Libros Libertad Publishing

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Manolis was born in the small village Kolibari west of Chania on the Greek island of Crete in 1947. At a young age his family moved first to Thessaloniki and then to Athens where he was educated, achieving a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science at Panteion Supreme School of Athens. He served in the armed forces for two years, and emigrated to Vancouver in 1973, where he worked in several different jobs over the years.

He attended Simon Fraser University for a year, taking English Literature in a non-degree program. He has written three novels, a large number of collections of poetry, which are slowly appearing as published works, various articles and short stories in Greek as well as in English. After working as an iron worker, train labourer, taxi driver, and stock broker, he now lives in White Rock where he spends his time writing, gardening, and traveling.

Towards the end of 2006 he founded Libros Libertad, an unorthodox and independent publishing company in Surrey, BC, with the goal of publishing literary books.

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Purple Haze
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Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 12,130. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2014 by Libros Libertad Publishing. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Canadian Poetry
Purple Haze purports to describe "nondescript days" but that's just a poetic haze that subtly brings the reader to this poetry's real clarity, which is its ability to pose questions. These poems situate the "I/You" of the lyric's spoken voice in a passionate, sometimes erotic, interrogation of imagination and feeling that is looking for answers.
The Tragic Marriages of Doctor Geneva Song
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Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 46,390. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2014 by Libros Libertad Publishing. Category: Fiction » Romance » General
Robert Friedland knows so much about Chinese culture. Reading this novel is like reading the writer’s heart, and entering the world where Chinese women become intertwined with the West. Doctor Geneva Song is clearly destined become one of fiction’s legendary women, but in truth, it is because she is a real woman of flesh and blood and passion.
Wellspring of Love
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Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 63,180. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2014 by Libros Libertad Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
In this third novel in the Water series, Riedweg quickly draws us into the turbulent world of the Cresswells' adopted daughter, Rachael. Now 16, Rachael yearns for more freedom and excitement than a prairie farm has to offer. While her younger brother is blissfully content tending cows, Rachael is not, preferring instead the company of her wild older cousin.
Humility
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Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 6,060. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2014 by Libros Libertad Publishing. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Eastern European Poetry
Károly’s poetry ranges from the sublime to the ordinary, from the general to the very personal and it is graced with European motifs and imagery: taste of the cosmos beyond the in between water. Poetry entrenched deeply in the European tradition with elements of surrealism, with meditative moods, these poems at sometimes engage the reader deeply and at other times they truly entertain.
Within These Bonds
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Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 70,160. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2013 by Libros Libertad Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Drama
Will Evelyn be able to find her way to a better life? Or will her hopes be shattered once again when all is not what it seems. In the 1930’s, men carved out their realm on parcels of land on the Alberta frontier. With their wives and families, they coped with poverty, hard work and loneliness.
Cloe and Alexandra
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Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 8,870. Language: Canadian English. Published: October 7, 2013 by Libros Libertad Publishing. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Canadian Poetry
Cloe and Alexandra are two contemporary Greek Poetesses with passionate voices that work from within today's human condition to describe its pain and pleasure; two voices so similar and yet so different in their expression of the internal. They are two poetesses who try to blend both pain and pleasure into an acceptable value.
Übermensch
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Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 7,960. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2013 by Libros Libertad Publishing. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Eastern European Poetry
In his latest book of poems, Manolis celebrates the “imperfect perfection of the imperfect chaos,” energetic and lucid philosophic meditations on the mysteries of being human. Übermensch is derived from one of Nietzsche’s most challenging and frequently misunderstood concepts, the Superman or Overman.
In Turbulent Times
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Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 132,550. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2013 by Libros Libertad Publishing. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
Since its inception as a semi-autonomous country within the United Kingdom, Northern Ireland has survived the convulsions of the Civil War, the privations of the Second World War, the abortive IRA campaign of violence in the 1950s, and the student-led agitation for civil rights in the 1960s that led to over thirty years of brutal terror, euphemistically referred to as The Troubles.
Ken Kirkby - Warrior Painter
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Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 79,930. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2013 by Libros Libertad Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Environmentalists & naturalists
KEN KIRKBY—WARRIOR PAINTER is a remarkable biography about a very remarkable man. It is, also, an unusual book about a very unusual man. This is an enlightening story of a very intelligent, artistically endowed, determined and perhaps spiritually guided warrior for the conservation of the land, air and water upon which the continuation of all species, including our own, depends.
Prairie Roots
