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Editor's Picks New Book Arrivals (275)

Published October 30, 2014

After-Cave

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After-Cave is the narration of “an adolescent female who may or may not be human,” an odyssey feral, feminist, and ecopoetical. More pressing than hunger for this speaker is the need to know what “cruelty” means and how one might live in its absence. In this way, After-Cave is a book about the impossible and how to make it hospitable, and thereby prepare oneself to meet one’s friends: human, animal, the always alive and the already dead. Using language that moves over the speaker like weather systems and migratory birds, troubling notions of linear time and traversing the spaces of human-made and “natural” disaster, Detorie in this first book introduces us to the distinction between a state of being and an act of being.
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Published September 30, 2014

True Stories, Well Told

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Creative Nonfiction is the literary equivalent of jazz; it's a rich mix of flavors, ideas, voices, and techniques -- some newly invented, and others as old as writing itself. This collection of gripping, beautifully written true stories is as diverse as the genre Creative Nonfiction magazine helped popularize.
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Published September 30, 2014

Paper, Cotton, Leather

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Paper, Cotton, Leather is the first full-length collection of Jenny Sadre-Orafai, who has previously published four chapbooks. The short ephemeral poems inside this gorgeous book belie a powerful and passionate voice, one that evokes imagery in new and inventive ways of a marriage slowly broken down.
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Published September 30, 2014

Failing the Trapeze

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"This book will pull you right in with the heartbreak of its opening pages and not let go until its characters have revealed to you the terrible secrets of lust and loneliness that rip a family apart. Luminously written, layered with complexity across generations, and set in the rich unknown corners of a family circus, Failing the Trapeze is, quite simply, an exquisite novel." - Sonora Jha, author of Foreign
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Published September 30, 2014

Dandarians

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Based on sources as diverse as Heian period female Japanese writers and the world of science fiction, and drawing on her own experience as a second-generation Japanese American, acclaimed poet Lee Ann Roripaugh’s fourth collection explores a series of “word betrayals”—English words misunderstood in transmission from her Japanese mother that came to take on symbolic ramifications in her early years. Co-opting and repurposing the language of knowledge and of misunderstanding, and dialoguing in original ways with notions of diaspora and hybrid identities, these poems demonstrate the many ways we attempt to be understood, culminating in an experience of aural awe.
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Published September 30, 2014

Everywhere Stories - Editor's Pick

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With a theme of “It’s a Dangerous World,” this exciting new anthology, edited by award-winning author Clifford Garstang, takes readers on a journey to all seven continents: to a portentous soccer game in the Congo, to a mysterious disappearance in Argentina, to post-Katrina New Orleans, to a murder in the Italian countryside, to a quarreling couple in Kazakhstan, to a visit with Chairman Mao in China, to a sketchy dentist in New Zealand, and to many more countries around the world.
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Published August 21, 2014

Tax-Dollar Super Sonnet

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Using text from 44 presidential speeches, lines from Emily Dickinson's books, and Sarah Palin's Going Rogue, Tax-Dollar Super Sonnet is a slim opus of American rhetoric re-structured into a delightfully absurd poetic.
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Published August 21, 2014

Repairable Men

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Set in the new American West, the stories in Repairable Men look at the small towns and rural farms where families stay for generations, newcomers never quite feel at home, and expectation and judgment are country neighbors. Trapped by dead-end work, hostile relatives, and the troubling legacies of their forebears, John Carr Walker's characters are caught in the turmoil of seeking escape, forgiveness, and redemption.
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Published August 21, 2014

Cold Type

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1996. "Cold type," aka computerized typesetting, is wreaking havoc among newspaper workers. Jamie is a reporter for the NYC Trib. Union workers go on strike. Jamie's father, a hardcore shop steward (unusual for a Jew in Irish-dominated unions) expects Jamie not to cross the picket line. But Jamie's unhappy wife leaves him, taking their son. He needs a job.
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Published August 21, 2014

Bright Shards of Someplace Else

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In the eleven kaleidoscopic stories that make up Bright Shards of Someplace Else, Monica McFawn traces the combustive, hilarious, and profound effects that occur when people misread the minds of others. The characters—an array of artists, scientists, songwriters, nannies, horse trainers, and poets—often try to pin down another's point of view, only to find that their own worldview is far from fixed.
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