Melville House Publishing

Melville House Publishing Melville House Publishing is an independent publisher of literary fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Founded in 2001 by Dennis Loy Johnson and Valerie Merians.

The company was founded in 2001 and was named winner of the 2007 Miriam Bass Award for Creativity in Independent Publishing, popularly known as the "indie publisher of the year" award. In January, 2008 Melville House moved to a new location in DUMBO, Brooklyn that combines a bookstore with an event space as well as their offices. Events will be held regularly and will feature Nobel Prize winners,

The company was founded in 2001 and was named winner of the 2007 Miriam Bass Award for Creativity in Independent Publishing, popularly known as the "indie publisher of the year" award. In January, 2008 Melville House moved to a new location in DUMBO, Brooklyn that combines a bookstore with an event space as well as their offices. Events will be held regularly and will feature Nobel Prize winners,

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It's always a proud moment when one of our authors speaks to the world on a vital subject. Watch as Solomon Goldstein Ro...
10/20/2021
How much clean electricity do we really need?

It's always a proud moment when one of our authors speaks to the world on a vital subject.

Watch as Solomon Goldstein Rose addresses the TedTalk Countdown Summit in Edinburgh last week, introducing one of the key ideas from his book THE 100% SOLUTION: https://www.ted.com/talks/solomon_goldstein_rose_how_much_clean_electricity_do_we_really_need

To fight climate change, we need to clean up the global electricity system by replacing fossil fuel power plants with clean generation -- right? Climate author Solomon Goldstein-Rose thinks we need to do much more than that. Replacement isn't enough, he explains in this compelling talk: we need to r...

🏆 Yes! PEDRO'S THEORY: REIMAGINING THE PROMISED LAND by Marcos Gonsalez is nominated for the 2021 Brooklyn Public Librar...
10/20/2021

🏆 Yes! PEDRO'S THEORY: REIMAGINING THE PROMISED LAND by Marcos Gonsalez is nominated for the 2021 Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize

'Each book on the shortlist has a connection to Brooklyn... together they represent the vast diversity and spirit of the borough'

https://bklynlibrary.org/media/press/brooklyn-public-library-87

🏆 Yes! PEDRO'S THEORY: REIMAGINING THE PROMISED LAND by Marcos Gonsalez is nominated for the 2021 Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize

'Each book on the shortlist has a connection to Brooklyn... together they represent the vast diversity and spirit of the borough'

https://bklynlibrary.org/media/press/brooklyn-public-library-87

Congratulations #portugal 🇵🇹, winners of the 2021 #FutsalWC! 🥳 🥇If you've been inspired by the past fortnight's action a...
10/04/2021

Congratulations #portugal 🇵🇹, winners of the 2021 #FutsalWC! 🥳 🥇

If you've been inspired by the past fortnight's action and want to find out more about this fascinating sport, pick up a copy of Jamie Fahey's FUTSAL: THE STORY OF AN INDOOR FOOTBALL REVOLUTION today ➡️ https://www.hive.co.uk/Product/Jamie-Fahey/Futsal--The-Story-of-An-Indoor-Football-Revolution/25090452

"Thoroughly insightful" - FourFourTwo

#futsal #FutsalWC #FutsalWorldCup2021 #portugal #argentina #Ricardinho

Congratulations #portugal 🇵🇹, winners of the 2021 #FutsalWC! 🥳 🥇

If you've been inspired by the past fortnight's action and want to find out more about this fascinating sport, pick up a copy of Jamie Fahey's FUTSAL: THE STORY OF AN INDOOR FOOTBALL REVOLUTION today ➡️ https://www.hive.co.uk/Product/Jamie-Fahey/Futsal--The-Story-of-An-Indoor-Football-Revolution/25090452

"Thoroughly insightful" - FourFourTwo

#futsal #FutsalWC #FutsalWorldCup2021 #portugal #argentina #Ricardinho

🚨EVENT ALERT 🚨🗣 Short Story Salon: C.D. Rose, author of THE BLIND ACCORDIONIST, in conversation with Sarah Schofield (Co...
10/01/2021
Short Story Salon: C.D. Rose and Sarah Schofield in conversation

🚨EVENT ALERT 🚨

🗣 Short Story Salon: C.D. Rose, author of THE BLIND ACCORDIONIST, in conversation with Sarah Schofield (Comma Press)

📍 Sheffield Central Library, UK - Sheffield Libraries, Archives & Information

📅 Thursday 11th November, 7pm

💷 FREE

🛒 Book now! https://eventbrite.co.uk/e/short-story-salon-cd-rose-and-sarah-schofield-in-conversation-tickets-182547694067?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

Join Sarah Schofield and C.D. Rose, both award-winning writers for an evening of subversion and mystery...

