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Paperback: 150 pages
Publisher: Deep Vellum Publishing
ISBN-13: 9781941920541
Price: $$21.50

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Not One Day

Not One Day begins with a maxim: 'Not one day without a woman.' What follows is an intimate, erotic, and sometimes bitter recounting of loves and lovers past, breathtakingly written, exploring the interplay between memory, fantasy, and desire.

'For life is too short to submit to reading poorly written books and sleeping with women one does not love.'

Anne Garreta, author of the groundbreaking novel Sphinx (Deep Vellum, 2015), is a member of the renowned Oulipo literary group. Not One Day won the Prix Medicis in 2002, recognizing Garreta as an author 'whose fame does not yet match their talent.'

Praise for Not One Day:

"Not One Day is a novel both fluid and complex, crowded and lonely, and rooted in an uncomfortable position." —Eva Domeneghini

Author Bio

Anne F. Garreta is the first member of the Oulipo to be born after the founding of the Oulipo. Anormalienne (graduate of France's prestigious Ecole normale superieure) and lecturer at the University of Rennes II since 1995, Garreta was co-opted into the Oulipo in April 2000. She also teaches at Duke University as a Research Professor of Literature and Romance Studies. Her first novel, Sphinx hailed by critics in France and the US alike, tells a love story between two people without giving any indication of grammatical gender for the narrator or the narrator's love interest. She met Oulipian Jacques Roubaud in Vienna in 1993, and was invited to present her work at an Oulipo seminar in March 1994 and again in May 2000, which led to her joining the Oulipo. She won France's prestigious Prix Medicis in 2002 for this novel,Not One Day, awarded each year to an author whose 'fame does not yet match their talent' (she is the second Oulipian to win the award–-Georges Perec won in 1978).

Emma Ramadan is a graduate of Brown University, received her Master's in Cultural Translation from the American University of Paris, and recently completed a Fulbright Fellowship for literary translation in Morocco. Her translation of Anne Garreta's Sphinx was published by Deep Vellum in spring 2015 and was nominated for both the PEN Translation Prize and the Best Translated Book Award. Her translation of Anne Parian's prose poem Monospace was released by La Presse in fall 2015, and her translation of Fouad Laroui's Prix Goncourt story collection The Curious Case of Dassoukine's Trousers was published in spring 2016. Her forthcoming translations of Laroui's debut novel in English The Tribulations of the Last Sjilmassi, and Brice Matthiuessent's Revenge of the Translator will be published by Deep Vellum in 2017.

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Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Coffee House Press
ISBN-13: 9781566894685
Price: $$22.95

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The Gift

In the midst of Occupy, Barbara Andersen begins spamming people indiscriminately with ukulele covers of sentimental songs. A series of inappropriate intimacies ensues, including an erotically charged correspondence and then collaboration with an extraordinarily gifted and troubled musician living in Germany.

Praise for Barbara Browning:

'A provocative novel . . . that blurs the boundaries between life and performance, dance, art, and viral video.'-Slate

'Deftly blending highbrow intellectual concerns with the informality of Facebook-era communiques, Browning's newest is as entertaining as it is thought-provoking.'-Publishers Weekly, starred review

Author Bio

Barbara Browning teaches in the Department of Performance Studies at the Tisch School of the Arts, NYU. She received her PhD in Comparative Literature from Yale University. She is the author of the novelsThe Correspondence Artist (winner of a Lambda Literary Award) andI'm Trying to Reach You (short-listed forThe Believer Book Award). She also makes dances, poems, and ukulele cover tunes.

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Hardcover: 152 pages
Publisher: Nobrow Press Ltd.
ISBN-13: 9781909263970
Price: $$50.95

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Wild Animals of the South

Famous German illustrator Dieter Braun offers his readers an accurate representation of animals from the southern hemisphere in this gorgeously illustrated volume. Through his beautiful and colorful illustrations, readers will be dazzled by the giraffes and elephants in Africa, koalas and kangaroos in Australia, huge blue whales in the open oceans, and many more!

Author Bio

Dieter Braun is a freelance illustrator and children's book author from Hamburg, Germany. He studied Communication Design at the Folkwangschule in Essen. Clients include International publications like Time Magazine, the New York Times, stern, Cosmopolitan, Newsweek, Elle, and Glamour. Translator of contemporary fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama, children's and young adults' literature, essays on arts and culture, interviews and film subtitles from German into English. Consultant for German-language and translated literature for Penguin Random House, Granta/Portobello, Fitzcarraldo Editions, English PEN, Arts Council England, New Books in German magazine. Speaker, lecturer, columnist and workshop leader on literary translation for Tate Modern, the Wellcome Collection, Oxford Brookes University, Nottingham Literature Festival.

