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The Author’s Bookshelf: Erin Morgenstern

Erin Morgenstern is the author of The Night Circus, a number-one national best seller that has been sold around the world and translated into thirty-seven languages. She has a degree in theater from Smith College and lives in Massachusetts.

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Erin Morgenstern’s Bookshelf:


  • 1Q84

    By Haruki Murakami

    Our Price: $16.20
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780307476463
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: January 2013
    The year is 1984 and the city is Tokyo. A young woman named Aomame follows a taxi driver’s enigmatic suggestion and begins to notice puzzling discrepancies in the world around her. She has entered, she realizes, a parallel existence, which she calls 1Q84 —“Q is for ‘question mark.’ A world that bears a question.” Meanwhile, an aspiring writer named Tengo takes on a suspect ghostwriting project. He becomes so wrapped up with the work and its unusual author that, soon, his previously placid life begins to come unraveled. As Aomame’s and Tengo’s narratives converge over the course of this single year, we learn of the profound and tangled connections that bind them ever closer: a beautiful, dyslexic teenage girl with a unique vision; a mysterious religious cult that instigated a shoot-out with the metropolitan police; a reclusive, wealthy dowager who runs a shelter for abused women; a hideously ugly private investigator; a mild-mannered yet ruthlessly efficient bodyguard; and a peculiarly insistent television-fee collector. 1184p.
  • A Muse and a Maze: Writing as Puzzle, Mystery, and Magic

    By Peter Turchi

    Our Price: $22.45
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781595347596
    • Publisher: Trinity University Press
    • Published: October 2015
    "With his characteristic talent for finding connections between writing and the stuff of our lives, Peter Turchi ventures into new and even more surprising territory. In A Muse and a Maze, Turchi draws out the similarities between writing and puzzle-making and its flip-side, puzzle-solving. As he teases out how mystery lies at the heart of all storytelling, he uncovers the magic-the creation of credible illusion-that writers share with the likes of Houdini and master magicians. In Turchi's associative narrative, we learn about the history of puzzles, their obsessive quality, and that Benjamin Franklin was a devotee of an ancient precursor of sudoku called Magic Squares. Applying this rich backdrop to the requirements of writing, Turchi reveals as much about the human psyche as he does about the literary imagination and the creative process"--
  • Alias Grace

    By Margaret Atwood

    Our Price: $8.50 - $15.25
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780385490443
    • Publisher: Anchor Books
    • Published: November 1997
    In Alias Grace, bestselling author Margaret Atwood has written her most captivating, disturbing, and ultimately satisfying work since The Handmaid's Tale. She takes us back in time and into the life of one of the most enigmatic and notorious women of the nineteenth century. Grace Marks has been convicted for her involvement in the vicious murders of her employer, Thomas Kinnear, and Nancy Montgomery, his housekeeper and mistress. Some believe Grace is innocent; others think her evil or insane. Now serving a life sentence, Grace claims to have no memory of the murders. Dr. Simon Jordan, an up-and-coming expert in the burgeoning field of mental illness, is engaged by a group of reformers and spiritualists who seek a pardon for Grace. He listens to her story while bringing her closer and closer to the day she cannot remember. What will he find in attempting to unlock her memories? Is Grace a female fiend? A bloodthirsty femme fatale? Or is she the victim of circumstances?
  • Amphigorey

    By Edward Gorey

    Our Price: $22.00
    • Format: Oversize Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780399504334
    • Publisher: Perigee Books
    • Published: June 1980
    Fifteen works by the American artist and author provide a journey into a macabre world
  • Assassin's Apprentice

    By Robin Hobb

    Our Price: $7.19
    • Format: Mass Market
    • ISBN-13: 9780553573398
    • Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE
    • Published: April 1996
    As Fitz, an outcast and the bastard son of Prince Chivalry, grows to manhood, a legacy of magical skill and other mysterious talents propels him into the role of protector of the kingdom, if his initial perilous mission does not destroy him first
  • Atlas Obscura, 2nd Edition: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders

    By Joshua Foer

    Our Price: $18.75 - $33.75
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781523506484
    • Publisher: Workman Publishing Company
    • Published: October 2019
  • Bel Canto

    By Ann Patchett

    Our Price: $9.50 - $16.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780061565311
    • Publisher: HarperPerennial
    • Published: June 2008
    When terrorists seize hostages at an embassy party, an unlikely assortment of people is thrown together, including American opera star Roxane Coss, and Mr. Hosokawa, a Japanese CEO and her biggest fan. Reissue. 50,000 first printing.
  • Einstein's Dreams

