Books on the Park

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
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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), Alexandra Teague (Editor), Dean Rader (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


9th Ave: Rebecca Kauffman

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Rebecca Kauffman discusses her new novel, The Gunners.

 

Praise for The Gunners

The Gunners Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781619029897
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - March 20th, 2018

"Kauffman has done something remarkable with The Gunners . . . She's made spending time with her characters] not just tolerable but delightful. And she's achieved this not by manufacturing likability, but by so convincingly rendering the affection between them that you accept each character's foibles as readily as they do one another's . . .


Another Place You've Never Been Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781640090071
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - September 12th, 2017

Long-listed for the 2016 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize

"A wonderful debut . . . Undeniably moving and emotionally true." --Publishers Weekly (starred and boxed review)


9th Ave: Joanna Scutts

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Joanna Scutts discusses her new book, The Extra Woman: How Marjorie Hills Led a Generation of Women to Live Alone and Like It.

 

The Extra Woman: How Marjorie Hillis Led a Generation of Women to Live Alone and Like It Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781631492730
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Published: Liveright Publishing Corporation - November 14th, 2017

You've met the extra woman: she's sophisticated, she lives comfortably alone, she pursues her passions unabashedly, and--contrary to society's suspicions--she really is happy. Despite multiple waves of feminist revolution, today's single woman is still mired in judgment or, worse, pity. But for a brief, exclamatory period in the late 1930s, she was all the rage.


9th Ave: Veronica Gerber Bicecci and Christina MacSweeney

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Empty Set Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781566894944
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Published: Coffee House Press - February 6th, 2018

"Ver nica Gerber writes with a luminous intimacy; her novel is clever, vibrant, moving, profoundly original. Reading it made me feel as if the world had been rebuilt." --Francisco Goldman


9th Ave: Dave Eggers and Mokhtar Alkhanshali

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The Monk of Mokha Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9781101947319
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Published: Knopf - January 30th, 2018

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“A gripping, triumphant adventure” (Los Angeles Times) from bestselling author Dave Eggers, the incredible true story of a young Yemeni American man, raised in San Francisco, who dreams of resurrecting the ancient art of Yemeni coffee but finds himself trapped in Sana’a by civil war.


The Circle Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780345807298
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Published: Vintage - April 22nd, 2014

Now a Major Motion Picture starring Emma Watson and Tom Hanks. A bestselling dystopian novel that tackles surveillance, privacy and the frightening intrusions of technology in our lives.


Heroes of the Frontier Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781101974636
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Published: Vintage - June 27th, 2017

“A picaresque adventure and spiritual coming-of-age tale — On the Road crossed with Henderson the Rain King… Deeply affecting.” —Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times 

Longlisted for an Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction 


A Hologram for the King: A Novel Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780307947512
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Published: Vintage - June 4th, 2013

A Hologram for the King takes us around the world to show how one man fights to hold himself and his splintering family together in the face of the global economy’s gale-force winds.


What Is the What Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780307385901
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Published: Vintage - October 9th, 2007

New York Times Notable Book
New York Times Bestseller


9th Ave: Denis Johnson Celebration

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The Largesse of the Sea Maiden: Stories Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780812988635
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Published: Random House - January 16th, 2018

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • Twenty-five years after Jesus’ Son, a haunting new collection of short stories on mortality and transcendence, from National Book Award winner and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Denis Johnson

“Ranks with the best fiction published by any American writer during this short century.”—New York


Jesus' Son: Stories Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780312428747
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Published: Picador - February 17th, 2009

Jesus' Son is a visionary chronicle of dreamers, addicts, and lost souls. These stories tell of spiraling grief and transcendence, of rock bottom and redemption, of getting lost and found and lost again. The raw beauty and careening energy of Denis Johnson's prose has earned this book a place among the classics of twentieth-century American literature.


Train Dreams: A Novella Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781250007650
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Published: Picador - May 22nd, 2012

A New York Times Notable Book
An Esquire Best Book of 2011
A New Yorker Favorite Book of 2011
A Los Angeles Times Favorite Book of 2011


Tree of Smoke: A Novel Cover Image
$23.00
ISBN: 9780312427740
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Published: Picador - September 2nd, 2008

Tree of Smoke is the 2007 National Book Award Winner for Fiction.

One of the New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year


The Laughing Monsters: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781250074911
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Published: Picador - October 13th, 2015

A post-9/11 literary spy thriller from the National Book Award-winning author of Tree of Smoke


Fiskadoro Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780060976095
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Published: Harper Perennial - May 30th, 2000

Hailed by the New York Times as "wildly ambitious" and "the sort of book that a young Herman Melville might have written had he lived today and studied such disparate works as the Bible, 'The Wasteland,' Fahrenheit 451, and Dog Soldiers, screened Star Wars and Apocalypse Now several times, dropped a lot of acid and listened to hours of Jimi Hendrix and


Seek: Reports from the Edges of America & Beyond Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780060930479
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Published: Harper Perennial - March 19th, 2002

Part political disquisition, part travel journal, part self-exploration, Seek is a collection of essays and articles in which Denis Johnson essentially takes on the world. And not an obliging, easygoing world either; but rather one in which horror and beauty exist in such proximity that they might well be interchangeable.


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.


Double Portrait Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780393354010
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 8th, 2017

Each poem in Brittany Perham's prize-winning collection links two portraits: lover and beloved, child and parent, citizen and country, spirit and body, living and dead. Each speaker investigates what it means to be in relationship to another: what does it mean to see and be seen, to reflect and be reflected, to address and be addressed?


9th Ave: Myriam Gurba

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Myriam Gurba discusses her new memoir, Mean.

 

Praise for Mean

 

Mean Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781566894913
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Published: Coffee House Press - November 7th, 2017

True crime, memoir, and ghost story, Mean is the bold and hilarious tale of Myriam Gurba's coming of age as a queer, mixed-race Chicana. Blending radical formal fluidity and caustic humor, Gurba takes on sexual violence, small towns, and race, turning what might be tragic into piercing, revealing comedy.


Painting Their Portraits in Winter: Stories Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781933149905
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Published: Manic D Press - May 19th, 2015

In this artfully crafted collection of new short stories by award-winning author Myriam Gurba, nothing is as it seems on the surface. A Mexican grandmother tells creepy yet fascinating ghost stories to her granddaughters as a way to make them sit still ("How Some Abuelitas Keep Their Chicana Granddaughters Still So That They Can Paint Their Portraits in Winter").


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