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A Day in June
Marisa Labozzetta
2019
When thirty-two-year-old Eric Boulanger returns to his Vermont hometown to care for his mother, he attempts to revive the town's failing economy by drumming up a contest that will offer a free wedding. The winner is Bostonian Ryan Toscano whose fiancé has left to become a Jesuit, but whose beloved,...
A Life Out of Whack: Confessions and Reflections of an Un-American All-American
A Life Out of Whack
Confessions and Reflections of an Un-American All-American
Les Essif
2018
Part memoir of the author's early life--including his experience as a New York City cop and a US Border Patrol agent before he became a college professor--and part polemical discussions of a host of diverse topics, from aging, religion, and war to teaching and higher learning, corporate capitalism and consumerism,...
This is a flip book with two novels: A Place In The Dark braids history, fiction and politics. It is set in Utica with substantial passages of painful, site-specific memories of the characters of both the Vietnam war and the American engagement in Iraq. These memories are carried by a...
All I Have Is Words
Knuts Skujenieks, Margita Gailitis
2018
For various reasons but particularly due to political censorship, my poetry, written in prison, was published as a collection only in 1990. I myself, following several rejections by publishers, was not in a hurry to go public with the poems from those years, wanting my imprisonment experience to speak with...
Caminos
Scott Walker
2018
Caminos tells the story of Mercedes González Conde and her daughter, granddaughter and great-grandson. Each of them live and love, cope with and compound their inner troubles as issues of abandonment, attachment, identity and rootlessness circle around and through them. The novel is set in the northwest Spanish province of...
Gauguin's Moon
Laura Marello
2019
Daniella believes her lost mother is a World War II spy, but is terrorized by a dream of a war-torn jungle, raining fire. At forty, with her life and career stalled, Daniella is visited by four dead ancestors, who try to help her put her life back together. When this...
Hard Candy / Pitch Roll Yaw
Annie Lanzillotto
2018
Hard Candy / Pitch Roll Yaw is a flip book of two poetry collections facing each other. It reads like a bare knuckle punch from beyond the grave. Hard Candy: Caregiving, Mourning, and Stage Light offers poems and prose on the eternal relationship of the poet and her mother. Pitch...
Heart of Goodness / Du coeur à l'âme: The Life of Marguerite Bourgeoys in 30 poems / La vie de Marguerite Bourgeoys en 30 poèmes
Heart of Goodness / Du coeur à l'âme
The Life of Marguerite Bourgeoys in 30 poems / La vie de Marguerite Bourgeoys en 30 poèmes
Carolyne Van Der Meer
2020
In 1653, Marguerite Bourgeoys arrived in New France, determined to bring faith to the developing Ville-Marie community and education to the young women of the colony (now Montreal). Carolyne Van Der Meer delves into the heart and mind of Marguerite Bourgeoys and, through poetry, explores the hopes and challenges she...
Help Me, Rhonda & Other Stories
P. David Hornik
2019
The fourteen stories in this collection are roughly evenly divided between those set in Israel and those set in the U.S.; a couple occur in vague, exotic places including an imagined Greenland. The lead--and longest--story, “Help Me, Rhonda,” features two American immigrants in Israel, a man and a woman, the...
Injuring Eternity: A Künstlerroman In Twenty-Six Cantos
Injuring Eternity
A Künstlerroman In Twenty-Six Cantos
Tom Bradley
2020
A precocious boy and his harried father are making a movie from scratch, using only materials in the backyard--or entertaining the possibilities. Their discussion expands to an examination of various cosmogonies and cosmologies, rational and borderline-psychotic, and gradually becomes a duel to the death
Kissing a Tree Surgeon
Eleanor Levine
2020
In Kissing a Tree Surgeon, worlds traverse the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in New Jersey; Southern women get kidnapped by North Koreans; a Dutch girl solicits money on OKCupid; a young woman meets Golda Meir on an Upper East Side bus in New York City, and other deliriously satirical moments occur. Here...
Learning to Miss
Paul Nelson
2018
Learning to Miss opens with imagery of events, moments, that dream into, and imagine beyond “getting on with it.” Imagining, in the next group, holds the love and empathy of an aging, experienced, self-aware observer, while the final group works some family history into the movie I make of my...
Leaves on Frozen Ground
Dave Carty
2019
Céline Vaillancourt saw the untamed forest in shades of apprehension. But Edmund, her 11-year-old son, was possessed of a different vision, as though he had put the very same brooding colors together and produced a painting shot through with adventure and the light of discovery. There was no talking to...
Molly Lake: The Quebec Affair
Molly Lake
The Quebec Affair
Samuel Endicott
2020
It is spring, 1759. Two European empires are battling for North America. When Raiders from New France abduct her mother, Molly Lake's rescue effort crosses paths with a French assassin, Indians, government corruption, and a handsome enemy soldier. Samuel Endicott captures the essence of colonial Quebec and weaves a masterful...
Most Precious Blood
Vince Sgambati
2018
Fans of Anne Tyler's quirky characters and her attention to family life, or Pete Hamill's depiction of diverse, ethnic, urban neighborhoods will connect to Most Precious Blood, set in the eleventh-hour of a declining Italian-American neighborhood where complex and often destructive loyalties have dire consequences. Hard Luck Lenny is the...
