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Bookshelf

We are pleased to offer this selection of noteworthy books, many of which are by authors whose work appears in this journal.

Books are listed under each issue in alpha order by author’s last name, and include links to publishers. Click on cover images for details as well.

Our library can be browsed three ways: by Issue, by Author Name, and by Book Title.

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Bookshelf   ::   SHJ:16   ::   Spring 2017

Cover photo of State of Grace: The Joshua Elegies, by Alexis Rhone Fancher

State of Grace: The Joshua Elegies

Poems by Alexis Rhone Fancher

• Published by KYSO Flash Press (October 2015)

Available from Amazon

Read a poem from the book...

• “A magnificent testament to the resilience of the human spirit.”

—Jack Grapes, author of The Naked Eye and All the Sad Angels

• “These poems reach out and pull the reader into an embrace of not only understanding and sympathy, but of knowledge in how, and in some cases how not, to offer comfort in such a heartrending circumstance. It would be remiss though, to overlook Fancher’s adept abilities with the mechanics of poetry. This collection shines with the brilliance of craft.”

—Ellaraine Lockie, award-winning poet, nonfiction author, and educator

 

Cover of The Fifth Eye, by Roisin McLean

The Fifth Eye: A Collection of Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

Featured Author in SHJ:16

• Published by Serving House Books (December 2016)

Read a story from the book...

• “The twofold nature of hermaphrodites; a Marine’s ‘piercing’ attempt to cope with PTSD; the anticipated destruction Hurricane Sandy will bring to America’s east coast; the leftover life that breast cancer creates for an afflicted woman trying to cope with an uncertain future; the confusing mystifications of love versus simple desire—are but a few compelling subjects found in Roisin McLean’s The Fifth Eye, an illuminating story collection displaying a dazzling, virtuoso style of writing full of unique images and observations that are at times not only gorgeously humorous but also ironically crushing.”

—Duff Brenna, award-winning author of six novels and Founding Editor of Serving House Journal

• “...As a tone painting, as well as an artwork painted with words, the final story ‘Galatea’ offers a mind-bending, multimedia experience of the complex relationship between two artists and the workings of their minds. [The Fifth Eye] is not a linked story collection, yet some settings, subjects, phrases, styles, and themes weave throughout the collection, bringing to each stand-alone story a broad resonance and perspective.”

—Serving House Books

 

Cover of PrimeTime, by David Memmott

PrimeTime

A Novel by David Memmott

Featured Artist in SHJ:16

• Published by Wordcraft of Oregon (2007)

• Read an excerpt, The Dream Machine, in Contemporary World Literature (Issue 6, March 2011)

• “...it’s not easy to lift sci-fi to the level of literature, but Memmott has done it in brilliant fashion in PrimeTime. [...]a work that imagines a world so completely absorbed in science, so smothered in technology, that the boundaries of what is real and what is virtual reality are blurred beyond recognition. The year is 2031 and science has created multiple layers of consciousness and states of being that can be bought, adopted, used and discarded at will. Drugs can give you any mood you desire; holograms can fashion whatever surroundings you wish to imagine; genetic manipulation can keep you young, vibrant, sexually vigorous, ambitious, or tranquil. You can even be ‘resurrected’ if you have resurrection insurance....”

—Duff Brenna, from his review in SHJ:16

• “Memmott is intent on examining deep epistemological and ontological issues concerning the way humanity fashions its own reality, but he embeds his questions in a captivating thriller.... This is philosophic SF at its best.”

—Paul Di Filippo, in “On Books,” Asimov’s Science Fiction magazine (July 2008)

 

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Bookshelf   ::   SHJ:15   ::   Fall 2016

Cover photo of The Pleasures of Language, by Sterling K. Eisiminger

The Pleasures of Language

Nonfiction by Sterling K. (Skip) Eisiminger

• Published by Serving House Books (December 2016)

• “With seriously funny humor, profound insight and a vast accumulation of knowledge about ‘words, words, words’ (their origins and flexibilities), Eisiminger creates a world-class collection of beguiling essays investigating ‘the richness (and rankness) of our language and the endless variations we weave with the muscles of our mouths [which] never grow tired of studying it.’ From ‘Acronym Abuse’ to ‘Advertising Hullabaloo’ to ‘The Language of Sex’ or the definitions of ‘Tautologies,’ The Pleasures of Language frames what is, in effect, a cornucopia of word-spinning meditations exploring the inexhaustible and continually evolving nature of human discourse.”

—Duff Brenna, award-winning author of six novels and Founding Editor of Serving House Journal

 

Cover of The Eagle Mutiny by Richard Linnett and Roberto Loiederman

The Eagle Mutiny

Nonfiction by Richard Linnett and Roberto Loiderman

Featured Retrospective in SHJ:15

• Published by Naval Institute Press (2001)

Available from Amazon

Kindle (July 2015) and Nook (August 2015) ebooks, with updated info about what happened to mutineer Clyde McKay

• “A tale worthy of Conrad that reads like a Hollywood classic. The Eagle Mutiny resolves [an] historic mystery while mapping the mysteries of good and evil that fill ordinary men’s souls.”

—T. D. Allman, author of Unmanifest Destiny

• “A gripping, interwoven tale. A surreal story of protest and piracy that climaxes in the never-to-grow-up county of dreams and nightmares...the big C—Cambodia.”

—Tim Page, combat photographer and author of Derailed in Uncle Ho’s Victory Garden

 

Cover of Beneath the Coyote Hills by William Luvaas

Beneath the Coyote Hills

A Novel by William Luvaas

Featured Author in SHJ:15

• Published by Spuyten Duyvil Press (2016)

Read an excerpt from the book...

• “Beneath the Coyote Hills reveals a brilliant writer confronting a vast number of small and large issues that are twisting and tainting our lives in ways most of us cannot comprehend or even imagine. In Tommy Aristophanos, Luvaas has invented the perfect partner to utter what appear to be his own prophetic visions about a future that seems, at this point, not only troubling, but quite possibly inescapable as well.”

—Duff Brenna, from his review in SHJ:15

• Also reviewed in SHJ:16 by Clare MacQueen

 

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Bookshelf   ::   SHJ:14   ::   Spring 2016

Cover photo of Steve Kowit: This Unspeakably Marvelous Life

Steve Kowit: This Unspeakably Marvelous Life

An Anthology Edited by Duff Brenna, Walter Cummins, Clare MacQueen, and R. A. Rycraft

• Published by Serving House Books (2015)

Featured Poet in SHJ:12

Read excerpts from the book...

• “Four editors and numerous poets and essayists pool their understanding of and admiration for a brilliant poet / essayist / teacher / animal-rights advocate / political activist and self-proclaimed ‘all-around no good troublemaker’ who died April 2, 2015..... The contributors to this collection have created an anthology that is also something of a biography, encomium, accolade, homage, and love-song for a master who deeply touched their lives and, in many cases, changed their art—always for the better, they say again and again in their acknowledgments.”

