Karen Karbo is a very funny writer – from near slapstick to wry wit. Amazing.
Steven Gillis ... the 21st century heir to Saul Bellow, John Cheever, and Stanley Elkin.
What is the role of art in the world? And what is the responsibility of the artist? After the death of his wife, Michael Benchere, a well-respected sculptor and once-famous architect, looks for ways to redefine the meaning of his life through the purpose of his art. Determined to create a sculpture...
Megan Kruse is a young writer of raw and fearless talent.
This kind of novel is a devil to pull off…and Ms. Karbo has done her job brilliantly.
Reluctantly back home in L.A. after sixteen years in Africa, documentary filmmaker Mouse FitzHenry longs for the harsh, teeming jungle life her dark lens took in so lovingly. Wrenched stateside by a family emergency, with her longtime boyfriend/collaborator in tow, Mouse is instantly beleaguered by...
The Mary Smokes Boys is a gem. The writing is absolutely terrific and the characters distinct and deftly revealed. This story is a heart wrecker.
Intelligence, wit, generosity, love, wisdom, insight, humility, guts, heart-crushing truth and spirit-lifting grace—it’s all there in I Loved You More. This is Tom Spanbauer’s wrenching a
A truly remarkable book!
Dora is too much for Sigmund Freud but she’s just right for us – raunchy, sharp and so funny it hurts.
Ida needs a shrink; or so her philandering father thinks, and he sends her to a Seattle psychiatrist. Immediately wise to the head games of her new shrink, who she nicknames Siggy or Sig, Ida begins a coming-of-age journey. At the beginning of her therapy Ida, whose alter ego is Dora, and her small...
James Bernard Frost has given us the best novel, ever, about this strange underground world of misfits and heroes.
Scott Nadelson writes brilliantly.
…The sweep of Dr. Zhivago with the Heart of Darkness depth of Joseph Conrad – a staggeringly good book.
Little Green is tender and tough, equal parts grit and grace. It’s a riveting and unforgettable debut.
The brisk pace, flip tone, and confounding convictions of its 17th-century narrator make the novel feel contemporary.
A taut, brutal narrative … that comes to hypnotize, shimmering like the brilliant sun on the alfalfa fields.
Stunning. Coming of age is seldom registered as disarmingly as it is in Leaving Brooklyn.
Clown Girl is more than a great book. Clown Girl is its own reality.
In this darkly comic novel, Clown Girl lives in Baloneytown, a neighborhood so run down and penniless that drugs, balloon animals, and even rubber chickens contribute to the local currency. Against a backdrop of petty crime, Clown Girl struggles to find her place in the world of high art; she has...
Unlike any other recent American novel in the freshness of its approach and vision.
The stories in Scott Nadelson’s The Cantor’s Daughter seethe with psychological insight.
Poe Ballantine is a writer with a keen ear and a blistering wit.
A rich and ingenious novel that succeeds brilliantly.
A resplendent novel examining life in Seattle in the early 20th century.
Fascinating, humorous, and wise … it deserves its place on bookshelves along with other Northwest classics.
A beautifully written book. Impossible to put down.
…A substantial, serious, and intelligent contribution to contemporary Jewish American writing.
A wry and ergoty experience.
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