Angélica Gorodischer’s Kalpa Imperial, trans. Ursula K. Le Guin (Small Beer Press) and Michal Ajvaz’s The Other City (Dalkey Archive Press) were featured among Esquire‘s picks for the 50 best fantasy books of all time.
Diamonds by Camille Guthrie (BOA Editions, October 2021)
“Camille Guthrie’s Diamonds brings forth a speaker who confronts such feelings, and in the midst of middle age, divorce, and the search for reassurance of importance, we find a life that seeks to shrug off surmounting struggles and shine.”—Colorado Review
Sarah Bowen, author of Sacred Sendoffs: An Animal Chaplain’s Advice for Surviving Animal Loss, Making Life Meaningful, & Trying to Heal the Planet (Monkfish Book Publishing), recently appeared on the All Creatures podcast.
The Sunflower Cast a Spell to Save Us from the Void by Jackie Wang (Nightboat Books, February 2021)
“Wang’s poems reshape the hermetic and confounding work of dreams to reveal these secret capacities, there all along.”—Public Books
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by André Lewis Carter (Akashic/Kaylie Jones Books, January 2022)
“Taking its title from a nautical term for a conundrum, the novel is a coming-of-age and redemption story about two young Black men going through boot camp, training school and their first assignments in an early 1970s Navy struggling with racism and sexism.”—The Oregonian
Two books published by Stone Bridge Press were named Honorable Mentions for the 2021 Freeman Book Awards by NCTAsia.
Mother Chicago: Truant Dreams and Specters Over the Gilded Age by Martin Billheimer (Feral House, October 2021)
“Billheimer glimmers like Moses fresh from Sinai. . . . His avoidance of the usual well-trodden paths is refreshing. When a long-ignored history is finally revealed, it’s worth paying attention.”—Third Coast Review
The Vanished Collection by Pauline Baer de Perignon, trans. Natasha Lehrer (New Vessel Press, January 2022)
“Fascinating . . . Demonstrates how difficult it continues to be to right the wrongs inflicted on Jewish families in World War II, and how the silence of a generation helps to perpetuate those wrongs.”—Historical Novels Review
Amir Zaki, Building and Becoming by Amir Zaki (DoppelHouse Press, April 2022)
“Building + Becoming is more than a coffee table picture book, it is an experience. Working with graphic designer Chris Svennson out of Los Angeles, Zaki has created a stunning publication that echoes the persistent duality in his life and work and challenges readers by the book’s distinctive structure.”—OC Art Blog