Jay's Picks

Check out some of Jay's favorite books below!

Solar Bones Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781616958534
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Published: Soho Press - September 12th, 2017

Longlisted for the 2017 Man Booker Prize
Winner of the Goldsmiths Prize
Winner of the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards Novel of the Year 
An Irish Times Book Club Choice


My Sunshine Away Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780425278109
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - April 5th, 2016

THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

"A tantalizing mystery and a tender coming-of-age story...Unputdownable."—Oprah.com


The Tsar of Love and Techno: Stories Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780770436452
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Published: Hogarth - July 19th, 2016

From the New York Times bestselling author of A Constellation of Vital Phenomena—dazzling, poignant, and lyrical interwoven stories about family, sacrifice, the legacy of war, and the redemptive power of art.


The Song Is You: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780743291729
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Published: Simon & Schuster - February 19th, 2008

From Edgar® -nominated novelist Megan Abbott, who makes “devotees of Cain and Chandler fall down and beg for mercy” (The Hollywood Reporter), The Song Is You imagines a thrilling conclusion to the still unsolved since 1949 Black Dahlia murder case.

On October 7, 1949, dark-haired starlet Jean Spangler kissed her five-year-old daughter good-bye and left for a n


Damned Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307476531
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Published: Anchor - October 2nd, 2012

“As gleefully, vividly, hilariously obscene as you'd expect. . . . Irreverent and hugely entertaining." —NPR

From the bestselling author of Fight Club comes a dark and brilliant satire about adolescence, Hell, and the Devil.  
 


Green Shadows, White Whale: A Novel of Ray Bradbury's Adventures Making Moby Dick with John Huston in Ireland Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780380789665
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - October 1st, 2002

In 1953, the brilliant but terrifying titan of cinema John Huston summons the young writer Ray Bradbury to Ireland. The apprehensive scribe's quest is to capture on paper the fiercest of all literary beasts -- Moby Dick -- in the form of a workable screenplay so the great director can begin filming.


The Comedians Cover Image
By Graham Greene, Paul Theroux (Introduction by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143039198
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Published: Penguin Classics - February 1st, 2005

Three men meet on a ship bound for Haiti, a world in the grip of the corrupt “Papa Doc” and the Tontons Macoute, his sinister secret police. Brown the hotelier, Smith the innocent American, and Jones the confidence man—these are the “comedians” of Greene’s title. Hiding behind their actors’ masks, they hesitate on the edge of life.


My Antonia (The Great Plains Trilogy) Cover Image
By Willa Cather, Joseph Murphy (Introduction by), W. T. Benda (Illustrator)
$11.00
ISBN: 9780140187649
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Published: Penguin Classics - January 1st, 1994

Willa Cather's My Ántonia is considered one of the most significant American novels of the twentieth century. Set during the great migration west to settle the plains of the North American continent, the narrative follows Antonia Shimerda, a pioneer who comes to Nebraska as a child and grows with the country, inspiring a childhood friend, Jim Burden, to write her life story.


20th Century Ghosts Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780061147982
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - September 16th, 2008

From the New York Times bestselling author of NOS4A2 and Horns comes this award-winning collection of short fiction.

Imogene is young, beautiful . . . and dead, waiting in the Rosebud Theater one afternoon in 1945. . . .


Tomato Red: A Novel Cover Image
By Daniel Woodrell, Megan Abbott (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9780316206211
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Published: Back Bay Books - April 24th, 2012

A sharp and funny addition to Daniel Woodrell's collection of "country noir" novels, featuring anti-hero Sammy Barlach and Jamalee Merridew, her hair tomato red with rage and ambition.


The Manual of Detection: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143116516
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Published: Penguin Books - January 26th, 2010

"This debut novel weaves the kind of mannered fantasy that might result if Wes Anderson were to adapt Kafka." --The New Yorker


Other Voices, Other Rooms (Vintage International) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780679745648
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Published: Vintage - February 1st, 1994

Truman Capote’s first novel is a story of almost supernatural intensity and inventiveness, an audacious foray into the mind of a sensitive boy as he seeks out the grown-up enigmas of love and death in the ghostly landscape of the deep South.


Harlot's Ghost: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780345379658
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - September 1st, 1992

With unprecedented scope and consummate skill, Norman Mailer unfolds a rich and riveting epic of an American spy. Harry Hubbard is the son and godson of CIA legends. His journey to learn the secrets of his society—and his own past—takes him through the Bay of Pigs, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the “momentous catastrophe” of the Kennedy assassination.


Catch-22: 50th Anniversary Edition Cover Image
By Joseph Heller, Christopher Buckley (Introduction by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9781451626650
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Published: Simon & Schuster - April 5th, 2011

This fiftieth-anniversary edition commemorates Joseph Heller’s masterpiece with a new introduction; critical essays and reviews by Norman Mailer, Alfred Kazin, Anthony Burgess, and others; rare papers and photos; and much more.

