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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:


  • Saga, Book One

    By Brian K. Vaughan

    Our Price: $49.99
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781632150783
    • Publisher: Image Comics
    • Published: November 2014
    At long last, a deluxe hardcover of the Hugo Award-winning Saga is finally on its way! Collecting the first three trade paperbacks (issues #1-18) of the smash-hit series, this massive edition features a striking new cover, as well as special extras, including never-before-seen sketches, script pages, and a roundtable discussion with the creators about how Saga is really made. Altogether, this hardcover contains over 500 pages for less than fifty bucks! Written by Eisner Award-winning "Best Writer" Brian K. Vaughan (Y: The Last Man, The Private Eye) and drawn by Harvey Award-winning "Best Artist" Fiona Staples (Mystery Society, North 40) Saga is the story of Hazel, a child born to star-crossed parents from opposite sides of a never-ending galactic war. Now, Hazel's fugitive family must risk everything to find a peaceful future in a harsh universe that values destruction over creation.
  • 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 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 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
  • 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 Haunting of Hill House

    By Shirley Jackson

    Our Price: $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780143039983
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: November 2006
    First published in 1959, this work of unnerving terrors tells the story of four seekers who arrive at a notoriously unfriendly pile called Hill House: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of a 'haunting'; Theodora, his lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a friendless, fragile young woman well acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the future heir of Hill House. At first their stay seems destined to be merely a spooky encounter with inexplicable phenomena. But Hill House is gathering its powers - and soon it will choose one of them to make its own. 272p.
  • The Master and Margarita: 50th-Anniversary Edition

    By Mikhail Bulgakov

    Our Price: $16.20
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780143108276
    • Publisher: Penguin Classics
    • Published: February 2016
    A 50th-anniversary Deluxe Edition of the incomparable 20th-century masterpiece of satire and fantasy, in the acclaimed Pevear and Volokhonsky translationNothing in the whole of literature compares with The Master and Margarita. One spring afternoon, the Devil, trailing fire and chaos in his wake, weaves himself out of the shadows and into Moscow. Mikhail Bulgakov’s fantastical, funny, and devastating satire of Soviet life combines two distinct yet interwoven parts, one set in contemporary Moscow, the other in ancient Jerusalem, each brimming with historical, imaginary, frightful, and wonderful characters. Written during the darkest days of Stalin’s reign, and finally published in 1966 and 1967, The Master and Margarita became a literary phenomenon, signaling artistic and spiritual freedom for Russians everywhere.This translation, by the award-winning team of Pevear and Volokhonsky, is made from the complete and unabridged Russian text.“My favorite novel—it’s just the greatest explosion of imagination, craziness, satire, humor, and heart.” —Danielle Radcliffe
  • 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.
  • The Professor: A Sentimental Education

    By Terry Castle

    Our Price: $14.39
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780061670923
    • Publisher: Harper Perennial
    • Published: January 2011
    From Terry Castle, the brilliant cultural commentator whom Susan Sontag called "the most expressive, most enlightening literary critic at large today," comes a long-awaited collection of captivating personal essays. The title piece at the heart of the anthology?Castle's candid, wry, and rueful retelling of her romantic involvement with a female professor during graduate school?is a pitch-perfect recollection of the fiascoes of youth. Here, also, are classic Castle short works, including "Desperately Seeking Susan," a droll and bittersweet account of her friendship with Sontag; "My Heroin Christmas," a darkly humorous examination of addiction, her family and stepsiblings, and the late, great saxophonist Art Pepper; and the picaresque "Travels with My Mother," a rollicking tour through lesbianism, art, and the difficult yet transcendent paintings of Agnes Martin. The Professor is Terry Castle at her best: utterly distinctive, wise, frank, and fearless.
  • Unclean Jobs for Women and Girls: Stories

    By Alissa Nutting

    Our Price: $15.29
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780062699855
    • Publisher: Ecco
    • Published: July 2018