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  • All My Puny Sorrows

    By Miriam Toews

    Our Price: $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781940450711
    • Publisher: McSweeney's
    • Published: July 2015
    Two Mennonite sisters, Elfrieda and Yolandi, struggle with Elf's depression and attempts to end her life while holding their family together. By the author of Summer of My Amazing Luck. 20,000 first printing.
  • Barbara the Slut and Other People

    By Lauren Holmes

    Our Price: $13.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781594633782
    • Publisher: Riverhead Books
    • Published: August 2015
    A debut collection about the human flaws that challenge relationships includes "Desert Hearts," in which a woman casts aside her law degree to work in an adult store; and the title story, in which an Ivy League acceptance makes a woman question her high school's culture of shame. 25,000 first printing.
  • Book of Numbers

    By Joshua Cohen

    Our Price: $14.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780812996913
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: June 2015
    Hired by a dying tech company tycoon to ghostwrite his memoirs, failed novelist Josh Cohen learns the history of the man's profoundly influential company before being initiated into the high-stakes truth behind the autobiography project.
  • Fates and Furies

    By Lauren Groff

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781594634475
    • Publisher: Riverhead Books
    • Published: September 2015
    "From the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of The Monsters of Templeton and Arcadia, an exhilarating novel about marriage, creativity, art, and perception. Fates and Furies is a literary masterpiece that defies expectation. A dazzling examination of a marriage, it is also a portrait of creative partnership written by one of the best writers of her generation. Every story has two sides. Every relationship has two perspectives. And sometimes, it turns out, the key to a great marriage is not its truths but its secrets. At the core of this rich, expansive, layered novel, Lauren Groff presents the story of one such marriage over the course of twenty-four years. At age twenty-two, Lotto and Mathilde are tall, glamorous, madly in love, and destined for greatness. A decade later, their marriage is still the envy of their friends, but with an electric thrill we understand that things are even more complicated and remarkable than they have seemed. With stunning revelations and multiple threads, and in prose that is vibrantly alive and original, Groff delivers a deeply satisfying novel about love, art, creativity, and power that is unlike anything that has come before it. Profound, surprising, propulsive, and emotionally riveting, it stirs both the mind and the heart"--
  • Killing and Dying

    By Adrian Tomine

    Our Price: $22.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781770462090
    • Publisher: Drawn and Quarterly
    • Published: October 2015
    "One of the most gifted graphic novelists of our time." --WiredKilling and Dying is a stunning showcase of the possibilities of the graphic novel medium and a wry exploration of loss, creative ambition, identity, and family dynamics. With this work, Adrian Tomine (Shortcomings, Scenes from an Impending Marriage) reaffirms his place not only as one of the most significant creators of contemporary comics but as one of the great voices of modern American literature. His gift for capturing emotion and intellect resonates here: the weight of love and its absence, the pride and disappointment of family, the anxiety and hopefulness of being alive in the twenty-first century."Amber Sweet" shows the disastrous impact of mistaken identity in a hyper-connected world; "A Brief History of the Art Form Known as Hortisculpture" details the invention and destruction of a vital new art form in short comic strips; "Translated, from the Japanese" is a lush, full-color display of storytelling through still images; the title story, "Killing and Dying", centers on parenthood, mortality, and stand-up comedy. In six interconnected, darkly funny stories, Tomine forms a quietly moving portrait of contemporary life.Tomine is a master of the small gesture, equally deft at signaling emotion via a subtle change of expression or writ large across landscapes illustrated in full color. Killing and Dying is a fraught, realist masterpiece.
  • Nora Webster

    By Colm Toibin

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781439138335
    • Publisher: Scribner
    • Published: October 2014
    "From one of contemporary literature's bestselling, critically acclaimed and beloved authors, a magnificent new novel set in Ireland, about a fiercely compelling young widow and mother of four, navigating grief and fear, struggling for hope. Set in Wexford, Ireland, Colm Tâoibâin's superb seventh novel introduces the formidable, memorable and deeply moving Nora Webster. Widowed at forty, with four children and not enough money, Nora has lost the love of her life, Maurice, the man who rescued her from the stifling world to which she was born. And now she fears she may be drawn back into it. Wounded, strong-willed, clinging to secrecy in a tiny community where everyone knows your business, Nora is drowning in her own sorrow and blind to the suffering of her young sons, who have lost their father. Yet she has moments of stunning empathy and kindness, and when she begins to sing again, after decades, she finds solace, engagement, a haven--herself. Nora Webster is a masterpiece in character study by a writer at the zenith of his career, "beautiful and daring" (The New York Times Book Review) and able to "sneak up on readers and capture their imaginations" (USA TODAY). In Nora Webster, Tâoibâin has created a character as iconic, engaging and memorable as Madame Bovary or Hedda Gabler"--
  • Sing, Unburied, Sing