—Serving House Books

 

Cover photo of Plainsong, a novel by Kent Haruf

Plainsong

A Novel by Kent Haruf

Featured Retrospective in SHJ:14

• Published by Alfred A. Knopf (1999)

Also available from Amazon

• “...Plainsong is nothing short of a revelation. I don’t expect to read a better novel this year. Or next, for that matter.”

—Richard Russo, Pulitzer-Prize-winning novelist, screenwriter, and author of ten books including Empire Falls

• “Spare and beautifully effective.... A style as natural and unassuming as the world it describes.”

—National Public Radio

• “...a moving look at our capacity for both pointless cruelty and simple decency.”

Newsweek

 

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Bookshelf   ::   SHJ:13   ::   Fall 2015

2011 edition
Cover photo of The Martyred, by Richard E. Kim

1964 edition
Cover photo of The Martyred, 1964 edition, by Richard E. Kim

The Martyred

A Novel by Richard E. Kim

Featured Retrospective in SHJ:13

• Re-issued by Penguin Classics (2011)

Also available from Amazon

Reviewed by Walter Cummins in SHJ:13

• “...Mr. Kim’s book stands out as one written in the great moral and psychological tradition of Job, Dostoevsky, and Albert Camus, to whose memory The Martyred is dedicated. It is a magnificent achievement, and it will last.”

—Chad Walsh, Another War Raged Within, The New York Times (16 February 1964)

• “During the early weeks of the Korean War, Captain Lee, a young South Korean officer, is ordered to investigate the kidnapping and mass murder of North Korean ministers by Communist forces. For propaganda purposes, the priests are declared martyrs, but as he delves into the crime, Lee finds himself asking: What if they were not martyrs? What if they renounced their faith in the face of death, failing both God and country? Should the people be fed this lie? Part thriller, part mystery, part existential treatise, The Martyred is a stunning meditation on truth, religion, and faith in times of crisis.”

—Penguin Group LLC (2011)

 

Cover photo of Cherish, by Steve Kowit

Cherish: New and Selected Poems

By Steve Kowit

Featured Poet in SHJ:12

• Published by University of Tampa Press (2015)

Official Release Announcement

Read a poem from the book...

Steve Kowit reads his poem “Cherish”

• “How fine to have in our hands...the lucid, voluptuous, exuberant poems of Steve Kowit.”

—Dorianne Laux, author of five poetry collections and co-author of the celebrated text The Poet’s Companion: A Guide to the Pleasures of Writing Poetry

 

Cover photo of Flying Home, stories by David Nicholson

Flying Home: Seven Stories of the Secret City

By David Nicholson

Featured Author in SHJ:13

• Published by Paycock Press (2015)

Available from Amazon

Read an excerpt from the book...

• “...evocative and potent fiction debut.... unhurried and assured prose, with sentences that can, when called for, become flowing, full of eddies and swirls. Dizzy Gillespie once said that it took him a lifetime to learn what not to play, and I believe Nicholson heard him and has also done that very thing.”

—Daniel Woodrell, author of Winter’s Bone and The Maid’s Version

 

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Bookshelf   ::   SHJ:12   ::   Spring 2015

Cover photo of In the Palm of Your Hand by Steve Kowit

In the Palm of Your Hand: The Poet’s Portable Workshop

By Steve Kowit

Featured Poet in SHJ:12

• Published by Tilbury House Publishers (2003)

Also available from Amazon

• “An illuminating and invaluable guide for beginners wary of modern poetry, as well as for more advanced students who want to sharpen their craft and write poems that expand their technical skills, excite their imaginations, and engage their deepest memories and concerns. Ideal for teachers who have been searching for a way to inspire students with a love for writing—and reading—contemporary poetry, this book is used in high schools, colleges, universities, and writing workshops across the country.”

—Tilbury House Publishers

 

Cover photo of Lurid Confessions by Steve Kowit

Lurid Confessions

Poems by Steve Kowit

Featured Poet in SHJ:12

Portfolio Two: Ten Poems from Lurid Confessions

• Published by Serving House Books (2010)

Available from Amazon

• “...a verse perfectly apt for our epoch: half flamboyant farce, and half sebastomanic matanza.”

—Howard Flowerd

 

Cover photo of ART: Why I Stuck with a Junkie Jazzman by Laurie Pepper

ART: Why I Stuck with a Junkie Jazzman

A Memoir by Laurie Pepper

Featured Author in SHJ:12

• Published by CreateSpace (May, 2014)

• [This memoir] describes [Laurie Pepper’s] marriage to the deeply troubled, drug-addicted, madly gifted artist [Art Pepper]. “That marriage was the making of me,” says Laurie. “Some people go to grad school or join the Marines. I married a genius who valued and inspired me and challenged me to use MY gifts. We had a difficult, powerful partnership. I had to tell that story.” She says she also needs to set the record straight and clarify her role: “People think I was some kind of little wifey-saint who rescued him. And Art encouraged them in that. But he knew how truly crazy I could be. We rescued each other.”

—Terri Hinte in All About Jazz (5 May 2014)

Read an excerpt from ART: Why I Stuck with a Junkie Jazzman...

 

Cover photo of The Straight Life by Art and Laurie Pepper

The Straight Life: The Story of Art Pepper

By Art and Laurie Pepper

• Published by Da Capo Press (1994)

Also available from Amazon

• “Art Pepper (1925–1982) was called the greatest alto saxophonist of the post-Charlie Parker generation. But his autobiography Straight Life is much more than a jazz book—it is one of the most explosive, yet one of the most lyrical, of all autobiographies. This edition is updated with an extensive afterword by Laurie Pepper covering Art Pepper’s last years, and a complete and up-to-date discography by Todd Selbert.”

—Da Capo Press

• “[Laurie] is undoubtedly responsible for the book’s shape and much of its literary texture, and her efforts can hardly be overpraised. Using the standard oral history techniques of modern anthropology, she crafted a brutal montage of voices—relatives, acquaintances, and friends, as well as disingenuous magazine interviews—that amplify and contradict [Art] Pepper’s steely narrative.”

—Gary Giddins, The Village Voice (18 February 1980)

 

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Bookshelf   ::   SHJ:11   ::   Winter 2015

2005 edition
Cover photo of 100 Dollar Misunderstanding (2005 edition) by Robert Gover

1962 edition
Cover photo of 100 Dollar Misunderstanding (1962 edition) by Robert Gover

One Hundred Dollar Misunderstanding

A Novel by Robert Gover

Featured Author in SHJ:11

• First published in the United States by Grove Press in 1962

• Latest edition released by Hopewell Publications in 2005

• “What a find! I’ve been recommending it to everyone. This book should create a sensation.”

—Henry Miller, author of several novels which were banned in the United States, including Tropic of Cancer (1934) and Tropic of Capricorn (1939)

• “In the late 1950’s, you couldn’t even curse in a novel. You had to dance around sex, and you certainly couldn’t portray race relations in an honest light. How in the world was a realistic story ever told? Along comes Robert Gover, an American whose novel was exiled to Europe by the puritan values that would soon tumble. [This novel] makes cartoon characters out of the stereotypes that dominated the races by sneaking them under the cultural radar in the bodies of a young black prostitute and a rich white college kid. This oil and water relationship has more in common than one might think. Before this quick and engaging read is over, the genius becomes the fool, the chicken becomes the fox, and the reader just might question his/her own assumptions.”

