BELABORED by Lyn Lenz (Forthcoming from Hachette/Bold Type Books in August 2020)
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In Belabored, journalist Lyz Lenz lays bare the misogynistic logic of U.S. cultural narratives about pregnancy, tracing them back to our murky, potent cultural soup of myths, from the religious to the historical. In the present she details, with her trademark blend of wit, snark, and raw intimacy, how sexist assumptions inform our expectations for pregnant people, whether we’re policing them, asking them to make sacrifices with dubious or disproven benefits, or putting them up on a pedestal in an “Earth mother” role.
Lyz Lenz is a columnist for the Cedar Rapids Gazette. Her essays and journalism have been published in the New York Times, Buzzfeed, Washington Post, The Guardian, ESPN, Marie Claire, Mashable, Salon, and more. She also has an essay in the NYT bestselling anthologyNot That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture edited by Roxane Gay (Harper Perennial, 2017). She has an MFA in creative writing from Lesley University, and her writing can be viewedon LyzLenz.com.
GOD LAND by Lyn Lenz (Indiana University Press)
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God Land is a courageous narrative account of the religious and political divides that threaten to rip America down its middle. (Foreword Reviews)
This work will resonate with any readers interested in understanding American landscapes where white, evangelical Christianity dominates both politics and culture. (Publishers Weekly, Starred Review)
[Lenz’s] sharp, insightful prose and deep compassion help illuminate many facets of a complicated region and its ties to Christianity. And like the people she meets, Lenz can’t quite give up her stubborn longing for a big-hearted faith and an even bigger God. The result is an incisive, sober-eyed yet hopeful look at a vital aspect of American culture. (Shelf Awareness)
WHEN IT’S TIME FOR LEAVING Ang Pompano (Encircle Publications)
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“Solid, spare and completely terrific…. Pompano honors Robert B. Parker’s legacy of wry, laconic PI’s–smart and engaging detectives with history, honor and heart.”
-Hank Phillippi Ryan,bestselling author of THE MURDER LIST
When his girlfriend dumps him and a dealer rams him off a bridge, Al DeSantis quits the New Haven Police Department. As he plans to head for LA, he learns his father who abandoned him as a kid has deeded him the Blue Palmetto Detective Agency in Georgia. Now fearing bridges, Al drives to Savannah intending to sell fast and go west, but before he can, he discovers a strong and attractive female detective named Maxine, a dead body on the dock—and his father, alive, suffering from Alzheimer’s, and determined to help his “new partner Al” solve the crime.
WHEN IT’S TIME FOR LEAVING, is Ang Pompano’s debut novel. He has stories in the 2019 Malice Domestic Anthology, and BEST NEW ENGLAND CRIME STORIES 2019. His academic pieces include one on teaching detective fiction. A recipient of the Helen McCloy/MWA Scholarship for a novel in progress, he is on the Crime Bake Planning Committee and is a board member of Sisters in Crime New England. He lives in Connecticut with his wife, Annette, and two rescue dogs.
HUSK by Dave Zeltserman (Severn House)
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Charlie is a Husker on the prowl in the New Hampshire wilderness when he falls in love with one of them, a girl named Jill. Loving her means leaving the Husk clan and its cannibalistic rituals, and that will be far more difficult—and dangerous—than he knows. Even in New York City, where the secret to ending his terrible cravings may reveal itself—if it doesn’t kill him and everything he has grown to love first.
Classic horror from the Shamus-and Derringer-winning author of Small Crimes
Dave Zeltersman is an award-winning crime, horror, and mystery writer. His novels have been named by The Washington Post, NPR, American Library Association, WBUR, and Booklist as best books of the year, and have been translated into German, French, Italian, Dutch, Thai, and Lithuanian. His mystery short fiction has won the Shamus, Derringer and Ellery Queen’s Readers Choice Award (twice). A film version of his novel SMALL CRIMES was made by Rumble Films (Whiplash, Drive) last summer starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Molly Parker, Gary Cole, Jacki Weaver, and Robert Forster and was released in 2017.