Hearty congratulations from all of us to Hanif Abdurraqib - a 2021 MacArthur Fellow!Melville House UK is incredibly prou...
09/29/2021

Hearty congratulations from all of us to Hanif Abdurraqib - a 2021 MacArthur Fellow!

Melville House UK is incredibly proud to publish two of Hanif's extraordinary books.

"Funny, painful, precise, desperate and loving... not a day has sounded the same since I read him." - Greil Marcus

New to his writing? Start your journey here: https://hive.co.uk/Product/Hanif-Abdurraqib/They-Cant-Kill-Us-Until-They-Kill-Us/22683784

Hearty congratulations from all of us to Hanif Abdurraqib - a 2021 MacArthur Fellow!

Melville House UK is incredibly proud to publish two of Hanif's extraordinary books.

"Funny, painful, precise, desperate and loving... not a day has sounded the same since I read him." - Greil Marcus

New to his writing? Start your journey here: https://hive.co.uk/Product/Hanif-Abdurraqib/They-Cant-Kill-Us-Until-They-Kill-Us/22683784

Join us - and all of these lovely #bookbloggers - this October for a dip into the murky, noirish world of Gregory Gallow...
09/23/2021

Join us - and all of these lovely #bookbloggers - this October for a dip into the murky, noirish world of Gregory Galloway's JUST THIEVES ⬇️

"...happens in a wonderful space where digression and story-telling ride out together... I enjoyed and admired this novel." - James Sallis

#JustThieves #BlogTour

Join us - and all of these lovely #bookbloggers - this October for a dip into the murky, noirish world of Gregory Galloway's JUST THIEVES ⬇️

"...happens in a wonderful space where digression and story-telling ride out together... I enjoyed and admired this novel." - James Sallis

#JustThieves #BlogTour

What would a fair and equal society actually look like? World-renowned economist and bestselling author Yanis Varoufakis...
09/14/2021

What would a fair and equal society actually look like? World-renowned economist and bestselling author Yanis Varoufakis presents his radical answer in ANOTHER NOW, a work of speculative fiction that will leave you "buzzing with a sense of possibility” (The Monthly). Available now!

https://www.mhpbooks.com/books/another-now/

What would a fair and equal society actually look like? World-renowned economist and bestselling author Yanis Varoufakis presents his radical answer in ANOTHER NOW, a work of speculative fiction that will leave you "buzzing with a sense of possibility” (The Monthly). Available now!

https://www.mhpbooks.com/books/another-now/

From the first book we ever published, POETRY AFTER 9/11: AN ANTHOLOGY OF NEW YORK POETS.THE SKEPTICColette InezI am the...
09/11/2021

From the first book we ever published, POETRY AFTER 9/11: AN ANTHOLOGY OF NEW YORK POETS.

THE SKEPTIC
Colette Inez

I am the free-thinker who reads Voltaire.
A photograph of Karl Marx adorns my piano.
I quote from Robert Ingersoll's "Why I Am an Agnostic."
"I doubt therefore I am" never said by Pascal,
yet I am and I doubt any interpretation
of god that doesn't also describe him as a symbolic
tribal father hurling biblical rancor at the nations.
I doubt his alleged only son as anything more than a
dissident perched in fictive heaven
among angels who sometimes fly down to earth to keep drunks
and debtors from jumping into rivers.
I doubt celestial virgins will visit the men who ate pizza
in Florida, shopping smart at discount stores.
Consigned to the zero of null, they are specks of ash alongside those they killed in the name of their divinity.
I want to put an extra "O" between G O and D, I'll pray to that: love, friends, music, books, reason and beauty.

https://www.mhpbooks.com/books/poetry-after-911/

From the first book we ever published, POETRY AFTER 9/11: AN ANTHOLOGY OF NEW YORK POETS.

