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 Sunacumen Press

  An independent publisher from 
  Southern California's Sunny Side

Just released: Gathering Years by Robert Nicholson. 

The Civil War has ended, but Ellen Slater Reed now has to confront not only the loss of her husband in battle and the challenges of aging but also vast and disturbing changes in the country: the bitter struggle over Reconstruction, including the impeachment of the president; the rise of corporate megaliths; and, most upsetting, the corruption that seems to be seeping into every aspect of American life. In a voice at times reminiscent of Emily Dickinson’s, she records in her journal her attempts to overcome the harsh new realities through deep reflection and fostering the many sources of joy and meaning in her life, from quiet moments of beauty and revelation to a relationship that she forms with a younger officer in her husband’s regiment. In the end she finds reason to hope that more moral and humane values will ultimately prevail.

Coming soon: Sarah, Blake and Salt by Yvonne Werttemberger

A middle-grade action/adventure novel perfect for late summer reading. Sarah, Blake and Salt are off on the adventure of a lifetime when they find themselves trapped in a moving van with a couple of criminals on their way to Palm Springs, California. With no way to get back home, they end up in the Indian Canyons, up the tramway, and at the zoo, following the notorious and dangerous chemist whose plan is to turn the Salton Sea into glue.  Can they save themselves, the elderly couple they find on the trails, and the senior citizens trapped in a basement? This delightful story is coupled with delicious illustrations by Annabelle Yedinak. Coming soon to Ingram and Amazon.

Coming soon:  The Time Travelers -- Meet Some of the Women Who Paved the Way for Equal Rights in California by Steve and Susie Swatt and Jeff Raimundo

Students in Mrs. Johnson’s class travel via a time machine into the past to meet California women who fought for the right to vote, to own property, to serve in politics and to practice law. In groups of three, they research the women’s stories and arrive back in time to interview politicians, businesswomen, and activists, some famous and some they hope will be. They meet with former slaves, Asian- and Hispanic-Americans who made money in real estate, ran businesses, fought discrimination, and funded schools and churches to help black children and the poor. They learn about the women who fought for the right to practice law, attend law school, vote, and run for state and federal offices.  Available soon at Ingram and Amazon.

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