Roundabout by Will Mountain Cox

Staff Pick

This debut novel from local press Relegation Books follows a group of friends in Paris as they mature into the world beyond bars and drugs. Cox draws on his own experience as an American expat and his book charts the highs and lows of complicated friendships, hitting all the right notes and showing how we stay true to one another despite difficulties. Offering a fresh take on the Parisian coming-of-age story, Roundabout also harbors the feel of a classic.


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ISBN: 9798986767017
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Published: Relegation Books - October 10th, 2023

Ten Bridges I've Burnt by Brontez Purnell

Staff Pick

This book makes me think more people should write their memoirs in verse--but then again, most people aren't Brontez Purnell. Recounting his life via moments and sporadic snapshots, Purnell skillfully unleashes flurries of words that are by turns angry and delicate. From beating up a fellow poet at a conference to reflecting on himself as a self-proclaimed toxic-ass bachelor, this is a wild ride.

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ISBN: 9780374612696
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Published: MCD - February 13th, 2024

Grief is for People by Sloane Crosley

Staff Pick

How does one handle a heartbreaking loss? Not long after being robbed, Crosley struggles to face the death of her best friend and publishing colleague--traumas for which there is seemingly no guide. Crosley runs through a gamut of emotions as she searches for structure amid the devastation, and her humor, especially, proves the bedrock of the relationship she mourns and memorializes and what, eventually, helps lead her to catharsis. 

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ISBN: 9780374609849
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Published: MCD - February 27th, 2024