—Hopewell Publications

Read Gover’s essay re the evolution of his cult classic...

 

Cover photo of On the Run with Dick and Jane by Robert Gover

On the Run with Dick and Jane

A Novel by Robert Gover

Featured Author in SHJ:11

• Published by Hopewell Publications (2006)

Also available from Amazon

• “This is another novel that prompts the puritan rightwing to hold its collective nose. Why? Because it deals uncompromisingly with Sex Trafficking of underage girls. Its main protagonist is a twelve-year-old named Jane Doyle who is in a North Carolina orphanage called, ironically, ‘Grandmother’s Home.’”

—From Duff Brenna’s review Lolita on Steroids

• “When this manuscript first came across our desks, it had been collecting dust in the author’s drawer, virtually unseen by anyone for fifteen years. We were immediately struck by the timeliness of the story, even though it was set in pre-cell phone, pre-9/11 America, circa 1990. Gover writes with prophetic insight about characters involved in the burgeoning American health care crisis, child abandonment, and the child sex slavery trade that moves silently over borders throughout the world. We understood that this book was more relevant now than ever.”

—Hopewell Publications

 

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Bookshelf   ::   SHJ:10   ::   Fall 2014

USA edition Cover photo of Beneath the Neon Egg by Thomas E. Kennedy

UK edition Cover photo of Beneath the Neon Egg by Thomas E. Kennedy

Beneath the Neon Egg

A Novel by Thomas E. Kennedy

Published by Bloomsbury (2014)

Also available from Amazon

• “Brilliantly atmospheric, with a smorgasbord of edgy sexual encounters, Kennedy’s novel is a symphony of loneliness and longing which completely absorbs the reader and grips the heart.”

—From John Harding’s review in MailOnline (dailymail.co.uk, 30 October 2014)

Details about The Copenhagen Quartet

See also Falling Sideways

See also In the Company of Angels

See also Kerrigan in Copenhagen: A Love Story


 

Cover photo of Midnight Rumba by Eduardo Santiago

Midnight Rumba

A Novel by Eduardo Santiago

Featured Author in SHJ:10

• Published by Create Space Independent Publishing Platform (2013)

Available from Amazon

• “Eduardo Santiago is on fire!”

—David Sedaris, NPR humorist and best-selling author of Me Talk Pretty One Day, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls, and other collections

Read an excerpt from Midnight Rumba...


 

Cover photo of Tomorrow They Will Kiss by Eduardo Santiago

Tomorrow They Will Kiss

A Novel by Eduardo Santiago

Featured Author in SHJ:10

• Published by Hachett Book Group: Back Bay Books (2006)

Also available from Amazon

• “Santiago explores the inter-woven lives of six Cuban-American women by examining their relationships and their past in Cuba.... Through the narrative frame of the telenovela, [he] masterfully illustrates the complexities of experience for Cuban exiles in the U.S.”

—Megan Keane, in the Quarterly Conversation

• “Eduardo Santiago, in my opinion, eventually will win the Pulitzer Prize for distinguished fiction by an American author, and he may be the next writer of Cuban descent to do so.”

—Arlene Sanders, in Goodreads (29 January 2014)

Read an excerpt from Tomorrow They Will Kiss...

 

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Bookshelf   ::   SHJ:9   ::   Spring 2014

Cover photo of Pirates You Don’t Know, by John Griswold

Pirates You Don’t Know, and Other Adventures in the Examined Life: Collected Essays

By John Griswold

Featured Author in SHJ:9 [*]

• Published by The University of Georgia Press (2014)

Also available from Amazon

Reviewed by Duff Brenna in SHJ:10

• “A gorgeous and profound look at life, death, transience, toil, class, and family.”

—From publisher’s description

[* Also featured in SHJ:2 for the novel, A Democracy of Ghosts]

 

Cover photo of Theories of Forgetting by Lance Olsen

Theories of Forgetting: A Novel After Robert Smithson

A Novel by Lance Olsen

Featured Author in SHJ:9

• Published by FC2 (Fiction Collective 2), 2014

• Additional details at The University of Alabama Press

Also available from Amazon

• “...a remarkably fugue-like ode to the intricacies of memory. Offering two intersecting stories about illness, loss and forgetting, with annotations, this is an extremely smart and moving book about how our lives wind snail-like around one another as they risk flindering away into absence or death.”

—Brian Evenson, author of Immobility and Dark Property

 

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Bookshelf   ::   SHJ:8   ::   Fall 2013

Cover photo of Phantom Drift: Rewiring the Weird, by Wordcraft of Oregon

Rewiring the Weird [Annual Journal of New Fabulism]

Phantom Drift 3

• Complete details at the Phantom Drift website

• Published by Wordcraft of Oregon (2013)

Also available from Amazon

• “...featuring the best fabulist literature submitted to the non-profit journal in 2013. Includes fiction, poetry and commentary...”

—From publisher’s description

 

Cover photo of The Shysters Daughter, by Paula Priamos

The Shyster’s Daughter

A Memoir by Paula Priamos

• Published by Etruscan Press (3 July 2012)

Also available from Amazon

• “The mysterious death of a high-profile defense lawyer propels his daughter into an investigation of the shady deals and characters that led to his disbarment. This searing detective noir memoir paints a vivid portrait of a Greek American family caught up in the scandal-obsessed, drug-addicted culture of California in the closing decades of the twentieth century.”

—From publisher’s description

• “Priamos proves herself to be not only a keen observer of the ways we love and bear loss, but also a first-rate storyteller.”

—Will Allison, author of New York Times Bestseller, Long Drive Home

• “...utterly absorbing and packed with sharp details. Direct, evocative, emotionally honest, brave, and funny, Priamos’ voice shines. The Shyster’s Daughter is a suspenseful investigative journey, but its emotional core vibrates with Priamos’ homage to her deeply flawed and deeply loved father, and to their complicated and enduring relationship.”

—Victoria Patterson, author of This Vacant Paradise

 

Cover photo of Flashes of War by Katey Schultz

Flashes of War

Short Stories by Katey Schultz

Featured Author in SHJ:8

• Published by Apprentice House, Loyola University (2013)

Also available from Amazon

Reviewed by Duff Brenna in SHJ:8

• “...fierce and beautiful, a collection of finely honed stories that hit with the bite of a bullet. It’s a read you can’t put down. Hoozah for Schultz, a brave new talent on the literary scene.”

—Claire Davis, author of Labors of the Heart

• “Remarkable for someone who has never donned a military uniform.”

—David Abrams, author of Fobbit

Read a story, “The Quiet Kind,” from Flashes of War...

 

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Bookshelf   ::   SHJ:7   ::   Spring 2013

Cover photo of The Year Lived Over and Over, by Clyde Fixmer

The Year Lived Over and Over

Poems by Clyde Fixmer

• Available for $10 (USD), postage paid, from:

Dragonfly Press
PO Box 746
Columbia CA 95310

• “Each page is packed with striking eruptions of imagery, all of it expressed in openhearted language that never hides its meaning inside mystifying metaphors or inexplicable verse. This is a radiant work...”

