OSNABRÜCK STATION TO JERUSALEM by Hélène Cixous

OSNABRÜCK STATION TO JERUSALEM by Hélène Cixous

Eye on the Indies: A Look at Indie Authors and Their Publishers By Lanie Tankard, Indie Book Review Editor Osnabrück Station to Jerusalem: A Memoir by Hélène Cixous (New York: Fordham University Press, March 3, 2020; 144 pages; $24.95 hardcover; ISBN 9780823287628). Translated by Peggy Kamuf, foreword by Eva Hoffman. Originally published in French as Gare…

An Insane Novel for Insane Times

An Insane Novel for Insane Times

Eye on the Indies: A Look at Indie Authors and Their Publishers By Lanie Tankard, Indie Book Review Editor Little Constructions: A Novel by Anna Burns (Minneapolis, Minnesota: Graywolf Press, February 18, 2020; 312 pages; $16.00; paperback ISBN 978-1-64445-013-0). First published in Great Britain by Fourth Estate in 2007. “In violence, we forget who we…

BIRDER ON BERRY LANE by Robert Tougias

BIRDER ON BERRY LANE by Robert Tougias

Eye on the Indies: A Look at Indie Authors and Their Publishers By Lanie Tankard, Indie Book Review Editor Birder on Berry Lane: Three Acres, Twelve Months, Thousands of Birds by Robert Tougias, illustrated by Mark Szantyr (Watertown, Massachusetts: Imagine! Publishing (a Charlesbridge imprint), March 17, 2020; 224 pages; $19.99; hardback ISBN 978-1-62354-541-3). “O, well…

Defying Genres

Defying Genres

Eye on the Indies: A Look at Indie Authors and Their Publishers By Lanie Tankard, Indie Book Review Editor Include Me Out by María Sonia Cristoff, translated from the Spanish by Katherine Silver (Oakland, California: Transit Books, February 4, 2020. 140 pages; $16.95; paperback ISBN 978-1-945492-30-3; ebook ISBN 978-1-945492-33-4). Originally published as Inclúyanme afuera by Editorial…

CHIMERICA by Anita Felicelli

CHIMERICA by Anita Felicelli

Eye on the Indies: A Look at Indie Authors and Their Publishers By Lanie Tankard, Indie Book Review Editor Chimerica by Anita Felicelli (Santa Rosa, CA: WTAW Press, September 5, 2019. 296 pages; $18.95; paperback ISBN 978-1-73298-201-7). “The Lemur People are older than Homo Sap, much older.” —William S. Burroughs, Ghost of Chance Anita Felicelli’s…

Indigenous Literature

Indigenous Literature

Eye on the Indies: A Look at Indie Authors and Their Publishers By Lanie Tankard, Indie Book Review Editor Indigenous Literatures from Micronesia, edited by Evelyn Flores and Emelihter Kihleng (Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, 2019. 384 pages; $90.00 hardback, ISBN 9780824875411; $30.00 paperback, ISBN 9780824877460). New Oceania Literary Series editor: Craig Santos Perez “Even…

TERMINATION SHOCKS by Janice Margolis

TERMINATION SHOCKS by Janice Margolis

Eye on the Indies: A Look at Indie Authors and their Publishers By Lanie Tankard, Indie Book Review Editor Termination Shocks by Janice Margolis (Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press, April 14, 2019). 192 pages; $19.95, paperback original ISBN 978-1-62534-420-5. “But how is it That this lives in thy mind? What see’st thou else In…

PHANTOMS by Christian Kiefer

PHANTOMS by Christian Kiefer

Eye on the Indies: A Look at Indie Authors and their Publishers By Lanie Tankard, Indie Book Review Editor Phantoms by Christian Kiefer (New York: Liveright Publishing, April 9, 2019). 288 pages; $26.95, hardcover ISBN 9780871404817. “These faces in the mirrors Are but the shadows and phantoms of myself….” —Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, The Masque of Pandora…