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Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk

Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk

by Kathleen Rooney NOW A NATIONAL INDIE BESTSELLER “Prescient and quick . . .. A perfect fusing of subject and writer, idea and ideal.” ― Chicago Tribune http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/books/sc-lillian-boxfish-takes-a-walk-kathleen-rooney-books-0118-20170117-story.html “Extraordinary . . . hilarious . . . Elegantly written, Rooney creates a glorious paean to a distant literary life and time ― and an unabashed celebration […]

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Kingdom of the Young

Kingdom of the Young

Stories by Edie Meidav The dynamic characters in Kingdom of the Young are searching: for adventure, work, love, absolution, better chances elsewhere. In a symphonic stream of consciousness, a fanatical child army loses faith in its commander as he ages unforgivably into his thirties. A woman possessed with wanderlust and a small inheritance seeks love among the cave-dwelling […]

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UN-AMERICAN

UN-AMERICAN

The Incarceration of Japanese Americans During World War II By Richard Cahan and Michael Williams It is a shame of America. In the spring of 1942, the United States rounded up 109,000 residents of Japanese ancestry living along the West Coast and sent them to detention centers for the duration of World War II. Many […]

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Huck Out West

Huck Out West

by Robert Coover What reviewers are saying: “In Huck Out West, Robert Coover brilliantly (and outrageously) revives Mark Twain’s cardinal character by way of deconstructing any number of our cherished myths.  Coover is in fine antic form here–truly, Huck never had it so good.” — T.C. Boyle   “A giant stands on the shoulders of a giant, and the […]

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Heirlooms

Heirlooms

Stories by Rachel Hall Heirlooms is a fascinating series of interconnected stories about members of an extended family of Jews before, during and long after the holocaust, in France, in Israel, in the United States.  Different women and men define themselves in resistance, denial and ignorance of history through four generations…In some ways the entire […]

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A Dog’s Life

A Dog’s Life

Poems by Adam Scheffler Purchase on Amazon It’s always interesting to see what a new poet brings to the show. The real singers — whether lamenting or praising — give us a sense of life as larger than we could have expressed before they arrived. With an explorer’s curiosity and drive, Adam Scheffler turns his […]

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Emmett Till in Different States

Emmett Till in Different States

Poems by Philip C. Kolin In the history of a nation still on the long journey toward full realization of its creed, there are stories that need to be told again and again. The murder of Emmett Till is one such story; it belongs to all of us and should be sung by many different […]

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Flashcuts Out of Chaos

Flashcuts Out of Chaos

Poems by Charlie Brice “Charlie Brice is a gangbuster poet and Flashcuts Out of Chaos is filled with unique people, places, lingo, laughter tears — as well as a somewhat psychedelic youth and a fully adult adulthood. This is a powerful and sweet lava flow of a book!” — Thomas Lux, Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award […]

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DIRT, ROOT, SILK

DIRT, ROOT, SILK

Poems by Susan Azar Porterfield Winner of the 2015 Cider Press Review Editors’ Prize Book Award “The poems in Susan Azar Porterfield’s Dirt, Root, Silk dig deeply and with precision into the hidden layers of human relationships.  Whether the geography is her own mind and body, her back yard, the endless cornfields of the Midwest, […]

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Nomad of Salt and Hard Water

Nomad of Salt and Hard Water

Poems by Cynthia Dewi Oka Starting with the redaction of Rilke’s verse, Cynthia Dewi Oka’s revision goes beyond a line here, a comma there. In the 2nd edition of Nomad, Oka places us in the middle of a textual journey, a reexamination of the self, a labor intensive that extends beyond any wage legislated by patriarchy and fake liberalism. […]

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