Books on the Park

9th Ave: Brian Evenson and Colin Winnette

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

 

 

A Collapse of Horses Cover Image
Not available to order
ISBN: 9781566894135
Availability: Backordered--delivery time uncertain
Published: Coffee House Press - February 9th, 2016

A stuffed bear's heart beats with the rhythm of a dead baby, Reno keeps receding to the east no matter how far you drive, and in a mine on another planet, the dust won't stop seeping in. In these stories, Evenson unsettles us with the everyday and the extraordinary--the terror of living with the knowledge of all we cannot know.

Praise for Brian Evenson:


Father of Lies Cover Image
By Brian Evenson, Samuel R. Delany (Introduction by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781566894159
Availability: ON HAND in at least ONE of our stores. Click through or call for up-to-the-minute availability.
Published: Coffee House Press - February 9th, 2016

" Evenson's] scary fictional treatment of church hypocrisy has the feeling of a reasoned attack on blind religious obedience."--Publishers Weekly


Last Days Cover Image
By Brian Evenson, Peter Straub (Introduction by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781566894166
Availability: ON HAND in at least ONE of our stores. Click through or call for up-to-the-minute availability.
Published: Coffee House Press - February 9th, 2016

"The deceptively simple prose keeps the book brisk and even gripping as its puzzles grow more craggy and complex. This is Evenson's singular, Poe-like gift: He writes with intelligence and a steady hand, even when his characters decide to lop their own limbs off."--Time Out New York


The Open Curtain Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781566894173
Availability: NOT on our shelves now. Usually ships from warehouse in several days.
Published: Coffee House Press - February 9th, 2016

"There is not a more intense, prolific, or apocalyptic writer of fiction in America than Brian Evenson."--George Saunders

"A contemporary gothic tale about the apocalyptic connection between religion and violence."--Publishers Weekly


Haints Stay Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781937512323
Availability: ON HAND in at least ONE of our stores. Click through or call for up-to-the-minute availability.
Published: Two Dollar Radio - June 2nd, 2015

Colin Winnette makes use of the Western genre to stunning effect. --Los Angeles Times

Brooke and Sugar are killers. Bird is the boy who mysteriously woke beside them while between towns. For miles, there is only desert and wilderness, and along the fringes, people.


9th Ave: Lucia Berlin Celebration

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

 

 

 

A Manual for Cleaning Women: Selected Stories Cover Image
By Lucia Berlin, Stephen Emerson (Editor), Lydia Davis (Foreword by)
Not available to order
ISBN: 9780374202392
Availability: Hard to Find. Not available to order.
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 18th, 2015

One of The New York Times Book Review's Ten Best Books of 2015

One of Jezebel's Favorite Books of 2016


9th Ave: Kate Tempest

This event will be held at our 9th Ave.

 

Poet, playwright, and hip-hop artist Kate Tempest will read from her debut novel, The Bricks That Built the Houses.

 

 

The Bricks that Built the Houses Cover Image
Not available to order
ISBN: 9781620409015
Availability: Stock uncertain--should fulfill within 10 days or so
Published: Bloomsbury USA - May 3rd, 2016

Becky, Harry, and Leon are leaving London in a fourth-hand Ford with a suitcase full of stolen money, in a mess of tangled loyalties and impulses. But can they truly leave the city that's in their bones?


Brand New Ancients: A Poem Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781632862075
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - March 10th, 2015

Yes, the gods are on the park bench, the gods are on the bus, / The gods are all here, the gods are in us. / The gods are timeless, fearless, fighting to be bold, / conviction is a heavy hand to hold, / grip it, winged sandals tearing up the pavement -- / you, me, everyone: Brand New Ancients.


Hold Your Own: Poems Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781632862051
Availability: NOT on our shelves now. Usually ships from warehouse in several days.
Published: Bloomsbury USA - March 10th, 2015

My heart throws its head against my ribs, / it's denting every bone it's venting something it has known since I arrived and felt it beat.


9th Ave: Esme Wang and Amy Berkowitz

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

 

 

Esme Weijun Wang will discuss her debut novel, The Border of Paradise.

