This site is the fruit of my ongoing efforts to read as much small-press fiction as possible and call attention to those books I’d hate others to miss out on.

  • Why the focus on small-press books? I’d like to contribute, even in a modest way, to the success of small presses. Why? Because despite minimal staffing and limited financial resources, they are publishing a lot of great books, especially in the category of literary fiction (my personal favorite). They’re also willing to take chances on new voices and on stories and subjects that diverge from the mainstream.
  • Why the focus on fiction? Fiction is my favorite thing to read (though I do love nonfiction).

Because not every recommended book will be everyone’s cup of tea, each review includes a “Would my pick be your pick?” box.