Books on the Park

9th Ave: Cristina Rivera Garza and Mauro Javier Cardenas

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

 

 

Mexican writer Cristina Rivera Garza discusses her new novel, The Iliac Crest, with Mauro Javier Cardenas.

 

Praise for The Iliac Crest

 

The Iliac Crest Cover Image
By Sarah Booker (Translator), Cristina Rivera Garza, Elena Poniatowska (Foreword by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781558614352
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Published: Feminist Press - October 10th, 2017

On a dark and stormy night, two mysterious women invade an unnamed narrator's house, where they proceed to ruthlessly question their host's identity. While the women are strangely intimate--even inventing a secret language--they harass the narrator by repeatedly claiming that they know his greatest secret: that he is, in fact, a woman.


9th Ave: Alejandro Saravia and María José Gimenez

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Red, Yellow, Green (Biblioasis International Translation #20) Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781771961417
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Published: Biblioasis - October 24th, 2017

In Montreal, Alfredo struggles with his memories of being ordered to commit an atrocity by the Bolivian army. Despising his nation as an oppressive sham, he falls for a woman who has no nation--a Kurdish freedom fighter trying to blast an independent Kurdistan into existence. As the net of intrigue closes in on his lover, Alfredo must finally face his past.


9th Ave: Hernán Diaz and Stephen Sparks

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Hernán Diaz discusses his new novel, In the Distance, with Stephen Sparks.

 

Praise for In the Distance

In the Distance Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781566894883
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Published: Coffee House Press - October 10th, 2017

Finalist for the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

A young Swedish immigrant finds himself penniless and alone in California. The boy travels East in search of his brother, moving on foot against the great current of emigrants pushing West.


9th Ave: Shanthi Sekaran

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Shanthi Sekaran discusses her new novel, Lucky Boy.

 

Praise for Lucky Boy

 

Lucky Boy Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781101982266
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - September 5th, 2017

A gripping tale of adventure and searing reality, Lucky Boy gives voice to two mothers bound together by their love for one lucky boy.

"Sekaran has written a page-turner that's touching and all too real."--People

"Heart-rending and heartwarming....There's something for everyone in this wonderful novel."--Celeste Ng, Little Fires Everywhere


9th Ave: Trina Robbins

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Cartoonist and comics historian Trina Robbins discusses her new memoir, Last Girl Standing.

 

About Last Girl Standing

Last Girl Standing Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781683960140
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Published: Fantagraphics Books - September 12th, 2017

From dressing Mama Cass to being pelted with jelly babies as she helped photograph the Rolling Stones's first US tour, from drunken New York nights spent with Jim Morrison to producing the very first all-woman comic book, the Lady of the Canyon takes no prisoners.


The Complete Wimmen's Comix Cover Image
$100.00
ISBN: 9781606998984
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Published: Fantagraphics Books - March 7th, 2016

In the late '60s, underground comix changed the way comics readers saw the medium -- but there was an important pronoun missing from the revolution. In 1972, ten women cartoonists got together in San Francisco to rectify the situation and produce the first and longest-lasting all-woman comics anthology, Wimmen's Comix.


Pretty in Ink: Women Cartoonists 1896-2013 Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781606996690
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Published: Fantagraphics Books - December 6th, 2013

With the 1896 publication of Rose O'Neill's comic strip The Old Subscriber Calls, in Truth Magazine, American women entered the field of comics, and they never left it. But, you might not know that reading most of the comics histories out there.


9th Ave: John Freeman and Rabih Alameddine

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Please join us for an evening with John Freeman, Rabih Alameddine and contributors to the new issue of Freeman’s Garnette Cadogan and Solmaz Sharif.

Freeman's: The Future of New Writing Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802127297
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Published: Grove Press - October 10th, 2017

"The oldest is 70. The youngest, 26. In between, the best list of this kind I have ever seen."--Marlon James

In three issues, the literary anthology from leading editor John Freeman has gained an international following and wide acclaim: "fresh, provocative, engrossing" (BBC.com), "impressively diverse" (O Magazine), "bold, searching" (Minneapolis Star-Tribune).


