Books on the Park

9th Ave: Sarah Barmak on the female orgasm

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Sarah Barmak discusses her new book, Closer: Notes from the Frontier of the Female Orgasm.

 

 

Closer: Notes from the Orgasmic Frontier of Female Sexuality (Exploded Views) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781552453230
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Published: Coach House Books - August 9th, 2016

QUILL & QUIRE BEST OF 2016

QUILL & QUIRE BEST COVER OF 2016


9th Ave: Brit Bennett

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Brit Bennett in conversation about her debut novel, The Mothers (Riverhead).

 

Praise for The Mothers:

The Mothers: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399184512
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Published: Riverhead Books - October 11th, 2016

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 

“Bittersweet, sexy, morally fraught.” –The New York Times Book Review


"Luminous… engrossing and poignant, this is one not to miss." –People, Pick of the Week 


9th Ave: Best Non-Required Reading 2016

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The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2016 (The Best American Series ®) Cover Image
By Rachel Kushner (Editor), 826 National (Editor)
$16.45
ISBN: 9780544812116
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Published: Mariner Books - October 4th, 2016

In a small but comfortable conference room, in a publishing house in San Francisco, a group of high school students met weekly over the past year to read literary magazines, chapbooks, graphic novels, and countless articles. They had some good times. There was a whiteboard in the conference room, and often cartoons were drawn on this whiteboard. The cartoons were of varying quality.


9th Ave: Bruce Jenkins

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San Francisco Chronicle sports columnist Bruce Jenkins reads from his memoir, Shop Around: Growing up with Motown in a Sinatra Household, a part of The Music That Changed My Life series.

Shop Around: Growing Up with Motown in a Sinatra Household (Music That Changed My Life #2) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780986189814
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Published: Wellstone Books - June 28th, 2016

Bruce Jenkins was twelve years old, living in Malibu with his parents, when he heard the original "Shop Around" single, by "The Miracles featuring Bill 'Smokey' Robinson," the first Billboard No. 1 R&B single for Motown's Tamla label.


Kiss the Sky: My Weekend in Monterey for the Greatest Rock Concert Ever (Music That Changed My Life #1) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780985419080
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Published: Wellstone Books - November 10th, 2015

For his eighteenth birthday, Dusty Baker's parents gave him a great present: Two tickets to the Monterey Pop Festival of June 1967, a three-day event featuring more than thirty bands, and use of the family station wagon for the weekend so young Dusty could drive down from Sacramento to the Monterey Bay Area.


A Book of Walks Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780985419035
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Published: Wellstone Books - May 15th, 2015

Walking can do anyone good - and Bruce Bochy knows that as well as anyone. As a Major League manager, he has one of the more stressful jobs imaginable. So what does he do to relax? He goes for long walks. Whenever possible, he takes long walks as a way to clear his head, calm his soul and give his body a workout.


Night Running: A Book of Essays about Breaking Through Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780985419073
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Published: Wellstone Books - June 14th, 2016

This daring volume combines the best of writing on running with the appeal of the best literary writing, essays that take in the sights and sounds and smells of real life, of real risk, of real pain and of real elation.


9th Ave: Eliot Weinberger and Stephen Sparks

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Green Apple's Stephen Sparks talks with essayist and translator Eliot Weinberger about his new collection, The Ghosts of Birds.

The Ghosts of Birds Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780811226189
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Published: New Directions Publishing Corporation - October 11th, 2016

The Ghosts of Birds offers thirty-five essays by Eliot Weinberger: the first section of the book continues his linked serial-essay, An Elemental Thing, which pulls the reader into "a vortex for the entire universe" (Boston Review).


Nineteen Ways of Looking at Wang Wei Cover Image
By Eliot Weinberger, Octavio Paz (Afterword by)
$10.95
ISBN: 9780811226202
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Published: New Directions Publishing Corporation - October 11th, 2016

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An Elemental Thing Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780811216944
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Published: New Directions Publishing Corporation - May 17th, 2007

With An Elemental Thing, Weinberger turns from his celebrated political chronicles to the timelessness of the subjects of his literary essays.


Works on Paper: 1980-1986 (New Directions Book Probability and Statistics) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780811210010
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Published: New Directions Publishing Corporation - November 17th, 1986

This is the first collection of his writings, twenty-one pieces that juxtapose the world as it is and the world as it is imagined--by artists, poets, historical figures, and ordinary people.


