And Yet They Were Happy

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This trailer for Helen Phillips's debut "novel in the form of linked fables," And Yet They Were Happy, published this month by Leapfrog Press, is animated by the author's husband, Adam Thompson, and features music by his brother, Nathan. Vanity Fair described Phillips as a "surreal miniaturist," and critic Michael Dirda praised her book as "a gallery of marvels."

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Yoga Bitch

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Next month Three Rivers Press will publish Suzanne Morrison's memoir Yoga Bitch: One Woman's Quest to Conquer Skepticism, Cynicism, and Cigarettes on the Path to Enlightenment. The book chronicles what happens when a coffee-drinking, cigarette-smoking, steak-eating, twenty-five-year-old student decides to travel to Bali for a two-month yoga teacher training program.

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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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.

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