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Hardcover: 48 pages
Publisher: Enchanted Lion Books
ISBN-13: 9781592702145
Price: $$26.95

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The Gold Leaf

A gold leaf appears in the forest. As soon as the animals notice it, each wants it more than anything else in the world. But in their struggle for it, the leaf is destroyed. Heartbroken, the animals wonder: Will we ever again see such a leaf?

Author Bio

After getting an MA in early childhood education from NYU, Kirsten Hall taught both preschool and elementary school for several years while writing learn-to-read books for Scholastic and engaging in the book world in many other ways. Today, Kirsten is the sole proprietor of Catbird Productions, a book packager and boutique literary agency.The Jacket, her debut picture book, was a New York Times Notable Book of 2015. This is her second book.

Matthew Forsythe was born in Toronto and grew up in London, England. He has lived and worked in Dublin, London, and Seoul. After publishing his first books (Ojingogo and Jinchalo) with Drawn & Quarterly, he moved to LA where he worked as a head designer on Adventure Time for Cartoon Network. Matthew now lives in Montreal where he designs for animation and makes picture books and comic books. 

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Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Grove Press/Atlantic Monthly Press
ISBN-13: 9780802125620
Price: $$38.95

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Hamlet Globe to Globe

Two Years, 193,000 Miles, 197 Countries, One Play

Two years, 190,000 miles, 197 countries, one play. For the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth the Globe Theatre in London undertook an unparalleled journey to shareHamlet with the entire world. The tour was the brainchild of Dominic Dromgoole, artistic director of the Globe, and in Hamlet Globe to Globe, Dromgoole takes readers along with him on this wildly ambitious expedition.

From performing in sweltering deserts, capital and remote cities, heaving marketplaces and on Pacific islands, and despite food poisoning in Mexico, the threat of ambush in Somaliland, an Ebola epidemic in West Africa, and political upheaval in Ukraine, the Globe's players tirelessly pushed on. They carried their own props, instruments, and costumes throughout the journey, and could construct an entire set in less than two hours. Dromgoole introduces this impressive cast of sturdy souls, recounting the highs and lows of their tour, paying witness to Shakespeare's power to transcend borders and bring the world closer together.

Dromgoole also shows us the world through the prism of Shakespeare and why, in its mystery, it resonates so widely - how a sixteenth-century play can touch the lives of men and women in Sudan, citizens of Beijing, and Syrian refugees alike. Through the lens of this epic theatrical journey, Dromgoole gleans new insight into Shakespeare's masterpiece, exploring the play's history, its meaning, and its pleasures, and offering a dramatic and heartfelt testament to Shakespeare's enduring presenceon the modern stage.

Praise for Hamlet Globe to Globe:

“In Dromgoole’s breakneck journey from a retractable-roof theater in Poland to a crammed cream-and-gold palace in Peru to a sweltering, bat-infested auditorium in Cambodia, the narrative covers an astonishing swath of world-girdling geography . . . No chronicle ever gave more compelling meaning to Shakespeare’s conviction that ‘all the world’s a stage.’”—Bryce Christensen, Booklist

[A] thoroughly enjoyable and charming story . . . Besides detailing the two-year tour itself, it's a story of the play, its themes and language, famous past players, and how it has been performed and received over the years . . . Sly, witty, and delightful - a glorious Shakespearean romp." —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"With candor, humor, and erudition, English theater director Dromgoole tells [an] incredible story . . . Dromgoole is wise and witty; thoughtful, self-assured, even cocky . . . But he is never dull. His mission was to bringHamlet to the world to show thatHamlet is the world, and he succeeded admirably. A wide readership, not just Shakespeare buffs and scholars, can enjoy this book." —Publishers Weekly

Author Bio

Dominic Dromgoole was artistic director of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London from 2005 to 2016. He is the author of Will & Me: How Shakespeare Took Over My Life and The Full Room: An A-Z of Contemporary Playwriting. He is a regular contributor to the Guardian,New Statesman, and Sunday Times (UK).

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Mothers and Other Strangers Cover

paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Prospect Park Books
ISBN-13: 9781938849893
Price: $$22.95

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Mothers and Other Strangers

My father proposed to my mother at gunpoint when she was nineteen, and knowing that she was already pregnant with a dead man's child, she accepted."

Thus begins this riveting story of a woman's quest to understand her recently deceased mother, a glamorous, cruel narcissist who left her only child, Elsie, an inheritance of debts and mysteries. While coping with threats that she suspects are coming from the cult-like spiritual program her mother belonged to, Elsie works to unravel the message her dying mother left for her, a quest that ultimately takes her to the South African family homestead she never knew existed.