THE SKEPTIC
Colette Inez

I am the free-thinker who reads Voltaire.
A photograph of Karl Marx adorns my piano.
I quote from Robert Ingersoll's "Why I Am an Agnostic."
"I doubt therefore I am" never said by Pascal,
yet I am and I doubt any interpretation
of god that doesn't also describe him as a symbolic
tribal father hurling biblical rancor at the nations.
I doubt his alleged only son as anything more than a
dissident perched in fictive heaven
among angels who sometimes fly down to earth to keep drunks
and debtors from jumping into rivers.
I doubt celestial virgins will visit the men who ate pizza
in Florida, shopping smart at discount stores.
Consigned to the zero of null, they are specks of ash alongside those they killed in the name of their divinity.
I want to put an extra "O" between G O and D, I'll pray to that: love, friends, music, books, reason and beauty.

https://www.mhpbooks.com/books/poetry-after-911/

'The game born in the YMCAs of 1930s South America has held a torch for the Olympic dream ever since its rise to profess...
08/27/2021
Futsal's Olympic Spirit » MobyLives

'The game born in the YMCAs of 1930s South America has held a torch for the Olympic dream ever since its rise to professionalism began in the 1980s...'

Our author Jamie Fahey believes #futsal is ideally-placed to become a future #Olympics sport. Do you agree?

Read more here: https://www.mhpbooks.com/futsals-olympic-spirit-by-jamie-fahey/

#futsal #Olympics #futsalnews #futsalskills #olympicgames

With the Olympic Games in Tokyo drawing to a close, Jamie Fahey, author of Futsal: The Story of an Indoor Football Revolution, presents the case for the sport's inclusion at future Olympiads.   Richarlison did it for me. Last time, it was…

With the #OlympicGamesTokyo2020 drawing to a close, ⁦Jamie Fahey, author of ‘Futsal: The Story of an Indoor Football Rev...
08/11/2021
Futsal's Olympic Spirit, by Jamie Fahey » MobyLives

With the #OlympicGamesTokyo2020 drawing to a close, ⁦Jamie Fahey, author of ‘Futsal: The Story of an Indoor Football Revolution’, presents the case for the sport’s inclusion at future Olympiads. #Futsal

https://www.mhpbooks.com/futsals-olympic-spirit-by-jamie-fahey/

With the Olympic Games in Tokyo drawing to a close, Jamie Fahey, author of Futsal: The Story of an Indoor Football Revolution, presents the case for the sport's inclusion at future Olympiads.   Richarlison did it for me. Last time, it was…

'On and off the pitch, a new chapter has begun for futsal in England... and I know a thing or two about chapters'Jamie F...
08/05/2021
JAMIE FAHEY 'ON AND OFF THE COURT, A NEW CHAPTER HAS BEGUN FOR FUTSAL IN ENGLAND' - National Futsal Series

'On and off the pitch, a new chapter has begun for futsal in England... and I know a thing or two about chapters'

Jamie Fahey, author of our smash summer release, FUTSAL: THE STORY OF AN INDOOR FOOTBALL REVOLUTION, reflects on a frantic finals day in the FA National Futsal Series:

https://nationalfutsalseries.com/jamie-fahey-on-and-off-the-court-a-new-chapter-has-begun-for-futsal-in-england

#futsal #futsalforall #futsalskills #futsalnews #futbol

Esteemed Guardian writer and author of 'Futsal: The Story of an Indoor Football Revolution' shares his thoughts on the Grand Final and the state of Futsal in this country.

"Jamie Fahey’s passion for the game shines through... it’s clear futsal has many benefits, particularly for young player...
07/23/2021
SPREADING THE MESSAGE... - Late Tackle Magazine

"Jamie Fahey’s passion for the game shines through... it’s clear futsal has many benefits, particularly for young players trying to hone their skills. Fahey’s efforts can only help the cause."

Lovely review of FUTSAL: THE STORY OF AN INDOOR FOOTBALL REVOLUTION in this month's Late Tackle Magazine!

OUT NOW

#futsal #futsalforall

https://www.latetacklemagazine.com/features/book-reviews/360288/spreading-the-message/

Futsal – The Story of an Indoor Football Revolution, by Jamie Fahey, published by Melville House UK, Price: £9.99ONE thing’s […]

🎉 Happiest of publication days to Jamie Fahey!⚽️ FUTSAL: THE STORY OF AN INDOOR FOOTBALL REVOLUTION is available everywh...
07/01/2021

🎉 Happiest of publication days to Jamie Fahey!

