Book Shelf

The Modern Salonniere

The Sharktooth Press book shelf includes all of the titles we’ve published.

THE MODERN SALONNIÈRE
Published: 12.15.2019

The Modern Salonnière is a collection of essays that combines Saxon Henry’s passions of traveling, reading, and creative nonfiction. Locale by locale and book by book, Saxon brings the historical figures she has chosen as her subjects to life. Stroll through Paris while imagining the era when the Emperor Julian the Apostate ruled Lutetia, parts of which still stand at the Thermes de Cluny. Walk London’s streets in search of the fin-de- siècle haunts where the Decadents were determined to turn convention on its ear. Trek to Croton-on-Hudson, New York, where Edna St-Vincent Millay summered with her avant-garde chums. Follow Peggy Guggenheim in Venice, Jim Morrison in Paris, Denys Finch-Hatton in Africa, Ottoline Morrell in Oxford, and Henry James in a string of Italian towns in Tuscany. These and many other characters who were inspiring enough that their stories continue to provoke curiosity people the narratives in The Modern Salonnière.


A FACE FOR RADIO AND A VOICE FOR TWITTER
Published: 3.17.2018

The long, more complicated answer to the simple question, “Tell me about yourself.”

More than you may ever want to know about the author, but a little less than what he’s willing to tell you.


DEAR HILLARY: 100 LETTERS ABOUT HEALTH CARE
Published: 11.21.2016

On June 28, 2016, Hillary Clinton stood on a stage in Philadelphia to accept the nomination as the Democratic Party nominee for President of the United States of America. In her acceptance speech, she said that she would work for Universal Care. MSNBC reported then that there were 100 days between the nomination and the election. These 100 letters are a reminder of what that promise meant.


THE GAME THROUGH GLASS
Published: 11.22.2015

The comprehensive social media guide for sports tournaments will get you up and running from simple score updating on Twitter to a full-blown live-casting and integrated advertising campaign.


ANYWHERE BUT HERE
Published: 6.4.2015

To publish a book of poems has been a dream softly burning within Saxon Henry for several decades, one that Anywhere But Here realizes. Many of these poems took root during studies under Tom Absher at Vermont College and the late William Packard at NYU, both of whom served as examples of lives lived in authentic inward exploration. This book is a result of their encouragement toward that way of living, which offers both difficulty and solace in equal measure.


STRANDED ON THE ROAD TO PROMISE
Published: 4.8.2015

This is the story of a young woman finding her footing as a writer while simultaneously navigating the South Dakota and Alaskan reservations, two states in which she finds herself and others “Stranded on the Road to Promise.”


MONKEY WITH A LOADED TYPEWRITER
Published: 12.9.2014

This collection of essays stems from posts Rufus crafted as he explored what it meant to be doggedly human in a digital world–was there room for either man or beast in this fast-paced mélange of dynamic engagement? We’ll let you be the judge. The only certainty in this material is that there was one entity channeling another: whether the vessel was Gerard McLean or Rufus, will we ever know? Furthermore, does it really matter?