• A Fan's Notes: A Fictional Memoir

    By Frederick Exley

    Our Price: $6.95 - $8.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780679720768
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: September 1988
    This is the horrible and hilarious account of a long failure, but a failure which turns into a success. With a kind of fantastic innocence, Exley manages to draw humor from his defeats and humiliations, and this in turn increases the anguish. And, all through, the embrace is illumined with grace and an almost mandarin sense of literary timing, of when to move onto the next event, the next nightmare. 385p.
  • A Sport and a Pastime

    By James Salter

    Our Price: $12.60
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780374530501
    • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    • Published: August 2006
    “As nearly perfect as any American fiction I know,” is how Reynolds Price characterized this classic that has been a favorite of readers, both here and in Europe, for almost forty years. Set in provincial France in the 1960s, it is the intensely carnal story – part shocking reality, part feverish dream – of a love affair between a footloose Yale dropout and a young French girl. There are the seen and the unseen – and pages that turn earnestly with Salter-fused passion. 185p.
  • Adventures on the Wine Route: A Wine Buyer's Tour of France

    By Kermit Lynch

    Our Price: $19.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780374522667
    • Publisher: North Point Press
    • Published: September 1990
    Kermit Lynch’s recounting of his experiences on the wine route and in the wine cellars of France takes the reader through the Loire, Bordeaux, the Languedoc, Provence, Northern and Southern Rhone, and the Cote d’Or and is "a riveting account of one man’s pursuit of authenticity as well as excellence in wine . .
  • Airships

    By Barry Hannah

    Our Price: $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780802133885
    • Publisher: Grove Press
    • Published: April 1994
    Now considered a contemporary classic, Airships was honored by Esquire magazine with the Arnold Gingrich Short Fiction Award. The twenty stories in this collection are a fresh, exuberant celebration of the new American South ? a land of high school band contests, where good old boys from Vicksurg are reunited in Vietnam and petty nostalgia and the constant pain of disappointed love prevail. Airships is a striking demonstration of Barry Hannah's mature and original talent.
  • At Swim-Two-Birds

    By Flann O'Brien

    Our Price: $12.55
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781564781819
    • Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
    • Published: September 2005
    First published in 1939, the novel tells the story of an Irish college student who - half to amuse himself and half to avoid work - writes an irreverent novel about the figures of Irish myth & legend in which characters come to life and riot against their author. 316p. Pap.
  • Between Meals: An Appetite for Paris

    By A. J. Liebling

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780865472365
    • Publisher: North Point Press
    • Published: 2004
    The New Yorker writer's Rabelaisian eulogy of the great restaurants of the golden age of Paris dining. First published in 1959. 185p. Pap.
  • Death on the Installment Plan

    By Louis-Ferdinand Celine

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780811200172
    • Publisher: New Directions
    • Published: 1971
    Death on the Installment Plan is a companion volume to Louis-Ferinand Céline's earlier novel Journey to the End of Night.
  • Emma

    Our Price: $15.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780062085658
    • Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
    • Published: June 2011
    Content with her life and not interested in marriage, Emma Woodhouse, a rich and beautiful heiress, causes complications with her matchmaking schemes.
  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream

    By Hunter S. Thompson

    Our Price: $7.50 - $13.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780679785897
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: May 1998
    Gonzo journalist extraordinaire Hunter S. Thompson's 'scorching epochal sensation' (Tom Wolfe) redefined journalism. Just to nail it down, in his own words, 'There is nothing in the world more helpless andirresponsible than a man in the depths of...the dope decade.' And now that he's blown his brains out Hemingway-style, Thompson's indelibly immortal. And, he'll always be a great read to get to the grist of the American psyche-mill of the last four decades of the 20th century. 204p. Pap.
  • Heat: An Amateur's Adventures as Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta-Maker, and Apprentice to a Dante-Quoting Butcher in Tuscany

    By Bill Buford

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781400034475
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: June 2007
    Highly acclaimed writer & editor Bill Buford left his job at The New Yorker for the kitchen at Babbo, the revolutionary Italian restaurant created and ruled by superchef Mario Batali. On his quest to learn the tricks of the trade, Buford soon found himself drowning in improperly cubed carrots and scalding pasta water. His love of Italian food propelled him on journeys farther afield: to Italy, to discover the secrets of pasta making and, finally, how to properly slaughter a pig. 'Stuffed with insight and humor.' 315p.
  • Lost Illusions

    By Honore de Balzac

    Our Price: $18.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780375757907
    • Publisher: The Modern Library
    • Published: November 2001
    Lucien Chardon, an aspiring young author, leaves his small provincial hometown and attempts to succeed in Parisian literary circles of the early nineteenth century.
  • Lunar Park

    By Bret Easton Ellis

    Our Price: $16.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780375727276
    • Publisher: Vintage Contemporaries
    • Published: 2006
    Bret Ellis, the narrator of 'Lunar Park,' is a writer whose first novel 'Less Than Zero' catapulted him to international literary stardom while he was still in college. But in the uproar over his third novel, 'American Psycho,' he was mercilessly villified. After a decade of drifting & dealing with the death of his abusive father, salvation arrives in the chance to reconnect with an actress he was once involved with, and their son. And so, Bret moves into an upscale lifestyle, only to be threatened by a freak sequence of events and a bizarre series of murders. His attempt to save his new world before its destroyed by his demons makes for a rhapsodically suspenseful read. 320p.
  • Miss Lonelyhearts & The Day of the Locust

    By Nathanael West

    Our Price: $14.35
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780811218221
    • Publisher: New Directions
    • Published: 2009
    Miss Lonelyhearts - compared by Flannery O'Connor to Faulkner's As I Lay Dying - is about a newspaper reporter assigned to write the agony column, but, caught up in a vision of suffering, he seeks a way out (through Art, Sex, Religion), only to be rebuffed at every turn by his cynical editor Shrike. The Day of the Locust - considered by many to be the finest novel ever written about Hollywood - revolves around Tod Hackett, who hopes for a career in set design only to discover the boredom and emptiness of Hollywood's inhabitants. In the end, only blood will serve. 208p.
  • Neuromancer

    By William Gibson

    Our Price: $7.95
    • Format: Mass Market
    • ISBN-13: 9780441569595
    • Publisher: Berkeley Publishing Group
    • Published: May 1995
    Case, a burned out computer whiz, is asked to steal a security code that is locked in the most heavily guarded databank in the solar system
  • Ninety-Two in the Shade

    By Thomas McGuane

    Our Price: $16.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780679752899
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: June 1995
    First published in 1973. Tiring of the company of junkies and burn-outs, Thomas Skelton goes home to Key West to take up a more wholesome life. but things fester in America's utter South. Skelton's plans to become a skiff guide in the blue subtropics puts him on a collision course with Nichol Dance, a bad hombre who has risen to the crest of his profession via infallible intimidation & a reputation for homicide. Out of their deadly rivalry, Thomas McGuane builds a novel with the impetus of a thriller & a signature heartbroken humor: 'Nobody knows, from sea to shining sea, why we are having all this trouble with our republic...' Vivid life engages - here - a continuous imaginative activity. 197p.