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laurie-halse-anderson's picture
Jan.06.2014
Despite my best intentions, I was beginning to understand how my dad saw the world. The shadows haunting every living thing. The secrets inside the lies wrapped in bullshit. Even Gracie’s box of pills was beginning to make sense. For the past five years, Hayley Kincain and her father, Andy,...
madison-smartt-bell's picture
Dec.11.2011
Madison Smartt Bell’s debut novel: a story of drifters, outcasts, junkies, and dealers surviving in the heart of 1980s New York City Over one busy weekend, small-time heroin dealer Johnny B. Goode and his alliance of fellow pushers work their trade amidst students, businessmen, and...
jonathan-lethem's picture
Dec.06.2011
What's a novelist supposed to do with contemporary culture? And what's contemporary culture sup­posed to do with novelists? In The Ecstasy of Influence, Jonathan Lethem, tangling with what he calls the "white elephant" role of the writer as public intellectual, arrives at an astonishing...
peter-conners's picture
Nov.03.2010
In 1960, Allen Ginsberg, high on William Blake and the resounding success of his epic poem, Howl, met Timothy Leary, the new Harvard psychologist eager to convince the world that getting high on psychedelic drugs could soothe the savage beast in the human heart. Conners (Growing Up Dead: The...
christiane-wells's picture
Aug.31.2010
No Guarantees is an autobiographical account of addiction, beginning with being exposed to drugs and alcohol by adults as a child. I couldn’t wait to use drugs myself, and began smoking marijuana and drinking by the age of ten. Throughout the book I write about the struggle between success and...
jessica-anya-blau's picture
Aug.13.2010
"Jessica Blau’s second novel is not only a wise and pitch-perfect depiction of family dynamics but also happens to be unrelentingly, side-splittingly funny. I dare you to forget this family." (Irina Reyn, author of What Happened to Anna K.) “[H]ilarious and heartbreaking....[A] testament to the...
laura-elvebak's picture
Jul.01.2010
Lost Witness is the story of murder, love and betrayal, and the child who will rip open the lives of a society matron, two feuding brothers, and threaten the future of Open Palms, a Houston teen shelter.
laura-elvebak's picture
Jul.01.2010
Lost Witness is the story of murder, love and betrayal, and the child who will rip open the lives of a society matron, two feuding brothers, and threaten the future of Open Palms, a Houston teen shelter.
linton-robinson's picture
Oct.31.2009
"Flesh Wounds" was a syndicated column that appeared in several Western "hip urban weeklies" during the early nineties. It was originally created for the San Diego cultural review "Revolt In Style" and expanded (including the creation of Jessica Creager's great artwork...
ellen-hopkins's picture
Sep.17.2009
Crank. Glass. Ice. Crystal. Whatever you call it, it's all the same: a monster. And once it's got hold of you, this monster will never let you go. Kristina thinks she can control it. Now with a baby to care for, she's determined to be the one deciding when and how much, the one calling the shots....