Established in 2011, Northampton House Press, Overdue Books, and Polyhymnia Audio publish selected historical fiction, romance, thrillers, science fiction, and fantasy, as well as nonfiction, poetry, and middle grade and YA literature.
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FOR Spring 2020:
IN ANOTHER PLACE, by Susan Mailer
“In Another Place brings us to many remarkable new places in the Mailer universe. Written with tenderness, acuity and unadorned psychological depth, Susan Mailer’s memoir is a powerful look at the literary world.” —Colum McCann, National Book Award–winning author of Let the Great World Spin
“Brisk, enthralling [. . .] full of dramatic family scenes, most of them heretofore unknown. I wish I had her memoir in hand when writing my biography.” —J. Michael Lennon, author of Norman Mailer: A Double Life
“In this beautifully structured memoir Susan writes clearly and honestly about that murky landscape in which we children of these 20th century white male giants live—between adulation and adoration on one end of the spectrum, to the distinctly human, deeply flawed father on the other.” —Kaylie Jones, author of Lies My Mother Never Told Me
Norman Mailer, Susan Mailer’s father, was among the most celebrated, talented, and controversial writers of the 20th Century. The Naked and the Dead (1948), inspired by his experience in World War II, was a bestseller and made him famous at the age of 25. Notoriously combative and egotistical, her father enjoyed a good ﬁght both physically and verbally. Whether cheered or booed, Mailer was front and center in America’s cultural battles for more than 50 years. He married six times and fathered nine children. Susan, born in 1949, is the eldest.
Susan’s parents separated when she was a baby. She grew up shuttling between her mother’s home in Mexico and New York. Later she would marry a Chilean activist, spending the majority of her adult life in Chile, where she is a psychoanalyst.
In Another Place tells the story of her intense and complex relationship with her father, her ﬁve stepmothers and nine siblings, and the joys and pains of being part of the large Mailer clan. It is a tale of separation, and of the rewards and struggles of living in two very diﬀerent cultures. Of being someone who belongs everywhere and nowhere, always longing for a life . . . In Another Place.
Available in bookstores and online.
Hardcover Edition, ISBN 978-1-937997-97-7, $27.95 U.S.:
Ebook edition, ISBN 978-1-950668-05-2, $9.99 US:
Waterwoman by Lenore Hart, read by Julie Yelen
“Pure as the waters of the pre-industrial Chesapeake … utterly convincing and beautifully sensual. You feel the shell cuts, the pull of the nets.” — Baltimore Sun
“Hart reaches surprising emotional depths with her exploration of sibling rivalry, familial commitment, and social taboos.” — Publisher’s Weekly
“A gripping story with an admirable, complex heroine … The love and rivalry between the sisters will strike a chord with teens.” — Booklist
“… Hart creates a believable world where tragedy does not always equal hopelessness, a place where you don’t always get what you want, but if you’re strong, you find reasons to go on living anyway.” — Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
Even as a child, plain, boyish Annie Revels had everyone’s role figured out. Everyone’s, that is, except her own. Her sickly mother needed to be taken care of. Her little sister Rebecca was beautiful, where Annie was not. Her father was a waterman, a free-looking life Annie envied and could’ve had, if only she’d been born a son.
Tiny, remote Revels Island, a barrier island off the Eastern Shore, knows nothing of the partying, gin-soaked Roaring Twenties, which grip the rest of the country. The family depends on the coastal waters to make a living, and tragedy is always only a bad storm away. As Annie notes, “In order to live on the Shore, you need to understand that good weather always follows bad.”
But when her father dies, suddenly it falls to Annie to take his place aboard the oyster boat and support what’s left of the family. Out there, she finds the only life she could ever really fit into: being a waterman. Until one day, she meets Nathan…
Available in bookstores and online.
Ebook Edition, $4.99 U.S. Trade Paper Edition, $12.95 U.S.
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Heroes of Annapolis by David Poyer
“Heroes of Annapolis is an inspiration from cover to cover.” – Quarterdeck Magazine
The United States Naval Academy has no monopoly on heroes. But over the last ten years, the most popular living author of American sea fiction has spent thousands of hours researching its graduates for Shipmate, the U.S. Naval Academy’s magazine. The extraordinary personal stories of adventure and courage he’s collected span American history from the Civil War to the War on Terror.
HEROES OF ANNAPOLIS shines light into corners of history that still affect us today. For example, our huge prison population can be traced to Richmond P. Hobson, “The Most Kissed Man in America.” Merian C. Cooper was a fighter pilot and film director whose iconic KING KONG has been remade over and over. Philo McGiffin became a high-ranking officer in the Imperial Chinese Navy, commanded a battleship during the Battle of the Yalu, and surveyed many of the islands China is claiming today. Other graduates held bridges under fierce fire, hunted buffalo on horseback, sacrificed their lives to save shipmates, shot down snipers with pistols, rescued fellow aviators on enemy territory, advised presidents against escalation in Vietnam, led Iraqi militias in Baghdad . . . and much more.
Poyer tries not to engage in hero worship, or glorify war. Still, for at least one shining moment, each of the men and women profiled made the difficult choice: To risk it all, for flag, country, honor, and those they led into battle.
Available now. Trade Paper Edition, $17.95 US. Ebook, $7.99 US.