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“[A] gripping testament [that] may shake readers to their core.”

Library Journal

Anahita’s Woven Riddle
“A richly textured, carefully written novel.”


Found Objects
“A wise, rueful tale for our times, unerringly told, by a masterful writer.”

Toni Cohan, author of Canary and On Mexican Time

Rebel Streets
“Like the sectarian war itself, [it] is by turns poignant, brutal and inevitably tragic.”

Gerry Boyle, author of Port City Black and White

A Journey to the Dark Heart…
“Who knew war in Uganda could be hilarious as well as moving.”

Nicholas Kristof, columnist for the New York Times

Love and Pomegranates
“A true feast of the senses.”

Reza Aslan, bestselling author of No god but God and Zealot

Founded in 2011, Nortia Press is a boutique publisher based in Orange County, California. We publish books that open our eyes to some part of the world, time in history, or profound social issue.

Current Catalog

Love and Pomegranates


Night Letter

Literary Fiction, Young Adult

Gods, Weapons and Money

Politics & Conflict

Remedy for a Broken Angel

Literary Fiction

Derek’s Gift

Impact, Young Adult

Expat Etiquette

Humor, Travel

Secrets Under the Olive Tree

Literary Fiction

The Atlanticists

Academic, Americas, Politics & Conflict

The Terrorism Lectures

Academic, Politics & Conflict

Rebel Streets

Literary Fiction, Politics & Conflict

A Journey to the Dark Heart of Nameless Unspeakable Evil

Human Rights, Humor, Politics & Conflict, Travel

Anahita’s Woven Riddle

Literary Fiction, Young Adult

New Releases

“At last! The definitive guidebook for a world populated by fundies, foodies, fanatics and freaks.”

—Kevin Sites, author of Swimming with Warlord

“We are a people who tell stories, Layla. You will now have your own story to tell.”

Explore Nevien Shaabneh’s haunting debut novel about love and a family’s darkest secrets.

Academic Sales, Ancillary Materials and Exam/Desk Copies

Nortia is currently not accepting new projects.

Distributor Contact

Itasca Books
Attn: Customer Service
5120 Cedar Lake Road
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55416

Phone: (952) 345-4488 x118 (Metro) / 1 (800) 901-3480 x118
Fax: 952-920-0541
Our hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Standard Time

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