Books on the Park

9th Ave: Poe Ballantine

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Poe Ballantine discusses his new novel, Whirlaway.

 

Praise for Poe Ballantine

 

Whirlaway Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780997068399
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Published: Hawthorne Books - April 1st, 2018

Eddie Plum, who insists he's been unjustifiably committed to a California psychiatric hospital, manages to finally escape after fourteen years of incarceration to start his life anew.


Love & Terror on the Howling Plains of Nowhere Cover Image
By Poe Ballantine, Cheryl Strayed (Introduction by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9780983477549
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Published: Hawthorne Books - September 3rd, 2013

Fans of Truman Capote's In Cold Blood and John Berendt's Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil will embrace Poe Ballantine's Love and Terror on the Howling Plains of Nowhere.


God Clobbers Us All Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780971691544
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Published: Hawthorne Books - May 1st, 2004

Set against the decaying halls of a San Diego rest home in the 1970s, God Clobbers Us All is the shimmering, hysterical, and melancholy account of eighteen-year-old surfer-boy orderly, Edgar Donahoe, and his struggles with romance, death, friendship, and an ill-advised affair with the wife of a maladjusted war veteran.


9th Ave: Signs of Resistance

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Bonnie Siegler discusses her new book, Signs of Resistance: A Visual History of Protest in America with Roman Mars.

 

Signs of Resistance: A Visual History of Protest in America Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781579658663
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Published: Artisan Publishers - February 20th, 2018

"Clever images of dissent are not a recent phenomenon in the United States. . . . Signs of Resistance is] visually fascinating. . . . and] there is bigly wit here, too."
--The Washington Post


9th Ave: Aline Kominsky-Crumb and Hillary Chute

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Legendary cartoonist Aline Kominsky-Crumb discusses Love That Bunch with Hillary Chute.

 

Love That Bunch Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781770463059
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Published: Drawn & Quarterly - May 1st, 2018

Why Comics?: From Underground to Everywhere Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9780062476807
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Published: Harper - December 5th, 2017

The massive impact that comics have had on our culture becomes more and more clear every day, from the critically acclaimed musical Fun Home, based on Alison Bechdel’s groundbreaking comic, to the dozens of superhero films hitting cinemas every year. What is it that makes comics so special? What can this unique art form do that others can’t?


9th Ave: Rachel Kushner

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Rachel Kushner discusses her new novel, The Mars Room.

 

Prasie for Rachel Kushner

The Mars Room: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781476756554
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Published: Scribner - May 1st, 2018

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“Gritty, empathetic, finely rendered, no sugary toppings, and a lot of punches, none of them pulled.” —Margaret Atwood via Twitter

“A page turner… one of those books that enrage you even as they break your heart.” —The New York Times Book Review (cover review)

“B


The Flamethrowers Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781439142011
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Published: Scribner Book Company - January 14th, 2014

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST * NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW * New York magazine's #1 Book of the Year * Best Book of 2013 by: The Wall Street Journal; Vogue; O, The Oprah Magazine; Los Angeles Times; The San Francisco Chronicle; The New Yorker; Time; Flavorwire; Salon; Slate; Th


The Strange Case of Rachel K Cover Image
$10.95
ISBN: 9780811225533
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Published: New Directions Publishing Corporation - September 6th, 2016

Telex from Cuba Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781416561040
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Published: Scribner Book Company - June 2nd, 2009

Finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction

The debut novel by New York Times bestselling author Rachel Kushner, called "shimmering" (The New Yorker), "multilayered and absorbing" (The New York Times Book Review), and "gorgeously written" (Kirkus Reviews).


9th Ave: Roman Muradov

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Roman Muradov discusses his new book, On Doing Nothing: Finding Inspiration in Idleness.

 

Praise for On Doing Nothing

On Doing Nothing: Finding Inspiration in Idleness Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781452164267
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Published: Chronicle Books - April 3rd, 2018

In an age of obsessive productivity and stress, this illustrated ode to idleness invites readers to explore the pleasures and possibilities of slowing down. Beloved author and illustrator Roman Muradov weaves together the words and stories of artists, writers, philosophers, and eccentrics who have pursued inspiration by doing less.


(in a Sense) Lost and Found Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781907704956
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Published: Nobrow - September 16th, 2014

The first graphic novel by rising star Roman Muradov explores the theme of innocence by treating it as a tangible object--something that can be used, lost, mistreated. Roman Muradov's crisp delicate style conjures a world of strange bookstores and absurd conspiracies.



Jacob Bladders and the State of the Art Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781941250105
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Published: Uncivilized Books - December 13th, 2016

Jacob Bladders: illustrator, braggart, and victim of assault by thugs sent by the mysterious Charlie. Part satire of commercial art, part noirish detective story, part puzzle to be solved or left in pieces. Roman Muradov's latest is an ink-smeared Blakean vision of 1940s New York where Twitter exists as a network of pneumatic tubes, but artwork is still delivered by hand.


9th Ave: Meaghan O'Connell and Lydia Kiesling

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Meaghan O'Connell discusses her new memoir, And Now We Have Everything: On Motherhood Before I was Ready with Lydia Kiesling.

