New York, NY, February 2019 — Chickadee Prince Books is proud to announce the publication, in September, of Bloomsbury’s Late Rose, a novel that rediscovers Charlotte Mew, a brilliant but overlooked English poet of the late 19th– and early 20th-centuries. Pen Pearson is the perfect writer to tackle the job: a professor at Northern State University, and an accomplished poet in her own right (her work has appeared in various journals and anthologies, including New Writing and The Working Poet, and she has published two books of her own poems), Pearson has captured Mew’s poetic voice and the tragic personal circumstances against which she struggled, and she has also richly imagined the place and period in which Mew lived: London during the Edwardian era.
Bloomsbury’s Late Rose has already picked up significant pre-publication acclaim. According to Kirkus Reviews Rose “evokes the works of Edith Wharton and other writers from the period…. In Mew’s story, Pearson not only uncovers central questions of first-wave feminism, but also finds an opportunity to resurrect an intriguing and worthwhile real-life poet for posterity. A rich, enjoyable historical novel with compelling themes,” and Penguin-Random House author Susan Breen writes, “This beautiful story transported me to a different era. Charlotte Mew is a haunting heroine: brave, talented and tormented. I loved her, and I loved this novel.”
In addition to publishing the novel, Chickadee Prince Books is further promoting Mew’s poetry in Audere Magazine, the CPB webzine, as well as on the publisher’s website, at http://chickadeeprince.com/more-poems-by-charlotte-mew.
About the Publisher: Chickadee Prince Books is a young Brooklyn small press, which publishes only acclaimed fiction and non-fiction, of all genres. CPB is the publisher of the acclaimed new space opera, Probability Shadow by Mark Laporta, and The Last At-Bat of Shoeless Joe, the new sports novel by Emmy-nominated, Amazon bestselling author, Granville Wyche Burgess, among many others.
Bloomsbury’s Late Rose by Pen Pearson |
| Historical Fiction / | $14.99 US/ 19.99 CAN Paperback, $6.99 Kindle
Release: September 1, 2019 | ISBN 978-1732913943 |Distributor: Ingram and Kindle