My American Unhappiness

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Leading up to the publication of his second novel, Dean Bakopoulos is releasing a series of videos titled "Inventory of American Unhappiness." Bakopoulos's novel, My American Unhappiness, forthcoming  from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in June, is the story of Zeke Pappas, the director of a humanities institute in Wisconsin, who is pursuing his life's work: a survey of American unhappiness.

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The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating

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You may want to turn up the volume because this unique clip, the book trailer for Elisabeth Tova Bailey's memoir, The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating (Algonquin Books, 2010), delivers exactly what the title promises. The memoir, which was named one of the best books of 2010 by the Huffington Post, follow's the author's observations of a forest snail that has taken up residence on her nightstand during a long illness.

The Revenge of the Radioactive Lady

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This trailer for Elizabeth Stuckey-French's second novel, The Revenge of the Radioactive Lady, published next week by Doubleday, is directed and edited by Ben Mekler. Stuckey-French's short stories have appeared in The Normal School, the Atlantic, the Gettysburg Review, the Southern Review, and Five Points

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