Featured Title

Blow Your House Down
"A pathbreaking feminist manifesto, impossible to put down or dismiss. Gina Frangello tells the morally complex story of her adulterous relationship with a lover and her shortcomings as a mother, and in doing so, highlights the forces that shaped, silenced, and shamed her: everyday misogyny, puritanical expectations regarding female sexuality and maternal sacrifice, and male oppression." –Adrienne Brodeur, author of Wild Game

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The Elephant of Belfast
Inspired by true events, this vivid and moving story of a young woman zookeeper and the elephant she's compelled to protect through the German blitz of Belfast during WWll speaks to not only the tragedy of the times, but also to the ongoing sectarian tensions that still exist in Northern Ireland today—perfect for readers of historical and literary fiction alike.
NEWS & EVENTS
News
Counterpoint’s Joan Silber wins NBCC Award for Fiction!
Posted on March 15, 2018
Congratulations to Joan Silber, whose novel, IMPROVEMENT, has won the 2017 NBCC Award for Fiction! The NBCC committee called the book, “a dazzlingly inventive and deeply compassionate novel whose multiple storylines reveal shared human moments of love, loss, fate, guilt,... READ MORE
Awards
Counterpoint Novel Makes the
National Book Award Longlist!
Posted on September 28, 2017
Congratulations to Margaret Wilkerson Sexton, whose debut novel A Kind of Freedom has been nominated for a National Book Award for Fiction! National Book Award fiction judges Alexander Chee, Dave Eggers, Annie Philbrick, Karolina Waclawiak and Chair Jacqueline Woodson have named A Kind of... READ MORE
Interview
Five Questions for Margaret Wilkerson Sexton, author of A Kind of Freedom
Posted on August 3, 2017
                        What inspired you to write the novel? I noticed a trend in African American communities whereby members of my generation seemed to have fewer opportunities available to them... READ MORE
Events
Upcoming Events
Posted on July 19, 2017
A KIND OF FREEDOM by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton New Orleans, LA: Octavia Books—reading/signing—8/30 HEART BERRIES by Terese Marie Mailhot Los Angeles, CA: Vroman’s Bookstore—Otherwise Reading Series/in conversation w/Elissa Washuta/reading/signing—8/31 IMPROVEMENT by Joan Silber Jamaica, NY: Queens Library, Forest Hills—reading/signing—8/11 Brooklyn, NY: Greenlight... READ MORE