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New Books Received for November 2023

Small, Independent, and University Press, and Author-published Books

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November 2023 Featured Titles


Cutting the Stems, Virginie Lalucq, Saturnalia Books
Winner of the Malinda A. Markham Translation Prize. See blog post here.

DEGREES OF ROMANCE by Peter Krumbach, Elixir Press
Winner of the 2022 Elixir Press Antivenom Poetry Award. See blog post here.

The Engineers, Katy Lederer, Saturnalia Books
Winner of the Saturnalia Alma Book Award 2022. See blog post here.

High Lonesome, Allison Titus, Saturnalia Books
This third collection of poems reckons with a world that feels terrible and hopeful, beautiful and precarious. See blog post here.

With Death, an Orange Segment Between Our Teeth by Marie-Claire Bancquart, Orison Books
The deceptive simplicity of Bancquart’s poems lays bare the mysteries underlying the world we inhabit and our very existence. See blog post here.


Dead Men Cast No Shadows: The Managua Trilogy 3 by Sergio Ramirez, Translated from the Spanish by Daryl R. Hague, McPherson & Company
Inspector Dolores Morales returns in Sergio Ramirez’s conclusion of The Managua Trilogy with a cast of brave priests, corrupt secret service agents, and so much more. See sponsored blog post here.

Strange Attractors: The Ephrem Stories by Janice Deal, New Door Books
This linked short story collection brings together author Janice Deal’s Ephrem stories for the first time, painting a masterful snapshot of life in today’s small-town America. See sponsored blog post here.


2024… Your Year of More by Noah William Smith
Indie writer Noah William Smith uses his experience to bring you practical ideas from A to Z, thought-provoking questions, and self-reflective exercises that inspire you to live your best life. See sponsored blog post here.

The Best American Newspaper Narratives, Volume 10, Edited by Gayle Reaves, University of North Texas Press
This anthology collects the ten winners of the 2022 Best American Newspaper Narrative Writing Contest at UNT’s Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference. See blog post here.

The Hurricane Book: A Lyric History by Claudia Acevedo-Quiñones, Rose Metal Press
Acevedo-Quiñones illuminates both the tenderness and heartbreak of bonds with family and homeland. See blog post here.

They Write Your Name on a Grain of Rice, Lori Jakiela, Atticus Books
Discover Lori Jakiela’s memoir which celebrates the tiny moments making up a time capsule of a life. See sponsored blog post here.

More Books Received


The Cosmos is Alive, Keith Gaboury, Kelsay Books
Degrees of Romance, Peter Krumbach, Elixir Press
Fabulosa, Karen Rigby, Jackleg Press
If the Darkness is Lacking, Meggie Royer, Kelsay Books
Nice Nose, Buck Downs
Prayer Gardening, Kathleen Cassen Mickelson, Kelsay Books
The Ruins of Nostalgia, Donna Stonecipher, Wesleyan University Press
Trekking Downrange, James Breitweser, Kelsay Books
Voices from the Past, Pete Mladinic, Better Than Starbucks


American Guerrillas, DS Kumar
American Rehabilitators, DS Kumar
Dare the Sea, Ali Hosseini, Northwestern University Press
Dirty Suburbia, Sara Hosey, Vine Leaves Press
Midnight Self, Adrian Van Young, Black Lawrence Press
Sing, I, Ethel Rohan, TriQuarterly Books
Space 2047, Ben Robinson
The Spirit in My Shoes, John Michael Cummings, Cornerstone Press
Tandem, Andy Mozina, Tortoise Books
What Did You Do Today, Anthony Varallo, University of North Texas Press


Better Dirty Than Done, Rick Czaplewski, 3L Publishing
Eating Peru, Robert Bradley, The University of Oklahoma Press
The Hurricane Book, Claudia Acevedo-Quiñones, Rose Metal Press
Midcentury Modern Style, Karen Nepacena, Gibbs-Smith Publishing
The Underdog Founder, Edrizio De La Cruz, Regali Media
Studio of the Voice, narcia aldrich, Wandering Aengus Press
A Whale Suicide, Shahriar Jahanian, Page Publishing

See last month’s titles received here.