Two Tuesday New Releases – Best Book Day of 2012?

Publishers Weekly has dubbed Tuesday, October 2 the “Best Book Day of 2012.” And with no fewer than 60 new books coming out this week, we thought we’d borrow one of PW’s favs and mention one more that we’re adding to our To Be Read (TBR) pile:

The Invisibles by Hugh SheehyThe Invisibles
By Hugh Sheehy
Hardcover Short Fiction
University of Georgia Press
192 pages

On the Publishers Weekly “Best Book Day of 2012” list is The Invisibles by Hugh Sheehy. This debut collection of short stories won the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction. In the publication’s starred review of The Invisibles, PW said that “A little violence goes a long way and the lurking fear at the heart of these stories elevates them beyond the merely promising to reveal a wicked new talent.” While Hugh Sheehy is currently a lecturer at Yeshiva College in New York, he  previously taught at Kennesaw State University and Georgia State University in the Atlanta area. Sheehy earned an MFA in creative writing from the University of Alabama.


The Hot Country by Robert Olen ButlerThe Hot Country
By Robert Olen Butler
Hardcover Short Fiction
Mysterious Press
336 pages

Pulitzer Prize and National Magazine Award-winning author Robert Olen Butler is releasing his first crime novel, The Hot Country.
This novel promises a combination of intrigue, espionage and historical fiction. In The Hot Country, Christopher Marlowe Cobb, aka Kit, is  an American newspaper correspondent who travels to Mexico in April and May of 1914, during that country’s civil war. Robert Olen Butler is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of twelve novels, six story collections and one of our favorite books on the creative process, From Where You Dream. He teaches creative writing at Florida State University.


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