The Crepe Makers' Bond
Young Readers
By 
Julie Crabtree

Ariel, Nicki, and M have been inseparable friends since they were kids, but now M’s mom has decided to move away. So the friends concoct a plan that will keep M in the Bay Area—she’ll move in with Ariel and her family. But everything M does gets on Ariel’s nerves. Can the girls scramble to make things right before the bond crumbles?

The Nine Senses
Poetry
By 
Melissa Kwasny

In these exquisitely crafted prose poems, image collides with image to produce a singular ecological and poetic vision. Touching on mortality, temporality, and eternity, this collection asks the reader: how do we tie ourselves to the world when our minds are always someplace other than where we are?

The Colors of Nature: Culture, Identity and the Natural World
Nonfiction
Culture, Identity and the Natural World
By 
Alison Hawthorne Deming and Lauret Savoy

For centuries, the richness of our world’s diverse stories has been widely overlooked by readers of environmental literature. This collection works against this blind spot, exploring the relationship between culture and place, emphasizing the lasting value of cultural heritage, and revealing how this wealth of perspectives is essential to building a livable future.

Thirst
Fiction
By 
Ken Kalfus

These stories mine a vast terrain of geography and metaphor, sketching portraits of people caught in the seismic collision of cultures, be they real, hallucinated, dreamed, or desired. Witty and fantastical, hip and wise, this first collection by a major talent brings wonder and imagination into the realm of experience.

The Alphabet Not Unlike World
Poetry
By 
Katrina Vandenberg

Taking their inspiration from the alphabet, and employing such innovative forms as the ancient ghazal, these poems are both humble and exotic. Highly ambitious and astonishingly beautiful, this collection deciphers the seemingly indecipherable in emotionally poignant ways.

Vandal Love
Fiction
By 
Deni Ellis Béchard

A family curse, a genetic trick resulting from centuries of hardship, causes the Hervé children to be born either giants or runts. In assured and mystically powerful prose, this novel follows generations of the family across North America and through the twentieth century.

Nonfiction
By 
Deni Ellis Béchard

When young Deni’s mother leaves his charismatic father, the boy learns of his father’s true identity: André Béchard was once a bank robber—and so Deni’s imagination is set on fire. This deeply affecting memoir is at once a highly unconventional portrait of the artist as a young man and an extraordinary family story.

Wonderful Investigations: Essays, Meditations, Tales
Nonfiction
Essays, Meditations, Tales
By 
Dan Beachy-Quick

Touching on the works of Emerson, Thoreau, Proust, and Plato, among others, this collection of nonfiction and fables provides a walking tour of the creative mind. This is a rich investigation of what it means to think, read, write, and learn, celebrating the notion that our daily world is rich with wonder.

Gaze
Poetry
By 
Christopher Howell
Finalist for the Rilke Prize

This haunted and haunting collection swings between moments of delicate connection and striking brutality. Shifting between lyric and narrative, these poems explore how our interior and exterior lives are entangled, the past living on inside us as we live in the physical world around us.

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