Marah, Illinois, 1925: a man, his family, his home and his lumberyard survive the deadliest tornado in U.S. history. Kate Southwood’s ambitious novel begins in the wreckage. A Discover Great New Writers selection.
Alexandra Aldrich grew up in a crumbling 43-room Hudson River palace built by her legendary ancestors, the Astors. Out of a grim family feud, the author salvages self-reliant wit and her own kind of prominence in this wry memoir.
In a near future, corporations place bets on natural disasters so as to bypass their own culpability. Nathaniel Rich's debut novel proves a scathing, hilarious satire of ecological ruin and mass-market greed.
Joyce Carol Oates' new novel is a crafty Gothic thriller, casting turn-of-the-century Princeton, New Jersey as a coven of vampires, ghosts, and demons dead set on seducing and destroying the town elites.
Domenica Ruta mines dark humor to handle a hard-knock childhood-- and her mother's addiction -- in an incendiary memoir of struggle, redemption, and reckless youth. A 2013 Discover Great New Writers selection.
March 7: "Corporate America now desperately needs the powers associated with the poetic imagination not only to see its way through the present whirligig of change, but also, because poetry asks for accountability..."