Books on the Park

9th Ave: Obi Kaufmann California Field Atlas

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Obi Kaufmann discusses and signs The California Field Atlas.

 

About The California Field Atlas

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$45.00
ISBN: 9781597144025
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Published: Heyday Books - September 5th, 2017

Sumptuously illustrated nature atlas of the Golden State by acclaimed illustrator Obi Kaufmann.


9th Ave: Mark Sarvas and Marie Mockett

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Mark Sarvas discusses his new novel, Memento Park, with Marie Mockett.

 

Praise for Memento Park

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$26.00
ISBN: 9780374206376
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Published: Farrar Straus and Giroux - March 13th, 2018

One of Entertainment Weekly's 20 Books to Read in March and one of TimeOut's 11 Books You'll Want to Binge-Read This Month

A son learns more about his father than he ever could have imagined when a mysterious piece of art is unexpectedly restored to him


Where the Dead Pause, and the Japanese Say Goodbye: A Journey Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780393352290
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 18th, 2016

Marie Mutsuki Mockett's family owns a Buddhist temple 25 miles from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. In March 2011, after the earthquake and tsunami, radiation levels prohibited the burial of her Japanese grandfather's bones. As Japan mourned thousands of people lost in the disaster, Mockett also grieved for her American father, who had died unexpectedly.


9th Ave: Mike Spencer

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Mike Spencer discusses his new book, Private Eye Confidential: Stories From a Real P.I.

 

Praise for Private Eye Confidential

 

Private Eye Confidential: Stories from a Real P.I. Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780998720401
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Published: 99: The Press - September 15th, 2017

Literary Nonfiction. California Interest. At 29 years old, Mike Spencer moved from Florida back to the San Francisco Bay Area in late 1994. He realized that he wasn't going to achieve his dream job as a newspaper reporter for a major daily paper. He had a cheap apartment, a pantry of rice and beans and a $500 1970s Dodge Dart that worked, sometimes.


9th Ave: Squid Dissection with Danna Staaf

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In celebration of her new book Squid Empire: The Rise and Fall of the Cephalopods, Danna Staaf joins us for a discussion on cephalopods and an in-person squid dissection!

Squid Empire: The Rise and Fall of the Cephalopods Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781611689235
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Published: Foreedge - October 3rd, 2017

Before there were mammals on land, there were dinosaurs. And before there were fish in the sea, there were cephalopods--the ancestors of modern squid and Earth's first truly substantial animals. Cephalopods became the first creatures to rise from the seafloor, essentially inventing the act of swimming.


9th Ave: Leslie Jamison and Anna Wiener

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Leslie Jamison discusses her new book, The Recovering: Intoxication And Its Aftermath with Anna Wiener.

 

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$30.00
ISBN: 9780316259613
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Published: Little Brown and Company - April 3rd, 2018

"An astounding triumph . . . Profound . . . Achingly wise . . . A recovery memoir like no other." --Entertainment Weekly (A)
"Riveting . . . Beautifully told." --Boston Globe
"An honest and important book . . . Vivid writing and required reading." --Stephen King


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The Empathy Exams: Essays Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555976712
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Published: Graywolf Press - April 1st, 2014

From personal loss to phantom diseases, The Empathy Exams is a bold and brilliant collection, winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize

A Publishers Weekly Top Ten Essay Collection of Spring 2014


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ISBN: 9781439153239
Availability: Backordered
Published: Free Press - May 3rd, 2011

From the author of the New York Times bestselling essay collection The Empathy Exams and the memoir The Recovering, Leslie Jamison's "exquisitely beautiful" (San Francisco Chronicle) novel about three generations of women and the inescapable brutality of love.


9th Ave: Francisco Cantú and R.O. Kwon

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Francisco Cantú discusses his new book, The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border with R.O. Kwon.

