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Radiance: A Novel

by Louis B. Jones Counterpoint (May 01, 2011)

Mark Perdue has so many problems that when he starts feeling chest pains on the tarmac at LAX, it dawns on him that a heart attack might be an efficient way out. Once an eminent physicist, he hasn’t published...


This Vacant Paradise: A Novel

by Victoria Patterson Counterpoint (March 10, 2011)

Story Prize and California Book Award finalist Victoria Patterson revisits Newport Beach in This Vacant Paradise, examining the intersections of economics, class, race, sex, and family expectations during the...


Deus Ex Machina

by Andrew Foster Altschul Counterpoint (February 10, 2011)

On a distant island, reality show contestants battle for bragging rights and a slot on next week’s episode. They’ve perfected their dramatic roles and are prepared to do whatever it takes to win. There’s...


Jesus Land: A Memoir

by Julia Scheeres Counterpoint (March 01, 2009)

The memoir the New York Times Book Review called "heart-stopping and enraging" and about which Entertainment Weekly raved "Jesus Land will break your heart and mend it again"

"Sinners go to: HELL. Rightchuss...


Electric City: A Novel

by Elizabeth Rosner Counterpoint (September 22, 2014)

Upstate New York, at the confluence of the great Hudson River and its mighty tributary the Mohawk —from this stunning landscape came the creation of a new world of science. In 1887, Thomas Edison moved his...


The Hollywood Trilogy: A Couple of Comedians, The True Story of Jody McKeegan, and Turnaround

by Don Carpenter Counterpoint (August 18, 2014)

Don Carpenter wrote about Hollywood like no one else. Hollywood Trilogy collects, for the first time, Carpenter’s most significant Hollywood novels—A Couple of Comedians, The Turnaround and The True Life...


The Bride Stripped Bare By Her Bachelors, Even: A Novel

by Chris F. Westbury Counterpoint (May 19, 2014)

This is a wonderful comic novel, about philosophy, the nature of art, the beauty of the ordinary, and about quirky, complete, night & day victims of obsessive-compulsive disorder. Two charming, over-anxious,...


Prague Summer: A Novel

by Jeffrey Condran Counterpoint (July 21, 2014)

Stefanie and Henry are Americans living in Prague; she works for the State Department, he is a rare books dealer. They live the life of a comfortably married couple—morning coffee at the same café every day,...


The Hour of Lead: A Novel

by Bruce Holbert Counterpoint (June 16, 2014)

Lonesome Animals was named as a Best Book of 2012 by both The Seattle Times and Slate, a literary debut sparking with beautiful language set against the rugged landscape of 1920s Washington state. Holbert returns...


Stars Go Blue: A Novel

by Laura Pritchett Counterpoint (May 19, 2014)

Laura Pritchett is an award-winning author who has quickly become one of the west’s defining literary voices. We first met hardscrabble ranchers Renny and Ben Cross in Laura’s debut collection, and now in...


The Patriot: A Novel

by Evan S. Connell Counterpoint (April 21, 2014)

Another brilliant example of Evan Connell’s art, The Patriot deals with an American boy who grew to maturity with World War II. He had learned his father’s patriotism, and then, through the impact of firsthand...


Fridays at Enrico's: A Novel

by Don Carpenter & Jonathan Lethem Counterpoint (April 21, 2014)

Don Carpenter was one of the finest novelists working in the west. His first novel, A Hard Rain Falling, first published in 1966, has been championed by Richard Price, and George Pelacanos who called it “a...


Hop Alley: A Novel

by Scott Phillips Counterpoint (April 21, 2014)

Cottonwood (2004) was a huge step forward for the burgeoning king of noir Scott Phillips, and his dark and gritty take on the western earned him starred reviews and praise from crime masters Michael Connelly...


Three Short Novels: The Son, The Lights of Earth, and The Conference of Victims

by Gina Berriault Counterpoint (March 18, 2014)

Gina Berriault’s work as a storywriter of great psychological empathy and extraordinary elegance and subtlety was celebrated widely at the end of her life. Her collection Women in Their Beds, won the PEN/Faulkner...


