Books on the Park

9th Ave: Richard Robbins

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

 

 

Richard Robbins discusses his new work, Overtaken by the Night: One Russian's Journey Through Peace, War, Revolution & Terror.

 

Overtaken by the Night: One Russian's Journey Through Peace, War, Revolution, and Terror (Pitt Russian East European) Cover Image
$39.95
ISBN: 9780822945161
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Published: University of Pittsburgh Press - November 13th, 2017

Vladimir Fedorovich Dzhunkovsky was a witness to Russia's unfolding tragedy--from Tsar Alexander II's Great Reforms, through world war, revolution, the rise of a new regime, and finally, his country's descent into terror under Stalin. But Dzhunkovsky was not just a passive observer--he was an active participant in his troubled and turbulent times, often struggling against the tide.


9th Ave: Bad Advice from Bad Women

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Bad Drawings By Bad Women Cover Image
$12.00
ISBN: 9780997044454
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Published: Consignment - January 8th, 2017

Prostitute Laundry Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780997044409
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Published: Consigmnet - January 1st, 2016

N.B. Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780997044416
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Published: Consigment - January 1st, 2016

The Golden Road: Notes on My Gentrification Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780143112976
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Published: Penguin Books - February 1st, 2008

The true story of a remarkable young woman's struggle to find a home in the world


The Problem with Pleasure: Modernism and Its Discontents Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780231152730
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Published: Columbia University Press - May 12th, 2015

Aldous Huxley decried "the horrors of modern 'pleasure, '" or the proliferation of mass produced, widely accessible entertainment that could degrade or dull the mind. He and his contemporaries, including James Joyce, T. S. Eliot, Gertrude Stein, D. H.


9th Ave: Willy Vlautin

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Willy Vlautin discusses his new novel, Don't Skip Out on Me.

 

Praise for Willy Vlautin

 

Don't Skip Out on Me Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9780062684455
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Published: Harper Perennial - February 13th, 2018

From Willy Vlautin, award-winning author of Lean on Pete and The Motel Life, comes a powerful exploration of identity and loneliness pulled from deep within America's soul.


The Motel Life (P.S.) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780061171116
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Published: Harper Perennial - April 24th, 2007

With "echoes of Of Mice and Men"(The Bookseller, UK), The Motel Life explores the frustrations and failed dreams of two Nevada brothers--on the run after a hit-and-run accident--who, forgotten by society, and short on luck and hope, desperately cling to the edge of modern life.


The Free Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780062276742
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Published: Harper Perennial - February 4th, 2014

Award-winning author of The Motel Life, Northline and Lean on Pete, Willy Vlautin demonstrates his extraordinary talent for confronting issues facing modern America, illuminated through the lives of three memorable characters who are looking for a way out of their financial, familial, and existential crises in The Free.


Lean on Pete (P.S.) Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9780061456534
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Published: Harper Perennial - April 13th, 2010

Willy Vlautin's award-winning novel Lean on Pete, a moving and compassionate story about a fifteen-year old-boy's unlikely connection to a failing racehorse as he struggles to find a place to call home--now a major motion picture from A24, the studio behind Moonlight and Lady Bird, starring Charlie Plummer, Chloe Sevigny, with Travis Fimmel and Steve Buscemi, and directed by Andrew Hai


9th Ave: State Bird Provisions Happy Hour

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State Bird Provisions: A Cookbook Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781607748441
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Published: Ten Speed Press - October 24th, 2017

The debut cookbook from one of the country's most celebrated and pioneering restaurants, Michelin-starred State Bird Provisions in San Francisco.


9th Ave: Jenny Sampson

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Skaters: Tintype Portraits of West Coast Skateboarders Cover Image
By Jenny Sampson (Photographer)
$45.00
ISBN: 9781942084419
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Published: Daylight Books - October 17th, 2017

The portraits in Skaters compel the subject, the photographer, and the viewer to slow down. These images, created with wet plate collodion, offer an honest glimpse into the skateboarders' core being: pensive, tough, playful, anxious, distracted, and innocent.


9th Ave: Madame Nielsen and Scott Esposito

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Madame Nielsen discusses their new novel, The Endless Summer with Scott Esposito. Sponsored by The Center for the Art of Translation.