Author Bio

Gina Sorell is a writer, actor, and creative director, born in South Africa and currently residing in Toronto with her husband and son. After two decades as a working actor of stage and screen, Gina decided to return to her first love, writing, and graduated with distinction from UCLA Extension Writers' Program. Gina pairs her many hours of novel writing with her work as a Creative Director of Eat My Words, a San Francisco-based branding firm. Mothers and Other Strangers is her first novel.

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paperback: 480 pages
Publisher: Pan Macmillan UK
ISBN-13: 9781509838011
Price: $$24.99

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The Rome Affair

Another compulsive, page-turning novel from the internationally bestselling author of The Paris Secret.

The glamorous capital city of Italy is brought to startling life in The Rome Affair, a compelling summer novel by Karen Swan.

1974 and Elena Damiani lives a gilded life. Born to wealth and a noted beauty, no door is closed to her, no man can resist her. At twenty-six, she is already onto her third husband when she meets her love match. But he is the one man she can never have, and all the beauty and money in the world can't change it.

2017 and Francesca Hackett is living la dolce vita in Rome, leading tourist groups around the Eternal City and forgetting the ghosts she left behind in London. When she finds a stolen designer handbag in her dustbin and returns it, she is brought into the orbit of her grand neighbour who lives across the piazza - famed socialite Viscontessa Elena dei Damiani Pignatelli della Mirandola. Though the purse is stolen, Elena greets the return of the bag with exultation for it contains an unopened letter written by her husband on his deathbed, twelve years earlier.

Mutually intrigued by each other, the two women agree to collaborate on a project, with Cesca interviewing Elena for her memoirs. As summer unfurls, Elena tells her sensational stories, leaving Cesca in her thrall. But when a priceless diamond ring found in an ancient tunnel below the city streets is ascribed to Elena, Cesca begins to suspect a shocking secret at the heart of Elena's life.

Author Bio

Karen Swan began her career in fashion journalism before giving it all up to raise her three children and a puppy, and to pursue her ambition of becoming a writer. She lives in the forest in Sussex, writing her books in a treehouse overlooking the Downs. Her books include Summer Without You, Summer at Tiffany's, and The Paris Secret.

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Hardcover: 368 pages
Publisher: Grove Press/Atlantic Monthly Press
ISBN-13: 9780802126450
Price: $$37.50

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Miss Burma

A beautiful and poignant story of one family during the most violent and turbulent years of world history, Miss Burma is a powerful novel of love and war, colonialism and ethnicity, and the ties of blood.

Miss Burma tells the story of modern-day Burma through the eyes of Benny and Khin, husband and wife, and their daughter Louisa. After attending school in Calcutta, Benny settles in Rangoon, then part of the British Empire, and falls in love with Khin, a woman who is part of a long-persecuted ethnic minority group, the Karen. World War II comes to Southeast Asia, and Benny and Khin must go into hiding in the eastern part of the country during the Japanese Occupation, beginning a journey that will lead them to change the country's history. After the war, the British authorities make a deal with the Burman nationalists, led by Aung San, whose party gains control of the country. When Aung San is assassinated, his successor ignores the pleas for self-government of the Karen people and other ethnic groups, and in doing so sets off what will become the longest-running civil war in recorded history. Benny and Khin's eldest child, Louisa, has a danger-filled, tempestuous childhood and reaches prominence as Burma's first beauty queen soon before the country falls to dictatorship. As Louisa navigates her newfound fame, she is forced to reckon with her family's past, the West's ongoing covert dealings in her country, and her own loyalty to the cause of the Karen people.

Based on the story of the author's mother and grandparents, Miss Burma is a captivating portrait of how modern Burma came to be and of the ordinary people swept up in the struggle for self-determination and freedom.

Praise for Miss Burma:

“[A] tale of love and disenchantment, loyalty and resentment, recognition and isolation . . . Whether Craig is describing the family’s escape through the jungle during WWII or student protests in 1962, she transports us to the thick of the conflicts . . . Based on real lives, Craig’s historical novel challenges our assumptions about everything from beauty queens to rebels and reminds us that the course of a nation’s history is often determined by the fallibility of individuals.”—Booklist (starred review)

“Rich and layered, a complex weaving of national and personal trauma . . . Craig has written a captivating second novel that skillfully moves from moments of quiet intimacy and introspection to passages portraying the swift evolution of political events as multiple groups and nations vie for control of Burma's future. Mesmerizing and haunting.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Author Bio

Charmaine Craig is a faculty member in the Department of Creative Writing at UC Riverside, and the descendant of significant figures in Burma's modern history. A former actor in film and television, she studied literature at Harvard University and received her MFA from the University of California, Irvine. Her first novel, The Good Men (Riverhead), was a national bestseller translated into six languages.

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