Archives: April 2014

This is the archive page for [April 2014]; below you should see headlines and summaries of all entries posted here that month. Click the appropriate link at each to read the entire entry.

CCLaP Podcast 111: Author Megan Stielstra | April 28, 2014
Today on the CCLaP Podcast, it's a 45-minute talk with Chicago writer Megan Stielstra, author of the award-winning essay collection "Once I Was Cool." Also featuring the music of Banda Westfalica and Cub Sport. Click through to download or stream right this minute! | Read entire entry

Book Review: "Swing," by Miasha | April 25, 2014
This week Karl Wolff reviews an erotic thriller about swingers called "Swing," by Miasha, the latest addition to Akashic's Infamous imprint. | Read entire entry

CCLaP Rare: "Love-Songs of Childhood" (1894), by Eugene Field, First Edition First Printing | April 25, 2014
Today at CCLaP, a special auction from our rare-book collection: An ultra-scarce first-edition, first printing of Eugene Field's classic 1894 book of children's poems, "Love-Songs of Childhood," including the first book-appearance ever of his most famous piece, "The Gingham Dog and the Calico Cat." Click through for more and to bid right now! | Read entire entry

Book Review: "Wasteland Blues" by Scott Christian Carr and Andrew Conry-Murray | April 22, 2014
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Rare Book Roundup: 22 April 2014 | April 22, 2014
Today at CCLaP, a round-up of all our newest rare-book auctions at eBay, including first edition first printings of Erica Jong's "Fear of Flying," Norman Mailer's "The Prisoner of Sex," and T.C. Boyle's classic '90s comedy "The Road to Wellville." | Read entire entry

Rare Book Roundup: 21 April 2014 | April 21, 2014
Today's CCLaP rare-book auctions going live at eBay include John Updike's notoriously saucy 1968 novel "Couples," as well as John Cheever's 1969 classic "Bullet Park" and equally classic 1977 "Falconer." Click through for them all! | Read entire entry

Book Review: "Singapore Noir," edited by Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan | April 18, 2014
This week Karl Wolff reviews, "Singapore Noir," edited by Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan, an anthology that explores the dreams, bad decisions, and desperation that go into making a crackerjack noir story, lah. | Read entire entry

CCLaP Rare: All nine 'Nathan Zuckerman' novels by Philip Roth, First Editions First Printings | April 17, 2014
Today, a special rare-book eBay auction at CCLaP: All nine of the "Nathan Zuckerman" novels written over thirty years by revered author Philip Roth, autobiographically charting not just his own career but the entire history of America between Vietnam and the War On Terror. A crowning jewel in any book collector's library, and priced at a premium today to reflect that. | Read entire entry

Rare Book Roundup: 16 April 2014 | April 16, 2014
Today at CCLaP, a roundup of our latest rare books for auction at eBay, including first edition/first printing copies of Mike Royko's 1985 "Like I Was Sayin'...," Scott Turow's 1977 nonfiction book "One L," and a SIGNED edition of Bennett Cerf's 1944 humor collection "Try and Stop Me." | Read entire entry

CCLaP Podcast 110: Author Justin Kramon | April 15, 2014
Today on the CCLaP Podcast, it's a one-hour talk with New England author Justin Kramon, his second time on the podcast, talking this time about his new crime thriller, "The Preservationist." Also featuring the music of Moon Boots and Blondfire. Click through to download or listen this second! | Read entire entry

Book Review: "Leningrad" by Igor Vishnevetsky | April 15, 2014
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Announcing the release of Scott Abraham's "Turtle and Dam!" | April 14, 2014
Hooray! Time for another official release of a CCLaP book to the general public, for your downloading and ordering pleasure! This time it's the really charming and insightful comedy about contemporary China, "Turtle and Dam" by Washington DC analyst Scott Abrahams. Click through to download or order a copy right this moment! | Read entire entry

Book Review: "Sutro's Glass Palace," by John A. Martini | April 11, 2014
This week Karl Wolff reviews "Sutro's Glass Palace," by John A. Martini, a history of the Sutro Baths, a San Francisco landmark now just a set of ruins on the Pacific coastline. | Read entire entry

Book Review: "Worst. Person. Ever." by Douglas Coupland | April 10, 2014
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Book Review: "Palmerino" by Melissa Pritchard | April 9, 2014
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It's April, so it must be time for the March "CCLaP Journal!" | April 7, 2014
Missed deadlines? WHAT MISSED DEADLINES! As always, overwhelming demand here in 2014 for our original novels is unfortunately keeping our new monthly magazine, "The CCLaP Journal," significantly delayed; but I'm happy to say that the March issue is now finally out, 186 pages of ad-free goodness just waiting for your free downloading pleasure. | Read entire entry

CCLaP Podcast 109: Author Giano Cromley | April 4, 2014
Today on the CCLaP Podcast, we kick off our eighth year with a talk with local writer Giano Cromley, author of the darkly comic coming-of-age tale "The Last Good Halloween." Also featuring the music of Samo Sound Boy and The Honey Trees. Click through for the free download or streaming edition! | Read entire entry

Wowee! It's the big 'Bullshit Artists' update! | April 4, 2014
Wow, has there been a lot of developments recently with CCLaP's newest book, Austinite Fernando A. Flores' ode to failed punk bands and small-town music scenes, Death to the Bullshit Artists of South Texas, Vol. 1! A release party in Austin, and big appearances coming soon in San Antonio and Dallas; click through for all the details! | Read entire entry

Book Review: "ApartFrom," by Constance A. Dunn | April 4, 2014
This week Karl Wolff reviews Constance A. Dunn's dreamlike experimental novel, "ApartFrom," about the strange circumstances connecting three people across three nations. | Read entire entry

Announcing our May book, the spy thriller "Love Songs of the Revolution!" | April 3, 2014
Well, we have some exciting news to announce -- CCLaP is finally releasing its first-ever spy thriller! It's called "Love Songs of the Revolution" by a Los Angeles author named Bronwyn Mauldin, a downbeat LeCarre-type tale set during the Lithuanian independence movement in 1989, and it's officially online now for pre-release orders. Click through for all the details! | Read entire entry

Book Review: "The Martian" by Andy Weir | April 3, 2014
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Book Review: "And the Dark Sacred Night" by Julia Glass | April 1, 2014
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