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Posted on October 20, 2011


After the Tsunami coverAfter the Tsunami

Fiction by Annam Manthiram

Stephen F. Austin State Univ Press, September 2011

ISBN-13: 978-1936205431

Paperback: 280pp; $18.95

A finalist in the 2010 Stephen F. Austin State University Fiction Awards. Siddhartha has a career and family in the United States and appears to have it all, yet he is tortured by the time he spent as a child in an orphanage in India. Annam Manthiram's first novel explores the resiliency of the human spirit, discovering compassion amidst horror, resiliency above misfortune.


Beauty is a Verb coverBeauty is a Verb

The New Poetry of Disability

Anthology Ed. Jennifer Bartlett, Sheila Black, Michael Northen

Cinco Puntos Press, October 2011

ISBN-13: 978-1-935955-05-4

Paperback: 326pp; $19.95

This new collection from Cinco Puntos Press features poetry and essays from disabled poets, going to the "deepest center of what it means to be human."


Boneyard coverBoneyard

Fiction by Stephen Beachy

Verse Chorus Press, October 2011

ISBN-13: 978-1-891241-33-8

Paperback: 304pp; $15.95

In this unusual “collaborative novel,” Jake Yoder, a precocious boy caught between Amish culture and the modern world, sits in his middle-school classroom writing stories. Author Stephen Beachy frames Jake’s work with commentary from both himself and editor Judith Owsley Brown, in which they offer their very different views on Amish culture, literary context, Stephen’s own mental health, and the reality of Jake Yoder’s unverified existence.


The Grey Album coverThe Grey Album

Music, Shadows, Lies

Nonfiction by Kevin Young

Graywolf Press, March 2012

ISBN-13: 978-1-55597-607-1

Paperback: 476pp; $25.00

Poet Kevin Young's first book of prose takes its name from Danger Mouse's mashup of Jay-Z's The Black Album and the Beatles' The White Album. Winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize.


Lie Down With Me coverLie Down with Me

Poetry by Julie Suk

Autumn House Press, September 2011

ISBN-13: 978-1932870558

Paperback: 205pp; $19.95

Julie Suk’s The Dark Takes Aim won The North Carolina Poetry Society’s Brockman-Campbell Book Award. Her previous poetry collections include The Angel of Obsession (1992), winner of the Arkansas Poetry Award and the Roanoke-Chowan Poetry Award; Heartwood (1991); and The Medicine Woman (1980). Lie Down With Me includes new poems as well as selections from each of her previous works.


Sing coverSing

Poetry from the Indigenous Americas

Anthology Ed. Alison Adelle Hedge Coke

Univ of Arizona Press, November 2011

ISBN-13: 978-0-8165-2891-2

Paperback: 352pp; $29.95

This new anthology is the first multilingual collection of Indigenous American poetry. Sing gathers more than eighty poets from across the Americas and features familiar names like Louise Erdrich, Joy Harjo, and Simon Ortiz alongside international poets from regions underrepresented in anthologies.


Writing the Revolution coverWriting the Revolution

Nonfiction by Michele Landsberg

Second Story Press, October 2011

ISBN-13: 978-1-897187-99-9

Paperback: 336pp; $24.95

Two-time National Newspaper Award-winning journalist Michele Landsberg is one of the most respected voices in Canadian feminism. From 1978 to 2005, her highly influential column in The Toronto Star recorded and interpreted history from the front lines of the feminist movement. Landsberg looks back over the years and also comments on the present and future of feminism.


New & Noteworthy Books
Full list of new & noteworthy books received

October 20, 2011


Beauty is a Verb: The New Poetry of Disability, Ed. Jennifer Bartlett, Sheila Black, Michael Northen, Cinco Puntos Press

Sing: Poetry from the Indigenous Americas, Ed. Alison Adelle Hedge Coke, Univ of Arizona Press



The Institute for Species Systemization: An Experimental Archive, Patricia Rose, Rescue Press

Schizophrene, Bhanu Kapil, Nightboat Books



After the Tsunami, Annam Manthiram, Stephen F. Austin State Univ Press

All the Roads That Lead From Home, Anne Leigh Parrish, Press 53

Almost Never, Daniel Sada, Graywolf Press

Boneyard, Stephen Beachy, Verse Chorus Press

The Cisco Kid in the Bronx: Episodes in the Life of a Young Man, Miguel Antonio Ortiz, Hamilton Stone Editions

Death-in-a-Box, Alta Ifland, Subito Press

In the Absence of Predators, Vinnie Wilhelm, Rescue Press

Party Girls, Diane Goodman, Autumn House Press

To Smithereens, Rosalyn Drexler, Black Square Editions



Anatomy of a Kidnapping: A Doctor's Story, Steven Berk, Texas Tech Univ Press

A Critical History of German Film, Stephen Brockmann, Camden House

The Grey Album: Music, Shadows, Lies, Kevin Young, Graywolf Press

Jane Austen: Two Centuries of Criticism, Laurence W. Mazzeno, Camden House

Richard Outram: Essays on His Works, Ed. Ingrid Ruthig, Guernica Editions

Writing the Revolution, Michele Landsberg, Second Story Press



The Beds, Martha Rhodes, Autumn House Press

A Broken Escalator Still Isn't the Stairs, Chuck Carlise, Concrete Wolf Pub

Compendium, Kristina Marie Darling, Cow Heavy Books

Hoodwinked, David Hernandez, Sarabande Books

Lie Down with Me, Julie Suk, Autumn House Press

The Lily Will, Melissa Dickey, Rescue Press

New and Selected Poems: 1957-2011, Robert Sward, Red Hen Press

No Grave Can Hold My Body Down, Aaron McCullough, Ahsahta Press

Piano Rats, Franki Elliot, Curbside Splendor

Pretty Little Rooms, Katie Chaple, Press 53

Re-, Kristi Maxwell, Ahsahta Press

Selected Unpublished Blog Posts of a Mexican Panda Express Employee, Megan Boyle, MuuMuu House

The Torah Garden, Philip Terman, Autumn House Press

Useless Landscape: or, A Guide for Boys, D.A. Powell, Graywolf Press