By Alex Distefano
By Scott Snowden
By Anna Merlan
By Steve Almond
By Jena Ardell
By Jon Campbell
By Alan Scherstuhl
By Tessa Stuart
Corner Bookstore, 1313 Madison Avenue, 831-3554
Godfrey exposed Canadian readers to the seedy side of Victoria, British Columbia, last year. Now The Torn Skirt, her debut novel about burnouts, drugs, and teenage sex, is out on this side of the border.
Halcyon, 227 Smith Street, Brooklyn, 718-260-WAXY
The Voice named Dominican-born Rosario a Writer on the Verge. Her recent novel Song of the Water Saints, the poignant saga of Dominican mothers and daughters, cemented her place among the next generation of young novelists.
Barnes & Noble, 2289 Broadway, 362-8835
A former soldier in the People's Liberation Army, Ha Jin immigrated to America in 1985. His award-winning novels have focused on routine life under the totalitarian Chinese government; his latest, The Crazed, hits shelves in October.