"Oh how I love this book. I finished Edie Richter Is Not Alone in one sitting, then reread it immediately. Hilariously heartbreakingly honest on every page, Rebecca Handler's novel is that rare thing: a perfect book." --Andrew Sean Greer, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Less
Join us on Friday, November 13 at 7pm PST when Patrick Earl Ryan discusses his award-winning debut collection, If We Were Electric, with Martin Pousson on Zoom!
If We Were Electric's twelve stories celebrate New Orleans in all of its beautiful peculiarities: macabre and magical, muddy and exquisite, sensual and spiritual. The stunning debut collection finds its characters in moments of desire and despair, often stuck on the verge of a great metamorphosis, but burdened by some unreasonable love.
Winner of the 2017 PEN Center USA Award for Fiction
Join us on Wednesday, November 18 at 5pm PST for a special Night of Memoir with writers Alden Jones and Rick Moody,
as they discuss their latest books and answer your questions about the art of memoir!
Literary Nonfiction. How did Cheryl Strayed turn a solo hike into an inspirational memoir, beloved by millions? Memoirist and professor Alden Jones sets out to explore why. But when a sudden personal crisis occurs while she is writing, Jones realizes she must confront some difficult truths, both in her life and on the page.
“[A] moving, funny, hauntingly brilliant memoir about marriage.” —Caroline Leavitt, The San Francisco Chronicle
Rick Moody, the award-winning author of The Ice Storm, shares the harrowing true story of the first year of his second marriage in this eventful, month-by-month account.
Chinatown Pretty features beautiful portraits and heartwarming stories of trend-setting seniors across six Chinatowns.
Andria Lo and Valerie Luu have been interviewing and photographing Chinatown''s most fashionable elders on their blog and Instagram, Chinatown Pretty, since 2014.
$26.95ISBN: 9781616207861Availability: ON HAND in at least ONE of our stores. Click through or call for up-to-the-minute availability.Published: Algonquin Books - April 14th, 2020
A Time Magazine Must-Read Book of 2020
A Best Book of the Season: BuzzFeed * Bustle * San Francisco Chronicle
A Best Book of the Year: NPR's Book Concierge * Washington Independent Review of Books
“A fascinating and beautifully written love letter to water.
Join us on Wednesday, October 28 at 6pm PDT when July Westhale joins us to read from and celebrate her new collection, Via Negativa, with MK Chavez
Poetry. California Interest. LGBTQIA Studies. VIA NEGATIVA, often used to talk about the divine (a way of describing what something is by describing what it is not), is a book about the more difficult ways of talking about the ecstatic world.
Poetry. Women's Studies. DEAR ANIMAL, is a re-imagination of the Linnaean taxonomy from a feminist perspective. This collection is a love letter to the resilient feral female and an exploration of the myriad Animalia that dwell in the margins.
Join us on Thursday, November 12 at 5pm PDT when Valzhyna Mort discusses her latest collection, Music for the Dead and Resurrected, with Carolyn Forché on Zoom!
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In her book of letters to the dead, the prize-winning poet Valzhyna Mort relearns how to mourn those erased by violent history.
With shocking, unforgettable lyric force, Valzhyna Mort’s Music for the Dead and Resurrected confronts
“An undisputed literary event.” — NPR
A new poetry collection of uncanny grace and moral force from one of our country's most celebrated poets
Join us on Tuesday, October 27 at 7pm PDT when David Lazar discusses his book Celeste Holm Syndrome: On Character Actors from Hollywood's Golden Age with Joanna Eleftheriou on Zoom!
In this essay collection David Lazar looks to our intimate relationships with characters, both well-known and lesser known, from Hollywood’s Golden Age.
“Winning and contemplative.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Going back to her ancestral homeland, a Greek American girl discovers she is a lesbian in love with God, so her questions about home and belonging will not be easily answered.
This Way Back dramatizes a childhood split between Queens, New York, and Cyprus, an island na
Join us on Thursday, October 8 at 6pm PDT when Neal Karlen joins us to discuss his book, This Thing Called Life: Prince's Odyssey On+Off the Record
A warm and surprisingly real-life biography, featuring never-before-seen photos, of one of rock’s greatest talents: Prince.
"Read this book immediately if you like truth, drugs, generation gaps, guitars, and lifelong quests for freedom and kicks." --Craig Finn, The Hold Steady