AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION
The Shadow of Justice (Sept., $14) by Milton Hirsch paints a realistic picture of the criminal justice system's inner workings.
Behind Everyman (Feb., $12.95) by David Israel. Late-20s everyman has a mind-numbing job in Manhattan and yearns for true love. Author publicity.
Indigo Rose (Jan., $TBA) by Susan Miller. A woman who leaves her young daughter in Jamaica for a job in the U.S. becomes obsessed with gambling. Advertising.Author publicity.
The Unknown Mile (Oct., $12.95) by Jaime Clevenger. Romance and passion play out against the backdrop of murder and gay political action groups.
Down the Rabbit Hole (Feb., $12.95) by Lynne Jamneck. FBI agent Samantha Skellar has a stalker on her trail.
BLACK CAT PRESS
100 Strokes of the Brush Before Bed (Oct., $13) by Melissa P. is an erotic autobiographical novel by a Sicilian teen about a young girl's search for love in a pornographic world. 50,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo.
BLUE HEN BOOKS
The Tea House on Mulberry Street (Jan., $TBA) by Sharon Owens concerns the proprietors and customers of a cozy Belfast cafe.
BROADMAN & HOLMAN
Bye Bye Bertie (Jan., $10.99) by Rick Dewhurst. PI Joe LeFlam sets out to solve two kidnapping cases.
What I Know Is Me (Jan., $10.95), edited by Christen Satchelle with Natasha Tarpley, anthologizes stories, essays and poems about female African-American teen experiences.
Brass (Nov., $14) by Helen Walsh. A misguided, sexually audacious college kid serves as an emblem for her youth culture. 20,000 first printing. Author tour.
CARROLL & GRAF
Octo and Other Stories (Jan., $14) by Vestal McIntyre is the debut of a new gay writer of literary fiction.
COFFEE HOUSE PRESS
Autopsy of an Engine and Other Stories from the Cadillac Plant (Sept., $14) by Lolita Hernandez. A diverse lot of assembly-line workers lives through the auto industry's decline. Advertising. Author tour.
I Love Lord Buddha (Oct., $14.95) by Hillary Raphael. The Neo-Geisha Organization plans to overthrow the Japanese establishment.
DALKEY ARCHIVE PRESS
Night (Nov., $13.95) by Vedrana Rudan. A 50-something woman rails against society, globalization and her suffering during the Yugoslav war.
The Meq (Feb., $13.95) by Steve Cash. When his parents die, a 12-year-old has just a clue to his heritage as a member of the nonhuman Meq race. Author publicity.
Carry Me Home (Jan., $TBA) by Sandra Kring. Two brothers bond in rural Wisconsin during WWII. Advertising.Author publicity.
This Man Thatacus Murphy (Jan., $8.95) by Cynthia Love. Katie tries to convince the sheriff that she didn't commit robbery.
Tearjerker (Sept., $15) by Daniel Hayes. Unhinged by years of rejection, an author schemes to gain an editor's undivided attention. Advertising. Author tour.
Josie and Jack (Feb., $13) by Kelly Braffet. An alluring young sociopath and his adoring sister wreak havoc. Advertising. Author tour.
Home to Italy (Sept., $14) by Peter Pezzelli. A widower in Tuscany falls for the fiery daughter of his longtime best friend.
Every Inch of Her (Sept., $14) by Peter Sheridan. An unforgettable woman touches everyone she meets through the sheer force of her personality. 50,000 first printing. Advertising. 10-city author tour.
Verandah People (Oct., $13.95) by Jonathan Bennett collects stories set in the heat of the enigmatic Australian landscape.
The Madness of Love (Jan., $13.95) by Katharine Davies. Valentina masquerades as a gardener in a remote seaside town after her twin brother leaves London for Sri Lanka. Advertising.
Lucky Leonardo (Sept., $14) by Jonathan D. Canter. Neurotic characters populate a small Massachusetts town. 15,000 first printing.
A Nation of Shepherds (Sept., $22.95) by Donald Lucero. Escaping the Spanish Inquisition in 1577, the Robledo family ends up in New Mexico.
UNIV. OF IOWA PRESS
What You've Been Missing (Oct., $15.95) by Janet Desaulniers explores the unsettling moments when ordinary life turns to the unusual.
UNIV. OF NORTH TEXAS PRESS
Let's Do (Dec., $12.95) by Rebecca Meacham. Calamities strike ordinary Midwesterners in these nine stories.
UNIV. OF WASHINGTON PRESS
Eat Everything Before You Die: A Chinaman in the Counterculture (Oct., $22.50) by Jeffery Paul Chan. Orphaned Christopher Columbus Wong invents a family for himself amid sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll.
Donorboy (Sept., $12.95) by Brendan Halpin. An angry teen is put into the custody of the sperm-donor father she's never known. Ad/promo.
Time Off for Good Behavior (Oct., $12.95) by Lani Diane Rich. With her ex-husband seeking revenge, Wanda deals with her own demons. Advertising.
The Book of the Film of the Story of My Life (Feb., $12.95) by William Brandt. A struggling film producer tries to reclaim his life after his wife leaves him. Ad/promo.