Books on the Park

9th Ave: Colson Whitehead & Marie Mockett

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

 

 

An Oprah Book Club pick!

 

Marie Mockett talks with Colson Whitehead about his new novel, The Underground Railroad (Doubleday Books).

The Underground Railroad (Pulitzer Prize Winner) (National Book Award Winner) (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780385542364
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Published: Doubleday - August 2nd, 2016

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, the #1 New York Times bestseller from Colson Whitehead, a magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South


The Intuitionist: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780385493000
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Published: Anchor - January 4th, 2000

This debut novel by the Pulitzer-Prize winning author of The Underground Railroad wowed critics and readers everywhere and marked the debut of an important American writer.

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read


John Henry Days Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780385498203
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Published: Anchor - May 14th, 2002

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Underground Railroad


Zone One Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307455178
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Published: Anchor - July 10th, 2012

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Underground Railroad


Sag Harbor Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307455161
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Published: Anchor - June 15th, 2010

From the Pulitzer-Prize winning author of The Underground Railroad: a tender, hilarious, and supremely original novel about coming-of-age in the 80s.
 


The Noble Hustle: Poker, Beef Jerky and Death Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780345804334
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Published: Anchor - March 3rd, 2015

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Underground Railroad


Apex Hides the Hurt: A Novel Cover Image
$17.60
ISBN: 9781400031269
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Published: Anchor - January 9th, 2007

This New York Times Notable Book from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Underground Railroad is a brisk, comic tour de force about identity, history, and the adhesive bandage industry.


The Colossus of New York Cover Image
$12.00
ISBN: 9781400031245
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Published: Anchor - October 12th, 2004

In a dazzlingly original work of nonfiction, the Pulitzer-Prize winning author of The Underground Railroad recreates the exuberance, the chaos, the promise, and the heartbreak of New York. Here is a literary love song that will entrance anyone who has lived in—or spent time—in the greatest of American cities.


9th Ave: D. Watkins on The Cook-Up

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D. Watkins returns to the store to read from The Cook-Up: A Crack Rock Memoir (Grand Central).

 

The Cook Up: A Crack Rock Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781455588633
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - May 3rd, 2016

Reminiscent of the classic Random Family and The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace, but told by the man who lived it, The Cook Up is a riveting look inside the Baltimore drug trade portrayed in The Wire and an incredible story of redemption.


The Beast Side: Living (and Dying) While Black in America Cover Image
By D. Watkins, David Talbot (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9781510703353
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Published: Hot Books - September 8th, 2015

A New York Times Best Seller!

Searing Dispatches from the Urban Zones Where African American Men Have Become an Endangered Species

To many in the age of Obama, America had succeeded in “going beyond race,” putting the divisions of the past behind us.


9th Ave: Natural History Lecture series

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Inside the Machine: Art and Invention in the Electronic Age Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393083590
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 17th, 2015

A visual history of the electronic age captures the collision of technology and art—and our collective visions of the future.

A hidden history of the twentieth century’s brilliant innovations—as seen through art and images of electronics that fed the dreams of millions.


9th Ave: Antonia Hayes and Sophie Cunningham

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

 

 

Antonia Hayes talks about her debut novel, Relativity, with Sophie Cunningham.

 

 

Relativity Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501105074
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Published: Gallery Books - May 3rd, 2016

“Original, compassionate, cleverly plotted, and genuinely difficult to put down.” –Graeme Simsion, New York Times bestselling author of The Rosie Project

A “beautifully written, heartbreaking” (S. J.


9th Ave: Breaking Ground: Black British Writers

 

Green Apple Books on the Park is proud to host Speaking Volumes' Breaking Ground tour.

 

Featuring readings by:

 

An Aviary of Small Birds  Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781906188146
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Published: Carcanet Press Ltd. - November 1st, 2014

An Aviary of Small Birds is both elegy to a stillborn son and testament to the redemptive qualities of poetry as a transformative art. The book opens at the birth, which paradoxically becomes the moment of death when, after a long labor and an emergency caesarean, the baby’s heart gives out.


Lost Collection of an Invisible Man (Mouthmark) Cover Image
$7.00
ISBN: 9781905233038
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Published: Flipped Eye Publishing Limited - June 30th, 2005

Nick Makoha's debut poetry pamphlet bristles with the energy and imagery of an epic imagination. The braggadocio of a child whose father is absent, the bravado of a child fleeing the only country and diet he knows and the reluctant tenderness of a young man in love all feature in the deck of cards he deals from. A first pamphlet of bewildering promise.


Mr. Loverman Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781617752728
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Published: Akashic Books - April 1st, 2014

Winner of the Ferro-Grumley Award for LGBT Fiction

"Evaristo's confident control of the language, her vibrant use of humor, rhythm and poetry, and the realistic mix of Caribbean patois with both street and the Queen's English...fix characters in the reader's mind."
--New York Times Sunday Book Review


Negro with a Hat: The Rise and Fall of Marcus Garvey Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780195393095
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - February 1st, 2010

New in paperback, this groundbreaking biography captures the full sweep and epic dimensions of Marcus Garvey's life, the dazzling triumphs and the dreary exile. As Grant shows, Garvey was a man of contradictions: a self-educated, poetry-writing aesthete and unabashed propagandist, an admirer of Lenin, and a dandy given to elaborate public displays.


