Poison, and Torque

Lungs of my Earth

| Nonfiction/Ecology/Travel

A Personal Ecology by William Henry Searle ______________________________________________ Trade Paperback 978-0-9889430-6-3 | $16.95 “Lungs of my Earth evokes particular places dear to the author, sweeping them into our imaginations with a rush of delighted language to create ‘a luminous map of the sacred’. Part field-work and part sky-dreaming, it is at once exact and exultant—a vibrant song to the earth and echo chamber of the earth’s own singing.” –Sir Andrew Motion, UK Poet Laureate, 1999-2009, President of the Campaign to Protect Rural England

Border Crossings

| Travel/Memoir

Walking the Haiku Path on the International Appalachian Trail by Ian Marshall with a Foreword by Michael Welch ______________________________________________ Trade Paperback 978-0983585251 | $17.95 “ . . . Forging across the boundaries between Maine, Quebec, and New Brunswick with his beloved companion M., Ian Marshall both reports on their mishaps, silliness, and sore feet and meditates on Basho’s encounter with the Shirakawa Barrier. . .I feel personally grateful for this vital, illuminating book.” –John Elder, author of Reading the Mountains of Home

Creatively Maladjusted

| Education/Mind, Body, Spirit

The Wisdom Education Movement Manifesto by Theodore Richards with a Foreword by Bill Ayers ______________________________________________ Trade Paperback 978-0-9889430-7-0 | $16.95 “Richards wants to shape education by story rather than by information, by resisting consumerism rather than educating for it. The goal of education, he reminds us, ‘is not to make better schools, but to make a better world.’ And ‘the ultimate relevance of a school is what kind of civilization it inspires our children to create.’ This book is well worth reading; and discussing; and arguing; and enacting.” –Matthew Fox, author of Creativity: Where the Divine and the Human Meet 22

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Western Solstice

| Poetry

by Leonore Wilson ____________________________________________ Trade Paperback 978-0983585213 | $13.95 “Leonore Wilson’s Western Solstice contains poems that spring whole and marvelous, shimmering from the earth. Born from a profound, wide-ranging, original and feminine mind, they bewitch the reader with a lush, passionate voice that is ‘all impulse of towards’ and a tensile form that is as breathtaking as its content. This book is a true treasure.” –Cathy Colman, author of Borrowed Dress and Beauty’s Tattoo

Fireflies at Absolute Zero

| Poetry

Poems by Erynn Rowan Laurie ____________________________________________ Trade Paperback 978-0983585299 | $15.95 “. . . Fireflies at Absolute Zero is a collection for all who seek to invite in the raw, poetic nature of being and witness to the singing of spirits and powers; bluejay, human struggle, mandrake, divine story, seashore…all brought into focus by the magic of the sacred word.” –Ruby Sara, editor of Datura and Mandragora


| Poetry/Photography

Poems by Jason Kirkey ____________________________________________ Trade Paperback | Full Color | 978-0983585206 | $17.95 The poems in this book are an attempt to speak in a common tongue with mountains, rivers, and forests. Too often poetry is thought of as the domain of human creativity with its source in the depths of the imagination. We use it to speak of the world, but not to the non-human world—let alone with it.

Huntley Meadows

| Poetry

A Naturalist’s Journal in Verse by Jamie K. Reaser ____________________________________________ Trade Paperback 978-0979924675 | $16.95 “Jamie K. Reaser’s poetic account of a year in Huntley Meadows in the heart of Washington is a treasure. A top-rank scientist committed to conservation biology, Reaser turns out to be a poet able to project images of the natural world that echo reality—and at the same time move the reader’s spirit. Read it and then go there!” –Donald Kennedy, PhD, President Emeritus of Stanford University

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Searching for What is Not There

| Poetry

by Martin Willitts Jr. ____________________________________________ Trade Paperback 978-0988943025 | $15.95 “Martin Willitts Jr. is a master poet, an archeologist of memories, an observer of people and nature, a tugger of heartstrings. He is a person who believes in peace and is confident enough to reveal inner thoughts and feelings. In this moving collection he shows us he knows that life like nature is an unending quest. These are not the poems of a beginner; they are carefully crafted from experience and observation to give us a work of art masterfully presented.” –Zvi A. Sesling, editor of Muddy River Poetry Review

Crow Feathers, Red Ochre, Green Tea

| Poetry

Poems by Gwendolyn Morgan ____________________________________________ Trade Paperback 978-0988943018 | $14.95

“In her first collection of poems, Gwendolyn Morgan begins with nature and spirit—an homage to beauty and a gratitude for grace. Then enters illness, war, suicide, a child’s accidental death reminding us that even buoyed by spirit we swim in a sea of loss. But it’s not all loss. There’s a crow flying through the sky of these poems, pestering the mourning doves and most of the other birds, all with wings.” –David W. Romtvedt, author of Certainty


| Poetry

Reflections by Snowlight by Jamie K. Reaser ____________________________________________ Trade Paperback 978-0988943032 | $14.95 “Winter is a time for reflection, rest, and regeneration. Jamie K. Reaser shares the magic of this season of life, as well as the harshness that this time can bring. Settle back into the beautiful and potent poetry in Winter: Reflections by Snowlight and absorb the deep wisdom shared.” –Sandra Ingerman, award-winning author of Soul Retrieval

Living in the Nature Poem

| Poetry

Poems by Mary Harwell Sayler ____________________________________________ Trade Paperback 978-0983585275 | $14.95 “In Living in the Nature Poem, Mary Sayler gives us more than just a journal of the natural world: she gives us an interaction with a world populated by characters as diverse as cells and stars.” –Annmarie Lockhart, editor, Vox Poetica


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Ensuring the mainstream isn’t the only stream.

Homebound Publications Catalog 2017  

Homebound Publications is a small press with big ideas. As an independent publisher, we strive to ensure, that the mainstream is not the onl...

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