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The Author’s Bookshelf: Jonathan Safran Foer

Jonathan Safran Foer, author of the internationally acclaimed new novel Here I Am, has also written two bestselling, award-winning novels, Everything is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, and a bestselling work of nonfiction, Eating Animals. Writing in The New York Times, Dwight Garner calls Here I Am Foer's “best and most caustic novel,” and on NPR's Fresh Air, Maureen Corrigan calls it “dazzling” and “a profound novel about the claims of identity, history, family, and the burdens of a broken world.” Foer lives in Brooklyn and teaches at New York University.

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Here I Am

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Eating Animals

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Jonathan Safran Foer’s Bookshelf:


  • The Last Samurai

    By Helen DeWitt

    Our Price: $16.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780811225502
    • Publisher: New Directions
    • Published: May 2016
    Called “remarkable” (The Wall Street Journal) and “an ambitious, colossal debut novel” (Publishers Weekly), Helen DeWitt’s The Last Samurai is back in print at last
  • Outline (Outline: Book 1)

    By Rachel Cusk

    Our Price: $8.50 - $15.30
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781250081544
    • Publisher: Picador
    • Published: February 2016
    Short-listed for the 2014 Goldsmiths Prize, finalist for the 2014 Folio PrizeNamed one of the best fiction books of 2014 by The New Yorker, The Guardian, The Independent andGlamour A Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week and Flavorwire Staff PickA luminous, powerful novel that establishes Rachel Cusk as one of the finest writers in the English languageA man and a woman are seated next to each other on a plane. They get to talking-about their destination, their careers, their families. Grievances are aired, family tragedies discussed, marriages and divorces analyzed. An intimacy is established as two strangers contrast their own fictions about their lives.Rachel Cusk's Outline is a novel in ten conversations. Spare and stark, it follows a novelist teaching a course in creative writing during one oppressively hot summer in Athens. She leads her students in storytelling exercises. She meets other visiting writers for dinner and discourse. She goes swimming in the Ionian Sea with her neighbor from the plane. The people she encounters speak volubly about themselves: their fantasies, anxieties, pet theories, regrets, and longings. And through these disclosures, a portrait of the narrator is drawn by contrast, a portrait of a woman learning to face a great loss.Outline takes a hard look at the things that are hardest to speak about. It brilliantly captures conversations, investigates people's motivations for storytelling, and questions their ability to ever do so honestly or unselfishly. In doing so it bares the deepest impulses behind the craft of fiction writing. This is Rachel Cusk's finest work yet, and one of the most startling, brilliant, original novels of recent years.
  • The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression

    By Andrew Solomon

    Our Price: $17.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781501123887
    • Publisher: Scribner
    • Published: 2015
    The author offers a look at depression in which he draws on his own battle with the illness and interviews with fellow sufferers, researchers, doctors, and others to assess the complexities of the disease, its causes and symptoms, and available therapies.
  • The Poetry of Yehuda Amichai

    By Yehuda Amichai

    Our Price: $17.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780374235253
    • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    • Published: November 2015
    The largest English-language collection to date from Israel's finest poetFew poets have demonstrated as persuasively as Yehuda Amichai why poetry matters. One of the major poets of the twentieth century, Amichai created remarkably accessible poems, vivid in their evocation of the Israeli landscape and historical predicament, yet with universal resonance. His are among the most moving love poems written in any language in the past two generations--some exuberant, some powerfully erotic, many suffused with sadness over the fate of separation that casts its shadow across love. In a country torn by armed conflict, these poems poignantly assert the preciousness of private experience cherished under the repeated threat of violence and death.Amichai's poetry has attracted a variety of gifted translators on both sides of the Atlantic from the 1960s to the present. Assembled by the award-winning literary scholar and translator Robert Alter,The Poetry of Yehuda Amichai is by far the largest selection of the master poet's work to appear in English. Gathering the best of the existing translations alongside Alter's expert renderings, this edition offers both untranslated poems published for the first time and new, authoritative versions of Amichai's finest works. With this collection, a vital poetic voice is now available to English readers as it never has been before.
  • Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age

    By Sherry Turkle

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781594205552
    • Publisher: Penguin Press
    • Published: October 2015
    A renowned media scholar investigates how a flight from conversation undermines our relationships, creativity and productivity—and why reclaiming face-to-face conversation can help us regain lost ground. By the author ofAlone Together. Tour.
  • Herzog (Penguin Classics Deluxe)

    By Saul Bellow

    Our Price: $16.20
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780143107675
    • Publisher: Penguin Classics
    • Published: May 2015
    In time for the centennial of his birth, one of the Noble Prize winner’s finest achievementsThis is the story of Moses Herzog—a great sufferer, joker, mourner, charmer, serial writer of unsent letters, and a survivor, both of his private disasters and those of the age. Winner of the National Book Award when it was first published in 1964, the novel was hailed as “a masterpiece” (The New York Times Book Review).This beautifully designed Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition of Herzog features an introduction by Bellow’s longtime friend Philip Roth.For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
  • The Kraus Project: Essays by Karl Kraus

