COMING IN 2020
WHAT DOES THE PHRASE "RAISED CATHOLIC" REALLY MEAN?
In this reflective memoir, Jude Joseph Lovell chronicles his upbringing in an actively Roman Catholic household, mainly during the 1970s and 80s. Written for his four young children, but also for "whoever else wants to listen in," The Feast of Heaven & Earth has been many years in gestation. Organizing the book according to the seven Catholic sacraments, Lovell discusses growing up within the embrace of the universal Church and a large, loving family. His approach is not dogmatic or theological, something better left in the hands of experts. Rather, Lovell writes, "I want to set down what being raised in a Catholic home felt like. I want to write about the experience of it. What it did for me, both at the time, and after I became an adult." Ultimately, The Feast of Heaven & Earth is a heartfelt tribute to Lovell's parents, as well as an invitation to his children and to all readers to take a seat at the table.
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.
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.
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.
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.
CROWNING is Jude Joseph Lovell's second story collection, filled with six rich & diverse tales that are by turns surprising and compelling.
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 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.
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.