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Historian and novelist Slotkin (The Long Road to Antietam, 2012, etc.) writes more personally in these linked semifictional stories based on his ancestors’ immigration from Eastern Europe early in the 20th century.—Kirkus Reviews


Report From A Place

“Utterly original…the work of a master. In language that is exquisite but also precise, Looney unspools a host of secrets.… [T]hat rare, wonderful sort of fiction that casts a spell.” —Laura Kasischke, National Book Critics Circle Award winner

Trip Wires

"Deeply moving, and often grim and uncomfortable in their confrontations of unimaginable tragedies, each story evokes a bold, emotional response.”
—Foreword Reviews


Kiska is the heart-wrenching story of a fourteen-year-old girl living on the Aleutian Islands of Alaska at the beginning of World War II. Her ordinary, happy life in a small hunting village quickly changes when, after Japan invades neighboring islands, she and the rest of the islands’ inhabitants are rounded up by United States soldiers and sent to internment camps."

The Quality of Mercy

“Tony Hillerman fans will welcome Medhat’s excellent debut and series launch… . [U]ses pathos and humor, tragedy and comedy, to spin an entertaining and original mystery.”
—Publishers Weekly, starred review

The Subway Stops at Bryant Park

[S]tories that deftly slip into the lives of everyday New Yorkers . . . gorgeously nuanced. . . . Moss’ ability to probe the rich, complicated depths of those the city views as ordinary—its doormen, library workers, waitresses, and bench-sitters—and capture the profound currents of emotion found in the everyday animates this collection and makes it uniquely illuminating. Definitely worth reading.

The Solace of Monsters

Mara's dogged curiosity and integrity give the novel an appealing energy. Blauner often reaches for a quirky expression of detail that sometimes creates a charming image, but when her writing is at its clearest and simplest, Mara's wonder at her journey and the people she meets springs off the page and welcomes the reader into her world.

Washington State Book Awards finalist

Stony River

“A taut, compelling portrait of a small town’s underbelly. With sinister imagery and crisp, evocative prose, Dower pulls back the cloak of 1950s ‘innocence’ to expose the ugly secrets that lie in wait, teeth grown sharp in the dark.”
—Billie Livingston,
The Crooked Heart of Mercy and One Good Hustle

“Think Mad Men but even madder.”
Toronto Star

The Gospel of Simon

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 peace.”
—Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize laureat

Stealing Indians

“A poignant story of colonization and assimilation, something I know a little bit about.
A masterpiece.”
—Chinua Achebe

Among the Dead

Ligon handles this latticework with impressive fluidity and dramatic momentum, the disparate voices lacing the novel with the melancholy of aborted and fractured love
—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.”
—Foreword Reviews

Indian Giver

“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

Girl Singer

"Carlon covers an unbelievable amount of ground in one novel…. Part jazz panegyric, part world history tour, altogether readable." --Kirkus

Trench Angel

"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 responsibility."--Kirkus

Savage Mountain

“Smelcer clearly knows his way around Alaskan mountains.”
David Roberts, author of The Mountain of My Fear, etc.

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The 2019 Leapfrog Fiction Contest is now open for entries.  We are honored to have as our 2019 finalist judge writer Ramona Ausubel: http://ramonaausubel.com/bio/. Please see our contest page for more information.


The first place winners list for our 2018 Leapfrog Fiction Contest are:

Why No Bhine (Why No Goodbye)
 a young adult novel in verse by Pamela Laskin

stories by Cai Emmons


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 Why No Bhine
(Why No Goodbye
 Pamela Laskin

Cai Emmons

Lacandon Dreams
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