HOLDING A SÉANCE BY MYSELF
by Thomas Townsley
Thomas Townsley still has a restless imagination. . . . What surprises me is how, in a work that Invokes ghosts from the past, in a mode of retrospection, he can’t stop inventing. Out of the fragments he melds animal fables, parables, liturgies, ghost stories, dream visions, political debates, a séance or two, or that ancient reminiscence called ubi sunt, Latin for “Where are they now?”
– Ron Block, author of Dismal River and Dirty Shame Motel (Big River Press)
BIRDS OF WONDER
by Cynthia Robinson
Set among the hills and lakes of upstate New York and told in six vibrantly distinct voices, this complex and original narrative chronicles the rippling effects of a young girl’s death through a densely intertwined community. By turns funny, fierce, lyrical and horrifying, BIRDS OF WONDER probes family ties, the stresses that break them, and the pasts that never really let us go.
SCOTLAND AND THE HEBRIDES
by Robert M. Colley
This collection of stunning color images of Scotland’s glens, lochs, towns and cities is an American photographer’s homage to the beauty of his ancestral homeland.
WHAT ENTERS THE MOUTH
by Sarah Jefferis
“These are fearless poems–a reckoning of the violences of girlhood rendered with grit and clarity. What Enters the Mouth is a brave collection that wrestles with loss and pain, and strides beautifully into a power and wildness of womanhood that refuses to be contained.” – Ansel Elkins
ALASKAN: STORIES FROM THE GREAT LAND
by John Elvis Smelcer
Written over the course of a quarter century by one of Alaska’s best living writers, these two dozen stories embody the spirit of Alaska—stories based on history, headlines, and experience; stories about Alaska’s colliding cultures, its magnificent beauty, and its dangerously unforgiving environment. Must reading for Alaskans and anyone interested in, and brave enough to embrace, the Great Land. A perfect traveling companion!
by Alice K. Boatwright
In these three linked novellas, Boatwright explores the lasting effects of the Vietnam War on people living in its shadow – both those who fought and those who didn’t.
by Elizabeth Twiddy
Haunted by the surge and aftermath of eros, yet buoyed by an empathy for all she encounters, Twiddys’ poems are a fearless exploration of the noise and deafening silence that can surround our deepest loves.