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read.

Soon to be a Hulu limited series


All the King's Men Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780156004800
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Published: Mariner Books - September 1st, 1996

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, this classic book is generally regarded as the finest novel ever written on American politics. It describes the career of Willie Stark, a back-country lawyer whose idealism is overcome by his lust for power. 


Wise Blood: A Novel (FSG Classics) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374530631
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - March 6th, 2007

Flannery O'Connor's haunting first novel of faith, false prophets, and redemptive wisdom


Mystery (Blue Rose Trilogy #2) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307472229
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Published: Anchor - January 12th, 2010

MYSTERY.  Tom Pasmore, ten years old, survives a near fatal accident.  During his long recovery, he becomes obsessed with an unsolved murder and finds he has clues to solving it that he shouldn’t.  Lamont von Heilitz has spent his life solving mysteries, until he wanted to know nothing more of the terror of life and the horror of death.  When a new murder disrupts their w


Antic Hay (Coleman Dowell British Literature) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781564781499
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Published: Dalkey Archive Press - April 1st, 1997

London life just after World War I, devoid of values and moving headlong into chaos at breakneck speed - Aldous Huxley's Antic Hay, like Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises, portrays a world of lost souls madly pursuing both pleasure and meaning.


Slade House: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780812988079
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - June 28th, 2016

The New York Times bestseller by the author of The Bone Clocks and Cloud Atlas Named One of the Best Books of the Year by San Francisco Chronicle, NPR, Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, The Telegraph, National Post, BookPage, and Kirkus Reviews

Keep your eyes peeled for a small black iron door.


City on Fire Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780804172950
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Published: Vintage - July 26th, 2016

A New York Times Notable Book

One of the Best Books of the Year: The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times,  NPR, Vogue, San Francisco Chronicle, The Wall Street Journal


Ninety-Nine Stories of God Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781941040355
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Published: Tin House Books - July 12th, 2016

A New York Times Notable Book and a Best Book of the Year at Esquire, Seattle Times, Minnesota Star TribuneHuffington Post, and Publishers Weekly.

From “quite possibly America’s best living writer of short stories” (NPR), Ninety-Nine Stories of God finds Joy Williams reeling between the sublime and the surreal, knocking


The Gentleman: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399562655
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Published: Penguin Books - August 1st, 2017

A funny, fantastically entertaining debut novel, in the spirit of Wodehouse and Monty Python, about a famous poet who inadvertently sells his wife to the devil--then recruits a band of adventurers to rescue her.


Barkskins: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780743288798
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Published: Scribner - April 11th, 2017

Finalist for the Kirkus Prize for Best Novel
A New York Times Notable Book
A Washington Post Best Book of the Year


From the Pulitzer Prize-­­winning author of The Shipping News and “Brokeback Mountain,” comes the New York Times bestselling epic about the demise of the world’s forests: “Barkskins is grand en


A Separation: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399576102
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 7th, 2017

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK

Named a best book of the year by the New York Times, NPR, Huffington PostThe A.V. Club, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Guardian, Refinery29, Town & Country, Harper's Bazaar, NYLON, BookRiot.


The Girls: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780812988024
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - May 9th, 2017

THE INSTANT BESTSELLER • An indelible portrait of girls, the women they become, and that moment in life when everything can go horribly wrong

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY


Universal Harvester: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374282103
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - February 7th, 2017

New York Times Bestseller

"A moving, beautifully etched picture of America’s lost and profoundly lonely." —Kazuo Ishiguro, author of The Remains of the Day and winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize for Literature


Moonglow: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062225566
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Published: Harper Perennial - September 19th, 2017

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER


Reincarnation Blues: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399178481
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Published: Del Rey - August 22nd, 2017

A wildly imaginative novel about a man who is reincarnated over ten thousand lifetimes to be with his one true love: Death herself.

“Tales of gods and men akin to Neil Gaiman’s Sandman as penned by a kindred spirit of Douglas Adams.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)


New Boy: William Shakespeare's Othello Retold: A Novel (Hogarth Shakespeare) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780553447637
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Published: Hogarth - May 16th, 2017

Tracy Chevalier brings Shakespeare’s Othello—a harrowing drama of jealousy and revenge—to a 1970s era elementary school playground. 


The Boy in the Earth Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781616955946
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Published: Soho Crime - April 25th, 2017

A darkly melancholic tale that combines Scorsese’s Taxi Driver and Camus’s The Fall set in Tokyo—Nakamura’s Akutagawa Prize-winning novel, one of Japan’s most prestigious literary awards, is the here translated into English for the first time and marks another high-water mark in this important writer’s career. 


