2015 BOOKS

The Widow's House
by Sharon Chmielarz

ISBN 978-0-9908670-8-0, $10.95

WINNER OF THE BRIGHTHORSE PRIZE IN POETRY

Joyce Carol Oates, author of A Widow's Star, writes, “These are lovely poems. I have come to think of ‘widowness’ as transpersonal almost—it will strike those who are reckless enough to become wives and can recall so intensely the feeling of being in the hospital-vigil with an ending not yet known.”

A Man in Trouble
by Lon Otto

ISBN 978-0-9908670-6-7, $14.95

Lon Otto's new collection of short fiction, A Man in Trouble, wrestles with the complexities of family, race, community, social and personal history, and the natural world that is a part of the city, yet also stands outside of it, waiting for us with a terrible patience. "This is a moving and lovely book."—Julie Schumacher, author of Dear Committee Members

Leaving Milan
by Elizabeth Oness

ISBN 978-0-9908670-2-9, $14.99

WINNER OF THE BRIGHTHORSE PRIZE IN THE NOVEL

Leaving Milan is a coming-of-age novel set in the hardscrabble country of small-town Ohio, where young Harper’s survival depend on how much grit she can muster. "Themes of growing up and small-town communities are explored in this heartwarmingand uplifting portrait of an older teen striving for more than what the small town of Milan, Ohio,
can offer."—Foreword Reviews

Searching for Mozart
by Rick Christman

ISBN 978-0-9908670-4-3, $10.95

WINNER OF THE BRIGHTHORSE PRIZE IN POETRY

In the startling and thoughtful poems of Searching for Mozart, Rick Christman takes us to the war in Vietnam and back again to a world forever changed by what the poet has experienced. Searching for Mozart is the clear-eyed testament of a survivor. Christman writes with quiet profundity about what matters. "—Albert Garcia, author of Skunk Talk

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