Extended profiles of Vietnam War veteran-authors Philip Caputo, John Del Vecchio, Robert Olen Butler and Tim O'Brien, focusing on the role of post-traumatic growth in their creative lives.
"If I were still teaching a Vietnam War literature course, I would use this book as an introductory text. It would work well for that purpose." (David Wilson, The VVA Veteran, national magazine of the Vietnam Veterans of America)
You don’t know Max Galway because an unholy trinity of family, work and romantic woes hijacked my literary success. What creativity I mustered in my younger days was spent wooing women like Debi O’Connor, my college sweetheart and heartbreak. The raven-haired, blue-eyed lass took me from boyhood to manhood in several glorious leaps before casting me onto the rocks of despair. For years I grabbed for lovers like a drowning man, leaving little passion for the blank page. But back in those sultry waning weeks of the summer of ’72, I was blissfully unaware of what lay ahead on my author’s odyssey.
Compelling stories of U.S. and international journalists who cover war, terrorism, disasters, crime and other tragedies, examining the emotional impact of their trauma reporting on victims, sources and themselves. Nonfiction narratives document an emerging era of activism as reporters, researchers, and trauma experts collaborate to transform the news media through education, intervention, and advocacy.
A collective biography of clergy, lay workers and “ordinary” people who strive as social activists to aid the poor and disenfranchised across the U.S. These individuals share an unbending belief in the power, potential and rewards of service to others as they try to balance their secular and spiritual lives.
“Massé’s novel reveals the ultimately triumphant world of the Delamores, a family buffeted by domestic crises and changed by the changing times. In this heartfelt debut novel, rich in both sense of place and time, a boy learns to be a man, and a man learns to be a father.”
(Lauren Kessler, author and founding director, literary nonfiction program, University of Oregon)
As an author of social realist fiction, I chronicle the challenges facing ordinary people as they pursue aspirations and endure setbacks. In this tale, Max Galway, struggles to find answers when his dreams are dashed by heartbreak.