New & Noteworthy Books

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Posted on September 30, 2010


Aurorarama coverAurorarama

Fiction by Jean-Christophe Valtat

Melville House Pub, August 2010

ISBN-13: 978-1-935554-13-4

Hardcover: 409pp; $25.95

Valtat fuses an astonishing array of interests--the occult, pop music, mysticism, Victorian technology, the history of Arctic exploration, hypnosis, and erotica--into a "steampunk" adventure story. //


Greetings from Below coverGreetings from Below

Fiction by David Philip Mullins

Sarabande Books, January 2011

ISBN-13: 978-1-932511-88-8

Paperback: 184pp; $15.95

Winner of the 2009 Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction, selected by David Means.


An Invisible Rope coverAn Invisible Rope

Portraits of Czeslaw Milosz

Ed. Cynthia L. Haven

Ohio Univ Press / Swallow Press, November 2010

ISBN-13: 978-0-8040-1133-4

Paperback: 296pp; $26.95

This book presents a collection of remembrances of Czeslaw Milosz from his colleagues, his students, and his fellow writers and poets in American and Poland.


Letters from the Emily Dickinson Room coverLetters from the Emily Dickinson Room

Poetry by Kelli Russell Agodon

White Pine Press, November 2010

ISBN-13: 978-1-935210-15-3

Paperback: 96pp; $16.00

Winner of the White Pine Poetry Prize, judged by Pulitzer Prize Winner, Carl Dennis.


The Orphan Rescue coverThe Orphan Rescue

Children's/YA Fiction by Anne Dublin

Second Story Press, September 2010

ISBN-13: 978-1-897187-81-4

Paperback: 124pp; $8.95

The story of a young girl in pre-WWII Europe whose courage saves her little brother from a dangerous factory where he has been sent to work.


Pleasure coverPleasure

Poetry by Brian Teare

Ahsahta Press, September 2010

ISBN-13: 978-1-934103-16-6

Paperback: 88pp; $17.50

A lover lost to AIDS compels an elegy that encompasses both real and idealized worlds. //


War & Love, Love & War coverWar & Love, Love & War

Poetry by Aharon Shabtai

New Directions Books, September 2010

ISBN-13: 978-0-8112-1890-0

Paperback: 175pp; $15.95

A poetic autobiography of one of Israel's living literary masters.


Witness coverWitness

Nonfiction by Curtis Smith

sunnyoutside, December 2010

ISBN-13: 978-1-934513-28-6

Paperback: 150pp; $18.00

In this collection of eighteen essays, Curtis Smith offers one man's perspective on birth and death, tattoos and Halloween, freshman psych and children's literature.


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September 30, 2010

Children's/YA Fiction

Baxter, the Pig Who Wanted to be Kosher, Laurel Snyder, Tricycle Press

Grandpa's Magic Tortilla, Demetria Martinez, Rosalee Montoya-Read, Univ of New Mexico Press //

The Orphan Rescue, Anne Dublin, Second Story Press

The Risen Horse, Karen Taschek, Univ of New Mexico Press //



Aurorarama, Jean-Christophe Valtat, Melville House Pub //

The Cosmopolitans, Nadia Kalman, Livingston Press

Greetings from Below, David Philip Mullins, Sarabande Books

Look! Look! Feathers, Mike Young, Word Riot Press

Out of the Mountains, Meredith Sue Willis, Ohio Univ Press / Swallow Press

Up From the Blue, Susan Henderson, HarperCollins



Dear Sandy, Hello, Ted Berrigan, Coffee House Press

An Invisible Rope, Ed. Cynthia L. Haven, Ohio Univ Press / Swallow Press

Witness, Curtis Smith, Sunnyoutside



Adamantine, Shin Yu Pai, White Pine Press

Elements, Deborah Poe, Stockport Flats //

Iteration Nets, Karla Kelsey, Ahsahta Press //

Letters from the Emily Dickinson Room, Kelli Russell Agodon, White Pine Press

Pleasure, Brian Teare, Ahsahta Press //

Present Tense, Anna Rabinowitz, Omnidawn Publishing

torch song tango choir, Julie Sophia Paegle, Univ of Arizona Press //

War & Love, Love & War, Aharon Shabtai, New Directions Books

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