—Duff Brenna, author of Murdering the Mom

• “Clyde Fixmer is a poet who is willing to confront our present cultural and spiritual malaise head-on. These poems wrestle with our deepest psychological fears and show the author’s love of humanity despite its frailties....”

—Tom McKeown, author of The Luminous Revolver

 

Cover photo of Visions of a Wayne Childhood, by DeWitt Henry

Visions of a Wayne Childhood

“21 Brief Sketches” by DeWitt Henry

• CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
(October 2012)

Details at author’s website

First-rate reviews at Amazon

An Interview by Derek Alger in SHJ:7

• “Filled with precisely etched detail, these miniature memoirs offer a stunning amount of storytelling compressed into small, gem-like spaces...”

—Cam Terwilliger, Louisiana State University

• “Finely crafted snapshots of life...yet another glowing example of the fine work of a gifted artist...”

—James Brown, author of the memoirs, This River and The Los Angeles Diaries

 

Cover photo of A Song of Innocence by Greg Herriges

A Song of Innocence

A Novel by Greg Herriges

Featured Author in SHJ:7

• Published in ebook format by Bookbaby (Feb 2013)

Reviewed by Duff Brenna in SHJ:7

The story that inspired the novel

• “A compelling look at the vagaries of family dynamics and the austere realities of human biology.... Jesse and Nina Dillon are your typical American parents, raising a nine-year-old daughter, Christy, the best they can, and enjoying the fruits of their labor of love, until the unthinkable happens....

• “Herriges chronicles the lonely journey of one man’s soul as he attempts to keep alive love, hope, and desire in the face of almost certain defeat on all fronts. Ultimately, the question of whether there is an afterlife becomes secondary to his daughter’s transcendent and resolute discovery that ‘There is no death.’”

From publisher’s description

 

USA edition Cover photo of Kerrigan in Copenhagen, USA edition, by Thomas E. Kennedy

UK edition Cover photo of Kerrigan in Copenhagen, UK edition, by Thomas E. Kennedy

Kerrigan in Copenhagen: A Love Story

A Novel by Thomas E. Kennedy

Published by Bloomsbury (2013)

Also available from Amazon

• “Kerrigan is writing a guide book to his adopted city of Copenhagen. Specifically, a guide to the city’s drinking establishments—of which there are more than 1,500. Thus, it is a project potentially without end, and one with a certain amount of numbness built into it, through countless drinks imbibed. And that is part of the point: for Kerrigan, an American expat fleeing a brutal family tragedy, has plenty he wants to numb. The only problem with his project is his research associate, a voluptuous, green-eyed gal who makes him tremble with forgotten desire. Kerrigan in Copenhagen is a love story. It is also a deeply human, Joycean romp through a magical city—its people, history, literature, and culture—giving Copenhagen its literary due and establishing Kennedy as a tremendously gifted novelist.”

—From The Book Depository

Details about The Copenhagen Quartet

See also Beneath the Neon Egg

See also Falling Sideways

See also In the Company of Angels

 

Cover photo of The Chronology of Water, by Lidia Yuknavitch

The Chronology of Water: A Memoir

By Lidia Yuknavitch

Introduction by Chelsea Cain

Published by Hawthorne Books (April 2011)

Also available from Amazon

• “I’ve read this book, cover to cover, a dozen times. I am still reading it. And I will, most likely, return to it for inspiration and ideas, and out of sheer admiration, for the rest of my life. The book is extraordinary.”

Chuck Palahniuk, author of Pygmy and Fight Club

• “...this bold and highly unconventional book—hot, gritty, unrelenting in its push to dismantle the self and then, somehow, put the self back together again—gets not just under a reader’s skin but seeps all the way into her bloodstream.”

—Debra Gwartney, author of Live Through This: A Mother’s Memoir, from a review in The Oregonian

 

Cover photo of Dora: A Headcase, by Lidia Yuknavitch

Dora: A Headcase

A Novel by Lidia Yuknavitch

• Introduction by Chuck Palahniuk

Published by Hawthorne Books (August 2012)

Also available from Amazon

• “It’s dirty, sexy, rude, smart, soulful, fresh, and risky.”

—Karen Karbo, author of How Georgia Became O’Keefe

• “...Lidia Yuknavitch gives voice to a Freud patient who famously couldn’t speak, and presents her as a radical everywoman.”

—Eugenia Williamson, The Boston Globe

 

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Bookshelf   ::   SHJ:6   ::   Fall 2012

Cover of The Law of Falling Bodies, by Duff Brenna

The Law of Falling Bodies

A Novel by Duff Brenna

• Reprinted by Nine Lives Editions, a division of Serving House Books (August 2012)

Available from Amazon

• “Fifteen-year-old Virgil Foggy is trying to survive on a failing dairy farm in Minnesota. [His] mother is pregnant—an unwelcome addition to the family. [His] older brother joins the army and goes to war, but warfare is also close to home, much of it between Virgil and his stepfather. The Law of Falling Bodies is a novel about the schizophrenic, ubiquitous, and cyclical nature of all wars within and between men, women, and nations.”

—Book description at Amazon

 

Cover photo of Overpass by Steve Davenport

Overpass

Poems by Steve Davenport

Featured Author in SHJ:6

Available only from Misty Publications (July 2012)

• “Overpass creates a startling and delightful tension between its richly gritty content and a craft that crashes through its own formal restraints with deft use of wordplay, syntax, allusion, and joyful sound...”

—Martha Collins, author of White Papers

 

Cover photo of Bumper Sticker Liberalism, by Mark Goldblatt

Bumper Sticker Liberalism: Peeling Back the Idiocies of the Political Left

An Iconoclastic Satire by Mark Goldblatt

Published by Broadside Books (July 2012)

Author Bio at Amazon

• Goldblatt also wrote the controversial novel, Africa Speaks, a satire of black urban culture, and Sloth, a comedic novel on postmodernism [which was reviewed in SHJ:3].

• “Insightful and irreverent in just the right way, Bumper Sticker Liberalism takes on, and takes apart, the cozy cognitive knee jerks of actual liberal bumper stickers—on topics ranging from race relations to the nanny state, from global warming to tax policy, from war and peace to Bush Derangement Syndrome.”

—From publisher’s description

 

Cover photo of Without Sin, by David S. McCabe

Without Sin

A Novel by David S. McCabe

Published by Sunstone Press (April 2012)

Also available from Amazon

• “McCabe’s dramatic debut novel brings together a border patrol agent, a Mexican prostitute, and a charming but ruthless cartel drug lord. The agent wants to buy the prostitute out of bondage to the drug lord. Another twist on Romeo & Juliet? Or does love conquer all this time? From the first page to the last, Without Sin tells a powerful and provocative story that will leave you thinking long after you have finished reading. This book would likely be banned in Arizona.”

