Ms. Patty

(Excerpt from the novel manuscript Esther Days) *** I’m twenty years old and the only one in my family to finish high school and then a typing class directly following. It was something that connected me to the world or maybe disconnected me from it. Typing was something quiet, something simple. Sweetie always told me to …

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This text, which is entitled “Suez,” is an excerpt from The Mirrored Palace by David Rich. Ali leafed through the big volume of the Thousand and One Nights on his lap. When he stopped, he turned the book around and passed it on to me. The drawing was of a boy peeking around a curtain …

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18 Years, But Who’s Counting?

When people learn that my debut novel, Guesthouse for Ganesha, is on the precipice of publication, there’s typically an outpouring of kind and generous accolades: “that’s so wonderful,” “what an accomplishment,” and “I’m very happy for you.” All said with exclamation points. Then, the inevitable question: “How long have you been working on it?” Widened …

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Guesthouse for Ganesha sets Publication Date

Guesthouse for Ganesha, the much-anticipated debut novel by Judith Teitelman, a longstanding member of the Cultural Weekly community, has set a publication date of May 7. Weaving Eastern beliefs and perspectives with Western realities and pragmatism, Guesthouse for Ganesha is a tale of love, loss, and spirit reclaimed. In 1923, seventeen-year-old “Esther Grünspan arrives in …

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“The Testament of Officer Bobby Hernandez” — Jesús Salvador Treviño

We are proud to publish this excerpt from Return to Arroyo Grande, the new novel by Jesús Salvador Treviño. It started out as a pretty normal night. I had signed into the station and, after some small talk with Andy Armenta coming off the day shift, I grabbed my thermos of java and headed out …

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