Books on the Park

9th Ave: Lemony Snicket and Lisa Brown

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Lemony Snicket and Lisa Brown discuss their latest collaboration, The Goldfish Ghost.

 

Goldfish Ghost Cover Image
By Lemony Snicket, Lisa Brown (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781626725072
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - May 2nd, 2017

Goldfish Ghost was born on the surface of the water in the bowl on a dresser in a boy's room. The boy's room was pleasant and familiar, but Goldfish Ghost wanted company, so he set out to find a friend.

He floats over the neighborhood, past the pier, and let the breeze carry him into town where he discovers that not many people pay attention to goldfish ghosts.


A Series of Unfortunate Events #1: The Bad Beginning Cover Image
By Lemony Snicket, Brett Helquist (Illustrator)
$13.99
ISBN: 9780064407663
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Published: HarperCollins - August 25th, 1999

NOW A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES

Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire are intelligent children. They are charming, and resourceful, and have pleasant facial features. Unfortunately, they are exceptionally unlucky.


The Dark Cover Image
By Lemony Snicket, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316187480
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 2nd, 2013

Laszlo is afraid of the dark.

The dark lives in the same house as Laszlo. Mostly, though, the dark stays in the basement and doesn't come into Lazslo's room. But one night, it does.

This is the story of how Laszlo stops being afraid of the dark.

With emotional insight and poetic economy, two award-winning talents team up to conquer a universal childhood fear.



By Lemony Snicket, Seth (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780316335478
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - June 17th, 2014

Before the Baudelaires became orphans, before he encountered A Series of Unfortunate Events, even before the invention of Netflix, Lemony Snicket was a boy discovering the mysteries of the world.


29 Myths on the Swinster Pharmacy Cover Image
By Lemony Snicket, Lisa Brown (Illustrator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781938073786
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Published: McSweeney's - February 11th, 2014

We are very curious about the Swinster Pharmacy. We stay up late every night wondering what sort of eerie secrets it contains. Why are there three Styrofoam heads in the windows? Who is the owner? Is it really closed on weekends?


The Airport Book Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781626720916
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - May 10th, 2016

Follow a family and the youngest member's favorite sock monkey through all the inner and outer workings of an airport.


9th Ave: Dominique Fabre

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The Waitress Was New Cover Image
By Dominique Fabre, Jordan Stump (Translator)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780977857692
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Published: Archipelago Books - January 21st, 2008

Pierre is a veteran bartender in a cafe in the outskirts of Paris. He observes his customers as they come and go - the young man who drinks beer as he reads Primo Levi, the fellow who from time to time strips down and plunges into the nearby Seine, the few regulars who eat and drink there on credit - sizing them up with great accuracy and empathy.


Guys Like Me Cover Image
By Dominique Fabre, Howard Curtis (Translator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781939931153
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Published: New Vessel Press - February 24th, 2015

"Fabre's unexpectedly touching novel has a laugh of its own behind its low-key, smoothly translated narrative voice ... The city it evokes isn't the Paris of tourists but of local people."--The New York Times


9th Ave: Yasha Levine

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Yasha Levine discusses his new book Surveillance Valley: The Secret Military History of the Internet.

 

Surveillance Valley: The Secret Military History of the Internet Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781610398022
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Published: PublicAffairs - February 6th, 2018

The internet is the most effective weapon the government has ever built.
In this fascinating book, investigative reporter Yasha Levine uncovers the secret origins of the internet, tracing it back to a Pentagon counterinsurgency surveillance project.


9th Ave: Sloane Crosley and Mallory Ortberg

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Sloane Crosley discusses her new book, Look Alive Out There with Mallory Ortberg.

 

Praise for Sloane Crosley

Look Alive Out There: Essays Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780374279844
Availability: Coming Soon. Available for Pre-Order Now!
Published: MCD - April 3rd, 2018

Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2018 by Entertainment Weekly, Glamour, Buzzfeed, Elle, Cosmopolitan, The Millions, InStyle, Bustle, BookRiot, and Southern Living

Sloane Crosley returns to the form that made her a household name in really quite a lot of households: Essays


The Clasp Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781250097217
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Published: Picador USA - June 7th, 2016

National Bestseller

"Endlessly entertaining." --Time

Kezia, Nathaniel, and Victor are reunited at the extravagant wedding of a college friend. Now at the tail end of their twenties, they arrive absorbed in their own lives, but soon slip back into old roles: Victor loves Kezia. Kezia loves Nathaniel. Nathaniel loves Nathaniel.


How Did You Get This Number Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781594485190
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Published: Riverhead Books - May 3rd, 2011

The hilarious New York Times bestselling literary essay collection from Sloane Crosley, the author of I Was Told There'd Be Cake and The Clasp.


