PW List of Big Indie Books for Fall 2015

Here are a few titles of interest pulled from Publishers Weekly's list of Fall 2015 small press offerings:

The Do-Right by Lisa Sandlin (Cinco Puntos, Oct. 2015)
Cover price: $16.95
Paperback
First print run: 5,000
Debut novel

Lisa Sandlin has collected a number of awards, honors, and starred reviews for her short stories and has been called "a writer to watch" by Publishers Weekly. This is her debut novel which Kirkus (in their starred review) calls "strong."

Sandlin states, “I wrote ‘The Do-Right’ because I wanted to reverse the detective story convention. To create not a grizzled P.I. but a novice taking a flyer at the job and a secretary who's lived the dark side of life. Enter Tom Phelan fed-up roughneck who just lost a finger on an oil rig, and ex-con Delpha Wade, paroled after 14 years in prison and looking for a job. Hello, Thomas Phelan, Investigations. These two are making it up as they go.”

She'll be at the Texas Book Festival in Austin Oct. 17th & 18th.



Mrs. Engels by Gavin McCrea (Catapult, Oct. 2015)
Cover price: $16.95
Paperback with French flaps
First print run: Unknown
Debut novel

Longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award 2015.
Starred Publishers Weekly review.
Starred Kirkus review.

Author appearances in New York and DC, October 19th & 20th.



The Story of My Teeth by Valeria Luiselli, trans. by Christina MacSweeney (Coffee House, Sept. 2015) 
Cover price: $16.95 
Paperback
First print run: 10,000
2nd novel

Starred Publishers Weekly review.
Starred Kirkus review.
From her publisher's Website: "In 2014, Faces in the Crowd was the recipient of the Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction and the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 award. Her forthcoming novel, The Story of My Teeth, will be available from Coffee House Press in fall 2015."

Her first novel, Faces in the Crowd, is available on Abebooks for $18 (unsigned) and $38 (signed).


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