Book List in Order: 4 titles

  • "From the award-winning Southern writer who Roxane Gay calls ""a consummate storyteller"" comes a cathartic novel about the life-changing weekend shared between two strangers: a therapist and the man she prevents from ending his life. On a rainy Oct...


  • A lush, glittering short story collection exploring female obsession and desire by an award-winning author Roxane Gay calls "a consummate storyteller." From Kentucky to the California desert, these forty-two short stories -- ranging from the 80's and...


  • O, The Oprah Magazine's Best Books of the SummerLonglisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel PrizeSet in contemporary Louisville, Leesa Cross-Smith’s mesmerizing first novel surrounding the death of a police officer is a requiem for marriage, ...


  • The twenty-seven stories in Leesa Cross-Smith's debut short story collection Every Kiss a War are set to the sounds of “frogs and crickets out back, steam-pulsing like a machine” and “a sad country song that hasn't been written yet.” Men and ...