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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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Her Body and Other Parties: Stories


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Carmen Maria Machado’s Bookshelf:


  • blud

    By Rachel McKibbens

    Our Price: $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781556595240
    • Publisher: Copper Canyon Press
    • Published: October 2017
  • Boundless

    By Jillian Tamaki

    Our Price: $14.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781770462878
    • Publisher: Drawn & Quarterly
    • Published: June 2017
  • Lying: A Metaphorical Memoir

    By Lauren Slater

    Our Price: $13.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780142000069
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: October 2001
    A woman suffering from a complex brain disorder that causes her to lie compulsively takes readers inside her mind to explore the complexities of a constantly restless and deceived consciousness. Reprint.
  • Mama Day

    By Gloria Naylor

    Our Price: $15.25
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780679721819
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: April 1989
    Timeless yet indelibly authentic, Mama Day is set on the Georgia sea island of Willow Springs, where people still use only herbal medicine and honor ancestors who came over as slaves. One Willow Springs lives Mama Day, a matriarch who can call up lightning storms and see secrets in her dreams. But all of her powers are tested when her great-niece, a stubbornly emancipated woman, finds her life and soul in danger from the island's darker forces. 311p.
  • North American Lake Monsters: Stories

    By Nathan Ballingrud

    Our Price: $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781618730602
    • Publisher: Small Beer Press
    • Published: July 2013
    "Nathan Ballingrud is one of my favorite short fiction writers."?Jeff VanderMeer"Nathan Ballingrud's 'The Way Station' is another story of the sort I've come to expect from him: emotionally intense, riveting, and deeply upsetting in many ways. It deals with loss, with the aftereffects of Katrina on a homeless alcoholic who's haunted by the city itself be-fore the flood, and in doing so it's wrenching. . . . It's an excellent story that paints a riveting por-trait of a man, his city, and his loss."? on The Naked City"But the two most remarkable stories in Naked City are by relatively new authors: 'The Projected Girl' (Haifa) by Lavie Tidhar and 'The Way Station' (New Orleans and St. Petersburg, Florida) by Nathan Ballingrud are both heartbreakers."?John Clute on Strange Hori-zonsThese are love stories. And also monster stories. Sometimes these are mon-sters in their traditional guises, sometimes they wear the faces of parents, lovers, or ourselves. The often working-class people in these stories are driven to extremes by love. Sometimes, they are ruined; sometimes redeemed. All are faced with the loneliest corners of themselves and strive to find an escape.Nathan Ballingrud was born in Massachusetts but has spent most of his life in the South. He worked as a bartender in New Orleans and New York City and a cook on offshore oil rigs. His story "The Monsters of Heaven" won the inaugural Shirley Jackson Award. He lives in Asheville, North Carolina, with his daughter.
  • Picnic at Hanging Rock

    By Joan Lindsay

    Our Price: $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780143132059
    • Publisher: Penguin Classics
    • Published: November 2017
  • Proxies: Essays Near Knowing {a reckoning}

    By Brian Blanchfield

    Our Price: $14.35
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781937658458
    • Publisher: Nightboat Books
    • Published: April 2016
  • Revenge: Eleven Dark Tales

    By Yoko Ogawa

    Our Price: $15.30
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780312674465
    • Publisher: Picador
    • Published: January 2013
    Offers eleven interwoven macabre short stories that take an ominous look at grotesque characters, violent emotions, and murder.
  • St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves

    By Karen Russell

    Our Price: $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780307276674
    • Publisher: Vintage Contemporaries
    • Published: August 2007
    In these ten arresting stories, debut fictionalist Karen Russell conveys readers to the ghostly and magical swamps of the Florida everglades. From the title story, in which a pack of girls raised by wolves are painstakingly reeducated by nuns, to 'Ava Wrestles the Alligator' wherein twelve-year-old Ava, proprietor of an alligator theme park, fiercely strives to keep the family business alive, these are stories filled with exuberant imagination and emotional depth. From a mythologist of the most disturbing sort. 256p.
  • Stranger Things Happen

    By Kelly Link

    Our Price: $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781931520003
    • Publisher: Small Beer Press
    • Published: July 2001
    Collects eleven short stories incorporating ghosts, aliens, and the living dead, including the stories "Survivor's Ball, or, The Donner Party" and "Louise's Ghost".
  • Tender: Stories

    By Sofia Samatar

    Our Price: $15.30
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781618731654
    • Publisher: Small Beer Press
    • Published: April 2019
  • The Argonauts

    By Maggie Nelson

    Our Price: $13.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781555977351
    • Publisher: Graywolf Press
    • Published: January 2016
    A poet, critic and nonfiction author explores the possibilities and limitations of romance, love, desire and sexual identity by exploring her own relationship with a fluidly-gendered artist, Harry Dodge.
  • The Baron in the Trees

    By Italo Calvino

    Our Price: $14.39
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780544959118
    • Publisher: Mariner Books
    • Published: October 2017
  • The Bloody Chamber: And Other Stories: 75th-Anniversary Edition (Penguin Classics Deluxe)

    By Angela Carter

    Our Price: $15.30
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780143107613
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: May 2015
    For the 75th anniversary of her birth, a Deluxe Edition of the master of the literary supernatural’s most celebrated bookAngela Carter was a storytelling sorceress, the literary godmother of Neil Gaiman, Audrey Niffenegger, J. K. Rowling, and other contemporary masters of supernatural fiction. In her masterpiece,The Bloody Chamberwhich includes the story that is the basis of Neil Jordan’s 1984 movieThe Company of Wolvesshe breathed new life into familiar fairy tales and legends in a style steeped in the romantic trappings of the gothic tradition. This edition features a new introduction by Kelly Link, the Nebula and World Fantasy Awardwining author, one of a new generation of writers who’ve been inspired by Carter’s brand of fantastical, subversive, boundlessly imaginative fiction.
  • The Complete Stories of Leonora Carrington

    By Leonora Carrington

    Our Price: $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780997366648
    • Publisher: Dorothy, a publishing project
    • Published: April 2017