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Posted on August 6, 2009

Pushing the Bear coverPushing the Bear

After the Trail of Tears

Novel by Diane Glancy

University of Oklahoma Press, October 2009

ISBN-10: 0806140690

ISBN-13: 978-0806140698

Paperback: 176pp; $14.95

From back cover: In this sequel to [. . . ] Pushing the Bear: A Novel of the Trail of Tears, Diane Glancy continues the tale of Cherokee brothers [. . .] and their families and follows their travails in Indian Territory as they attempt to build cabins, raise crops, and adjust to new realities.


An Angle of Vision coverAn Angle of Vision

Women Writers on Their Poor and
Working-Class Roots

Ed. Lorraine M. Lopez

University of Michigan Press, November 2009

ISBN-10: 0472050788

ISBN-13: 978-0472050789

Paperback: 216pp; $22.95

From back cover: This volume brings together personal essays and memoir by a diverse group of gifted authors united by their poor or working-class origins.


Geometry of Dreams coverGeometry of Dreams

Poetry by Barbara Nightingale

WordTech Editions, May 2009

ISBN-10: 1934999563

ISBN-13: 978-1934999561

Paperback: 100pp; $18.00

From back cover: These poems of love and loss do not recognize a dichotomy between feeling and intellect, and the result is poems charged with soft music and hard truth.

YA Fiction by Liane Shaw

Second Story Press, September 2009

ISBN-10: 1897187629

ISBN-13: 978-1897187623

Paperback: 216pp; $11.95

From back cover: Seventeen-year-old Maddie has always felt a hole in her life, but she has finally found a way to fill it with her quest to mold her body into her idea, thinnest shape. When she comes across thee world of "thinspiration" websites, where young people encourage each other in their mission to lose weight, she quickly becomes addicted.


The Morganza, 1967 coverThe Morganza, 1967

Life in a Legendary Reform School

Memoir by David E. Stuart

University of New Mexico Press, September 2009

ISBN-10: 0826346413

ISBN-13: 978-0826346414

Paperback: 256pp; $21.95

From back cover: Fresh out of college, David Stuart put of graduate school to take a job close to his West Virginia home as a counselor at the Youth Development Center at Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. [. . . ] Confronted with the glaring shortcomings of the reform school's methods of rehabilitation, Stuart irritated the bureaucracy, advocating for detainees whose only crimes were a lack of education and belonging to the wrong race or economic class.


New & Noteworthy Books

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August 6, 2009


Bear Country, Dana Sonnenschein (NFSPS) 

Geometry of Dreams, Barbara Nightingale (WordTech Editions) 

Last Call at the Tin Palace, Paul Pines (Marsh Hawk Press) 

Lightning Forest, Lava Root, Erica Maria Litz (Plain View Press) 

Night Sweat, Nathan Leslie (Hamilton Stone Editions) 

Stupid Hope, Jason Shinder (Graywolf Press) 

Under What Stars, Ryan Davidson (Ampersand Books) 



All that Work and still no Boys, Kathryn Ma (University of Iowa Press) 

The Annotated Nose, Marc Estrin (Unbridled Books) 

The Choir Boats, Daniel A. Rabuzzi (ChiZine Publications) 

Do Something, Joseph Riippi (Ampersand Books) 

How to Leave Hialeah, Jennine Capo Crucet (University of Iowa Press) 

The Journal of Antonio Montoya, Rick Collignon (Unbridled Books)

Pushing the Bear, Diane Glancy (University of Oklahoma Press) 

Putrefaction Live, Warren Perkins (University of New Mexico Press)



An Angle of Vision, Ed. Lorraine M. Lopez (University of Michigan Press)



The Dog who Loved Tortillas, Benjamin Alire Saenz (Cinco Puntos Press)

Rattling Chains and Other Stories for Children, Masario Garcia (Pinata Books)

A So-Called Vacation, Genaro Gonzalez (Pinata Books), Liane Shaw (Second Story Press) 



The Morganza, 1967, David E. Stuart (University of New Mexico Press) 

On Poets & Poetry, William H. Pritchard (Swallow Press)