Fever Dream: A Novel Cover Image
By Samanta Schweblin, Megan McDowell (Translated by)
$25.00
ISBN: 9780399184598
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Published: Riverhead Books - January 10th, 2017

"Genius." —Jia Tolentino, The New Yorker

"Samanta Schweblin’s electric story reads like a Fever Dream." —Vanity Fair

Shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize!

Experience the blazing, surreal sensation of a fever dream...


Shadowbahn Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780735212015
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Published: Blue Rider Press - February 14th, 2017

A LA TIMES' BEST BOOK OF 2017 (FICTION)

"A beautiful, moving, strange examination of apocalypse and rebirth.” - Neil Gaiman


Richard Stark's Parker: The Hunter Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781600104930
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Published: IDW Publishing - July 28th, 2009

The groundbreaking Parker books are adapted for the first time as a series of graphic novels by legendary artist Darwyn Cooke introducing readers to the dangerous anti-hero's cold and calculated world of criminals, thugs, and grifters.


The Flintstones Vol. 1 Cover Image
By Mark Russell, Steve Pugh (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781401268374
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Published: DC Comics - March 28th, 2017

Hanna-Barbera has created some of the most recognizable animated characters of all time. As part of DC Comics' re-imagination of cartoons like SCOOBY-DOO, THE FLINTSONES, JOHNNY QUEST, SPACE GHOST, and WACKY RACERS, these new series will be infused with modern and contemporary concepts while keeping the heart and soul of the classic animation.


Afterlife with Archie: Escape from Riverdale: Escape from Riverdale Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781619889088
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Published: Archie Comics - June 10th, 2014

When Jughead's beloved pet Hot Dog is killed in a hit and run, Jughead turns to the only person he knows who can help bring back his furry best friend—Sabrina the Teenage Witch. Using dark, forbidden magic, Sabrina is successful and Hot Dog returns to the land of the living. But he's not the same...


Hag-Seed: William Shakespeare's The Tempest Retold: A Novel (Hogarth Shakespeare) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780804141314
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Published: Hogarth - May 16th, 2017

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The beloved author of The Handmaid’s Tale reimagines Shakespeare’s final, great play, The Tempest, in a gripping and emotionally rich novel of passion and revenge.
 


Station Eleven Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780804172448
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Published: Vintage - June 2nd, 2015

An audacious, darkly glittering novel set in the eerie days of civilization’s collapse, Station Eleven tells the spellbinding story of a Hollywood star, his would-be savior, and a nomadic group of actors roaming the scattered outposts of the Great Lakes region, risking everything for art and humanity. 

A National Book Award Finalist


Stories of Your Life and Others Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781101972120
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Published: Vintage - June 14th, 2016

An award-winning book from the author of Exhalation, this short story collection “blend[s] absorbing storytelling with meditations on the universe, being, time and space. . . . raises questions about the nature of reality and what it is to be human.” —The New York Times


Nutshell: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525431947
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Published: Anchor - May 30th, 2017

A New York Times and Washington Post Notable Book
One of the Best Books of the Year: San Francisco Chronicle, NPR, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Oprah.com


To Name Those Lost: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781609453497
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Published: Europa Editions - February 7th, 2017

A powerful, suspenseful tale about a father and son in search of one another, this prize-winning novel based on real-life events is a classic western story of vengeance and redemption set against the sweeping, merciless grandeur of the Australian frontier.


An American Dream: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780812986136
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - February 17th, 2015

In this wild battering ram of a novel, which was originally published to vast controversy in 1965, Norman Mailer creates a character who might be a fictional precursor of the philosopher-killer he would later profile in The Executioner’s Song.


Dear Mr. M: A Novel Cover Image
By Herman Koch, Sam Garrett (Translated by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9781101903346
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Published: Hogarth - June 6th, 2017

The tour-de-force, hair-raising new novel from Herman Koch, the New York Times bestselling author of The Dinner and Summer House with Swimming Pool
 


Eileen: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143128755
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Published: Penguin Books - August 16th, 2016

Shortlisted for the 2016 Man Booker Prize and chosen by David Sedaris as his recommended book for his Fall 2016 tour. 


Galapagos: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780385333870
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Published: Dial Press Trade Paperback - January 12th, 1999

“A madcap genealogical adventure . . . Vonnegut is a postmodern Mark Twain.”The New York Times Book Review


The Crying of Lot 49 Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780060913076
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Published: Harper Perennial - October 17th, 2006

Thomas Pynchon's classic post-modern satire, which tells the wonderfully unusual story of Oedipa Maas, first published in 1965.


The Shadow of the Wind Cover Image
By Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Lucia Graves (Translated by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143034902
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Published: Penguin Books - January 25th, 2005

"Gabriel García Márquez meets Umberto Eco meets Jorge Luis Borges for a sprawling magic show."—The New York Times Book Review

A New York Times Bestseller


 
 
 

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