A Simple Distance (Oct., $14.95) by Kimberly Silva. The death of a family patriarch acts as a catalyst to a property dispute and emotional implosion.
Seducing Harry: An Epicurean Affair (Jan., $13.95) by Judith Marks-White features a 50-something married suburban woman who embarks on a culinary and sexual escapade.
The Sense of Paper (Sept., $14) by Taylor Holden blends art history, eroticism and suspense in the story of a woman living on a dangerous edge.
CARROLL & GRAF
The IHOP Papers (Nov., $14.95) by Ali Liebegott. A 19-year-old lesbian searching for love and a new life ends up working the IHOP late shift.
Venus Envy (Jan., $12.95) by Shannon McKelden. A reluctant Cinderella might thwart goddess-turned-fairy godmother Venus’s attempts to return to Mt. Olympus. Ad/promo.
Born Again (Sept., $14) by Kelly Kerney. A Bible quiz champion gets unexpected results when she takes on Darwin at an academic summer camp.
Home Remedies (Jan., $14) by Angela Pneuman. The diverse characters in this short story collection all hail from Kentucky. Author tour.
Taming the Beast (Sept., $13.95) by Emily Maguire explores the impact of a young woman’s violent affair with her teacher on the rest of her life. 40,000 first printing.
Polly (Jan., $13.95) by Amy Brant tracks a young woman’s sexual and emotional journey from adolescence through adulthood in ’80s suburbia. 40,000 first printing.
RAINCOAST BOOKS (dist. by PGW)
Sweet Edge (Sept., $15.95) by Alison Pick. A relationship plays out in two extreme environments—the urban art world and the Arctic wilderness.
SECOND STORY PRESS
Saving Rome: Stories by Megan K. Williams (Sept., $14.95). The author bases a series of stories on her experiences as an expat correspondent in Rome.
SNOW LION PUBLICATIONS
She Still Lives: A Novel of Tibet (Oct., $14.95) by Bill Magee spins a tale of love and adventure about Tara Gyatso, a female future Dalai Lama.
SOFT SKULL PRESS
Tear Down the Mountain: An Appalachian Love Story (Sept., $13.95) by Roger Alan Skipper. This epic romance is set in modern-day Appalachia.
UNIV. OF ARIZONA PRESS
The Peruvian Notebooks (Oct., $17.95) by Braulio Muñoz traces the story of an undocumented Peruvian immigrant through flashbacks, letters and notebook excerpts.