—Duff Brenna, author of nine books, including the novel Too Cool, a New York Times Notable Book

• “[The outdoor brothel of] Los Carrizales was a real place and scores of undocumented young women were brutalized daily along the San Luis Rey River in the quiet community of Oceanside California before a coordinated effort by the San Diego County Sheriff, FBI and Border Patrol shut it down. …I felt compelled as a researcher, an educator and a parent to bear witness to these events and the incalculable harm that racism, sexism and bigotry inflict upon us all.”

—David S. McCabe, on the background of this book

 

Cover of Winter Tales II: Women on the Art of Aging

Winter Tales II: Women on the Art of Aging

Edited by R. A. Rycraft and Leslie What

Published by Serving House Books (May 2012)

Reviewed by Ann McCauley, Story Circle Book Reviews
(19 October 2012)

Reviewed by Alice Weiss, Boston Area Small Press And Poetry Scene (14 September 2012)

From Conception to Publication: Co-editing an Anthology
(how and why this book was created)

• See also Winter Tales: Men Write About Aging

• Poems, stories, essays, art, comics, and photography by a range of luminaries, including Poet Laureate Kelly Cherry, Jan Eliot (creator of the internationally syndicated cartoon strip, Stone Soup), Dorianne Laux (recipient of the Oregon Book Award), Ursula K. Le Guin (winner of Nebula, Hugo, and PEN/Malamud Awards, among others), Valerie Miner (winner of three Fulbright Awards), and 24 other artists and writers.

Four of these works appear in Serving House Journal:

SHJ:4: The Fragrance of Levity, by Clare MacQueen

SHJ:7: Where Have All the Old Ladies Gone? by Molly Giles

SHJ:7: White Chin Hair and a Lonely Female Cardinal, by Roisin McLean

SHJ:7: Ten Ways of Looking at Boob Jobs, by R.A. Rycraft

 

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Bookshelf   ::   SHJ:5   ::   Spring 2012

Cover photo of Minnesota Memoirs, by Duff Brenna

Minnesota Memoirs

Short Stories by Duff Brenna

Available from Amazon (April 2012)

Indie Book Award 2013, Winner, Short StoryClick to enlarge

• “…quintessential Duff…one of those storytellers who gets it right in every sentence. A master craftman’s master crafstman…”

—Steve Davenport, author of Uncontainable Noise

 

Cover photo of Murdering the Mom, by Duff Brenna

Murdering the Mom

A Memoir by Duff Brenna

Published by Wordcraft of Oregon (June 2012)

• “…Brenna reaches deep into the darkest recesses of the human psyche.…a brilliant writer transcends the tragic and turns this powerful, raw, heartfelt story into the finest art.”

—James Brown, author of This River

 

Cover photo of From the Crooked Timber, by Okla Elliott

From the Crooked Timber

A Novella and Stories by Okla Elliott

Featured Author in SHJ:5

Reviewed by Robert Petersen

Published by Press 53 (Nov 2011)

Also available from Amazon

• “…Bleakly beautiful. A feast of irony and in-your-face attitude punctuated with strokes of subtle humor.”

—Duff Brenna, author of nine books, including the novel Too Cool, a New York Times Notable Book

 

Cover photo of This Mobius Strip of Ifs, by Mathias B. Freese

This Mobius Strip of Ifs

Essays by Mathias B. Freese

First place, general nonfiction, 2012 Indie Excellence Book Awards

Available from Amazon (Feb 2012)

Reviewed by Lisa Taylor in Writer’s Block Party

 

Cover photo of Sunday Creek, by Jeff Streeby

Sunday Creek

A Novel by Jeff Streeby

Available from Amazon

• “Jeff Streeby has just gained another fan... [This book is] magnificent—like reading a detailed, historical novel and viewing a multi-part mini-series at the same time.”

—Stephen Lodge, author of Nickel-Plated Dream

• “…a collection of significant work, a voice long overdue, one that will ring long and true and be received with great enthusiasm from those with the keenest western sensibilities.”

—Paul Zarzyski, winner of the Western Writers of America Spur Award for Wolf Tracks on the Welcome Mat

 

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Bookshelf   ::   SHJ:4   ::   Fall 2011

Cover of Winter Tales: Men Write About Aging

Winter Tales: Men Write About Aging

Edited by Duff Brenna and Thomas E. Kennedy

Published by Serving House Books (Oct 2011)

Available from Amazon

• See also Winter Tales II: Women on the Art of Aging

• An engaging collection of musings (poems, essays, and illustrations) from 30 notable authors and artists, including Nobel Prize winner Mario Vargas Llosa, Pulitzer Prize winners Norman Mailer and Stephen Dunn, Poets Laureate Robert Pinsky and Billy Collins, and National Book Critics Circle Award winners Albert Goldbarth and Jack Marshall

 

Cover photo of Our Daily Bread by Lauren B. Davis

Our Daily Bread

A Novel by Lauren B. Davis

Featured Author in SHJ:4

Author interviewed in SHJ:5

Published by Wordcraft of Oregon (Oct 2011)

• “…a powerful, harrowing and deeply unsettling work. …the sort of novel that keeps you reading even as your skin crawls and your blood pressure mounts....”

—Robert J. Wiersema, Quill & Quire starred review

 

Cover photo of The Bay of Marseilles by Greg Herriges

The Bay of Marseilles and Other Stories

By Greg Herriges

Published by Serving House Books (Sep 2011)

• “…a brilliant collection of stories, precise in details—about possibility and yearning and loss and intimacy—and sweeping in scope. What a fine, fine book this is….”

—Tony Romano, author of When the World Was Young

 

Cover photo of Korean Echoes by Tom Sheehan

Korean Echoes: A Collection Not By the Numbers But in Alpha Formation

Poems by Tom Sheehan

Published by MilSpeak Books (Sep 2011)

Also available from Barnes & Noble

• “…steel moments of clarity rendered from language…a testament to the tenacity of the human spirit to survive the killing fields of war through time eternal.”

—Barnes & Noble overview

 

Cover photo of The Tiger's Eye by Gladys Swan

The Tiger’s Eye: New and Selected Stories

By Gladys Swan

Published by Serving House Books (July 2011)

• “…one of America’s most distinguished writers of fiction, long and short…. Swan’s way is to make music of harsh reality…”

—Kelly Cherry, Poet Laureate of Virginia 2010-2012

 

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Bookshelf   ::   SHJ:3   ::   Spring 2011

Cover photo of This River by James Brown

This River

A Memoir by James Brown

Featured Author in SHJ:3

Published by Counterpoint Press (listed in their Spring 2011 catalog, page 59)

• “…raw and palpable and beats like a heart. Brown gave everything he had: infinite strength, exacting discipline, fearsome courage… When you put this book down, trust me, you will think about it for a long time.”

—Robert Olmstead, author of Coal Black Horse

 

USA Edition Cover photo of Falling Sideways, USA edition, by Thomas E. Kennedy

UK Edition Cover photo of Falling Sideways, UK edition, by Thomas E. Kennedy

Falling Sideways

A Novel by Thomas E. Kennedy

Published by Bloomsbury (2011)

Also available from Amazon

• “Falling Sideways is that rarest of commodities in American literary fiction, a novel about men and women at work; it is part satire and part drama, and it is very smart.”

