New & Noteworthy Books

New Books from Independent &
University Presses

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Posted on July 1, 2010

Adam Robinson and Other Poems coverAdam Robinson and Other Poems

Poetry by Adam Robinson

Narrow House, March 2010

ISBN-13: 978-0-9793901-3-5

Paperback: 77pp; $14.00

Robinson's first book. It is based on a collection of biographical poems on subjects such as Koerkagaard, Mike Schmidt, Black Diamond, Xanana Gusmao, Helene Cixous, and Robinson's grandmother.


Bound Like Grass coverBound Like Grass

A Memoir from the Western High Plains

Nonfiction by Ruth McLaughlin

Univ of Oklahoma Press, October 2010

ISBN-13: 978-0-8061-4137-4

Hardcover: 200pp; $24.95

In unvarnished prose, McLaughlin reveals the costs of homesteading on such unforgiving land, including emotional impoverishment and a necessary thrift bordering on deprivation. //


Dunstan Thompson coverDunstan Thompson

On the Life & Work of a Lost American Master

Ed. D.A. Powell, Kevin Prufer

Pleiades Press, June 2010

ISBN-13: 978-0-9641454-1-2

Paperback: 183pp; $12.99

The first in Pleiades Press's Unsung Masters Series


Hart's Grove coverHart's Grove

Fiction by Dennis McFadden

Colgate University Press, June 2010

ISBN-13: 978-0-912568-20-1

Paperback: 200pp; $17.95

These ten tales planted in the small, hilly town of Hart's Grove, Pennsylvania, provide a glimpse of ordinary people going about the extraordinary business of living day to day... //


Kids of the Black Hole coverKids of the Black Hole

Punk Rock in Postsuburban California

Nonfiction by Dewar MacLeod

Univ of Oklahoma Press, November 2010

ISBN-13: 978-0-8061-4041-4

Paperback: 240pp; $19.95

This book explores how, in the land of the Beach Boys, punk rock took hold.


Panopticon coverPanopticon

Fiction by David Bajo

Unbridled Books, October 2010

ISBN-13: 978-1-60953-002-0

Hardcover: 335pp; $25.95

A novel of dreamlike appearances and almost supernatural memories, a world of hidden watchers that evokes the dark recognition of just how little we can protect even our most private moments.


The Return coverThe Return

Fiction by Roberto Bolano

New Directions Books, July 2010

ISBN-13: 978-0-8112-1715-6

Hardcover: 224pp; $23.95

Contains thirteen stories.



There is no Other coverThere Is No Other

Fiction by Jonathan Papernick

Exile Editions, September 2010

ISBN-13: 978-1550961386

Paperback: 184pp; $17.95

Nine tender and darkly humorous short stories. //



Tongue coverTongue

Poetry by Rachel Contreni Flynn

Red Hen Press, April 2010

ISBN-13: 978-1-59709-475-7

Paperback: 89pp; $18.95

Winner of the 2008 Benjamin Saltman Award



Water the Moon coverWater the Moon

Poetry by Fiona Sze-Lorrain

Marick Press, February 2010

ISBN-13: 978-1-934-851-12-8

Paperback: 78pp; $14.95

A dynamic blend of Western and Asian sensuality and heritage, this debut collection carries the voice of a polyglot whose cross-cultural experiences in exile embrace the world with a penetrating eye and illuminating wit


When You Say One Thing but Mean Your Mother coverWhen You Say One Thing
But Mean Your Mother

Poetry by Melissa Broder

Ampersand Books, February 2010

ISBN-13: 978-0-9841025-4-9

Paperback: 88pp; $13.95

First book of poetry from Melissa Broder, Chief Editor of La Petite Zine.


The Widow coverThe Widow

Chapbook by Suzanne Burns

Night Bomb Press, 2010

ISBN-13: 978-0-9840842-3-4

Chapbook: $5.00

Collection of prose poems from the author of Misfits and Other Heroes


New & Noteworthy Books

Full list of new & noteworthy books received


July 1, 2010


The Widow, Suzanne Burns, Night Bomb Press



Dunstan Thompson, Ed. D.A. Powell, Kevin Prufer, Pleiades Press



First of State, Robert Greer, North Atlantic Books //

From A Broken Bottle Traces of Perfume Still Emanate, Nathaniel Mackey, New Directions Books //

Hart's Grove, Dennis McFadden, Colgate University Press //

If You Live in a Small House, Sandra Park, Mutual Publishing //

News From Home, Sefi Atta, Interlink Publishing Group //

Panopticon, David Bajo, Unbridled Books

The Return, Roberto Bolano, New Directions Books

There Is No Other, Jonathan Papernick, Exile Editions //

We Are Never As We Are Now, Adam Gallari, Ampersand Books //



Bound Like Grass, Ruth McLaughlin, Univ of Oklahoma Press //

Kids of the Black Hole, Dewar MacLeod, Univ of Oklahoma Press



Adam Robinson and Other Poems, Adam Robinson, Narrow House

Crow Mercies, Penelope Schambly Schott, Calyx Books //

Like Happiness, Michael Hettich, Anhinga Press //

Preacher's Blues, Benjamin S. Lowenkron, Ampersand Books //

Tongue, Rachel Contreni Flynn, Red Hen Press

Water the Moon, Fiona Sze-Lorrain, Marick Press

When You Say One Thing But Mean Your Mother, Melissa Broder, Ampersand Books

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