Books on the Park

9th Ave: Lou Cove and Howie Gordon

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Lou Cove discusses his new memoir, Man of the Year, with Howie Gordon.

 

Praise for Man of the Year

Man of the Year: A Memoir Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250123961
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Published: Flatiron Books - May 9th, 2017

"Hilarious and poignant" -- People Magazine

For one 1970's family, the center may not hold, but it certainly does fold.


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


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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

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$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


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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.


9th Ave: Nathan Englander

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Nathan Englander discusses his new novel, Dinner at the Center of the Earth.

 

Praise for Nathan Englander

Dinner at the Center of the Earth Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781524732738
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - September 5th, 2017

The best work yet from the Pulitzer finalist and best-selling author of For the Relief of Unbearable Urges--a political thriller that unfolds in the highly charged territory of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and pivots on the complex relationship between a secret prisoner and his guard.


What We Talk about When We Talk about Anne Frank Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307949608
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Published: Vintage Books - March 5th, 2013

A New York Times Notable Book
An NPR Best Book of 2012

These eight powerful stories, dazzling in their display of language and imagination, show a celebrated short-story writer and novelist grappling with the great questions of modern life.


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$14.95
ISBN: 9780375704444
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Published: Vintage Books USA - April 1st, 2008

From its unforgettable opening scene in the darkness of a forgotten cemetery in Buenos Aires, Nathan Englander's debut novel The Ministry of Special Cases casts a powerful spell.


For the Relief of Unbearable Urges: Stories Cover Image
$16.50
ISBN: 9780375704437
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Published: Vintage - March 21st, 2000

One of the most stunning literary debuts of our time, these energized, irreverent, and deliciously inventive stories introduce an astonishing new talent.


9th Ave: Gabe Hudson

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Gabe Hudson discusses his new novel, Gork, The Teenage Dragon.

 

Praise for Gork, The Teenage Dragon

Gork, the Teenage Dragon Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780375413964
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - July 11th, 2017

A TODAY Show Summer Pick
An Amazon Summer Beach Reads Pick
A Barnes & Noble Best New Fiction of the Month Pick


9th Ave: Tess Taylor and Elise Paschen

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Elise Paschen and Tess Taylor read from their latest poetry collections.

The Nightlife Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781597090278
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Published: Red Hen Press - May 11th, 2017

In Elise Paschen's prize-winning poetry collection, Infidelities, Richard Wilbur wrote that the poems ." . . draw upon a dream life which can deeply tincture the waking world." In her third poetry book, The Nightlife, Paschen once again taps into dream states, creating a narrative which balances between the lived and the imagined life.


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$11.95
ISBN: 9781597097321
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Published: Red Hen Press - April 8th, 2016

In 2010, Tess Taylor was awarded the Amy Clampitt Fellowship. Her prize: A rent-free year in a cottage in the Berkshires, where she could finish a first book. But Taylor outside the city for the first time in nearly a decade, and trying to conceive her first child found herself alone. To break up her days, she began to intern on a small farm, planting leeks, turning compost, and weeding kale.


9th Ave: Martin Winckler

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Join us on Tuesday, May 30th at 7:30 p.m. when we welcome Martin Winckler, French author and inaugural participant in the French Consulate of San Francisco's new "Room With A View" writer's residency, discusses his work and his stay in S.F. 

The Case of Dr. Sachs Cover Image
By Martin Winckler, Linda Asher (Translator)
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ISBN: 9781583222614
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Published: Seven Stories Press - September 4th, 2001

Bruno Sachs is a country doctor who makes house calls and feels deeply for his patients. There are broken bones, unwanted pregnancies, people without the will to live, a friend dying of cancer. His pity for his fellow creatures is both his motivating force and his own untreatable condition.


Choeur Des Femmes Cover Image
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ISBN: 9782070440399
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Published: Gallimard Education - February 1st, 2011

Maladie de Sachs Cover Image
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ISBN: 9782070305032
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Published: Gallimard Education - June 1st, 2005

9th Ave: National Endowment for the Arts Fundraiser

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Here Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781933996400
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Published: Counterpath Press - February 17th, 2014

Poetry. HERE explores a method of expansiveness, how poems sustain a very long line, taking in emotions, objects, and scenes as they appear or are built. Stretching the concept of sentence and description to capacity, the poems witness such subjects as public commemoration and war, the death of a friend, and the distinct mood of love in relation to one's environment and powers of description.


Without Cover Image
$19.20
ISBN: 9781848611962
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Published: Shearsman Books - January 15th, 2012

Poetry. The series of poems in Maxine Chernoff's WITHOUT are elegiac brushstrokes, each somewhat feathery and brushing in more than one direction, which creates tension and unexpected arrivals as well as departures: someone or something is missing. Parts of the world are wavering and parts have disappeared.


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$16.00
ISBN: 9781556595110
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - September 5th, 2017

"Every line resonates with a wind that crosses oceans."--Jamaal May

"Zamora's work is real life turned into myth and myth made real life." --Glappitnova


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