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Weiala Press is an independent imprint, (of Mannahatta M.C.) founded in 1985 by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold and her late husband Gregory. It has published a small catalog of arts non fiction and fiction. Originally operating in New Jersey, we are now members of the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance. For direct ordering information, CLICK HERE.
CAROUSEL and Other Stories by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold Release Date February 23, 2016 ISBN 978-0-9971898-3-4
This collection of nine short stories explores scenes from a long marriage – the highs and lows of loving, working, living to the fullest, the memories of youth, the turbulence of crises, the promises kept, and dreams sometimes unfulfilled. Set in diverse locales from Saratoga Springs to Toronto, New York to London, and Calabria to Mont St. Michel, Carousel invites the reader to come aboard for a ride through the richness of memory. In this, her fourth work of fiction, author Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold creates warm, often ironic, always poignant portraits of Baby Boomers in their journeys from youth to increasing age. As if on a carousel, the characters spin through time discovering that life may not be linear after all.
IN THE WORKS
JONAS KAUFMANN: PASSION AND POETRY A Critic’s Diary Anticpated Publication 2018. A personal, critical analysis and appreciation of today’s greatest tenor, covering performances over the past twenty years. (Production on this has been delayed pending he writing of a final chapter which I hope to complete as soon as Kaufmann’s performing situation is clarified or resumes following his recent illnesses.)
BOOKENDS Stories of Love, Loss, and Renewal
A Collection of Short Stories by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold
March 2014 Paper, perfect bound, 125pp. $17.95 Second Printing
Three Stories from this collection have also been anthologized: Leonardo . . on the Beach and A Grain of Sand won honorable mention in the American Short Fiction Contest and appeared in Ni Bona Na Coroin 2014, and Abschied will appear in Woof 2015, both anthologies from Grey Wolfe Publishing.
The wedding that turns feast into fiasco; the childhood games that foreshadow life’s realities; dreams of romance shattered and reborn; professional and creative identities forged, challenged, and affirmed; farewells presaged and paid – these eight poetic and poignant stories, reflected through the prism of love and loss, ultimately offer the reader epiphanies of renewal.
. . . A fine collection, her best so far with a command of dialogue, flashbacks handled gracefully and seamlessly, and stream-of-consciousness very un-self-conscious. – (Donna Pucciani, Hanging Like Hope on the Equinox & other volumes)
THE WHALER’S BRIDE
A Novel by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold
January 2013 Paper, perfect bound, 120 pp. ISBN 978-1-4675-4535-8 $17.95
The Whaler’s Bride is award-winning author, Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold’s second novel. Obsessed by a scrimshaw carving given to her by her late husband on their honeymoon, a middle-aged widow, accompanied by her faithful Newfoundland dog, sets out on a quest to discover the origins of the piece, only to embark on a journey that takes her across several lifetimes to another dimension. Spanning almost two hundred years, this touching and mystical tale travels from Midcoast Maine to New Bedford and Cape Cod in search of the answers to the questions of transcience and timelessness, art and life, and the indestructible power of love.
The prose and plot swell like a Bach toccata! – (Albert H. Black (Boot Camp & Other Plays)
An Award-Winning Novel by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold
A love story for the ages, the beautiful vistas of Maine and a boisterous Newfoundland puppy named Rufus – who could ask for a better tale? – Newfoundland Club of America, April 2012 Newsletter
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