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Walking with the Ineffable

Welcome to another installment of If My Book, the Monkeybicycle feature in which authors shed light on their recently released books by comparing them to weird things. This week Stephani Nur Colby writes about Walking with the Ineffable, her new memoir out from Green Place Books. If Walking with the Ineffable were weather, it would be the gentle night rains […]

Welcome to another installment of If My Book, the Monkeybicycle feature in which authors shed light on their recently released books by comparing them to weird things. This week Dan Gutstein writes about Buildings Without Murders, his new novel out from Atmosphere Press. If Buildings Without Murders were a jazz hologram, I’d like to think that it would present John […]

Welcome to another installment of If My Book, the Monkeybicycle feature in which authors shed light on their recently released books by comparing them to weird things. This week Sara Rauch writes about What Shines from It, her debut story collection just published by Alternating Current. If What Shines from It were an animal, it’d be a stray cat. A […]

Welcome to another installment of If My Book, the Monkeybicycle feature in which authors shed light on their recently released books by comparing them to weird things. This week Brett Petersen writes about The Parasite from Proto Space, his story collection published by Clash Books. If The Parasite From Proto Space & Other Stories were a Tarot card, it would […]

Welcome to another installment of If My Book, the Monkeybicycle feature in which authors shed light on their recently released books by comparing them to weird things. This week Matt Tompkins writes about Odsburg, his debut novel published by Ooligan Press. If Odsburg were a small, fictional town—and it is a small, fictional town, now that you mention it—it […]

Tired People Seeing America, Claire Hopple

Welcome to another installment of If My Book, the Monkeybicyclefeature in which authors shed light on their recently released books by comparing them to weird things. This week Claire Hopple writes about Tired People Seeing America, her story collection published by Dostoevsky Wannabe. If Tired People Seeing Americawere a school, it would be a public one in the suburbs.  […]

Welcome to another installment of If My Book, the Monkeybicycle feature in which authors shed light on their recently released books by comparing them to weird things. This week Bryan Furuness writes about Do Not Go On, his new novel published by Black Lawrence Press. If Do Not Go On were a vehicle, it would be a school […]

Disaster's Children

Welcome to another installment of If My Book, the Monkeybicycle feature in which authors shed light on their recently released books by comparing them to weird things. This week Emma Sloley writes about Disaster’s Children, her debut novel published by Little A Books. If Disaster’s Children were an insect, it would be a bee. This […]

Sea Above, Sun Below, George Salis

Welcome to another installment of If My Book, the Monkeybicyclefeature in which authors shed light on their recently released books by comparing them to weird things. This week George Salis writes about Sea Above, Sun Below, his novel just published by River Boat Books. If Sea Above, Sun Below were a historian, she would drink the ink of all […]

Tender Cuts, Jayne Martin

Welcome to another installment of If My Book, the Monkeybicycle feature in which authors shed light on their recently released books by comparing them to weird things. This week Jayne Martin writes about Tender Cuts, her story collection published by Vine Leaves Press. If Tender Cuts were a ghost it would taunt you from the corner of your eye, […]

Today My Name Is BIllie

Welcome to another installment of If My Book, the Monkeybicycle feature in which authors shed light on their recently released books by comparing them to weird things. This week Neile Parisi writes about her novel, Today My Name Is Billie, out now from Green Writers Press. If Today My Name Is Billie were a porch, […]

Ghosts of You by Cathy Ulrich

Welcome to another installment of If My Book, the Monkeybicyclefeature in which authors shed light on their recently released books by comparing them to weird things. This week Cathy Ulrich writes about Ghosts of You, her debut story collection out now from Okay Donkey Press. If Ghosts of Youwere an actress, she would be Marilyn Monroe in the […]

If My Book: Emerald City by Brian Birnbaum

Welcome to another installment of If My Book, the Monkeybicyclefeature in which authors shed light on their recently released books by comparing them to weird things. This week Brian Birnbaum writes about Emerald City, his debut novel just published by Dead Rabbits Books. If Emerald City were a profession, it would be a psychoanalyst treating a dubious patient. “[Finnegan] […]

Welcome to another installment of If My Book, the Monkeybicyclefeature in which authors shed light on their recently released books by comparing them to weird things. This week Lindsay Lerman writes about her debut novel, I’m from Nowhere, out now from Clash Books. If I’m from Nowherewere a bird, it would be the butcher bird. “The butcher bird […]

Welcome to another installment of If My Book, the Monkeybicycle feature in which authors shed light on their recently released books by comparing them to weird things. This week Sharyn Skeeter writes about her novel, Dancing with Langston, forthcoming in October from Green Place Books. If Dancing with Langstonwere a round white doily, Cousin Ella would find it […]

Welcome to another installment of If My Book, the Monkeybicyclefeature in which authors shed light on their recently released books by comparing them to weird things. This week Judith Krummeck writes about her memoir, Old New Worlds, forthcoming in October from Green Writers Press. If Old New Worldswere the dark side of the moon, that’s where I’d feel […]

Welcome to another installment of If My Book, the Monkeybicycle feature in which authors shed light on their recently released books by comparing them to weird things. This week Caitlin Horrocks writes about The Vexations, her debut novel out now from Little, Brown. If The Vexations were the weeds I’ve dug out of my garden […]

If My Book: The Light Source by Kim Mcgowan

Welcome to another installment of If My Book, the Monkeybicycle feature in which authors shed light on their recently released books by comparing them to weird things. This week Kim Magowan writes about her new novel, The Light Source, out now from 7.13 Books. If The Light Source were a light source, she would be […]

Squared Away, Alicia Dill

Welcome to another installment of If My Book, the Monkeybicycle feature in which authors shed light on their recently released books by comparing them to weird things. This week Alicia Dill writes about Squared Away, her debut novel out from White Bird Publications. If Squared Away were a type of coffee drink, it would start […]

Besotted

Welcome to another installment of If My Book, the Monkeybicycle feature in which authors shed light on their recently released books by comparing them to weird things. This week Melissa duclos writes about Besotted, her new novel out from 7.13 Books. If Besotted were a lie, it’d be a believable one. Memory shapeshifts. That’s not […]