Books on the Park

9th Ave: Helen Oyeyemi

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

 

 

 

What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours Cover Image
Not available to order
ISBN: 9781594634635
Availability: Hard to Find. Not available to order.
Published: Riverhead Books - March 8th, 2016

Winner of the PEN Open Book Award
An NPR Best Book of 2016

A Washington Post Notable Fiction Pick
A PBS NewsHour Best Book of 2016
A Slate Best Book of the Year
One of Esquire Magazine’s Best Books of 2016
One of Oprah.com’s 10 Favorite Books of 2016


Boy, Snow, Bird: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781594633409
Availability: ON HAND in at least ONE of our stores. Click through or call for up-to-the-minute availability.
Published: Riverhead Books - March 3rd, 2015

As seen on the cover of the New York Times Book Review, where it was described as “gloriously unsettling… evoking Toni Morrison, Haruki Murakami, Angela Carter, Edgar Allan Poe, Gabriel García Márquez, Chris Abani and even Emily Dickinson,” and already one of the year’s most widely acclaimed novels:


White is for Witching Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781594633072
Availability: NOT on our shelves now. Usually ships from warehouse in several days.
Published: Riverhead Books - February 4th, 2014

Winner of the Somerset Maugham Award
One of Granta’s Best Young British Novelists
From the acclaimed author of What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours and Gingerbread
 


Mr. Fox Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781594486180
Availability: ON HAND in at least ONE of our stores. Click through or call for up-to-the-minute availability.
Published: Riverhead Books - November 6th, 2012

Winner of the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for Fiction
One of Granta’s Best Young British Novelists


From the prizewinning young writer oWhat Is Not Yours Is Not Yours and 2019's Gingerbread, a brilliant and inventive story of love, lies, and inspiration.


9th Ave: Lori Ostlund

This event will take place at our 9th avenue location.

 

The Bigness of the World: Stories Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781501117879
Availability: NOT on our shelves now. Usually ships from warehouse in several days.
Published: Scribner - February 16th, 2016

Winner of the Flannery O’Connor Prize, the Edmund White Award, and the California Book Award, Lori Ostlund’s “heartbreaking and wonderful” (Pulitzer Prize–winning author Richard Russo) debut collection of stories about men and women confronting the unmapped and unexpected.

In Lori Ostlund’s award-winning debut collection, people seeking escape from situat


After the Parade: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781476790107
Availability: Stock uncertain--should fulfill within 10 days or so
Published: Scribner - September 22nd, 2015

From Flannery O’Connor and Rona Jaffe Award winner Lori Ostlund, a deeply moving and beautiful debut novel about a man who leaves his longtime partner in New Mexico for a new life in San Francisco, launching him on a tragicomic road trip and into the mysteries of his own Midwestern childhood.

Sensitive, big-hearted, and achingly self-conscious, forty-year-old Aaron Englund long ago es


9th Ave: A. Igoni Barrett

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A. Igoni Barrett will read from his hilarious novel, Blackass (Graywolf Press).

 

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Blackass: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555977337
Availability: ON HAND in at least ONE of our stores. Click through or call for up-to-the-minute availability.
Published: Graywolf Press - March 1st, 2016

Furo Wariboko, a young Nigerian, awakes the morning before a job interview to find that he's been transformed into a white man. In this condition he plunges into the bustle of Lagos to make his fortune. With his red hair, green eyes, and pale skin, it seems he's been completely changed. Well, almost. There is the matter of his family, his accent, his name. Oh, and his black ass.


Love Is Power, or Something Like That: Stories Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781555976408
Availability: Stock uncertain--should fulfill within 10 days or so
Published: Graywolf Press - May 7th, 2013

Vivid, powerful stories of contemporary Nigeria, from a talented young author


9th Ave: Danielle Dutton and Stephen Sparks

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

 

 

Danielle Dutton, founder of Dorothy, a publishing project, will discuss Margaret the First with Green Apple's book buyer, Stephen Sparks.

 

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Margaret the First Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781936787357
Availability: NOT on our shelves now. Usually ships from warehouse in several days.
Published: Catapult - March 15th, 2016

A Lit Hub Best Book of 2016 - One of Electric Literature's Best Novels of 2016 - An Entropy Best Book of 2016

"The duchess herself would be delighted at her resurrection in Margaret the First...Dutton expertly captures the pathos of a woman whose happiness is furrowed with the anxiety of underacknowledgment." --Katharine Grant, The New York Times Book Review


Sprawl Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780979956232
Availability: Out of Print. Not available to order.
Published: Siglio Press - August 23rd, 2010

Inspired by a series of domestic still lifes by photographer Laura Letinsky, Danielle Dutton's absurdly comic and decidedly digressive novel Sprawl chronicles the mercurial inner life of one suburban woman (the dissolving marriage, the crumbs on the countertop, the drunken neighbor careening into the pool, the dead dog on the side of the road), constructing surprising taxonomies that rearra


9th Ave: Alexander Chee and Peter Orner

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

 

 

Alexander Chee talks with Peter Orner about his long-awaited and highly anticipated novel, The Queen of the Night.

