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  • All My Puny Sorrows

    By Miriam Toews

    Our Price: $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781940450711
    • Publisher: McSweeney's
    • Published: July 2015
    Two Mennonite sisters, Elfrieda and Yolandi, struggle with Elf's depression and attempts to end her life while holding their family together. By the author of Summer of My Amazing Luck. 20,000 first printing.
  • Barbara the Slut and Other People

    By Lauren Holmes

    Our Price: $13.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781594633782
    • Publisher: Riverhead Books
    • Published: August 2015
    A debut collection about the human flaws that challenge relationships includes "Desert Hearts," in which a woman casts aside her law degree to work in an adult store; and the title story, in which an Ivy League acceptance makes a woman question her high school's culture of shame. 25,000 first printing.
  • Book of Numbers

    By Joshua Cohen

    Our Price: $14.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780812996913
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: June 2015
    Hired by a dying tech company tycoon to ghostwrite his memoirs, failed novelist Josh Cohen learns the history of the man's profoundly influential company before being initiated into the high-stakes truth behind the autobiography project.
  • Fates and Furies

    By Lauren Groff

    Our Price: $14.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781594634475
    • Publisher: Riverhead Books
    • Published: September 2015
    "From the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of The Monsters of Templeton and Arcadia, an exhilarating novel about marriage, creativity, art, and perception. Fates and Furies is a literary masterpiece that defies expectation. A dazzling examination of a marriage, it is also a portrait of creative partnership written by one of the best writers of her generation. Every story has two sides. Every relationship has two perspectives. And sometimes, it turns out, the key to a great marriage is not its truths but its secrets. At the core of this rich, expansive, layered novel, Lauren Groff presents the story of one such marriage over the course of twenty-four years. At age twenty-two, Lotto and Mathilde are tall, glamorous, madly in love, and destined for greatness. A decade later, their marriage is still the envy of their friends, but with an electric thrill we understand that things are even more complicated and remarkable than they have seemed. With stunning revelations and multiple threads, and in prose that is vibrantly alive and original, Groff delivers a deeply satisfying novel about love, art, creativity, and power that is unlike anything that has come before it. Profound, surprising, propulsive, and emotionally riveting, it stirs both the mind and the heart"--
  • Get in Trouble: Stories

    By Kelly Link

    Our Price: $12.50 - $22.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780804179683
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: February 2015
    A collection of short stories features tales of a young girl who plays caretaker to mysterious guests at the cottage behind her house and a former teen idol who becomes involved in a bizarre reality show. 40,000 first printing.
  • Killing and Dying

    By Adrian Tomine

    Our Price: $20.65
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781770462090
    • Publisher: Drawn and Quarterly
    • Published: October 2015
    "One of the most gifted graphic novelists of our time." --WiredKilling and Dying is a stunning showcase of the possibilities of the graphic novel medium and a wry exploration of loss, creative ambition, identity, and family dynamics. With this work, Adrian Tomine (Shortcomings, Scenes from an Impending Marriage) reaffirms his place not only as one of the most significant creators of contemporary comics but as one of the great voices of modern American literature. His gift for capturing emotion and intellect resonates here: the weight of love and its absence, the pride and disappointment of family, the anxiety and hopefulness of being alive in the twenty-first century."Amber Sweet" shows the disastrous impact of mistaken identity in a hyper-connected world; "A Brief History of the Art Form Known as Hortisculpture" details the invention and destruction of a vital new art form in short comic strips; "Translated, from the Japanese" is a lush, full-color display of storytelling through still images; the title story, "Killing and Dying", centers on parenthood, mortality, and stand-up comedy. In six interconnected, darkly funny stories, Tomine forms a quietly moving portrait of contemporary life.Tomine is a master of the small gesture, equally deft at signaling emotion via a subtle change of expression or writ large across landscapes illustrated in full color. Killing and Dying is a fraught, realist masterpiece.
  • The Art of Asking

    By Amanda Palmer

    Our Price: $13.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781455581085
    • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
    • Published: November 2014
  • The Art of Asking: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help

    By Amanda Palmer

    Our Price: $13.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781455533770
    • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
    • Published: November 2014
    Rock star, crowdfunding pioneer, and TED speaker Amanda Palmer knows all about asking. Performing as a living statue in a wedding dress, she wordlessly asked thousands of passersby for their dollars. When she became a singer, songwriter, and musician, she was not afraid to ask her audience to support her as she surfed the crowd (and slept on their couches while touring). And when she left her record label to strike out on her own, she asked her fans to support her in making an album, leading to the world's most successful music Kickstarter.Even while Amanda is both celebrated and attacked for her fearlessness in asking for help, she finds that there are important things she cannot ask for-as a musician, as a friend, and as a wife. She learns that she isn't alone in this, that so many people are afraid to ask for help, and it paralyzes their lives and relationships. In this groundbreaking book, she explores these barriers in her own life and in the lives of those around her, and discovers the emotional, philosophical, and practical aspects of THE ART OF ASKING.Part manifesto, part revelation, this is the story of an artist struggling with the new rules of exchange in the twenty-first century, both on and off the Internet. THE ART OF ASKING will inspire readers to rethink their own ideas about asking, giving, art, and love.
  • The Buried Giant

