Books on the Park

9th Ave: Camille T. Dungy

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

 

 

Camille T. Dungy discusses her new book, Guidebook to Relative Strangers.

 

Praise for Guidebook to Relative Strangers

Guidebook to Relative Strangers: Journeys Into Race, Motherhood, and History Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780393253757
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 13th, 2017

As a working mother whose livelihood as a poet-lecturer depended on travel, Camille Dungy crisscrossed America with her infant, then toddler, intensely aware of how they are seen, not just as mother and child, but as black women. With a poet's eye, she celebrates her daughter's acquisition of language and discoveries of the natural and human world around her.


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$24.95
ISBN: 9780819577191
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Published: Wesleyan - March 7th, 2017

In this fourth book in a series of award-winning survival narratives, Dungy writes positioned at a fulcrum, bringing a new life into the world even as her elders are passing on.


9th Ave: Karl Geary and Ethel Rohan

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Karl Geary discusses his new novel, Montpelier Parade with Ethel Rohan.

 

Praise for Montpelier Parade

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$16.95
ISBN: 9781936787555
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Published: Catapult - August 22nd, 2017

"Geary enters the literary arena with a bang: this debut about an unconventional love affair between a teenage boy and an older woman is unassuming but gorgeously rendered." --Publishers Weekly, starred and boxed review


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$25.99
ISBN: 9781250092120
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Published: St. Martin's Press - February 14th, 2017

At four hundred pounds, Billy Brennan can always count on food. From his earliest memories, he has loved food's colors, textures and tastes. The way flavors go off in his mouth. How food keeps his mind still and his bad feelings quiet. Food has always made everything better, until the day Billy's beloved son Michael takes his own life.


9th Ave: Josephine Rowe and Elizabeth Rosner

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Josephine Rowe discusses her new novel, A Loving, Faithful Animal with Elizabeth Rosner.

 

A Loving, Faithful Animal Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781936787579
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Published: Catapult - September 12th, 2017

"I found myself considering those rare things only books can do, feats outside the purview of film or fine art . . . Gorgeous." --Samantha Hunt, The New York Times Book Review


Survivor Cafe: The Legacy of Trauma and the Labyrinth of Memory Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781619029545
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - September 12th, 2017

"Survivor Cafe...feels like the book Rosner was born to write. Each page is imbued with urgency, with sincerity, with heartache, with heart.... Her words, alongside the words of other survivors of atrocity and their descendants across the globe, can help us build a more humane world." --San Francisco Chronicle


9th Ave: Salutations on Family

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The fifth installment of our new event series, Salutations, returns with a night of letter reading on Family.

 

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.


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 Baby: Write Now. Read Later. Treasure Forever. [With Envelopes and Paper] Cover Image
$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 Grandchild: Write Now. Read Later. Treasure Forever. Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781452145754
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Published: Chronicle Books - August 25th, 2015

An Oprah's Favorite Things Pick for 2015

Twelve prompted letters offer an immediate way for grandparents to give the gift of a lifetime to their grandchild of any age. When favorite memories and words of wisdom are sealed with the included stickers and postdated for future opening, this paper time capsule becomes a priceless heirloom for generations to cherish.


9th Ave: Claire Cameron + Lydia Kiesling

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Claire Cameron discusses her new novel, The Last Neanderthal, with The Millions' Lydia Kiesling.

 

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$26.00
ISBN: 9780316314480
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Published: Little Brown and Company - April 25th, 2017

International Bestseller

One of the most anticipated books of 2017: The Millions, CBC, Chatelaine, Globe and Mail, Maclean's

From the author of The Bear, the enthralling story of two women separated by millennia, but linked by an epic journey that will transform them both


The Bear Cover Image
By Cameron
$15.00
ISBN: 9780316230094
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Published: Back Bay Books - February 10th, 2015

A young girl who must fend for herself and her little brother after a brutal bear attack in this "emotional tour de force" (Megan Abbott)
While camping with her family on a remote island, five-year-old Anna awakes in the night to the sound of screaming. A rogue black bear has entered the family's campsite and is attacking her parents.


9th Ave: Annie Hartnett and Ellen O'Connell Whittet

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Annie Hartnett discusses her new novel, Rabbit Cake, with Ellen O'Connell Whittet.

 

Praise for Rabbit Cake

Rabbit Cake Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781941040560
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Published: Tin House Books - March 7th, 2017

Elvis Babbitt has a head for the facts: she knows science proves yellow is the happiest color, she knows a healthy male giraffe weighs about 3,000 pounds, and she knows that the naked mole rat is the longest living rodent. She knows she should plan to grieve her mother, who has recently drowned while sleepwalking, for exactly eighteen months.


9th Ave: Best Women's Travel Writing

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Contributors Samantha Schoech, Rachel Levin, Lindsey Crittenden and Colette Hannahan read their pieces from The Best Women's Travel Writing.

 

The Best Women's Travel Writing, Volume 11: True Stories from Around the World Cover Image
By Lavinia Spalding (Editor)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781609521110
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Published: Travelers' Tales Guides - May 16th, 2017

Since publishing the original edition of A Woman's World in 1995, Travelers' Tales has been the recognized national leader in women's travel literature, and with the launch of the annual series The Best Travel Writing in 2004, the obvious next step was an annual collection of the best women's travel writing of the year.


9th Ave: Center for the Art of Translation Present: Yuri Herrera

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Yuri Herrera discusses his new book, Kingdom Cons, with Caille Millner. Sponsored by The Center for the Art of Translation.

 

Kingdom Cons Cover Image
By Yuri Herrera, Lisa Dillman (Translator)
$13.95
ISBN: 9781908276926
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Published: And Other Stories - June 13th, 2017

"Herrera is Mexico's greatest novelist."--Francisco Goldman

"Herrera's novels are like little lights in a vast darkness. I want to see whatever he shows me."--Stephen Sparks, Green Apple Books

"The Transmigration of Bodies goes straight for the soul."--John Powers, NPR Fresh Air


The Transmigration of Bodies Cover Image
By Yuri Herrera, Lisa Dillman (Translator)
$13.95
ISBN: 9781908276728
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Published: And Other Stories - July 5th, 2016

A plague has brought death to the city. Two feuding crime families with blood on their hands need our hard-boiled hero, The Redeemer, to broker peace. Both his instincts and the vacant streets warn him to stay indoors, but The Redeemer ventures out into the city's underbelly to arrange for the exchange of the bodies they hold hostage.


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Signs Preceding the End of the World Cover Image
By Yuri Herrera, Lisa Dillman (Translator)
$13.95
ISBN: 9781908276421
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Published: And Other Stories - March 10th, 2015

Signs Preceding the End of the World is one of the most arresting novels to be published in Spanish in the last ten years. Yuri Herrera does not simply write about the border between Mexico and the United States and those who cross it.


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