Travis's Holiday Picks from Indie Presses
Sitting at the intersection of parable, poem, and flash fiction, Joy Williams' Ninety-Nine Stories of God gives us glimpses into the weirdness of being alive.
Uncertainty, sex, and reinvention in the lava fields and cabins of contemporary Iceland.
A novel about the life of Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle, the first woman in England to write for publication. Danielle Dutton's sumptuous novel, though slim, contains worlds.
Mysterious, fierce, and unforgettable: The Last Wolf is a masterpiece you can read in an hour.
W.G. Sebald published four exquisitely beautiful novels, and if it weren't for his death in a car accident, he probably would have won the Nobel Prize. This 3-book set, with redesigned covers by Peter Mendelsund, is the perfect chance to rediscover him.
Put this at the top of your "Innovative Nonfiction" reading list, along with Maggie Nelson, Leslie Jamison, and Lucas Mann.
Maggie Nelson attends the trial of the man accused of murdering her aunt in this riveting memoir. "True Crime" doesn't quite describe it-- you have to read it yourself.
Tom Gauld is a one-of-a-kind graphic artist, and Mooncop is a quirky and melancholic gem.
Solmaz Sharif uses the Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms as her muse and her nemesis in this groundbreaking book of poems.
Encounter Emily Dickinson firsthand with these facsimile reproductions of poems that were written on the corners of envelopes, playbills, and telegrams.
New. Neruda. Need I say more?
Some poets describe reality; Nutter invents new ones. The best book yet from our most visionary poet.
Each line in Songs from a Mountain could practically be a poem-- this book is a full-on sensory experience. Read Nadelberg and have weird dreams.
A perfect gift both for travelers and for those who prefer to take their journeys in the pages of a book.