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The Butterfly Girl

by Rene Denfeld

The Butterfly Girl is a riveting novel that ripples with truth, exploring the depths of love and sacrifice in the face of a past that cannot be left dead and buried. A year ago, Naomi, the investigator with...

The Dutch House

by Ann Patchett

Ann Patchett, the New York Times bestselling author of Commonwealth and State of Wonder, returns with her most powerful novel to date: a richly moving story that explores the indelible bond between two siblings,...

Invisible as Air

by Zoe Fishman

A provocative and timely new novel by the author of Inheriting Edith, one that will haunt you long after the final page is turned…

Sylvie Snow knows the pressures of expectations: a woman is supposed to work...

On Division

by Goldie Goldbloom

“A novel of wisdom and uncertainty, of love in its greater and lesser forms, and of the struggle between how it should be and how it is. It is impossible not to be moved.”

—Amy Bloom, author of White Houses...

Ghost Dance

by Carole Maso

"Although author Carole Maso follows the contours of fiction, style is everything in Ghost Dance, a strangely lovely and perplexing book . . . she has a fine ear and her literary gift is impressive." —San...

A Mistake

by Carl Shuker

In medicine, a single mistake in an otherwise spotless career can determine the rest of your life—even if the mistake was not your own.

Elizabeth is a gifted surgeon—the only female consultant at her hospital....

Arctic Smoke

by Randy Nikkel Schroeder

On the eve of his thirtieth birthday, aging punk Lor Kowalski is unsure of his sanity. He is haunted by hallucinogens and harbingers, strung out on broken stories that he cannot piece together into a lucid whole....

The Nobodies

by Liza Palmer

“Liza Palmer's voice is fresh, exciting, and necessary. She's a must-read author.” —Taylor Jenkins Reid, author of Daisy Jones & the Six

Charmingly candid, hilarious, and deeply moving, The Nobodies is...

The Divers' Game

by Jesse Ball

From the inimitable mind of award-winning author Jesse Ball, a novel about an unsettlingly familiar society that has renounced the concept of equality—and the devastating consequences of unmitigated power


Three Flames

by Alan Lightman

  • A New York Times bestselling writer joins the Counterpoint list with this brief and extraordinary new novel. Both commercial and literary in execution, Three Flames will remind readers of Joan Silber, Ann Patchett,...

  • Small Silent Things

    by Robin Page

    A lyrical, haunting debut that explores the power of parenthood, identity, lust, and the legacy of trauma, as the lives of two neighbors are upended by ghosts from their past lives.

    When the news of her mother’s...

    The Glass Woman

    by Caroline Lea

    “A perfect, gripping winter read. I loved it.” —Sophie Mackintosh, Man Booker longlisted author of The Water Cure

    “Memorable and compelling. A novel about what haunts us—and what should.” —Sarah...

    After the Flood

    by Kassandra Montag

    An unforgettable, inventive, and riveting epic saga with the literary force and evocative imagination of Station Eleven, Zone One, and The Road, that signals the arrival of an extraordinary new talent.

    A little...


    by Nell Zink

    A Recommended Book of 2019 from Vulture and Esquire

    Pam, Daniel, and Joe might be the worst punk band on the Lower East Side. Struggling to scrape together enough cash and musical talent to make it, they are...


    by Susan Steinberg

    A haunting story of guilt and blame in the wake of a drowning, the first novel by the author of Spectacle

    Susan Steinberg’s first novel, Machine, is a dazzling and innovative leap forward for a writer whose...

    The Nine

    by Jeanne McWilliams Blasberg

    • As of 2018, there isn’t a top-tier New England boarding school that’s come away unscathed by scandals involving pornography, sexual assault, rape, and misconduct. Teachers and adults in authority have...

    Things You Save in a Fire

    by Katherine Center





    “Center gives readers a sharp and witty exploration of love...

    Hard Mouth

    by Amanda Goldblatt

  • Counterpoint is proud to publishing the debut novel by this brilliant 2018 National Endowment for the Arts Creative Fellow, Amanda Goldblatt
  • Written with the sheer wit and exuberance of Nell Zink and the hypnotic...

  • Shrug

    by Lisa Braver Moss

    • In the US, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner—which equates to more than 10 million women and men per year. Children who witness domestic violence in their homes are...

    The Land of Last Chances

    by Joan Cohen

    • In 2017, women held 51.6% of all management, professional, and related occupations, and 44% of the subcategory management, business and financial operations occupations (Bureau of Labor Statistics, December...