Books on the Park

9th Ave: John Keene

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

 

 

Sponsored by The Poetry Center at SF State.

 

John Keene will read from his collection of stories, Counternarratives

Counternarratives Cover Image
Not available to order
ISBN: 9780811224345
Availability: Stock uncertain--should fulfill within 10 days or so
Published: New Directions - May 21st, 2015

Conjuring slavery and witchcraft, and with bewitching powers all its own, Counternarratives continually spins history—and storytelling—on its head


Annotations Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9780811213042
Availability: ON HAND in at least ONE of our stores. Click through or call for up-to-the-minute availability.
Published: New Directions - October 17th, 1995

"Genius—brilliant, polished and of considerable depth." —Ishmael Reed


9th Ave: Kristin Hersh in conversation with Anisse Gross

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

 

 

 

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Don't Suck, Don't Die: Giving Up Vic Chesnutt (American Music) Cover Image
By Kristin Hersh, Amanda Petrusich (Foreword by)
Not available to order
ISBN: 9780292759473
Availability: Out of Print. Not available to order.
Published: University of Texas Press - October 1st, 2015

"Friend, asshole, angel, mutant," singer-songwriter Vic Chesnutt "came along and made us gross and broken people seem . . . I dunno, cooler, I guess." A quadriplegic who could play only simple chords on his guitar, Chesnutt recorded seventeen critically acclaimed albums before his death in 2009, including About to Choke, North Star Deserter, and At the Cut.


Rat Girl: A Memoir Cover Image
Not available to order
ISBN: 9780143117391
Availability: Backordered--delivery time uncertain
Published: Penguin Books - August 31st, 2010

The founder of a cult rock band shares her outrageous tale of growing up much faster than planned.


9th Ave: Steve Toltz in conversation with Antonia Hayes

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

 

 

Quicksand Cover Image
Not available to order
ISBN: 9781476797823
Availability: Hard to Find. Not available to order.
Published: Simon & Schuster - September 15th, 2015

A daring, brilliant new novel from Man Booker Prize finalist Steve Toltz, for fans of Dave Eggers, Martin Amis, and David Foster Wallace: a fearlessly funny, outrageously inventive dark comedy about two lifelong friends.

Liam is a struggling writer and a failing cop. Aldo, his best friend and muse, is a haplessly criminal entrepreneur with an uncanny knack for disaster.


A Fraction of the Whole: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780385521734
Availability: NOT on our shelves now. Usually ships from warehouse in several days.
Published: Random House - September 23rd, 2008

Meet the Deans

“The fact is, the whole of Australia despises my father more than any other man, just as they adore my uncle more than any other man. I might as well set the story straight about both of them . . .”

Heroes or Criminals?
Crackpots or Visionaries?
Families or Enemies?


9th Ave: Booker Prize winner Marlon James & Marie Mockett

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

 

 

 

A Brief History of Seven Killings: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781594633942
Availability: ON HAND in at least ONE of our stores. Click through or call for up-to-the-minute availability.
Published: Riverhead Books - September 8th, 2015

Winner of the Man Booker Prize

One of Entertainment Weekly's Top 10 Books of the Decade

One of the Top 10 Books of 2014 – Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times


Where the Dead Pause, and the Japanese Say Goodbye: A Journey Cover Image
Not available to order
ISBN: 9780393063011
Availability: Out of Print. Not available to order.
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 19th, 2015

How does one cope with overwhelming grief?


9th Ave: Will Chancellor

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

 

 

 

A Brave Man Seven Storeys Tall: A Novel Cover Image
Not available to order
ISBN: 9780062280022
Availability: Stock uncertain--should fulfill within 10 days or so
Published: Harper Perennial - July 7th, 2015

A beautiful and compulsively readable literary debut that introduces Owen Burr—an Olympian whose dreams of greatness are dashed and then transformed by an epic journey—and his father, Professor Joseph Burr, who must travel the world to find his son.  After his athletic career ends abruptly, Owen flees the country to become an artist.


All This Life Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781593766030
Availability: NOT on our shelves now. Usually ships from warehouse in several days.
Published: Soft Skull Press - July 14th, 2015

Morning rush hour on the Golden Gate Bridge. Amidst the river of metal and glass a shocking event occurs, leaving those who witnessed it desperately looking for answers, most notably one man and his son Jake, who captured the event and uploaded it to the internet for all the world to experience.


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