Recent & Upcoming Books

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Far Appomattox: A Play

"Far Appomattox", a new play by Frank Levering, explores the five days leading up to Lee's surrender to Grant, an action that ended the American Civil War. The play debuted August 9, 2014, at The Orchard Theater in Virginia. The Marymount Institute Press proudly publishes the play in time for the 150th anniversary of the Civil War's end. 

"Far Appomattox" deals with loss in the past, present, and future tenses. It explores imminent victory and inevitable defeat historically, socially, and psychologically. Through towering historical figures, Levering explores the intimate and excruciating drama that resulted in the political, military, and personal victories of the war's end. 

This edition an introduction from Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Beth Henley. 



The Lady Vanishes

Written by LMU professor and Marymount Institute director Theresia de Vroom, The Lady Vanishes examines the role of heroines and mother-daughter relationships in Shakespeare's late tragicomedies. 

With in-depth explorations of oft-ignored works CymbelinePericlesTwo Nobel Kinsmen, and The Winter's Tale, de Vroom unearths a pattern of feminine comic redemption that works as an alternative and corrective to the apocalyptic tragedy of Shakespeare's predominantly male worlds. 

The Lady Vanishes socially and historically contextualizes Shakespeare's work, while examining the formation of the tragicomic heroine and construction of mother-daughter relationships both within the plays and throughout Western culture, from film to photography to painting. the book also compares the late tragicomedies to other, more well known, Shakespeare plays, including The Tempest, A Midsummer's Night Dream, Twelfth Night, and King Lear


The Good Samaritan

In this new collection of essays, Jeff Dietrich looks back over more than forty years as a member of the Los Angeles Catholic Worker community serving the poor on L.A.’s Skid Row.

Exploring what it means to be a good samaritan, Dietrich asks:  “Who is my neighbor?”; “How do I keep the courage of my convictions?”; “Am I my brother’s keeper?”; “How do we attend to the dying, the living, and the newborn?”; and, finally, “What does it mean spend a lifetime as a Catholic Worker?”  

The book is illustrated by the artist, Rufo Noriega, and the photographer, Madeline Wilson.