⚽️ FUTSAL: THE STORY OF AN INDOOR FOOTBALL REVOLUTION is available everywhere now.

🗣 'Thoroughly insightful' - @FourFourTwo

🇧🇪 Foreword by Roberto Martínez

🛒Get your copy here (or from your local indie): https://www.hive.co.uk/Product/Jamie-Fahey/Futsal--The-Story-of-An-Indoor-Football-Revolution/25090452

#futsal #futsalforall #indoorfootball #brazil #RobertoMartinez #Uruguay #portugal #FA

🎉 Happiest of publication days to Jamie Fahey!

⚽️ FUTSAL: THE STORY OF AN INDOOR FOOTBALL REVOLUTION is available everywhere now.

🗣 'Thoroughly insightful' - @FourFourTwo

🇧🇪 Foreword by Roberto Martínez

🛒Get your copy here (or from your local indie): https://www.hive.co.uk/Product/Jamie-Fahey/Futsal--The-Story-of-An-Indoor-Football-Revolution/25090452

#futsal #futsalforall #indoorfootball #brazil #RobertoMartinez #Uruguay #portugal #FA

06/22/2021

Its messaging can seem cryptic, even nonsensical, yet for tens of thousands of people, it explains everything. What is QAnon, where did it come from, and is the Capitol insurgency a sign of where it’s going next? In The Storm is Upon Us (available now) author Mike Rothschild walks readers through the Q phenomenon.

Order now: http://bit.ly/StormUponUs

🌞Morning, friends. Start the week right by getting a book event in your diary? 🗣️ CD Rose and Andrew Gallix will be in c...
06/14/2021
CD ROSE & ANDREW GALLIX present THE BLIND ACCORDIONIST

🌞Morning, friends. Start the week right by getting a book event in your diary?

🗣️ CD Rose and Andrew Gallix will be in conversation on Friday June 25th at 7pm to celebrate the launch of THE BLIND ACCORDIONIST. It's free!

🎟️Register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cd-rose-andrew-gallix-present-the-blind-accordionist-tickets-159093016495

Melville House presents a conversation between CD Rose and Andrew Gallix, discussing Rose's spectacular new novel, THE BLIND ACCORDIONIST.

'Growing up on Merseyside just a stone’s throw from where Wayne Rooney grew up, Jamie Fahey delves deeper into the sport...
06/09/2021
“Futsal is an artistic team game for scrupulously conformist and quick-thinking mavericks” – author Jamie Fahey celebrates the coming revolution of the indoor sport

'Growing up on Merseyside just a stone’s throw from where Wayne Rooney grew up, Jamie Fahey delves deeper into the sport of futsal – an indoor football game played with a small, heavy ball – that has unknowingly shaped today’s elite footballers.' - FourFourTwo

https://www.fourfourtwo.com/features/futsal-indoor-football-revolution-jamie-fahey-interview-book-england-wayne-rooney-roberto-martinez

#futsal #futsalforall #5aside #indoorfootball #WayneRooney #RobertoMartinez #ReadingRoyals #Everton #MelvilleHouse
#Ricardinho #Neymar #Brazil #Uruguay #Portugal #Spain #EnglandFutsal #FA #facebookbooks

Known in Portugal as "the rebel game", futsal has played a huge role in the football tradition of major nations within the sport. Now a new book argues it could do the same for England

☀️ Howdy #futsal fans! 🎥 Next week we'll be recording a special interview with Jamie Fahey (in association with Reading ...
06/02/2021

☀️ Howdy #futsal fans!

🎥 Next week we'll be recording a special interview with Jamie Fahey (in association with Reading Central Library) about his wonderful new book.

❓ ...Who's asking the questions? You are! Ask us anything and everything about futsal in the replies... ⬇️

🛒 PRE-ORDER 'Futsal: The Story of an Indoor Football Revolution' today! https://www.hive.co.uk/Product/Jamie-Fahey/Futsal--The-Story-of-An-Indoor-Football-Revolution/25090452

#futsal #futsalforall #5aside #indoorfootball #WayneRooney #RobertoMartinez #ReadingRoyals #Everton #MelvilleHouse
#Ricardinho #Neymar #Brazil #Uruguay #Portugal #Spain #EnglandFutsal #FA #authorevent #booklaunch

☀️ Howdy #futsal fans!