    By Alan Lightman

    Our Price: $14.35
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781400077809
    • Publisher: Vintage Contemporaries
    • Published: November 2004
    A modern classic, Einstein’s Dreams is a fictional collage of stories dreamed by Albert Einstein in 1905, when he worked in a patent office in Switzerland. As the defiant but sensitive young genius is creating his theory of relativity, a new conception of time, he imagines many possible worlds. In one, time is circular, so that people are fated to repeat triumphs and failures over and over. In another, there is a place where time stands still, visited by lovers and parents clinging to their children. In another, time is a nightingale, sometimes trapped by a bell jar. Now translated into thirty languages, Einstein’s Dreams has inspired playwrights, dancers, musicians, and painters all over the world. In poetic vignettes, it explores the connections between science and art, the process of creativity, and ultimately the fragility of human existence. 144p. Pap.
  • Encyclopedia of the Exquisite: An Anecdotal History of Elegant Delights

    By Jessica Kerwin Jenkins

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780385529693
    • Publisher: Nan A. Talese
    • Published: 2010
    Encyclopedia of the Exquisite is a lifestyle guide for the Francophile and the Anglomaniac, the gourmet and the style maven, the armchair traveler and the art lover. It’s an homage to the esoteric world of glamour that doesn’t require much spending but makes us feel rich. Taking a cue from the exotic encyclopedias of the sixteenth century, which brimmed with mysterious artifacts, Jessica Kerwin Jenkins’s Encyclopedia of the Exquisite focuses on the elegant, the rare, the commonplace, and the delightful. A com­pendium of style, it merges whimsy and practicality, traipsing through the fine arts and the worlds of fashion, food, travel, home, garden, and beauty. Each entry features several engaging anecdotes, illuminating the curious past of each enduring source of beauty. Subjects covered include the explosive history of champagne; the art of lounging on a divan; the emergence of “frillies,” the first lacy, racy lingerie; the ancient uses of sweet-smelling saffron; the wild riot incited by the appearance of London’s first top hat; Julia Child’s tip for cooking the perfect omelet; the polarizing practice of wearing red lipstick during World War II; Louis XIV’s fondness for the luscious Bartlett pear; the Indian origin of badminton; Parliament’s 1650 attempt to suppress Europe’s beauty mark fad; the evolution of the Japanese kimono; the pil­grimage of Central Park’s Egyptian obelisk; and the fanciful thrill of dining alfresco. Cleverly illustrated, Encyclopedia of the Exquisite is an ode to life’s plenty, from the extravagant to the eccentric. It is a cele­bration of luxury that doesn’t necessarily require money.
  • Geek Love

    By Katherine Dunn

    Our Price: $15.25
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780375713347
    • Publisher: Vintage Contemporaries
    • Published: June 2002
    Aloysious and Lillian Binewski, proprietors of a traveling carnival, attempt to reduce overhead by breeding their own freak show, with tragic results.
  • Griffin and Sabine 25th Anniversary Edition: An Extraordinary Correspondence

    By Nick Bantock

    Our Price: $22.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781452155951
    • Publisher: Chronicle Books
    • Published: March 2016
    Including never-before-seen artwork, a special postcard, and a letter from the author, the saga of two unlikely lovers is told through their private correspondence, celebrating the tenth anniversary of a critically acclaimed landmark trilogy.
  • Howl's Moving Castle

    By Diana Wynne Jones

    Our Price: $9.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780061478789
    • Publisher: HarperCollins
    • Published: May 2008
    Sophie has the great misfortune of being the eldest of three daughters, destined to fail miserably should she ever leave home to seek her fate. But when she unwittingly attracts the ire of the Witch of the Waste, Sophie finds herself under a horrid spell that transforms her into an old lady. Her only chance at breaking it lies in the every-moving castle in the hills: the Wizard Howl's castle. 429p. (Ages: Young Adult).
  • Interpreter of Maladies

    By Jhumpa Lahiri

    Our Price: $14.39
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780358213260
    • Publisher: Mariner Books
    • Published: October 2019
  • Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell

    By Susanna Clarke

    Our Price: $6.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781582346038
    • Publisher: Bloomsbury
    • Published: 2015
    A tour de force utterly compelling epic tale of 19th-century England and the two very different magicians who, as teacher and pupil and then as rivals, emerge to change its history. Soon to be a major motion picture. 880p.
  • Mysteries of Harris Burdick (Portfolio Edition)

    By Chris Van Allsburg

    Our Price: $24.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780395827840
    • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
    • Published: October 1996
    When Chris Van Allsburg was invited to the home of Peter Wenders, he discovered fourteen drawings that were, like pieces of a picture puzzle, clues to larger pictures. But the mysteries presented by these drawings are not solved for us. The solutions lie in a place at once closer to hand, yet far more remote. They lie in our imagination. This large portfolio edition of the New York Times Best Illustrated Book features each of the original fourteen drawings from The Mysteries of Harris Burdick. In addition there is a new discovered fifteenth drawing that is included with an updated introduction by the author. 16p. B&W illus. (Ages: 5 & up).