Books on the Park

9th Ave: Ian Svenonius

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

 

Censorship Now!! Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781617754098
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Published: Akashic Books - November 3rd, 2015

"While putting a copy of this book on your nightstand would be a sign of good taste, who cares about good taste? Are you willing to be seen reading a book titled "Censorship Now " in public? If so, your skin might burn with funny glances from squares, scolds and looky-loos.


The Psychic Soviet Cover Image
$20.95
ISBN: 9780965618397
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Published: Drag City - July 24th, 2006

An anthology of both new and previously published essays and articles from one of the mainstays of the Washington, DC underground rock-and-roll scene, The Psychic Soviet is the most complete collection of writings by Ian Svenonius.


Supernatural Strategies for Making a Rock 'n' Roll Group Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781617751301
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Published: Akashic Books - January 1st, 2013

Proscriptive how-to advice ranges over a wide number of subjects (e.g., sex, band photos, etc.) and can be seen both as skewering the cultural idolatry associated with rock and as genuine counsel.


9th Ave: Litquake presents Fiston Mwanza Mujila

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Litquake presents Fiston Mwanza Mujila and translator Roland Glasser, who will discuss Tram 83.

 

Praise for Tram 83:

Tram 83 Cover Image
By Fiston Mwanza Mujila, Roland Glasser (Translator), Alain Mabanckou (Foreword by)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781941920046
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Published: Deep Vellum Publishing - September 8th, 2015

"An exuberantly dark first novel." -- NPR's Fresh Air w/ Terry Gross

**Nominated for the Man Booker International Prize 2016**

**Winner of the 2015 Etisalat Prize for Debut African Fiction**


9th Ave: Jason De Leon

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Jason de Leon will discuss his new book, The Land of Open Graves: Living and Dying on the Migrant Trail.

 

The Land of Open Graves: Living and Dying on the Migrant Trail Cover Image
By Jason de Leon, Michael Wells (Photographer)
$29.95
ISBN: 9780520282759
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Published: University of California Press - October 23rd, 2015

In his gripping and provocative debut, anthropologist Jason De Leon sheds light on one of the most pressing political issues of our time--the human consequences of US immigration policy.


9th Ave: Mary Gaitskill

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In her only California appearance, Mary Gaitskill will read from her new novel, The Mare.

 

 

The Mare Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307379740
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Published: Pantheon Books - November 3rd, 2015

Following her National Book Award-nominated Veronica, here is Mary Gaitskill's most poignant and powerful work yet--the story of a Dominican girl, the Anglo woman who introduces her to riding, and the horse who changes everything for her.


Bad Behavior: Stories Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781439148877
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Published: Simon & Schuster - July 21st, 2009

A trade paperback reissue of National Book Award finalist Mary Gaitskill's debut collection, Bad Behavior--powerful stories about dislocation, longing, and desire which depict a disenchanted and rebellious urban fringe generation that is searching for human connection.


Veronica Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780375727856
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Published: Vintage Books USA - July 18th, 2006

A finalist for the National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award, here is an evocative novel about female friendship in the glittering 1980s.


9th Ave: John Keene

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Sponsored by The Poetry Center at SF State.

 

John Keene will read from his collection of stories, Counternarratives

Counternarratives Cover Image
$27.45
ISBN: 9780811224345
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Published: New Directions Publishing Corporation - May 21st, 2015

Ranging from the 17th century to our current moment, and crossing multiple continents, Counternarratives' stories and novellas draw upon memoirs, newspaper accounts, detective stories, interrogation transcripts, and speculative fiction to create new and strange perspectives on our past and present.


Annotations Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9780811213042
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Published: New Directions Publishing Corporation - October 17th, 1995

An experimental first novel of poem-like compression, Annotations has a great deal to say about growing up Black in St. Louis. Reminiscent of Jean Toomer's Cane, the book is in part a meditation on African-American autobiography. Keene explores questions of identity from many angles - from race to social class to sexuality (gay and straight).


9th Ave: Kristin Hersh in conversation with Anisse Gross

This event will take place at our 9th Ave. location.

 

 

 

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Don't Suck, Don't Die: Giving Up Vic Chesnutt Cover Image
By Kristin Hersh, Amanda Petrusich (Foreword by)
$25.25
ISBN: 9780292759473
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Published: University of Texas Press - October 1st, 2015

"Friend, asshole, angel, mutant," singer-songwriter Vic Chesnutt "came along and made us gross and broken people seem . . . I dunno, cooler, I guess." A quadriplegic who could play only simple chords on his guitar, Chesnutt recorded seventeen critically acclaimed albums before his death in 2009, including About to Choke, North Star Deserter, and At the Cut.


Rat Girl Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143117391
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Published: Penguin Books - August 31st, 2010

The founder of a cult rock band shares her outrageous tale of growing up much faster than planned.


9th Ave: Steve Toltz in conversation with Antonia Hayes

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Quicksand Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781476797823
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Published: Simon & Schuster - September 15th, 2015

A daring, brilliant new novel from Man Booker Prize finalist Steve Toltz, for fans of Dave Eggers, Martin Amis, and David Foster Wallace: a fearlessly funny, outrageously inventive dark comedy about two lifelong friends.


A Fraction of the Whole Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780385521734
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Published: Spiegel & Grau - September 23rd, 2008

Meet the Deans

"The fact is, the whole of Australia despises my father more than any other man, just as they adore my uncle more than any other man. I might as well set the story straight about both of them . . ."

Heroes or Criminals?
Crackpots or Visionaries?
Families or Enemies?

." . . Anyway, you know how it is. Every family has a story like this one."


9th Ave: Booker Prize winner Marlon James & Marie Mockett

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A Brief History of Seven Killings Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781594633942
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 8th, 2015

Winner of the 2015 Man Booker Prize

A recipient of the 2015 American Book Award

One of the Top 10 Books of 2014 - Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

A New York Times Book Review Notable Book


Where the Dead Pause, and the Japanese Say Goodbye: A Journey Cover Image
$29.65
ISBN: 9780393063011
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 19th, 2015

Marie Mutsuki Mockett's family owns a Buddhist temple 25 miles from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. In March 2011, after the earthquake and tsunami, radiation levels prohibited the burial of her Japanese grandfather's bones. As Japan mourned thousands of people lost in the disaster, Mockett also grieved for her American father, who had died unexpectedly.


9th Ave: Will Chancellor

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A Brave Man Seven Storeys Tall Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062280022
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Published: Harper Perennial - July 7th, 2015

A beautiful and compulsively readable literary debut that introduces Owen Burr--an Olympian whose dreams of greatness are dashed and then transformed by an epic journey--and his father, Professor Joseph Burr, who must travel the world to find his son. After his athletic career ends abruptly, Owen flees the country to become an artist.


All This Life Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781593766030
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Published: Soft Skull Press - July 14th, 2015

Morning rush hour on the Golden Gate Bridge. Amidst the river of metal and glass a shocking event occurs, leaving those who witnessed it desperately looking for answers, most notably one man and his son Jake, who captured the event and uploaded it to the internet for all the world to experience.


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