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Heart Berries

by Terese Marie Mailhot Counterpoint (February 13, 2018)

"Inside Terese Mailhot's phenomenal memoir Heart Berries, the truth wrestles a knot between hustle and heart…. I am mesmerized by her lyricism because it is shot through with funny angry beautiful brutal truths....

Winter Kept Us Warm

by Anne Raeff Counterpoint (February 01, 2018)

  • The second novel by a critically acclaimed writer on the rise, Winter Kept Us Warm is historical fiction about an epic love triangle set against WWII and its aftermath
  • Echoes of The Sheltering Sky and Motherland...

  • Kill Me Now

    by Timmy Reed Counterpoint (January 15, 2018)

    The journal of Miles Lover, chock-full of that peculiar mix of momentum and stagnation that is a teenage summer

    Miles Lover is an imaginative but insecure adolescent skateboarder with an unfortunate nickname,...

    Why Did I Ever

    Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction 2001

    by Mary Robison Counterpoint (January 01, 2018)

    "An epic portrayed in miniature, a cry of cosmic pain in a voice of absurdist humor, an earnest insistence on maternal love in the language of skepticism…. [A]ll of Robison's minimalist genius is at work here."...

    A Girl in Exile

    by Ismail Kadaré & John Hodgson Counterpoint (January 01, 2018)

  • Author Ismail Kadare is often touted as a potential recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature, and in 2005 he won the inaugural International Man Booker prize
  • A Girl in Exile is a book about learning to live...

  • Watch With Me

    by Wendell Berry Counterpoint (January 01, 2018)

    In these newly reissued stories, Wendell Berry transports readers to Port William, Kentucky, the fictional community he’s lovingly created across multiple novels, stories, and poems

    Never has Berry seemingly...

    Complete Poison Blossoms from a Thicket of Thorn

    by Hakuin Zenji & Norman Waddell Counterpoint (December 20, 2017)

    Wadell has been a major contributor to Eastern Buddhist Journal, which he has edited for over thirty years

    Our Bodies Are Not Broken

    by Molly Caro May Counterpoint (December 15, 2017)

    liA rallying cry for women who want both to understand the complex mental and physical transformations mothers often undergo after giving birth, and to reclaim their connection to their postpartum bodies

  • 10-15%...

  • Stalin's Meteorologist

    by Olivier Rolin & Ros Schwartz Counterpoint (December 01, 2017)

    This exquisitely illustrated and moving account of an innocent man caught up in the brutality of Stalin's Great Purges is a timely reminder of the human consequences of political extremism

    In 1934, the highly...


    by Kate Cole-Adams Counterpoint (December 01, 2017)

  • For fans of Siddhartha Mukherjee’s first-person approach to medical history, as well as fans of Oliver Sachs' HALLUCINATIONS or Carl Zimmer's SOUL MADE FLESH
  • In Kate Cole-Adams’ deft and intimate narrative...

  • Manazuru

    by Hiromi Kawakami & Michael Emmerich Counterpoint (November 01, 2017)

  • Kawakami is an author known and reviewed around the world
  • Manazuru received great praise when Counterpoint released it in 2010; the book already has reviews by Booklist, the Paris Review Daily, the Independent...

  • Strange Weather in Tokyo

    by Hiromi Kawakami & Allison Markin Powell Counterpoint (November 01, 2017)

  • This is a reissue of a poetic, compact novel by celebrated Japanese author, Hiromi Kawakami (the original 2012 Counterpoint edition was titled The Briefcase (9781582435992); Strange Weather in Tokyo is the title...

  • The Book of Resting Places

    by Thomas Mira y Lopez Counterpoint (November 01, 2017)

    In the aftermath of his father's untimely death and his family's indecision over what to do with the remains, Thomas Mira y Lopez became obsessed with the type and variety of places where we lay the dead to...


    PEN/Faulkner Award 2018, National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction 2017

    by Joan Silber Counterpoint (November 01, 2017)

    The splendid new novel by the critically acclaimed author of Fools and Ideas of Heaven, a Finalist for the National Book Award

    One of our most gifted writers of fiction returns with a bold and piercing novel...

    The Last Sheriff in Texas

    by James P. McCollom Counterpoint (November 01, 2017)

  • Timely and captivating account of midcentury Texas that shows us how, as a nation, we've long been grappling with issues of excessive force in law enforcement, Anglo-Mexican relations, racism, gun control, the...

  • Don't Save Anything

    by James Salter Counterpoint (November 01, 2017)

    James Salter is recognized as one of America’s most important writers. The author of many memorable works of fiction—including Dusk and Other Stories, which won the PEN/Faulkner Award—he is also celebrated...

