New & Noteworthy Books

New Books from Independent &
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Posted on June 3, 2010

Beyond Katrina coverBeyond Katrina

A Meditation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast

Nonfiction by Natasha Trethewey

Univ of Georgia Press, September 2010

ISBN-13: 978-0-8203-3381-6

Paperback: 127pp; $22.95

A collection of essays, poems, and letters, chronicaling the effect of Hurricane Katrina on the Mississippi Gulf Coast //


The Evolutionary Revolution coverThe Evolutionary Revolution

Fiction by Lily Hoang

Les Figues Press, June 2010

ISBN-13: 978-1-934254-14-1

Paperback: 246pp; $15.00

A fabulist story of sense-making for the 21st century. A twining tale of freak shows and prophets, tract homes and impending doom.




From Old Notebooks coverFrom Old Notebooks

Poetry by Evan Lavender-Smith

BlazeVOX [books], 2010

ISBN-13: 978-1-935402-85-5

Paperback: 178pp; $16.00

From SPD: a memoir, a novel, a poem, an essay--a self-styled "memoivel"--which exemplifies how love of language and literature enriches our lives, and explores, often with great humor...


A Geography of Secrets coverA Geography of Secrets

Fiction by Frederick Reuss

Unbridled Books, September 2010

ISBN-13: 978-1-60953-000-6

Hardcover: 288pp; $25.95

Reuss examines the unavoidably covert nature of lives that make their circles through the District of Columbia. //


The Haunted House coverThe Haunted House

Poetry by Marisa Crawford

Switchback Books, April 2010

ISBN-13: 978-0-9786172-5-7

Paperback: 80pp; $14.00

Selected by Denise Duhamel for the 2008 Gatewood Prize //


A Life on Paper coverA Life On Paper

Fiction by Georges-Olivier Chateaureynaud

Small Beer Press, May 2010

ISBN-13: 978-1-931520-62-1

Paperback: 240pp; $22.00

Winner of the Prix Renaudot and the Bourse Goncourt


Portable Paradise coverParaiso Portatil / Portable Paradise

Fiction by Mario Bencastro

Arte Publico Press, March 2010

ISBN-13: 978-1-55885-516-8

Paperback: 240pp; $15.95

New bilingual collection shines a light on war, immigration, and poverty. //


Praying to the Black Cat coverPraying to the Black Cat

Poetry by Henry Israeli

Del Sol Press, May 2010

ISBN-13: 978-1934832-10-3

Paperback: 80; $14.95

Winner of the 2009 Del Sol Poetry Prize //



Rolling the Bones coverRolling the Bones

Poetry by Christopher Buckley

Univ of Tampa Press, April 2010

ISBN-13: 978-159732-064-1

Paperback: 104pp; $12.00

Winner of the $2,000 Tampa Review Prize for Poetry //


Safe from the Sea coverSafe From the Sea

Fiction by Peter Geye

Unbridled Books, October 2010

ISBN-13: 978-1-60953-008-2

Hardcover: 256pp; $28.95

In this debut novel set against the dramatic landscape of the Minnesota north shore, an estranged father and son attempt to reconcile 35 years after the father survived the tragic wreck of his Great Lakes ore boat.


Shahid Reads His Own Palm coverShahid Reads His Own Palm

Poetry by Reginald Dwayne Betts

Alice James Books, 2010

ISBN-13: 978-1-882295-81-4

Paperback: 66pp; $15.95

Winner of the 2009 Beatrice Hawley Award



The World in a Minute coverThe World in a Minute

Poetry by Gary Lenhart

Hanging Loose Press, August 2010

ISBN-13: 978-1-934909-12-6

Paperback: 58pp; $18.00

Lenhart's fourth collection of poetry. //



The Tiki King coverThe Tiki King

Fiction by Stacy Tintocalis

Ohio Univ Press / Swallow Press, September 2010

ISBN-13: 978-0-8040-1127-3

Paperback: 166pp; $18.95

These stories take us from a defunct women's shelter off a Missouri country road to the streets of low-income Hollywood, where her characters yearn for the love that is always just out of reach.


Translate into English coverTranslate Into English

Poetry by Don Cellini

Mayapple Press, 2010

ISBN-13: 978-0932412-911

Paperback: 63pp; $14.95

This new work is framed with grammatical instructions from a turn of the century Spanish lesson book. //


Under the Small Lights coverUnder the Small Lights

Fiction by John Cotter

Miami Univ Press, May 2010

ISBN-13: 978-1-4507-0091-7

Paperback: 189pp; $15.00

Experimental theater, the geography of Walden Pond, and the psychology of erotic thrillers converge in this lyrical, funny drama.


Wings without Birds coverWings Without Birds

Poetry by Brian Henry

Salt Publishing, May 2010

ISBN-13: 978-1-84471-748-4

Paperback: 69pp; $15.95

Wings Without Birds reconfigures the quotidian, making the everyday a site for innovation and investigation.


Women who live in Coffee Shops coverWomen Who Live in Coffee Shops

and Other Stories

Fiction by Stella Pope Duarte

Arte Publico Press, March 2010

ISBN-13: 978-1-55885-600-4

Paperback: 186pp; $15.95

Winner of the University of California's Chicano/Latino Literary Prize


New & Noteworthy Books

Full list of new & noteworthy books received


June 3, 2010


The Evolutionary Revolution, Lily Hoang, Les Figues Press

A Geography of Secrets, Frederick Reuss, Unbridled Books //

A Life On Paper, Georges-Olivier Chateaureynaud, Small Beer Press

The Name Partner, Carlos Cisneros, Arte Publico Press //

Paraiso Portatil / Portable Paradise, Mario Bencastro, Arte Publico Press //

Redemption in Indigo, Karen Lord, Small Beer Press //

Rendered Indivisible, Frank E. Dobson, Jr., Plain View Press //

Safe From the Sea, Peter Geye, Unbridled Books

Tears of the Mountain, John Addiego, Unbridled Books //

The Tiki King, Stacy Tintocalis, Ohio Univ Press / Swallow Press

Under the Small Lights, John Cotter, Miami Univ Press

When a Tree Falls, Beatriz Rivera, Arte Publico Press //

Women Who Live in Coffee Shops, Stella Pope Duarte, Arte Publico Press



Beyond Katrina, Natasha Trethewey, Univ of Georgia Press //

The Driftless Land, Kevin Koch, Southeast Missouri State Univ //



Almost Dark, Richard Terrill, Univ of Tampa Press //

Cyborgia, Susan Slaviero, Mayapple Press //

Falling Off the Bicycle Forever, Michael Rattee, Adastra Press

Fourth World, DM Gordon, Adastra Press //

From Old Notebooks, Evan Lavender-Smith, BlazeVOX [books]

Had Slaves, Catherine Sasanov, Firewheel Editions //

Harvesting All Night, Jane Hoogestraat, Finishing Line Press //

The Haunted House, Marisa Crawford, Switchback Books //

How to Catch a Falling Knife, Daniel Johnson, Alice James Books

Praying to the Black Cat, Henry Israeli, Del Sol Press //

Rolling the Bones, Christopher Buckley, Univ of Tampa Press //

Shahid Reads His Own Palm, Reginald Dwayne Betts, Alice James Books

She Ordered Ocean, Dora Malech, Waywiser Press //

The World in a Minute, Gary Lenhart, Hanging Loose Press //

Translate Into English, Don Cellini, Mayapple Press //

Wings Without Birds, Brian Henry, Salt Publishing

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