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The Taste of Sugar
The Taste of Sugar

It is 1898, and groups of starving Puerto Ricans, los hambrientos, roam the parched countryside and dusty towns begging…

Big Girl, Small Town
Big Girl, Small Town

Underneath Majella’s ordinary life are the facts that she doesn’t know where her father is and that every person in her…

Farewell, Ghosts
Farewell, Ghosts

Surrounded by the objects of her past, Ida is forced to deal with the trauma she experienced decades earlier when her…

The Hole
The Hole

While running an errand for her mother-in-law, Asa comes across a creature, follows it to the embankment of a river, and…

The Story of A Goat
The Story of A Goat

A bucolic yet menacing portrait of the rural lives of India's farming communities.

Wild Swims
Wild Swims

Fourteen effervescent stories that plumb the depths of the human heart, from desire to melancholy and everything in…

Okay, Universe
Okay, Universe

A story about political organizing and the power of community.

The Franklin Avenue Rookery for Wayward Babies
The Franklin Avenue Rookery for Wayward Babies

Ten short stories that bring readers along to Varanasi, Tijuana, Rome, Lhasa, New Orleans, Valdez, Barcelona and the Isle…

The Echoing Ida Collection
The Echoing Ida Collection

Rooted in reproductive justice, Echoing Ida harnesses the power of media for social justice, amplifying contemporary…

Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism
Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism

Argues that unregulated capitalism disproportionately harms women, and that we should learn from the past.

Suppose A Sentence
Suppose A Sentence

A captivating meditation on the power of the sentence.

Drug Use for Grown-ups

A powerful argument that the greatest dangers from drugs flow from their being illegal.

Walking with Ghosts

A lyrical homage to the people and landscapes that ultimately shape our destinies.

The Wife Upstairs

A timeless tale of forbidden romance, ill-advised attraction, and a wife who just won't stay buried. 

Nine Days

The 1960 US presidential election with a focus on the role played by the imprisonment of Martin Luther King Jr.

Marion Lane and the Midnight Murder

A mysterious group of detectives recruited for Miss Brickett's Investigations & Inquiries to solve crimes.
 

Better Luck Next Time

Friendship can save us, love can destroy us, and the family we create can be stronger than the family we come from.

Outlawed

A fugitive girl, a mysterious gang of robbers, and their dangerous mission to transform the Wild West.
 

Waiting for the Night Song

An urgent message from her long-estranged best friend Daniela brings Cadie back to her childhood home.

The Prophets

The forbidden union between two enslaved young men on a Deep South plantation.

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