 

And Now We Have Everything: On Motherhood Before I Was Ready Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780316393843
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Published: Little Brown and Company - April 10th, 2018

One of the most anticipated books of 2018 -- Esquire, Elle, Nylon, Huffington Post, The Boston Globe, The Rumpus, GoodReads, The Millions, BookRiot, Bustle, The Week.
"Smart, funny, and true in all the best ways, this book made me ache with recognition." -- Cheryl Strayed


9th Ave: Harry Mathews Tribute

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The Solitary Twin Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780811227544
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Published: New Directions Publishing Corporation - March 27th, 2018

John and Paul were also visitors to the town. They were twins, as identical as can be. They wore the same clothes, chino trousers and open-neck sweaters, in John's case adorned with a faded maroon neckerchief.


My Life in CIA: A Chronicle of 1973 Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781564783929
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Published: Dalkey Archive Press - January 20th, 2015

In the early 1970s, Harry Mathews, then living in France, was commonly reputed to be a CIA agent--and so he decided to act the part. Part spellbinding thriller, part gag, this memoir documents Mathews's experiences as a would-be spy during the coup in Chile, Watergate, and the close of the Vietnam War, when various foreign agencies decided he would have to be liquidated....


Journalist (American Literature (Dalkey Archive)) Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781564781659
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Published: Dalkey Archive Press - October 1st, 1997

As an aid to recovering from a nervous breakdown, the narrator of?"The Journalist"?begins to keep daily records of almost everything that goes on in his life, from how much he has spent on books and movies to what he eats.


9th Ave: Will Boast and Molly Antopol

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Will Boast discusses his new novel, Daphne with Molly Antopol.

 

Praise for Daphne

 

Daphne Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781631493034
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Published: Liveright Publishing Corporation - February 6th, 2018

Elegantly written and profoundly moving, this spellbinding debut affirms Boast's reputation as a "new young American voice for the ages" (Tom Franklin). Born with a rare (and real) condition in which she suffers degrees of paralysis when faced with intense emotion, Daphne has few close friends and even fewer lovers. Like her mythic namesake, even one touch can freeze her.


Epilogue Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781631490439
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Published: Liveright Publishing Corporation - May 18th, 2015

For Will Boast, what looked like the end turned out to be a new beginning. After losing his mother and only brother, twenty-four-year-old Boast finds himself absolutely alone when his father dies of alcoholism.


The Unamericans: Stories Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780393349962
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 6th, 2014

An absentee father, a former dissident from communist-era Prague, needles his adult daughter for details about her newly commissioned play when he fears it will cast him in an unflattering light. An actor, imprisoned during the Red Scare for playing up his communist leanings to get a part with a leftist film director, is shamed by his act when he reunites with his precocious young son.


9th Ave: Richard Powers

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Richard Powers discusses his new novel, The Overstory.

 

Praise for Richard Powers

 

The Overstory Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780393635522
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 3rd, 2018

An Air Force loadmaster in the Vietnam War is shot out of the sky, then saved by falling into a banyan. An artist inherits a hundred years of photographic portraits, all of the same doomed American chestnut. A hard-partying undergraduate in the late 1980s electrocutes herself, dies, and is sent back into life by creatures of air and light.


Orfeo Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393349849
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 2nd, 2014

A Chicago Tribune 'Best Books of 2014'


9th Ave: Dean Rader and Dana Levin

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Banana Palace Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781556595059
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - October 11th, 2016

"Images that are satisfyingly clear . . . and excitingly inexplicable." --Robert Pinsky, Washington Post

"Intimate and hypnotic . . . whether turning her gaze inward or outward, these poems question the moral, aesthetic, and metaphysical needs that poetry exists to fill." --Ploughshares


Wedding Day Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9781556592195
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - May 1st, 2005

From "Ars Poetica"

"Six monarch butterfly cocoons
clinging to the back of your throat--
you could feel their gold wings trembling. . ."


Sky Burial Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781556593321
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - March 15th, 2011

"Readers will find that this work carries the pulse of their darkest sorrows, in the breath of their humanity. Highly recommended."--Library Journal

"Intimate and hypnotic."--Ploughshares

"Levin has the skilled ear, magnificent tongue, and fierce mind of the truly prophetic."--Rain Taxi


Self-Portrait as Wikipedia Entry Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781556595080
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - February 21st, 2017

"By writing honestly about the difficulties of self-representation, Rader represents himself as a writer who cares deeply about his audience and his craft." --ZYZZYVA

"Rader's poetry asks how to be an artist in a nation founded on and still struggling with the demand for representation and what poetry as a medium means in an era of representational sprawl." --Jacket


Suture Cover Image
$21.53
ISBN: 9781625579737
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Published: Black Lawrence Press - June 20th, 2017

Poetry. "The endurance of the sonnet sequence over the centuries is in no small measure due to a paradox: it is a form that revels both in its fluidity and in its structural exactitude. The sonnet sequence is also apt to engage us because it is typically an expression of solitary yearning, just like the blues. Petrarch longs for his unattainable Laura; Son House laments his dead beloved.


Bullets Into Bells: Poets & Citizens Respond to Gun Violence Cover Image
By Gabrielle Giffords (Foreword by), Colum McCann (Introduction by), Brian Clements (Editor)
$15.00
ISBN: 9780807025581
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Published: Beacon Press - December 5th, 2017

A powerful call to end American gun violence from celebrated poets and those most impacted


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