Roger Ladd Memmot is a recipient of the WRITER'S DIGEST NATIONAL BOOK AWARD for his book of poetry, Riding the Absolute. His most recent novel, Nebraska's Map, has received multiple 5-Star reviews. It has been called "Wonderful... extraordinary...lyrical! Gripping from beginning to end!" His previous novel,Voices, was hailed as an "Utterly stirring, erotically charged, and morally complex tale of uncompromising honesty...stunning! Nothing short of a tour de force...."
Nebraska's Map (novel)
A Gemstone Book (TRADE PAPERBACK) - 291 pages
"Rubi McAllister was six years old when she orphaned herself. Now, at nineteen, she had let a man in the barn. These acts, at least in her mind, were not mutually exclusive. To let a man in the barn, actually a man and his daughter, was an act of goodwill."
So begins Nebraska'a Map — in a small town in southern Utah, a few days before Christmas, when the world is on the verge of collapse. When the fugitive Sheikh and his cronies arrive with intentions of murder and kidnapping, all because of the man in the barn, Rubi's childhood love has no other choice but to do what he must. And what he must do is save the itinerant child of the man in the barn and in so saving her save Rubi and the remains of the world they know.
A Gemstone Book (TRADE PAPERBACK) - 244 pages
A simple "accident" leads to a series of murders and rape, setting in motion a chain of life-altering passions that speak profoundly of the mysteries of human character and our own personal "voices" dictating those passions.
"Voices is an utterly stirring, erotically charged, and morally complex tale of uncompromising honesty, especially for those who can 'Read between the lines, those telltale white spaces, where only the most naive think nothing resides.' Stunning! Nothing short of a tour de force..."
-- Kelly Lamb, Poetic Perception
Heaven's Way (novel)
A Gemstone Book (TRADE PAPERBACK) - 402 pages
When Danny Davenport and Nick Nicholson first slug it out on the south end of the football field they are two elementary-school innocents already troubled by the prospect of losing their youth. Then comes Lily Winterspring, binding them together "with all the pain of a splinter sewn through [their] hearts." The bitter begins to flow out of the sweet, and the bonds between the two are tested, first by sudden tragedy, and then by a monstrous duplicity that slowly comes to the surface.
"A richly woven story about the narrator's frustrated attempts "to grasp and seal deep in [his] soul a single microsecond of time."
-- Superior Book Review
Sweet Sally Ann (novel)
A Gemstone Book (TRADE PAPERBACK) - 344 pages
When young Cody Bryant becomes obsessed with the disappearance of his classmate, everything right seems suddenly wrong. A year later, when he discovers her bones, it's time to rethink the world at large and all that emerges from it—the intimately personal, the fantastic, the shockingly real.
"Lyrical...rhapsodic...a strange and witty tale about fear, death, and the quandry of a restless volcano ultimately slaked by the magma of love."
-- POD Book Exchange
The Gypsy Lover (novel)
A Gemstone Book (TRADE PAPERBACK) - 348 pages
This dark haunting tale asks whether it is possible to survive a love that consumes you. The answers are both heartbreaking and wise, as complex as they are devastating—for in heaven and in our dreams, love is simple and glorious. But it is something quite different in the world of flesh.
"A classic coming of age story...intoxicatingly poetic...The Gypsy Lover is an artfully written novel that can be understood on multiple levels; it is a book worth reading several times to caputre the full flavor of its message of hope, healing, and redemption."
-- Steeped in Thought Book News
Gardening without Gloves
A Gemstone Book (TRADE PAPERBACK) - 194 pages
"Twelve stories, separated by short aphoristic tales, serve as a study of the human heart, and the internal and external combustion engines of desire and behavior."
-- BookSurge, Critics' Pick
"There is energy here, the kind of sensual energy that is lacking from most fiction today...a fascinating piece of writing."
-- Raymond Federman, author of Take It or Leave It
"Excellent...storytelling executed with taste and style."
-- Writer's Digest
Riding the Absolute (poems)
Creative Editions (TRADE PAPERBACK) - 94 Pages
"...a deeply philosophical collection of poems assaying the ultimate questions with elan and music. A book celebrating our capacity 'to solve the riddles of love and pain.' Uncompromising..."
-- Judges' Citation, Writer's Digest National Book Award
"A bright shining discover. In each poem there is that one breathtaking turn of phrase, the unexpected slap, that sudden light. Yes!"
-- Zinta Aistars, poet (Mala Kausa and Olina)
The Divine Paradox (non-fiction)
Compass Editions (TRADE PAPERBACK) - 128 pages
The Divine Paradox gives consideration to a few of the remarkable and deeply profound paradoxes that lie within the scriptures, paradoxes given and revealed by divinity, given not only to increase our understanding, not only to assure us of the reality of our existence, but to assure us of the nature of our reality and more importantly the nature of our relationship to the Divine.
As we come to understand the Divine Paradox, we come to more fully appreciate the principles that lie behind our moral agency and divine grace. We come to more fully appreciate werein resides the truth of all things.
How Love Invents Us - memoir
ISBN: To Be Assigned
Publishing Services by Lulu (TRADE PAPERBACK, HARDBOUND, CASEBOUND)
"Using forceps the obstetrician left a mark upon the infant's brow, in detail the whisper of a plot: starlike, a momentary stay, the best of everything life might give, a purpling cluster of sonny'y blues or death in the woods—sorrow for a midget, perhaps, an effigy of war. There is this little know fact: We were before we are, nebulous as the pattern of our lives, immutable Seraphim given our blood, planets rough as the moon..."
How Love Invents Us is a Personal History, a "memoir." It is privately published, in progress, and not available to the public.
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