Vauxhall Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781846591464
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Published: Telegram Books - September 9th, 2014

"Vauxhall is written in the way that English should be written--clean, swift, and with flashes of lightning."--Bonnie Greer

"A powerful novel . . . Gabadamosi describes with poetic rhythm a child's awakening in a violent, confusing London."--Daily Mail


Seven New Generation African Poets: A Chapbook boxed set Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781940646589
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Published: Slapering Hol Press - April 15th, 2014

This eight-piece boxed set, an African Poetry Book Fund (APBF) project, features the work of seven African poets, with an introduction by Kwame Dawes, APBF series editor, and Chris Abani.

The boxed set is an annual project starting in 2014 to ensure the publication of seven chapbooks by African poets through participating publishers.


9th Ave: Noah Warren

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

 

 

Noah Warren reads from his first collection, The Destroyer in the Glass, winner of the 110th Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize.

 

 

The Destroyer in the Glass (Yale Series of Younger Poets #110) Cover Image
By Noah Warren, Carl Phillips (Foreword by)
$20.00
ISBN: 9780300217155
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Published: Yale University Press - March 29th, 2016

Winner of the 2015 Yale Series of Younger Poets prize

Noah Warren’s brilliant collection of poetry, The Destroyer in the Glass, is the 110th recipient of the Yale Series of Younger Poets prize, the oldest annual literary award in the United States. Warren explores universal themes of isolation and the desire for human connection in a series of tightly crys


9th Ave: Martin Seay and Robin Sloan

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Martin Seay will talk about The Mirror Thief (Melville House), one of the most talked-about debut novels of 2016, with Robin Sloan.

 

 

The Mirror Thief Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781612195148
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Published: Melville House - May 10th, 2016

A New York Times NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR
An NPR BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR
A Publishers Weekly BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR
 
A globetrotting, time-bending, wildly entertaining masterpiece hailed by the New York Times Book Review as "Audaciously well written … the book I was raving about to my friends before I'd even finished it."


Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250037756
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Published: Picador - September 24th, 2013

The New York Times Bestseller

A Winner of the Alex Award, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for First Fiction, named a Best Book of the Year by NPR, Los Angeles Times, and San Francisco Chronicle


9th Ave: Rachel Richardson, Tess Taylor, and Kimberly Grey

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Hundred-Year Wave Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780887486104
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Published: Carnegie Mellon University Press - February 3rd, 2016

In Rachel Richardson’s second collection of poems, she juxtaposes the grand quests of Ahab and Melville with the quotidian journeys of contemporary life. Hundred-Year Wave launches stories of marriage and motherhood over the currents of a nearly mythological ancestry: women and men who built their possessions out of iron and flour and whalebone and wool.


Work and Days Cover Image
$11.95
ISBN: 9781597097321
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Published: Red Hen Press - April 8th, 2016

In 2010, Tess Taylor was awarded the Amy Clampitt Fellowship. Her prize: A rent-free year in a cottage in the Berkshires, where she could finish a first book. But Taylor—outside the city for the first time in nearly a decade, and trying to conceive her first child—found herself alone.


The Opposite of Light: Poems Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780892554713
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Published: Persea - April 18th, 2016

A revealing scrutiny of contemporary marriage; winner of the 2015 Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize in Poetry.


9th Ave: Joy Williams

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

 

 

The legendary writer Joy Williams returns to Books on the Park to discuss her collection, Ninety-Nine Stories of God (Tin House).

 

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Ninety-Nine Stories of God Cover Image
$21.95
ISBN: 9781941040355
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Published: Tin House Books - July 12th, 2016

A New York Times Notable Book and a Best Book of the Year at Esquire, Seattle Times, Minnesota Star TribuneHuffington Post, and Publishers Weekly.

From “quite possibly America’s best living writer of short stories” (NPR), Ninety-Nine Stories of God finds Joy Williams reeling between the sublime and the surreal, knocking


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The Visiting Privilege: New and Collected Stories Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781101874899
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - September 8th, 2015

The legendary writer's first collection in more than ten years--and, finally, the definitive one. A literary event of the highest order.


The Quick and the Dead (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780375727641
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Published: Vintage - January 8th, 2002

A Pulitzer Prize Finalist from one of our most heralded writers—the “poetic, disturbing, yet very funny” (The Washington Post Book Worldlife-and-death adventures of three misfit teenagers in the American desert


Ill Nature: Rants and Reflections on Humanity and Other Animals Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780762796502
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Published: Lyons Press - October 10th, 2015

Williams tackles a host of controversial subjects in this collection of nineteen impassioned essays dealing mostly with humanity's abuses of the natural world.


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