Amazon Publishing Announces 32 Diverse Books for Late Summer and Early Fall
In "Alison Wonderland," a jaded divorcee joins an all-female detective agency in London, where she finds herself caught up in a series of misadventures with an eclectic cast of characters who may just change her life forever. Author Helen Smith is a novelist and playwright and the recipient of an Arts Council of England Award. "Alison Wonderland" will be published by AmazonEncore on August 16.
"Black as Snow" is Nick Nolan's deconstruction of the classic "Snow White." In it, Nolan twists intrigue, suspense and greed around an arrogant messiah rocked by tragedy, who is thrust into the everyday world to discover meaning and love. "Black as Snow" will be published by AmazonEncore on August 30.
Johnny Shaw's "Dove Season" was a finalist for the 2010 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award. When protagonist Jimmy Veeder returns home to the Southern California desert, his efforts to grant his father's dying wish lead him deep into the Mexicali underworld, where friendship and love vie for survival amid violence and vice. Shaw is a novelist and screenwriter who lives in Portland. "Dove Season" will be published by AmazonEncore on September 13.
Francine Thomas Howard's "Paris Noire" is a novel based on oral history: a remarkable tale of an immigrant woman's struggle to carve out a better life for herself and her children in Paris in the waning days of World War II. Howard is the author of "Page from a Tennessee Journal," which USA Today hailed as a "remarkable debut" and which will be released in paperback this September. Her second novel, "Paris Noire," will be published by AmazonEncore on September 20.
Giannina Braschi is one of Puerto Rico's most influential writers; her cutting-edge work has been honored by the National Endowment for the Arts, NY Foundation for the Arts, El Diario, PEN, Ford Foundation, Reed Foundation, Danforth Scholarship and Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña. AmazonCrossing will publish three of her novels on September 27, two of which have been translated by Tess O'Dwyer. "United States of Banana" is an allegorical novel in which Braschi creates a post-9/11 world rocked by an unexpected power shift and which is struggling to realign itself in favor of liberty. In her energetic novel "Yo-Yo Boing!," Braschi reveals the Hispanic-American experience by taking on the voices of New Yorkers from varied backgrounds. "Empire of Dreams" is a work of postmodern fiction in which the author chronicles a decade-long love affair with 1980s New York. David Foster Wallace called Braschi's work a "synergetic fusion that marks in a determinant fashion the lived experiences of U.S. Hispanics."