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The Bright Forever: A Novel

By Lee Martin

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$15.00
ISBN: 9780307209863
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Published: Crown - April 4th, 2006

For a bit, I was only reading poetry, but Lee Martin's THE BRIGHT FOREVER pulled me away and into fiction. Think secrets of a small town, think voyeurs, think AS I LAY DYING. Here is a town discussing the disappearance of a neighborhood girl, but in the process opening up about its darkest truths. Listen.


The Bright Forever: A Novel By Lee Martin Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780307209863
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Crown - April 4th, 2006

For a bit, I was only reading poetry, but Lee Martin's THE BRIGHT FOREVER pulled me away and into fiction. Think secrets of a small town, think voyeurs, think AS I LAY DYING. Here is a town discussing the disappearance of a neighborhood girl, but in the process opening up about its darkest truths. Listen.


For a bit, I was only reading poetry, but Lee Martin's THE BRIGHT FOREVER pulled me away and into fiction. Think secrets of a small town, think voyeurs, think AS I LAY DYING. Here is a town discussing the disappearance of a neighborhood girl, but in the process opening up about its darkest truths. Listen.
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My Lobotomy: A Memoir

By Howard Dully, Charles Fleming

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$18.70
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ISBN: 9780307381279
Published: Crown - August 26th, 2008

This fascinating memoir chronicles one man’s journey growing up – and being lobotomized at twelve years old. Part medical history and part personal memoir, this book captures the history of a procedure and a person. His lobotomy was performed by the notorious Dr. Walter Freeman, who invented the “ice pick” lobotomy. Freeman later regretted the hundreds of lobotomies he performed and was an active advocate against lobotomies. Dully is a medical miracle and a testament to the human brain’s ability to reconstitute itself in spite of horrific challenges. Whether you are a doctor or someone who loves interesting stories, this memoir will keep you glued while giving you hope that we are capable of beating the odds. After all, our brains are remarkable things.


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$18.70
Out of Stock Indefinitely
ISBN: 9780307381279
Published: Crown - August 26th, 2008

This fascinating memoir chronicles one man’s journey growing up – and being lobotomized at twelve years old. Part medical history and part personal memoir, this book captures the history of a procedure and a person. His lobotomy was performed by the notorious Dr. Walter Freeman, who invented the “ice pick” lobotomy. Freeman later regretted the hundreds of lobotomies he performed and was an active advocate against lobotomies. Dully is a medical miracle and a testament to the human brain’s ability to reconstitute itself in spite of horrific challenges. Whether you are a doctor or someone who loves interesting stories, this memoir will keep you glued while giving you hope that we are capable of beating the odds. After all, our brains are remarkable things.


This fascinating memoir chronicles one man’s journey growing up – and being lobotomized at twelve years old. Part medical history and part personal memoir, this book captures the history of a procedure and a person. His lobotomy was performed by the notorious Dr. Walter Freeman, who invented the “ice pick” lobotomy. Freeman later regretted the hundreds of lobotomies he performed and was an active advocate against lobotomies. Dully is a medical miracle and a testament to the human brain’s ability to reconstitute itself in spite of horrific challenges. Whether you are a doctor or someone who loves interesting stories, this memoir will keep you glued while giving you hope that we are capable of beating the odds. After all, our brains are remarkable things.
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The Burning Girl: A Novel

By Claire Messud

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$28.55
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ISBN: 9780393635027
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 29th, 2017

Claire Messud is one of our most talented storytellers. Her latest, THE BURNING GIRL, is a crystalline evocation of the deep friendships that develop between teenage girls, a bond unlike any other. Messud traverses the fraught alliances and raw emotions of high school, reminding us that these ordinary rites of passage can have extraordinary consequences. Messud’s writing is deft and immersive. Her character development, sharp and perceptive. The novel recreates the pain of first realizing that it is impossible to fully know another; that our self-narratives reflect how we want to be seen but not actually who we are.


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$28.55
Out of Stock Indefinitely
ISBN: 9780393635027
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 29th, 2017

Claire Messud is one of our most talented storytellers. Her latest, THE BURNING GIRL, is a crystalline evocation of the deep friendships that develop between teenage girls, a bond unlike any other. Messud traverses the fraught alliances and raw emotions of high school, reminding us that these ordinary rites of passage can have extraordinary consequences. Messud’s writing is deft and immersive. Her character development, sharp and perceptive. The novel recreates the pain of first realizing that it is impossible to fully know another; that our self-narratives reflect how we want to be seen but not actually who we are.


Claire Messud is one of our most talented storytellers. Her latest, THE BURNING GIRL, is a crystalline evocation of the deep friendships that develop between teenage girls, a bond unlike any other. Messud traverses the fraught alliances and raw emotions of high school, reminding us that these ordinary rites of passage can have extraordinary consequences. Messud’s writing is deft and immersive. Her character development, sharp and perceptive. The novel recreates the pain of first realizing that it is impossible to fully know another; that our self-narratives reflect how we want to be seen but not actually who we are.
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Norse Mythology

By Neil Gaiman

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$25.95
ISBN: 9780393609097
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 7th, 2017

A readable, gripping retelling of the ancient Norse myths. As someone who did not come to these stories with much prior knowledge of Norse mythology, I found this book an excellent introduction. I definitely want to learn more. Also: the audiobook is especially good. It's read by Gaiman himself with great fanfare!


