• A Field Guide to Getting Lost

    By Rebecca Solnit

    Our Price: $9.00 - $16.20
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780143037248
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: June 2006
    A series of autobiographical essays draws on key moments and relationships in the author's life to explore such issues as trust, loss, and desire, in a volume that focuses on a central theme of losing oneself in the pleasures of experience. By the author of River of Shadows and Wanderlust. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
  • Nights at the Circus

    By Angela Carter

    Our Price: $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780140077032
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: March 1986
    Sophie Fevvers - the toast of Europe's capitals, courted by the Prince of Wales, painted by Toulouse-Lautrec - is an aerialiste extraordinaire, star of Colonel Kearney's circus. She is also part woman, part swan. Jack Walser, an American journalist, is on a quest to discover Fevver's true identity: Is she part swan or all fake? Dazzled by his love for Fevvers, and desperate for the scoop of a lifetime, Walser joins the circus on its tour. The journey takes him on an intoxicating trip through turn-of-the-century London, St. Petersburg, and Siberia. 295p.
  • On Beauty

    By Zadie Smith

    Our Price: $15.30
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780143037743
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: August 2006
    Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize (2005). The novel tells the story of an interracial family living in the university town of Wellington, Massachusetts, whose misadventures in the culture wars - on both sides of the Atlantic - serveto skewer everything from family life to political correctness to the combustive collision between the personal and the political. Full of dead-on wit and relentlessly funny. 464p.
  • Regeneration (Regeneration Trilogy)

    By Pat Barker

    Our Price: $8.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780142180594
    • Publisher: Plume
    • Published: December 2013
    "The trilogy is trying to tell something about the parts of war that don't get into the official accounts" ?Pat Barker The first book of the Regeneration Trilogy and a Booker Prize nominee In 1917 Siegfried Sasson, noted poet and decorated war hero, publicly refused to continue serving as a British officer in World War I. His reason: the war was a senseless slaughter. He was officially classified "mentally unsound" and sent to Craiglockhart War Hospital. There a brilliant psychiatrist, Dr. William Rivers, set about restoring Sassoon's "sanity" and sending him back to the trenches. This novel tells what happened as only a novel can. It is a war saga in which not a shot is fired. It is a story of a battle for a man's mind in which only the reader can decide who is the victor, who the vanquished, and who the victim. One of the most amazing feats of fiction of our time, Regneration has been hailed by critics across the globe. As August 2014 marks the 100-year anniversary of World War I, this book is as timely and relevant as ever.
  • Sleepless Nights

    By Elizabeth Hardwick

    Our Price: $13.45
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780940322721
    • Publisher: New York Review Books
    • Published: August 2001
    (NYBR Classics series). In this 'novel of mental weather,' a woman looks back on her life - the parade of people, the shifting background of place - and assembles a scrapbook of memories, reflections,portraits, letters, wishes, and dreams. An inspired fusion of fact and invention, this beautifully realized 'novel without a plot' is not only Hardwick's finest fiction but one of the more notable contributions to recent American literature. First published in 1979. 128p.
  • The Death and Life of Great American Cities

    By Jane Jacobs

    Our Price: $16.15
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780679741954
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: December 1992
    A ground-breaking, direct and fundamentally optimistic indictment of the short-sightedness and intellectual arrogance that has characterized much of urban planning in the 20th century, and on into the twenty-first. Since its first publication in 1961, Jacobs' book has become the standard against which all endeavors in that field are measured. Arguing that the 'real vitality' of cities lies in their diversity, architectural variety, teeming street life and human scale, this work provides an essential and provocative framework for assessing how humans live 'in the city'. Index. 458p. Jane Jacobs passed away on April 25th, 2006. Her call for an 'urban jouissance' altered the course of urban planning.
  • The Street

    By Ann Petry

    Our Price: $7.50 - $14.39
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780395901496
    • Publisher: Mariner Books / Houghton Mifflin Company
    • Published: 1991
    Explores the life and dreams of a young woman who struggles to raise her son in a suffocating ghetto world of racism, human degradation, and uncontrolled violence
  • Wise Blood

    By Flannery O'Connor

    Our Price: $23.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780374530631
    • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    • Published: March 2007
    (FSG Classics series). The author's astonishing & haunting first novel focuses on the story of Hazel Motes, a twenty-two-year-old caught in an unending struggle against his innate, desperate fate. This tale of redemption, retribution, false prophets, blindness, blindings, and wisdom, offers up one of the most riveting characters in all of 20th-century American fiction. 240p.