New Release Books by Sarah Blake

Sarah Blake is the author of In Springtime (2023), Clean Air (2022), Naamah (2020), The Guest Book (2019), Let’s Not Live on Earth (2017) and other 12 books.

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In Springtime

release date: Mar 07, 2023
In Springtime
Lost in the woods with a horse, a mouse, and the ghost of a dead bird, you will discover if you''re meant to live In Sarah Blake''s epic poem of survival, we follow a nameless main character lost in the woods. There, they discover the world anew, negotiating their place among the trees and the rain and the animals. Something brought them to the woods that nearly killed them, and they''re not sure they want to live through this experience either. But the world surprises them again and again with beauty and intrigue. They come to meet a pregnant horse, a curious mouse, and a dead bird, who is set on haunting them all. Blake examines what makes us human when removed from the human world, what identity means where it is a useless thing, and how loss shapes us. In a stunning setting and with ominous dreams, In Springtime will take you into a magical world without using any magic at all—just the strangeness of the woods. Includes a stunning art feature by Nicky Arscott. 7. If only the night held one dream instead of many. In the next dream you dig up the bird. In the next dream you dig in the same place and find a gun. You''ve shot someone. You weren''t supposed to return to this place where you hid the gun. You''re an idiot in your dream. In the next dream the horse returns. The horse startles you awake. But you are still asleep. Dreams are some wicked things. In the next dream you are in a desert. That''s different. You forget what grass is. What it smells like. What the shadows of trees look like across your legs. You laugh your head off at the sight of a cactus. In the next dream you can see the spirit of the bird that will haunt you for weeks. Her tongue makes you think all of her words will come out garbled. Then you remember all she does is sing.

Clean Air

release date: Feb 08, 2022
Clean Air
"In a near-future world where tree pollen has made outdoor air unbreathable, a woman''s safe but tedious life is thrown into turmoil when she witnesses a murder and her young daughter starts sleep-talking about the killer"--

Naamah

release date: Apr 07, 2020
Naamah
"A dreamy and transgressive feminist retelling of the Great Flood from the perspective of Noah''s wife as she wrestles with the mysterious metaphysics of womanhood at the end of the world." —O, The Oprah Magazine With the coming of the Great Flood—the mother of all disasters—only one family was spared, drifting on an endless sea, waiting for the waters to subside. We know the story of Noah, moved by divine vision to launch their escape. Now, in a work of astounding invention, acclaimed writer Sarah Blake reclaims the story of his wife, Naamah, the matriarch who kept them alive. Here is the woman torn between faith and fury, lending her strength to her sons and their wives, caring for an unruly menagerie of restless creatures, silently mourning the lover she left behind. Here is the woman escaping into the unreceded waters, where a seductive angel tempts her to join a strange and haunted world. Here is the woman tormented by dreams and questions of her own—questions of service and self-determination, of history and memory, of the kindness or cruelty of fate. In fresh and modern language, Blake revisits the story of the Ark that rescued life on earth, and rediscovers the agonizing burdens endured by the woman at the heart of the story. Naamah is a parable for our time: a provocative fable of body, spirit, and resilience.

The Guest Book

release date: May 07, 2019
The Guest Book
Instant New York Times Bestseller Longlisted for Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence 2020 New England Society Book Award Winner for Fiction “The Guest Book is monumental in a way that few novels dare attempt.” —The Washington Post The thought-provoking new novel by New York Times bestselling author Sarah Blake An exquisitely written, poignant family saga that illuminates the great divide, the gulf that separates the rich and poor, black and white, Protestant and Jew. Spanning three generations, The Guest Book deftly examines the life and legacy of one unforgettable family as they navigate the evolving social and political landscape from Crockett’s Island, their family retreat off the coast of Maine. Blake masterfully lays bare the memories and mistakes each generation makes while coming to terms with what it means to inherit the past.

Let’s Not Live on Earth

release date: Nov 14, 2017
Let’s Not Live on Earth
Sarah Blake follows up her previous book of poetry, Mr. West, with a stunning second collection about anxieties and injury. Blake uses self-consciousness as a tool for transformation, looking so closely at herself that she moves right through the looking glass and into the larger world. Fear becomes palpable through the classification of monsters and through violences made real. When the poems find themselves in the domestic realm, something is always under threat. The body is never safe, nor are the ghosts of the dead. But these poems are not about cowering. By detailing the dangers we face as humans, as Americans, and especially as women, these poems suggest we might find a way through them. The final section of the book is a feminist, science fiction epic poem, "The Starship," which explores the interplay of perception and experience as it follows the story of a woman who must constantly ask herself what she wants as her world shifts around her. Hardcover is un-jacketed.

Mr. West

release date: Mar 09, 2015
Mr. West
Mr. West covers the main events in superstar Kanye West’s life while also following the poet on her year spent researching, writing, and pregnant. The book explores how we are drawn to celebrities—to their portrayal in the media—and how we sometimes find great private meaning in another person’s public story, even across lines of gender and race. Blake’s aesthetics take her work from prose poems to lineated free verse to tightly wound lyrics to improbably successful sestinas. The poems fully engage pop culture as a strange, complicated presence that is revealing of America itself. This is a daring debut collection and a groundbreaking work. An online reader’s companion will be available at http://sarahblake.site.wesleyan.edu.

