Books on the Park

9th Ave: Daniel Wallace and Lori Ostlund

This event will be held at our 9th Ave. location.

 

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Daniel Wallace discusses his new novel, Extraordinary Adventures, with Lori Ostlund.

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$25.99
ISBN: 9781250118455
Availability: Coming Soon. Available for Pre-Order Now!
Published: St. Martin's Press - May 30th, 2017

Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781616201647
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Published: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill - May 15th, 2012

In his prime, Edward Bloom was an extraordinary man. He could outrun anybody. He never missed a day of school. He saved lives and tamed giants. Animals loved him, people loved him, women loved him. He knew more jokes than any man alive. At least that's what he told his son, William.


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$17.00
ISBN: 9781476790114
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Published: Scribner Book Company - July 26th, 2016

The debut novel from award-winning author Lori Ostlund--"smart, resonant, and imbued with beauty" (Publishers Weekly) that "provides considerable pleasure and emotional power" (The New York Times Book Review)--about a man who leaves his longtime partner in New Mexico for a tragicomic road trip deep into the mysteries of his own Midwestern childhood.


9th Ave: Kanishk Tharoor and Aaron Bady

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Kanishk Tharoor discusses his new story collection, Swimmer Among the Stars, with Aaron Bady.

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$25.00
ISBN: 9780374272180
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - March 14th, 2017

A] writer who is gifted not just with extraordinary talent but also with a subtle, original, and probing mind. Amitav Ghosh


9th Ave: Kerry Egan

This event will be held at our 9th Ave. location.

 

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Kerry Egan in conversation about her new book, On Living.

 

Praise for On Living

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$24.00
ISBN: 9781594634819
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Published: Riverhead Books - October 25th, 2016

Named a Best Book of 2016 by Real Simple and Southern Living
"Illuminating, unflinching and ultimately inspiring... A book to treasure." -People Magazine


9th Ave: Laura Sook Duncombe

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Laura Sook Duncombe discusses her new book, Pirate Women: The Princesses, Prostitutes and Privateers Who Ruled the Seven Seas.

Pirate Women: The Princesses, Prostitutes, and Privateers Who Ruled the Seven Seas Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781613736012
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Published: Chicago Review Press - April 2017

In the first-ever Seven Seas history of the world's female buccaneers, Pirate Women: The Princesses, Prostitutes, and Privateers Who Ruled the Seven Seas tells the story of women, both real and legendary, who through the ages sailed alongside--and sometimes in command of--their male counterparts. These women came from all walks of life but had one thing in common: a desire for freedom.


9th Ave: Salutations on Transformations

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The third installment of our new event series, Salutations, returns with a night of letter-reading on Love and Unlove.

Sponsored by Chronicle Books, Letters to My series, and Green Apple.

Letters to My Future Self: Write Now. Read Later. Treasure Forever. Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781452125374
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Published: Chronicle Books - February 25th, 2014

An Oprah's Favorite Things Pick for 2015


Letters to My Friend: Write Now. Read Later. Treasure Forever. Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781452159430
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Published: Chronicle Books - April 4th, 2017

This book of 12 prompted letters invites the writer to celebrate a cherished friendship, capturing favorite memories and sharing how much that special bond means. Filled out and sealed with the enclosed stickers, the booklet becomes a unique gift for friends of any age.


Letters to My Love: Write Now. Read Later. Treasure Forever. Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781452142678
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Published: Chronicle Books - August 11th, 2015

An Oprah's Favorite Things Pick for 2015


Letters to My Baby: Write Now. Read Later. Treasure Forever. [With Envelopes and Paper] Cover Image
By Lea Redmond (Created by)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781452132952
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Published: Chronicle Books (CA) - August 5th, 2014

An Oprah's Favorite Things Pick for 2015


Letters to My Mom: Write Now. Read Later. Treasure Forever. Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781452149219
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Published: Chronicle Books - March 22nd, 2016

Mom will truly treasure this keepsake forever. The twelve fold-and-mail-style envelopes (ten prompted, two blank) invite sons and daughters to capture memories and express gratitude for Mom, seal up the envelopes with the included stickers, and postdate the letters. When Mom breaks the seals in the future, she'll receive an invaluable gift: a tangible reflection of her child's love.


Letters to My Dad: Write Now. Read Later. Treasure Forever. Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781452149226
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Published: Chronicle Books - March 22nd, 2016

This book of twelve letters (ten prompted, two blank) makes it easy for children of many ages from tween to adult to show Dad how much they care. Once filled out, sealed, and postdated, the letters become handwritten time capsules to give to Dad for Father's Day, holidays, or milestone birthdays. When he breaks open the seals in the future, he will find a priceless keepsake.


