Books by Susan Stinson

Belly SongsI am delighted to say we now have copies of two of Susan Stinson's early books, Belly Songs and Venus of Chalk, available. They are $17 each. As they are out of print they are not in our supplier's database and the usual buy buttons will not work.

No matter what our website says, we also of course have copies of Spider in a Tree.

To purchase: please add Martha Moody to your cart and in the comment field please say whether you'd like Belly Songs, Venus of Chalk, and/or Spider in a Tree.

About the books

Belly Songs is a collection of poetry, short fiction and personal essays that examine fat oppression and celebrate the beauty, strength and sensuality of fat women.
Introduction by Elena Dykewomon. Cover art by Don Stinson. 44 pages. Orogeny Press, Northampton, MA, 1993.

Venus of Chalk: In this shimmering Lambda award finalist, three friends drive from Massachusetts to Texas to unload an old bus, and in the process become the selves they were meant to be.


"Venus of Chalk is a classic road novel, full of unexpected revelations and parallels between Carline's old world and her new, but her interior and physical life are like nothing you've ever read before."
Chicago Reader

"Venus of Chalk is by turns tender and ruthless, dark and funny, haunting and starkly contemporary. In spare, eloquent prose Stinson mines depths most writers shy away from. This is one ride you won't want to miss."
— Alison Smith, author of Name All the Animals

"Like her characters, Stinson is “chronically interested” in every aspect of life and her incredible eye for detail is astonishing and translates movingly into the pages of this wonderful novel."
Altar Magazine

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ISBN: 9781618731807
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Published: Small Beer Press - December 1st, 2020

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ISBN: 9781618730695
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Published: Small Beer Press - October 8th, 2013

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ISBN: 9781563411373
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Published: Firebrand Books - May 1st, 2004