Catapult / Counterpoint Press / Soft Skull Press

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Catapult / Counterpoint Press / Soft Skull Press is an independent publishing group based out of New York City and Berkeley, California. Author-driven, we strive to be a successful model for the future of independent publishing.

The Night Lake / Liz Tichenor
Called “such a sad, tough story, but finally so life-affirming, filled with spirit and love” by Anne Lamott, this is a raw and intensely affecting memoir by a young priest about loss of a child, its grief and its aftermath, and the hard-won joy that can follow.

Hardcover | $26.00
Published by Counterpoint
Jan 05, 2021 | 304 Pages | ISBN 9781640094062

The Inland Sea / Madeleine Watts
Interweaving a woman’s self-destructive unraveling with the gradual worsening of the climate crisis, The Inland Sea is charged with unflinching insight into our age of anxiety. At a time when wildfires have swept an entire continent, this novel asks what refuge and comfort looks like in a constant state of emergency.

Paperback | $16.95
Published by Catapult
Jan 12, 2021 | 272 Pages | ISBN 9781646220175

The Weak Spot / Lucie Elven
A woman discovers something toxic at work in the isolated village where she is apprenticing as a pharmacist, in this fable-like novel about power, surveillance, prescriptions, and cures by a captivating debut voice. The Weak Spot is a fable about our longing for cures, answers, and an audience–and the ways it will be exploited by those who silently hold power in our world.

Paperback | $16.95
Published by Soft Skull
Feb 09, 2021 | 176 Pages | ISBN 9781593766306

The Center of Everything / Jamie Harrison
Set against the wild beauty of Montana as a woman attempts to heal from a devastating accident, this generational saga from the award-winning author of The Widow Nash is a heartfelt examination of how the deep bonds of family echo throughout our lives.

Hardcover | $26.00
Published by Counterpoint
Jan 12, 2021 | 304 Pages | ISBN 9781640092341

Love Is an Ex-Country / Randa Jarrar
Queer. Muslim. Arab American. A proudly Fat woman. Randa Jarrar is all of these things. In this provocative memoir of a cross-country road trip, she explores how to claim joy in an unraveling and hostile America. Hailed as “one of the finest writers of her generation” (Laila Lalami), Jarrar delivers a euphoric and critical, funny and profound memoir that will speak to anyone who has felt erased, asserting: I am here. I am joyful.

Hardcover | $26.00
Published by Catapult
Feb 02, 2021 | 240 Pages | ISBN 9781948226585

Cosmogony / Lucy Ives
An energetic, witty collection of stories where the supernatural meets the anomalies of everyday life–deception, infidelity, lost cats, cute memes, amateur pornography, and more. Cosmogony takes accounts of so-called normal life and mines them for inconsistencies, cruelties, deceptions, and delights.

Paperback | $16.95
Published by Soft Skull
Mar 09, 2021 | 256 Pages | ISBN 9781593765996

You’re Leaving When? / Annabelle Gurwitch
A timely and entertaining look at our fragile economic moment and the downward mobility of the middle class from the New York Times bestselling author of I See You Made an Effort. Annabelle Gurwitch offers hilarious and heartfelt insights into the (many) indignities and (unexpected) opportunities of a downwardly mobile mid-life, as well as her experiences parenting a gender non-binary child and going through a midlife divorce.

Hardcover | $26.00
Published by Counterpoint
Mar 02, 2021 | 224 Pages | ISBN 9781640094475

Low Country / J. Nicole Jones
The Glass Castle meets Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil in this incandescent debut memoir of one family’s changing fortunes in the Low Country of South Carolina, a tale inseparable from the region’s storms and shipwrecks, ghosts and folklore. Through the lens of her own family’s catastrophes and triumphs, J. Nicole Jones pays homage to the landscapes and legends of her childhood home, a region haunted by its history: Eliza Pinckney cultivates indigo, Blackbeard ransacks the coast, and the Gray Man paces the beach, warning of Hurricane Hazel.

Hardcover | $26.00
Published by Catapult
Apr 13, 2021 | 240 Pages | ISBN 9781948226868

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