A promotion project on ScripterNet featuring novels, poetry, biography and other gems from mostly small press in the U.S., 2001-2008.
These and other books were hand selected and featured as excerpts on this site. Many are printed in limited editions. Read and share!
by Joshua Cohen
Short stories — Quorum is a collection of ten stories, six dreams and one rant, each narrated by an alienated individual seeking only a sympathetic hearing.
The Romanian: Story of an Obsession
by Bruce Benderson
Novel — This winner of the Prix de Flore (Paris) in 2004 is a story of obsession and passion in Bucharest and the Romanian countryside, intercut with the tale of the scandalous love affair of King Carol and his mistress Lupescu.
The Age of Sinatra
by David Ohle
Novel — The long-awaited sequel to the 1972 sci-fi cult classic Motorman — part political allegory, part sci-fi dystopia, the world Ohle creates is disturbing, yet humorous and compelling.
by David Lincoln
Novel — A knowing satire about information and romance in the early days of the internet.
Was: annales nomadique
by Michael Joyce
Novel hybrid — Was: annales nomadique: a novel of internet, is a wonder work, half-poem half-narrative, an often comic nomadic history whose main character is the fleetingness of information itself.
by Terese Svoboda
Short stories — A collection with a strong regional voice set in rural America.
The Biography of Ben Linder
by Joan Kruckewitt
Biography — A biography of an American volunteer who died in Nicaragua of a CIA bullet.
Edge and Fold
by Paul Hoover
“In Edge and Fold, Paul Hoover dearly and diligently avows that Vision now is a steadfast transparency at peace with circumstance.” –Donald Revell
“Edge and Fold confirms Paul Hoover as one of our important poets.” –Rosmarie Waldrop
by Elise Blackwell
Novel — Historical fiction about the Vavilov Institute in St. Petersburg, Russia, during World War Two, about the seed scientists who starved during the siege of Leningrad
by Tsipi Keller
Novel — First in the trilogy Women in Trouble. Jackpot tells the story of Maggie, a dissolute young woman in the grip of her own Caribbean experience of fear and loathing — a fierce contemporary of Jean Rhys' Wide Sargasso Sea, and Kate Chopin's The Awakening.
Positively 4th Street
by David Hajdu
Biography — The lives and times of Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Mimi Baez Fariña and Richard Farinña — a biography of four famous musicians in the early 60s.
by Nava Renek
Novel — A debut novel about the adventures of a young American woman stumbling through the decadent wilds of tourism in Thailand.
The Rules of Engagement
by Catherine Bush
Novel — A novel about a war researcher in London and Toronto.
by Simon Pettet
Poetry — The selected poems of English and New York City poet Simon Pettet.
by Donald Breckenridge
Novel — A New York debut novel about a single day in the lives of fifteen people.