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White Plains: A Novel

January 24th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Blog, David Hicks, New Releases | Comments Off on White Plains: A Novel

White Plains: A Novel

Flynn Hawkins is a graduate assistant at a prestigious university, on his way to greatness and wisdom. But in the aftermath of 9/11, Flynn leaves his unhappy marriage and beloved children, resigns his teaching position and heads west, only to get lost in his guilt and in the mountains of Colorado. When he ends up […]

Heading Home: Field Notes

January 24th, 2017  |  by  |  published in New Releases, Non-fiction, Peter Anderson | Comments Off on Heading Home: Field Notes

Heading Home: Field Notes

Now Available! Heading Home begins with Peter Anderson’s dharma-bum passion for the road, which leads him through the mountains and high deserts of the American West, and eventually lands him in an eccentric end-of-the-road town full of mystics, misfits, and other mountain dwellers. This book is a gathering of “field notes”—observations, recollections, and stories along […]

Comrades on the Colca: A Race for Adventure and Incan Treasure in One of the World’s Last Unexplored Canyons

August 3rd, 2016  |  by  |  published in Eugene Buchanan, New Releases, Non-fiction | Comments Off on Comrades on the Colca: A Race for Adventure and Incan Treasure in One of the World’s Last Unexplored Canyons

Comrades on the Colca: A Race for Adventure and Incan Treasure in One of the World’s Last Unexplored Canyons

Join Eugene Buchanan, author of Brothers on the Bashkaus, in his latest tale of travel and adventure. This time he is in South America with a team of Polish explorers on a first descent down the Cruz del Condor section of Peru’s Colca Canyon, the deepest gorge in the world. Negotiating everything from unrunnable cascades […]

Patriarch Run: A Literary Thriller

June 1st, 2016  |  by  |  published in Benjamin Dancer, New Releases | Comments Off on Patriarch Run: A Literary Thriller

Patriarch Run: A Literary Thriller

Nine years ago, Jack Erikson was deployed to China to protect the United States from a cyberattack. Now, suffering from a drug-induced amnesia, he is unable to recognize his own son. What Jack knows for sure is that an elite group of operators is determined to kill him. What he does not yet remember is […]

Islanders by Teow Lim Goh

March 25th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Blog, New Releases, Poetry, Teow Lim Goh | 2 Comments »

Islanders by Teow Lim Goh

Between 1910 and 1940, Chinese immigrants to America were detained at the Angel Island Immigration Station in the San Francisco Bay. As they waited for weeks and months to know if they could land, some of them wrote poems on the walls. All the poems we have on record were found in the men’s barracks: […]

The Western Lonesome Society

July 3rd, 2015  |  by  |  published in Fiction, New Releases, Robert Garner McBrearty | 3 Comments »

The Western Lonesome Society

Evoking the Western drama of Cormac McCarthy, the family sensibility of Kent Haruf, and the wacky, magical humor of Christopher Moore, McBrearty displays his storytelling prowess and wit in his debut novel. In this hilarious, poignant, over-the-top Western, Jim O’Brien writes the quixotic saga of his ancestors who grew up with a tribe of Comanches. […]

The Antichrist of Kokomo County

July 2nd, 2015  |  by  |  published in David Skinner, Fiction, New Releases | Comments Off on The Antichrist of Kokomo County

The Antichrist of Kokomo County

Frankie Horvath is not happy. He’s almost forty. He’s fat. His wife is dead. He designs forks for a living. And his son? Well, he might just be the Antichrist—which is why Frankie is about to meet with Satanists to find out the truth once and for all. And taking into account Frankie’s lifelong delusions […]

Thin Blue Smoke: A Novel About Music, Food, and Love

June 2nd, 2015  |  by  |  published in Doug Worgul, Fiction, New Releases | Comments Off on Thin Blue Smoke: A Novel About Music, Food, and Love

Thin Blue Smoke: A Novel About Music, Food, and Love

LaVerne Williams is a ruined ex-big league ballplayer and ex-felon with an attitude problem and a barbecue joint to run. Ferguson Glen is an Episcopal priest and fading literary star with a drinking problem and a past he’s running from. A.B. Clayton and Sammy Merzeti are two lost souls in need of love, understanding and […]

Lost Songs & Last Chances

April 2nd, 2015  |  by  |  published in Chris Ransick, New Releases, Poetry | Comments Off on Lost Songs & Last Chances

Lost Songs & Last Chances

This collection from Denver’s former poet laureate pulses with surprising turns and playful language. The book’s complex weave of individual, highly readable pieces collected into suites presents an invitation to the reader to absorb the book as greater than the sum of its parts. Tom Ferril’s Mandolin From these rooms, your notes would fall through […]

Red Canyon Falling on Churches

April 2nd, 2015  |  by  |  published in Juliana Aragón Fatula, New Releases, Poetry | 1 Comment »

Red Canyon Falling on Churches

Fatula uses a combination of nature, spirituality, myth, and ritual in this magical collection of poems. With no-holds-barred honesty, she shares her experiences of trying to escape the bonds of race and gender to prevail in an unjust world for a woman of color who writes. Praise for Fatula: “Juliana Aragón Fatula writes with craft […]

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