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The Visiting Privilege: New and Collected Stories (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781101873717
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Published: Vintage - August 9th, 2016

The legendary writer’s first collection in more than ten years—and, finally, the definitive one. A literary event of the highest order.


Black Elk Speaks: The Complete Edition Cover Image
By John G. Neihardt, Philip J. Deloria (Introduction by), Vine Deloria, Jr. (Foreword by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9780803283916
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Published: Bison Books - March 1st, 2014

Black Elk Speaks, the story of the Oglala Lakota visionary and healer Nicholas Black Elk (1863–1950) and his people during momentous twilight years of the nineteenth century, offers readers much more than a precious glimpse of a vanished time. Black Elk’s searing visions of the unity of humanity and Earth, conveyed by John G.


Girl in a Band: A Memoir Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062295903
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Published: Dey Street Books - December 1st, 2015

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Kim Gordon, founding member of Sonic Youth, fashion icon, and role model for a generation of women, now tells her story—a memoir of life as an artist, of music, marriage, motherhood, independence, and as one of the first women of rock and roll, written with the lyricism and haunting beauty of Patti Smith's Just Kids.


Walter Benjamin at the Dairy Queen: Reflections on Sixty and Beyond Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780684870199
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Published: Simon & Schuster - August 7th, 2001

In a lucid, brilliant work of nonfiction -- as close to an autobiography as his readers are likely to get -- Larry McMurtry has written a family portrait that also serves as a larger portrait of Texas itself, as it was and as it has become.


We the Animals Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9780547844190
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Published: Mariner Books - September 11th, 2012

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE

In this groundbreaking debut, Justin Torres plunges us into the chaotic heart of one family, the intense bonds of three brothers, and the mythic effects of this fierce love on the people we must become.

"We the Animals is a dark jewel of a book. It’s heartbreaking. It’s beautiful.


The Painted Drum: A Novel Cover Image
$13.95
ISBN: 9780060515119
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Published: Harper Perennial - January 22nd, 2019

From the author of the National Book Award Winner The Round House, Louise Erdrich's breathtaking, lyrical novel of a priceless Ojibwe artifact and the effect it has had on those who have come into contact with it over the years.


A Manual for Cleaning Women: Selected Stories Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250094735
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Published: Picador - August 2nd, 2016

A Manual for Cleaning Women compiles the best work of the legendary short-story writer Lucia Berlin.


Our Lady of the Flowers (Genet) Cover Image
By Jean Genet, Jean-Paul Sartre (Introduction by)
$14.00
ISBN: 9780802130136
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Published: Grove Press - January 12th, 1994

Jean Genet's first, and arguably greatest, novel was written while he was in prison. As Sartre recounts in his introduction, Genet penned this work on the brown paper which inmates were supposed to use to fold bags as a form of occupational therapy.


Civilwarland in Bad Decline Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781573225793
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Riverhead Books - February 1st, 1997

From theNew York Timesbestsellingauthor ofTenth of December, a 2013 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction, and the novelLincoln in the Bardo.
A New York Times Notable Book


Bettyville: A Memoir Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143107880
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Published: Penguin Books - February 2nd, 2016

“The idea of a cultured gay man leaving New York City to care for his aging mother in Paris, Missouri, is already funny, and George Hodgman reaps that humor with great charm. But then he plunges deep, examining the warm yet fraught relationship between mother and son with profound insight and understanding.” —Alison Bechdel, author of Fun Home
 


I Love Dick (Native Agents) Cover Image
By Chris Kraus, Eileen Myles (Foreword by), Joan Hawkins (Afterword by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781584350347
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Published: Semiotext(e) - July 14th, 2006

A self-described failed filmmaker falls obsessively in love with her theorist-husband's colleague: a manifesto for a new kind of feminism and the power of first-person narration.


The Small Backs of Children: A Novel Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780062383259
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Published: Harper Perennial - July 26th, 2016

National Bestseller

A masterful literary talent explores the treacherous, often violent borders between war and sex, love and art.

With the flash of a camera, one girl’s life is shattered, and a host of others altered forever. . .


Where I'm Reading From: The Changing World of Books Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781590178843
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Published: New York Review Books - May 12th, 2015

Why do we need fiction? Why do books need  to be printed on paper, copyrighted, read to the finish? Do we read to challenge our vision of  the world or to confirm it? Has novel writing turned into a job like any other?


I Must Be Living Twice: New and Selected Poems 1975 - 2014 Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780062389084
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Published: Ecco - September 29th, 2015

A collection of thrilling verse, including both new poems and beloved favorites, from the celebrated poet, modern cult icon, and author of Chelsea Girls.


Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780763668181
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Published: Candlewick - September 22nd, 2015

A 2016 YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Finalist

National Book Award winner M. T. Anderson delivers a brilliant and riveting account of the Siege of Leningrad and the role played by Russian composer Shostakovich and his Leningrad Symphony.


25 Women: Essays on Their Art Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780226333151
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Published: University of Chicago Press - January 14th, 2016

Newsweek calls him “exhilarating and deeply engaging.” Time Out New York calls him “smart, provocative, and a great writer.” Critic Peter Schjeldahl, meanwhile, simply calls him “My hero.” There’s no one in the art world quite like Dave Hickey—and a new book of his writing is an event.
 