    By Jesmyn Ward

    Our Price: $13.00 - $26.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781501126062
    • Publisher: Scribner
    • Published: September 2017
    In Jesmyn Ward’s first novel since her National Book Award–winning Salvage the Bones, this singular American writer brings the archetypal road novel into rural twenty-first-century America. An intimate portrait of a family and an epic tale of hope and struggle, Sing, Unburied, Sing journeys through Mississippi’s past and present, examining the ugly truths at the heart of the American story and the power—and limitations—of family bonds. Jojo is thirteen years old and trying to understand what it means to be a man. He doesn’t lack in fathers to study, chief among them his Black grandfather, Pop. But there are other men who complicate his understanding: his absent White father, Michael, who is being released from prison; his absent White grandfather, Big Joseph, who won’t acknowledge his existence; and the memories of his dead uncle, Given, who died as a teenager. His mother, Leonie, is an inconsistent presence in his and his toddler sister’s lives. She is an imperfect mother in constant conflict with herself and those around her. She is Black and her children’s father is White. She wants to be a better mother but can’t put her children above her own needs, especially her drug use. Simultaneously tormented and comforted by visions of her dead brother, which only come to her when she’s high, Leonie is embattled in ways that reflect the brutal reality of her circumstances. When the children’s father is released from prison, Leonie packs her kids and a friend into her car and drives north to the heart of Mississippi and Parchman Farm, the State Penitentiary. At Parchman, there is another thirteen-year-old boy, the ghost of a dead inmate who carries all of the ugly history of the South with him in his wandering. He too has something to teach Jojo about fathers and sons, about legacies, about violence, about love.
  • Slade House

    By David Mitchell

    Our Price: $13.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780812998689
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: October 2015
    Follows the narrative of five different people who disappear through a mysterious door in an unassuming alleyway that leads to Slade House, owned by a peculiar brother and sister, and vanish completely from the outside world.
  • Speak No Evil

    By Uzodinma Iweala

    Our Price: $13.50 - $26.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780061284922
    • Publisher: Harper
    • Published: March 2018
    On the surface, Niru leads a charmed life. Raised by two attentive parents in Washington, DC, he's a top student and a track star at his prestigious private high school, bound for Harvard in the fall. But Niru has a painful secret: he is gay--an abominable sin to his conservative Nigerian parents. No one knows except Meredith, his best friend, the daughter of prominent Washington insiders--and the one person who seems not to judge him.When Niru's father accidentally discovers an incriminating text on his phone, the fallout is brutal and swift. Coping with troubles of her own, however, Meredith finds that she has little left emotionally to offer him. As the two friends struggle to reconcile their desires against the expectations and institutions that seek to define them, they find themselves speeding toward a future more violent and senseless than they can imagine. Neither will escape unscathed.As heart-wrenching and timely as his breakout debut, Beasts of No Nation, Uzodinma Iweala's new novel cuts to the core of our humanity and leaves us reeling in its wake.
  • The Answers

    By Catherine Lacey

    Our Price: $13.00 - $23.40
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780374100261
    • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    • Published: June 2017
  • The Art of Asking

    By Amanda Palmer

    Our Price: $13.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781455581085
    • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
    • Published: November 2014
  • The Buried Giant

    By Kazuo Ishiguro

    Our Price: $8.00 - $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780307455796
    • Publisher: Vintage
    • Published: January 2016
    "An extraordinary new novel from the author of Never Let Me Go and the Booker Prize winning The Remains of the Day. "You've long set your heart against it, Axl, I know. But it's time now to think on it anew. There's a journey we must go on, and no more delay. . ." The Buried Giant begins as a couple set off across a troubled land of mist and rain in the hope of finding a son they have not seen in years. Sometimes savage, often intensely moving, Kazuo Ishiguro's first novel in a decade is about lost memories, love, revenge and war"--
  • The Secret Wisdom of the Earth

    By Christopher Scotton

    Our Price: $12.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781455551927
    • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
    • Published: January 2015
    "After witnessing the death of his younger brother in a terrible home accident, 14-year-old Kevin and his grieving mother are sent for the summer to live with Kevin's grandfather. In this peeled-paint coal town deep in Appalachia, Kevin quickly falls in with a half-wild hollow kid named Buzzy Fink who schools him in the mysteries and magnificence of the woods. The events of this fateful summer will affect the entire town of Medgar, Kentucky. Medgar is beset by a massive Mountaintop Removal operation that is blowing up the hills and back filling the hollows. Kevin's grandfather and others in town attempt to rally the citizens against the 'company' and its powerful owner to stop the plunder of their mountain heritage. When Buzzy witnesses the brutal murder of the opposition leader, a sequence is set in play which tests Buzzy and Kevin to their absolute limits in an epic struggle for survival in the Kentucky mountains. Redemptive and emotionally resonant, The Secret Wisdom of the Earth is narrated by an adult Kevin looking back on the summer when he sloughed the coverings of a boy and took his first faltering steps as a man among a rich cast of characters and an ambitious effort to reclaim a once great community"--
  • The Small Backs of Children

    By Lidia Yuknavitch

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780062383242
    • Publisher: Harper
    • Published: July 2015
    A masterful literary talent explores the treacherous, often violent borders between war and sex, love and art.With the flash of a camera, one girl’s life is shattered, and a host of others altered forever. . .In a war-torn village in Eastern Europe, an American photographer captures a heart-stopping image: a young girl flying toward the lens, fleeing a fiery explosion that has engulfed her home and family. The image wins acclaim and prizes, becoming an icon for millions—and a subject of obsession for one writer, the photographer’s best friend, who has suffered a devastating tragedy of her own.As the writer plunges into a suicidal depression, her filmmaker husband enlists several friends, including a fearless bisexual poet and an ingenuous performance artist, to save her by rescuing the unknown girl and bringing her to the United States. And yet, as their plot unfolds, everything we know about the story comes into question: What does the writer really want? Who is controlling the action? And what will happen when these two worlds—east and west, real and virtual—collide?A fierce, provocative, and deeply affecting novel of both ideas and action that blends the tight construction of Julian Barnes’sThe Sense of an Ending with the emotional power of Anthony Marra’s A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, Lidia Yuknavitch’sThe Small Backs of Children is a major step forward from one of our most avidly watched writers.
  • There There

    By Tommy Orange

    Our Price: $28.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780525633013
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: June 2018

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