Watersgreen House

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Watersgreen House publishes literary gay fiction and poetry. Our books are available in paperback and e-book editions including Nook, Kindle, & Smashwords.

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Who You Are and Where You Come From
Pre-release—available July 3, 2018. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 61,240. Language: English. Published by Watersgreen House. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Luke Hartwell's second novel, Who You Are and Where You Come From, is his most autobiographical. Ironically, it is also his only work of fiction to be written from third person point of view. The award-winning novel follows Arkansas country boy Ben Goodman through childhood and adolescence, focusing on Ben's life after he crosses paths with the book’s other protagonists, brothers Ethan and Daniel.
Memory and Madness
Pre-release—available June 1, 2018. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 71,230. Language: English. Published by Watersgreen House. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Literary
A likeable, intelligent high school senior, Mateo Bernard is new to Little Rock. Cody Redan has lived there all his life. Yet, when they meet, there's a familiarity, a sense they've known each other before. By turns funny, romantic, insightful, and sad, this evocative novel brilliantly recreates the landscape of late adolescence, when friendships seem eternal and loves reincarnate.
Four Walls and a Passion
Pre-release—available June 1, 2018. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 65,640. Language: English. Published by Watersgreen House. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Coming of age
Four Walls and a Passion contains five of Luke Hartwell's best stories. As with his longer fiction, Hartwell here creates characters that stick with the reader long after the stories end. These remarkably-written stories, with their compelling narrative voices, are must-reads for those who appreciate moving short fiction like "The Lost Boy," "Brokeback Mountain," and Gide's "The Prodigal Son."
Rupert Brooke of Rugby: Biography, Commentary, Poetry, Prose, and Photographs
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 81,540. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2018 by Watersgreen House. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Gay and lesbian, Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
This volume details the bowdlerization of Brooke by his early biographers, discusses Brooke's sexuality, and ties Brooke's early poems to the romantic friendships he developed at Rugby School. Brooke's poetry is then presented, followed by his travel writing, complete with the stunning tribute by Henry James. Photographs of Brooke appear throughout the book and tell a story of their own.
English as She is Spoke: The New Guide of the Conversation in Portuguese and English
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 8,960. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2018 by Watersgreen House. Categories: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » Portuguese, Nonfiction » General reference » Curiosities & wonders
What happens when someone who doesn’t speak English attempts to write a Portuguese-English phrasebook? THIS is what happens. "Nobody can add to the absurdity of this book, nobody can imitate it successfully, nobody can hope to produce its fellow; it is perfect.” – Mark Twain
A Room With a View: Classroom Edition
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 68,840. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2015 by Watersgreen House. Categories: Fiction » Classics, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
This Classroom Edition of Forster's classic novel contains questions for discussion to help students with reading comprehension, critical thinking, and a close reading of the text.
Where Angels Fear to Tread Classroom Edition
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 50,810. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2015 by Watersgreen House. Categories: Fiction » Classics, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
This edition of Forster's classic first novel is designed for classroom use. Questions for discussion appear at the end of each chapter to enhance reading comprehension, critical thinking, and encourage a close reading of the text.
Typee: Classroom Edition
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 114,820. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2015 by Watersgreen House. Categories: Fiction » Classics, Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures
This Classroom Edition of Melville's classic first novel, Typee, contains questions for discussion to help students with reading comprehension, critical thinking, and a close reading of the text.
The Watersgreen House Gay Male Reader
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 61,920. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2015 by Watersgreen House. Categories: Fiction » Classics, Fiction » Literary collections » Gay & lesbian
Includes works by Michelangelo, Christopher Marlowe, William Shakespeare, Lord Byron, Walt Whitman, Bayard Taylor, Oscar Wilde, A. E. Housman, Rupert Brooke, and Wilfred Owen
The Picture of Dorian Gray Critical Edition: Original Unexpurgated 1890, 13-Chapter Version
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 89,070. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2015 by Watersgreen House. Categories: Fiction » Classics, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
This volume contains the original, overtly homoerotic version of the book that first appeared in 1890. Following the novel is a series of critical reviews of the book along with letters defending his work, which Wilde wrote to the various publication editors.
The Longest Journey Classroom Edition
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 98,190. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2015 by Watersgreen House. Categories: Fiction » Classics, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Literature
This classroom edition contains questions for discussion after each of the thirty-five chapters and also for the entire novel. Professors may choose to order the classroom edition for the entire class or order the novel-only edition for the class and the classroom edition for themselves.
Moloch
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 264,940. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2015 by Watersgreen House. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
*Contains Jack London's The Iron Heel, H.G. Wells' The Sleeper Awakes, and Robert Hugh Benson's Lord of the World, three dystopian novels that were published within ten years of each other and ushered in the genre. *Contains an introduction by Luke Hartwell.
Our Mutual Friend
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 335,180. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2015 by Watersgreen House. Categories: Fiction » Classics, Fiction » Literature » Literary
The New York Times said of Our Mutual Friend, the last novel completed by Dickens, that for most readers it would "be considered his best." While expressing all the humanism and humor of Dickens's early work, Our Mutual Friend is also the author's most modern novel and one of his most sophisticated.
Not Paul, But Jesus
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 136,230. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2015 by Watersgreen House. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Criticism & Interpretation / New Testament, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Commentary / New Testament
In Not Paul, But Jesus Jeremy Bentham offers solid proof that the books of the Bible ascribed to Paul could not have been divinely inspired due to the numerous fallacies and contradictions contained within them. Indeed, argues Bentham, Paul’s works even contradict the teachings of Christ.
Fountains in the Sand
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 47,210. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2015 by Watersgreen House. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
