Books on the Park

9th Ave: LIT STARTS: Writing Humor

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

Writing Humor (Lit Starts): A Book of Writing Prompts Cover Image

Join us to celebrate the release of The San Francisco Writers Grotto's new series LIT STARTS with a writing night on humor.

About Writing Humor

Writing Humor (Lit Starts): A Book of Writing Prompts Cover Image
$14.29
ISBN: 9781419738333
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Published: Abrams Noterie - September 10th, 2019

A fill-in book from the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto, authors of the best-selling 642 Things series.
 
Focus on a single aspect of the craft of writing with help from the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto. Writing Humor starts with a foreword by author Chris Colin, who offers pointers for developing your own comedic style.


9th Ave: Leland Cheuk and Vanessa Hua

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No Good Very Bad Asian Cover Image

 Leland Cheuk discusses his new novel, No Good Very Bad Asian with Vanessa Hua.

Praise for No Good Very Bad Asian

No Good Very Bad Asian Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9781936196999
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(This book cannot be returned nor exchanged.)
Published: C&r Press - September 14th, 2019

Meet Sirius Lee, a fictive famous Chinese American comedian. He's a no good, very bad Asian. He's not good at math (or any other subject, really). He has no interest in finding a "good Chinese girlfriend." And he refuses to put any effort into becoming the CEO/Lawyer/Doctor his parents so desperately want him to be. All he wants to do is making people laugh.


9th Ave: Bathsheba Demuth

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Floating Coast: An Environmental History of the Bering Strait Cover Image

Bathsheba Demuth discusses her new book, Floating Coast: An Environmental History of the Bering Strait.

Praise for Floating Coast

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$27.95
ISBN: 9780393635164
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 20th, 2019

A Best Book of the Year as chosen by Nature, Kirkus Reviews, and Library Journal.

A groundbreaking exploration of the relationship between capitalism, communism, and Arctic ecology since the dawn of the industrial age.


9th Ave:Indelible in the Hippocampus: Writings from the Me Too Movement

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Indelible in the Hippocampus: Writings from the Me Too Movement Cover Image

Join us for a reading with Shelly Oria, Indelible contributor Caitlin Donohue, and SF writers Rita Bullwinkel, Thea Matthews, Yalitza Ferreras, Meng Jin, and C Pam Zhang.

Indelible in the Hippocampus: Writings from the Me Too Movement Cover Image
By Shelly Oria (Editor), Rebecca Schiff (Contribution by), Samantha Hunt (Contribution by)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781944211714
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Published: McSweeney's - September 10th, 2019

Indelible in the hippocampus is the laughter, said Dr. Christine Blasey-Ford when she testified to congress in September 2018 about the men who victimized her. A year earlier, in October 2017, the hashtag #MeToo shone a light on the internalized, normalized sexual harassment and abuse that'd been ubiquitous for women for generations.


New York 1, Tel Aviv 0: Stories Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780374534578
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Published: FSG Originals - November 4th, 2014

Enter the world of New York 1, Tel Aviv 0, where the characters are as intelligent and charming as they are lonely. A couple discovers the ability to stop time together; another couple lives with a constant loud beeping in their apartment, though only one of them can hear it.


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$14.95
ISBN: 9780998518435
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Published: Strange Object - November 15th, 2016

Belly Up is a story collection that contains ghosts, mediums, a lover obsessed with the sound of harps tuning, teenage girls who believe they are actually plants, gulag prisoners who outsmart a terrible warden, and carnivorous churches. Throughout these grotesque and tender stories, characters question the bodies they've been given and what their bodies require to be sustained.


9th Ave: Caitlin Doughty (SOLD OUT)

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Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?: Big Questions from Tiny Mortals about Death Cover Image

Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?: Big Questions from Tiny Mortals About Death Cover Image
By Caitlin Doughty, Dianné Ruz (Illustrator)
$25.95
ISBN: 9780393652703
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 10th, 2019

New York Times Bestseller
Winner of the 2019 Goodreads Choice Award for Science & Technology

Best-selling author and mortician Caitlin Doughty answers real questions from kids about death, dead bodies, and decomposition.


From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death Cover Image
By Caitlin Doughty, Landis Blair (Illustrator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393356281
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 9th, 2018

A New York Times and Los Angeles Times Bestseller

“Doughty chronicles [death] practices with tenderheartedness, a technician’s fascination, and an unsentimental respect for grief.” —Jill Lepore, The New Yorker


Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393351903
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 28th, 2015

"Morbid and illuminating" (Entertainment Weekly)—a young mortician goes behind the scenes of her curious profession.


9th Ave: Children of Grass: A Portrait of American Poetry

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Photographer B.A. Van Sise discusses his new book, Children of Grass: A Portrait of American Poetry. Also featuring readings by poets Jane Hirshfield and Dorianne Laux.

Praise for Children of Grass

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By B.A. Van Sise, B.A. Van Sise (By (photographer)), Mary-Louise Parker (Foreword by)
$38.50
ISBN: 9781943156825
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Published: Schaffner Press, Inc. - September 24th, 2019

With this fascinating synthesis of word and image, internationally renowned photographer B.A. Van Sise offers a visually stimulating anthology that will enchant lovers of both poetry and photography.


Sharon Marcus and David Henkin

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Sharon Marcus discusses her new book, The Drama of Celebrity, with David Henkin.

About The Drama of Celebrity

A bold new account of how celebrity works

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$29.95
ISBN: 9780691177595
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Published: Princeton University Press - June 25th, 2019

A bold new account of how celebrity works

Why do so many people care so much about celebrities? Who decides who gets to be a star? What are the privileges and pleasures of fandom? Do celebrities ever deserve the outsized attention they receive?


9th Ave: Matt Maiocco & Brad Mangin

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Letters to 87: Fans Remember the Legacy of Dwight Clark Cover Image

Matt Maiocco, Brad Mangin, & Michael Zagaris discuss their new book, Letters to 87: Fans Remember the Legacy of Dwight Clark.

Letters to 87: Fans Remember the Legacy of Dwight Clark Cover Image
By Matt Maiocco (Editor), Michael Zagaris (By (photographer)), Brad Mangin (By (photographer))
$25.00
ISBN: 9781944903770
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Published: Cameron Books - August 7th, 2019

Rare photos and heartfelt letters from fans of San Francisco 49ers hero Dwight Clark
 
Featuring essays by Edward J.


Scott Hylbert: Task Lyst

This event will take place at our 9th Ave. location. 

 

Scott Hylbert joins us to discuss his new novel, Task Lyst

About Task Lyst
 

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$36.99
ISBN: 9781684423170
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Published: Turner - July 16th, 2019

Do you need to have someone walk your dog? How about to deliver your groceries? Or your drugs? How about carry out a hit? Are you looking for a side hustle to pay the rent, but want to hide your influx of cash in bitcoin? Then the new on-demand services app, Task Lyst is all you need.


9th Ave: Rick Moody

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

The Long Accomplishment: A Memoir of Hope and Struggle in Matrimony Cover Image

Rick Moody discusses his new memoir, The Long Accomplishment: A Memoir of Hope and Struggle in Matrimony.

Praise for The Long Accomplishment

The Long Accomplishment: A Memoir of Hope and Struggle in Matrimony Cover Image
$30.80
Temporarily Unavailable
ISBN: 9781627798440
Published: Henry Holt and Co. - August 6th, 2019

[A] moving, funny, hauntingly brilliant memoir about marriage.” —Caroline Leavitt, The San Francisco Chronicle

Rick Moody, the award-winning author of The Ice Storm, shares the harrowing true story of the first year of his second marriage in this eventful, month-by-month account


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