Braddock, PA: Alleyway Books, September 2016.
People trying to fit in, to belong, to find a place to call home. It’s an idea as simple to understand as it is difficult to achieve. And in Michael Leone’s carefully observed new collection, it arrives with insight, sensitivity, and a sly humor that snaps your head back mid-laugh... more
Braddock, PA: Braddock Avenue Books, June 28, 2016.
Called “the mighty Sasquatch of American Fiction” by Michael Chabon, renowned literary outlaw Chuck Kinder steps once again onto the landscape of American letters with the paperback reissue of his 1979 novel, The Silver Ghost. Available from Braddock Avenue Books, June 2016.
Jimbo Stark, teenage soldier of fortune, loves,... more
Braddock, PA: Alleyway Books, February 2016.
Set near the Maine coast, Rachel May’s taut and probing new work of fiction, The Benedictines, conjures up the spirit of Sara Orne Jewett’s atmospheric landscapes. With prose that will have you turning pages in anticipation, May follows Annie James, a passionate, young artist whose decision to take... more
Braddock, PA: Alleyway Books, April 2015.
Nick Ripatrazone writes the kind of stories that sneak up on you as they build quietly and relentlessly to their explosive ends. Moving with dark, deliberate energy, Ripatrazone's work digs beneath ordinary lives simmering with the unforgivable hurt of broken dreams and missed opportunities and with the dangerous pull of... more
Braddock, PA: Alleyway Books, November 3, 2014.
Like his mentors Chuck Kinder and Lewis Nordan, Michael Gerhard Martin writes deeply textured stories that take you into the minds and souls of the people you see in discount stores, grocery aisles, and gas stations. In the tradition of Raymond Carver, Martin's tales give dignity and grace... more
Braddock, PA: Braddock Avenue Books, February 2014.
What saves us? It’s a question as old—and as urgent—as humanity itself. With this remarkable book, award-winning poet, essayist, and short story writer Gary Fincke opens an exciting new chapter of his career. Structured as a novel-in-stories, How Blasphemy Sounds to God explores our capacity for loyalty and love as... more
Braddock, PA: Braddock Avenue Books, November 7, 2013.
Walter Farnham is on a mission. Only he doesn’t know it. Living above the garage of his former wife and her new husband, Walt has never been one to finish things, not even a divorce. In fact, the closest he’s come to a steady anything is as caretaker... more
Braddock, PA: Braddock Avenue Books, August 8, 2013.
Like the existential quest of Richard Wright’s Bigger Thomas or Dostoevsky’s Raskolnikov, Anita Palatino’s journey is one you won’t forget. In this gripping new novel, Catherine Gammon will take you into the psychological danger zone of desperate longing and unfulfilled desire before returning you safely home.
Set in New... more
Braddock, PA: Braddock Avenue Books, March 2013.
Get ready. These are not your mother's bedtime stories. In this mesmerizing debut collection, Aubrey Hirsch will lead you into the darkest recesses of human life, where hope and longing and love and loss look all too much like one another. Each of these sixteen stories may be filled with... more
Braddock, Pennsylvania: Braddock Avenue Books, October 2012.
“It was supposed to be the greatest night of our lives.”
It’s the eve of the Obama election. Change is in the air and hope is running high. And for twenty-five-year-old, self-proclaimed cool man Michael Bishop, so is the alcohol and the bluster. Working a dead-end job proofing subtitles... more