Small Press Books

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There is no denying that money is tight right now, but since we all have a little more time on our hands to read books, I would like to take this opportunity to spread the word about some awesome books by super-great authors from amazing small presses. In hope of supporting these authors and presses, I will periodically share a Novel, a Short Story Collection, a Poetry Collection, and an Essay Collection that I enjoy and think that readers will also. I’ve included a brief description about each book from each respective press; if you gravitate toward one, go buy it and cherish it! 

  1. The Book of X by Sarah Rose Etter (A Novel)

Publisher: Two Dollar Radio

About: A surreal exploration of one woman’s life and death against a landscape of meat, office desks, and bad men. || “Etter brilliantly, viciously lays bare what it means to be a woman in the world, what it means to hurt, to need, to want, so much it consumes everything.”

EBook ($9.99)

2. This. This. This. Is. Love. Love. Love. by Jennifer Wortman (Short Story Collection)

Publisher: Split/Lip Press

About: Throughout the collection, as characters in various stages of life try to navigate love, they court obsession, madness, and transcendence. || “Wortman’s stories cover narrative territory such as depression, isolation, sexual relationships, and family dysfunction, pairing pain with the humor and joy of Wortman’s fresh and inimitable style.”

Print Book ($16.00)

3. Good Morning America I am Hungry and On Fire by jamie mortara (Poetry)

Publisher: YesYes Books

About: Trauma fills every room of the house. Mania lights that house on fire while Depression and Addiction sit and watch. jamie mortara’s second collection, GOOD MORNING AMERICA I AM HUNGRY AND ON FIRE, emerges from a childhood strangle of toxic masculinity and an adulthood marked by failure to find love that might be safer.

Print Book:($16.20)

4. Anxious Attachments by Beth Alvarado (Essay Collection)

Publisher: Autumn House Press

About: “Beth Alvarado writes so clearly and honestly about some of the best and worst things that can happen to a person that her essay collection seems like a marvelous gift.”

Print Book: ($17.95)