Pegana Press Books

The proceeds from my quarterly zine, Hearth & Heart go to help keep Pegana Press operating.  I'm Rita Tortorello, and besides being the binder for Pegana Press, I am also a story noticer.  Stories love to be noticed, and then told or written down so they may come to life.  I like the term "magical realism" because magic happens in an ordinary day all the time.  The stories in Hearth & Heart are my perception of real life experiences, which can seem more like fiction than reality. 


The menu bar below will take you to view details of Hearth & Heart, as well as the beautiful limited edition letterpress chapbook, Winter Tales.  Thank you for your interest and for supporting Pegana Press.

Hearth & Heart


          Tales of magical realism, Hearth & Heart is a collection of original short stories written by Rita Tortorello, and offered quarterly in zine format.  Though it's not letterpress, your purchase of Hearth & Heart helps  to support Pegana Press, small publishing and handmade books.