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9th Ave: Matthew Zapruder Book Release

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Matthew Zapruder discusses his new book, Why Poetry, with Natalie Baszile.

 

Praise for Matthew Zapruder

Why Poetry Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780062343079
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Published: Ecco Press - August 15th, 2017

An impassioned call for a return to reading poetry and an incisive argument for poetry's accessibility to all readers, by critically acclaimed poet Matthew Zapruder


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$17.00
ISBN: 9781556594632
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - March 25th, 2014

"Zapruder's poems don't merely attempt beauty; they attain it."--The Boston Review

"Matthew Zapruder has a razor eye for the remnants and revenants of modern culture."--The New York Times

"With dynamic, logically complex sentences, Zapruder posits a world that is both extraordinary and refreshingly ordinary."--BOMB


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$16.00
ISBN: 9781556593222
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - August 31st, 2010

"Charming, melancholy, hip."--Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Zapruder's innovative style is provocative in its unusual juxtapositions of line, image and enjambments. . . . Highly recommended."--Library Journal


Queen Sugar Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143126232
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Published: Penguin Books - January 27th, 2015

The inspiration for the acclaimed OWN TV series produced by Oprah Winfrey and Ava DuVernay, returning for season two on June 20th


9th Ave: Ian Stansel

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Ian Stansel discusses his new novel, The Last Cowboys of San Geronimo.

 

Praise for The Last Cowboys of San Geronimo

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$23.00
ISBN: 9780544963399
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - July 4th, 2017

"One of the most compelling novels I've read in a long time." --Eowyn Ivey, author of the To the Bright Edge of the World and the Pulitzer finalist The Snow Child

A contemporary Western debut about two brothers locked in a deadly feud, a woman on horseback trailing her husband's killer, and the inescapable ties of home and family


9th Ave: Alia Malek and Micheline Marcom

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Alia Malek discusses her new book, The Home That Was Our Country, with Micheline Marcom.

 

The Home That Was Our Country: A Memoir of Syria Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781568585321
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Published: Nation Books - February 28th, 2017

At the Arab Spring's hopeful start, Alia Malek returned to Damascus to reclaim her grandmother's apartment, which had been lost to her family since Hafez al-Assad came to power in 1970. Its loss was central to her parent's decision to make their lives in America.


A Country Called Amreeka: Arab Roots, American Stories Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781416589754
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Published: Free Press - October 26th, 2010

The history of Arab settlement in the United States stretches back nearly as far as the history of America itself. For the first time, Alia Malek brings this history to life. In each of eleven spellbinding chapters, she inhabits the voice and life of one Arab American, at one time-stopping historical moment.


A Brief History of Yes Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9781564788498
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Published: Dalkey Archive Press - June 18th, 2013

Micheline Marcom describes her newest novel, "A Brief History of Yes"--her first since 2008's scathing and erotic "The Mirror in the Well"--as a "literary fado," referring to a style of Portuguese music that, akin to the American blues, is often melancholic and soulful, and encapsulates the feeling of "saudade"--meaning, loosely, yearning and nostalgia for something or someone irreparably lost.


9th Ave: Mark Lukach and Sachi Cunningham

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Join Mark Lukach and Sachi Cunningham in conversation about mental health, family, and creativity as Mark releases his new book, My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward.

 

My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward: A Memoir Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780062422910
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Published: Harper Wave - May 2nd, 2017

International Bestseller

A heart-wrenching, yet hopeful, memoir of a young marriage that is redefined by mental illness and affirms the power of love.


9th Ave: Tamara Shopsin and Jason Fulford

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Tamara Shopsin discusses her new book from MCD, Arbitrary Stupid Goal with Jason Fulford.

 

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$27.00
ISBN: 9780374105860
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Published: MCD - July 18th, 2017

"Arbitrary Stupid Goal is a completely riveting world--when I looked up from its pages regular life seemed boring and safe and modern like one big iPhone. This book captures not just a lost New York but a whole lost way of life." --Miranda July


9th Ave: Augustus Rose and Robin Sloan

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Augustus Rose discusses his new novel, The Readymade Thief with Robin Sloan.

 

Praise for The Readymade Thief

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$26.00
ISBN: 9780735221833
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Published: Viking - August 1st, 2017

"The most must-read of all must-reads." --Marie Claire

"A kickass debut from start to finish." --Colson Whitehead, author of The Underground Railroad

Lee Cuddy is seventeen years old and on the run.


Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781250037756
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Published: Picador USA - September 24th, 2013

The New York Times Bestseller


9th Ave: Eugene Lim and Mauro Javier Cardenas

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Eugene Lim discusses his new novel, Dear Cyborgs, with Mauro Javier Cardenas.

 

Praise for Dear Cyborgs

Dear Cyborgs Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780374537111
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Published: Fsg Originals - June 6th, 2017

A Summer Read Pick by Nylon, Boston Globe, Buzzfeed, Wired and Vol. 1 Brooklyn

"Wondrous . . . A] sense of the erratic and tangential quality of everyday life--even if it's displaced into a bizarre, parallel world--drifts off the page, into the world you see, after reading Dear Cyborgs." --Hua Hsu, The New Yorker


The Strangers Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780986005022
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Published: Black Square Editions - November 1st, 2013

Fiction. Asian American Studies. "Beautifully written, so precise and accurate to real life that it is (fantastically) convincing, Eugene Lim's THE STRANGERS, with its multiple interwoven strands, reveals one surprising character and relationship after the next, and culminates in a skillfully devised and satisfying resolution. A fascinating and engrossing tale." Lydia Davis


The Revolutionaries Try Again Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781566894463
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Published: Coffee House Press - September 6th, 2016

Extravagant, absurd, and self-aware, The Revolutionaries Try Again plays out against the lost decade of Ecuador's austerity and the stymied idealism of three childhood friends--an expat, a bureaucrat, and a playwright--who are as sure about the evils of dictatorship as they are unsure of everything else, including each other.


9th Ave: Christopher Merrill and Leslie Roberts

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Christopher Merrill discusses his new memoir, Self-Portrait with Dogwood with Leslie Roberts.

 

Self-Portrait with Dogwood Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781595348098
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Published: Trinity University Press - February 14th, 2017

In the course of researching dogwood trees, beloved poet and essayist Christopher Merrill realized that a number of formative moments in his life had some connection to the tree named--according to one writer--because its fruit was not fit for a dog.


9th Ave: Chiara Barzini and Kate Schatz

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Things That Happened Before the Earthquake by Chiara Barzini

 

Chiara Barzini discusses her new novel, Things That Happened Before the Earthquake, with Kate Schatz.

 

Things That Happened Before the Earthquake Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780385542272
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Published: Doubleday Books - August 15th, 2017

Welcome to LA? Nineties' Hollywood gets an Italian makeover in this poignant and ruefully funny coming-of-age novel featuring a teenage girl who's on shaky ground--in more ways than one.


Rad Women Worldwide: Artists and Athletes, Pirates and Punks, and Other Revolutionaries Who Shaped History Cover Image
By Kate Schatz, Miriam Klein Stahl (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780399578861
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Published: Ten Speed Press - September 27th, 2016

Educational and inspirational, this gift-worthy New York Times bestseller from the authors of Rad American Women A-Z, is a bold, illustrated collection of 40 biographical profiles showcasing extraordinary women from across the globe.


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