Eckleburg Book Club

ECKLEBURG BOOK CLUB | Haw by Sean Jackson

Mired in a corrupt, dangerous 22nd century city that is on the verge of collapse, a father and son flee to a rural village, hoping to find refuge from their violent lives. What they find is not the haunted hippie environs of local legend, but a gritty farm community that thrives despite the threat of …

ECKLEBURG BOOK CLUB | Crave: Sojourn of a Hungry Soul by Laurie Jean Cannady

Crave is a coming-of-age memoir that chronicles a young girl’s journey through abuse and impoverishment. The effusive narration descends into the depths of personal and sexual degradation, perpetual hunger for food, safety and survival. While moving through gritty exposés of poverty, abuse, and starvation, Crave renders a continuing search for sustenance that simply will not …

ECKLEBURG BOOK CLUB | How to Travel With Your Demons by Lillian Ann Slugocki

Leda waits for a car service to bring her to the airport. It is snowing. She’s travelling home to Chicago to identify the body of a family member. At its simplest, we follow the protagonist from point A to point B. There is also a strong mythological subtext to the story– like Odysseus she encounters …

ECKLEBURG BOOK CLUB | Landfall by Ellen Urbani

The destinies of two families converge in Landfall, an elegant page-turner set during Hurricane Katrina. Eighteen-year-olds Rose and Rosy haven’t met but they share a birth year, a name, and a bloody pair of sneakers. Rose’s quest to atone for her mother’s lethal crash unfolds alongside Rosy’s battle to escape the flooding and chaos in …

ECKLEBURG BOOK CLUB | The Stove-Junker by S.K. Kalsi

In the winter of 2012, seventy-nine year old Somerset Garden travels back to his ancestral home in idyllic Drums, PA, to renovate his dilapidated house, and make peace with the past. While a blizzard barrels down from the north and “Armageddon” draws closer, Somerset discovers a boy squatting on the property, a ghostly boy who …

ECKLEBURG BOOK CLUB | The Garden of Fragile Things by Richard J. O’Brien

In the late 1970s, Joe Godwin was just twelve years old, living in a working-class neighborhood. Plagued by bullies and a volatile home life, Joe spends his time with his three friends in search of adventure. The discovery of an abandon mansion during a simple camping trip in a state forest sets a series of …

ECKLEBURG BOOK CLUB | Nectar of Story: Poems by Tim J. Myers

“Nectar of Story considers wildly various, ever intriguing subjects with sympathy, passion, and self-effacing wisdom. And his prose introductions to the poems are often as fine as the vignettes in Hemingway’s In Our Time. A rich and wonderful collection.” –Ron Hansen, National Book Award finalist and author of Mariette in Ecstasy

TO THE COUNTRY: New Album and Anthology by The Size Queens with stories by Rick Moody, Jim Shepard, Rae Bryant & More, Edited by Adam Klein

Enjoy The Size Queens’ FREE & NEW album/anthology/intermedia, To the Country. Music, videos, short stories, essays and more, this new intermedia project is available through iBook. Edited by Adam Klein, vocalist of The Size Queens, textual works are by  Rick Moody, Rae Bryant, Joy Williams, J. Robert Lennon, Maria Bustillos, Brian Evenson, Lynne Tillman, Rae Bryant, Jim Shepard, Melanie Rae Thon, …

ECKLEBURG BOOK CLUB |The Blue Box by Sallie Bingham

  The Blue Box by Sallie Bingham Imagine a forgotten blue box containing a snarl of letters, memoir, college bluebooks, yellowed manuscripts, and deeply creased articles—the earthly remains of three ancestors. From just such a discovery, Sallie Bingham has woven a family history centered on her great-grandmother Sallie LeFroy, grandmother Helena Caperton, and mother Mary …

ECKLEBURG BOOK CLUB | 24 Pages and Other Poems by Lisa Fishman

  24 Pages and Other Poems by Lisa Fishman Lisa Fishman’s sixth book of poetry is centered on bodies and where they are in relation to each other—whether a body is of plant; of person; or of words, and whether a body is personal or civic; singular or collective; alive or dead. The contradictions of …