Fondly: Two NovellasFondly: Two Novellas

“It takes some audacity to print a cover like this, an audacity that is adeptly matched by the prose inside … Winnette helps you to look at the world like a recently exploded head—to see all the
pieces separated out, while at the same time retaining the suggested shape of the whole.” – Rain Taxi

“This meticulous work meanders into an occult world of compulsive, near ritualistic fatalism…Winnette’s writing delivers an emotional punch followed by a discreet wink.” – ForeWord Reviews

“Two separate exercises in absurdism…Gainesville moves like a serial killer in a getaway car…in contrast to In One Story, the Two Sisters’ episodic cartoon form…where the situations are an endless, whimsical adventure to read.” – Metazen

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The Law of Strings

“Gillis’s is an intellectual voice. The thought and research he lavishes on his stories ooze from the text, giving his work a Richard Powers-like fascination with the nuances of science and technology.”
- The Los Angeles Review

“Beautiful, slightly strange, surreal little stories … some so poetic it makes your teeth hurt to read them, they’re so sweetly perfect.” – Insatiable Booksluts

“Recommended for readers for whom the conventional just won’t do – and who aren’t afraid of heights.”
- Books, Personally

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Kino

“A fast, complex, exhilarating roadster ride through history and time…Kino is an intoxicating Euro-brew, written with enormous skill and dedication.”
— Frederick Barthelme

“This is an elegant book, wrapping the core of a thriller in ideas that play with literary and semiotic conventions…Jürgen Fauth has a confident touch and is worth watching in the future.”
— David Marshall, reviewer, San Francisco Book Review

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Three Ways of the Saw

“‎Mullins, in a fresh and unforgettable voice and writing style, has reached across the human condition, exposing the sinew that holds us together, even while it hopelessly, inevitably shreds.”
- ForeWord Reviews

“A brooding, raw, rustbelt, jazzy, Motown energy informs the sensibility and sound of this writer, fuels his prose, and gathers this collection into a compelling whole.”
- Stuart Dybek, author of I Sailed With Magellan

“Matt Mullins deserves to be read. He will become an important part of our literary world. – Grady Harp

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An End to All Things: Stories by Jared Yates Sexton

“Marginalized, ignored middle-class Midwesterners; compassionately-created characters…frustrated by situations beyond their control…Sexton is successful in earnestly capturing their futile grasps at agency.”
- Publishers Weekly

“The minimalist style of Sexton’s prose, like that of Carver and Hemingway, belies the complex relationships that comprise [t]his interesting reflection on changing roles and values in our society…an excuse for a party.”
- The Los Angeles Review

“[With] invigorating writing that avoids a purely nihilistic tone…and truly explores mankind’s sense of the unknown, Sexton pushes through the monotonous bullshit to true beauty.”
- The Literary Man

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The Tall Tale of Tommy Twice: A Novel by Nathan Leslie

“[A] whimsical story full of magic and exaggeration worthy of Mark Twain or Washington Irving.”
– Charles Rammelkamp, Chamber Four

“A laugh-riot, page after page of yuks, high-minded absurdity, and Ionesco-worthy wackiness.”
– Lee K. Abbott, All Things, All at Once: New & Selected Stories

“One of the truly exciting writers of his generation.” — Richard Burgin, founder and editor, Boulevard

“Bizarre, sad, cruel, funny, horrible, [and] always surprising–Nathan Leslie channeling The Brothers Grimm.”
— Lynda Schor, Seduction

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The Bee-Loud Glade by Steve Himmer

“Himmer’s debut novel evokes Chekhov, Thoreau, Fowles, and others…” – Publishers Weekly

“A thoughtful, funny, tender novel full of memorable characters and heart-stilling moments.” – Pank Magazine

“An allegorical novel that seems eerily contemporary. Thoreau meets Ballard, meets Huysmans and many more.” – Tom McCarthy, author of Remainder and C

“[A] fascinating crossroads in American Literature…” – Plumb

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Nazareth, North Dakota and Apostle Islands, a farcical retelling of The New Testament by Tommy Zurhellen

“Universally timeless and contemporary … If Jesus needs new PR, this is one imaginative possibility.”
Publishers Weekly starred review of Apostle Islands

“[A]n epic tale…” – New York Journal of Books

“[A]n excellent book from a promising new voice in literature.”
- Small Press Reviews on Nazareth, North Dakota

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Fight for Your Long Day by Alex Kudera

Fight for Your Long Day by Alex Kudera

“Th[is] marvelous debut is worthy of a place on the same bookshelf as Lucky Jim and A Confederacy of Dunces…Kudera is the real deal.” – Ron Rash, award-winning author

“A fast-paced story, told with humor at every turn … the kind of novel one learns from and rallies behind. Eyebrow-raising and wry, Kudera’s take on the ivory tower certainly makes it look less pearly white.” – ForeWord Reviews

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The Great Lenore by J M Tohline

The Great Lenore by JM Tohline

“Beautiful in the same way that J.D. Salinger’s books are beautiful.” – New York Journal of Books

“A page-turner that introduces the literary world to an author with a clear and profound appreciation for the American literary canon.” – Small Press Reviews

“The young writer’s talents are so apparent that the reader has little interest in reading a second-rate Fitzgerald, preferring a first-rate Tohline, instead.” – The Los Angeles Review

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The Snow Whale by John Minichillo

The Snow Whale by John Minichillo

“Wonderfully inventive … a delightful tale that is subtle and outrageous in equal measure.”
- Publishers Weekly

“A funny debut novel … wry, dry, pure hilarity all around.” – Los Angeles Times

“Part satire, part mythic romance, The Snow Whale, like its namesake, is a unique creation.”
- Jaimy Gordon, author, Lord of Misrule

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Tracks by Eric D. Goodman

Tracks by Eric D. Goodman

“[A] compelling novel.” – ForeWord Magazine

“A most cunningly crafted tale.” – Madison Smartt Bell, author of All Souls’ Rising

“[A] born storyteller.” – New York Journal of Books

“An exciting talent.” – Thomas Steinbeck, author of Down to a Soundless Sea

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Armageddon, Texas

Introducing the cover of Armageddon, Texas, the third and final volume of The Messiah Trilogy (October 2014).

“Universally timeless and contemporary…If Jesus needs new PR, this is one imaginative possibility.”
Publishers Weekly starred review

What may have started as a modern retelling of the New Testament has evolved into a post-apocalyptic romp.

In anticipation of this unforgettable conclusion to the award-winning Messiah Trilogy, whet your appetite and read an excerpt from Chapter 4 titled, “Two Great Lights.”

Want to get acquainted with these linked stories and gear up for the fall release of Armageddon, Texas? Be sure to check out the first two volumes of The Messiah Trilogy: Nazareth, North Dakota and Apostle Islands.

NND and Apostle Islands
Cover designs by Jamie Keenan

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Book Collecting 101: A Potpourri of Column Ideas for Sale to the Right Buyer

When I first opened Chapters Revisited, a used bookstore in Doylestown, Pa., in 1995, I was completely unaware of the nuances of selling books, particularly books that may be considered valuable because they were out of print. I also was unaware of how much money I would risk by running a “proper” bookshop of mostly […]

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