    By Kazuo Ishiguro

    Our Price: $12.95 - $13.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780307271037
    • Publisher: Knopf
    • Published: March 2015
    "An extraordinary new novel from the author of Never Let Me Go and the Booker Prize winning The Remains of the Day. "You've long set your heart against it, Axl, I know. But it's time now to think on it anew. There's a journey we must go on, and no more delay. . ." The Buried Giant begins as a couple set off across a troubled land of mist and rain in the hope of finding a son they have not seen in years. Sometimes savage, often intensely moving, Kazuo Ishiguro's first novel in a decade is about lost memories, love, revenge and war"--
  • The Buried Giant

    By Kazuo Ishiguro

    Our Price: $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780307455796
    • Publisher: Vintage
    • Published: January 2016
    "An extraordinary new novel from the author of Never Let Me Go and the Booker Prize winning The Remains of the Day. "You've long set your heart against it, Axl, I know. But it's time now to think on it anew. There's a journey we must go on, and no more delay. . ." The Buried Giant begins as a couple set off across a troubled land of mist and rain in the hope of finding a son they have not seen in years. Sometimes savage, often intensely moving, Kazuo Ishiguro's first novel in a decade is about lost memories, love, revenge and war"--
  • The Idiot

    By Elif Batuman

    Our Price: $24.30
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781594205613
    • Publisher: Penguin Press
    • Published: March 2017
  • The Mare

    By Mary Gaitskill

    Our Price: $12.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780307379740
    • Publisher: Pantheon
    • Published: November 2015
    Following her National Book Award–nominated Veronica, here is Mary Gaitskill’s most poignant and powerful work yet—the story of a Dominican girl, the Anglo woman who introduces her to riding, and the horse who changes everything for her. Velveteen Vargas is eleven years old, a Fresh Air Fund kid from Brooklyn. Her host family is a couple in upstate New York: Ginger, a failed artist and shakily recovered alcoholic, and her academic husband, Paul, who wonder what it will mean to “make a difference” in such a contrived situation. Gaitskill illuminates their shifting relationship with Velvet over several years, as well as Velvet’s encounter with the horses at the stable down the road—especially with an abused, unruly mare called Fugly Girl. With strong supporting characters—Velvet’s abusive mother, an eccentric horse trainer, a charismatic older boy who awakens Velvet’s nascent passion—The Mare traces Velvet’s journey between the vital, violent world of the inner city and the world of the small-town stable. In Gaitskill’s hands, the timeless story of a girl and a horse is joined with a timely story of people from different races and classes trying to meet one another honestly. The Mare is raw, heart-stirring, and original.
  • The Secret Wisdom of the Earth

    By Christopher Scotton

    Our Price: $12.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781455551927
    • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
    • Published: January 2015
    "After witnessing the death of his younger brother in a terrible home accident, 14-year-old Kevin and his grieving mother are sent for the summer to live with Kevin's grandfather. In this peeled-paint coal town deep in Appalachia, Kevin quickly falls in with a half-wild hollow kid named Buzzy Fink who schools him in the mysteries and magnificence of the woods. The events of this fateful summer will affect the entire town of Medgar, Kentucky. Medgar is beset by a massive Mountaintop Removal operation that is blowing up the hills and back filling the hollows. Kevin's grandfather and others in town attempt to rally the citizens against the 'company' and its powerful owner to stop the plunder of their mountain heritage. When Buzzy witnesses the brutal murder of the opposition leader, a sequence is set in play which tests Buzzy and Kevin to their absolute limits in an epic struggle for survival in the Kentucky mountains. Redemptive and emotionally resonant, The Secret Wisdom of the Earth is narrated by an adult Kevin looking back on the summer when he sloughed the coverings of a boy and took his first faltering steps as a man among a rich cast of characters and an ambitious effort to reclaim a once great community"--
  • Youngblood

    By Matt Gallagher

    Our Price: $12.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781501105746
    • Publisher: Atria Books
    • Published: February 2016
    As the U.S. military prepares to leave Iraq, lieutenant Jack Porter becomes obsessed with the story of a lost American soldier who had a romance with a local sheikh’s daughter and tries to discover what happened to him.
  • Your Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist

    By Sunil Yapa

    Our Price: $13.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780316386531
    • Publisher: Lee Boudreaux Books
    • Published: January 2016
    Follows seven different people, including a marijuana dealer and his estranged police chief father, who have their lives altered one afternoon in Seattle during the WTO protests that tried to shut the city down in 1999. 100,000 first printing.

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