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“As this book shows, there are many
similarities between Christianity and Buddhism, such as the
practices of compassion, love, contemplation, and tolerance.”
—The Dalai Lama, Nobel Peace Prize laureate
“In a world where the media relentlessly inflames fear and
hatred, here is a quiet voice espousing the triumph of love and
—Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize laureate
“A poignant story of colonization and assimilation,
something I know a little bit about.
“One of our most
brilliant writers tells a harsh truth about American
—Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, author of An
Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States
Ligon handles this latticework with
impressive fluidity and dramatic momentum, the disparate voices
lacing the novel with the melancholy of aborted and fractured
—New York Times Book Review
“Unsettling.... Ligon’s is a convincing presentation of
human nature. Nikki laments at one point, “We’d end up
getting married … and I would shrink a little every year and
lose pieces of myself until there’d be nothing left. But
wasn’t that what happened to everyone?” Fear is what’s
driven Nikki in the past, and now her past has caught up
with her with a vengeance.”
“Smelcer’s poems are for the taking, and he doesn’t want
them back. They’re ours to keep with their satire,
outrageously dark humor, and healing doses of pain.”
—Dale E. Seeds, Midwest Book Review Bookwatch
"Carlon covers an unbelievable amount of
ground in one novel…. Part jazz panegyric, part world history
tour, altogether readable." --Kirkus
"The novel's unfiltered lens reveals
war's cost to the human psyche, the amorality of concentrated
wealth, the cancer of racial and ethnic hatred, and the nearly
unresolvable conflict between familial loyalty and moral
“Smelcer clearly knows
his way around Alaskan mountains.”
Roberts, author of
The Mountain of My Fear, etc.
“Like Hill’s superb debut,
East of Denver
(2014), this one isn’t really a crime novel, but it surely
is a damn fine, if distinctly peculiar, country noir.
"David Armstrong is a writer we've been waiting for, and Going Anywhere is a milestone collection."
"A survival story, but one with a strong
"A thought-provoking and moving
"More psychological depth than Robinson Crusoe."—Frank McCourt
"Gems of langage in English and in
translation echoing across the globe." —Joseph Heithas, author
of Poison Sonnets
“A beautiful and moving story of courage and love.”
“Powerful, eloquent and fascinating, showcasing a vanishing way of life in rich detail.” —Kirkus
"Malloy demonstrates a real flair for
weaving an engrossing historical puzzle into her mystery plot.
Carefully assembling her story, she gently reels us in. [The]
third series entry is perfect for readers craving an elaborate
scheme." —Libraray Journal, starred review
“In prose that is unadorned yet fiercely affective, White conveys a true and solemn poignancy." -—ForeWord Reviews
"Jacob White can write!"
"An immensely satisfying collection.”
—Andre Dubus III
A clear-eyed and insightful portrait of one man’s parents, by turns
tender, humorous, and hard-edged, deeply personal yet universal
News from Leapfrog Press
2016 Fiction Contest Winners Announced
Congratulations to finalists Kate Krautkramer (story
collection “We Are the Children”) and George Looney (story
collection “The Worst May Be Over”) and all our other
winners. The full list can be found on our
More finalists will be named, as well as a first-prize
winner, so check back soon.
Our 2017 contest will open on Jan. 15.
We are sad to announce that Crossborder, our journal of
fiction, will no longer be published. Back issues are available
for $5 each including shipping. Contact us at
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