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!
- 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.”
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.
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)