🎥 Next week we'll be recording a special interview with Jamie Fahey (in association with Reading Central Library) about his wonderful new book.

❓ ...Who's asking the questions? You are! Ask us anything and everything about futsal in the replies... ⬇️

🛒 PRE-ORDER 'Futsal: The Story of an Indoor Football Revolution' today! https://www.hive.co.uk/Product/Jamie-Fahey/Futsal--The-Story-of-An-Indoor-Football-Revolution/25090452

#futsal #futsalforall #5aside #indoorfootball #WayneRooney #RobertoMartinez #ReadingRoyals #Everton #MelvilleHouse
#Ricardinho #Neymar #Brazil #Uruguay #Portugal #Spain #EnglandFutsal #FA #authorevent #booklaunch

It's the UK publication day for our DEBT: THE FIRST 5000 YEARS 10th anniversary edition, by the late, great David Graebe...
05/27/2021
David Graeber’s Debt: Ten Years On | Events

It's the UK publication day for our DEBT: THE FIRST 5000 YEARS 10th anniversary edition, by the late, great David Graeber - with a new intro by Thomas Piketty.

Join Grace Blakeley, Owen Jones, Gillian Tett & Yanis Varoufakis for a virtual conversation hosted by London Review of Books Bookshop on 02/06:

https://londonreviewbookshop.co.uk/events/2021/6/david-graebers-debt-ten-years-on

David Graeber's *Debt: The First 5,000 Years* turned everything we think we know about money, debt and society on its head, and has, in the ten years since it was first published, become a modern classic. A new hardback edition, with introduction by distinguished economist Thomas Piketty, is publish...

🌏 "The ones who really understand the world are the ones who say 'I don't know all the answers, but I'm curious'"This in...
05/27/2021
INDIA'S BORDERLANDS WITH SUCHITRA VIJAYAN — A Girls' Guide to Travelling Alone

🌏 "The ones who really understand the world are the ones who say 'I don't know all the answers, but I'm curious'"

This interview with A girls' guide to travelling alone & Suchitra Vijayan is essential listening.

Happy UK publication day to MIDNIGHT'S BORDERS! 🎉

https://www.girlsthattravel.com/blog/indias-borderlands-suchitra-vijayan

Writer and photographer Suchitra Vijayan spent seven years travelling solo, across 9,000 miles along India's many borders, from Pakistan to Myanmar to Afghanistan. In this episode we discuss her new book which documents her fascinating journey ‘Midnight’s Borders’.

Happy publication day to Suchitra Vijayan! 'Midnight's Borders', the first true people's history of modern India, is ava...
05/25/2021

Happy publication day to Suchitra Vijayan! 'Midnight's Borders', the first true people's history of modern India, is available now.

Get a sneak peek at some of the incredible pictures from the book, and order a copy for yourself, right here: https://www.mhpbooks.com/photos-and-video-from-india-by-suchitra-vijayan-author-of-midnights-borders/?utm_source=General+Interest&utm_campaign=3d51f5def6-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_03_11_03_25_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_43aff8a587-3d51f5def6-235615091&mc_cid=3d51f5def6&mc_eid=4076871e6b

Happy publication day to Suchitra Vijayan! 'Midnight's Borders', the first true people's history of modern India, is available now.

Get a sneak peek at some of the incredible pictures from the book, and order a copy for yourself, right here: https://www.mhpbooks.com/photos-and-video-from-india-by-suchitra-vijayan-author-of-midnights-borders/?utm_source=General+Interest&utm_campaign=3d51f5def6-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_03_11_03_25_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_43aff8a587-3d51f5def6-235615091&mc_cid=3d51f5def6&mc_eid=4076871e6b