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Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 37,560. Language: Canadian English. Published: March 2, 2013 by Libros Libertad Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
This is a story about new beginnings and new life in Saskatchewan, the province that was developed by newcomers and that, in turn, enabled the development of newcomers. The harshness of the climate and the austerity of the land dictated that survival was literally a life and death struggle in the early going.
Nukes on the 49th
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Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 77,940. Language: Canadian English. Published: March 2, 2013 by Libros Libertad Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Nukes on the 49th is a techno-thriller depicting a struggle of wills between American and Canadian political forces that eventually results in the Canadian Prime Minister deciding to develop nuclear weapons. Two American nuclear accidents on Canadian soil had pushed him over the edge.
Standing at an Angle to My Age
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Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 41,820. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2013 by Libros Libertad Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
P.W. Bridgman's fictional writing explores universal themes of forgiveness and redemption, of love and loss, of hope and hopelessness and darkness and light. The author is concerned – as are so many of us – with the lineaments and poetic chiaroscuro of seemingly ordinary lives...
Jazz with Ella
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Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 83,110. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2012 by Libros Libertad Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
While on a study tour of the Soviet Union during the austere Brezhnev years, Jennifer, a Canadian student, is swept off her feet by a handsome Soviet man, Volodya. He is a discontented jazz pianist whose idol is singer Ella Fitzgerald–for him the symbol of everything mysterious and musical that can happen only in the west....
George Seferis – Poems
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Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 34,530. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2012 by Libros Libertad Publishing. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Strophe Moment sent by a hand that I had so much loved you reached me almost at dusk like a black dove The road shone before me soft breath of sleep at the end of a secret feast... Moment grain of sand that you alone kept the tragic clepsydra whole silent as though it had seen Hydra in the heavenly orchard
The Unquiet Land
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Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 105,380. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2012 by Libros Libertad Publishing. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
The newly ordained Father Padraig returns to his home village of Corrymore as its new priest. The mission he has set himself in addition to his parochial duties is to save the souls" of the proud, pagan fisherman Finn MacLir and his daughter Caitlin by converting them to Christianity...
Nostos and Algos
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Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 4,460. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2012 by Libros Libertad Publishing. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Canadian Poetry
In Nostos and Algos a mature poet tells a simple story and yet underlying it all is a tension formed by intense, glaring, cutting, gripping and captivating images.
Water in the Wilderness
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Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 70,630. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2012 by Libros Libertad Publishing. Category: Fiction » Romance » General
Happily married to her beloved Morley, Tyne Cresswell is content in her dual role of farmer's wife and hospital nurse. Then a late night conversation with one of her patients sets in motion a series of heartbreaking events that neither she nor Morley could ever have imagined. But, throughout her darkest nights, Tyne learns that God does, indeed, provide water in the wilderness.
Midnight Embers
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Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 10,630. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2012 by Libros Libertad Publishing. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Female authors
This book of sonnets is alive with emotions and vivid imagery borrowed from the many splendoured paintings that light the canyons of the heart.
Vernal Equinox
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Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 5,760. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2012 by Libros Libertad Publishing. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Canadian Poetry
What is created in Vernal Equinox goes beyond just passion… this is no Harlequin poetry selection. Instead, the focus is on the feelings of both solitude and space that affection fills. The grace of companionship through difficulties, and the familiar grasp of a hand that soothes after a nightmare.
In the Quiet After Slaughter
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Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 46,620. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2012 by Libros Libertad Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
They chuck bean balls in the Mexican League, join a tour group to the Orient or serve time in a Prairie prison. They nurse divorce wounds on a Caribbean isle, search for a runaway, cultivate a grow-op in the basement...
Iliarjuk: An Inuit Memoir
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Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 131,520. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2012 by Libros Libertad Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
When I first read the Dracc Dreque manuscript I was immediately struck by its unflinching honesty and its uniqueness. As far as I knew, it was the only memoir ever written by an Inuit and it cut sharply across our ideas about the Arctic...
Poodie James
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Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 47,390. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2012 by Libros Libertad Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Poodie James uses intelligence, charm and hard work to overcome his handicaps and achieve independence in a place he loves. He cherishes the rugged beauty of his valley and the kindness of the people who live in it. Most of his fellow citizens see him as a character or a curiosity, but the most powerful man in the valley thinks Poodie is a threat.
