Canopic Publishing

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Canopic Publishing is a small, independent book publisher dedicated to preserving good storytelling, whether through poetry, prose, or other forms of artistic expression. We started in 2003 as the book imprint for Canopic Jar, an arts journal founded in 1986. Currently we have 14 books in print with more scheduled for 2018.

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Priests Without People, a novel
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,480. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2018 by Canopic Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Religious
Priests Without People is a novel about cardinals, bishops, pastors, seminarians, lay people, and even popes trying to find their way to salvation in the turmoil resulting from the Second Vatican Council in the Catholic Church. It’s the 1960’s, and it's a brave new ecclesiastical world of confusion and chaos in which the only clear voice is that of the Lord. But is anyone listening?
The Kirishitan Problem (Death Among Brothers, Book 2)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 101,280. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2018 by Canopic Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Historical » General
Japan 1633. Hideki travels to Kyushu where he learns that something is killing Kirishitans (Christians) on Mt. Taro and Buddhist Temples are being turned into slaughter houses. Before Hideki and his friends are through, they are attacked by a tengu, tangle with a yellow-eyed demon, fight with pirates, defend a village of Ryukyuan sailors and hire out to protect the female owner of a brothel.
The View from My Ridge
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,530. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2018 by Canopic Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christianity / Episcopalian
The View from My Ridge is a collection of finely crafted micro-essays offering a unique perspective on the spirit and personality of the mid-twentieth century American South—an era marked by the Great Depression, World War II and Korea, the “innocent” fifties and the turbulent sixties. The voice is that of an author in the midst of his own evolution from mill-town boy to priest and theologian.
River City Ebb & Flow: Dr. Jas. O’Phelan’s Stories from the Wicker Basket under this Fragile Balloon
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 59,370. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2018 by Canopic Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » American / General
For the characters that live in River City Ebb & Flow: Dr. Jas. O’Phelan’s Stories from the Wicker Basket under this Fragile Balloon, human follies are only pertinent in context of redemption—or to the lack thereof. In many ways this little collection of short stories just may identify Jim Biedenharn as one of the last genuine voices of Southern Literature.
Letter to Country
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,840. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2018 by Canopic Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » African Poetry
Letter to Country blends together life experiences from a childhood in Lesotho and South Africa during a time of apartheid with adulthood in the Appalachian mountains of East Tennessee and beyond. In his third published poetry collection, Rethabile Masilo demonstrates why he continues to receive international praise for his superb craftsmanship and profound sensitivities.
Recollections of My Father
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,520. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2018 by Canopic Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
Born in Lima, Ohio, a town with a long history of heavy industrial production, poet Gene Kimmet draws from his memories of growing up during the Depression and World War II, focusing on the people and the mill-town setting which left an everlasting mark. The poetry is finely crafted and masterfully captures the innocence of youth filtered through the wisdom of an aging and evolved poet.
A Samurai Comes of Age (Death Among Brothers, Book One)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 129,650. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2018 by Canopic Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
Japan, 1632. Hideki is one of the young descendants from the line of Tokugawa Ieyasu. The sword is his life and Bushido is his mantra. As he journeys to Edo with his brother, Hideki grows from a day dreaming teenager to a responsible man, dealing with his first crush on a woman, assassins out to extinguish his life, and deceptive and corrupt police and government officials along the way.


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