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  • At The Fights: American Writers on Boxing

    By George Kimball

    Our Price: $35.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781598530926
    • Publisher: Library of America
    • Published: March 2011
    An anthology of literary excerpts and articles inspired by boxing celebrates 100 years of the sport in America and includes such entries as Jack London's tribute to Jack Johnson, Norman Mailer's "Rumble in the Jungle" piece and George Plimpton's observations on Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X.
  • Best European Fiction 2011

    By Aleksandar Hemon

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781564786005
    • Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
    • Published: November 2010
    The second year of the celebrated Best European Fiction series offers an even widier array of stories, including forty authors from countries as dfiverse as Belarus, Cyprus, Moldova, and Turkey. With well-known figures such as Milary Mantel (England) and Ingo Schulze (Germany) alongside authors - ranging from the familiar to the obscure - appearing in English for the first time. Author Biographies; Translator Biographies. 511p.
  • Bullets into Bells: Poets & Citizens Respond to Gun Violence

    By Brian Clements

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780807025581
    • Publisher: Beacon Press
    • Published: December 2017
  • Dancer

    By Colum McCann

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780312423186
    • Publisher: Picador
    • Published: February 2004
    The author of The Side of Brightness presents a fictional account of the life of Rudolf Nureyev, following his first ballet lessons under Anna Vasileva, his relationship with the ambitious Yulia, and his experiences with Venezuela hustler Victor. Reader's Guide available. Reprint.
  • Fire and Forget: Short Stories from the Long War

    By Roy Scranton

    Our Price: $8.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780306821769
    • Publisher: Da Capo Press
    • Published: February 2013
    "These stories aren't pretty and they aren't for the faint of heart. They are realistic, haunting and shocking. And they are all unforgettable. Television reports, movies, newspapers and blogs about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have offered images ofthe fighting there. But this collection offers voices-powerful voices, telling the kind of truth that only fiction can offer. What makes the collection so remarkable is that all of these stories are written by those who were there, or waited for them athome. The anthology, which features a Foreword by National Book Award winner Colum McCann, includes the best voices of the our wars' generation: Brian Turner, whose poem "Hurt Locker" was the movie's inspiration; Colby Buzzell, whose book My War resonates with countless veterans; Siobhan Fallon, whose book You Know When the Men Are Gone echoes the joy and pain of the spouses left behind; Matt Gallagher, whose book Kaboom captures the hilarity and horror of the modern military experience; and nine others."--
  • Fishing the Sloe-Black River

    By Colum McCann

    Our Price: $19.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780312423384
    • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
    • Published: February 2004
    An anthology of twelve short stories about Irish misfits by the author of Dancer includes the tale of the anorexic nun who dies in a Long Island hospital and the talkative beautician who works with corpses, in a collection that explores the themes of exile, loss, love, and displacement. Reprint.
  • Let the Great World Spin

    By Colum McCann

    Our Price: $8.50 - $15.30
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780812973990
    • Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
    • Published: December 2009
    National Book Award Winner. This ambitious, brilliant novel turns a dazzlingly rich vision of the pain, loveliness, mystery, and promise of New York City in the 1970s. It is August 1974, and a mysterious tightrope walker is running, dancing, leaping between the World Trade towers, suspended a quarter mile above the ground. In the streets below, a slew of ordinary lives become extraordinary as McCann's allegory comes alive in the unforgettable voices of New York City's people, who are unexpectedly drawn together by hope, beauty, and the 'artistic crime of the century.' LET THE GREAT WORLD SPIN proves itself bighearted, adriot, & probing; a lyrical cycloramic, high-low portrait of New York City. 375p.
  • Let the Great World Spin

    By Colum McCann

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781400063734
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: June 2009
    In the dawning light of the late summer morning, the citizens of lower Manhattan stand hushed, staring up in disbelief at the Twin Towers... It is August, 1974, and a tightrope walker is running, dancing, leaping between the towers, suspended a quarter-mile in the sky. In the streets below, ordinary lives become extraordinary as award-winning novelist Colum McCann crafts this stunningly realized portrait of a city and its people. WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION. 349p.
  • Letters to a Young Writer: Some Practical and Philosophical Advice

    By Colum McCann

    Our Price: $12.50 - $22.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780399590801
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: April 2017
  • Matteo Pericoli: World Unfurled

    By Matteo Pericoli

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780811866118
    • Publisher: CHRONICLE BOOKS
    • Published: September 2008
    The renowed architect's unique, inspiring, breathtaking portrait of more than four hundred famous buildings from seventy different countries is published here in fold-out format, revealing a panoramic view of a seamless skyline that includes the Eiffel Tower, the Brooklyn Bridge, and many other landmark structures. 15,000 first printing.
  • Norman Mailer: Moonfire: The Epic Journey of Apollo 11

    By Norman Mailer

    Our Price: $30.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9783836520775
    • Publisher: TASCHEN
    • Published: June 2010
    (Taschen Golden Books series). The most historical event of the 20th century: July 20, 1969 - Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, & Michael Collins landed on the moon. No one captured the men, the mood, & the machinery, like Norman Mailer. Hired by LIFE magazine in 1969 to cover the Moon shot, Mailer's 3-part feature was the longest nonfiction piece the magazine had published. Illustrating this volume are hundreds of the best photographs and maps from the NASA vaults, magazine archives, and private collections, that document the agency and this epic-making mission, & which accompany Mailer's provocative & trenchant insights. Illus., color/b&w.
  • Songdogs: A Novel

    By Colum McCann

    Our Price: $19.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780312147419
    • Publisher: Picador
    • Published: November 1996
    With unreliable memories and scraps of photographs as his only clues, Conor Lyons follows in the tracks of his father, a rootless photographer, as he moved from war-torn Spain, to the barren plains of Mexico, where he met and married Conor's mother, to the American West, and finally back to Ireland, where the marriage and the story reach their heartrending climax. As the narratives of Conor's quest and his parents' lives twine and untwine, Collum McCann creates a mesmerizing evocation of the gulf between memory and imagination, love and loss, past and present.
  • Thirteen Ways of Looking: A Novella and Three Stories

    By Colum McCann

    Our Price: $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780812986587
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: September 2016
  • Thirteen Ways of Looking: Fiction

    By Colum McCann

    Our Price: $12.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780812996722
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: October 2015
    A new story collection by the best-selling author of Let the Great World Spin includes the title novella, in which an octogenarian retired judge's musings on his life are interrupted by police updates about his murder later that afternoon. 40,000 first printing.
  • This Side of Brightness

    By Colum McCann

    Our Price: $18.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780312421977
    • Publisher: Picador
    • Published: January 2003
    At the turn of the century, Nathan Walker comes to New York City to take the most dangerous job in the country. A sandhog, he burrows beneath the East River, digging the tunnel that will carry trains from Brooklyn to Manhattan. In the bowels of the riverbed, the sandhogs-black, white, Irish, Italian-dig together, the darkness erasing all differences. Above the ground, though, the men keep their distance until a spectacular accident welds a bond between Walker and his fellow sandhogs that will both bless and curse three generations.

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