Books on the Park

9th Ave: Vendela Vida

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Vendela Vida reads from her latest novel, The Diver's Clothes Lie Empty, at this paperback release party.

 

Diver's Clothes Lie Empty Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780062110947
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Published: Ecco Press - March 15th, 2016

From the acclaimed author of Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name comes a taut, spellbinding literary thriller that probes the essence and malleability of identity


9th Ave: Dave Eggers and Tucker Nichols

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Some Recollections of a Busy Life: The Forgotten Story of the Real Town of Hollister, California Cover Image
By Dave Eggers (Introduction By), T.S. Hawkins
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ISBN: 9781940450896
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Published: McSweeney's - November 11th, 2015

T. S. Hawkins led an astounding life. Born in 1836, he grew up just down the way from Mark Twain in Missouri, in a log cabin. He became a teacher at age 17, and owned his own general store at 21. A few years later, he set out in a covered wagon, and made his way across the plains to California.


This Bridge Will Not Be Gray Cover Image
By Dave Eggers, Tucker Nichols (Illustrator)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781940450476
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Published: McSweeney's - November 10th, 2015

One of Publishers Weekly's Best Picture Books of 2015.
The Golden Gate Bridge is the most famous bridge in the world. It is also, not entirely coincidentally, the world's first bright-orange bridge. But it wasn't supposed to be that way.


9th Ave: Charlie Jane Anders

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Charlie Jane Anders, editor-in-chief of io9.com, reads from her novel, All the Birds in the Sky.

 

 

All the Birds in the Sky Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780765379948
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Published: Tor Books - January 26th, 2016

Entertainment Weekly's 27 Female Authors Who Rule Sci-Fi and Fantasy Right Now
Winner of the 2017 Nebula Award for Best Novel
Finalist for the 2017 Hugo Award for Best Novel

"The book is full of quirkiness and playful detail...but there's an overwhelming depth and poignancy to its virtuoso ending." --NPR


9th Ave: Daniel Clowes

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Daniel Clowes will discuss Patience, the first new graphic novel he's published in five years, with Pete Crooks.

 

Patience Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781606999059
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Published: Fantagraphics Books - March 21st, 2016

Patience is a psychedelic science-fiction love story, veering with uncanny precision from violent destruction to deeply personal tenderness in a way that is both quintessentially "Clowesian" and utterly unique in the author's body of work.


Ghost World Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781560974277
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Published: Fantagraphics Books - April 1st, 2001

Ghost World has become a cultural and generational touchstone, and continues to enthrall and inspire readers over a decade after its original release as a graphic novel.


The Complete Eightball 1-18 Cover Image
$119.99
ISBN: 9781606997574
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Published: Fantagraphics Books - July 4th, 2015

Before he rose to fame as a filmmaker and the author of the best-selling graphic novels Ghost World, David Boring, Ice Haven, and The Death Ray, Daniel Clowes made his name from 1989 to 1997 by producing 18 issues of the beloved comic book series Eightball, which is still widely considered to be one of the greatest and most influential comic book titles of all time.


Wilson Cover Image
$21.95
ISBN: 9781770460072
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Published: Drawn & Quarterly - April 27th, 2010

AN ORIGINAL GRAPHIC NOVEL FROM THE OSCAR-NOMINATED SCREENWRITER AND AWARD-WINNING CARTOONIST


Mister Wonderful: A Love Story Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307378132
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Published: Pantheon Books - April 12th, 2011

The fan-favorite Eisner Award-winning story, originally serialized in The New York Times Magazine, now collected and with forty pages of new material.


9th Ave: Molly Prentiss and Tom Barbash

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Molly Prentiss reads from and discusses her debut novel, Tuesday Nights in 1980, with Tom Barbash.

 

Tuesday Nights in 1980 Cover Image
$28.60
ISBN: 9781501121043
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Published: Gallery/Scout Press - April 5th, 2016

"In one sentence, Ms. Prentiss captures a sense of intoxication and possibility that six seasons of voice-overs from Sarah Jessica Parker never could...Ms. Prentiss concludes her novel on a note that's both ethereal and brutally realistic. She cauterizes wounds, but they're still visible and bare.