One need not strain one’s eyes too much reading between the lines to find the homoerotic in Norman Douglas's travel writing. An Austrian-born Scott, Douglas spent much of his adult life traveling the world partially to see it and partially to escape the law in whatever country he recently had departed.
A Spirit in Prison
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 187,790. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2015 by Watersgreen House. Categories: Fiction » Classics, Fiction » Romance » General
Robert Smythe Hichens was an English novelist, journalist, short story writer, poet, dramatist, lyricist, screenwriter, and playwright. He wrote more than forty novels during the span of his career, the most noteworthy being The Green Carnation, for which he gained notoriety and A Spirit in Prison, which won critical praise for its psychological insights and vivid pictures of local color.
Lord of the World
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 100,820. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2015 by Watersgreen House. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Christian » Futuristic
This is the dystopian novel that Pope Francis has twice urged Catholics to read (in 2013 and again in 2015), calling it "prophetic." Before Huxley, before Orwell, and long before Fahrenheit 451, A Clockwork Orange, Blade Runner, and The Hunger Games, Robert Hugh Benson wrote a story of the coming of the Anti-Christ that today is considered one of the first modern dystopian novels.
Georgian Poetry
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 118,760. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2014 by Watersgreen House. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » U.K. Poetry, Fiction » Poetry » Gay & lesbian
* A compilation of the Georgian Poetry anthologies published by Edward Marsh from 1911-22. * Edited and with a new introduction by Keith Hale *The Georgians in their day were acclaimed as bold, fresh, and realistic in their use of language. D.H. Lawrence said the first collection was “like a big breath taken when we are waking up after a night of oppressive dreams."
Reading and Writing in Freshman English II
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 35,400. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2014 by Watersgreen House. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Teaching methods & materials / language arts
Freshman composition instructors will not find a more affordable basic textbook for their cash-strapped students. This book and its partner edition, Reading and Writing in Freshman English I, focus on total literacy, with emphasis given to reading comprehension of increasingly challenging texts.
Reading and Writing in Freshman English I
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 49,940. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2014 by Watersgreen House. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Teaching methods & materials / language arts
Freshman composition instructors will not find a more affordable basic textbook for their cash-strapped students. This book and its partner edition, Reading and Writing in Freshman English II focus on total literacy, with emphasis given to reading comprehension of increasingly challenging texts.
Ode to Boy, Vol. 2: An Anthology of Same-Sex Attraction In Literature from the 19th Century Through the First World War
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 136,580. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2014 by Watersgreen House. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
Volume 2 is a refreshingly readable collection of literature devoted to same-sex attraction from the 19th Century through the war poets. Includes works from Lord Byron, Gogol, Thoreau, Melville, Whitman, Henry James, Cather, Stein, Mann, Forster, Lawrence, Owen, and many others. Hale's introductions are to the point and sometimes witty, specifying why the author or work is included in the volume.
Ode to Boy, vol. 1: An Anthology of Same-Sex Attraction In Literature from Antiquity Through the 18th Century
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 92,590. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2014 by Watersgreen House. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Classics
Volume 1 is a refreshingly readable collection of literature devoted to same-sex attraction from the ancient Greeks through the Eighteenth Century. Includes works by Plato, Shakespeare, Rumi, Hafiz, & many others. Hale's introductions to the authors are to the point and sometimes witty, specifying why the author or work is included in the volume and sometimes providing a larger biographical scope.
The Gospel of Lazarus (The Disciple Whom Jesus Loved)
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 20,560. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2014 by Watersgreen House. Categories: Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » History, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Studies / Jesus, the Gospels & Acts
The story of Jesus and the Beloved Disciple is a beautiful and intriguing love story, well worth being treated as serious literature and appearing between covers of its own. For this version of the story, editor Tobias Skinner has chosen to believe, for reasons set forth in the preface, that it was Lazarus who first wrote this version of the gospel.
Masculine Beauty: A Collection of Walt Whitman's Poetry Of Same-Sex Affection
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 44,660. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2014 by Watersgreen House. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Gay & lesbian, Fiction » Poetry » Biography
* Contains only those poems Whitman wrote exploring masculine beauty and/or same-sex affection. * Contains an abridged introduction by John Burroughs placing the work in its historical context as well as a contemporary preface by Michael Wilson.
Sonnets to a Young Man
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 15,290. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2013 by Watersgreen House. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » U.K. Poetry, Fiction » Poetry » Gay & lesbian
* Contains only Shakespeare's 127 sonnets written for or about his young male love. * Contains an introduction detailing the story told by the sonnet sequence and placing the sonnets in the canon of gay literature.
A Shropshire Lad and Last Poems: For the Love of Moses
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 14,650. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2013 by Watersgreen House. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » U.K. Poetry, Fiction » Poetry » Gay & lesbian
The complete editions of A.E. Housman's A Shropshire Lad and Last Poems together with an introduction by Keith Hale that ties the poems to their historical root: Housman's love for his friend Moses Jackson.
Edleston: Lord Byron's Boy Poems
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 17,700. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2013 by Watersgreen House. Categories: Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » History, Fiction » Poetry » Gay & lesbian
A collection of romantic poems Byron wrote for John Edleston, Lord Clare, Earl Delawarr, Lucas Chalandrutsanos, and other boys. The collection spans Byron's life. Some poems for Edleston, Clare, and Delawarr were among the earliest verse he wrote; the poems to Chalandrutsanos were his very last. Selected and introduced by Keith Hale.
Atom Heart John Beloved
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 65,030. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2013 by Watersgreen House. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » New adult
Atom Heart John Beloved chronicles the lives of two boys who become friends at age thirteen. The story is told by eighteen-year-old John, who quietly whispers to his best friend one night in bed, "Do me." John's narrative voice is one of the most unique in gay literature. Atom Heart John Beloved is literate, intimate, erotic, and delightful, delivering unexpected moments of grace.


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