March 2015

The Mountain Poems of Stonehouse

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By Red Pine (Translator), Stonehouse
$17.00
ISBN: 9781556594557
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - May 27th, 2014

For enthusiasts of Han Shan (Cold Mountain) and other medieval Chinese poets (in translation), Stonehouse speaks to the same aesthetic and has great power within the simplicity. A great discovery, thanks to Red Pine.

Gary


Turn of Mind

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ISBN: 9780802145901
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Published: Grove Press - March 27th, 2012

When Jennifer’s best friend Amanda is found dead with four of her fingers removed by someone who clearly understands surgery, Jennifer, an orthopedic surgeon specializing in hands, is an obvious suspect. But even Jennifer doesn’t know if she committed the crime because, at age 64, her memories are being consumed by Alzheimer’s. Part murder mystery, part portrayal of the pleasures and pitfalls of lifelong relationships between women, and part window into the condition Jennifer describes as “the death of the mind”, Turn of Mind is a fascinating portrait of the importance of memory in our lives.

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A Darker Shade of Magic

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ISBN: 9780765376459
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Published: Tor Books - February 24th, 2015

There are three Londons: Grey London, bereft of magic and ruled by a mad king; Red London, where life and magic are revered; and White London, cutthroat and ruled by murderers. Once there was Black London--but no one speaks of that city now. Officially, Kell is an interworld ambassador. Unofficially, he's a smuggler, carrying trinkets between worlds, until he's tricked into carrying something he shouldn't. Now on the run, Kell must stay alive long enough to discover the truth of the object he carries...and whether Black London may still exist.

Rebecca


Signs Preceding the End of the World

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By Yuri Herrera, Lisa Dillman (Translator)
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ISBN: 9781908276421
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Published: And Other Stories - March 10th, 2015

If you start highlighting what stuns you about Yuri Herrara’s debut novel in English, Signs Preceding the End of the World, every page will be mottled with fluorescent lines. Herrera writes in prose that feels like you are standing on both sides of the uncanny valley while something beautiful happens below and above you, creating a delectable unease, cut through with the simple joy of precise and surprising images. Herrara will draw the obvious comparisons to Roberto Bolano, but Signs Preceding the End of World should also find a should also find a home next to Jesse Ball and Italo Calvino.

 

Josh

 


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