Forthcoming from Hedgehog & Fox in May 2017
Austin-based Christia Madacsi Hoffman’s first book of poetry, Intent. $12. Paperback.
Intent releases in May with a launch party reading at Malvern Books on May 21, 2017.
Inspired by a friend’s daily photography series, Christia Madacsi Hoffman set an intention to write a minimum of two lines of verse per day for 365 days. Four years and thousands of lines later, the result is her debut collection of poetry, Intent. Throughout, Hoffman reveals an accessible and insightful poetic voice as she explores the universal themes of place, beauty, youth, and family. Her moving reflections remind us there is depth in our everyday experiences and significance in our intentions.
In this entertaining first novel, set in rural Pennsylvania, a young San Francisco woman searches for her birthparents and from the moment she arrives in the backwoods town of Tungston, she falls under the spell of unforgettable characters, the unexpected-but-real threat of a violent fugitive, and the unexpected-but-real charm of a local fireman—all leading her to discover the true meaning of family. $16.95. Paperback.
The funny and thrilling sequel of SPEAKING IN TUNGS is now available as well, SPEAK OF THE DEVIL. Marleigh Benning thinks she’s mastered being a home speech therapist in the most remote region of Pennsylvania… and that the steep learning curve is behind her. But in Speak of the Devil further surprises await around the next bend, as her six unpredictable clients throw her for another loop; her relationship with local fireman, Lawyer, heats up to alarm-level arson; and she discovers why her birthparents went underground. The biggest danger Marleigh faces as she traverses the rolling, verdant terrain, going house by house to improve speech and articulation, is her inadvertent entanglement in a clandestine heroin operation. $16.95. Paperback.
This brilliant novel delivers to us rural America’s struggle against corporate agriculture through the eyes of one woman—a wife and young mother—catapulted unwillingly to the front lines by her husband’s dying words: “Promise me, Berta, promise me you’ll keep the farm going.” Locked in a David and Goliath conflict with powers well beyond her control, a fatherless child to provide for, and their own survival dependent upon the fragile lives of thousands of baby chicks, Berta must find a path forward where her son can know and love the farm the way his father had. $16.95. Paperback.
There is a secret in the farmhouse—but it won’t stay there for long. SECRET OF THE SEEDS follows Ceres, a 17-year-old girl forced to live with her aunt and uncle for the summer. An expected death leads to an unexpected heirloom: seeds that turn her and the farmhand, Bry, into fugitives, running from a company that would do anything to destroy the knowledge of their existence. $16.95. Paperback.
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