    The Order of Loving Care

    by Wendell Berry Counterpoint (October 15, 2017)

    Wendell Berry’s profound critique of American culture has entered its sixth decade, and in this new gathering he reaches with deep devotion toward a long view of Agrarian philosophy. Mr. Berry believes that...

    Romance of Elsewhere

    by Lynn Freed Counterpoint (October 10, 2017)

    Lynn Freed’s deeply personal essays explore our most quintessential question: What makes a home? From very early on she had imagined for herself an ideal life: a stranger in a strange place: someone just arrived,...

    Justice Failed: How "Legal Ethics" Kept Me in Prison for 26 Years

    by Alton Logan & Berl Falbaum Counterpoint (October 01, 2017)

    Having no choice but to protect their own client-the true murderer-lawyers who could prove Alton Logan's innocence kept silent for over two decades.

    Women In Their Beds

    by Gina Berriault & Peter Orner Counterpoint (October 01, 2017)

    “In these 35 stories, one struggles to find a sentence that is anything less than jewel-box perfect.” —The New York Times Book Review

    Gina Berriault is known for the complexity and compassion with which...

    The Education of a Young Poet

    by David Biespiel Counterpoint (October 01, 2017)

    A beautifully rendered memoir about creative beginnings in the vein of Umberto Eco’s classic Confessions of a Young Novelist.

    The Education of a Young Poet is David Biespiel’s moving account of his awakening...

    Here in Berlin

    by Cristina Garcia Counterpoint (October 01, 2017)

    Here in Berlin is a portrait of a city through snapshots, an excavation of the stories and ghosts of contemporary Berlin—its complex, troubled past still pulsing in the air as it was during World War II. Critically...

    From the Monastery to the World

    by Ernesto Cardenal, Thomas Merton, Jessie Sandoval & Robert Hass Counterpoint (September 15, 2017)

    Merton has written more than 70 books on spirituality, social justice, and pacifism

    Cardenal has been described as one of the most important poets in Latin America

    In 2005, Cardenal was nominated for the Nobel...

    Survivor Café

    by Elizabeth Rosner Counterpoint (September 01, 2017)

    Endorsements sought from Susan Griffin, Rebecca Solnit (colleague & acquaintance), Alison Owings, Viet Nguyen and Daniel Mendelsohn

  • With the realities of a global refugee crisis and the collapse of order in...

  • Gangster Nation

    by Tod Goldberg Counterpoint (September 01, 2017)

  • Tod Goldberg is an international bestseller and a favorite among the literary crime fiction market.
  • His previous work has been championed by big name authors such as Lee Child, Thomas Perry and Brad Meltzer;...

  • This Is What We Do

    by Tom Hansen & Lenore Zion Counterpoint (September 01, 2017)

  • The Emergency Press edition of this title (2013) was a Seattle Mystery Bookshop bestseller and called "a compelling, existential thrill ride" by Booklist.
  • This Is What We Do is an insightfully written crime...

  • The People Are Going to Rise Like the Waters Upon Your Shore: A Story of American Rage

    by Jared Yates Sexton Counterpoint (August 15, 2017)

    Jared Yates Sexton's latest is an outlaw expedition into America through the guise of the savage and unprecedented 2016 presidential campaign.

    Round of a Country Year

    by David Kline & Wendell Berry Counterpoint (August 15, 2017)

    David Kline has been called a “twentieth-century Henry David Thoreau” by his friends and contemporaries; an apt comparison given the quiet exuberance with which he records the quotidian goings-on on his...

    And Your Daughters Shall Prophesy

    by Adrian Shirk Counterpoint (August 15, 2017)

  • A thoughtful, complex spiritual quest and narrative revisionist history
  • Written from a female perspective, contextualized within a feminist history of American religious traditions: And Your Daughters Shall...

  • A Kind of Freedom

    by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton Counterpoint (August 01, 2017)

    "A brilliant mosaic of an African American family and a love song to New Orleans...written with deep insight and devastating honesty but also with grace and beauty." —Dana Johnson, author of Elsewhere, California...

    Where Bigfoot Walks

    by Robert Michael Pyle Counterpoint (August 01, 2017)

    Where Bigfoot Walks is a spectacular, moving, and witty narrative exploration of not only the phenomenon of Bigfoot, but also the human need to believe that something is out there beyond the campfire, and that...

    Sex and Rage

    by Eve Babitz Counterpoint (July 01, 2017)

    The popular rediscovery of Eve Babitz continues with this very special reissue of her novel, originally published in 1979, about a dreamy young girl moving between the planets of Los Angeles and New York City....

    Pages For Her

    by Sylvia Brownrigg Counterpoint (July 01, 2017)

    Pages for Her is the story of two women, Flannery and Anne, each at a personal turning point, and the circumstances that lead to their reunion. Twenty years after their brief but passionate affair, chronicled...

