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A Conversation with Robert Garner McBrearty

The Western Lonesome Society has been described as a surreal western. Some of it feels distinctly historical, while other parts of the story have a dream-like quality. What inspired you to create multiple narratives in one story?  I love that question.  To explain it, I really have to go back in time a bit, fifteen […]

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“The Church of E”–from THE ANTICHRIST OF KOKOMO COUNTY

Inside the Lawrence P. Fenwick Building are many unexceptional businesses. An unexceptional tailor, for instance, plies his trade unexceptionally on the fourth floor, while on the floor beneath him an unexceptional travel agent helps send her unexceptional clientele to unexceptional locations for what can only be unexceptional vacations. On the sixth floor is the United […]

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Can Justice and Commercialization Work Together?

I’ve received a tremendous positive response to the ‪Anti-Columbus Day‬ sale–thank you for that! I was surprised, then shocked and a little dismayed, that some people, even a few I deeply respect, disapproved. They unsubscribed from my email newsletter, saying that it used “violent” language and was merely an unwise “marketing grenade” that didn’t take the problem seriously. […]

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“Not Celebrating Columbus Day” Sale

Columbus was a killer. You know it. We know it. So, rather than celebrating him, we’re celebrating our indigenous and minority authors by offering their books FOR FREE all week long. Click one of the titles below, then click the SPECIAL SALE menu in our bookstore, order the books you want, and use the code […]

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The Western Lonesome Society — Chapter 1

Chapter 1: The Current Situation On a warm afternoon in summer, many years after his kidnapping, in the makeshift room above his garage, in a modest, ramshackle suburban neighborhood in a small city somewhere in the West, Jim stands at the window, training a pair of binoculars on the neighborhood streets. He’s watching for signs […]

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The Western Lonesome Society

Evoking the Western drama of Cormac McCarthy, the family sensibility of Kent Haruf, and the wacky, magical humor of Christopher Moore, McBrearty displays his storytelling prowess and wit in his debut novel. In this hilarious, poignant, over-the-top Western, Jim O’Brien writes the quixotic saga of his ancestors who grew up with a tribe of Comanches. […]


The Antichrist of Kokomo County

Frankie Horvath is not happy. He’s almost forty. He’s fat. His wife is dead. He designs forks for a living. And his son? Well, he might just be the Antichrist—which is why Frankie is about to meet with Satanists to find out the truth once and for all. And taking into account Frankie’s lifelong delusions […]

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Peter Anderson awarded the Bennett Fellowship

     On June 1st, author Peter Anderson released First Church of the Higher Elevations with Conundrum Press and before the upcoming academic year will be driving cross country to Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire with his wife, his two daughters, his fifteen-year-old dog, and, “only because [his] lovely wife insists on it,” two cats.     […]

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Doug Worgul: Writing the Conundrum

Doug Worgul – novelist, journalist, and barbeque connoisseur – tells us all about his inspirations and his love of beautiful writing and shares his excitement at giving his book “an honest shot at finding an audience.” His premier novel, Thin Blue Smoke, was released June 1st and can be purchased at the Conundrum Press bookstore […]

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First Church of the Higher Elevations: Mountains, Prayer and Presence

In these contemplative essays written for seekers and adventurers, Peter Anderson explores the scripture of place, the topography of memory, and the landscape of the imagination. Praise for First Church of the Higher Elevations: This reissue of Anderson’s thematically connected essays (originally published in 2007) offers a spiritually penetrating look at the mountains of the […]

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