Austentatious & Espresso Fiction: Coming Attractions

By Maryann Yin Comment

Here are some handpicked titles from our New Books section. Want to include your book? Just read our Facebook Your New or Upcoming Book post. Don’t forget to include your title’s exact release date and a link.

Austentatious by Alyssa Goodnight: “It started innocently enough. While browsing in one of Austin’s funky little shops, Nicola James is intrigued by a blank vintage journal she finds hidden among a set of Jane Austen novels. Even though Nic is a straight-laced engineer, she’s still a sucker for anything Austen-esque. But her enthusiasm quickly turns to disbelief once she starts writing in the journal—because somehow, it’s writing her back…” (January 2012)

The Flowers of War by Geling Yan and translated by Nicky Harman: “Based on true events, this powerful novel is set in December 1937 after the Japanese have taken Nanking. A group of terrified schoolgirls hide in the compound of a Catholic church run by Father Engelmann, an American priest who has been in China for many years. The church is supposedly neutral ground in the war between China and Japan. But it becomes clear the Japanese are not obeying the international rules of engagement.” (January 2012)

Espresso Fiction: A Collection of Flash Fiction for the Average Joe brought to you by FictionBrigade: “Dive into a world full of shrinking husbands, one-night stands, and President Lincoln doppelgangers. Flip through FictionBrigade’s first collection of flash fiction stories, where death meets love meets politics. Here, 25 talented writers, plus poets and artists, embrace the challenge of short form storytelling and deliver page-turning fiction. Enjoy it all in one sitting, with your morning cup of coffee.” (February 2012)