Dave Eggers' Picks

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  • A Star Called Henry

    By Roddy Doyle

    Our Price: $8.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780143034612
    • Publisher: PENGUIN USA
    • Published: October 2004
    A best-selling, Booker Prize-winning author offers a portrait of an adventuresome Irishman named Henry Smart, an IRA assassin and 1916 Easter Rebellion fighter, from his Dublin birth to his adulthood, when he becomes the father of a young rebel. Reader's Guide available. Reissue.
  • Be Honest: And Other Advice from Students Across the Country

    By Niniive Calegari

    Our Price: $25.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781595586094
    • Publisher: New Press, The
    • Published: July 2011
    Be Honest is the newest innovative publishing project from 826 National, the tutoring center founded by bestselling author Dave Eggers, now with branches in eight cities nationwide. Eggers’s co-founder Nínive Calegari, the former CEO of 826 National and a co-author of the bestselling Teachers Have It Easy, presents a riveting book full of surprising insights from young people who have a lot to say to their teachers.Be Honest presents the first-person stories of dozens of high school students from every ethnic group and financial bracket: a girl from an immigrant family is put in an ESL class even though her English is fluent; an African American boy talks about the social pressures that prevent him from asking his teacher for help; and a privileged private school student describes his transition to public school?and reports that he was able to learn more with the increased freedom it brought.Through these personal narratives, teachers and activists will learn an invaluable lesson: what the classroom looks like from the other side of the desk.
  • Bicycle Diaries

    By David Byrne

    Our Price: $16.20
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780143117964
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: September 2010
    Renowned musician (Talking Heads) and visual artist David Byrne relates his adventures and observations from the seat of his bicycle as he travels through some of the world's major cities. From Buenos Aires, Istanbul, and San Francisco, to Berlin and London, Byrne shares his thoughts on everything from architecture to globalization. He fashions an engaging narrative of city life from a two-wheeled perspective, illuminating the inner workings and rhythms of cities, and revealing how many communities have embrace a transportation revolution. Illus. 300p.
  • Blueberries for Sal

    By Robert McCloskey

    Our Price: $7.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780140501698
    • Publisher: Penguin USA
    • Published: September 1976
    Caldecott Honor Medal winner. In fresh and captivating pictures the author/artist tells what happens on a summer day in Maine when a little girl and a bear cub, wandering away from their blueberry-picking mothers, each mistake the other's mother for its own. Color illus. (Ages: 4-7).
  • For Whom the Bell Tolls

    By Ernest Hemingway

    Our Price: $5.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780099908609
    • Publisher: ARROW BOOKS LTD
    • Published: August 1994
    High in the pine forests of the Spanish Sierra, a guerrilla band prepares to blow up a vital bridge. Robert Jordan, a young American volunteer, has been sent to handle the dynamiting. There, in the mountains, he finds the dangers and the intense comradeship of war. And there he discovers maria, a young woman who has escaped from Franco's rebels. Hemingway's finest novel: a passionate evocatio nof the pride and the tragedy of the Civil War that tore Spain apart. 490p.
  • Half of a Yellow Sun

    By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    Our Price: $15.30
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781400095209
    • Publisher: Anchor Books
    • Published: September 2007
    Winner of the Orange Broadband Prize; National Book Critics Cricel Award finalist. The author of Purple Hibiscus has written a tremendously evocative novel of promise, hope and the disappointment of war, with effortless grace illuminating a seminal moment in African history: Biafra's struggle to establish an independent republic in southeastern Nigeria during the late 1960s. Readers experience this tumultuous decade alongside five unforgettable characters: Ugwu, a 13-year-old houseboy who works for Odenigbo, a university professor full of revolutionary zeal; Olanna, his beautiful young mistress; & Richard, a shy young Englishman infatuated with Olanna's twin sister Kainene. 541p.
  • Herzog

    By Saul Bellow

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780142437292
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: February 2003
    This is the story of Moses Herzog, a great sufferer, joker, mourner, and charmer. Although his life steadily disintegragtes around him - he has failed as a wrtier and teacher, as a father, and has lost theaffection of his wife to his best friend - Herzog sees himself as a survivor, both of his private disasters and those of the age. He writes unsent letters to friends and enemies, colleagues and famous people, revealing his wry perceptionof the world and the innermost secrets of his heart. 371p.
  • Jesus' Son: Stories

