Books on the Park

9th Ave: Mark Binelli

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

 

 

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Screamin' Jay Hawkins' All-Time Greatest Hits Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781627795357
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Published: Metropolitan Books - May 3rd, 2016

Mark Binelli turns his sharp, forceful prose to fiction, in an inventive retelling of the outrageous life of Screamin' Jay Hawkins, a bluesman with one hit and a string of inflammatory guises


Detroit City Is the Place to Be: The Afterlife of an American Metropolis Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781250039231
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Published: Picador - November 5th, 2013

Detroit City Is the Place to Be is one of Publishers Weekly's Top 10 Best Books of 2012


Sacco and Vanzetti Must Die! Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781564784452
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Published: Dalkey Archive Press - May 1st, 2006

The Nic Sacco and Bart Vanzetti of Sacco and Vanzetti Must Die are not exactly the infamous anarchists controversially sentenced to death by the United States government.


9th Ave: Staff Reading

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

 

 

When our booksellers aren't selling you other people's words, many of them are writing their own.

 

Join us for a night of readings featuring Green Apple booksellers past and present:

 

9th Ave: Mauro Javier Cardenas and Oscar Villalon

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Mauro Javier Cardenas discusses his debut novel, The Revolutionaries Try Again, with Oscar Villalon.

 

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: David Kessler, M.D.

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David Kessler discusses his bold new theory of mental suffering, Capture.

 

 

Capture: Unraveling the Mystery of Mental Suffering Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062388513
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Published: Harper Wave - April 12th, 2016

New York Times Bestseller

 


9th Ave: Mychal Denzel Smith

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Mychal Denzel Smith discusses Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching, with Jeff Chang.

 

 

Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching: A Young Black Man's Education Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781568585284
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Published: Nation Books - June 14th, 2016

A New York Times Bestseller

New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice

How do you learn to be a black man in America? For young black men today, it means coming of age during the presidency of Barack Obama. It means witnessing the deaths of Oscar Grant, Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Akai Gurley, and too many more.


9th Ave: Ashley Dawson and Eddie Yuen

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Ashley Dawson discusses his book, Extinction: A Radical History, with Eddie Yuen.

 

$16.00
SKU: 9781682190401

Some thousands of years ago, the world was home to an immense variety of large mammals. From wooly mammoths and saber-toothed tigers to giant ground sloths and armadillos the size of automobiles, these spectacular creatures roamed freely. Then human beings arrived. Devouring their way down the food chain as they spread across the planet, they began a process of voracious extinction that has continued to the present.


Headlines today are made by the existential threat confronting remaining large animals such as rhinos and pandas. But the devastation summoned by humans extends to humbler realms of creatures including beetles, bats and butterflies. Researchers generally agree that the current extinction rate is nothing short of catastrophic. Currently the earth is losing about a hundred species every day.


This relentless extinction, Ashley Dawson contends in a primer that combines vast scope with elegant precision, is the product of a global attack on the commons, the great trove of air, water, plants and creatures, as well as collectively created cultural forms such as language, that have been regarded traditionally as the inheritance of humanity as a whole.


This attack has its genesis in the need for capital to expand relentlessly into all spheres of life. Extinction, Dawson argues, cannot be understood in isolation from a critique of our economic system. To achieve this we need to transgress the boundaries between science, environmentalism and radical politics. Extinction: A Radical History performs this task with both brio and brilliance.

 


Catastrophism: The Apocalyptic Politics of Collapse and Rebirth (Spectre) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781604865899
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Published: PM Press - October 5th, 2012

Amid a global zeitgeist of impending catastrophe, this book explores the culture of fear so prevalent in today's politics, economic climate, and religious extremism.


9th Ave: Moira Weigel on the Invention of Dating

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Moira Weigel talks about her book, Labor of Love: The Invention of Dating (FSG).

 

About Labor of Love:

Labor of Love: The Invention of Dating Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780374182533
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - May 17th, 2016

“Does anyone date anymore?” Today, the authorities tell us that courtship is in crisis. But when Moira Weigel dives into the history of sex and romance in modern America, she discovers that authorities have always said this. Ever since young men and women started to go out together, older generations have scolded them: That’s not the way to find true love.


9th Ave: Peter Selgin

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Peter Selgin discusses his memoir, The Inventors (Hawthorne Books).

 

 

The Inventors: A Memoir Cover Image
By Peter Selgin, Lidia Yuknavitch (Introduction by)
$18.95
ISBN: 9780989360470
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Published: Hawthorne Books - March 29th, 2016

Fall, 1970. At the start of eighth grade, Peter Selgin fell in love with the young teacher who'd arrived from Oxford in Frye boots, with long hair, and a passion for his students that was intense and unorthodox. The son of an emotionally remote inventor, Peter was also a twin with a burning need to feel unique.


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