TWO NEW TITLES!
THE CATHEDRAL OF IMAGINATION
ALL MEN ARE BROTHERS
In his third collection of essays and reviews, novelist, short story writer, and critic Jude Joseph Lovell continues his exploration into myriad corners of modern life and culture. His interest in great literary voices finds expression in pieces about writers as diverse as T.C. Boyle, Kate Atkinson, Toni Morrison, George R.R. Martin, Hilary Mantel, Kazuo Ishiguro, and others.
He also reflects on visual art and its lasting impact; iconic musical figures and their legacies; seeing our children out and into the world; a vigorous meeting of three men on a Tennessee mountain; and the underappreciated vocation of being an uncle or an aunt.
As Lovell suggests in the title essay, inspired by a tragic fire in Paris, France, the cathedrals we construct in our own minds "stand tall against all elements as a sanctuary for our thoughts, our dreams, and our hearts." These short works represent the ongoing adventures of a restless mind that isn't getting younger, but still has work to do.
All Men Are Brothers is Jude Joseph Lovell's fourth collection of short fiction, and his most diverse yet. Readers will find themselves in a variety of unpredictable settings, looking at the world through the eyes of numerous arresting characters.
They may be in small town, Indiana, in the early sixties, witnessing the final hours of an unsung life - and an inexplicable crime. They may be a single mother of two who unexpectedly spends 24 hours in the body of one of rock n' roll's most notorious hellraisers. They might be alone on a vast hillside, suddenly bearing witness to the celestial wonders surrounding the birth of Christ. They could be an assassin, undertaking one final hit in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, just in time for everything to go to hell. Or, if they're brave enough, they may accompany a squad of young men in Normandy, France, on a dangerous mission to rescue a Polish deserter forced to take up arms for the Nazis.
These adventures, and others, await you inside the pages of this startling collection of eight new tales from an unchained, unafraid storyteller.
OTHER TITLES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
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BLUE SIX is Jude Joseph Lovell's self-published fiction debut, a unique hybrid of a novel that combines aspects of military fiction, science fiction, and literary fiction.
ONLY THE DYING is a planned two-novel historical fiction saga based on the author's paternal grandparents. BOOK 1-THE WIDOW'S PRAYER depicts young Walter & Greta Brogan trying to establish a new life in rural Indiana before the Depression.
RANDOM SAMPLES, a labor of love, is a compelling nonfiction book that stands as both a tribute to a great rock n' roll band and a thoughtful examination of how art adds clarity and meaning to our complicated lives.
Door in the Air collects Lovell's unique and diverse short stories written between 1999-2020, sixteen in all, capturing his development and experimentation in the short form.
CROWNING is Jude Joseph Lovell's second story collection, filled with six rich & diverse tales that are by turns surprising and compelling.
FOREVER VOYAGING is a unique narrative about one man's determination to understand and learn from one of America's literary masters - a startling brew of armchair criticism, literary memoir, and creative manifesto.
In A FEW WORDS BEFORE YOU GO, Jude Joseph Lovell turns his gaze towards three subjects of great importance in his life: books, music, and family. This cohesive and thoughtful essay collection is Lovell's most personal book to date.
In his first novel for younger readers, Jude Joseph Lovell has written an exciting epic about finding the courage to face down your fears, sustain your losses, and rise.
Jude Joseph Lovell's debut short story collection contains ten bold stories that examine the fragility of our current existence - and our faith in the one beyond.
Jude Joseph Lovell's second collection of nonfiction essays covers family, books, and popular culture, and features writing he has done since 2017 for a small magazine based out of Pennsylvania.