"Jean Toomer was writing what we would now call flash fiction back in 1923, and his vignettes of Black life form a lovely, haunting collage of indelible moments. Composed of poems, flash, short stories, and a novella, Cane is an unforgettable classic that’s unlike anything else I’ve ever read."
"How to Turn Into a Bird is just like the billboard at its center: a place to perch and see the world from above as the lights of society blink slowly into view. The prose is funny and rueful in the same breath, and its simple sentences lend a sense of elementality to every character." – Ellie
"Each story in this collection is a glimpse into the narrator's life, a moment in time that you spend with them. The reader gets to see how being Cambodian American & knowing their ancestors survived the Khmer Rouge genocide affects each of the characters. My favorite stores were: Maly, Maly, Maly, The Shop, We Would've Been Princes!, & Human Development. I loved this collection so much." – Mallory
"Following disaster, a young Cherokee show horse-diver and her co-performers band together to unravel a mysterious force that is threatening their show. Verble’s vibrant and vivid writing style draws you into the world of show business in the 1920s, intricately combining elements of history, spiritual realism, community, and mystery, as well as highlighting the serious topics of race, class, segregation and prejudice. A soul-cleansing, uplifting, and meaningful read, When Two Feathers Fell from the Sky is the found family story to rule them all." – Melissa
"Louise Erdrich is one of my favorite authors to read when the weather starts to turn colder. With themes of autonomy, inheritance, and motherhood this book speaks to issues that have always been timely to native people. Perfect for fans of Kazuo Ishiguro, Future Home of the Living God will both stimulate your mind and unsettle your soul." – Mik
“Fluttering between a dream-like state and an all out fever dream, Valleyesque is an unpredictable collection of short stories grounded in the absurd and understated. The proud father of an ear wax baby, an explorer of a dangerous thrift store land, Opossums up to no good and more coalesce to create a truly surreal reading experience. Fernando A. Flores balances complete absurdity and carefully inserts it into otherwise mundane life to shape stories of border life that are submerged in surrealism and ask to be read again. Some stories will make you consider what is real, some will make you feel, and some will make you take part in a choose your own adventure Lee Harvey Oswald story. ” - Mathew