Casagrande Press publishes quality non-fiction, fiction, and poetry in paperback and ebook formats. See our titles below:
The true stories in this one-of-a-kind collection cross the spectrum from terrifying to comical to downright bizarre. Prepare yourself for the most gripping and unbelievable stories about big waves, shark attacks, tsunamis, boating disasters, devastating wipeouts, pranks, and bad judgment calls. These thirty tales, by surf journalists, filmmakers, magazine editors, watermen, and everyday surfers, illuminate the less enchanting aspects of a life committed to surf.Continue reading “Surfing’s Greatest Misadventures Dropping in on the unexpected”
Presenting twenty-seven true stories which cross the spectrum from terrifying to comical to downright bizarre. Everyday riders and pros tell their stories of freak accidents, animal attacks, sabotage, idiotic decisions, eerie or unexplained incidents, and other jaw dropping, adrenalin-pumping calamities. These stories bring to life the strange possibilities that await us once we step on the pedals of our road, mountain, or commuter bikes.Continue reading “Cycling’s Greatest Misadventures”
Fishing’s Greatest Misadventures presents twenty-six true stories which cover the spectrum from terrifying to comical to downright bizarre.
In these pages everyday fishermen, pros, and journalists tell their stories of freak accidents, fish attacks, pranks, idiotic decisions, eerie or unexplained incidents, and other jaw dropping, adrenalin-pumping calamities. The stories bring to life the strange possibilities that await us once we cast our lines into known and unknown waters.Continue reading “Fishing’s Greatest Misadventures”
When Parker Sloane returns from a dismal foray into third-world cash-smuggling to his childhood home in the woods of New England, it seems he’s seeing his country and his blended stepfamily for the first time—and finding both just as twitchy, desperate, paranoid and unpredictable as the underworld types he thought he’d escaped.Continue reading “The Moon in Deep Winter, a novel by Lee Polevoi”
Experience Pipeline, by Quinn Haber, puts you in the action at the world’s most famous and possibly most dangerous surf spot, Pipeline. In this second-person adventure, you paddle out for the final heat of the Pipe Masters competition on Oahu’s North Shore, competing against two other surfers for the Triple Crown of Surfing title.Continue reading “Experience Pipeline”
Some Common Weakness Illustrated, Carson Cistulli’s first book, is a series of unexpected meditations on overlooked parts of life.
Combining formalism with poetic experiment, his poems shed light on his peculiar condition of feeling that he is trapped inside of a poem while being addicted to sports-basketball and baseball in particular. In these poems language seems to replace meaning, while feeding our spectacular, collective appetite for the truth.Continue reading “Some Common Weaknesses Illustrated”
“Ghost Songs” by William Pettit is a collection of evocative yet fleeting poems on the failure and promise of language, love, and faith. They are seasonal meditations on the landscape and on joy and grief. They falter and hesitate, they object and accept. In moment and in verse, the poems of William Pettit are intimate and immediate. The reader falls into a desperate grasp at what’s just passed, putting him or her precisely in the poet’s predicament. And what has just passed? Love is let go, there’s regret, some wind, some storm. The poems are just a witness.Continue reading “Ghost Songs by William Pettit”