 

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$26.00
ISBN: 9780735217713
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 6th, 2018

The instant New York Times bestseller, "A must-read for anyone who thinks 'build a wall' is the answer to anything." --Esquire


9th Ave: Cheston Knapp and Matthew Zapruder

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Cheston Knapp discusses his new essay collection, Up Up, Down Down with Matthew Zapruder.

 

Praise for Up Up, Down Down

Up Up, Down Down: Essays Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781501161025
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Published: Scribner Book Company - February 6th, 2018

For fans of John Jeremiah Sullivan and Wells Tower, a "glittering," (Leslie Jamison), "always smart, often hilarious, and ultimately transcendent" (Anthony Doerr) linked essay collection from the managing editor of Tin House that brilliantly explores the nature of identity.


Why Poetry Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780062343079
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Published: Ecco Press - August 15th, 2017

An impassioned call for a return to reading poetry and an incisive argument for poetry's accessibility to all readers, by critically acclaimed poet Matthew Zapruder


9th Ave: Diana Khoi Nguyen

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 Diana Khoi Nguyen reads from her new poetry collection, Ghost Of. Also featuring readings by Jane Wong, Ingrid Rojas Contreras, Bin Ramke and Diana Arterian.

 

Ghost of (Omnidawn Open) Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781632430526
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Published: Omnidawn - February 1st, 2018

Ghost Of is a mourning song, not an exorcism or un-haunting of that which haunts, but attuned attention, unidirectional reaching across time, space, and distance to reach loved ones, ancestors, and strangers.


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$16.00
ISBN: 9780900575914
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Published: Action Books - October 15th, 2016

Poetry. Asian American Studies. "Jane Wong's powerful first book OVERPOUR weaves together seemingly disparate topics such as war and child's play, language and exile, debt, animals and nature. By doing so, Wong creates a space between for the reader to enter. At the same time, by creating this space, she makes a space for possibility.


Light Wind Light Light Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781632430533
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Published: Omnidawn - March 1st, 2018

LIGHT WIND LIGHT LIGHT engages a childhood among rivers, takes steps into the river-like world at large, and then turns to (hopes for) metamorphosis. Transitions are marked with primitive signs, such as the visual dimensions of number--a concern that keeps arising as the poems ask how abstractions differ from matter.


Playing Monster: : Seiche Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780999004906
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Published: 1913 Press - October 20th, 2017

Poetry. Women's Studies. PLAYING MONSTER:: SEICHE is a book-length poem that incessantly dodges between two narratives: the speaker's childhood experiences with an abusive father and, as an adult, increasingly aggressive acts made toward her mother by strange men. It is a piece of noir poetics. It is also memoir and documentary.


Fruit of the Drunken Tree Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780385542722
Availability: Coming Soon. Available for Pre-Order Now!
Published: Doubleday Books - July 31st, 2018

"When women of color write history, we see the world as we have never seen it before. In Fruit of the Drunken Tree, Ingrid Rojas Contreras honors the lives of girls who witness war. Brava I was swept up by this story."
--SANDRA CISNEROS, author of The House on Mango Street


9th Ave: Rachel Levin Book Release

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Rachel Levin celebrates the release of her new book Look Big: And Other Tips for Surviving Animal Encounters of All Kinds.

 

About Look Big

 

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$14.99
ISBN: 9780399580376
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Published: Ten Speed Press - April 10th, 2018

A humorous and helpful illustrated field guide to avoiding interactions--both dangerous and annoying--with 50 wild animals, including survival techniques, wildlife etiquette, and other essential advice.


9th Ave: Linor Goralik

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Linor Goralik discusses her new book, Found Life: Poems, Stories, Comics, a Play, and an Interview a part of Columbia's Russian Library series.

 

Found Life: Poems, Stories, Comics, a Play, and an Interview (Russian Library) Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780231183512
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Published: Columbia University Press - November 28th, 2017

One of the first Russian writers to make a name for herself on the Internet, Linor Goralik writes conversational short works that conjure the absurd in all its forms, reflecting post-Soviet life and daily universals.


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