 

About The Border of Paradise:

The Border of Paradise Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781939419699
Availability: ON HAND in at least ONE of our stores. Click through or call for up-to-the-minute availability.
Published: Unnamed Press - April 12th, 2016

A remarkable multigenerational novel, The Border of Paradise transports readers into the world of an iconoclastic midcentury family.


Tender Points Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781937421151
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Published: Timeless, Infinite Light - June 20th, 2015

Literary Nonfiction. Women's Studies. Disability Studies. TENDER POINTS is a narrative fractured by trauma.


9th Ave: Christopher Cerf and Henry Beard

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

 

 

Christopher Cerf and Henry Beard discuss their collaboration, Spinglish: The Definitive Dictionary of Deliberately Deceptive Language.

 

Spinglish: The Definitive Dictionary of Deliberately Deceptive Language Cover Image
Not available to order
ISBN: 9780399172397
Availability: Stock uncertain--should fulfill within 10 days or so
Published: Blue Rider Press - June 2nd, 2015

Spinglish—the devious dialect of English used by professional spin doctors—is all around us. And the fact is, until you’ve mastered it, politicians and corporations (not to mention your colleagues and friends) will continue putting things over on you, and generally getting the better of you, every minute of every day—without your even knowing it.


9th Ave: Sarah Schulman

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

 

 

Sarah Schulman reads from her new novel, The Cosmopolitans.

 

Praise for Sarah Schulman:

 

The Cosmopolitans Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781558619043
Availability: ON HAND in at least ONE of our stores. Click through or call for up-to-the-minute availability.
Published: Feminist Press - March 15th, 2016

A "captivating, perceptive, and empathic novel of New York" told with "panache and mischievous ebullience" (Booklist, starred review).


9th Ave: Daniel Torday and Janis Cooke Newman

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

 

 

 

The Last Flight of Poxl West: A Novel Cover Image
$17.60
ISBN: 9781250081605
Availability: NOT on our shelves now. Usually ships from warehouse in several days.
Published: Picador - March 1st, 2016

A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW EDITORS' CHOICE
NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER
WINNER OF THE 2015 NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK AWARD /JJ GREENBERG MEMORIAL AWARD
FINALIST FOR THE 2017 SAMI ROHR PRIZE
LONGLISTED FOR THE 2017 INTERNATIONAL DUBLIN LITERARY AWARD
FINALIST FOR THE 2015 WALLANT AWARD


A Master Plan for Rescue Cover Image
Not available to order
ISBN: 9781594633614
Availability: Stock uncertain--should fulfill within 10 days or so
Published: Riverhead Books - July 14th, 2015

Named a Best Book of 2015 by the San Francisco Chronicle
From the bestselling author of Mary: Mrs. A. Lincoln, a magical novel about the surprising acts we are capable of in the name of love.


9th Ave: Homero and Chloe Aridjis

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

 

 

The great Mexican poet and environmental activist Homero Aridjis in conversation with his translator (and daughter) Chloe Aridjis about his new memoir, The Child Poet (Archipelago Books).

The Child Poet Cover Image
By Homero Aridjis, Chloe Aridjis (Translated by)
Not available to order
ISBN: 9780914671404
Availability: Stock uncertain--should fulfill within 10 days or so
Published: Archipelago - February 23rd, 2016

Homero Aridjis has always said that he was born twice. The first time was to his mother in April 1940 and the second time was as a poet, in January 1951. His life was distinctly cleaved in two by an accident. Before that fateful Saturday he was carefree and confident, the youngest of five brothers growing up in the small Mexican village of Contepec, Michoacán.


Asunder Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780544003460
Availability: NOT on our shelves now. Usually ships from warehouse in several days.
Published: Mariner Books - September 17th, 2013

Marie's job as a guard at the National Gallery in London offers her the life she always wanted, one of invisibility and quiet contemplation. But amid the hushed corridors of the Gallery surge currents of history and violence, paintings whose power belies their own fragility.


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