John's Staff Picks

Homesick for Another World: Stories Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780399562884
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Published: Penguin Press - January 17th, 2017

New York Times Book Review Notable Book of 2017

An electrifying first collection from one of the most exciting short story writers of our time

"I can’t recall the last time I laughed this hard at a book. Simultaneously, I’m shocked and scandalized. She’s brilliant, this young woman."—David Sedaris


The Nix: A novel Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781101946619
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Published: Knopf - August 30th, 2016

Winner of the Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction
A New York Times
2016 Notable Book
Entertainment Weekly's #1 Book of the Year
A Washington Post 2016 Notable Book
A Slate Top Ten Book

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER


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A Little Life Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780804172707
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Published: Anchor - January 26th, 2016

"This is the best book I've read of 2015. Yes, it's 700 pages. Yes, you don't have time. But, I guarantee, once you take the plunge, you'll turn off Netflix, let your phone die, forget your name. This book is deep, dark truth." - John


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The Animals Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781631491498
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Published: Liveright Publishing Corporation - January 11th, 2016

"A sublime novel about a man with a dark past he's trying desperately to forget, only problem is it keeps knocking at his door. Christian Kiefer is a true lyricist, and there are passages in this terrifyingly moving novel that read with a cinematic urgency you won't soon forget. For believers of second chances, lovers of karmic realities, and everything in between—don't let this book slip through the cracks." - John


The Light of the World: A Memoir Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781455599868
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - September 6th, 2016

"The Light of the World will break your heart. Twice. Elizabeth Alexander's love song for her deceased husband is as powerful emotionally as it is lyrically. A poet's prose always finds new ways to straddle the two genres, and this book follows in that path. A necessity to read!" - John


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In the Dust of This Planet (Horror of Philosophy #1) Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781846946769
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Published: Zero Books - August 16th, 2011

"For anyone who has ever been fascinated by the supernatural, Eugene Thacker has written this neat book on 21st century thought and the horror genre. From witch trials to Faust to black metal, Thacker delves deep into our society's obsession with the macabre, our secretive love affair with the morbid! Not for the faint of heart." - John


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The Natural: A Novel (FSG Classics) Cover Image
By Bernard Malamud, Kevin Baker (Introduction by)
$15.00
ISBN: 9780374502003
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - July 7th, 2003

"Don't let another season go by without your having read this modern baseball classic. Don't let Robert Redford be the only thing you know about Malamud, he wields sentences like Roy Hobbs wields 'wonderboy.' The Natural is a Shakespearean tragedy, an american necessity." - John


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Words Without Music: A Memoir Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781631491436
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Published: Liveright Publishing Corporation - May 3rd, 2016

"Philip Glass, the foremost American classical composer of the twentieth century, has written a memoir that's just as precise and exacting as his symphonies. From working at his father's record store in Baltimore, to the 1950s art scene in New York City, to working in Paris with renown composer Nadia Boulanger, Glass relates stories that tell how he came to be the lauded international phenomenon he is today." - John