Shelter by Jung Yun

Kyung Cho is a young father burdened by a house he can’t afford. For years, he and his wife, Gillian, have lived beyond their means. Now their debts and bad decisions are catching… Continue reading

Buy the Books. All the Books.

Green Apple Books & Music / Green Apple Books on the Park has kindly compiled all the 35 titles over on their site, which makes it so very convenient when you’re browsing for… Continue reading

The Born Frees: Writing With The Girls of Gugulethu by Kimberly Burge

Born into post-apartheid South Africa, the young women of the townships around Cape Town still face daunting challenges. Their families and communities have been ravaged by poverty, violence, sexual abuse, and AIDS. Yet,… Continue reading

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

No House to Call My Home by Ryan Berg

In this lyrical debut, Ryan Berg immerses readers in the gritty, dangerous, and shockingly underreported world of homeless LGBTQ teens in New York. As a caseworker in a group home for disowned LGBTQ… Continue reading

Spinster by Kate Bolick

“Whom to marry, and when will it happen—these two questions define every woman’s existence.” So begins Spinster, a revelatory and slyly erudite look at the pleasures and possibilities of remaining single. Using her… Continue reading

Lockdown on Rikers by Mary E. Buser

Mary Buser began her career at Rikers Island as a social work intern, brimming with ideas and eager to help incarcerated women find a better path. Her reassignment to a men’s jail coincided… 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 Chinese America by Allen Gee

Eloquently written essays about aspects of Asian American life comprise this collection that looks at how Asian-Americans view themselves in light of America’s insensitivities, stereotypes, and expectations. My Chinese-America speaks on masculinity, identity,… Continue reading

You Blew It! by Josh Gondelman and Joe Berkowitz

Humankind is doomed. Especially you. It’s already too late. From overstaying your welcome at a party, to leaving passive-aggressive post-its on your roommate’s belongings, to letting your date know the extent 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

Blackout by Sarah Hepola

A memoir of unblinking honesty and poignant, laugh-out-loud humor, BLACKOUT is the story of a woman stumbling into a new kind of adventure–the sober life she never wanted. Shining a light into her… 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

Cabin Porn by Zach Klein, Steven Leckart, Noah Kalina

Created by a group of friends who preserve 55 acres of hidden forest in Upstate New York, Cabin Porn began as a scrapbook to collect inspiration for their building projects. As the collection grew,… 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

Ametora by W. David Marx

Look closely at any typically “American” article of clothing these days, and you may be surprised to see a Japanese label inside. From high-end denim to oxford button-downs, Japanese designers have taken the… 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

Magpie by Holly Ricciardi

Magpie Artisan Pie Boutique is a jewel in Philadelphia’s food-town crown. Since 2012, the pocket-size shop has been turning out flaky crusts and luscious fillings. Now this book serves up Magpie’s seasonal menu… Continue reading

Yoga For Life by Colleen Saidman Yee

From a rebellious young woman with a dangerous heroin habit to a globe-trotting fashion model to “First Lady of Yoga” (The New York Times), Colleen Saidman Yee tells the remarkable story of how… Continue reading

Shipbreaking by Robin Beth Schaer

Robin Beth Schaer’s debut collection of poetry, Shipbreaking, charts a beautiful and dangerous journey. It is an intimate and interstellar odyssey where seas rise, mastodons roam, aeronauts float overhead, bodies electrify, and a child… Continue reading

The Rebel of Rangoon by Delphine Schrank

Once the shining promise of Southeast Asia, Burma in May 2009 ranks among the world’s most repressive and impoverished nations. Its ruling military junta seems to be at the height of its powers.… Continue reading

The Unraveling by Emma Sky

When Emma Sky volunteered to help rebuild Iraq after the overthrow of Saddam Hussein in 2003, she had little idea what she was getting in to. Her assignment was only supposed to last… 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

Small Victories by David H. Williams

For more than four decades, Dave Williams and his wife Reba White formed what is certainly the most comprehensive and adventurous treasury of American prints ever assembled by private collectors. In the 6,000… Continue reading

Hinge by Emily Wolahan

Hinge is a book fixated on contingency and what it might mean to live in it. These meditative lyrics are radically, at times painfully aware that anything could happen …. This awareness walks… 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

Mission High by Kristina Rizga

Darrell is a reflective, brilliant young man, who never thought of himself as a good student. He always struggled with his reading and writing skills. Darrell’s father, a single parent, couldn’t afford private… Continue reading

We Have the Technology by Kara Platoni

How do we know what’s real? That’s not a trick question: sensory science is increasingly finding that we don’t perceive reality: we create it through perception. In We Have the Technology, science writer… Continue reading