I Was Told There'd Be Cake Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781594483066
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Published: Riverhead Books - April 1st, 2008

Hailed by David Sedaris as "perfectly, relentlessly funny" and by Colson Whitehead as "sardonic without being cruel, tender without being sentimental," from the author of the new collection Look Alive Out There.

Wry, hilarious, and profoundly genuine, this debut collection of literary essays is a celebration of fallibility and haplessness in all their glory.


The Merry Spinster: Tales of Everyday Horror Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250113429
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Published: Holt McDougal - March 13th, 2018

A collection of darkly playful stories based on classic folk and fairy tales (but with a feminist spin) that find the sinister in the familiar and the familiar in the alien--from Mallory Ortberg, author of Texts From Jane Eyre.


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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


9th Ave: Anne Raeff Book Launch

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Anne Raeff in conversation with Lori Ostlund about the release of her new novel, Winter Kept Us Warm.

 

About Winter Kept Us Warm

Winter Kept Us Warm Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781619028173
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - February 13th, 2018

"Richly depicting emotional interiority of its characters, Raeff's novel reveals how the devastating effects of war and hidden secrets can impact lives across decades." --Publishers Weekly


The Jungle Around Us: Stories Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780820349893
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Published: University of Georgia Press - October 1st, 2016

You ll see how beautiful it is in the morning jungle all around us, says one of the characters in Anne Raeff's story collection, referring to the way that the jungle that threatens can also provide solace. The jungle in these stories is both metaphorical and real, taking the reader from war-torn Europe to Bolivia and from suburban New Jersey to Vietnam.


9th Ave: Happy Hour with Chris Cosentino

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Offal Good: Cooking from the Heart, with Guts Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9780770435127
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Published: Clarkson Potter Publishers - August 29th, 2017

The off cuts, the odd bits, the variety meats, the fifth quarter--it seems that offal is always hidden, given a soft-pedaled name, and left for someone else to eat. But it wasn't always this way, and it certainly shouldn't be.


9th Ave: Caspar Henderson

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A New Map of Wonders: A Journey in Search of Modern Marvels Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780226291918
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Published: University of Chicago Press - November 15th, 2017

We live in a world that is known, every corner thoroughly explored. But has this knowledge cost us the ability to wonder? Wonder, Caspar Henderson argues, is at its most supremely valuable in just such a world because it reaffirms our humanity and gives us hope for the future. That's the power of wonder, and that's what we should aim to cultivate in our lives.


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The Book of Barely Imagined Beings: A 21st Century Bestiary Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780226213200
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Published: University of Chicago Press - November 10th, 2014

From medieval bestiaries to Borges's Book of Imaginary Beings, we've long been enchanted by extraordinary animals, be they terrifying three-headed dogs or asps impervious to a snake charmer's song. But bestiaries are more than just zany zoology--they are artful attempts to convey broader beliefs about human beings and the natural order. Today, we no longer fear sea monsters or banshees.


9th Ave: Chloe Benjamin

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Chloe Benjamin discusses her new novel, The Immortalists with Green Apple buyer John Gibbs.

 

The Immortalists Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780735213180
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - January 9th, 2018

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

"A captivating family saga."--The New York Times Book Review

"You won't be able to put it down."--The Skimm (Skimm Reads Pick)

"This literary family saga is perfect for fans of Celeste Ng and Donna Tartt."--People Magazine (Book of the Week)


The Anatomy of Dreams Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781476761169
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Published: Atria Books - September 16th, 2014

Winner of the Edna Ferber Prize

Long-listed for the 2014 Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize

"A sly, promising and ambitious debut." --Publishers Weekly

"Chloe Benjamin is a great new talent." --Lorrie Moore, author of Bark: Stories


9th Ave: Elsewhere Editions with Roger Mello and Daniel Hahn

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You Can't Be Too Careful! Cover Image
By Roger Mello, Daniel Hahn (Translator), Roger Mello (Illustrator)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780914671640
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Published: Elsewhere Editions - April 4th, 2017

The White Rose is guarded closely by the gardener, who once caught a cold walking barefoot trying to find his shoes, which had been hidden by a cat, which was a gift from his younger brother, who was married to Dalva, who had inherited the cat from her uncle, who died of a broken heart awaiting a love letter that never arrived...


9th Ave: Ariel Gore

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Ariel Gore discusses her new novel, We Were Witches.

 

Praise for We Were Witches

 

We Were Witches Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781558614338
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Published: Amethyst Editions - September 5th, 2017

Buying into the dream that education is the road out of poverty, a teen mom takes a chance on bettering herself, gets on welfare rolls, and talks her way into college. But once she's there, phallocratic narratives permeate every subject, and creative writing professors depend heavily on Freytag's pyramid to analyze life.


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