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  • A Sorrow Beyond Dreams: A Life Story

    By Peter Handke

    Our Price: $12.60
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780374533649
    • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    • Published: October 2012
    “The Sunday edition of the Kärntner Volkszeitung carried the following item under ‘Local News’: ‘In the village of A. (G. township), a housewife, aged 51, committed suicide on Friday night by taking an overdose of sleeping pills.’”So opens A Sorrow Beyond Dreams, the eminent Austrian novelist and playwright Peter Handke’s reckoning with his mother’s life—which spanned the rise of the Nazis, World War II, and postwar suffering—and death. Both stark and lyrical, full of love, anger, admiration, and a keen sense of history, this slim book reveals Handke at his most lucid and direct. It is the most moving and accessible work in his distinguished career; it is “indispensable” (Bill Marx, The Boston Globe).
  • Elect Mr. Robinson for a Better World

    By Donald Antrim

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780312662103
    • Publisher: Picador
    • Published: June 2012
    "A dark, suburban fantasy . . . richly funny, even whimsical, and bizarrely familiar." —The New YorkerIn the seaside community of Donald Antrim’s Elect Mr. Robinson for a Better World, the citizens are restless. The mayor has fired stinger missiles into the Botanical Garden reflecting pool, and his public execution was a messy affair. As these hawkish suburbanites fortify their houses with deadly moats and land mines, a former third-grade teacher named Pete Robinson steps forward with a tenuous bid to replace the mayor. But can anyone satisfy the terrible will of the people? By turns funny and phantasmagorical, fiercely intelligent and imaginative, Donald Antrim’s story of suburban civics turned macabre is a new American classic.
  • Fresh Complaint: Stories

    By Jeffrey Eugenides

    Our Price: $15.30
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781250192721
    • Publisher: Picador
    • Published: October 2018
    Pre-ordering does not guarantee a signed copy or grant event admission.
  • Fresh Complaint: Stories

    By Jeffrey Eugenides

    Our Price: $13.50 - $24.30
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780374203061
    • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    • Published: October 2017
    Jeffrey Eugenides’s bestselling novels have shown him to be an astute observer of the crises of adolescence, self-discovery, family love, and what it means to be American in our times. The stories in “Fresh Complaint” explore equally rich­­—and intriguing­­—territory. Ranging from the bitingly reproductive antics of “Baster” to the dreamy, moving account of a young traveler’s search for enlightenment in “Air Mail” (selected by Annie Proulx for Best American Short Stories), this collection presents characters in the midst of personal and national emergencies. We meet a failed poet who, envious of other people’s wealth during the real-estate bubble, becomes an embezzler; a clavichordist whose dreams of art founder under the obligations of marriage and fatherhood; and, in “Fresh Complaint,” a high school student whose wish to escape the strictures of her immigrant family lead her to a drastic decision that upends the life of a middle-aged British physicist. Narratively compelling, beautifully written, and packed with a density of ideas despite their fluid grace, these stories chart the development and maturation of a major American writer.
  • Humboldt's Gift

    By Saul Bellow

    Our Price: $17.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780143105473
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: October 2008
    Nobel Prize in Literature laureate Saul Bellow's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel explores the long friendship between Charlie Citrine, a young man with an intense passion for literature, and the great poet Von Humboldt Fleisher. At the time of Humboldt's death, Charlie's life is falling apart: his career is at a standstill, and he's enmeshed in an acrimonious divorce, infatuated with a highly unsuitable young woman, and involved with a neurotic mafioso. And then Humboldt acts from beyond the grave (this can only occur in fiction!) bestowing upon Charlie an unexpected legacy that may just help him turn his life around. 494p.
  • Middlesex

    By Jeffrey Eugenides

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Wrappers
    • ISBN-13: 9789111479875
    • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    • Published: 2002
    (2002). 8vo. ADVANCE READER'S COPY. Toning to margins of leaves throughout. Moderate wear to edges of textblock and wrappers. VG in wrappers.
  • Middlesex

    By Jeffrey Eugenides

    Our Price: $17.10
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780312427733
    • Publisher: Picador
    • Published: June 2002
    The story of Calliope Stephanides and three generations of the Greek-American Stephanides family who travel from a tiny village overlooking Mount Olympus in Asia Minor to Prohibition-era Detroit, witnessing its glory days as the Motor City, and the race riots of l967, before they move out to the tree-lined streets of suburban Grosse Pointe, Michigan. To understand why Calliope is not like other girls, she has to uncover a guilty family secret and the astonishing genetic history that turns Callie into Cal, one of the most audacious and wondrous narrators in contemporary fiction. Winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. 544p. Pap.
  • My Mistress's Sparrow Is Dead: Great Love Stories, from Chekhov to Munro

