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Just the Way You Want Me
Michael Lee

216 pp. Paper
0-9679520-6-9
$14.95
 

"What a good read!"
—Norman Mailer

Michael Lee is a New England literary treasure—and until now, a secret. In this moving and often quite humorous debut collection, Mike Lee enters the territory of Richard Russo and Russell Banks, the New England of forgotten mill towns and abandoned hopes, of people with few illusions trying to put their losses behind them. 

"Solid work from a writer who should have been recognized long ago."
Kirkus Reviews (June 1, 2002)

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The German Money
Michael Lee

216 pp. Paper
0-9679520-0-X
$14.95
Amazon Price: $10.17

"What a good read!"
—Norman Mailer

Michael Lee is a New England literary treasure—and until now, a secret. In this moving and often quite humorous debut collection, Mike Lee enters the territory of Richard Russo and Russell Banks, the New England of forgotten mill towns and abandoned hopes, of people with few illusions trying to put their losses behind them. 

"Solid work from a writer who should have been recognized long ago."
Kirkus Reviews (June 1, 2002)

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The Red Thread
Michael Lee

216 pp. Paper
0-9679520-7-7
$15.95
 

"What a good read!"
—Norman Mailer

Michael Lee is a New England literary treasure—and until now, a secret. In this moving and often quite humorous debut collection, Mike Lee enters the territory of Richard Russo and Russell Banks, the New England of forgotten mill towns and abandoned hopes, of people with few illusions trying to put their losses behind them. 

"Solid work from a writer who should have been recognized long ago."
Kirkus Reviews (June 1, 2002)

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The Devil and Daniel Silverman
Michael Lee

216 pp. Paper
0-9679520-6-9
$14.95
Amazon Price: $10.37

"What a good read!"
—Norman Mailer

Michael Lee is a New England literary treasure—and until now, a secret. In this moving and often quite humorous debut collection, Mike Lee enters the territory of Richard Russo and Russell Banks, the New England of forgotten mill towns and abandoned hopes, of people with few illusions trying to put their losses behind them. 

"Solid work from a writer who should have been recognized long ago."
Kirkus Reviews (June 1, 2002)

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Paradise Dance
Short Stories

Michael Lee

216 pp. Paper
0-9679520-6-9
$14.95
 

"What a good read!"
—Norman Mailer

Michael Lee is a New England literary treasure—and until now, a secret. In this moving and often quite humorous debut collection, Mike Lee enters the territory of Richard Russo and Russell Banks, the New England of forgotten mill towns and abandoned hopes, of people with few illusions trying to put their losses behind them. 

"Solid work from a writer who should have been recognized long ago."
Kirkus Reviews (June 1, 2002)

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. . . Here . . .
New and Selected Poems

Everett Hoagland

107 pp. Paper
0-9679520-5-0
$14.95

Thirty years of the best published poems by one of our finest African-American Poets

Everett Hoagland is a poet of witness. Well Known  by the African-American community for blending language with musical form through sound, image, and rhythm, his poetry is a passionate examination of history, which allows us to neither look away nor forget.

Hoagland is a poet whose sensibility has been seasoned in the rich loam of the black folk heritage. . . ."
—Samuel Allen

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The War at Home
Nora Eisenberg

250 pp. Paper
0-9679520-4-2
$14.95

Told with wit, understanding, and remarkable pluck, The War at Home is an autobiographical novel in the tradition of The Liar’s Club, in which insanity is the norm and an inseparable brother and sister thrive in spite of the terrifying household created by their parents.
 
"Remarkable. Thrillingly well-crafted. A brilliant novel."
—Robert Olen Butler


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Shadows and Elephants
Edward Hower

224 pp. Paper
0-9679520-2-6
$14.95

A sensuous historical novel with totally contemporary resonance, for indeed, Spiritualism has survived for over 130 years; reshaped today in eclectic New Age beliefs.

". . . a sympathetic and wonderfully readable study of a brilliant fraud and her chief accomplice."
—Edmund White


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So You Want to Write, 1st. Ed.
Marge Piercy & Ira Wood

224 pp. Paper
0-9679520-2-6
$14.95
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How To Master the Craft of Writing Fiction and the Personal Narrative
A Featured Selection of the Writers Digest Book Club

For over ten years, Marge Piercy and Ira Wood have been teaching two popular master classes in the crafting of fiction and memoirs. Now, for the first time, they present two complete writers' workshops in book form.

"Piercy and Wood have a fundamental audience in mind: anyone who has a good story to tell but isn't quite sure how to tell it. Put this on the shelf right beside Strunk and White." 
Booklist

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Burnt Umber
Sheldon Greene

282 pp. Paper
0-9679520-1-8
$14.95

Burnt Umber is a novel on the grand scale about the passionate lives of artists. It unfolds through the intertwining stories of the German painter Franz Marc, the American sculptor Harry Baer, and the strong-willed women they loved.

". . . a beautifully written account of the lives of artists caught up in turbulent times."
Booklist 
". . . an engaging vision of the life of art."
Kirkus Reviews


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look at me
Lauren Porosoff Mitchell

204 pp. Paper
0-9654578-1-8 $14.95

Mixing urban edge with magic realism, this lyrical first novel is the frank story of a young woman trying to come to terms with her promiscuity and fear of falling in love.

