Books

Our titles have been named to NPR’s Best Books of the Year, have been selected to the Great Group Reads list, and have been winners and finalists for the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing, the International Latino Book Award, the CLMP Firecracker Award, the Thurber Prize, and the INDIES.


Teresa Milbrodt, Instances of Head-Switching

Short story collection focusing on themes of embodiment, disability, and economic insecurity.


Stephanie Allen, Tonic and Balm

In 1919 a traveling medicine show, featuring both Black and white performers, reels in rural audiences with variety acts and patent-medicine flimflam. Shortlisted for the 2020 Saroyan Prize. Finalist, CLMP Firecracker Award. A Great Group Reads selection for 2019.


Kirsten Imani Kasai, The House of Erzulie

Novel of obsessions, racial guilt, and family secrets on an 1850s Louisiana plantation. Editors’ Choice, Historical Novels Review.


Yi Shun Lai, Not a Self-Help Book: The Misadventures of Marty Wu

Marty Wu, compulsive reader of advice manuals, ricochets between a stressful job in New York and the warmth of extended family in Taiwan. Semi-Finalist, 2017 Thurber Prize for American Humor.


Vanessa Garcia, White Light

A young Cuban-American artist distills her grief, rage, and love onto the canvas. An NPR Best Book of 2015. First Prize, 2016 International Latino Book Awards.


Robin Parks, Egg Heaven: Stories

Lyrical tales of diner waitresses and their customers, living the un-glamorous life in Southern California.


Lynn Kanter, Her Own Vietnam

Decades after serving as a U.S. Army nurse in Vietnam, a woman confronts buried wartime memories and unresolved family issues. Silver Award, INDIEFAB Book of the Year, War & Military Fiction.


The Female Complaint: Tales of Unruly Women

Short story anthology featuring nonconformists, troublemakers, and other indomitable women. Edited by Rosalie Morales Kearns. Finalist, INDIEFAB Book of the Year.


Mary A. Hood, All the Spectral Fractures

New and collected poems by the microbiologist/naturalist/poet.

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