Memoir | Soft cover | 168 pages | $18

Coming October 2017. Available for pre-order now!





Praise for Prickly Roses

Prickly Roses: Stories from a Life may just as well have been called The Unimaginable, Fascinating, and Unspeakably Magical Life of Joyce Abell. Her childhood adventures rival those of Harry Potter, except her stories are better because they’re true. The world she recounts is all but lost to us now, and so I am doubly grateful to Joyce Abell for writing her history down.

Ann Patchett, author of Commonwealth and Bel Canto 


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Abell in the Media

Kirkus Reviews “Anecdotes from a late-in-life writer revealing an unusual family history”

Rapp News “Her name begins with Joy”


About Pre-ordering:

Upcoming titles will be available for pre-order for a number of weeks or months before their publication date, while the book is still being produced. This means that several weeks (or months) may pass between the time you place your order and the time the book arrives in your mailbox.

By pre-ordering your copy, you can significantly help us gauge the number of copies we should print on a first run, and the funds help us off-set some of the initial print costs.

Books for pre-order will be specified as such on the individual book’s page on our website, and again on it’s page on the online store. Titles otherwise unmarked are currently in stock.