Books on the Park

9th Ave: E.J. Koh and Monica Sok

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

The Magical Language of Others: A Memoir Cover Image

E.J. Koh discusses her new memoir The Magical Language of Others with Monica Sok.

Praise for The Magical Language of Others

The Magical Language of Others: A Memoir Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781947793385
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Published: Tin House Books - January 7th, 2020

A tale of deep bonds to family, place, language—of hard-won selfhood told by a singular, incandescent voice.


9th Ave: Peter Kline and Susan Steinberg

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Peter Kline discusses his new poetry collection Mirrorforms with Susan Steinberg.

Praise for Mirrorforms

Mirrorforms (Free Verse Editions) Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9781643171302
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Published: Parlor Press - October 28th, 2019

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Machine: A Novel Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781555978471
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Published: Graywolf Press - August 20th, 2019

A haunting story of guilt and blame in the wake of a drowning, the first novel by the author of Spectacle


9th Ave: Esti Skloot

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Uprooted: Memoir Cover Image

Esti Skloot discusses her new memoir, Uprooted: A Memoir of a Marriage.

About Uprooted

Uprooted: Memoir Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781631526640
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Published: She Writes Press - August 20th, 2019

When pregnant Esther--a young, adventurous, British-born Israeli--follows her new husband, Steve, to America, she has no idea what she's getting herself into. Even before their baby is born, Esther discovers the dark side of her charming film production manager husband, and learns that she must cope with his moodiness and domineering personality.


9th Ave: Michael Frank and Lindsey Crittenden

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What Is Missing: A Novel Cover Image

Michael Frank discusses his new novel What Is Missing with Lindsey Crittenden.

Praise for What Is Missing

What Is Missing: A Novel Cover Image
$29.70
ISBN: 9780374298388
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - October 8th, 2019

"A wise and necessary book, one I’ve been recommending ardently to everyone I know. " —Julie Orringer, author of The Flight Portfolio

Suspenseful and gripping, award-winning author Michael Frank’s What is Missing is a psychological family drama about a father, a son, and the woman they both love.


9th Ave: Liska Jacobs and Rita Bullwinkel

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The Worst Kind of Want: A Novel Cover Image

Liska Jacobs discusses her new novel, The Worst Kind of Want with Rita Bullwinkel.

About The Worst Kind of Want

The Worst Kind of Want: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780374272661
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Published: MCD - November 5th, 2019

“Dark, seductive . . . Noirish and sexy, this provocative novel explores what it’s like to be a woman on the edge.” —Adrienne Westenfeld, Esquire

“[A] crispy biscotti of a novel . . . You’ll feel indecent reading it in public.” —Molly Young, Vulture


Catalina: A Novel Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780374119751
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Published: MCD x FSG Originals - November 7th, 2017

A magnetic, provocative debut novel chronicling a young woman’s downward spiral following the end of an affair


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.


9th Ave: Best Small Fictions

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The Best Small Fictions: 2019 Anthology Cover Image

Join us to celebrate the release of The Best Small Fictions 2019 with readings by Lori Sambol Brody, Natalie Hernandez, Joy Lanzendorfer, Kim Magowan, J.L. Montavon, and Kara Vernor.

The Best Small Fictions: 2019 Anthology Cover Image
By Rilla Askew (Guest Editor), Nathan Leslie (Editor)
$29.95
ISBN: 9780999750162
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Published: Sonder Press - November 5th, 2019

The Best Small Fictions anthology, now in its fifth year, presents one hundred and forty-­six pristinely crafted pieces from an array of authors representing twenty-­six nations and six continents. These short, elliptical works are varied and edgy, sorrowful and triumphant, provocative and visionary. The small fictions enclosed within this volume are always vibrant. They scintillate.


9th Ave: Patty Seyburn and Dean Rader

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Threshold Delivery Cover Image Self-Portrait as Wikipedia Entry Cover Image

Threshold Delivery Cover Image
$23.99
ISBN: 9781635349290
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Published: Finishing Line Press - May 15th, 2019

Threshold Delivery takes a lyrical look at how we approach the death of our loved ones - and how we confront the various thresholds in our lives. These poems guide the reader through ritual, tradition, and mystical interpretations of how and why we mourn, and how we conduct our lives after knowing grief.