Pushkin Hills

by Sergei Dovlatov Counterpoint (March 18, 2014)

An unsuccessful writer and an inveterate alcoholic, Boris Alikhanov has recently divorced his wife Tatyana, and he is running out of money. The prospect of a summer job as a tour guide at the Pushkin Hills Preserve...


Cementville

by Paulette Livers Counterpoint (March 18, 2014)

Cementville has a breathtaking set up: 1969. A small Kentucky town, known only for its excellent bourbon and passable cement, direct from the factory that gives the town its name. The favored local sons of Cementville’s...


The Quiet Streets of Winslow

by Judy Troy Counterpoint (February 11, 2014)

When the murdered body of a young woman is found in a river wash in Black Canyon City, Arizona, Deputy Sheriff Sam Rush begins an investigation that leads deeper and deeper into the mystery of her death and...


Cassada

by James Salter Counterpoint (September 01, 2012)

The lives of officers in an Air Force squadron in occupied Europe encompass the contradictions of military experience and the men's response to a young newcomer, bright and ambitious, whose fate is to be an...


Motherland

by Maria Hummel Counterpoint (January 14, 2014)

Motherland is inspired by stories from the author’s father and his German childhood, and letters between her grandparents that were hidden in an attic wall for fifty years. It is the author’s attempt to...


Double Honeymoon

by Evan S. Connell Counterpoint (January 14, 2014)

Karl Muhlbach, hero of Evan Connell’s previous novel, The Connoisseur, has a new obsession—a beautiful, nubile girl-about-New York named Lambeth Brent, whose puzzling background and swinging activities lead...


In the Memorial Room: A Novel

by Janet Frame Counterpoint (November 18, 2013)

Harry Gill, a moderately successful writer of historical fiction, has been awarded the annual Watercress-Armstrong Fellowship—a ‘living memorial’ to the poet, Margaret Rose Hurndell. He arrives in the small...


Any Resemblance to Actual Persons: A Novel

by Kevin Allardice Counterpoint (September 01, 2013)

In the spirit of Motherless Brooklyn or Remains of the Day, Allardice offers up a searing and memorable debut.

When Paul McWeeney’s older sister writes a book accusing their late father of committing the gruesome...


The Ice Bridge: A Novel

by D.R. Macdonald Counterpoint (May 01, 2013)

Anna Starling flees a dissolving marriage in California to save herself and her artistic career, and rents a house in the isolated landscape of Cape Breton. There, her life intersects with that of her neighbor...


Strange as This Weather Has Been: A Novel

by Ann Pancake Counterpoint (September 10, 2007)

Set in present day West Virginia, Ann Pancake’s debut novel, Strange As This Weather Has Been, tells the story of a coal mining family—a couple and their four children—living through the latest mining boom...


Manazuru

by Hiromi Kawakami & Michael Emmerich Counterpoint (August 10, 2010)

Twelve years have passed since Kei’s husband, Rei, disappeared and she was left alone with her three-year-old daughter. Her new relationship with a married man—the antithesis of Rei—has brought her life...


The Bishop's Man: A Novel

Giller Prize 2009

by Linden MacIntyre Counterpoint (September 10, 2010)

Father Duncan MacAskill has spent most of his priesthood as the “Exorcist”—an enforcer employed by his bishop to discipline wayward priests and suppress potential scandal. He knows all of the devious ways...


Search Party: Stories of Rescue

by Valerie Trueblood Counterpoint (July 01, 2013)

In the epigraph to this volume, Penelope Fitzgerald tells us: “If a story begins with finding, it must end with searching,” and so we discover each story here to follow the arc of a search, just as each also...


Rake: A Novel

by Scott Phillips Counterpoint (June 01, 2013)

The landscape of contemporary Paris, the best restaurants, the trendiest bars and clubs, is usually filled with the wealthy, the famous, and le rake or le roué, the charming, educated sophisticate with little...


All the Dead Yale Men: A Novel

by Craig Nova Counterpoint (June 01, 2013)

Originally published in 1982 to wide acclaim, The Good Son remains Craig Nova’s undisputed masterpiece. This classic explored the complicated entanglements of fathers and sons —expressed in the story of nouvue-riche...