    Tamed By a Bear

    by Priscilla Stuckey Counterpoint (July 01, 2017)

    Stuckey is the author of Kissed by a Fox which won the WILLA Award in creative nonfiction in 2013

    She has taught in the graduate programs of Naropa University (Boulder, CO) and Prescott College (Prescott, AZ)....

    The Widow Nash

    by Jamie Harrison Counterpoint (June 01, 2017)

    It is New York, 1904, and Dulcy Remfrey, despite an idiosyncratic, traveling childhood, faces the predictable life of a woman of the time. All that changes when her eccentric father returns from his expedition...

    Because It Is So Beautiful

    by Robert Leonard Reid Counterpoint (June 01, 2017)

    Taking its title from an affecting speech given by renowned author Barry Lopez, Because It Is So Beautiful is a response to desperate questions surrounding the protection and preservation of America’s wildlands....

    The Grim Sleeper

    by Christine Pelisek Counterpoint (June 01, 2017)

    Christine Pelisek – petite, blonde, Canadian – seems the least likely reporter to have broken the story on the longest running serial killer west of the Mississippi. But in 2008 she did just that with her...

    The Use of Fame

    by Cornelia Nixon Counterpoint (May 01, 2017)

    Abigail McCormick and Ray Stark are both poets, married nearly twenty-five years in what has always been a passionate relationship despite deep class differences. Ray is the son of West Virginia coal miners...

    Eating Promiscuously

    by James McWilliams Counterpoint (May 01, 2017)

    McWilliams’s work has appeared in The Paris Review (online), The New Yorker (online), the New York Times, Harper’s, Washington Post, Texas Monthly, The Atlantic, Salon, Slate, The American Scholar, the...

    David Jones

    by Thomas Dilworth Counterpoint (April 15, 2017)

    Among the revolutions of the last century, none was more important or potentially more lasting than the one in the arts called “Modernism”. Among the giants of that movement were writers who changed our...

    That Wondrous Pattern

    by Kathleen Raine, Wendell Berry & Brian Keeble Counterpoint (April 15, 2017)

    Kathleen Raine was one of the greatest British poets of the last century. Raised in a deeply literary and spiritual household, she went on to study at Cambridge where she met Jacob Bronowski, William Empson,...

    Tracks Along the Left Coast

    by Andrew Schelling Counterpoint (April 15, 2017)

    California, with its scores of native languages, contains a wealth of old time stories—a bedrock literature of North America. Jaime de Angulo’s linguistic and ethnographic work, his writings, as well as...


    by John Daniel Counterpoint (April 01, 2017)

    Henry Fielder, solitary and unmoored in his thirties, runs into an old lover and finds himself ready to tell the story he has harbored for two decades. He is fifteen, in rural western Oregon, enduring a year...

    The Mezcal Rush

    by Granville Greene Counterpoint (March 27, 2017)

    In pursuit of the story behind a beguiling drink, Granville Greene embarks on a journey through remote Mexican highlands to learn about the history, cultures, and traditions surrounding mezcal. In recent years...

    Sam Shepard

    by John J. Winters Counterpoint (March 15, 2017)

    This is the first biography of playwright, director, and actor Sam Shepard in 30 years

    Includes dozens of interviews and reveals previously hidden aspects of Shepard’s life, such as his nearly three-decade...

    Lucky You

    by Erika Carter Counterpoint (March 01, 2017)

    An official Book of the Month Club selection.

    Three women, early twenties, find themselves aimlessly adrift in Erika Carter’s fierce and darkly funny debut novel, Lucky You. Ellie, Chloe and Rachel are friends...

    An Arrangement of Skin

    by Anna Journey Counterpoint (March 01, 2017)

    Anna Journey’s lyrical and layered arrangement of essays dazzles with her reflections on our shifting selves—the many “skins” we inhabit in a life. An Arrangement of Skin is by turns beguiling, dark,...

    Practice Resurrection

    by Erik Reece Counterpoint (March 01, 2017)

    A student of Wendell Berry and Guy Davenport, Erik Reece is a strong and eloquent voice for a new generation of dedicated activists fighting on behalf of the embattled wilderness and the future of our planet....

    Café Neandertal

    by Beebe Bahrami Counterpoint (February 20, 2017)

    Centered in the Dordogne region of southwestern France, one of Europe’s most concentrated regions for Neandertal and early modern human occupations, writer Beebe Bahrami follows and participates in the work...

    The Big Why: A Novel

    by Michael Winter & Patrick Dewitt Counterpoint (February 01, 2017)

    Michael Winter's The Big Why takes the tradition of the historical novel and twists it into the cool, sinuous, entertaining shape we’ve all been waiting for. His characters are real and from the past, but...