Begins & Ends at the Kentucky Club

By Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Compelling, tough, beautiful, painful, this PEN-award-winning short-story collection shatters, mends, and singes in all the right places. It's Juárez. It's a stiff drink. It's the border on a hot, dry, summer night.


L*ve & Other Misunderstandings

By Sage Webb

A boat-bound freegan, a fruitcake-turned-firecracker, and a post-prison bus ride take readers to some unlikely places in this sometimes-funny, sometimes doleful collection.




By Erica Olsen

Delightful. . . .

Memorable. . . .



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