The Royal Abduls by Ramiza Koya

Forest Avenue Press has acquired THE ROYAL ABDULS, Ramiza Shamoun Koya’s debut novel about the effects of 9/11 on an Indian-American family in Washington, D.C., for publication in spring 2020. THE ROYAL ABDULS tells the story of eleven-year-old Omar and his aunt Amina, an evolutionary biologist who moves near her brother’s family after years of […]

Publishers Weekly and Kirkus rave about ALEHOUSE!

Stevan Allred’s second book, THE ALEHOUSE AT THE END OF THE WORLD, is due out Nov. 6, followed by a release party at Powell’s City of Books on Thursday, Nov. 8. Kirkus Reviews called the novel, “An imaginative journey into a spirit world, evoking ancient myths about death and the afterlife.” You can read the full review […]

The Hour of Daydreams: Finalist for the New American Voices Award

PORTLAND, OREGON—Renee Macalino Rutledge’s debut novel, The Hour of Daydreams (Forest Avenue Press),has been selected as one of three finalists for the Institute for Immigration Research New American Voices Award. This is the award’s inaugural year. In the Distance by Hernán Díaz (Coffee House)–a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize–and The Immigrant’s Refrigerator by Elena Georgiou (GenPop) are also […]

The Hour of Daydreams wins gold!

The Hour of Daydreams, the debut novel by Renee Macalino Rutledge of Alameda, has won a gold award in the 20th annual Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards in the multicultural category. The Hour of Daydreams, a stunningly original novel, reimagines a Filipino folk tale, and is now available at bookstores throughout the Bay […]

Favorite Activist Titles?

Parts per Million is in Book Riot this week! Read staff writer Marîa Cristina Garcîa Lynch’s post here. If you have a favorite activist fiction title, share it in the comments of the Book Riot page and next week, a post about the results will appear on the site.