Secrets Kept / Secrets Told
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Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 105,800. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2012 by Libros Libertad Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Biographical
Secrets Kept / Secrets Told, Paddy's story of Personal Growth, relates a journey of healing, showing that anyone can heal from abuse and PTSD, giving readers insight and hope.
He Rode Tall
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Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 67,480. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2011 by Libros Libertad Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
He Rode Tall is an inspiring story of hope and possibilities.
Requiem of the Human Soul
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Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 111,010. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2011 by Libros Libertad Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Eusebio Franklin, a school teacher from a small community, is faced with the most terrifying dilemma imaginable: should he carry out an act of mass terrorism in order to save the human race?
Constantine P. Cavafy. Poems
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Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 27,250. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2011 by Libros Libertad Publishing. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual
Cavafy was concise and accurate; so much so that he would work on each of his verses again and again making sure that it was in its final and perfect form before he would mail it to anyone; most of this of course is lost in the translation, as such an element in writing is impossible to replicate in another language...
Skeena
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Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 76,250. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2011 by Libros Libertad Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Skeena is the story of a Muslim Canadian woman spanning thirty years of her life where she explores her changing environments, religious and cultural influences, and intimate relationships...
Arrows
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Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 68,420. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2011 by Libros Libertad Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
How does a monk raised in a monastery deal with naked women and the atrocities of war? In 1566, Spain expands its dominion over the newly discovered territories not yet widely known as America. The many native nations of this new land pose no threat to Spain's superiority, despite the ferocity of their resistance...
Petros Spathis
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Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 70,010. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2011 by Libros Libertad Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Greece, the birthplace of democracy, is in one of its darkest periods. A right wing government known as the Regime of Colonels is terrorizing the Greek populace. Those who dissent from government policy or action go to prison – or simply disappear...
The Qliphoth
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 131,500. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2011 by Libros Libertad Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
This unique fusion of occultural fantasy and speculative fiction evokes a subversive transmutation of everyday life, in which Qabalistic magick elides with quantum physics to create a fissile reality – a voyage into dangerous zones...
Yannis Ritsos. Poems. Selected Books
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 78,590. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2011 by Libros Libertad Publishing. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual
Yannis Ritsos was born in Monemvasia, Greece, May 1, 1909 as a cadet of a noble family of landowners, but his youth is marked by devastation in his family: economic ruin, the premature death of his mother and eldest brother, and the internment of his father, who also suffered bouts of mental unrest, all of which ultimately affected Ritsos’ outlook.
Ken Kirkby. A Painter’s Quest for Canada
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You set the price! Words: 122,050. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2011 by Libros Libertad Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Artists
When Ken Kirkby unveiled his painting, Isumataq in Parliament on March 28, 1992, he had to make do with a 25-foot model and the first four panels of the painting itself. The original, at 152' long and 12' high would not fit into the building. But even the model brought tears to the eyes of the 301 members of Parliament and senators gathered there.
Blood, Feathers & Holy Men
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Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 114,710. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2011 by Libros Libertad Publishing. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
Blood, Feathers and Holy Men is a search for spiritual truth. It also tells a fascinating and sometimes violent tale of Quétzalcoatl – the same mythical Mexican deity who, 500 years later, would convince Montezuma that the marauding Spanish conquistador, Cortés, was the god Quétzalcoatl returned as promised.
The Second Wedding of Doctor Geneva Song
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Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 47,210. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2011 by Libros Libertad Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Doctor Geneva Song's Chinese wedding ceremony is traditional, but she marries outside of her race and culture. This ancient ritual sets in motion a fateful journey from the light to the dark for Geneva, her Spirit Sister, and the men who love them.
The Circle
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Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 117,060. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2011 by Libros Libertad Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Circle is a political intrigue story that reflects recent world events and their aftermath. The characters are caught between circumstances of their cultures and politics of the times, players who are not what they portray: naïve and cunning, loyal and duplicitous, sentimental and appetite driven.


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