Books and short stories2019-01-07T12:59:30+00:00


Ineke’s Mitten

By Charles McNamara

After Nazis kill his fiancé, a young Norwegian struggles to overcome grief and loneliness and leads the most daring nighttime raid in U.S. Army history against them. 

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New book Shining Light

Shining Light

By Charles McNamara

A collection of 22 revealing conversations, including black and white portraits, with people who share amazing stories about their lives. You will meet people such as John Shaffner – cowboy poet and chuck wagon cook, Will Morton – carousel conservator and Marjorie Lansing Porter – Adirondack ballads collector.

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The Joint

By Charles McNamara

The Joint is inmate slang for prison. In December 1974 I was granted unlimited access to the Maximum and Medium Security Prisons at the Colorado State Penitentiary in Canon City to shoot this documentary.


Fiddler’s Lament

Second Novel by Charles McNamara. Soon to be published as Kindle Ebook.

Ireland, 1860 – Separated by the British in Ireland, sweethearts Sean McNally and Erin O’Grady are arrested and exiled to Quebec, Canada. There, Sean is surprised to find the childhood sweetheart he thought he would never see again. They make their way across the U.S. border to the Adirondack Mountains in New York. They spend their first winter trying to survive in a logging camp where they are married. But the camp feels like a prison so they sneak away. Sean enlists in the Union Army.

Short Stories

Tea for Two

By |January 7th, 2019|

By Charles McNamara The concierge, Earl Wattenberg, greeted Randolph Carter and showed him to a table in the elegant Tea Room of the Brown Palace Hotel. The ornate Tea Room was illuminated by a [...]


By |October 6th, 2018|

By Chas McNamara Riding the train back to my hometown, I’m holding a photo of my friends and me with my uncle Mando standing behind us. How carefree we were back then, close-knit and [...]

The Scent of Balsam

By |December 28th, 2017|

By Charles McNamara The aging woodsman hunted every inch of his cramped log cabin searching for his journal. Am I losing my mind? He moved boxes of cornmeal, rice, tea, coffee, flour, and salt [...]

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