Books on the Park

9th Ave: Squid Dissection with Danna Staaf

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In celebration of her new book Squid Empire: The Rise and Fall of the Cephalopods, Danna Staaf joins us for a discussion on cephalopods and an in-person squid dissection!

Squid Empire: The Rise and Fall of the Cephalopods Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781611689235
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Published: Foreedge - October 3rd, 2017

Before there were mammals on land, there were dinosaurs. And before there were fish in the sea, there were cephalopods--the ancestors of modern squid and Earth's first truly substantial animals. Cephalopods became the first creatures to rise from the seafloor, essentially inventing the act of swimming.


9th Ave: Leslie Jamison and Anna Wiener

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Leslie Jamison discusses her new book, The Recovering: Intoxication And Its Aftermath with Anna Wiener.

 

The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780316259613
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Published: Little Brown and Company - April 3rd, 2018

"Riveting . . . Beautifully told." --Boston Globe
"An honest and important book . . . Vivid writing and required reading." --Stephen King
"Perceptive and generous-hearted . . . Uncompromising . . . Jamison is a writer of exacting grace." --Washington Post


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The Empathy Exams: Essays Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555976712
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Published: Graywolf Press - April 1st, 2014

From personal loss to phantom diseases, The Empathy Exams is a bold and brilliant collection, winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize

A Publishers Weekly Top Ten Essay Collection of Spring 2014


The Gin Closet Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781439153239
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Published: Free Press - May 3rd, 2011

From the author of the New York Times bestselling essay collection The Empathy Exams and the memoir The Recovering, Leslie Jamison's "exquisitely beautiful" (San Francisco Chronicle) novel about three generations of women and the inescapable brutality of love.


9th Ave: Francisco Cantú and R.O. Kwon

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Francisco Cantú discusses his new book, The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border with R.O. Kwon.

 

The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780735217713
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 6th, 2018

The instant New York Times bestseller, "A must-read for anyone who thinks 'build a wall' is the answer to anything." --Esquire


9th Ave: Cheston Knapp and Matthew Zapruder

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Cheston Knapp discusses his new essay collection, Up Up, Down Down with Matthew Zapruder.

 

Praise for Up Up, Down Down

Up Up, Down Down: Essays Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781501161025
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Published: Scribner Book Company - February 6th, 2018

For fans of John Jeremiah Sullivan and Wells Tower, a "glittering," (Leslie Jamison), "always smart, often hilarious, and ultimately transcendent" (Anthony Doerr) linked essay collection from the managing editor of Tin House that brilliantly explores the nature of identity.


Why Poetry Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780062343079
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Published: Ecco - August 15th, 2017

An impassioned call for a return to reading poetry and an incisive argument for poetry’s accessibility to all readers, by critically acclaimed poet Matthew Zapruder


9th Ave: Diana Khoi Nguyen

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 Diana Khoi Nguyen reads from her new poetry collection, Ghost Of. Also featuring readings by Jane Wong, Ingrid Rojas Contreras, Bin Ramke and Diana Arterian.

 

Ghost of (Omnidawn Open) Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781632430526
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Published: Omnidawn - February 1st, 2018

Ghost Of is a mourning song, not an exorcism or un-haunting of that which haunts, but attuned attention, unidirectional reaching across time, space, and distance to reach loved ones, ancestors, and strangers.


Overpour Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780900575914
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Published: Action Books - October 15th, 2016

Poetry. Asian American Studies. "Jane Wong's powerful first book OVERPOUR weaves together seemingly disparate topics such as war and child's play, language and exile, debt, animals and nature. By doing so, Wong creates a space between for the reader to enter. At the same time, by creating this space, she makes a space for possibility.


Light Wind Light Light Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781632430533
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Published: Omnidawn - March 1st, 2018

LIGHT WIND LIGHT LIGHT engages a childhood among rivers, takes steps into the river-like world at large, and then turns to (hopes for) metamorphosis. Transitions are marked with primitive signs, such as the visual dimensions of number--a concern that keeps arising as the poems ask how abstractions differ from matter.


Playing Monster: : Seiche Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780999004906
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Published: 1913 Press - October 20th, 2017

Poetry. Women's Studies. PLAYING MONSTER:: SEICHE is a book-length poem that incessantly dodges between two narratives: the speaker's childhood experiences with an abusive father and, as an adult, increasingly aggressive acts made toward her mother by strange men. It is a piece of noir poetics. It is also memoir and documentary.


Fruit of the Drunken Tree Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780385542722
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Published: Doubleday Books - July 31st, 2018

"When women of color write history, we see the world as we have never seen it before. In Fruit of the Drunken Tree, Ingrid Rojas Contreras honors the lives of girls who witness war. Brava I was swept up by this story."
--SANDRA CISNEROS, author of THE HOUSE ON MANGO STREET


9th Ave: Rachel Levin Book Release

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Rachel Levin celebrates the release of her new book Look Big: And Other Tips for Surviving Animal Encounters of All Kinds.

 

About Look Big

 

Look Big: And Other Tips for Surviving Animal Encounters of All Kinds Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780399580376
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Published: Ten Speed Press - April 10th, 2018

A humorous and helpful illustrated field guide to avoiding interactions--both dangerous and annoying--with 50 wild animals, including survival techniques, wildlife etiquette, and other essential advice.


9th Ave: Linor Goralik

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Linor Goralik discusses her new book, Found Life: Poems, Stories, Comics, a Play, and an Interview a part of Columbia's Russian Library series.

 

Found Life: Poems, Stories, Comics, a Play, and an Interview (Russian Library) Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780231183512
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Published: Columbia University Press - November 28th, 2017

One of the first Russian writers to make a name for herself on the Internet, Linor Goralik writes conversational short works that conjure the absurd in all its forms, reflecting post-Soviet life and daily universals.


9th Ave: Richard Robbins

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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

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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: A Novel 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: A Novel 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: A Novel 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: A Novel 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, Chloë Sevigny, with Travis Fimmel and Steve Busc


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