It’s November in the Berkshires, a dreary time of dwindling light when the tourists have fled along with the last gasp of fall foliage. So when a stranger shows up in the sleepy hilltown of New Nottingham and starts asking questions, the locals don’t exactly roll out the welcome wagon.
“Not all snakes are reptiles…Rattlesnake Hill is a riveting tale of past and present, innocence and evil, that kept me turning the pages far into the night.”
—Barbara Ross, Agatha-nominated author of the Maine Clambake Mysteries”
OF EVERYDAY THINGS
Reading Greenhause’s poems is like watching a time-lapsed flower curl into bloom. Here is a musician of language (“When it rains, utter chaos reigns,/ an amphibious mishmash/ of creeping spiders & chameleons”)—as well as a clear-eyed Yankee capable of channeling Borges and Kafka (“Your skin’s/ your identity. Your manhood’s/ a separate entity”). A homeopathic remedy for surreal times, Secret Traits of Everyday Things is a collection we need never more than now.
——Dominic Luxford, Poetry Editor,The Believerand McSweeney’s Internet Tendency
She is only known as the girl with the flamenco tattoo and she is very dead. Who is she, where’d she come from, and how did she end up fully clothed on the shore of a mountain lake? Such are the questions that a small town sheriff with higher aspirations must try and solve when he has no experience whatsoever with murder or anything close to it.
“Unlike many of his peers, Brooks is equally good with human relationships on the frontier, their inevitable transience as well as their embattled passion. Fine work in the
western tradition. ”
—Bill Ott, Booklist
In these luminous poems, Teresa Sutton brings us as close as anyone could to the interior landscape of those suffering from dementia... Using myth, metaphor, and carefully chosen imagery, the poet rises to the challenge of creating language for what can be known only through empathy and imagination, but the delicacy of these poems never disguises the grief and loss of this experience.
When word comes to Camelot that Sir Tristram has died in Brittany of wounds suffered in a skirmish, and that his longtime mistress, La Belle Isolde, Queen of Cornwall, has subsequently died herself of a broken heart, Queen Guinevere and her trusted lady Rosemounde immediately suspect that there is more to the story of the lovers’ deaths than they are being told. It is up to Merlin and his faithful assistant, Gildas of Cornwall, to find the truth behind the myths and half-truths surrounding these untimely deaths. By the time they are finally able to uncover the truth, Gildas and Merlin have lost one companion and are in danger of losing their own lives.