No. 22 Pleasure City
Mark Fishman
2018
A Japanese detective agency in Midwest America; a sex triangle with the vampish Angela at its apex, and love-sick Pohl and lust-warped Burnett at the receiving ends; a Fat Man devouring a huge luncheon amidst the splendors of his garden; and has-been vixen Violet seeking justice and revenge. Just some...
Praise Music
D.G. Geis
2018
A collection of irreverent but definitely not irrelevant poetry by a master-student in the study of human psychology. D.G. Geis doesn't worry about smoothing out the hurt in Praise Music. And all done with a smart layer of philosophic thought--most definitely irreverent but not irrelevant.
River
Shira Nayman
2020
River is the story of a fourteen-year-old girl who travels back in time, and across continents, encountering her maternal forbears when they were her age. From the Australian Outback, where she meets a young Aboriginal man, to racist, rigidly segregated South Africa during World War II, to the midst of...
Rosemary Bluebell
Hadi Atallah
2019
When Rosemary grows tired of her father's overstatements and boasting with respect to her supernatural powers, which includes the ability to create flowers just by looking at their images, she decides to flee to a sanctuary far from Pandemville, her hometown. Together with a friend, and pursued by an angry...
Shadowshine
Johnny Armstrong
2019
On a quest to rescue his community from a fiery demise, possum and poet Zak, seeks assistance from rodents in the North and sets out on a journey into an ancient forest. But separated from his own surroundings and his bob-cat companion, Sena, he quickly loses his sense of direction...
Side Effects: A footloose journey to the apocalypse
Side Effects
A footloose journey to the apocalypse
S. Montana Katz
2020
Side Effects: A footloose journey to the apocalypse is a novel about the post-World War II baby boom generation and the factors that have led to climate catastrophe. The novel provides a portrait of the boomers by following the lives of a zany, idealistic couple and their growing family through...
Stones into Bread
Vito Teti, Francesco Loriggio, Damiano Pietropaolo
2018
This is a book about a small Southern Italian village and its offshoots in Toronto. It's about bread and figs and food in general, about Carnival and pilgrimages to religious sanctuaries, about fathers, mothers and children, about migrating and about remaining, about yearning to leave if you've stayed and yearning...
Ten Letters to Montaigne
H.L. Hix, Jüri Talvet
2019
Socrates looked expectantly to the afterlife, when he would be able to converse with the wisest of the honored dead. Jüri Talvet has elected not to wait, but instead to begin his conversations with the wise in this life. In these ten letters, Talvet has entered into conversation with...
Tenacity: How Two Mums Fought a War Against Drugs
Tenacity
How Two Mums Fought a War Against Drugs
M.L. Cowell, S.J. Cowell, Julie Rose
2019
The two true life stories contained in Tenacity span decades-- and two worlds, Australia and Britain. Told through the painful words of mothers Julie Rose and Marilyn Cowell (as recorded by her daughters, Michelle and Sarah), this compelling read has no sugar coating as it takes you through Julie's and...
The Anarchist Banker: A new Interpretation and a new English Translation with the original Portuguese Edition
The Anarchist Banker
A new Interpretation and a new English Translation with the original Portuguese Edition
Fernando Pessoa, Richard Schain
2018
The story of The Anarchist Banker takes place in a Lisbon café where the narrator meets an old friend, now a wealthy banker. He questions his friend about his anarchist origins and discovers to his amazement that the banker still considers himself to be an anarchist. The story revolves around...
Dori's narrative is a heart-touching and zany blend of actual events in the life of a young Boxer. With edgy charm, she takes us on a romp through her world in such a way we can't help but reconsider our lives. Through her we get a dog's-eye view on human...
The Lighthouse
Elizabeth Macaluso
2019
Elizabeth Macaluso's first volume of poetry, The Lighthouse, engages with the Italian American experience; it also explores gender, sexuality, and what it means to be a woman from Long Island. Macaluso captures the experiences of ethnic American women in this lyrical collection. She meditates on history, memory, war, and faith,...
The Tenderness and the Wood
Marlon L. Fick
2020
The Tenderness and the Wood traverses cities, continents, and centuries searching for elusive swallows, symbolic of angels. It is a search for pre-religious purity in lyricism, resisting any sort of paraphrase or story that might later lead to easy codification. The result is an existential and agnostic gospel wherein redemption...
Thirteen Heavens
Mark Fishman
2020
"Two friends two friends, how close could they get without being one man … one in love with a ghost, the other … longed for the son who'd more than likely already become a ghost.” Rubén Arenal, nicknamed Rocket by his close friends and family, and Ernesto Cisneros are longtime...
Thirteen Ways of Crossing the Piazza: Collected Poems
Pellegrino D'Acierno
2019
Roman poems set in the Piazza Navona that stage a fundamental encounter with both Rome and Italy, one that involves writing/desiring Italy. They experiment with a number of different voices and poetic styles and they present a montage of voices of diverse characters that range from an aristocratic flâneur...