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Melissa Lanitis Gregory
Poetry Prize


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Through March at Bona Fide


Help kick off our season at Bona Fide HQ with a reception for plein air painter Ginny Schankerman and HAVE PAINTS, WILL TRAVEL. Also, take a gander at the Print Shop and Community Mercantile, and preview of our forthcoming titles!



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Written in the tradition of American naturalists, FIELD STUDY chronicles a courtship and marriage through the vehicle of carnivore conservation efforts. The poems in Travis Mossotti’s second collection invite the reader to join in the observation of field work, and to glimpse the devotion required to sustain what is human and what is animal. In these pages, the ethics of nature and relationships are elegantly rendered, revealing who we are by what we see.

Winner of the 2013 Melissa Lanitis Gregory Poetry Prize





"A comic novel touching on surprising, moving, and timely elements.  Raising children in consumer culture, the yearning for faith, the effort to heal from war's traumas -- Ann Gelder's bold debut BIGFOOT AND THE BABY miraculously brings all this together into a delicious and moving story, filled with mischief, satire, and ultimately great joy." ~ Harriet Chessman, author of The Beauty of Ordinary Things

Now available!


by Ann Gelder


 A beach book for people who like things a little strange.

Check out reviews here and here and here!

 Check out this interview with author Ann Gelder. 







Welcome to Bona Fide Books, an independent press based in South Lake Tahoe, California.
Our mission is to publish and support new voices, to help writers find their readers,
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