The Washington Post

• “Sharp, funny, but remarkably tender, Falling Sideways is the second book in Kennedy’s virtuoso Copenhagen Quartet, and a book that will continue to build his reputation as one of America’s most versatile literary novelists.”

—Bloomsbury Publishing

Details about The Copenhagen Quartet

See also Beneath the Neon Egg

See also In the Company of Angels

See also Kerrigan in Copenhagen

 

Cover photo of The Girl With Red Hair: Musings on a Theme

The Girl With Red Hair: Musings on a Theme

Edited by Thomas E. Kennedy and Walter Cummins

The story behind the book

• “Inspired by centuries of red hair lore, but especially the languorous photo on the front cover, nineteen authors created stories, poems, and an essay to reveal the special powers of the world’s redheads, the forces of their hold over the other 98 percent of humanity.”

—Serving House Books

 

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Bookshelf   ::   SHJ:2   ::   Fall 2010

Cover photo of A Democracy of Ghosts by John Griswold

A Democracy of Ghosts

A Novel by John Griswold

Featured Author in SHJ:2 [*]

• “A brilliant and lyrical historical novel…conjures the affairs behind one of the most violent labor disputes in American history—the brutal killing of 21 scabs and coal miners…”

The Huffington Post

[* Also featured in SHJ:9 for Pirates You Don’t Know And Other Adventures in the Examined Life: Collected Essays]

 

Cover photo of What We Choose to Remember by Steve Heller

What We Choose to Remember

A Memoir by Steve Heller

• “…The narrative essays in What We Choose to Remember tread the tenuous, shifting grounds of memory, revealing how our imperfect recollections shape not only how we live our lives, but [also] the act of storytelling itself.”

—Serving House Books

 

Cover photo of Lurid Confessions by Steve Kowit

Lurid Confessions

Poems by Steve Kowit

Featured Poet in SHJ:2

• “…a verse perfectly apt for our epoch: half flamboyant farce, and half sebastomanic matanza.”

—Howard Flowerd

 

Cover photo of George W. Bush Buys Coke in Mid-Eternity by Liam MacSheoinin

George W. Bush Buys Coke in Mid-Eternity

A Menippean Satire by Liam MacSheóinín

Read an excerpt…

• “…relocates James Joyce’s Dublin to the New Jersey shore with the same spirit of inventive wordplay. Frank McCourt called an excerpt ‘a language mad romp with many, many laughs along the way.’”

—Serving House Books

 

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Bookshelf   ::   SHJ:1   ::   Spring 2010

Cover photo of The Holy Book of the Beard by Duff Brenna

The Holy Book of the Beard

A Novel by Duff Brenna

• “If Tom Waits, Charles Bukowski, Damon Runyon, John Kennedy Toole, and Samuel Beckett were all rolled into one literary package, the result would be Duff Brenna’s [novel]…an uproarious ride…”

—Lauren B. Davis, author of The Stubborn Season

 

Cover photo of The End of the Circle by Walter Cummins

The End of the Circle

Stories by Walter Cummins

• “…stories of men and women displaced: from their homelands, from lovers, from families, from careers and ambitions, but most poignantly (and often chillingly) from themselves…”

—Peter Selgin, author of Drowning Lessons

 

Cover photo of The Book of Worst Meals edited by Walter Cummins and Thomas E. Kennedy

The Book of Worst Meals: 25 Authors Write about Terrible Culinary Experiences

Edited by Walter Cummins and Thomas E. Kennedy

• “…tales of wretched dining in Paris, Edinburgh, Philadelphia, and throughout the UK, as well as disastrous holiday meals and the food of failed relationships.”

—Serving House Books

 

Cover photo of Usher by B. H. Fairchild

Usher

Poems by B. H. Fairchild

• “…one of those poets prose readers love: Meaty, maximalist, driven by narrative, [Fairchild] stakes out an American mythos in which the personal and the collective blur…”

—David L. Ulin, book editor, Los Angeles Times

 

Cover photo of The Consequence of Skating by Steven Gillis

The Consequence of Skating

A Novel by Steven Gillis

• “…blends politics, drama, ice skating, mountain climbing, the music industry and world affairs—not to mention artificial intelligence and G.O.D.—to create an inimitable tour de force.”

—Dzanc Books

 

USA Edition Cover photo of In the Company of Angels, USA edition, by Thomas E. Kennedy

UK Edition Cover photo of In the Company of Angels, UK edition, by Thomas E. Kennedy

In the Company of Angels

A Novel by Thomas E. Kennedy

Featured Author in SHJ:1

Published by Bloomsbury (2011)

Also available from Amazon

• “With generous and elegant prose, Kennedy takes us from the darkest, most violent regions of our collective behavior to our most exalted... A deeply stirring novel, suffused with intelligence, grace, and that rarest of qualities—wisdom.”

—Andre Dubus III, author of House of Sand and Fog

Details about The Copenhagen Quartet

See also Beneath the Neon Egg

See also Falling Sideways

See also Kerrigan in Copenhagen

 

Cover photo of Signposts to Elsewhere by Yahia Lababidi

Signposts to Elsewhere: A Book of Aphorisms, Epigrams, Maxims, and Other Tailored Thoughts

By Yahia Lababidi

• “That little book is brilliant…think of the wild mind of Blake and the calmly collected Wallace Stevens, with a touch of Franz Kafka’s hammer inside a velvet glove.”

—Duff Brenna, author of nine books, including the novel Too Cool, a New York Times Notable Book

 

Cover photo of Trial by Ink by Yahia Lababidi

Trial by Ink: From Nietzsche to Belly Dancing

Literary and Cultural Essays by Yahia Lababidi

• “…his sentences… spring back to the touch… There is also a finely calibrated sense of the absurd, the whimsical, the slyly surrealistic throughout…”

—Eric Ormsby, author of Ghazali (Makers of the Muslim World)

 

Cover photo of Speech Acts by Laura McCullough

Speech Acts

Poems by Laura McCullough

• “Bold, witty, erotic, and provocative, McCullough’s poems re-imagine for our time E. M. Forster’s tremendous artistic and humane injunction: ‘only connect!’”

—Fred Marchant, author of Tipping Point, winner of the Washington Prize in poetry

 

Cover photo of Pirate Talk or Mermalade by Terese Svoboda

Pirate Talk or Mermalade

A Novel by Terese Svoboda

Author interviewed in SHJ:2

• “Told entirely through dialogue, this quirky tale of period pirate wannabes makes a jeu d’esprit of the privateer life even as it baldly de-romanticizes it.”

