Starhaven

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Starhaven is a small press dedicated to short works of fiction and non-fiction - what used to be called belles-lettres. It was founded in La Jolla in 1979 by the poet Martha Stevens and revived in London in the mid-1990s by one of its original authors. It has won the Western Heritage Award for best poetry book of 2008 with 'Poems from Dry Creek' by John Dofflemyer.

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The Young Romantics: Writers & Liaisons, Paris 1827-37
By Linda Kelly
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 57,210. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2012 by Starhaven. Category: Nonfiction
Linda Kelly sketches in the political background as well as the literary beginnings of the French Romantic movement... She traces the rise and decline of Romantic theatre from 'Cromwell' to 'Ruy Blas', with piquant cameos of the famous prima donnas, the most - perhaps the only - independent women of their time, except of course the unique Georges Sand. -- The Washington Post
Float Test
By Chip Martin
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 52,990. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2010 by Starhaven. Category: Fiction
1980. US warships cruise to and from battle-station off the coast of Iran. On one, a Lieutenant JG tries to come to grips with his free/unfree status following a failed marriage. On another, a civilian professor tries to maintain moral equi­lib­ri­um between ethnic rivals, officers and men, chaplains and irreligious types in this hermetically-sealed, yet representative microcosm of America.


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