9th Ave: Bad Advice from Bad Women

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$16.00
ISBN: 9781501134579
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Published: Simon & Schuster - January 3rd, 2017

A collection of essays from today's most acclaimed authors--from Cheryl Strayed to Roxane Gay to Jennifer Weiner, Alexander Chee, Nick Hornby, and Jonathan Franzen--on the realities of making a living in the writing world.


The Lesbian Sex Haiku Book (with Cats!) Cover Image
By Anna Pulley, Kelsey Beyer (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781250072641
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Published: Flatiron Books - April 19th, 2016

Lesbian sex has been confounding people since the dawn of time. What is it that two women do together exactly? The Lesbian Sex Haiku Book (with Cats ) is a humorous guide to lesbian sex, dating rituals, and relationships, and aims to dispel all myths.


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Texts from Jane Eyre: And Other Conversations with Your Favorite Literary Characters Cover Image
$23.00
ISBN: 9781627791830
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Published: Henry Holt & Company - November 4th, 2014


Hilariously imagined text conversations the passive aggressive, the clever, and the strange from classic and modern literary figures, from Scarlett O'Hara to Jessica Wakefield


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$16.00
ISBN: 9781939419699
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Published: Unnamed Press - April 12th, 2016

A remarkable multigenerational novel, The Border of Paradise transports readers into the world of an iconoclastic midcentury family.

In booming postwar Brooklyn, the Nowak Piano Company is an American success story. There is just one problem: the Nowak's only son, David. A handsome kid and shy like his mother, David struggles with neuroses.


9th Ave: Josh Barkan

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Josh Barkan in conversation about his new story collection, Mexico.

 

Praise for Mexico

 

Mexico: Stories Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781101906293
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Published: Hogarth Press - January 24th, 2017

The unforgettable characters in Josh Barkan's astonishing and beautiful story collection--chef, architect, nurse, high school teacher, painter, beauty queen, classical bass player, plastic surgeon, businessman, mime--are simply trying to lead their lives and steer clear of violence. Yet, inevitably, crime has a way of intruding on their lives all the same.


9th Ave: Catherine Lacey

This event will be held at our 9th Ave. location.

 

  

 

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$26.00
ISBN: 9780374100261
Availability: Coming Soon. Available for Pre-Order Now!
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - June 6th, 2017

An urgent, propulsive novel about a woman learning to negotiate her ailment and its various aftereffects via the simulacrum of a perfect romantic relationship


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Nobody Is Ever Missing Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780374534493
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Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - July 8th, 2014

Without telling her family, Elyria takes a one-way flight to New Zealand, abruptly leaving her stable but unfulfilling life in Manhattan. As her husband scrambles to figure out what happened to her, Elyria hurtles into the unknown, testing fate by hitchhiking, tacitly being swept into the lives of strangers, and sleeping in fields, forests, and public parks.


9th Ave: Finn Murphy

This event will be held at our 9th Ave. location.

 

 

Finn Murphy discusses his new book, The Long Haul: A Trucker's Tales of Life on the Road

 

Praise for The Long Haul

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$26.95
ISBN: 9780393608717
Availability: Coming Soon. Available for Pre-Order Now!
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 6th, 2017

More than thirty years ago, Finn Murphy dropped out of college to become a long-haul trucker. Since then he's covered more than a million miles packing, loading, and hauling people's belongings all over America. Known by his trucker handle as U-Turn, he spends his days (and many of his nights) in a 53-foot eighteen-wheeler he calls Cassidy.


9th Ave: Martha Cooley and Anne Germanacos

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Martha Cooley discusses her new book, Guesswork: A Reckoning with Loss, with Anne Germanacos.

 

Praise for Guesswork

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$16.95
ISBN: 9781936787463
Availability: Coming Soon. Available for Pre-Order Now!
Published: Catapult - April 25th, 2017

Having lost eight friends in ten years, Cooley retreats to a tiny medieval village in Italy with her husband. There, in a rural paradise where bumblebees nest in the ancient cemetery and stray cats curl up on her bed, she examines a question both easily evaded and unavoidable: mortality. How do we grieve?


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$16.00
ISBN: 9780988587342
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Published: Rescue Press - May 2014

Fiction. Literary Nonfiction. In her masterful second book, Anne Germanacos gets right down to the elemental: the single line. TRIBUTE is a work of prose novel, essay, experiment in narrative? created from distinct lines, a work of continual shape-shift and exhilarating motion.


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