Stay Up with Me: Stories Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062258137
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Published: Ecco Press - May 20th, 2014

In the tradition of classic short stories by John Cheever and Tobias Wolff, those in Tom Barbash's evocative collection explore the myriad ways we try to connect to one another and to the sometimes cruel world around us. The newly single mother in "The Break" interferes with her son's love life over his Christmas vacation from college.


9th Ave: Rob Spillman and Glen David Gold

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Rob Spillman, one of the founding editors of Tin House Magazine, talks with Glen David Gold about his memoir, All Tomorrow's Parties.

 

All Tomorrow's Parties: A Memoir Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780802124838
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Published: Grove Press - April 5th, 2016

Rob Spillman--the award-winning, charismatic cofounding editor of the legendary Tin House magazine--has devoted his life to the rebellious pursuit of artistic authenticity. Born in Germany to two driven musicians, his childhood was spent among the West Berlin cognoscenti, in a city two hundred miles behind the Iron Curtain.


Sunnyside Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307454980
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Published: Vintage Books USA - May 4th, 2010

A quintessentially American epic, "Sunnyside" stars the one and only Little Tramp, Charlie Chaplin. It's 1916 and, after an extraordinary mass delusion where Chaplin is spotted in more than eight hundred places simultaneously, his fame is at its peak but his inspiration is at a low.


9th Ave: Brian Evenson and Colin Winnette

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A Collapse of Horses Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781566894135
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Published: Coffee House Press - February 9th, 2016

A stuffed bear's heart beats with the rhythm of a dead baby, Reno keeps receding to the east no matter how far you drive, and in a mine on another planet, the dust won't stop seeping in. In these stories, Evenson unsettles us with the everyday and the extraordinary--the terror of living with the knowledge of all we cannot know.

Praise for Brian Evenson:


Father of Lies Cover Image
By Brian Evenson, Samuel R. Delany (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9781566894159
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Published: Coffee House Press - February 9th, 2016

" Evenson's] scary fictional treatment of church hypocrisy has the feeling of a reasoned attack on blind religious obedience."--Publishers Weekly


Last Days Cover Image
By Brian Evenson, Peter Straub (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9781566894166
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Published: Coffee House Press - February 9th, 2016

"The deceptively simple prose keeps the book brisk and even gripping as its puzzles grow more craggy and complex. This is Evenson's singular, Poe-like gift: He writes with intelligence and a steady hand, even when his characters decide to lop their own limbs off."--Time Out New York


The Open Curtain Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781566894173
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Published: Coffee House Press - February 9th, 2016

"There is not a more intense, prolific, or apocalyptic writer of fiction in America than Brian Evenson."--George Saunders

"A contemporary gothic tale about the apocalyptic connection between religion and violence."--Publishers Weekly


Haints Stay Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781937512323
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Published: Two Dollar Radio - June 2nd, 2015

"In his astonishing portrait of American violence, Haints Stay, Colin Winnette makes use of the Western genre to stunning effect. But this isn't a chummy oater penned by the likes of Zane Grey or Louis L'Amour. Winnette's frontier feels more Homeric.


9th Ave: Kate Tempest

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Poet, playwright, and hip-hop artist Kate Tempest will read from her debut novel, The Bricks That Built the Houses.

 

 

The Bricks That Built the Houses Cover Image
$28.60
ISBN: 9781620409015
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - May 3rd, 2016

Becky, Harry, and Leon are leaving London in a fourth-hand Ford with a suitcase full of stolen money, in a mess of tangled loyalties and impulses. But can they truly leave the city that's in their bones?


Brand New Ancients: A Poem Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781632862075
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - March 10th, 2015

Yes, the gods are on the park bench, the gods are on the bus, / The gods are all here, the gods are in us. / The gods are timeless, fearless, fighting to be bold, / conviction is a heavy hand to hold, / grip it, winged sandals tearing up the pavement -- / you, me, everyone: Brand New Ancients.


Hold Your Own: Poems Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781632862051
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - March 10th, 2015

My heart throws its head against my ribs, / it's denting every bone it's venting something it has known since I arrived and felt it beat.


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