Books on the Park

CANCELED: Hilary Leichter, Mary South, Rita Bullwinkel and R.O. Kwon

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Temporary (Emily Books) Cover Image You Will Never Be Forgotten: Stories Cover Image

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Praise for Temporary

Temporary (Emily Books) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781566895668
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Published: Coffee House Press - March 3rd, 2020

In Temporary, a young woman's workplace is the size of the world. She fills increasingly bizarre placements in search of steadiness, connection, and something, at last, to call her own.


You Will Never Be Forgotten: Stories Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780374538361
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Published: FSG Originals - March 10th, 2020

In this provocative, bitingly funny debut collection, people attempt to use technology to escape their uncontrollable feelings of grief or rage or despair, only to reveal their most flawed and human selves


Belly Up Cover Image
$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.


The Incendiaries: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780735213906
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Published: Riverhead Books - July 30th, 2019

Now a National Bestseller

"Religion, politics, and love collide in this slim but powerful novel reminiscent of Donna Tartt's The Secret History, with menace and mystery lurking in every corner." --People Magazine


CANCELED 9th Ave: Harry Dodge

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My Meteorite: Or, Without the Random There Can Be No New Thing Cover Image

Harry Dodge discusses his new book, My Meteorite: Or, Without the Random There Can Be No New Thing, Frances Richard.

Praise for My Metorite

My Meteorite: Or, Without the Random There Can Be No New Thing Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143134367
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Published: Penguin Books - March 17th, 2020


New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice
One of LitHub's Most Anticipated Books of 2020
An expansive, radiant, and genre-defying investigation into bonding—and how we are shaped by forces we cannot fully know

 


9th Ave: Katie M. Flynn and Stephanie Delman

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The Companions Cover Image

Katie M. Flynn discusses her debut novel, The Companions with Stephanie Delman.

Praise for The Companions

The Companions Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982122157
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Published: Gallery/Scout Press - March 3rd, 2020

The New York Times “Your Quarantine Reader”
Bustle’s “16 Novels About Viral Outbreaks To Make You Feel Less Alone”
The Hollywood Reporter’s “8 Pandemic-Themed Books to Read Amid Coronavirus”
Refinery29’s “Books That Hit A Little Too Close To Home During The Pand


CANCELED Alexandra Chang and Robin Sloan

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Days of Distraction: A Novel Cover Image

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Praise for Days of Distraction

Days of Distraction: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062951809
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Published: Ecco - March 31st, 2020

“Startlingly original and deeply moving.... Chang here establishes herself as one of the most important of the new generation of American writers.”   — George Saunders


CANCELED: Jordan Kisner

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Thin Places: Essays from In Between Cover Image

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Praise for Thin Places

Thin Places: Essays from In Between Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780374274641
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - March 3rd, 2020

A Los Angeles Times Bestseller

A Lit Hub | Chicago Review | Ms. Magazine March pick

A Lambda Literary Most Anticipated Book

In this perceptive and provocative essay collection, an award-winning writer shares her personal and reportorial investigation into America’s search for meaning


The Collected Schizophrenias: Essays Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555978273
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Published: Graywolf Press - February 5th, 2019

Powerful, affecting essays on mental illness, winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize and a Whiting Award


CANCELED: Andrew Altschul and Laleh Khadivi

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The Gringa Cover Image

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Praise for The Gringa

The Gringa Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781612198224
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Published: Melville House - March 10th, 2020

A gripping and subversive novel about the slippery nature of truth and the tragic consequences of American idealism …
 


A Good Country Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781632865854
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - September 4th, 2018

A "powerful" (NYT) timely novel about the radicalization of a Muslim teen in California--about where identity truly lies and how we find it.


CANCELLED: Javad Djavahery

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My Part of Her Cover Image

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Praise for My Part Of Her

My Part of Her Cover Image
By Javad Djavahery, Emma Ramadan (Translated by), Nayeri Dina (Introduction by)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781632062437
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Published: Restless Books - February 11th, 2020

In exiled Iranian author Javad Djavahery’s captivating English debut, a youthful betrayal during a summer on the Caspian sea has far-reaching consequences for a group of friends as their lives are irrevocably altered by the Revolution.

For our unnamed confessor, the summer months spent on the Caspian Sea during the 1970s are a magically transformative experience.


9th Ave: Conor Dougherty

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Golden Gates: Fighting for Housing in America Cover Image

 Conor Dougherty discusses his new book Golden Gates: Fighting For Housing in America, with Joe Eskenazi. 

Praise for Golden Gates

Golden Gates: Fighting for Housing in America Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525560210
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Published: Penguin Press - February 18th, 2020

New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice 
Runner-Up General Nonfiction: San Francisco Book Festival


A stunning, deeply reported investigation into the housing crisis


9th Ave: Mary Ladd and Peter Lawrence Kane

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The Wig Diaries Cover Image

Mary Ladd disucusses her new book, The Wig Diaries, with Peter Lawrence Kane.

Praise for The Wig Diaries

The Wig Diaries Cover Image
By Mary Ladd, Don Asmussen (Illustrator), Josh Korwin (Designed by)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781734133301
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Published: Wig Industries - October 10th, 2019

The Wig Diaries is Mary Ladd's debut irreverent cancer book, delivered with bold gallows humor to intimately address the gravity of cancer. The book invites the reader to bear witness to both the horror and the joke(s). Armed with humor and creative sensibility, Ladd robs her diagnosis of its dour weightiness.


9th Ave: Tom Lutz

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Born Slippy Cover Image

Tom Lutz discusses his new novel, Born Slippy, with Aimee Phan

Praise for Born Slippy

Born Slippy Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781912248643
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Published: Repeater - January 14th, 2020

A provocative, globe-trotting, time-shifting novel about the seductions of -- and resistance to -- toxic masculinity.

"Frank knew as well as anyone how stories start and how they end. This fiery mess, or something like it, was bound to happen. He had been expecting it for years."


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