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Bull Mountain By Brian Panowich Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780425282281
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - June 21st, 2016

Winner of the ITW Thriller Award for Best First Novel

From a remarkable voice in Southern fiction comes a multigenerational saga of crime, family, and vengeance.


Drown By Junot Díaz Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781573226066
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Published: Riverhead Books - July 1st, 1997

From the beloved and award-winning author Junot Díaz, a spellbinding saga of a family’s journey through the New World.
 


Time Is a Mother By Ocean Vuong Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780593300237
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Published: Penguin Press - April 5th, 2022

A TIME Magazine Best Book of 2022

The New York Times-bestselling collection of poems from the award-winning writer Ocean Vuong


"Take your time with these poems, and return to them often.” —The Washington Post


How else do we return to ourselves but to fold
The page so it points to the good part
 


The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao By Junot Díaz Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781594483295
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 2nd, 2008

Winner of:
The Pulitzer Prize
The National Book Critics Circle Award
The Anisfield-Wolf Book Award
The Jon Sargent, Sr. First Novel Prize
Time Magazine #1 Fiction Book of the Year


The Razor's Edge (Vintage International) By W. Somerset Maugham Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781400034208
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Published: Vintage - September 9th, 2003

Larry Darrell is a young American in search of the absolute. The progress of this spiritual odyssey involves him with some of Maugham's most brillant characters - his fiancee Isabel, whose choice between love and wealth have lifelong repercussions, and Elliot Templeton, her uncle, a classic expatriate American snob.


Going After Cacciato: A Novel By Tim O'Brien Cover Image
$17.00
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ISBN: 9780767904421
Published: Crown - September 1st, 1999

A CLASSIC FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE THINGS THEY CARRIED

"To call Going After Cacciato a novel about war is like calling Moby-Dick a novel about whales."


Yonder Stands Your Orphan By Barry Hannah Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780802138934
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Published: Grove Press - April 18th, 2002

Barry Hannah has long been considered one of the country's best living writers, whose singular voice and wicked genius for storytelling have earned him legions of diehard fans. His first novel in ten years, Yonder Stands Your Orphan opens with the establishment of an orphans' camp and the discovery of an abandoned car with two skeletons in the trunk.


Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion By Jia Tolentino Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780525510567
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - July 14th, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “From The New Yorker’s beloved cultural critic comes a bold, unflinching collection of essays about self-deception, examining everything from scammer culture to reality television.”—Esquire
 


The Savage Detectives: A Novel By Roberto Bolaño, Natasha Wimmer (Translated by) Cover Image
By Roberto Bolaño, Natasha Wimmer (Translated by)
$22.00
ISBN: 9780312427481
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Published: Picador - March 4th, 2008

The Savage Detectives is an exuberant, raunchy, wildly inventive, and ambitious novel from one of the greatest Latin American authors of our age.

National Bestseller


Night Train: New and Selected Stories By Thom Jones, Amy Bloom (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Thom Jones, Amy Bloom (Introduction by)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316449366
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Published: Back Bay Books - October 8th, 2019

A posthumous and definitive collection of new and selected stories by "virtuoso of the short story" (Esquire) and National Book Award finalist Thom Jones.


Brief Interviews With Hideous Men: Stories By David Foster Wallace Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316925198
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Published: Back Bay Books - April 1st, 2000

In this thought-provoking and playful short story collection, David Foster Wallace nudges at the boundaries of fiction with inimitable wit and seductive intelligence.


Just Kids By Patti Smith Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780060936228
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Published: Ecco - November 2nd, 2010

WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD

“Reading rocker Smith’s account of her relationship with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, it’s hard not to believe in fate. How else to explain the chance encounter that threw them together, allowing both to blossom? Quirky and spellbinding.” -- People


This Brilliant Darkness: A Book of Strangers By Jeff Sharlet Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781324003205
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 11th, 2020

A visionary work of radical empathy.

Known for immersion journalism that is more immersed than most people are willing to go, and for a prose style that is somehow both fierce and soulful, Jeff Sharlet dives deep into the darkness around us and awaiting us.


*Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award*
*A New York Times Notable Book*
*Winner of the Texas Book Award and the Oklahoma Book Award*

This New York Times bestseller and stunning historical account of the forty-year battle between Comanche Indians and white settlers for control of the American We


After Ikkyu and Other Poems By Jim Harrison Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781570622182
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Published: Shambhala - August 20th, 1996

Jim Harrison's popular novels represent only part of his literary output—he has also been widely acclaimed for the "renegade genius" of his powerful, expressive verse, collected in several books such as The Theory and Practice of Rivers and Other Poems (Clark City Press, 1989).


1 Dead in Attic: After Katrina By Chris Rose Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781501125379
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Published: Simon & Schuster - August 4th, 2015

With a new foreword by the author—Chris Rose’s New York Times bestselling collection: “A gripping book about life’s challenges in post-Katrina New Orleans…packed with heart, honesty, and wit” (New Republic).

Celebrated as a local classic and heaped with national praise, 1 Dead in Attic is a brilliant collection of colum


The Last Taxi Driver By Lee Durkee Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781951142681
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Published: Tin House Books - April 6th, 2021

A Kirkus Best Book of 2020

“A wild, funny, poetic fever dream that will change the way you think about America.” —George Saunders