Publisher’s Weekly, 20 July 2010

 

Bookshelf: by Author Name


Name of Author   Title of Book   Genre Issue
A [Back to Alpha Menu]
B [Back to Alpha Menu]
Duff Brenna   Minnesota Memoirs   Short Stories SHJ:5
Duff Brenna   Murdering the Mom   Memoir SHJ:5
Ed. Duff Brenna,
Walter Cummins,
Clare MacQueen,
& R. A. Rycraft
  Steve Kowit: This Unspeakably Marvelous Life   Anthology SHJ:14
Duff Brenna   The Holy Book of the Beard   Novel SHJ:1
Duff Brenna   The Law of Falling Bodies   Novel SHJ:6
Ed. Duff Brenna &
Thomas E. Kennedy
  Winter Tales: Men Write About Aging   Anthology SHJ:4
James Brown   This River   Memoir SHJ:3
C [Back to Alpha Menu]
Ed. Walter Cummins,
Duff Brenna,
Clare MacQueen,
& R. A. Rycraft
  Steve Kowit: This Unspeakably Marvelous Life   Anthology SHJ:14
Ed. Walter Cummins &
Thomas E. Kennedy
  The Book of Worst Meals: 25 Authors Write about Terrible Culinary Experiences   Nonfiction SHJ:1
Walter Cummins   The End of the Circle   Short Stories SHJ:1
[W. Cummins: See also]   The Girl With Red Hair: Musings on a Theme   Anthology SHJ:3
D [Back to Alpha Menu]
Steve Davenport   Overpass   Poems SHJ:6
Lauren B. Davis   Our Daily Bread   Novel SHJ:4
E [Back to Alpha Menu]
Sterling K. Eisiminger   The Pleasures of Language   Nonfiction SHJ:15
Okla Elliott   From the Crooked Timber   Fiction SHJ:5
F [Back to Alpha Menu]
B. H. Fairchild   Usher   Poems SHJ:1
Fancher, Alexis   See Rhone Fancher, Alexis   Poems SHJ:16
Clyde Fixmer   The Year Lived Over and Over   Poems SHJ:7
Mathias B. Freese   This Mobius Strip of Ifs   Essays SHJ:5
G [Back to Alpha Menu]
Steven Gillis   The Consequence of Skating   Novel SHJ:1
Mark Goldblatt   Bumper Sticker Liberalism: Peeling Back the Idiocies of the Political Left   Satire SHJ:6
Robert Gover   On the Run with Dick and Jane   Novel SHJ:11
Robert Gover   One Hundred Dollar Misunderstanding   Novel SHJ:11
John Griswold   A Democracy of Ghosts   Novel SHJ:2
John Griswold   Pirates You Don’t Know And Other Adventures in the Examined Life: Collected Essays   Nonfiction SHJ:9
H [Back to Alpha Menu]
Kent Haruf   Plainsong   Novel SHJ:14
Steve Heller   What We Choose to Remember   Memoir SHJ:2
DeWitt Henry   Visions of a Wayne Childhood   Memoir SHJ:7
Rosalie Herion   See Roisin McLean   Fiction + CNF SHJ:16
Greg Herriges   A Song of Innocence   Novel SHJ:7
Greg Herriges   The Bay of Marseilles and Other Stories   Fiction SHJ:4
I [Back to Alpha Menu]
J [Back to Alpha Menu]
K [Back to Alpha Menu]
Thomas E. Kennedy   Beneath the Neon Egg   Novel SHJ:10
Thomas E. Kennedy   Falling Sideways   Novel SHJ:3
Thomas E. Kennedy   In the Company of Angels   Novel SHJ:1
Thomas E. Kennedy   Kerrigan in Copenhagen: A Love Story   Novel SHJ:7
[T.E. Kennedy: See also]   The Book of Worst Meals: 25 Authors Write about Terrible Culinary Experiences   Nonfiction SHJ:1
Ed. Thomas E. Kennedy &
Walter Cummins
  The Girl With Red Hair: Musings on a Theme   Anthology SHJ:3
[T.E. Kennedy: See also]   Winter Tales: Men Write About Aging   Anthology SHJ:4
Richard E. Kim   The Martyred   Novel SHJ:13
Steve Kowit   Cherish   Poetry SHJ:13
Steve Kowit   In the Palm of Your Hand: The Poet’s Portable Workshop   Nonfiction SHJ:12
Steve Kowit   Lurid Confessions   Poems SHJ:12
L [Back to Alpha Menu]
Yahia Lababidi   Signposts to Elsewhere: A Book of Aphorisms, Epigrams, Maxims, and Other Tailored Thoughts   Nonfiction SHJ:1
Yahia Lababidi   Trial by Ink: From Nietzsche to Belly Dancing   Essays SHJ:1
Richard Linnett & Roberto Loiederman   The Eagle Mutiny   Nonfiction SHJ:15
Roberto Loiederman   See entry above      
William Luvaas   Beneath the Coyote Hills   Novel SHJ:15
M [Back to Alpha Menu]
Ed. Clare MacQueen,
Duff Brenna,
Walter Cummins,
& R. A. Rycraft
  Steve Kowit: This Unspeakably Marvelous Life   Anthology SHJ:14
Liam MacSheóinín   George W. Bush Buys Coke in Mid-Eternity   Satire SHJ:2
David S. McCabe   Without Sin   Novel SHJ:6
Laura McCullough   Speech Acts   Poems SHJ:1
Roisin McLean   The Fifth Eye   Fiction + CNF SHJ:16
David Memmott   Prime Time   Novel SHJ:16
N [Back to Alpha Menu]
David Nicholson   Flying Home: Seven Stories of the Secret City   Short Stories SHJ:13
O [Back to Alpha Menu]
Lance Olsen   Theories of Forgetting: A Novel After Robert Smithson   Fiction SHJ:8
P [Back to Alpha Menu]
Phantom Drift 3   Rewiring the Weird [Annual Journal of New Fabulism]   Anthology SHJ:8
Art and Laurie Pepper   The Straight Life: The Story of Art Pepper   Autobiography SHJ:12
Laurie Pepper   ART: Why I Stuck with a Junkie Jazzman   Memoir SHJ:12
Paula Priamos   The Shyster’s Daughter   Memoir SHJ:8
Q [Back to Alpha Menu]
R [Back to Alpha Menu]
Alexis Rhone Fancher   State of Grace: The Joshua Elegies   Poems SHJ:16
Ed. R. A. Rycraft,
Duff Brenna,
Walter Cummins,
& Clare MacQueen
  Steve Kowit: This Unspeakably Marvelous Life   Anthology SHJ:14
Ed. R. A. Rycraft &
Leslie What
  Winter Tales II: Women on the Art of Aging   Anthology SHJ:6
S [Back to Alpha Menu]
Eduardo Santiago   Midnight Rumba   Novel SHJ:10
Eduardo Santiago   Tomorrow They Will Kiss   Novel SHJ:10
Katey Schultz   Flashes of War   Short Stories SHJ:8
Tom Sheehan   Korean Echoes: A Collection Not By the Numbers But in Alpha Formation   Poems SHJ:4
Jeff Streeby   Sunday Creek   Novel SHJ:5
Terese Svoboda   Pirate Talk or Mermalade   Fiction SHJ:1
Gladys Swan   The Tiger’s Eye: New and Selected Stories   Fiction SHJ:4
T [Back to Alpha Menu]
U [Back to Alpha Menu]
V [Back to Alpha Menu]
W [Back to Alpha Menu]
[Leslie What: See also]   Winter Tales II: Women on the Art of Aging   Anthology SHJ:6
X [Back to Alpha Menu]
Y [Back to Alpha Menu]
Lidia Yuknavitch   Dora: A Headcase   Novel SHJ:7
Lidia Yuknavitch   The Chronology of Water: A Memoir   Nonfiction SHJ:7
Z [Back to Alpha Menu]
Bookshelf: by Book Title


