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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 Curtis Smith writes about Slaughterhouse Five: Bookmarked, his new memoir about the influence of Kurt Vonnegut’s classic novel on his own life and work, out from Ig Publishing.

  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 Lavinia Ludlow writes about Single Stroke Seven, her second novel, just published by Casperian Books.   If Single Stroke Seven were a micro-generation, 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 Erin Fitzgerald writes about her new novella, Valletta78, out now from Outpost 19.       If Valletta78 were in your shoebox full of Valentines […]

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 Andrew F. Sullivan writes about his debut novel, Waste, just published by Dzanc Books.

  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 Rachel Cantor writes about her second novel, Good on Paper, just published by Melville House.   If Good on Paper were your childhood friend, she’d […]

  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 Brian Oliu writes about i/o, his memoir recently published by Civil Coping Mechanisms.   If i/o were a fast food item, it would be the […]

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 Tara Ison writes about her latest story collection, Ball, recently published by Soft Skull Press.

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 Helen Ellis writes about her first story collection, American Housewife, out today from Doubleday.

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 John McManus writes about his new story collection, Fox Tooth Heart, just published by Sarabande Books.

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 Michael J. Seidlinger writes about his latest novel, The Strangest, just published by OR Books.

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 Sanderia Faye writes about her debut novel, Mourner’s Bench, just published by University of Arkansas Press.

  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, Jim Freed writes about The Illiterate, his new novel out now from Thought Catalog.   If my book, The Illiterate, were sex, drugs, and rock […]

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 Kathy Flann writes about Get a Grip, her second story and collection and winner of the 2014 George Garrett Fiction Prize, just published by Texas Review Press.

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 Eric Shonkwiler writes about his second book and first story collection, Moon Up, Past Full, just published by Alternating Current Press.

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 Julianna Baggott writes about her latest novel, Harriet Wolf’s Seventh Book of Wonders, out now from Little, Brown.

  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 Elise Blackwell writes about The Lower Quarter, her latest novel just published by Unbridled Books.   If my new novel were a martial art, it […]

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 Helen McClory writes about On the Edges of Vision, her debut story collection just published by Queen’s Ferry Press.

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 Tom Williams writes about his third book, Among the Wild Mulattos and Other Tales, just published by Texas Review Press.

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 Naomi Jackson writes about The Star Side of Bird Hill, her debut novel published this summer by Penguin Press.

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