Founded by hopeful individuals, Lake Street Press publishes voices that illuminate the journey of life, awaken the soul, and delight the human heart. We release a small list of inspiring titles each year in genres of nonfiction and fiction by Midwestern authors.
New Release Coming Soon
John Ford:Â Poet in the Desert
Publication DateÂ September 26, 2013
John Ford (1894-1973) is considered not only the greatest poet of American cinema but, some would argue, in the history of the medium itself.Â Joseph Malhamâ€™s meditative study explores the life of the director as well as influences on his work including art, literature, politics and his deeply felt mystical faith.
Available for pre-order July 2013.
Our micro-press creates award winning titles!
Beyond the Pews
Coalition of Visionary Resources finalist best biographical 2012
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â€”Andrew Â Harvey, author of The Hope: A Guide to Sacred Activism
â€”Edward F. Leonard, Ph.D., President Bethany College
Another Lake Street Award Winning Title
ForeWord Reviews 2010 Book of the Year Bronze winner
ALA nomination for 2011 best feminist books for teens
Benjamin Franklin nomination for best new book of the year 2011
Grand Prize Winner of the 2010 Paris Book Festival
Chicago Sun-Times 2010 Summer Reading Pick
In Renaissance Italy, apprenticeships for young women do not exist. Â Yet in Florence, fourteen-year-old Emilia Serafini dreams of becoming a painter. Â The odds appear stacked against her until she receives a fascinating book, A Manual to the Science of Alchemy. Â It once was her grandmotherâ€™s and Emilia turns again and again to the Manual for guidance. Infused with the mysticism of alchemy, Nonnaâ€™s Book of Mysteries is an exciting portrait of a young woman who defies convention to seek her destiny.
I loved Nonnaâ€™s Book of Mysteries! Itâ€™s is a wonder of a bookâ€“exciting, mysterious, and wiseâ€¦ I canâ€™t wait for another from Mary Osborne.
*Karen Cushman, Newberry Award Winner*, author of The Midwife’s Apprentice
“Nonna’s Book of Mysteries is an exciting journey into the long lost world of art, mystery, and magic. Filled with twists, turns and surprises throughout, it will keep you riveted to your seat with every page. I couldn’t put it down. A marvelous read and one that will stay with you long after it is over.”
–Sonia Choquette, PH.D, author of The Answer Is Simple… Love Yourself, Live Your Spirit and Your Heart’s Desire.