Here is what showed up at my house this week:
Wanderers: Stories by Edward Belfar (Stephen F. Austin University Press, June 2012) arrived direct from the author. This debut collection of short fiction takes the reader to a piano bar in Rome, a hospital bed, a train traveling between Nairobi and Mombasa, and the bleachers at Yankee Stadium where the characters struggle to navigate geographical and emotional terrain in their search for hope, redemption, and love. Several stories are set in Kenya. Two linked stories trace the arc of a doomed marriage. I love discovering new short fiction and I am looking forward to reading this book.
Edward Belfar is a Long Island native who now lives with his wife in Maryland and works as a writer and editor. His fiction has appeared in Shenandoah, Tampa Review, Confrontation, Natural Bridge, and numerous other publications. His short story “Errors” was chosen as the winning entry in the Sport Literature Association’s 2008 fiction competition. Wanderers is his first book. Learn more about Belfar and his work by visiting the author’s website.
The good folks at Tor-Forge sent me a finished copy of Silver Cross by B. Kent Anderson (November 2012). This sequel to Cold Glory centers around a vast conspiracy involving a letter from Napoleon III to Confederate president Jefferson Davis, pledging French aid to the Confederacy for the “Silver Cross.” As horrifying acts of domestic terrorism erupt throughout the country, Journey and Tolman seek an answer to the 150-year-old riddle before it’s too late.
B. Kent Anderson is an award-winning novelist, journalist, and broadcaster. He is the author of the thrillers Cold Glory (Forge Books, 2011) and Silver Cross (Forge, 2012). Under the pseudonym David Kent, he also authored the Department Thirty series of thrillers, including The Blackjack Conspiracy, which won the Oklahoma Book Award for Fiction in 2006. His magazine stories have received awards from the Society of Professional Journalists. He lives with his three sons in Oklahoma City. Learn more about Anderson and his work by visiting the author’s website.
Did any wonderful books arrive at YOUR house this week?