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Heirs of Yesterday

Emma Wolf
Edited with an Introduction by Barbara Cantalupo and Lori Harrison-Kahan

A reissue of the controversial novel about middle-class Jewish life in Old San Francisco.

Printed Paper Cased
Available November 2020
ISBN: 9780814346679
Paperback
Available November 2020
ISBN: 9780814346686
eBOOK
Available November 2020
ISBN: 9780814346693

You're in the Wrong Place

Stories by Joseph Harris

A lyrical deconstruction of postindustrial American life.

Paperback
Available September 2020
ISBN: 9780814348086
eBOOK
Available September 2020
ISBN: 9780814348093

I Have the Answer

Stories by Kelly Fordon

Short stories that manage to feel both fantastical and disturbingly familiar.

Paperback
Published: April 2020
ISBN: 9780814347522
eBOOK
Published: April 2020
ISBN: 9780814347539
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Shades

Detroit Love Stories

Esperanza Cintrón

Interconnected stories exploring life, love, and passion in an ever-changing community.

Paperback
Published: August 2019
ISBN: 9780814346884
eBOOK
Published: August 2019
ISBN: 9780814346891
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Unblinking

Stories by Lisa Lenzo

An unflinching look at race, class, life after death, disability, and family.

Paperback
Published: May 2019
ISBN: 9780814346716
eBOOK
Published: May 2019
ISBN: 9780814346723

A True Blue Idea

Marina Colasanti
Translated by Adria Frizzi

A modern classic comprising spare and surprising tales by one of Latin America's premier storytellers.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: April 2019
ISBN: 9780814346396
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I Got to Keep Moving

Stories by Bill Harris

African American characters navigate a physical and spiritual journey beginning in the antebellum South.

Paperback
Published: November 2018
ISBN: 9780814345931
eBOOK
Published: November 2018
ISBN: 9780814345948

Stiff

Stories by Steve Hughes

Surreal stories highlighting the struggle of carving out a home for one’s self.

Paperback
Published: November 2018
ISBN: 9780814345887
eBOOK
Published: November 2018
ISBN: 9780814345894

Doctor Levitin

A Novel by David Shrayer-Petrov
Translated by Arna B. Bronstein, Aleksandra I. Fleszar, and Maxim D. Shrayer

The story of a doctor’s family torn apart by Soviet politics, persecution, and the Jewish struggle for freedom during the Cold War.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: September 2018
ISBN: 9780814345726
Paperback
Published: September 2018
ISBN: 9780814345733
eBOOK
Published: September 2018
ISBN: 9780814345740
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Meet Behind Mars

Stories by Renee Simms

Explores the bonds of family, neighbors, lovers, and friends as they are tested in new environments.

Paperback
Published: May 2018
ISBN: 9780814345122
eBOOK
Published: May 2018
ISBN: 9780814345139
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The Official Report on Human Activity

Stories by kim d. hunter

Jazz, opera, and various blues serve as the soundtrack for this collection of fairytales for grown-ups of all ages.

Paperback
Published: April 2018
ISBN: 9780814345207
eBOOK
Published: April 2018
ISBN: 9780814345214
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States of Motion

Stories by Laura Hulthen Thomas

Idealistic characters fight to hold onto a life that is slipping out of their grasp.

Paperback
Published: May 2017
ISBN: 9780814343142
eBOOK
Published: May 2017
ISBN: 9780814343159
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The Goat Fish and the Lover's Knot

Stories by Jack Driscoll

Beautifully-crafted prose from one of Michigan’s most original voices.

Paperback
Published: April 2017
ISBN: 9780814342954
eBOOK
Published: April 2017
ISBN: 9780814342961
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Bob Seger's House and Other Stories

Edited by Michael Delp and M. L. Liebler
with a Foreword by Charles Baxter

New short fiction by some of Michigan’s well-known and highly acclaimed authors.

Paperback
Published: May 2016
ISBN: 9780814341940
eBOOK
Published: May 2016
ISBN: 9780814341957

Giambattista Basile's The Tale of Tales, or Entertainment for Little Ones

Translated by Nancy L. Canepa
Illustrated by Carmelo Lettere
Foreword by Jack Zipes

The first unabridged English translation taken directly from Basile’s monumental Lo cunto de li cunti (1634–1636), this edition is fully annotated and illustrated, with an extensive bibliography.

Hardback
Published: April 2016
ISBN: 9780814342572
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Seasonal Roads

Stories by L. E. Kimball

Three generations of women in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula live at the center of this linked short story collection.

Paperback
Published: April 2016
ISBN: 9780814341452
eBOOK
Published: April 2016
ISBN: 9780814341469
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Know the Mother

Stories by Desiree Cooper

Short, searing glimpses of how race and gender shadow even the most intimate moments of women’s lives.

Paperback
Published: March 2016
ISBN: 9780814341490
eBOOK
Published: March 2016
ISBN: 9780814341506
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Garden for the Blind

Stories by Kelly Fordon

Captivating linked stories that follow a group of characters from an upscale suburb of Detroit over several decades.

Paperback
Published: April 2015
ISBN: 9780814341049
eBOOK
Published: April 2015
ISBN: 9780814341056

Fairy Tale Review

The Mauve Issue #11

Edited by Kate Bernheimer

The Mauve Issue, the eleventh issue of Fairy Tale Review, features fiction and poetry with fairy tale aesthetics.

eBOOK
Published: March 2015
ISBN: 9780814341803
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The New Diaspora

The Changing Landscape of American Jewish Fiction

Edited by Victoria Aarons, Avinoam J. Patt, and Mark Shechner

An innovative anthology of pieces that have either won or been considered for the Edward Lewis Wallant Award on the occasion of the award’s fiftieth anniversary.

Paperback
Published: January 2015
ISBN: 9780814340554
eBOOK
Published: January 2015
ISBN: 9780814340561

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