Literary Fiction Review

by Capra Press on August 11, 2015

Here is the latest of a rush of wonderful reviews of The Man Who Gave Away His Organs: Tales of Love and Obsession at Midlife by Richard Michael Levine!

http://www.literaryfictionreview.com/organs.php

AUTHOR READING AT NAPA BOOKMINE

by Capra Press on August 3, 2015

Richard Michael Levine did a very entertaining and engrossing reading at Napa Bookmine on August 1. His book, The Man Who Gave Away His Organs: Tales of Love and Obsession at Midlife is now officially launched with several enthusiastic reviews!DSC02785

Author Event at Napa Bookmine

by Capra Press on July 20, 2015

Hello Everyone! Hope you will be joining us on Saturday, August 1st at Napa Bookmine (964 Pearl Street, Napa) at 4:00 pm for our book launch and author event. Enjoy a glass of wine while bestselling author Richard M. Levine reads from his new book:

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Hilary & Phil Brodey, John & Diana Harrington

Bob Bason Donates Capra Press Books to UCSB

by Capra Press on July 13, 2015

Bob Bason, 2nd owner of Capra Press recently donated 580 Capra published books to UCSB Library’s Special Research Collections. http://www.library.ucsb.edu/news/2015/07/bob-bason-donates-capra-press-publishers-collection

 

Santa Barbara Independent Review

by Capra Press on July 7, 2015

The Man Who Gave Away His Organs was reviewed by the Santa Barbara Independent on June 27, 2015, http://www.independent.com/news/2015/jun/27/em-man-who-gave-away-his-organsem/

AUTHOR EVENT AT NAPA BOOKMINE

by Capra Press on May 23, 2015

Richard Michael Levine will be reading from his new book, The Man Who Gave Away His Organs: Tales of Love and Obsession at Midlife at the Napa Bookmine in downtown Napa on Saturday, August 1st, 2015 at 4:00 pm. Please join us for this special author event!

Richard Michael Levine Interview with Book Pleasures

by Capra Press on May 15, 2015

Book Pleasures interviewed Richard Michael Levine on writing and his new work, The Man Who Gave Away His Organs: Tales of Love and Obsession at Midlife.

The Man Who Gave Away His Organs: Tales of Love and Obsession at Midlife

by Capra Press on March 12, 2015

Publication Date:  July 10, 2015

“Often funny, often touching, disturbing, furious, sometimes all at the same time, Richard Michael Levine’s stories explore the mysteries of personality with compassion and elegance. This is a terrific book.”

—Herbert Gold

“The far-and-wide-ranging stories in this collection share two characteristics. They’re beautifully written and every one is strikingly original. We haven’t met the people in them before, or seen the world from their fresh and sometimes alarming perspective. Levine’s characters respond to mid-life challenges in ways that elicit compassion, amazement and nervous laughter, sometimes all three. They’ve moved into my mind to stay.

—Cyra McFadden

The eight stories and the novella that make up The Man Who Gave Away His Organs: Tales of Love and Obsession at Midlife have the cultural scope, time span, and in-depth character development usually found only in novels. Their mostly middle-aged protagonists have reached some crisis in their lives, when an unexpected turn of events or twist of fate leads them in new, unanticipated directions. The situations are often both hilarious and tragic. The locations—a holiday party for celebrity lookalikes, a college senior’s graduating performance arts piece, a support group for people named Irving Horowitz, a liver transplant ward—are intriguing and unique. The prose is at once lyrical and prickly, tender and sardonic, and always, sentence by sentence, read-aloud beautiful. Above all, this short story collection will entertain you throughout as few others have.

Richard Michael Levine http://richardmichaellevine.com/ has written magazine articles for many national publications, including Harper’s, Atlantic Monthly, Rolling Stone, New York, The New York Times Magazine and Esquire, where he was a contributing editor and wrote a monthly column on the media for a number of years. His poetry has been widely published in literary magazines and anthologies and collected in Catch and Other Poems. His bestselling non-fiction book, Bad Blood: A Family Murder in Marin County, was published by Random House and New American Library and has been translated into several languages.

Praise for Bad Blood: A Family Murder in Marin County

“Levine’s account of the murder has been compared to In Cold Blood and The Executioner’s Song. . .in a way it’s better than both of them.”

San Francisco Chronicle

“A frightening, disturbing book that illuminates the breakdown of the American suburban family. . .it deserves the widest possible audience.”

Los Angeles Times

“It is difficult to imagine a much better book. . .this is non-fiction writing at it’s best.”

Los Angeles Herald Examiner

Maxine Rose Schur at Weekday Wanderlust

by Capra Press on January 22, 2015

10323983_796402577120636_7511144290464380249_nMaxine read El Senor Gringo from Places in Time: Reflections on a Journey last night at Weekday Wanderlust at the Rex Hotel. Amazing reading!

Upcoming Book Readings

by Capra Press on January 11, 2015

Maxine Rose Schur is scheduled for two readings from her travel memoir;
Places in Time: Reflections on a Journey

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1. HOTEL REX
562 Sutter St,
San Francisco, CA 94102
Weekday Wanderlust Wednesday, January 21 at 7:00pm
A monthly reading series featuring Bay Area travel writers and other wanderlust-afflicted scribes. Named “Best Mental Escape” by San Francisco Magazine.

2. LEFT COAST WRITERS BOOK LAUNCH:

Places in Time: Reflections on a Journey 2nd Edition

Maxine Rose Schur
Saturday, February 14th, 2015 || 7pm Book Passage-Corte Madera|| 51 Tamal Vista Dr. Corte Madera || www.bookpassage.com

For years readers have delighted in Maxine Rose Schur’s award-winning travel essays. Now, all the tales of her unusual honeymoon are gathered in one illustrated volume. Whether camping in the center of Paris, dangling off a Panamanian tramp steamer, or hitching across Australia, her tales are funny, exciting and tender. Maxine Rose Schur set out to see the world. With high spirits and little money, she traveled not only far geographically, but emotionally, toward the hearts of others. She faced the violent grief of a Mexican sheriff, celebrated a wild elopement in Turkey and was initiated into a mysterious daily ritual with an Iranian forest ranger. Looking back, she tempers her youthful encounters with mid-life wisdom, capturing the spirit of all those she met, and evoking cherished places in time. If you’re looking for travel writing that blends gentle insight with delicious surprise, fasten the seatbelt on your armchair and come along. Maxine Rose Schur is a children’s book author and travel journalist. Her essays have appeared in numerous publications including The Los Angeles Times, Christian Science Monitor, San Francisco Chronicle, Insight Guides, Salon.com, Jetsetter, Escape and travel essay anthologies by Traveler’s Tales and Random House. She has twice won the Lowell Thomas Award given by the Society of American Travel Writers