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The Author’s Bookshelf: Carmen Maria Machado

Carmen Maria Machado is the author of In the Dream House and Her Body and Other Parties, which was a finalist for the National Book Award and winner of the National Book Critics Circle’s John Leonard Prize. She lives in Philadelphia with her wife.

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  • A Manual for Cleaning Women: Selected Stories

    By Lucia Berlin

    Our Price: $8.50 - $16.20
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781250094735
    • Publisher: Picador
    • Published: August 2016
    "Stories from a lost American classic "in the same arena as Alice Munro" (Lydia Davis) "In the field of short fiction, Lucia Berlin is one of America's best kept secrets. That's it. Flat out. No mitigating conditions." --Paul Metcalf A Manual for Cleaning Women compiles the best work of the legendary short-story writer Lucia Berlin. With her trademark blend of humor and melancholy, Berlin crafts miracles from the everyday--uncovering moments of grace in the cafeterias and Laundromats of the American Southwest, in the homes of the Northern California upper classes, and from the perspective of a cleaning woman alone in a hotel dining room in Mexico City. The women of Berlin's stories are lost, but they are also strong, clever, and extraordinarily real. They are hitchhikers, hard workers, bad Christians. With the wit of Lorrie Moore and the grit of Raymond Carver, they navigate a world of jockeys, doctors, and switchboard operators. They laugh, they mourn, they drink. Berlin, a highly influential writer despite having published little in her lifetime, conjures these women from California, Mexico, and beyond. Lovers of the short story will not want to miss this remarkable collection from a master of the form"--
  • Confessions of the Fox: A Novel

    By Jordy Rosenberg

    Our Price: $8.50 - $15.30
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780399592287
    • Publisher: One World
    • Published: March 2019
  • Dead Girls: Essays on Surviving an American Obsession

    By Alice Bolin

    Our Price: $8.00 - $14.39
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780062657145
    • Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
    • Published: June 2018
    Pre-ordering does not guarantee a signed copy or grant event admission.
  • Fingersmith

    By Sarah Waters

    Our Price: $9.00 - $16.20
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781573229722
    • Publisher: Riverhead Books
    • Published: October 2002
    Growing up as a foster child among a family of thieves, orphan Sue Trinder hopes to pay back that kindness by playing a key role in a swindle scheme devised by their leader, Gentleman, who is planning to con a fortune out of the naive Maud Lily, but Sue's growing pity for their helpless victim could destroy the plot. By the author of Tipping the Velvet. Reprint.
  • Her Body and Other Parties: Stories

    By Carmen Maria Machado

    Our Price: $8.00 - $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781555977887
    • Publisher: Graywolf Press
    • Published: October 2017
    In Her Body and Other Parties, Carmen Maria Machado blithely demolishes the arbitrary borders between psychological realism and science fiction, comedy and horror, fantasy and fabulism. While her work has earned her comparisons to Karen Russell and Kelly Link, she has a voice that is all her own. In this electric and provocative debut, Machado bends genre to shape startling narratives that map the realities of women’s lives and the violence visited upon their bodies. A wife refuses her husband’s entreaties to remove the green ribbon from around her neck. A woman recounts her sexual encounters as a plague slowly consumes humanity. A salesclerk in a mall makes a horrifying discovery within the seams of the store’s prom dresses. One woman’s surgery-induced weight loss results in an unwanted houseguest. And in the bravura novella “Especially Heinous,” Machado reimagines every episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, a show we naively assumed had shown it all, generating a phantasmagoric police procedural full of doppelgängers, ghosts, and girls-with-bells-for-eyes. Earthy and otherworldly, antic and sexy, queer and caustic, comic and deadly serious, Her Body and Other Parties swings from horrific violence to the most exquisite sentiment. In their explosive originality, these stories enlarge the possibilities of contemporary fiction. - Greywolf Press
  • One Hundred Years of Solitude

    By Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    Our Price: $8.50 - $15.29
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780060883287
    • Publisher: Harper Perennial
    • Published: February 2006
    An Oprah's Book Club selection. (Harper Perennial Modern Classics). The brilliant, surreal story of the rise and fall, birth and death of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendia family...and, the invention of ice. One of the most influential novels written in the past half-century. From the Nobel Prize winner. 417p.
  • The Brief History of the Dead

    By Kevin Brockmeier

    Our Price: $8.00 - $14.35
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781400095957
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: January 2007
    The City is inhabited by those who have departed Earth but are still remembered by the living. They will reside in this afterlife until they are completely forgotten. But the City is shrinking, and the residents clearing out. Some of the holdouts, like Luka Sims, who produces the City's only newspaper, are wondering what exactly is going on. Others, like Coleman Kinzler, believe it is the beginning of the end. Meanwhile, Laura Byrd is trapped in an Antarctic researchstation, her supplies running low; her radio finds only static, and the power is failing. She sets out across the ice to look for help, but time is running out. A haunting tale about love, loss, and the power of memory. 252p.
  • The Crimson Petal and the White

    By Michel Faber

    Our Price: $8.50 - $16.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780156028776
    • Publisher: Harvest / Harcourt, Inc.
    • Published: July 2003
    A 'big, sexy, bravura' novel that tells the story of Sugar, a 19-year-old prostitute in nineteenth-century London, who aspires to escaping to a better life, and whose ascent into society rings her existence with a cast of maddeningly unforgettable characters. 944p. Pap.
  • The Price of Salt

    By Patricia Highsmith

    Our Price: $8.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780486800295
    • Publisher: Dover Publications
    • Published: January 2015
    Trapped in a dead-end day job in a department store, stage designer Therese Belivet finds her life forever changed when she encounters--and falls in love with--Carol Aird, a suburban housewife in the midst of a divorce.
  • We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves: A Novel

    By Karen Joy Fowler

    Our Price: $8.00 - $15.30
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780142180822
    • Publisher: Plume
    • Published: February 2014
    Coming of age in middle America, 18-year-old Rosemary evaluates how her entire youth was defined by the presence and forced removal of an endearing chimpanzee who was secretly regarded as a family member and who Rosemary loved as a sister. By the best-selling author of The Jane Austen Book Club.
  • What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky: Stories

    By Lesley Nneka Arimah

    Our Price: $8.00 - $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780735211032
    • Publisher: Riverhead
    • Published: April 2018
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