Bookshelf: Title of Book   Name of Author   Genre Issue
A [Back to Alpha Menu]
A Democracy of Ghosts   John Griswold   Novel SHJ:2
A Song of Innocence   Greg Herriges   Novel SHJ:7
ART: Why I Stuck with a Junkie Jazzman   Laurie Pepper   Memoir SHJ:12
B [Back to Alpha Menu]
Beneath the Coyote Hills   William Luvaas   Novel SHJ:15
Beneath the Neon Egg   Thomas E. Kennedy   Novel SHJ:10
Bumper Sticker Liberalism: Peeling Back the Idiocies of the Political Left   Mark Goldblatt   Satire SHJ:6
C [Back to Alpha Menu]
Cherish   Steve Kowit   Poetry SHJ:13
D [Back to Alpha Menu]
Dora: A Headcase   Lidia Yuknavitch   Novel SHJ:7
E [Back to Alpha Menu]
F [Back to Alpha Menu]
Falling Sideways   Thomas E. Kennedy   Novel SHJ:3
Flashes of War   Katey Schultz   Short Stories SHJ:8
Flying Home: Seven Stories of the Secret City   David Nicholson   Short Stories SHJ:13
From the Crooked Timber   Okla Elliott   Fiction SHJ:5
G [Back to Alpha Menu]
George W. Bush Buys Coke in Mid-Eternity   Liam MacSheóinín   Satire SHJ:2
H [Back to Alpha Menu]
I [Back to Alpha Menu]
In the Company of Angels   Thomas E. Kennedy   Novel SHJ:1
In the Palm of Your Hand: The Poet’s Portable Workshop   Steve Kowit   Nonfiction SHJ:12
J [Back to Alpha Menu]
K [Back to Alpha Menu]
Kerrigan in Copenhagen: A Love Story   Thomas E. Kennedy   Novel SHJ:7
Korean Echoes: A Collection Not By the Numbers But in Alpha Formation   Tom Sheehan   Poems SHJ:4
L [Back to Alpha Menu]
Lurid Confessions   Steve Kowit   Poems SHJ:12
M [Back to Alpha Menu]
Midnight Rumba   Eduardo Santiago   Novel SHJ:10
Minnesota Memoirs   Duff Brenna   Short Stories SHJ:5
Murdering the Mom   Duff Brenna   Memoir SHJ:5
N [Back to Alpha Menu]
O [Back to Alpha Menu]
On the Run with Dick and Jane   Robert Gover   Novel SHJ:11
One Hundred Dollar Misunderstanding   Robert Gover   Novel SHJ:11
Our Daily Bread   Lauren B. Davis   Novel SHJ:4
Overpass   Steve Davenport   Poems SHJ:6
P [Back to Alpha Menu]
Pirate Talk or Mermalade   Terese Svoboda   Fiction SHJ:1
Pirates You Don’t Know And Other Adventures in the Examined Life: Collected Essays   John Griswold   Nonfiction SHJ:9
Prime Time   David Memmott   Novel SHJ:16
Q [Back to Alpha Menu]
R [Back to Alpha Menu]
Rewiring the Weird [Annual Journal of New Fabulism]   Phantom Drift 3   Anthology SHJ:8
S [Back to Alpha Menu]
Signposts to Elsewhere: A Book of Aphorisms, Epigrams, Maxims, and Other Tailored Thoughts   Yahia Lababidi   Nonfiction SHJ:1
Speech Acts   Laura McCullough   Poems SHJ:1
State of Grace: The Joshua Elegies   Alexis Rhone Fancher   Poems SHJ:16
Steve Kowit: This Unspeakably Marvelous Life   Ed. Duff Brenna,
Walter Cummins,
Clare MacQueen,
& R. A. Rycraft
  Anthology SHJ:14
Sunday Creek   Jeff Streeby   Novel SHJ:5
T [Back to Alpha Menu]
The Bay of Marseilles and Other Stories   Greg Herriges   Fiction SHJ:4
The Book of Worst Meals: 25 Authors Write about Terrible Culinary Experiences   Ed. Walter Cummins &
Thomas E. Kennedy
  Nonfiction SHJ:1
The Chronology of Water: A Memoir   Lidia Yuknavitch   Nonfiction SHJ:7
The Consequence of Skating   Steven Gillis   Novel SHJ:1
The Eagle Mutiny   Richard Linnett and Roberto Loiderman   Nonfiction SHJ:15
The End of the Circle   Walter Cummins   Short Stories SHJ:1
The Fifth Eye   Roisin McLean   Fiction + CNF SHJ:16
The Girl With Red Hair: Musings on a Theme   Ed. Thomas E. Kennedy &
Walter Cummins
  Anthology SHJ:3
The Holy Book of the Beard   Duff Brenna   Novel SHJ:1
The Law of Falling Bodies   Duff Brenna   Novel SHJ:6
The Martyred   Richard E. Kim   Novel SHJ:13
The Pleasures of Language   Sterling K. (Skip) Eisiminger   Nonfiction SHJ:15
The Shyster’s Daughter   Paula Priamos   Memoir SHJ:8
The Straight Life: The Story of Art Pepper   Art and Laurie Pepper   Autobiography SHJ:12
The Tiger’s Eye: New and Selected Stories   Gladys Swan   Fiction SHJ:4
The Year Lived Over and Over   Clyde Fixmer   Poems SHJ:7
Theories of Forgetting: A Novel After Robert Smithson   Lance Olsen   Fiction SHJ:8
This Mobius Strip of Ifs   Mathias B. Freese   Essays SHJ:5
This River   James Brown   Memoir SHJ:3
Tomorrow They Will Kiss   Eduardo Santiago   Novel SHJ:10
Trial by Ink: From Nietzsche to Belly Dancing   Yahia Lababidi   Essays SHJ:1
U [Back to Alpha Menu]
Usher   B. H. Fairchild   Poems SHJ:1
V [Back to Alpha Menu]
Visions of a Wayne Childhood   DeWitt Henry   Memoir SHJ:7
W [Back to Alpha Menu]
What We Choose to Remember   Steve Heller   Memoir SHJ:2
Winter Tales: Men Write About Aging   Ed. Duff Brenna &
Thomas E. Kennedy
  Anthology SHJ:4
Winter Tales II: Women on the Art of Aging   Ed. R. A. Rycraft &
Leslie What
  Anthology SHJ:6
Without Sin   David S. McCabe   Novel SHJ:6
X [Back to Alpha Menu]
Y [Back to Alpha Menu]
Z [Back to Alpha Menu]
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is to perceive the fantastic. Why have a universe if there is no audience?” — Ray Bradbury