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New and Featured Titles

 

Wonder Chamber

"Malloy demonstrates a real flair for weaving an engrossing historical puzzle into her mystery plot. Carefully assembling her story, she gently reels us in. [The] third series entry is perfect for readers craving an elaborate scheme." --Libraray Journal, starred review

Being Dead

“In prose that is unadorned yet fiercely affective, White conveys a true and solemn poignancy." --ForeWord Reviews

"Jacob White can write!"-- Padgett Powell

Lone Wolves

“A beautiful and moving story of courage and love.” —Ray Bradbury

“Powerful, eloquent and fascinating, showcasing a vanishing way of life in rich detail.” —Kirkus

“Smelcer’s work has a touch of the classical, combining good old-fashioned adventure and survival themes with heart-tugging moments of clarity and poignancy that recall Jean Craighead George’s Julie of the Wolves." —Booklist

 

Giulio

"Both very funny and disturbingly sad, this latest work weaves an ever more relaxed surface over an ever more acute set of questions.”

– Michael Springate, novelist, playwright, screenwriter

All Sins Forgiven by Charles Coe

"An immensely satisfying collection.” —Andre Dubus III

A clear-eyed and insightful portrait of one man’s parents, by turns
tender, humorous, and hard-edged, deeply personal yet universal

goldmonkey

"Each of these stories contributes to…an understanding of a community and the men and women trying to make their way within it. Learst writes of them with both clarity and compassion."

--ForeWord

Married to Her

"A hilariously brazen memoir.... Ira Wood lets his delirious inner Portnoy off its leash, no holds barred, and what a romp!" --John Nichols, author of The Milagro Beanfield War

“A slim yet raucous romp through a novelist's life.” --Kirkus

Louis

"Louis’ music still vibrantly lives around the world and his spirit of humaneness lives in Travels with Louis." --Nat Hentoff

The Louis Armstrong I knew is in this novel. Reading TRAVELS WITH LOUIS is like visiting with my friend again.” —Jack Bradley

An ABC Best Books for Children pick (American Bookseller's Association)

immanence

"This unpretentious book is the work of a master." --Edith Pearlman, author of Binocular Vision; Nation Book Award finalist; winner, 2011 National Book Critics Circle Award

"Rosen is a yarn spinner in the best sense of the word." --Publishers Weekly

Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week

 

DukesTrain

"Duke used to say that the individual sound of a musician revealed his soul. Mick Carlon is a 'soul' storyteller."
--Nat Hentoff

“In schools where students are lucky enough to experience classroom jazz studies, this title, combining rich musical history and a “you are there” approach, is a natural.” Kirkus

“Sprightly, sanguine writing infuses these 13 tales of faulty love and fizzled connections with a compelling energy and likability. Connor catches the zeitgeist fearlessly and with verve.”
—Publishers Weekly

death

"Graziano… writes with intelligence, mischief, pace, and economy… to bat around the big questions. “What is love? What is art?” he asks playfully, though not frivolously…. fun and provocative."

--Publishers Weekly

STS

"How do art and politics intersect?...Something to Say provides unprecedented access into pre-eminent minds working at the cutting edge in their careers and becomes something else entirely: a peek into future humanity." --Spectrum Culture

"This book is part of the fight of our time." --David Shapiro

BIllieGirl

"Honestly strange and strangely honest… Remarkably compelling and powerful. Weaver's authenticity of characters, situations, and by-gone eras emanates from sheer originality of style. This amazing novel is a stellar achievement--gritty, funny, fresh, and bold. It will make your eyes bug out and your pulse race.  And how it shines, shines with humanity!” --Sena Jeter Naslund, author of Ahab's Wife

and yet

“Surreal miniaturist Helen Phillips’s debut collection is full of gems.” —Vanity Fair

“Brashly experimental." --Elle

“Helen Phillips uses the simplest objects to create suspense, the merest whisper of plot to make her readers care about these tiny planets.” Los Angeles Times

NoOnesSon

“The spare writing tells an eloquent story of one Ethiopian man’s experience of cruelty, displacement, and rejection, but also courage, kindness, love, and success.... Set against vicious conflicts across borders and within local streets, the moving prose and local idioms make universal connections." --Booklist

Jem's father turns himself into a 9-foot orangutan, then leads Jem on the ultimate adventure: to find the last resting place of Leonardo da Vinci.

"A delightful book that readers will be unable to put down." -School Library Journal

 

lap

“The effects of modernization and the battle between man and nature are the heavy themes Lovett tackles in this powerful first novel set in modern-day China…. A moving, compelling read about people fighting against both government and nature, which prove equally insurmountable and capricious.”
Booklist starred review

ParadiseWalk

“This unconventional mystery will most satisfy those who enjoy intellectual puzzles like Josephine Tey’s The Daughter of Time.” —Publishers Weekly

GodSoulMindBrain

“A brave neuroscientist rushes in where angels fear to tread. A challenging yet accessible, charming and thoroughly enjoyable book – it provokes thoughts in a way that reminds one of the reasons for books to exist.” —Robert Sapolsky, author of Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers

ghost

“A rugged and tender tale. Bawdy humor, snappy dialogue, colorful sea myths and rich lobstering details add to the immense appeal of this textured narrative about a lobsterman’s inward and outward struggles.”

--Publishers Weekly

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News from Leapfrog Press

The 2014 Leapfrog Fiction Contest is open for entries from January 15-May 1. We are delighted to announce that this year's finalist judge is author Mark Brazaitis. See the contest page for details.

CROSSBORDER Vol. 2 no. 1 will be out in March. See the contents and excerpts from the stories of this and of previous issues, and subscribe, here.

Mar2014

Poet Charles Coe, author of All Sins Forgiven, has been selected by the Associates of the Boston Public Library as one of the "Literary Lights of 2014."  This is an honor awarded each year to six outstanding writers from the northeast.

Author Mick Carlon has been named recipient of The Massachusetts Teachers Association Human & Civil Rights Award. Mick is the author of Riding on Duke's Train and Travels with Louis.

2013 Fiction Contest Winne

The first-prize winner is David Armstrong for his story collection Going Anywhere, which will be published by Leapfrog Press in November 2014. A complete list of winners and information on authors and manuscripts can be found on the Contest page.

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Edge of Nowhere

August 2014

Seasons

September 2014

Going Anywhere

November 2014




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