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

Disruptive Power by Taylor Owen

Anonymous. WikiLeaks. The Syrian Electronic Army. Edward Snowden. Bitcoin. The Arab Spring. Digital communication technologies have thrust the calculus of global political power into a period of unprecedented complexity. In every aspect of… 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

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