Baumgardner’s groundbreaking new book includes abortion testimonials by Ani DiFranco, Barbara Ehrenreich, Gloria Steinem, and others.
Subject: Women’s Studies
The Age of Dreaming explores the history of Los Angeles, the heady beginnings of the movie industry, and the interplay of race and celebrity.
Estep’s best novel to date explores with deep wit and insight how a shocking family secret impacts the lives of an eccentric mother and her two daughters.
The much-anticipated sequel to Barbara J. Taylor’s best-selling debut novel, Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night.
Harryman’s lyrical voyage launches Nigerian author Chris Abani’s visionary new poetry imprint, Black Goat, with an introduction by Maurya Simon.
In honor of her 2012 New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year selection—and in anticipation of the just-released paperback edition of Nowhere Is a Place, our Bernice L. McFadden Digit features excerpts from all four of her Akashic titles: Gathering of Waters, The Warmest December, Glorious, and Nowhere Is a Place.
A powerful tale of a young woman’s quest to unearth her identity, lost between cultures and families.
Front Page meets Harlem Nights: a riveting and racy historical mystery set in 1920s Harlem.
Blood Sugar is a disturbing and evocative collection of new work and selected poems previously featured in Blackman’s enormously popular chapbooks.
A literary international espionage novel, with some eroticism to boot, set between Israel and New York.
City Mouse is an irresistible debut that examines what it means to find your place, revealing unspoken truths about motherhood, friendship, and the thorny pursuit to have it all.
Climb: Taking Every Step with Conviction, Courage, and Calculated Risk to Achieve a Thriving Career and a Successful Life
A professional playbook offering guidance to women in the contemporary workplace.
The debut winner of the Paz Prize for Poetry, presented by the National Poetry Series.
Chris Abani’s acclaimed Black Goat series presents the debut collection from one of America’s most promising young poets.
A highly ambitious and visionary poetry debut from the first Mexican author in Chris Abani’s acclaimed Black Goat series.
A modern-day King Lear, a novel of greed, resentment, jealousy, betrayal, and romance set in Trinidad, Jamaica, and Barbados.
The fourth installment and first female author in Dennis Cooper’s groundbreaking Little House on the Bowery series.
A passionate and critical analysis of the life cycle of Fame, from film producer/director and former worldwide TV star Justine Bateman.
A young female pilot brashly defies gender restrictions in the Roaring Twenties.
A long-overdue female-centric perspective on underground rock music, featuring photos by Tricarico and essays by Joan Jett, Amy Farina, Allison Wolfe, Donita Sparks, and more!
Half-sisters Kara and Alex—one the biracial product of foster care, the other of dysfunctional privilege—struggle for redemption and forgiveness.
The reissue of Elizabeth Nunez’s moving exploration into trust, family, redemption, and love.
Akashic recruits Danticat, one of the truly great contemporary writers, to edit this timely volume featuring stories set both before and after the devastating 2010 earthquake.
The best anthology of classic Haitian fiction ever assembled, unparalleled in scope.
In the stories of Havana Noir, authors uncover crimes of violence and loveless sex, of mental cruelty and greed, of self-preservation and collective hysteria, in a city characterized by ironic and wrenching contradictions.
Armstead Maupin meets Carl Hiaasen in a brilliant black comedy that traces the paths of disparate characters floating through New York, about to collide in a treacherous story that will make you think twice about ever answering a classified ad.
Kamikaze Lust takes the reader on an electrifying ride through the spectacle of life and death in millennial America.
The highly anticipated debut poetry collection from the best-selling author of Dreaming in Cuban.
A riveting tale of sickness and survival from the first female author on the Punk Planet Books imprint that brought you the indie hit Hairstyles of the Damned.
A post-punk story of outsiders, family, inherited drama, and love set in downtown New York, Los Angeles, and Mexico City.
In Revoyr’s most thrilling novel to date, four backpackers embark on a trip in the Sierra Nevada that quickly becomes a disaster.
Violence and loss shatter Sarah Marker’s domestic life, causing her to reexamine the roots of creativity and art in New York City.
A long-awaited reissue of this deeply thoughtful novel about hope, forgiveness, and the cost of loving Donovan, a complex man with a shattered history.
An enchanting first novel exploring a fractured utopian community on the Texas/Mexico border at the turn of the twentieth century.
A literary psychological thriller set in 1951, reminiscent of The Great Gatsby.
Akashic Books reissues Nina Revoyr’s inspired and groundbreaking 1997 debut novel about women’s basketball, class, racial identity, and friendship.
A haunting, exquisitely written novel exploring the true devastation of the US war in Afghanistan.
A young woman must learn to love and trust again after experiencing the brutality of ritual servitude in West Africa.
The powerful memoir of a female African American advertising executive’s unprecedented and unlikely success, which began in the Mad Men era.
The reissue of Elizabeth Nunez’s captivating novel Prospero’s Daughter, a brilliantly conceived retelling of Shakespeare’s The Tempest.
A startling debut volume, part of Chris Abani’s Black Goat poetry series.
A true believer is faced with a choice between love for his family and the Cuban Revolution.
A provocative debut that masterfully fuses issues of culture, race, sexuality, and family.
Since You Ask is about the origins of sexual compulsion, and one young woman’s attempts to be free.
So Much Things to Say: 100 Poets from the First Ten Years of the Calabash International Literary Festival
Robert Pinsky and Derek Walcott anchor this groundbreaking, soulful poetry collection.
The novel that inspired the Merchant Ivory film is back in print! With a new author’s introduction and a previously unpublished chapter.
A literary thriller from the daughter of James Jones.
A contemporary Los Angeles story of uncrossable social lines, allegiance and betrayal, immeasurable power, and the ways the present is continuously shaped by the past.
A riveting coming-of-age story that follows a young woman who squats abandoned buildings with comrades in 1990s New York City.
Sparrow L. Patterson’s debut novel follows a nineteen-year-old bisexual girl on her whirlwind journey of sexual escapades, drug-induced hallucinations, shoplifting sprees, and other criminal behavior.
A timely memoir about world record–breaking Tyus’s 1964 and 1968 Olympic victories, amid the turbulence of the 1960s, along with contemporary reflections.
Cherished former Vermont governor Kunin teams up with Baumgardner to tell the inspiring story of American politicians’ growing acceptance of gay marriage.
Heather Dune Macadam presents her first mystery as alluring as a Buddhist Koan.
Part of Dennis Cooper’s Little House on the Bowery series, this collection of stories is told by a woman compelled to divulge her secrets, fantasies, and obsessions.
Lydia Lunch’s second book will provoke rage, awe, and infectious desire.
Revoyr’s novel examines the effects of change on a small, isolated town, the strengths and limits of community, and the sometimes conflicting loyalties of family and justice.
The second novel from the author of the award-winning Kamikaze Lust.
Denial, God, dystopia, academic, and reality TV collide in acclaimed author Crane’s third story collection from Punk Planet Books, the imprint that launched indie smash hit Hairstyles of the Damned by Joe Meno.
Joyce Carol Oates pulls out all the stops in this chilling female-centric noir collection featuring brand-new writing from Margaret Atwood, Aimee Bender, Edwidge Danticat, and more.
A groundbreaking biography of the world’s first female sports superstar, the pioneering and uncompromising Lottie Dod.