The Grammarian: A Novel

by Annapurna Potluri Counterpoint (February 01, 2013)

In the fall of 1911, Alexandre Lautens, an ambitious French philologist, sweeps into a remote part of India to study the Telugu language. Hosted by a local wealthy landowner and his family, Lautens arrives at...


Innocence: A Novel

by Louis B. Jones Counterpoint (March 01, 2013)

A beautifully written book set in Marin County, Innocence is a philosophical novel that follows John Gegenuber, a former Episcopal priest who has given up his parish and vocation to become a real estate agent....


The Still Point: A Novel

by Amy Sackville Counterpoint (January 10, 2011)

At the turn of the twentieth century, Arctic explorer Edward Mackley sets out to reach the North Pole and vanishes into the icy landscape without a trace. He leaves behind a young wife, Emily, who awaits his...


Orkney

by Amy Sackville Counterpoint (April 01, 2013)

Following her wonderful debut, The Still Point, Sackville returns with a strangely beautiful short novel about love and sex and obsession. A literature professor marries his prize student, a woman forty years...


One Hundred Philistine Foreskins: A Novel

by Tova Reich Counterpoint (March 01, 2013)

One Hundred Philistine Foreskins centers on the life of Temima Ba'alatOv, known also as Ima Temima, or Mother Temima, a charismatic woman rabbi of extraordinary spiritual power and learning, and an utterly original...


Anti Lebanon: A Novel

by Carl Shuker Counterpoint (February 01, 2013)

It is Arab Spring and the fate of the Christians of the Middle East is uncertain. The many Christians of Lebanon are walking a knife-edge, their very survival in their ancestral refuge in doubt, as the Lebanese...


Two-Part Inventions: A Novel

by Lynne Sharon Schwartz Counterpoint (November 01, 2012)

Two-Part Inventions begins when Suzanne, a concert pianist, dies suddenly of a stroke in the New York City apartment she shares with her producer husband Philip. Rather than mourn in peace, Philip becomes deeply...


The Other Shoe: A Novel

by Matt Pavelich Counterpoint (March 01, 2012)

Henry Brusett is the only one who can explain the mysterious death of Calvin Teague. He’s the only one who truly knows how the young man came to be bloodied and lifeless on his land in Montana’s vast backcountry....


The Hunters

by James Salter Counterpoint (September 01, 2012)

Captain Cleve Connell has already made a name for himself among pilots when he arrives in Korea during the war there to fly the newly operational F-86 fighters against the Soviet MIGs. His goal, like that of...


The Constant Heart

by Craig Nova Counterpoint (September 01, 2012)

What does it mean to be a decent man? To love well, with fidelity and constancy? These are the lessons that Jake’s father, a wildlife biologist, tries to impart to his son, often on fishing trips to their...


Mother and Child: A Novel

by Carole Maso Counterpoint (June 08, 2012)

A mediation on life and death, being and non-being, and the intense mystery and beauty of existence, Maso’s new novel follows a mother and child as they roam through wondrous and increasingly dangerous psychic...


Eden Hunter

by Skip Horack Counterpoint (August 17, 2010)

In 1816, five years after being captured and sold into slavery, Kau, a pygmy tribesman, flees south into the Florida wilderness, determined to find a place where he can once again live in harmony with nature....


Entertaining Disasters: A Novel (With Recipes)

by Nancy Spiller Counterpoint (May 01, 2009)

In print, FW, the unnamed freelance Food Writer of Nancy Spiller’s sardonic debut novel, Entertaining Disasters, lives high on the food chain in the heady realm of L.A.’s culinary journalism scene. She waxes...


Theft: A Novel

by BK Loren Counterpoint (June 01, 2012)

Willa Robbins is a master tracker working to reintroduce the Mexican wolf, North America’s most endangered mammal, to the American Southwest. But when Colorado police recruit her to find her own brother, Zeb,...


Elsewhere, California: A Novel

by Dana Johnson Counterpoint (June 01, 2012)

We first met Avery in two of the stories featured in Dana Johnson’s award–winning collection Break Any Woman Down. As a young girl, she and her family escape the violent streets of Los Angeles to a more gentrified...


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...


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...

  • 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...

  • 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...