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A selection of recent reviews our publishers’ books have received.

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The Dewdrop ran an excerpt from Barbara McHugh’s Bride of the Buddha (Monkfish Book Publishing).

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Emporium
Aditi Machado | Nightboat Books | 9781643620299 | October 2020
“A thickly-textured, richly-sensed collection, Emporium is porous and deft, as aware of the  limits of the self and language as it is the potential to be alive and awake to the physical world and the powers pulsating through it.”—EcoTheo Review

Temporary
Hilary Leichter | Coffee House Press | 9781566895668 | March 2020
“For readers who see the outlines of an emerging feudal society in the cruelties of recent years, Temporary by Hilary Leichter is a necessary read.”—The Millions

The New Baby and Me
Christine Kidney | Tiny Owl Publishing | 9781910328187 | November 2020
“This is a wonderful activity book for a young child who is expecting a new sibling. . . . I think both of these sections are a great way to make an older sibling feel important—especially during a time when a lot of attention will be given to a new baby.”—Youth Services Review

Evie and the Strawberry Surprise
Stefanie Dahle | Floris Books | 9781782506386 | April 2021

“This book is perfect for children between the ages of four and eight years old. Children who love all things fairy will also enjoy this book. Great for kids with a vivid imagination.”—Youth Services Review

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Dance on Saturday
Elwin Cotman | Small Beer Press | 9781618731722 | September 2020

“Cotman wields a compelling literary voice packing both a wallop and a deft touch.”—Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Improvisation Without Accompaniment
Matt Morton | BOA Editions | 9781942683957 | April 2020
“Morton’s book is playful and unsolemn, but it is most certainly of substance. Indeed, it delivers both the unfussy ease promised by its title and the most profound consequences of real life: grief and beauty.”—Southern Indiana Review

“Cerberus-like, these collections peer respectively beyond, within, and backward from the self, but all three are at their best when they examine in nuanced ways how exterior and interior worlds abrade, alter, and reinforce one another.”—Poetry Northwest

The Adventures of Drippy the Newsboy 3: The Dripping Boat
Julian Lawrence | Conundrum Press | 9781772620450 | April 2020
“Overall, The Dripping Boat is an engaging, fast-paced survival story featuring a charming cast and a captivating mix of funny and somber moments.”—Broken Pencil Magazine

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Arno and His Horse by Jane Godwin, illus. Felicita Sala (Scribe) was one of Book Riot’s 25 Must-Read 2021 Picture Books for Your Child’s Bookshelves.

Come Home, Indio by Jim Terry (Street Noise Books) was named one of the 100 best graphic novels of the decade by Comics in Education.

Face by Justine Bateman (Akashic Books) was recommended as one of the best books for spring 2021 in Town and Country Magazine.

Creatures of Passage by Morowa Yejidé (Akashic Books), On Time and Water by Andri Snær Magnason, trans. Lytton Smith (Open Letter), and Written After a Massacre in the Year 2018 by Daniel Borzutzky (Coffee House Press) were Chicago Review of Books top books for March.

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Barbara McHugh, author of Bride of the Buddha (Monkfish Book Publishing), was interview on the Bad Christian Podcast on February 2.

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