Category Archive: Fiction

The Boatmaker by John Benditt

A fierce and complicated man wakes from a fever dream compelled to build a boat and sail away from the isolated island where he was born. Encountering the wider world for the first… Continue reading

Like a Woman by Debra Busman

Like a Woman follows Taylor, a working class white girl too tough and too tender for her own good, who helps friends, rescues strays, and carries her battered copy of Ghandi on Non-Violence… Continue reading

The Wild Inside by Christine Carbo

A haunting crime novel set in Glacier National Park about a man who finds himself at odds with the dark heart of the wild—and the even darker heart of human nature. It was… Continue reading

She Came From Beyond! by Nadine Darling

  Easy Hardwick has it made. At just about thirty, she’s got a tumbledown cottage in small-town Oregon and an uncomplicated acting gig as the space-babe eye candy on a sci-fi parody show.… Continue reading

The Girl from the Garden by Parnaz Foroutan

A suspenseful debut novel of desire, obsession, power, and vulnerability, in which a crisis of inheritance leads to the downfall of a wealthy family of Persian Jews in early twentieth-century Iran For all… Continue reading

Our Endless Numbered Days by Claire Fuller

Peggy Hillcoat is eight years old when her survivalist father, James, takes her from their home in London to a remote hut in the woods and tells her that the rest of the… Continue reading

My Life as a Mermaid by Jen Grow

This stunning collection introduces an important new voice in American fiction. The characters–among them a suburban wife, an alcoholic mother, two homeless men, and an injured veteran–grapple with being voiceless and feeling trapped.… Continue reading

The Star Side of Bird Hill by Naomi Jackson

This lyrical novel of community, betrayal, and love centers on an unforgettable matriarchal family in Barbados. Two sisters, ages ten and sixteen, are exiled from Brooklyn to Bird Hill in Barbados after their… Continue reading

Small Mercies by Eddie Joyce

An ingeniously layered narrative, told over the course of one week, Eddie Joyce’s debut novel masterfully depicts an Italian-Irish American family on Staten Island and their complicated emotional history. Ten years after the… Continue reading

People Like You by Margaret Malone

In this marvelously funny, unsettling, subtle, and moving collection of stories, the characters exist in the thick of everyday experience absent of epiphanies. The people are caught off-guard or cast adrift by personal… Continue reading

The Unfortunates by Sophie McManus

This extraordinary debut novel by Sophie McManus is a contemporary American tragedy of breathtaking scope: a dramatic story of pharmaceutical trials and Wall Street corruption; of pride and prejudice; of paranoia and office… Continue reading

Orhan’s Inheritance by Aline Ohanesian

When Orhan’s brilliant and eccentric grandfather, who built a dynasty out of making kilim rugs, is found dead in a vat of dye, Orhan inherits the decades-old business. But his grandfather’s will raises… Continue reading

Making Nice by Matt Sumell

In Matt Sumell’s blazing first book, our hero Alby flails wildly against the world around him―he punches his sister (she deserved it), “unprotectos” broads (they deserved it and liked it), gets drunk and… Continue reading

Dragonfish by Vu Tran

Robert, an Oakland cop, still can’t let go of Suzy, the enigmatic Vietnamese wife who left him two years ago. Now she’s disappeared from her new husband, Sonny, a violent Vietnamese smuggler and… Continue reading

House Broken by Sonya Yoerg

Veterinarian Geneva Novak understands the behavior of umpteen species—just not her mother, Helen. Geneva fled her childhood home—and her mother’s vodka-fueled disasters—without a backward glance. Twenty-five years later, Helen totals her car and… Continue reading

Into the Valley by Ruth Galm

Into the Valley opens on the day in July 1967 when B. decides to pass her first counterfeit check and flee San Francisco for the Central Valley. Caught between generations and unmarried at… Continue reading