The Endless Summer (Danish Women Writers) Cover Image
By Madame Nielsen, Gaye Kynoch (Translator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781940953694
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Published: Open Letter - February 13th, 2018

"The Endless Summer by Madame Nielsen is my literary discovery of the year." --Sjon


9th Ave: Charif Shanahan and Sam Sax

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Charif Shanahan and Sam Sax read from their latest poetry collections.

Into Each Room We Enter Without Knowing (Crab Orchard Series in Poetry) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780809335770
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Published: Southern Illinois University Press - January 20th, 2017

Finalist, Lambda Literary Prize in Gay Poetry


Madness (National Poetry) Cover Image
By Sam Sax
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143131700
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Published: Penguin Books - September 12th, 2017

An "astounding" (Terrance Hayes) debut collection of poems - Winner of the 2016 National Poetry Series Competition


9th Ave: Lemony Snicket and Lisa Brown

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Lemony Snicket and Lisa Brown discuss their latest collaboration, The Goldfish Ghost.

 

Goldfish Ghost Cover Image
By Lemony Snicket, Lisa Brown (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781626725072
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - May 2nd, 2017

Goldfish Ghost was born on the surface of the water in the bowl on a dresser in a boy's room. The boy's room was pleasant and familiar, but Goldfish Ghost wanted company, so he set out to find a friend.

He floats over the neighborhood, past the pier, and let the breeze carry him into town where he discovers that not many people pay attention to goldfish ghosts.


A Series of Unfortunate Events #1: The Bad Beginning Cover Image
By Lemony Snicket, Brett Helquist (Illustrator)
$13.99
ISBN: 9780064407663
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Published: HarperCollins - August 25th, 1999

NOW A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES

Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire are intelligent children. They are charming, and resourceful, and have pleasant facial features. Unfortunately, they are exceptionally unlucky.


The Dark Cover Image
By Lemony Snicket, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316187480
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 2nd, 2013

Laszlo is afraid of the dark.

The dark lives in the same house as Laszlo. Mostly, though, the dark stays in the basement and doesn't come into Lazslo's room. But one night, it does.

This is the story of how Laszlo stops being afraid of the dark.

With emotional insight and poetic economy, two award-winning talents team up to conquer a universal childhood fear.



By Lemony Snicket, Seth (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780316335478
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - June 17th, 2014

Before the Baudelaires became orphans, before he encountered A Series of Unfortunate Events, even before the invention of Netflix, Lemony Snicket was a boy discovering the mysteries of the world.


29 Myths on the Swinster Pharmacy Cover Image
By Lemony Snicket, Lisa Brown (Illustrator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781938073786
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Published: McSweeney's - February 11th, 2014

We are very curious about the Swinster Pharmacy. We stay up late every night wondering what sort of eerie secrets it contains. Why are there three Styrofoam heads in the windows? Who is the owner? Is it really closed on weekends?


The Airport Book Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781626720916
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - May 10th, 2016

Follow a family and the youngest member's favorite sock monkey through all the inner and outer workings of an airport.


9th Ave: Dominique Fabre

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The Waitress Was New Cover Image
By Dominique Fabre, Jordan Stump (Translator)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780977857692
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Published: Archipelago Books - January 21st, 2008

Pierre is a veteran bartender in a caf in the outskirts of Paris. He observes his customers as they come and go - the young man who drinks beer as he reads Primo Levi, the fellow who from time to time strips down and plunges into the nearby Seine, the few regulars who eat and drink there on credit - sizing them up with great accuracy and empathy.


Guys Like Me Cover Image
By Dominique Fabre, Howard Curtis (Translator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781939931153
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Published: New Vessel Press - February 24th, 2015

"Fabre's unexpectedly touching novel has a laugh of its own behind its low-key, smoothly translated narrative voice ... The city it evokes isn't the Paris of tourists but of local people."--The New York Times


9th Ave: Yasha Levine

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Yasha Levine discusses his new book Surveillance Valley: The Secret Military History of the Internet.

 

Surveillance Valley: The Secret Military History of the Internet Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781610398022
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Published: PublicAffairs - February 6th, 2018

The internet is the most effective weapon the government has ever built.
In this fascinating book, investigative reporter Yasha Levine uncovers the secret origins of the internet, tracing it back to a Pentagon counterinsurgency surveillance project.


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