    By Jeffrey Eugenides

    Our Price: $8.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780061240386
    • Publisher: Harper Perennial
    • Published: January 2009
    In this wonderful new anthology, love stories large and small, familiar and exotic, heap up like bouquets left at the scene of a fatal highway accident. These twenty-seven short stories provide healthy doses of longing and disappointment. Here, Cupid is rarely kind, but his arrows are always razor-sharp. Works by, among others: Isaac Babel, Harold Brodkey, Raymond Carver, Anton Chekhov, Deborah Eisenberg, Richard Ford, Denis Johnson, Lorrie Moore, Mary Robinson, George Saunders, William Trevor. 590p.
  • The Marriage Plot

    By Jeffrey Eugenides

    Our Price: $16.45
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781250014764
    • Publisher: Picador / Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    • Published: September 2012
    It's the early 1980s. In American colleges, the wised-up kids are inhaling Derrida and listening to Talking Heads. But Madeleine Hanna, dutiful English major, is writing her senior thesis on Jane Austen and George Eliot, purveyors of the marriage plot that lies at the heart of the greatest English novels. As Madeleine studies the age-old motivations of the human heart, real life, in the form of two very different guys, intervenes---the charismatic and intense Leonard Bankhead, and her old friend the mystically inclined Mitchell Grammaticus. As all three of them face life in the real world they will have to reevaluate everything they have learned. Jeffrey Eugenides creates a new kind of contemporary love story in 'his most powerful novel yet' (Newsweek). 416p. Pap.
  • The Marriage Plot

    By Jeffrey Eugenides

    Our Price: $7.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780007441303
    • Publisher: Fourth Estate
    • Published: April 2012
    The new novel from the bestselling author of Middlesex and The Virgin Suicides.
  • The Marriage Plot

    By Jeffrey Eugenides

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780374203054
    • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    • Published: October 2011
    Madeleine Hanna breaks out of her straight-and-narrow mold when she enrolls in a semiotics course and falls in love with charismatic loner Leonard Morten, a time which is complicated by the resurfacing of man who is obsessed with the idea that Madeleine is his destiny. By the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Middlesex and The Virgin Suicides. 400,000 first printing.
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray

    By Oscar Wilde

    Our Price: $8.10
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780375751516
    • Publisher: The Modern Library
    • Published: 2004
    (The Modern Library Classics). Written in his distinctively dazzling manner, Oscar Wilde's story of a fashionable young man who sells his soul for eternal youth and beauty is the author's most popular work. The tale of Dorian Gray's moral disintegration caused a scandal when it first appeared in 1890, but though Wilde was attacked for the novel's corrupting influence, he responded that there is, in fact, 'a terrible moral in DorianGray.' Just a few years on, the book and the aesthetic/moral dilemma it presented became issues in the trial occasioned by Wilde's homosexual liasons, which resulted in his imprisonment and, decline. Notes. 266p.
  • The Virgin Suicides

    By Jeffrey Eugenides

    Our Price: $16.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780312428815
    • Publisher: Picador
    • Published: April 2009
    Pre-ordering does not guarantee a signed copy or grant event admission. From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Middlesex. First published in 1993, The Virgin Suicides is set in a quiet suburb of Detroit, where the five Lisbon sisters - beautiful, eccentric and obsessively watched by the neighborhood boys - commit suicide one by one over the course of a single year. As the boys observe them from afar, transfixed, they piece together the mystery of the family's fatal melancholy, in this hypnotic and unforgettable novel of adolescent love, disquiet, and death. 243p.
  • The Virgin Suicides

    By Jeffrey Eugenides

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780446670258
    • Publisher: Warner Books
    • Published: May 1994
    On the elm-lined streets of suburbia in the seventies, readers will meet the young men whose lives have been forever changed by their fierce, awkward obsession with the five doomed Lisbon sisters: Theresa, Mary, Bonnie, Lux, and Cecilia, whose spectacular demise inaugurates 'the year of the suicides.' A debut novel that also made it to the silver screen. 249p.
  • The Virgin Suicides (Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Edition): A Novel (Picador Modern Classics)

    By Jeffrey Eugenides

    Our Price: $15.30
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781250303547
    • Publisher: Picador
    • Published: October 2018
    Pre-ordering does not guarantee a signed copy or grant event admission.

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