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THE GLASS CITY AND OTHER STORIES

a story collection from
Jen Knox

Winner of Prize Americana
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SHEILA BLACK (IRON, ARDENT): Jen Knox is a fearless writer. She can describe a Toledo community decimated by apocalyptic drought, a bakery in Nice during a terrorist attack, a surreal museum of living statues, and make every one of these things feel as real and intimate as your favorite worn-in flannel shirt. Acutely alert to the smallest moments that reveal character, her stories can give you a whole life in a few short paragraphs, laid bare in all its sorrow, glory, and restless longing. She can work dialogue, twist a plot, make you laugh out loud, and then break your heart. The Glass City speaks to the America of now as urgently as Sinclair Lewis or Theodore Dreiser did in their day, but with a touch of magic that only makes the reality beneath that much more haunting.

 

 



THE AVANT GARDE OF WESTERN CIV

a memoir from
David Holdridge

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Phil Karber, travel writer, POSTMARKS FROM A POLITICAL TRAVELER: “David Holdridge’s AVANT GARDE OF WESTERN CIV pulls no punches in taking on the charity industry and foreign policy pundits. For over four decades, he and his family have experienced fully the social and political realities of the world's conflict zones, natural disasters, famines and crises. Starting as a young infantry lieutenant who was gut shot in Vietnam, he has since taken on countless missions as a humanitarian aid worker into hotspots such as Eritrea, Sierra Leone, Lebanon, Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq, Gaza and Haiti. This foot soldier’s evocative story, in equal parts, exposes a flawed approach to soft power and expands our understanding of ‘right relations.’”

 

 

 

 

MALCONTENT

poems from
Jenn Blair

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William Woolfitt, author of CHARLES OF THE DESERT: In Jenn Blair’s compassionate and visionary and disquieting debut collection, men and women of the 19th century and beyond give witness to personal hardships and the larger tragedies of American history. Here are a naturalist and a scrimshaw carver, an archaeologist and an astronomer, soldiers and tourists, parents and children who tune in and ponder the wide world, who gather up “the wisdom of both yesterday and tomorrow.” Wide-ranging and insightful, this book sings for us “the dark / ancient song we dash our / hearts on.”

 

 

 

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Exiles and Expatriates
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The Mares of Lenin Park
A Novel from Agustin D. Martinez

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Curiosity Killed the Sphinx and Other Stories
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So Bravely Vegetative, Stories
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Dangerous Acts Starring Unstable Elements
Poems from Howie Good

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Untended Garden
Poems from Grant Hier

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Americana
Poems from Rich Murphy

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A Child Turns Back to Wave: Poetry of Lost Places
Poems from Peter Neil Carroll

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The Mysteries of Fishing and Flight
Poems from Jacqueline K. Powers

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Danke Schoen
Poems from Alexandria Ashford

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Lovesick
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A Little North of Hollywood
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