 

 

The Queen of the Night Cover Image
Not available to order
ISBN: 9780618663026
Availability: Hard to Find. Not available to order.
Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - February 2nd, 2016


“This book is a glorious performance . . .


9th Ave: Center for the Art of Translation presents Alvaro Enrigue

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

 

 

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Sudden Death: A Novel Cover Image
By ÁLvaro Enrigue, Natasha Wimmer (Translated by)
Not available to order
ISBN: 9781594633461
Availability: Stock uncertain--should fulfill within 10 days or so
Published: Riverhead Books - February 9th, 2016

"Splendid" —New York Times
"Mind-bending." —Wall Street Journal
"Brilliantly original. The best new novel I've read this year." —Salman Rushdie


Hypothermia Cover Image
By Alvaro Enrigue, Brendan Riley (Translator)
Not available to order
ISBN: 9781564788733
Availability: Stock uncertain--should fulfill within 10 days or so
Published: Dalkey Archive Press - May 2nd, 2013

A collection of linked stories, "micro-novels," and vignettes spanning two centuries and multiple continents.


9th Ave: Jim Krusoe & Natalie Baszile

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

 

 

Jim Krusoe discusses his latest novel, The Sleep Garden, with Natalie Baszile.

 

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The Sleep Garden Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781941040188
Availability: Stock uncertain--should fulfill within 10 days or so
Published: Tin House Books - January 27th, 2016

The Sleep Garden explores and pushes the boundaries between fact and imagination, real and surreal, and life and the afterlife.


Queen Sugar: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143126232
Availability: ON HAND in at least ONE of our stores. Click through or call for up-to-the-minute availability.
Published: Penguin Books - January 27th, 2015

The inspiration for the acclaimed OWN TV series produced by Oprah Winfrey and Ava DuVernay

"Queen Sugar is a page-turning, heart-breaking novel of the new south, where the past is never truly past, but the future is a hot, bright promise. This is a story of family and the healing power of our connections—to each other, and to the rich land beneath our feet."


9th Ave: Greg Jobin-Leeds

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

 

 

Greg Jobin-Leeds and contributing artists will discuss When We Fight We Win!, a book of stories, philosophies, tactics, and art of today’s leading social change movements.

 

When We Fight, We Win: Twenty-First-Century Social Movements and the Activists That Are Transforming Our World Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781620970935
Availability: NOT on our shelves now. Usually ships from warehouse in several days.
Published: New Press - January 5th, 2016

Same-sex marriage, #BlackLivesMatter, the DREAM Act, the People's Climate March, End the New Jim Crow, Occupy Wall Street, the fight for a $15 minimum wage--these are just a few of the remarkable movements that have blossomed in the past decade, a most fertile and productive era of activism.


9th Ave: Bette Adriaanse and Daniel Levin Becker

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

 

 

Dutch writer Bette Adriaanse will discuss her English language debut, Rus Like Everyone Else (Unnamed Press), with Daniel Levin Becker.

 

Rus Like Everyone Else Cover Image
By Bette Adriaanse (Artist)
$16.00
ISBN: 9781939419538
Availability: NOT on our shelves now. Usually ships from warehouse in several days.
Published: Unnamed Press - December 15th, 2015

Rus is a creature of habit. His mother left him an apartment and a debit card, from which he withdraws money everyday to purchase a drink at Starbucks. Until Rus is told by a government agency that his apartment is illegal and that he owes taxes. Lots of taxes. Rus panics and his cash is stolen by a smooth talking Russian submarine captain.


9th Ave: Diane Cook and Anisse Gross

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

 

 

Diane Cook will discuss Man V. Nature, her debut story collection, with Anisse Gross.

 

Man V. Nature: Stories Cover Image
$17.59
ISBN: 9780062333117
Availability: NOT on our shelves now. Usually ships from warehouse in several days.
Published: Harper Perennial - October 6th, 2015

“Astonishing. . . . The stories are surreal, with the sharpest edge and in one way or another, each story reveals something raw and powerful about being human in a world where so little is in our control.” — Roxane Gay 


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