Fall 2015 Titles

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The Afterlife of Birds

The Afterlife of Birds

by Elizabeth Philips

Henry Jett is perpetually puzzled—a state that is painful but also comforting. If all he does is pursue his admittedly odd hobby, reassembling the skeletons of deceased birds, he doesn’t have to acknowledge the shadow that death, illness, and loneliness have cast over him. But then, three women—a Russian émigré who tells him stories, a former employee of his mother’s, and an activist lawyer—demand that Henry become a participant in his own story. The tempo of his life quickens in ways he never could have imagined. [more]

The Swallows Uncaged

The Swallows Uncaged
A Narrative in Eight Panels

by Elizabeth McLean

In The Swallows Uncaged, Elizabeth McLean imaginatively recreates the spirited lives of girls and women of Vietnam who over the centuries ventured to “lean in” against the reins of their Confucian culture. Interweaving historical and fictional characters, the book’s eight narratives re-imagine the passions and turmoils of wives and daughters who, at their humble post at the hearth, schemed to quell the unjustness that blighted their lot, and loved zestfully and wickedly. This is an assured debut from a writer with a knack for untangling knotty lives. [more]