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“Unsettling.... Ligon’s is a convincing presentation of
human nature. Nikki laments at one point, “We’d end up
getting married … and I would shrink a little every year and
lose pieces of myself until there’d be nothing left. But
wasn’t that what happened to everyone?” Fear is what’s
driven Nikki in the past, and now her past has caught up
with her with a vengeance.”
“Smelcer’s poems are for the taking, and he doesn’t want
them back. They’re ours to keep with their satire,
outrageously dark humor, and healing doses of pain.”
—Dale E. Seeds, Midwest Book Review Bookwatch
"Carlon covers an unbelievable amount of
ground in one novel…. Part jazz panegyric, part world history
tour, altogether readable." --Kirkus
"The novel's unfiltered lens reveals
war's cost to the human psyche, the amorality of concentrated
wealth, the cancer of racial and ethnic hatred, and the nearly
unresolvable conflict between familial loyalty and moral
“Smelcer clearly knows
his way around Alaskan mountains.”
Roberts, author of
The Mountain of My Fear, etc.
“Like Hill’s superb debut,
East of Denver
(2014), this one isn’t really a crime novel, but it surely
is a damn fine, if distinctly peculiar, country noir.
"David Armstrong is a writer we've been waiting for, and Going Anywhere is a milestone collection."
"A survival story, but one with a strong
"A thought-provoking and moving
"More psychological depth than Robinson Crusoe."—Frank McCourt
"Gems of langage in English and in
translation echoing across the globe." —Joseph Heithas, author
of Poison Sonnets
“A beautiful and moving story of courage and love.”
“Powerful, eloquent and fascinating, showcasing a vanishing way of life in rich detail.” —Kirkus
"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
“In prose that is unadorned yet fiercely affective, White conveys a true and solemn poignancy." -—ForeWord Reviews
"Jacob White can write!"
"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
"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."
"Both very funny and disturbingly sad,
this latest work weaves an ever more relaxed surface over an
ever more acute set of questions.”
novelist, playwright, screenwriter
News from Leapfrog Press
The 2016 Leapfrog
Fiction Contest is now open for entries, and will run through
May 1. See our
contest page for details and to read
about past winners. Read an interview with this year's finalist
judge, Sara Pritchard,
The acclaimed literary journal from
Leapfrog Press and Guernica Editions featuring the best short
fiction from established authors.
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