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My review of The Diary of a Bookseller, from The Memphis Flyer:
You might well imagine how the little men, her friends and benefactors bewailed her death in their shock and consternation when they found Snow White utterly lifeless! How deep did they mourn and sorrow for her! Not a few more tender-hearted than the others howled and wept bitterly, as men sometimes do weep at unredeemable loss, but, even though Snow White was dead, her beauty, they beheld, had still the same delicate freshness, the very first blush of her innocent, budding peony-like youthfulness, such that they could not bear to see her immured in the clod forever. A bier and a glass coffin, they fashioned for her that was decorated with beaten silver, and finally, a team of black horses was hired to bring Snow White's body to a place of gentle repose in the mountainside where her beauty would undoubtedly be immortalized forever. It is mid-morning. On a miry way, bound for the foot of the mountains where it debouched into another side-road, they found they had to stop because of traffic coming from the left. A foreign prince, with his handsome equipage, will be passing by and they heard the murmurs of English prose, being carried in the air, and then the prince lifted the blind and speaking with almost salubrious delight the versatile French tongue. He is Prince Michael Rhys Arthur-Collins and they saw him speaking with his aide-de-camp. Native nobility in his blood made him got down from his horse-drawn carriage though it was painfully obvious he was in great hurry, and he bared his head to pay his respect to the cortege and it was a wonderful sight to behold when his eyes alighted on Snow White inside the glass coffin, in the pearly hue of death but otherwise seemed to be sleeping; and just as sure as he is Prince Michael he was sure that he had loved her at first glance. He made the dwarves understand that he had fallen in love with the most beautiful princess in the world although she was dead. Then, he ordered that the lid of the casket be lifted, and taking Snow White in his arms he said that she must be before his eyes, look upon her sweet face; otherwise, his breast will quit throbbing, and he took some pains to quote an obscure philosopher who wrote, ‘Love is a law onto itself!’ Bearing his beloved’s lifeless body he was getting nimbly into his royal coach when one of his front horses stamped its feet and flung off a shoe. At that moment, because of the jarring motion, the poisoned apple that had stuck fast in Snow White’s throat was dislodged and she breathed and opened her eyes although her faculties couldn’t make her recollect where she was or what had happened to her. Then her eyes met Prince Rhys’s and the last vestige of her deathly pallor was now being thoroughly superseded by the tint of rose-water; and now her future was sewn up, too! When Prince Michael had pieced together who it was that had tried to murder Snow White, there was a rare kindling of anger in his usually mild, fine grey eyes of the foreign prince and with his troops and horse guards he set out at once to bring the wicked Queen to justice and if failing that, to administer large doses o’ his very own. The orders he issued to his men were swiftly carried out and they entered Castle Du Quenoy, intending to arrest the Queen forthwith in the name of God and the law. However, she refused to take flight. With conscious dignity, she got up and sought the evil agency for help one last time. ‘There is no helping it now, it’s too late to repent!’ the thought must have certainly flashed across her mind. Suddenly, she thought she was now surrounded by shadowy waifs: two at her back and two in front. The two red-coated soldiers behind her twisted her arms to pin her down; while two in front likewise, with a length o’ steel wire, looped it around her front teeth in order to forcibly drag her away and as she struggled her sight swam and everything became streaks of blurred light. She managed to free an arm and dashed a candelabrum to the ground which soon set fire to the curtains and drapery and before long her entire bo***ir was engulfed in flames. They managed, however, to drag the Queen away, and with quivering nether-lip, she confessed everything. As for Snow White, she married Prince Michael Rhys and I still have the wedding invitation card in my drawer. In the Cathedral of one of the biggest city Parishes in the Prince’s home country, Franz Schubert’s Ave Maria was the added decorative touch to cap off that very June, the season of matrimony, on a gloriously sunny Saturday, as icing was to the cake, to complement the stirring trumpet music of Handel’s Eternal Source of Light Divine and put away the coat of sorrows for Snow White and all the lonely searching of her beloved husband. Snow White’s stepmother was also invited to dance at the newly-weds reception: only, clogs that had been heated red-hot were got ready for her to wear and this, she did and shrieked out her insides in little pieces; dancing until requiescat en pace her mortal company with Death she harrowingly kept. I still have my favorite memorabilia – the beautifully printed card -- and can show it to you if you desire to see it. ] -- From John Tan's The Incorruptible Princess (Snow White), Copyright, John Tan 2018 (Looking for a traditional publisher).
Melville House publishes fascinating factual accounts on topical and controversial issues. It also publishes books like "Diary of a Bookseller" which offers an often comedic respite from the world's madness.