Travis's Holiday Picks from Indie Presses

The Story of My Teeth Cover Image
ISBN: 9781566894098
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Published: Coffee House Press - September 15th, 2015

A quirky instant classic. Luiselli's protagonist, Gustavo "Highway" Sanchez Sanchez, is a gifted auctioneer who is "first and foremost, a lover and collector of good stories".  Meet your new favorite writer.

Descent Cover Image
ISBN: 9781616204778
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Published: Algonquin Books - December 1st, 2015

This literary thriller that won’t let you go. An 18 year-old girl goes missing during a run near the rocky mountains, and the twists don't stop coming. My hands actually shook as I read the last pages of this book.

Honey from the Lion Cover Image
ISBN: 9781940596082
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Published: Lookout Books - September 8th, 2015

Matthew Neill Null brings the inhabitants of a turn of the century West Virginia logging town to vivid life. As Allan Gurganus writes: "Matt Null writes javelin sentences that accrete as centuries."

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ISBN: 9781555977078
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Published: Graywolf Press - May 5th, 2015

The author of Bluets continues to astonish with this wide-ranging book-length essay on motherhood, queer family-making, and the vexing intersections of theory and life.

Digest (Stahlecker Series Selections) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781935536505
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Published: Four Way Books - October 7th, 2014

These passionate, brainy poems, graced with moments of self-aware humor, are essential reading.

The World Is on Fire: Scrap, Treasure, and Songs of Apocalypse Cover Image
ISBN: 9781571313478
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Published: Milkweed Editions - May 19th, 2015

In this brilliant book of essays, Joni Tevis visits the West’s most charged historical sites, welcoming us with a novelist’s eye for scene and subtext and a poet’s love of language.

Bastards of the Reagan Era (Stahlecker Selections) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781935536659
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Published: Four Way Books - September 29th, 2015

Blessed be the Bastards of the Reagan Era, for they shall inherit the earth.

What about This: Collected Poems of Frank Stanford Cover Image
By Frank Stanford, Dean Young (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9781556594687
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - April 14th, 2015

"I don't believe in tame poetry", Frank Stanford said; "Poetry busts guts". This gorgeous collection showcases the work of a cult figure of 20th-century poetry, much of which, until now, could only be found in the special collections of university libraries.