Discover a New Book or Pick Up an Old Favorite, and Celebrate Columbus Day With Zharmae This Year

The Zharmae Publishing Press will be closing our office doors on Monday, October 13th to celebrate the Columbus Day holiday. While our offices are closed and we may not respond to inquiries, please don’t let that stop you from following us on Twitter and Facebook to receive any news and company updates.

Granted, it’s not very practical these days to hop on a ship and take sail for undiscovered lands, but that shouldn’t stop you from uncovering new territory this Columbus Day. Take a cue from the crew here at Zharmae, and enjoy the time off to do a bit of reading, dive into a brand new adventure, and invest in a little between-the-pages exploration wherever you might be.

There’s a good chance you can catch an informative Columbus documentary on television nestled in between episodes of duck hunting and pawn shop shows, or even track down interesting articles online, but we recommend stepping away from technology and giving a good book some love instead. Browse through your local library’s history section, and you’re bound to dig up a rich biography of the explorer, why we celebrate Columbus Day, and more facts than you could ever need to know about the discovery of America. Not wanting cut-and-dry dates and details? Here are a few interesting fiction and nonfiction titles suggested by our staff!


Pastwatch: The Redemption of Christopher Columbus, by Orson Scott Card

Card interweaves a compelling portrait of Christopher Columbus with the story of a future scientist who believes she can alter human history from a tragedy of bloodshed and brutality to a world filled with hope and healing.

1491, by Charles C. Mann

In this groundbreaking work of science, history, and archaeology, Charles C. Mann radically alters our understanding of the Americas before the arrival of Columbus in 1492.

The Columbus Affair, by Steve Berry

A family’s secret, a ruthless fanatic, and a covert arm of the American government—all are linked by a single puzzling possibility: What if everything we know about the discovery of America was a lie? What if that lie was designed to hide the secret of why Columbus sailed in 1492? And what if that 500-year-old secret could violently reshape the modern political world?


Like we said, while practical exploration might not be a possibility, there’s plenty of prose paradise out there just waiting to be discovered. Do a little searching, uncover something new, and enjoy the Columbus Day holiday this year!

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