Latah Books is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to the publication of meaningful, well-crafted books and to helping fill the interstitial spaces in our literary community.
We are proud to collaborate with numerous award-winning and bestselling authors, and we especially enjoy supporting the careers of writers typically underrepresented and overlooked in today’s literary ecosystem: authors from rural and small-town America, authors from working-class and blue collar backgrounds, and authors of color.
A Nez Perce word, Latah (pronounced LAY-tə) is the name of the creek along which most of our staff has lived, worked, recreated, meditated and fallen in love for many years. Latah Creek is a modest but vital stream flowing onward to greater waters. We can't imagine a more fitting name for the spirit of our enterprise, and for honoring the legacy of those who cultivated this land before us.
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"Gripping . . . An example of gritty realism. Recommended for mature students."
--School Library Journal
“The Stone Boys is unlike any other YA novel . . . a page turner . . . it can lead to discussions about any trauma one is dealing with.”
--Tina Reed, medium.com
“The Stone Boys dives deep into the trauma of bullying and abuse and comes out just as our culture is taking the lid off the pain too many have buried for too long. Compelling and profound.”
--Pastor Tim Wright, Community of Grace Lutheran Church
“Gurian incorporates autobiographical elements into a story built not around easy answers but anguished inner arguments . . . of use for discussing the cycle of abuse.”
Commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Mount St. Helens eruption with Deep Fire Rise, a 2019 Spur Award Finalist for Best Western Contemporary Novel
"Deep Fire Rise is a murder mystery, a character study, and a depiction of place that builds in tension like a swelling volcano. Having covered the eruption of Mount St. Helens as a journalist and ridden with Clark County deputies, I can testify just how impressively Jon Gosch has captured that time and culture."
--William Dietrich, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and NY Times bestselling author
“The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.”