The Postmistress

release date: Feb 09, 2010
The Postmistress
Experience World War 2 through the eyes of two very different women in this captivating New York Times bestseller by the author of The Guest Book. “A beautifully written, thought-provoking novel.”—Kathryn Stockett, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Help In 1940, Iris James is the postmistress in coastal Franklin, Massachusetts. Iris knows more about the townspeople than she will ever say, and believes her job is to deliver secrets. Yet one day she does the unthinkable: slips a letter into her pocket, reads it, and doesn''t deliver it. Meanwhile, Frankie Bard broadcasts from overseas with Edward R. Murrow. Her dispatches beg listeners to pay heed as the Nazis bomb London nightly. Most of the townspeople of Franklin think the war can''t touch them. But both Iris and Frankie know better... The Postmistress is a tale of two worlds-one shattered by violence, the other willfully naïve—and of two women whose job is to deliver the news, yet who find themselves unable to do so. Through their eyes, and the eyes of everyday people caught in history''s tide, it examines how stories are told, and how the fact of war is borne even through everyday life.

Pliny and the Artistic Culture of the Italian Renaissance

release date: Jan 01, 2013
Pliny and the Artistic Culture of the Italian Renaissance
Pliny''s Natural History (A.D. 77-79) served as an indispensable guide to and exemplar of the ideals of art for Renaissance artists, patrons, and theorists. Bearing the imprimatur of antiquity, the Natural History gave permission to do art on a grand scale, to value it, and to see it as an incomparable source of prestige and pleasure. In Pliny and the Artistic Culture of the Italian Renaissance, Sarah Blake McHam surveys Pliny''s influence, from Petrarch, the first figure to recognize Pliny''s relevance to understanding the history of Greek art and its reception by the Romans, to Vasari and late 16th-century theorists. McHam charts the historiography of Latin and Italian manuscripts and early printed copies of the Natural History to trace the dissemination of its contents to artists from Donatello and Ghiberti to Michelangelo and Titian. Meanwhile, benefactors commissioned works intended to emulate the prototypes Pliny described, aligning themselves with the great patrons of antiquity. This is a richly illustrated, comprehensive reference work of social history, myth making, iconography, theory, and criticism.

Grange House

release date: Jun 01, 2001
Grange House
Much like every other summer, Maisie Thomas spends the summer of 1896 at the Grange House, a hotel on the coast of Maine ruled by the elegant Miss Grange, but this stay proves to be very different after local fisherman find two drowned lovers and Miss Grange begins to reveal her unsettling past. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

Emarketing

release date: Jan 01, 2009
Emarketing
"eMarketing: The Essential Guide to Online Marketing" is a one-stop resource to kick start your eMarketing career, or to give it a much needed boost. Featuring the tools and tactics essential to eMarketing strategy, search engine optimisation, pay per click advertising, social media, viral marketing, conversion optimisation, online reputation management, mobile marketing and more!"eMarketing: The Essential Guide to Online Marketing" comes from 10 years of practical experience in the world of eMarketing from a leading digital agency.

Her Dream Come True [Blackwood Falls 2]

Her Dream Come True [Blackwood Falls 2]
[Siren Classic: Erotic Interracial Paranormal Consensual BDSM Romance, werewolves, spanking, cropping, flogging, whipping, sex toys, HEA] Despite her dream of finding her true mate, Trish Shipley would never actually mate with him because of her past. That was before she meets Luke Pointer, her true mate and dominant wolf. He turns her world around and refuses to let her run from him. Luke can''t believe his mate feels he would leave her and is willing to use all forms of erotic torture to prove her wrong. When rouge wolves try to overtake the pack and Trish is attacked, all he wants to do is hide her away and protect her, but she has other ideas. ** A Siren Erotic Romance

Blackwood Falls [Blackwood Falls]

Blackwood Falls [Blackwood Falls]
[Menage Amour: Erotic Paranormal Consensual BDSM Romance, M/M/F, werewolves, spanking, cropping, caning, whipping, sex toys, HEA] Two''s company, three''s a crowd? Not for Brax Mason and Conner Parker when they discover they have another mate who''s found passed out on their land. Sarah Jane Hadley doesn''t know who the two men whose house she wakes in are, but her heart and soul tells her to trust them. When she explains she is on the run from not only the mob but her own father, she thinks they will kick her out, or worse. What she doesn''t expect is for them to turn into wolves and to tell her she is their mate. When Sarah thinks she has finally found a home and is truly loved, her world is shattered when she overhears Brax and Conner talking. Not wanting to wait for them to tell her it is over, she runs. It doesn''t take long for Brax and Conner to realize Sarah has run and why. The question is can they find her before someone else does? ** A Siren Erotic Romance

Lot's Wife's Dreaming

release date: Jan 01, 2019

Winning the War for Talent in The 2020s

release date: Jun 22, 2021
Winning the War for Talent in The 2020s
What is it that attracts talent and what is it that makes them stay?How is it that some companies have extraordinarily well-paid people, who are still disgruntled and demotivated, while others pay their people a pittance (like we did), yet still have people, who breathe the job? This book provides some thoughts on the War for Talent in the 2020s, and gives perspectives from eleven thought leaders in different industries on what YOU can do to win that fight. After all, just underpaying people isn''t really enough!

Runaway Girls

release date: Jan 01, 1998
Runaway Girls
Inspired by a 1917 notice of two teenage girls who had run away from their homes, a poet and an artist imagine below the surface of the words: Runaway Girls. Resembling an old fashioned scrapbook, their collaboration attempts to run with the girls rather than to pin them down into a certain narrative of why or when, the text and images deliberately echoing the haunting unkowability of the girls and their desires. Robin Kahn is an internationally known artist creating work for solo and group exhibitions, site-specific installations, and collaborations dedicated to the creation of public art projects. Sarah Blake is a poet who was the recipient of the Academy of American Poets Award in 1996. Her poems have appeared in the Three Penny Review, The Harvard Review, The Womens Review of Books, and elsewhere. Runaway Girls is the result of Kahn and Blake''s collaboration over many months. This incredibly beautiful work is completely handmade. A gem for collectors.
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