The Writing World is Raving About ASP's October Releases
From National Book Award Winners to Poets Laureate to travel-writers, historical fiction authors, and even Jungian psychologists, it seems that ASP's October releases are on the collective mind of the writing world.
"Scattered Clouds" by Reuben Jackson
"Reuben Jackson's marvelous poems map the poles between ode and lamentation, politics and intimacy, sagacity and audacity. He writes for everyday neighbors, folkloric brothers, and imaginary sisters. He writes for Trayvon Martin as well as Frank Sinatra. He nimbly charts the broad spectrum of our lives and loves. I have admired Reuben Jackson's work for over twenty years. Scattered Clouds will alert old and new poetry fans to his fine, abiding talent."
"I would never want to live in a world where the words, poems, and loving offerings of Reuben Jackson do not exist."
"Navigating the Divide" by Linda Watanabe McFerrin
"I have loved everything I've ever read by Linda Watanabe McFerrin. Her prose and poetry are filled with amazing women, charm, wisdom, and light. She is both soulful and precise, eloquent and full of life."
"Poetry like burnished steel and prose that reads like poetry. The most captivating and rewarding book I’ve read this year."
"Melanie's Song" by Jonna Biggar
"In Melanie's Song, Joanna Biggar takes you along on an amazing ride of mystery and intriguing details, combining personal turbulence masterfully set against the reality of the politics of the '60s and '70s in the USA. Her writing, both crisp and lyrical, draws you into each scene with suspense and tempting detail. Of course, there are those earlier memories of Paris. It's quite a trip."
"Joanna Biggar’s novel Melanie’s Song is like a sweetly familiar refrain from the not-so-distant past. Nostalgic, redolent with the sights and sounds of the sixties and seventies, it is a tale of broken hearts, healing friendships, and the tender yet powerful bonds that friendships forge. It is a bittersweet delight."