Academic Catalog

Award-winning poet Kate Gray’s debut novel, Carry the Sky, is represented in the new Perseus Academic 2016 catalog, featuring selected titles from independent publishers. “We decided it was essential to highlight Kate’s powerful boarding school story in the gender and sexuality studies section of the catalog,” said Publisher Laura Stanfill. “Protagonist Taylor Alta loses the woman she loves in the […]

Carry the Sky hits the Literary Arts Summer Reading list

Kate Gray’s Carry the Sky, an unblinking look at boarding school bullying, continues to reach new readers and earn momentum. Just in the past two weeks, we’ve heard from a gushing bookseller and a few reviewers, and Kate is scheduled to appear at two events in Connecticut later this month. Here are a few of […]

Inside Look at Forest Ave Teamwork, and Other Thursday Updates

All of our authors have been so busy! Here are a few current and upcoming highlights. We’ll be running these posts weekly on Thursdays. Liz Prato’s debut collection, Baby’s on Fire, is due out from Press 53 on May 3. She was interviewed by Nancy Christie yesterday about choosing manuscripts for Forest Avenue Press, especially […]

Carry the Sky Tops a List of “Outsider Fiction”

Carry the Sky by Kate Gray is being featured on a list of “outsider”-themed novels put together by a Multnomah County librarian. “Sometimes it’s easiest to truly see a family, a culture, a society from the outside looking in,” writes the librarian, Alison K. “Here’s a list of books about people who are ostracized because […]

Carry the Sky: Best of 2014 by Bustle

Award-winning poet Kate Gray’s debut novel, Carry the Sky, was named a best book of 2014 in the Bustle staff annual roundup. Read “Writers Pick Their Best Books of 2014 Because Rumor Round Here Is We Read.” Staff writer Melissa Duclos writes, “Gray explores bullying, loss, and grief, yet the novel nonetheless left me feeling uplifted, like an […]