25 Women will not dis


Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780393351590
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 23rd, 2015

"Guaranteed to make blood boil." --Janet Maslin, New York Times


Dear Prudence: The Story Behind the Song Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781503029880
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - June 26th, 2015

"The sun is up, the sky is blue, it's beautiful, and so are you..."

Those simple lines from the Beatles' ballad, "Dear Prudence," are easily recognizable by anyone who lived through the 1960s, as well as by the millions of people who continue to enjoy the Beatles' music today.


Known and Strange Things: Essays Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780812989786
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - August 9th, 2016

A blazingly intelligent first book of essays from the award-winning author of Open City and Every Day Is for the Thief

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
Time • The Guardian • Harper's Bazaar • San Francisco Chronicle • The Atlantic • Financial Times • Kirkus


Dispatches from Pluto: Lost and Found in the Mississippi Delta Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781476709642
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 13th, 2015

Winner of the Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize
Mississippi's #1 Bestseller of 2015 and 2016 (The Clarion-Ledger)
A New York Times Bestseller

In Dispatches from Pluto, adventure writer Richard Grant takes on “the most American place on Earth”—the enigmatic, beautiful, often derided Mississippi Delta.

Richard Gr


Geek Love: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780375713347
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Published: Vintage - June 11th, 2002

National Book Award finalist


The Poisonwood Bible: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780060786502
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Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - July 5th, 2005

The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce, evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them everything they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it -- from garden seeds to Scripture -- is calamitously transformed on African soil.


The Flamethrowers: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781439142011
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Published: Scribner - January 14th, 2014

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST * NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW * New York magazine’s #1 Book of the Year * Best Book of 2013 by: The Wall Street Journal; Vogue; O, The Oprah Magazine; Los Angeles Times; The San Francisco Chronicle; The New Yorker; Time; Flavorwire; Salon; Slate;


When I Was Puerto Rican: A Memoir (A Merloyd Lawrence Book) Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780306814525
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Published: Da Capo Press - February 28th, 2006

One of "The Best Memoirs of a Generation" (Oprah's Book Club): a young woman's journey from the mango groves and barrios of Puerto Rico to Brooklyn, and eventually on to Harvard


Hot Milk Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781620406700
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - May 9th, 2017

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year.


Blue Money Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781944700263
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Published: Unnamed Press - June 20th, 2017

New York City, 1971, a balmy August evening: Just seven blocks from her childhood home, a young woman walks into a Park Avenue apartment and into the troubled arms of her first trick.


Chelsea Girls: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062394668
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Published: Ecco - September 29th, 2015

Available once again for a new generation of readers, the groundbreaking and candid coming-of-age novel in-real-time from one of America's most celebrated poets that is considered a cult classic.


Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780062362599
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Published: Harper - June 13th, 2017

New York Times bestseller

National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist

Lambda Literary Award winner


Let the Great World Spin: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780812973990
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - November 30th, 2009

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER • Colum McCann’s beloved novel inspired by Philippe Petit’s daring high-wire stunt, which is also depicted in the film The Walk starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt


The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Cover Image
$16.00
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


Push: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$13.00
ISBN: 9780679766759
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Published: Vintage - April 29th, 1997

"Push: Based on the Novel by Sapphire," directed by Lee Daniels and written
by Damien Paul

GRAND JURY PRIZE and AUDIENCE AWARD winner at the 2009 Sundance Film
Festival


Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062684929
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Published: Dey Street Books - September 12th, 2017

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“Compelling… this book couldn’t be more timely.” – Jill Abramson, New York Times Book Review

From the Recipient of the 2017 Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism


Another Bullshit Night in Suck City: A Memoir Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393329407
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 17th, 2005

Nick Flynn met his father when he was working as a caseworker in a homeless shelter in Boston. As a teenager he'd received letters from this stranger father, a self-proclaimed poet and con man doing time in federal prison for bank robbery.


Eveningland: Stories Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780802125972
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Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - March 7th, 2017

"Michael Knight is more than a master of the short story. He knows the true pace of life and does not cheat it, all the while offering whopping entertainment."--Barry Hannah


Little Nothing Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780399185809
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Published: Blue Rider Press - August 22nd, 2017

A Huffington Post Book Club Suggestion • An O: The Oprah Magazine Fall Pick • A LitHub Book You Should Read This September • One of The Millions' "Most Anticipated" for 2016  2017 Ohioana Book Award Winner in Fiction


Blood and Guts in High School Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780802131935
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Published: Grove Press - January 11th, 1994

Kathy Acker was a high-wire writer. She took risks. She experimented for the sake of it. She made mistakes. She fell. She never wanted a modest success, and so her books, all of them, swing from passages of topflight bravura, where you think, "How did she do that?" to a sawdust-in-your-mouth kind of feeling that you just want to spit out.


A Grace Paley Reader: Stories, Essays, and Poetry Cover Image
By Grace Paley, Kevin Bowen (Editor), Nora Paley (Editor), George Saunders (Introduction by)
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374165826
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - April 18th, 2017

One of The New Yorker's "Books We Loved in 2017"

A Grace Paley Reader compiles a selection of Paley’s writing across genres, showcasing her breadth of work as well as her extraordinary insight and brilliant economy of words.