A look at what’s new from CHP in 2017.
Books in Action // January 2017


  • New work from Valeria Luiselli
  • Celebrate the poetry of Paterson with 30 percent off books by Ron Padgett
  • Coming soon: a special reissue of The Latehomecomer by Kao Kalia Yang
  • A roundup of 2016’s best-ofs

New from Valeria Luiselli

Coffee House is thrilled to be publishing a new essay by Valeria Luiselli as a last-minute addition to our Fall/Winter 2016 season. Structured around the forty questions Luiselli translates and asks undocumented Latin American children facing deportation, Tell Me How It Ends (an expansion of her 2016 Freeman’s essay of the same name) serves to humanize these young migrants and highlight the contradiction between the idea of America as a tantalizing fiction for immigrants and the reality of racism and fear—both here and back home.

Available for preorder soon.
In Jim Jarmusch’s newest movie, Paterson, poetry takes center stage, and the poems are by Ron Padgett. Get to know Ron’s poetry or rediscover old favorites with 30 percent off his books through January, and read more about the role the poet played in the making of the movie here.

The Latehomecomer by Kao Kalia Yang

Yang’s award-winning memoir of her family’s harrowing escape from war in Laos is a love letter to her grandmother, a troubling portrait of the consequences of U.S. intervention in Southeast Asia, and a glimpse into the little-seen exodus of the Hmong people, first to refugee camps in Thailand and then, for many, to new homes in Minnesota.

Now an NEA Big Read selection, this special reissue comes with a new reader’s guide, making it the perfect selection for book clubs and individual readers alike.

Your support makes it possible

2017 will see us publishing twenty-three books, investing in feminist works with our imprint Emily Books, and amplifying new voices with one novel in translation and three debuts. We’re putting artists in residencies around the country and providing stipends to our interns, which opens up internship opportunities in publishing for more people than ever. Your support makes it all possible, and you can partner with us at any time to make great books, events, and collaborations happen.
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A roundup of 2016’s best and brightest

In 2016, eleven Coffee House books ended up on twenty-eight different bookstore and media best-of lists, including Jade Sharma’s Problems on Esquire’s “The 25 Best Books of 2016,” Unbearable Splendor by Sun Yung Shin in the Chicago Review of Books’ “The Best Poetry Books of 2016,” and A Collapse of Horses by Brian Evenson in NPR. See the whole rundown here

Spring subscriptions available now

Be the first to have hot-off-the-press titles from Coffee House Press. With our subscription series, you don’t need to look for new books—we’ll ship them right to your door, or to the recipient of your gift. Not only will you have fresh reading material, but you’ll support our entire community of readers.

The Spring 2017 subscription features nine Coffee House Press books (fiction, essay, and poetry) published between April and August 2017. Domestic shipping is free and taxes are included, always.

Haven’t caught up on our 2016 titles yet? Hurry, Fall 2016 subscriptions are still available, but not for long.

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Coffee House authors have events all over the world, and you can find them on our website! Finding a CHP event in your neighborhood is now just a click away.
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