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- Milkweed Editions 2016; US$ 16.00
Stranger is a book of both great change and deep roots, of the most rich elements of the earth and the instability of a darkening sky. The third collection by Adam Clay dives into a dynamic world where the only map available is "not of the world / but of the path I took to arrive in this place, / a map with no real definable future purpose." Tracing... more...
- Milkweed Editions 2014; US$ 30.00
We live in times of great change on Earth. In fact, while previous shifts from one geological epoch to another were caused by events beyond human control, the dramatic results of our emission of carbon to the atmosphere over the past century have moved many scientists to declare the dawn of a new era: the Anthropocene, or Age of Man. Watching this... more...
- Milkweed Editions 2011; US$ 15.00
We were exposed to these phenomena in order that we might learn something, but of course the lessons we learn are not always what was intended. So begins Matthew Garth?s story of the fall of 1962, when the shooting of a young woman on Thanksgiving Day sets off a chain of unsettling events in small-town Willow Falls, Minnesota. Matthew first sees... more...
- Milkweed Editions 2013; US$ 16.00
When nine-year-old Tom Serafino?s twin sister Teagan suffers a debilitating brain injury, a police investigation implicates his playmate Mario?s uncle—an immigrant, transient worker known as Shoe. Innocent of the crime but burdened by his own childhood tragedy, Shoe takes the blame for what is in fact an accident caused by his young nephew, ensuring... more...
- Milkweed Editions 2011; US$ 16.00
If by 1970 I had started to slip, it wasn?t by much. To make more of the decline would be easy: exaggeration resonates in candor. My income had fallen, though not to any depth. That would have required a spectacular reversal, and, contrary impulses notwithstanding, I seem to avoid spectacular actions of any kind. I still had plenty of money in 1970,... more...
- Milkweed Editions 2014; US$ 18.00
Deciding that her life was insufficiently grounded in real-world experience, Mary Rose O'Reilley, a Quaker reared as a Catholic, embarked on a year of tending sheep. In this often hilarious book, O'Reilley describes her work in an agricultural barn and her extended visit to a Buddhist monastery in France, where she studied with Thich N'hat Hanh. She... more...
- Milkweed Editions 2013; US$ 22.00
A wonderful fiction debut, Being Esther gives voice to Esther Lustig, an extraordinary woman who has lived a conventional life, in this touching exploration of aging. In spare, unsentimental prose, Miriam Karmel provides readers with one of literature?s finest portraits of the last months of a woman?s life. Sad and amusing, unpretentious and... more...
- Milkweed Editions 2011; US$ 14.00
From a celebrated author comes a tale of adventure, suspense, and friendship. Cosmos and Niner have adapted to their life on the street, but they decide to set out on a journey to the beach where they can enjoy the summer weather year-round. Their plan has one hitch: they need money to make the trip. When a potential patron asks what the pair might... more...
- Milkweed Editions 2011; US$ 16.00
Located in the Blue Mountains southwest of Sydney, the Blue Plateau is a contrary collection of canyons and creeks, cow paddocks and eucalyptus forests, the first people and ranchers. This book reveals the plateau through its inhabitants: the Gundungurra people who were there first and still remain; the Maxwell family, who tried, but failed, to tame... more...
- Milkweed Editions 2014; US$ 16.00
National Poetry Series and Rona Jaffe Award winner Sara Eliza Johnson has published poems in Boston Review and the New England Review , among many others publications. She is the Vice Presidential Fellow in creative writing at the University of Utah. She lives in Salt Lake City. Martha Collins is the author of six collections of poetry and... more...