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Astra House is dedicated to publishing authors across genres and from around the world.

We value works that are authentic, ask new questions, present counter-narratives and original thinking, challenge our assumptions, and broaden and deepen our understanding of the world.

Our mission is to advocate for authors who experience their subject deeply and personally, and who have a strong point of view; writers who represent multifaceted expressions of intellectual thought and personal experience, and who can introduce readers to new perspectives about their everyday lives as well as the lives of others.

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Uranians Opera Playlist

Opera Playlist by Uranians author Theodore McCombs

Many years ago, a colleague challenged me to a friendly contest. We’d each prepare an opera playlist that could serve as a crash course: designed to introduce an open-minded but... Read More

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Book Club Kit for Forbidden Notebook

An exquisitely crafted portrayal of domestic life, Forbidden Notebook recognizes the universality of human aspirations—this book will create unforgettable conversations. Download the free reading group guide and book club kit... Read More

“You haven’t tasted anything until you’ve tasted it slow.”

An invitation to create more spaciousness in your life from Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah, author of The Sex Lives of African Women. Read More

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Benjamin Schrank

Ben Schrank

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Tiffany Gonzalez

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Alexis Nowicki

Rachael Small

Rachael Small

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Signe Swanson

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Danny Vasquez

Danny Vazquez

Senior Editor
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