    By Karl Kraus

    Our Price: $7.95 - $9.00
    Kindle Price: $9.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781250056030
    • Publisher: Picador
    • Published: September 2014
    A novelist presents newly translated and annotated works of the Viennese satirist who was celebrated by Franz Kafka for his willingness to express unpopular opinions, including the media's manipulation of reality and the dehumanizing nature of technology. 30,000 first printing.
  • How Architecture Works: A Humanist's Toolkit

    By Witold Rybczynski

    Our Price: $8.00 - $16.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780374534820
    • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    • Published: October 2014
  • Are You My Mother? A Comic Drama

    By Alison Bechdel

    Our Price: $8.00 - $15.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780544002234
    • Publisher: Mariner Books
    • Published: April 2013
    A graphic novel follow-up to Fun Home depicts the author's mother as a voracious reader, music lover and passionate amateur actress who quietly suffers as the wife of a closeted gay artist and withdraws from her young daughter. Reprint. (This book was featured in a previous issue of Forecast.)
  • The Bird Artist

    By Howard Norman

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780312130275
    • Publisher: Picador
    • Published: March 1995
    A painter of the birds of his remote village on the coast of Newfoundland, the narrator of this novel--a finalist for the 1994 National Book Award--recounts the passion and betrayal that led him to murder a lighthouse keeper. Reprint. Tour.
  • Changing My Mind: Occasional Essays

    By Zadie Smith

    Our Price: $16.20
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780143117957
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: October 2010
    Split into five sections - Reading, Being, Seeing, Feeling, and Remembering - CHANGING MY MIND finds Zadie Smith casting an acute eye over material both personal and cultural. This engaging collection of essays - some published here for the first time - reveals Smith as a passionate and precise essayist, equally at home in the world of great books and bad movies, family and philosophy, British comedians and Italian divas. Whether writing on Katharine Hepburn, Kafka, Anna Magnani, or Zora Neale Hurston, she brings deftness to a new level of art criticism - a style both sympathetic and insightful. Index. 306p.
  • Collected Poems in English

    By Joseph Brodsky

    Our Price: $10.50 - $19.80
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780374528386
    • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    • Published: April 2002
    Here, collected for the first time in a paperback edition, are all the poems the Russian expatriate, Nobel Prize-winning poet published in English, from his earliest collaborations with Derek Walcott, Ricard Wilbur, Howard Moss, and Anthony Hecht, to the moving farewell poems he wrote near the end of his life. Nearly two hundred poems, several of them never before published in book form. Notes, Index of Titles & First Lines. 540p.
  • Disgrace

    By J.M. Coetzee

    Our Price: $8.00 - $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780140296402
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: November 2000
    At fifty-two, Professor David Lurie is divorced, filled with desire, but lacking in passion. When an affair with a student leaves him jobless, shunned by friends, and ridiculed by his ex-wife, he retreats to his daughter Lucy's smallholding. His visit becomes an extended stay as he attempts to find meaning in his one remaining relationship. Instead, an incident of unimaginable terror and violence forces father and daughter to confront their strained relationship - and the equally complicated racial complexities of the new South Africa. A Finalist for the 1999 National Book Critics Circle Award in Fiction. From the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature. 220p.
  • Fear and Trembling (Penguin Books - Great Ideas)

    By Soren Kierkegaard

    Our Price: $6.50 - $10.80
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780143037576
    • Publisher: Penguin
    • Published: May 2006
    The perfect books for the true book lover, Penguin's Great Ideas series features twelve more groundbreaking works by some of history's most prodigious thinkers. Each volume is beautifully packaged with a unique type-driven design that highlights the bookmaker's art. Offering great literature in great packages at great prices, this series is ideal for those readers who want to explore and savor the Great Ideas that have shaped our world. Regarded as the father of Existentialism, Kierkegaard transformed philosophy with his conviction that we must all create our own nature; in this great work of religious anxiety, he argues that a true understanding of God can only be attained by making a personal "leap of faith."
  • Galatea 2.2

    By Richard Powers

    Our Price: $16.20
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780312423131
    • Publisher: Picador / Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    • Published: January 2004
    After four novels and seveal years living abroad, the fictional protagonist of Galata 2.2 - Richard Powers - returns to the United States as Humanist-in-Residence at the enormous Center for the Study of Advanced Sciences. There he runs afoul of Philip Lentz, an outspoken cognitive neurologist intent upon modeling the human brain by means of computer-based neural networks. Lentz involves Powers in an outlandish and irresistible project: to train a neural net on a canonical list of Great Books. Through repeated tutorials, the device grows gradually more worldly, until it demands to know its own name, sex, race...and reasons for existing. 329p.