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Out of Work

by Greg Mulcahy

Stories of the downtrodden 90's written with both authority and language and structure that are uncommon.

My Life as a Mermaid, and Other Stories

by Jen Grow

This debut collection stares down the dark side of what it means to live ‘happily ever after.’ The characters — among them, a suburban wife, an alcoholic mother, two homeless men, and an injured veteran...

Gun, Needle, Spoon

by Patrick O'Neil

This memoir follows a punk rock pioneer on his slide into drug abuse and life as as an armed robber, all the way through life in recovery and what it's like to look back on those times, knowing all the while...

Highway Trade and Other Stories

by John Domini

A collection of stories set in Oregon’s Willamette Valley—many of the protagonists having moved west to start their lives anew.PRAISE“Streetwise and pain-acquainted, John Domini’s new story-collection...

The Orange Suitcase

by Joseph Riippi

In the thirty-four stories filling The Orange Suitcase, Joseph Riippi packs an intimate and powerful portrait of a young man's life. From a childhood spent snipering neighbors with BB guns, to adulthood grasping...

Spanking the Maid

by Robert Coover

Written early in Coover's illustrious career, Spanking the Maid is an impeccable and spellbinding novel about a master, his maid, and the irresistible ritual that binds them. A bedroom and a bathroom are the...

The Brunist Day of Wrath

by Robert Coover

The sequel to Coover's award-winning The Origin of the Brunists, takes a look at religion, cults, myths, and how small towns relying on slowly dying businesses mesh together with an amazing cast of characters,...

The House of Breath

by Reginald Gibbons & William Goyen

Goyen passes on traditional conventions of plot and character. The House of Breath is an address to the people and places the narrator remembers from his childhood in small Texas town, Charity. The novel is...

A Drink Called Paradise

by Terese Svoboda

When a copywriter is stranded on a small island in the Pacific after helping a soft drink commercial shoot, she uncovers a terrible secret that eventually drives her to the brink of insanity. Svoboda's stunning...

Ghost Town

by Robert Coover

A nameless rider plods through the desert toward a dusty Western town shimmering on the horizon. In his latest novel, Robert Coover has taken the familiar form of the Western and turned it inside out. The lonesome...

Make Me Work

by Ralph Lombreglia

Short stories by the author of Men Under Water show thoughtful, conflicted protagonists pushing for balance in their personal relationships and finding hints of meaning in the acutely perceived oddities of...

Six Figures

by Fred Leebron

A disturbing novel of domestic unease, part thriller and part psychological drama, from a young American writer of exceptional talent

Break Every Rule

by Carole Maso

In this groundbreaking work of ecstatic criticism, Carole Maso shows why she has risen, over the past fifteen years, as one of the brightest stars in the literary firmament. Ever refusing to be marginalized...

Alison's Automotive Repair Manual

by Brad Barkley

A widow in her mid-thirties, Alison has been mourning for two years. Now living in small town West Virginia with her sister Sarah and brother-in-law Bill, Alison is unable to move on with her life. Finally,...

On the Night Plain

by John Lennon

On the Night Plain explores the complications of love and work; loyalty to family, the land, and one’s own desires; and the nature of solitude. This story about a man who reluctantly accepts his birthright...

The Maggot People

by Henning Koch

After inheriting a home there, a young man in the south of France meets a woman and falls in love with her, despite her protestations that he will soon turn into a "maggot person"--a human skin stuffed with...


by Stephen Dixon

In the ten stories that comprise Friends, Dixon writes with his unusual flair, wit, and gentle irony. Through Will and Magna, characters he first introduced in his first collection Time To Go, Dixon offers many...

All Gone

by Stephen Dixon

A collection of 18 short stories by a "very skillful storyteller (whose) grasp of the life of ordinary American city dwellers is such that he can shape it dramatically to meet the demands of his far from ordinary...

The Clay That Breathes

by Catherine Browder

In this collection of six short stories and a novella, Browder explores the cross-cultural displacement of Americans in Asia and of Asians in America. Whether the immigrants are Asian or American, Browder captures...

Anthracite Country

by Jay Parini

poems on coal mining and the hard coal region of Pennsylvania