New T itles
The Donner Party By George Keithley George Braziller, Inc.
“The Donner Party is one of the three or four finest booklength American poems ever written.”—Poetry. “Out of the western migration of the 1840s…Keithley has made a lean, taut narrative poem that moves with the speed and terseness of a killer shark.”—The New York Times. “Keithley’s account of the Donner tragedy is a major event in American letters.”—X.J. Kennedy.
I Should Have Been Music By Babette Becker Page Publishing My memoir covers four years in the 1950s I spent in four mental hospitals when nothing was known of childhood trauma. I was passed from hospital to hospital carrying several severe diagnostic labels. I include notes from my hospital journals, poetry, doctors’ reports. It shows the stark contrast between what was frightening and desperate to me and what the doctors thought.
Yarrow and Smoke By William O’Daly Folded Word Through this love song to gray valley and starless river, visit the parched land where William O’Daly has built his life among beached cans and bottles, waiting for rain. Come. Hear “the silence of a sunlit yard,” see “the pure white of absence.” Sit at the edge of firelight. Taste the night wind seeped in yarrow and smoke.
Billie Girl By Vickie Weaver Leapfrog Press An abandoned, menopausal infant is the center of this genderbending story. Billie Girl’s life is directed by strangers struggling with how life glued them together. The journey from a baby tree nest on a Georgia farm to a bed in a nursing home pulls her through ambiguities of sexuality, euthanasia, and acceptance. “Honestly strange and strangely honest.”—Sena Jeter Naslund.
The Slow Art By Sierra Golden Bear Star Press These robustly physical poems anchor us in an imperfect yet
sensual world. Salmon rang / in the sound like bells / we answered. What else / could we do, / the years going by / while town discovered / knick-knacks and meth? Golden brings the men and women who fish, and those who don’t, vividly to life.
To Ride the Tiger By Robert L. Parker Infinity Publishing This is the author’s chilling autobiography. From the turbulent streets; from an Army Special Forces Sergeant and C.I.A.-trained intelligence expert in Vietnam; from involuntary civilian psychiatric admissions; to secretly being trained as an army Antiterroristteam member, he’ll be associated with hitmen; anti-terrorist teams; military intelligence; a Syrian multi-millionaire; and an Italian-American and Sicilian mafia organization.
Where Lives Lead
By Gabrielle F. Culmer New fiction and romantic professional drama.
A newly married NY couple experiences dilemmas regarding their future. Mindy is a respected artist planning a charity gala and opening a design school in New York City, when her husband, Blaine, suggests relocating for business to the west coast. Forced to choose between her professional ties and her marriage, is she open to a new way of life?
Truce: A Physician Makes Peace with Chronic Pain By H. Moody, M.D.
CreateSpace Independent Publishing “A physician shares his trials with chronic pain in this debut medical memoir…A section addresses alternative treatments and temporary fixes [while] several chapters creatively explore the intriguing philosophical side of pain. [An] astute, candid, and thoughtful guide…using a conversational tone and keeping the text readable and easily digestible…there is nothing superfluous in these pages.”—Kirkus Reviews.
The Land of Grace By Mike Burrell
Livingston Press, University of West Alabama “Burrell’s first novel skillfully combines the macabre with the clownish…An intoxicating tale that’s simultaneously gaudy and exquisite.”—Kirkus Reviews. Elvis tribute artist Doyle Brisendine finds plenty to dismay—and endanger—himself and others when he becomes entangled in an Alabama Elvis cult promising money and fame.
Springhouse Journal 5
Springhouse Journal 5 is out with 20 contemporary Cuban poets: Domingo Alfonso, Rita Ramón Aroche, Caridad Atencio, Miguel Barnet, Pierre Bernet, Yanelys Encinosa Cabrera, Alberto Peraza Ceballos, Maria Liliana Celorrio, Felix Contreras, Georgina Herrera, Karel Leyva, Roberto Manzano, Alberto Marrero, Roberta Méndez Martínez, Jamila Medina, Edel Morales, Alex Plausides, Roberto Fernández Retama, Soleida Ríos, and Mirta Yáñez. Art by Wally Gilbert.