Self-Portrait as Wikipedia Entry Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781556595080
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - February 21st, 2017

"By writing honestly about the difficulties of self-representation, Rader represents himself as a writer who cares deeply about his audience and his craft." --ZYZZYVA

"Rader's poetry asks how to be an artist in a nation founded on and still struggling with the demand for representation and what poetry as a medium means in an era of representational sprawl." --Jacket


9th Ave: Dan De Vries

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Dan De Vries joins us to discuss his book, That Treeplanting Story.

About That Treeplanting Story

That Treeplanting Story Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781733386401
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Published: If SF Publishing - October 17th, 2019

Fiction. Literary Nonfiction. California Interest. Short Stories. THAT TREEPLANTING STORY is a cycle of eight tales, including two novella-length, set in or around treeplanting camps in British Columbia. The first four stories were awarded an Avery Hopwood prize in major fiction at the University of Michigan in 1980.


9th Ave: Jeff VanderMeer and Richard Kadrey

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

Jeff VanderMeer joins us to discuss his new novel, Dead Astronauts with Richard Kadrey.

Praise for Jeff VanderMeer

Dead Astronauts: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374276805
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Published: MCD - December 3rd, 2019

A 2020 LOCUS AWARD FINALIST

Jeff VanderMeer's Dead Astronauts presents a City with no name of its own where, in the shadow of the all-powerful Company, lives human and otherwise converge in terrifying and miraculous ways. At stake: the fate of the future, the fate of Earth—all the Earths.


Borne: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780374537654
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Published: MCD - February 27th, 2018

Named one of the best books of 2017 by The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, PopSugar, Financial Times, Chicago Review of Books, Huffington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Thrillist, Book Riot, National Post (Canada), Kirkus and Publishers Weekly

“Am I a person?” Borne asked me.


Annihilation: A Novel (The Southern Reach Trilogy #1) Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780374104092
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Published: FSG Originals - February 4th, 2014

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE FROM ALEX GARLAND, STARRING NATALIE PORTMAN AND OSCAR ISAAC

The Southern Reach Trilogy begins with this Nebula Award-winning novel that "reads as if Verne or Wellsian adventurers exploring a mysterious island had warped through into a Kafkaesque nightmare world" (Kim Stanley Robinson).


Authority: A Novel (The Southern Reach Trilogy #2) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780374104108
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Published: FSG Originals - May 6th, 2014

After thirty years, the only human engagement with Area X—a seemingly malevolent landscape surrounded by an invisible border and mysteriously wiped clean of all signs of civilization—has been a series of expeditions overseen by a government agency so secret it has almost been forgotten: the Southern Reach.


Acceptance: A Novel (The Southern Reach Trilogy #3) Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780374104115
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Published: FSG Originals - September 2nd, 2014

It is winter in Area X, the mysterious wilderness that has defied explanation for thirty years, rebuffing expedition after expedition, refusing to reveal its secrets. As Area X expands, the agency tasked with investigating and overseeing it--the Southern Reach--has collapsed on itself in confusion.


Area X: The Southern Reach Trilogy: Annihilation; Authority; Acceptance Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780374261177
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Published: FSG Originals - November 18th, 2014

A single-volume hardcover edition that brings together the three volumes of the Southern Reach Trilogy, which were originally published as paperback originals in February, May, and September 2014.

Annihilation
is the first volume in Jeff VanderMeer's Southern Reach trilogy, Authority is the second, and Acceptance is the third.


Sandman Slim: A Novel Cover Image
Not available to order
ISBN: 9780061714351
Availability: Backordered--delivery time uncertain
Published: Harper Voyager - September 2nd, 2014

“An addictively satisfying, deeply amusing, dirty-ass masterpiece.”
—William Gibson

“A sharp-edged urban fantasy, drenched in blood and cynicism, tipping its hat to Sam Peckinpah, Raymond Chandler, and the anti-heroes of Hong Kong cinema….A bravura performance.”
San Francisco Chronicle


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