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Matthew McGevna, Author of Little Beasts, Interviewed by Newsday 

“In his debut novel, “Little Beasts” (Kaylie Jones/Akashic Books, $15.95 paper), Long Island native Matthew McGevna returns to an infamous crime that haunted his 1980s childhood. Reimagining the location and circumstances, McGevna creates a chilling story of poverty and violence based in his own hardscrabble hometown. He discussed the book in a recent phone interview.”

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Starve the Vulture by Jason Carney

A lyrical, mesmerizing debut from Jason Carney who overcomes his own racism, homophobia, drug addiction, and harrowing brushes with death to find redemption and unlikely fame on the national performance poetry circuit. Woven into Carney’s path to recovery is a powerful family story, depicting the roots of prejudice and dysfunction through several generations.

  • January 8, 2015: Wilkes University
  • January 12, 2015: Bar 13 in New York City
  • January 19, 2015: Penn College of Technology
  • January 20, 2015: North Hampton Mass
  • January 21, 2015: Cantab Boston Mass
  • January 22, 2015: Slam Free or Die in Manchester, New Hampshire
  • January 25, 2015: Lizard Lounge in Boston, Massachusetts
  • January 26, 2015: Dirty Gerund in Worchester, Massachusetts
  • January 27, 2015: Port Veritas in Portland, Maine

Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night, by Barbara J. Taylor

A page-turning debut novel set in Scranton, Pennsylvania, during the height of coal mining, vaudeville, and evangelism. Inspired by a haunting family story, Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night blends real life incidents with fiction to show how grace can be found in the midst of tragedy.

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Unmentionables, by Laurie Loewenstein

Our flagship publication takes place on the 1917 Chautauqua circuit, in rural Illinois, on the verge of US involvement in WWI. While the larger topics are race and women’s suffrage, the characters and their courageous stands against oppression and reactionary bigotry could not be more relevant today.

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