"High intensity sex scenes staged with Madonna-esque attitude set the tone for Lauren Porosoff Mitchell's provocative . . . first novel. Dana, the heroine of Look At Me leads a double life: by day she's a successful young Washington, D.C. scientist; by night, she's a sexual predator."  
— Publishers Weekly


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Rookie Cop
Richard Rosenthal

200 pp. Paper
0-9654578-8-5 $14.95

 

In the heady summer days of 1970, an untrained police recruit, recently returned to Brooklyn from a tour in the air force, was secretly assigned by the NYPD to infiltrate an up-and-coming urban terrorist organization described only as "a black cloud on the horizon." Administered his oath of office in an empty building, stripped of his badge, forbidden to attend the police academy or mingle with other officers at any time, Richard Rosenthal advanced through the ranks of the Jewish Defense League, culminating in his assignment as  bodyguard to the notorious Rabbi Meir Kahane.

"A remarkable look into a hidden world of Jewish militancy; Richard Rosenthal's story reads like a trip through the looking glass."
— Rich Cohen, Author of Tough Jews


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Adult Education
Annette Williams Jaffee

230 pp. Paper
0-9654578-9-3 $14.95

A rediscovered gem about women's friendship and the shared longings of young wives and mothers. The story of the attraction of opposites, of the friendship we all once had and wish we had held onto. Now back in print with an AfterWord by the author.

"An engaging, engrossing, sometimes wallopingly funny novel. . . ."
The Los Angeles Times
"A wonderful novel; funny and heartbreaking, cruelly satiric and tender."
— Joyce Carol Oates

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Arne Tangherlini

216 pp. Paper
0-9654578-7-7 $14.95 
Amazon price - $10.46
Leonora (Leo) is an Italian Asian American teenager with a rotten attitude and a genius I.Q. Thrown out of twelve schools and fluent in as many languages, she's sent to live with her grandmother in the Philippines, where she spends all her time in a computer environment called Apeiron—a parasitic virtual reality program which drove its mad creator to dive headlong into a gorge.
"Alice in Cyberland! With uncommon energy and sophistication, Arne Tangherlini's LEO deploys a fantastical vehicle to speak movingly of its young heroine's difficult coming of age. A brilliant and engaging first novel."
- John Barth

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Early Grrrl
Marge Piercy

170 pp. Paper
0-9654578-6-9 $15.00
The 'Grrrl' phenomenon is a contemporary expression of young women's humor and rage exploding in books and zines, concerts, films, and the internet. In homage to a new generation of tough young feminists, Marge Piercy presents a gathering of poems that reveal the poet as an early 'Grrrl.' 

"It is obvious from the bright, saucy and shrewd early poems collected in Early Grrrl that Piercy's gift . . .  is the truth of both nature and nurture."
—Booklist

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The 
Dangerous Age

Annette Williams Jaffee

179 pp. Cloth
0-9654578-4-2 $19.95
The author of two exuberantly praised novels, Annette Williams Jaffee returns with a wise and sensual tale about pursuing the one great passion of our lives, not in our youth, but at that last dangerous moment when everything we own and everyone we love is at risk. 

"The pages turn themselves."
— Los Angeles Times Book Review

"How glorious to give oneself up to a great late-in-life passion."
— New York Times Book Review

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Masks
Ruthann Robson
With an Introduction by Marge Piercy
160 pp. Paper
0-9654578-5-0
$14.00
Well known by readers of gay and lesbian fiction for her award-winning short story collections and novels; notorious in the legal profession as the nation's "foremost authority on lesbians and law" (Village Voice), a professor at the City University of New York, a young mother raising a son, Ruthann Robson's breadth of experience is unique among American poets.

"Robson covers terrifying, white hot terrain with unflinching honesty and a poet's heart. . . .
Lambda Book Report"

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The Kitchen Man
Ira Wood
306 pp. Paper
0-9654578-3-4
$14.95
"In this delightful, laugh-out-loud first novel, Gabe Rose, the brash Jewish waiter with a play in his pocket, is looking for his big chance. Where else to find it but at the gilded, overpriced tables of Boston's fanciest restaurant, where crooked politicians, tight Old Money, preppies, parvenus and, of course, the stars come to dine on yesterday's fish under tonight's hollandaise? Under-30 Gabe contrives to meet over-40 Cynthia Kagan, a tough, sexy playwright-director, big in feminist circles. . . . Besides the fun, The Kitchen Man is about love and loyalty outside conventional categories of age, gender and body proportions. . . ."
Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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Picnic on the Moon
Charles Coe
80 pp. Paper
0-9654578-2-6
$12.95
Known for his powerful readings and unusually warm and compassionate voice, Charles Coe's poems speak to the heart and mind as well as the ear.

"Deep, wise and beautiful ... Charles Coe gives poetry readers many fine examples of an old, worthy craft. A volume for the permanent shelf!"
Small Press Review, May-June, 1999

"Charles Coe's poems move and touch people. His voice is direct, honest, never forced or false in its note of intelligent humane awareness. We hear and believe."
—Marge Piercy 

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