New & Noteworthy Books

New Books from Independent &
University Presses

See full list of noteworthy books by category below

Posted on June 25, 2009

Misfits and Other Heroes coverMisfits and Other Heroes

Stories by Suzanne Burns

Dzanc Books, June 2009

ISBN-10: 0981589960

ISBN-13: 978-0981589961

Paperback: 212pp; $16.95

From inside cover: In tales of the familiar turned on their heads, Burns introduces us to lovers and travelers, dreamers and daredevils, a man the size of a drinking straw and a magician with a masochistic streak. Acts of murder and mayhem run alongside a middle-aged woman dreaming of a different life.


Home Free coverHome Free

YA Novel by Sharon Jennings

Second Story Press, October 2009

ISBN-10: 1897187556

ISBN-13: 978-1897187555

Paperback: 160pp; $8.95

Aspiring twelve-year-old writer Leanna Mets is excited when a real-life orphan, Cassandra Jovanovich, moves in across the street. As they become friends, Leanna realizes the life of an orphan is not as exciting as it once seemed.


The Procession of Memories coverThe Procession of Memories

Selected Poems 1929 - 1945

Poetry by Harry Martinson

Translated from the Swedish by Lars Nordstrom

Wordcraft of Oregon, August 2009

ISBN-10: 1877655643

ISBN-13: 978-1877655647

Paperback: 124pp; $14.00

From back cover: In this bilingual edition, translator Lars Nordstrom introduces the reader to Martinson's early work as a poet. Non of the 60 poems included here have ever been translated into English previously.


Walking Nature Home coverWalking Nature Home

A Life's Journey

Memoir by Susan J. Tweit

University of Texas Press, March 2009

ISBN-10: 0292719175

ISBN-13: 978-0292719170

Hardcover: 192pp; $24.95

From inside jacket flap: In tracing the arc of her life from young womanhood to middle age, Tweit tells stories about what silence and sagebrush, bird bones and sheep dogs, comets, death, and one crazy Englishman have to teach us about living.


New & Noteworthy Books

Full list of new & noteworthy books received


June 25, 2009  


After the Honeymoon, Nathan Graziano (sunnyoutside)

D is for Dog Team: Alaska Acrostics from A-Z, Ken Waldman (Nomadic Press)

The Procession of Memories: Selected Poems 1929-1945, Harry Martinson (Wordcraft of Oregon) 

Three Islands, Micah Ling (sunnyoutside) 



The Chill, Romano Bilenchi (Europa Editions) 

Elephants in our Bedroom, Michael Czyniejewski (Dzanc Books) 

The German Mujahid, Boualem Sansal (Europa Editions) 

I am not Sydney Poitier, Percival Everett (Graywolf Press)

Kamby Bolongo Mean River, Robert Lopez (Dzanc Books) 

Life goes to the Movies, Peter Selgin (Dzanc Books)

Misfits and other Heroes, Suzanne Burns (Dzanc Books)

Miss Lonelyhearts & The Day of the Locust, Nathanael West (New Directions)

Other Resort Cities, Tod Goldberg (Dzanc Books)

Rupert: A Confession, Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer (Open Letter)

Saint John of the Five Boroughs, Edward Falco (Unbridled Books)

What the World Will Look Like When all the Water Leaves Us, Laura van den Berg (Dzanc Books)



A Child’s Garden: a Story of Hope, Michael Foreman (Candlewick Press)

Home Free, Sharon Jennings (Second Story Press)



Walking Nature Home, Susan J. Tweit (University of Texas Press)