Oranges & Peanuts for Sale Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780811218344
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Published: New Directions Publishing Corporation - June 23rd, 2009


One section focuses on writers and literary works: strange tales from classical and modern China; the Psalms in translation: a skeptical look at E. B. White's New York.


Outside Stories, 1987-1991 Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780811212212
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Published: New Directions Publishing Corporation - October 1992

Selected Non-Fictions: Volume 3 Cover Image
By Jorge Luis Borges, Eliot Weinberger (Editor), Esther Allen (Translated by), Suzanne Jill Levine (Translated by), Eliot Weinberger (Translated by)
$26.00
ISBN: 9780140290110
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Published: Penguin Books - November 2000

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism
 


9th Ave: Rad Women Worldwide

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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.
 


Rad American Women A-Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries Who Shaped Our History . . . and Our Future! (City Lights/Sister Spit) Cover Image
By Kate Schatz, Miriam Klein Stahl (Illustrator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9780872866836
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Published: City Lights Books - April 7th, 2015

The New York Times Bestseller

"This is The Most Inspiring Children's Book We've Ever Seen."--Refinery29.com


9th Ave: Bae Suah and Deborah Smith

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Translator Deborah Smith in conversation with South Korean writer Bae Suah about her novel, A Greater Music.

 

 

A Greater Music Cover Image
By Suah Bae, Deborah Smith (Translator)
$13.95
ISBN: 9781940953465
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Published: Open Letter - October 11th, 2016

From the author nominated for the Best Translated Book Award and the PEN Translation Prize

"Bae Suah offers the chance to unknow--to see the everyday afresh and be defamiliarized with what we believe we know--which is no small offering."--Sophie Hughes, Music & Literature


The Vegetarian: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781101906118
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Published: Hogarth - August 23rd, 2016

Winner of the 2016 Man Booker International Prize


9th Ave: Emily Witt on Future Sex

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Emily Witt in conversation with Anna Wiener about her new book, Future Sex.

 

About Future Sex:

Future Sex: A New Kind of Free Love Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780865478794
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - October 11th, 2016

A funny, fresh, and moving antidote to conventional attitudes about sex and the single woman


9th Ave: LITQUAKE presents a Julio Cortazar celebration

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LITQUAKE EVENT

 

Save Twilight: Selected Poems (Pocket Poet #53) Cover Image
By Julio Cortazar, Stephen Kessler (Translator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9780872867093
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Published: City Lights Books - August 9th, 2016

One of Publishers Weekly's Most Anticipated Books for Fall 2016


Hopscotch: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780394752846
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Published: Pantheon - February 12th, 1987

Translated by Gregory Rabassa, winner of the National Book Award for Translation, 1967


Rayuela Edicion conmemorativa 50 aniversario / Hopscotch Cover Image
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ISBN: 9786071126559
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Published: Alfaguara - April 2013

La edición conmemorativa del 50 aniversario de Rayuela Incluye, en exclusiva, el mapa del París de Rayuela y la historia de la creación de la novela contada a través de las cartas de Julio Cortázar


Blow-Up: And Other Stories Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780394728810
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Published: Pantheon - February 12th, 1985

A young girl spends her summer vacation in a country house where a tiger roams . . . A man reading a mystery finds out too late that he is the murderer’s intended victim . . .


Hopscotch, Blow-Up, We Love Glenda So Much (Everyman's Library Contemporary Classics Series) Cover Image
By Julio Cortazar, Ilan Stavans (Introduction by), Gregory Rabassa (Translated by), Paul Blackburn (Translated by)
$28.00
ISBN: 9780375712661
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Published: Everyman's Library - August 12th, 2014

These three groundbreaking works by Julio Cortázar—a major figure of world literature and one of the founders of the Latin American Boom—are published together in one volume for the first time, in honor of the centenary of his birth.
           


9th Ave: Celebration of Arno Schmidt

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Bottom's Dream Cover Image
By Arno Schmidt, John E. Woods (Translator)
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ISBN: 9781628971590
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Published: Dalkey Archive Press - September 23rd, 2016

"I have had a dream past the wit of man to say what dream it was," says Bottom. "I have had a dream, and I wrote a Big Book about it," Arno Schmidt might have said. Schmidt's rare vision is a journey into many literary worlds.


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