    By Denis Johnson

    Our Price: $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780312428747
    • Publisher: Picador
    • Published: February 2009
    In his first collection of stories, Denis Johnson, whose most recent novel Tree of Smoke received the National Book Award for Fiction (2007), etches a unique, hallucinatory vision of contemporary American life into readers' minds. These eleven stories are peerless in power and immediacy. In their intensity of perception, their neon-cool evocation of a strange world brought uncomfortably close to our own, they offer a disturbing yet eerily beautiful portrayal of the great American loneliness and...hope. 133p. Kindle Price: $9.99 In his first collection of stories, Denis Johnson, whose most recent novel Tree of Smoke received the National Book Award for Fiction (2007), etches a unique, hallucinatory vision of contemporary American life into readers' minds. These eleven stories are peerless in power and immediacy. In their intensity of perception, their neon-cool evocation of a strange world brought uncomfortably close to our own, they offer a disturbing yet eerily beautiful portrayal of the great American loneliness and...hope. 133p. Kindle Price: $9.99
  • John Crow's Devil

    By Marlon James

    Our Price: $15.25
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781936070107
    • Publisher: Akashic Books
    • Published: August 2010
    This stunning debut novel tells the story of a biblical struggle in a remote Jamaican village in 1957 with language as taut as classic works by Cormac McCarthy and a richness reminiscent of early Toni Morrison. Marlon James was born in Kingston, Jamaica,in 1970.
  • Losers: The Road to Everyplace But the White House

    By Michael Lewis

    Our Price: $16.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780679768098
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: May 2000
    A closely observed, often hilarious political chronicle by the author of Liar's Poker illuminates the unglamorous nuts and bolts of the 1996 presidential campaign and the all-too-human side of its candidates. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.
  • One Day I Will Write About This Place: A Memoir

    By Binyavanga Wainaina

    Our Price: $12.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781555975913
    • Publisher: Graywolf Press
    • Published: July 2011
    A founding editor of Kwani? and winner of the Caine Prize traces the story of his middle-class youth in Kenya, marked by his mother's religious period, family trips and his love of reading before a writing award compelled his literary career. 15,000 first printing.
  • Patriot Acts: Narratives of Post-9/11 Injustice

    By Alia Malek

    Our Price: $7.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781936365388
    • Publisher: McSweeney's
    • Published: August 2011
    In eighteen oral histories, Patriot Acts tells the stories of men and women who have been needlessly swept up in the War on Terror, and who have found themselves subject to rendition and torture, to workplace discrimination, bullying, or FBI surveillanceand harassment. Includes: a sixteen-year-old Muslim American seized from her home by the FBI, and forced to wear a tracking bracelet for the next three years; a mother of a missing 9/11 first responder and her husband searching for their son, even as themedia hounded them and portrayed their son as a possible terrorist in hiding; a Sikh man whose brother was the first reported hate murder victim after 9/11.--based on publisher's description and p. [4] of cover.
  • Rising Up and Rising Down: Some Thoughts on Violence, Freedom and Urgent Means

    By William T. Vollmann

    Our Price: $16.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780060548193
    • Publisher: HarperCollins
    • Published: October 2005
    Twenty-three years in the making, 'Rising Up and Rising Down' (the original, published in 2003, spans seven volumes), is a rich amalgam of historical analysis, contemporary case studies,anecdotes, essyas, theory, charts, graphs, photographs, and drawings. Convinced that there is 'a finitie number of excuses' for violence and that some excuses 'are more valid than others,' Vollmann spent two decades consulting hundredsof sources, scrutinizing the thinking of philosophers, theologians, tyrants, warlords, military strategists, activits and pacifists. In constructing his Moral Calculus, Vollman also traveled to war zones to witness violence firsthand.
  • Savage Inequalities: Children in America's Schools

    By Jonathan Kozol

    Our Price: $6.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780060974992
    • Publisher: HarperPerennial
    • Published: June 1992
    An account of the inequity in the American educational system examines the deplorable conditions in which inner-city children are educated
  • Selected Letters 1917-1961

    Our Price: $57.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780743246897
    • Publisher: Scribner
    • Published: June 2003
    A Scribner Classics edition of theselection of nearly six hundred letters by the American writer, originally published in 1981 & edited by the Princeton professor who was Hemingway's biographer.

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