Freeman's: Home: The Best New Writing on Home Cover Image
By John Freeman (Editor)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802126481
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Published: Grove Press - April 4th, 2017

The third literary anthology in the series that has been called "ambitious" (O Magazine) and "strikingly international" (Boston Globe), Freeman's: Home, continues to push boundaries in diversity and scope, with stunning new pieces from emerging writers and literary luminaries alike.


The Angel of History Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802127198
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Published: Grove Press - October 17th, 2017

Winner of the Northern California Book Award, the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Fiction, and the Arab American Book Award for Fiction


Look: Poems Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555977443
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Published: Graywolf Press - July 5th, 2016

*Finalist for the 2017 PEN Open Book Award*
*Finalist for the 2016 National Book Award*


9th Ave: Ben Loory and Ethel Rohan

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Ben Loory discusses his new book, Tales of Falling and Flying, with Ethel Rohan.

 

Tales of Falling and Flying Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143130109
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Published: Penguin Books - September 5th, 2017

"Mesmerizing and magical. . . . A stunning book." --NPR.org


Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143119500
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Published: Penguin Books - July 26th, 2011

"This guy can write " --Ray Bradbury


The Weight of Him Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781250092120
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Published: St. Martin's Press - February 14th, 2017

"Deeply moving and memorable." --Roxane Gay, author of Bad Feminist and Hunger

"First-time novelist Rohan shows impressive acuity in portraying the many facets of Billy's and his family's grief." --Booklist


9th Ave: I'd Rather Be Reading

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I'd Rather Be Reading: A Library of Art for Book Lovers Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781452155111
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Published: Chronicle Books - August 15th, 2017

For anyone who'd rather be reading than doing just about anything else, this book is the ultimate must-have. In this visual ode to all things bookish, readers will get lost in page after page of beautiful contemporary art, photography, and illustrations depicting the pleasures of books.


9th Ave: San Francisco Poet Laureate Kim Shuck

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Join us for a night of readings with San Francisco Poet Laureate Kim Shuck, Ingrid Keir, MK Chavez, Aja Couchois Duncan and EK Keith.

 

About Kim Shuck

Rabbit Stories Cover Image
$16.50
ISBN: 9780985288389
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Published: Poetic Matrix Press - February 13th, 2013

Fiction. Native American Studies. "What Kim Shuck is writing is vital and vibrant. She is blending tradition with modernity, history with humor and her own Indigenous perspective witheverything else.


Dear Animal, Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780997093360
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Published: Nomadic Press - November 19th, 2016

Poetry. Women's Studies. DEAR ANIMAL, is a re-imagination of the Linnaean taxonomy from a feminist perspective. This collection is a love letter to the resilient feral female and an exploration of the myriad Animalia that dwell in the margins.


Restless Continent Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781933959306
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Published: Litmus Press - May 1st, 2016

Poetry. Hybrid Genre. Lush with elemental imagery, Aja Couchois Duncan's RESTLESS CONTINENT communes with a North America that speaks elegiac, celebratory, and melancholic histories human and geological. In this collection, the body of that land and those histories fuses with the body of Duncan's language, the body of memory, and the physical body.


9th Ave: Kristin Sanders and Elizabeth Hall

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Kristin Sanders and Elizabeth Hall read from their new books.

Cuntry Cover Image
$18.40
ISBN: 9780996475754
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Published: Trembling Pillow Press - May 15th, 2017

Poetry. "CUNTRY is an elegant excavation of Sanders's twinned obsession with pornography and country music. Effortlessly slipping between poetry, memoir, and music criticism, Sanders disrobes the country song of the 90's and uses it as a lens to expose our culture's sanitized images of femininity.


I Have Devoted My Life to the Clitoris Cover Image
$18.40
ISBN: 9781939460073
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Published: Tarpaulin Sky Press - August 1st, 2016

Literary Nonfiction. California Interest. LGBT Studies. Women's Studies. Elizabeth Hall began writing I HAVE DEVOTED MY LIFE TO THE CLITORIS in the summer of 2010 after reading Thomas Laqueur's Making Sex.


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