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$25.95
ISBN: 9780393609097
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 7th, 2017

A readable, gripping retelling of the ancient Norse myths. As someone who did not come to these stories with much prior knowledge of Norse mythology, I found this book an excellent introduction. I definitely want to learn more. Also: the audiobook is especially good. It's read by Gaiman himself with great fanfare!


A readable, gripping retelling of the ancient Norse myths. As someone who did not come to these stories with much prior knowledge of Norse mythology, I found this book an excellent introduction. I definitely want to learn more. Also: the audiobook is especially good. It's read by Gaiman himself with great fanfare!
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The Course of Love: A Novel

By Alain de Botton

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$17.99
ISBN: 9781501134517
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Published: Simon & Schuster - June 20th, 2017

Part story, part pedagogy, Alain de Botton maps the psychology of Rabih and Kirsten's marriage from their early romance through having children on into middle age. While this book would be excellent for any couple, it's also a beautiful, philosophical look at love in general, with kernels of wisdom for all.


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$17.99
ISBN: 9781501134517
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Simon & Schuster - June 20th, 2017

Part story, part pedagogy, Alain de Botton maps the psychology of Rabih and Kirsten's marriage from their early romance through having children on into middle age. While this book would be excellent for any couple, it's also a beautiful, philosophical look at love in general, with kernels of wisdom for all.


Part story, part pedagogy, Alain de Botton maps the psychology of Rabih and Kirsten's marriage from their early romance through having children on into middle age. While this book would be excellent for any couple, it's also a beautiful, philosophical look at love in general, with kernels of wisdom for all.
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Unraveling Oliver: A Novel

By Liz Nugent

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$26.00
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ISBN: 9781501167751
Published: Gallery/Scout Press - August 22nd, 2017

UNRAVELING OLIVER is an ingeniously plotted, deliciously suspenseful debut. A story about how family secrets can reverberate with awful violence onto successive generations. Oliver is a mercurial, evil, and endlessly fascinating antihero. Liz Nugent unspools the layers of Oliver’s life and his stunning deceits through a multi-person narrative that builds up to a breathless crescendo.


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$26.00
Out of Stock Indefinitely
ISBN: 9781501167751
Published: Gallery/Scout Press - August 22nd, 2017

UNRAVELING OLIVER is an ingeniously plotted, deliciously suspenseful debut. A story about how family secrets can reverberate with awful violence onto successive generations. Oliver is a mercurial, evil, and endlessly fascinating antihero. Liz Nugent unspools the layers of Oliver’s life and his stunning deceits through a multi-person narrative that builds up to a breathless crescendo.


UNRAVELING OLIVER is an ingeniously plotted, deliciously suspenseful debut. A story about how family secrets can reverberate with awful violence onto successive generations. Oliver is a mercurial, evil, and endlessly fascinating antihero. Liz Nugent unspools the layers of Oliver’s life and his stunning deceits through a multi-person narrative that builds up to a breathless crescendo.
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When Breath Becomes Air

By Paul Kalanithi, Abraham Verghese

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By Paul Kalanithi, Abraham Verghese (Foreword by)
$26.00
ISBN: 9780812988406
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Published: Random House - January 12th, 2016

This beautiful biography of the neurosurgeon Paul Kalanithi's journey from cancer diagnosis through the end of his life is a moving and inspiring book that should help each of us live a richer life every day.


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By Paul Kalanithi, Abraham Verghese (Foreword by)
$26.00
ISBN: 9780812988406
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Published: Random House - January 12th, 2016

This beautiful biography of the neurosurgeon Paul Kalanithi's journey from cancer diagnosis through the end of his life is a moving and inspiring book that should help each of us live a richer life every day.


This beautiful biography of the neurosurgeon Paul Kalanithi's journey from cancer diagnosis through the end of his life is a moving and inspiring book that should help each of us live a richer life every day.
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Elegy: Poems

By Mary Jo Bang

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$17.60
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ISBN: 9781555975401
Published: Graywolf Press - September 29th, 2009

A collection about the poet's son's accidental overdose, Mary Jo Bang writes her way through a year of grief. I read this book once a year (at least). "Look at her--It's as if / the windows of night have been sewn to her eyes." This takes the elegy as form and expands it to include everything her heart can't take.


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$17.60
Out of Stock Indefinitely
ISBN: 9781555975401
Published: Graywolf Press - September 29th, 2009

A collection about the poet's son's accidental overdose, Mary Jo Bang writes her way through a year of grief. I read this book once a year (at least). "Look at her--It's as if / the windows of night have been sewn to her eyes." This takes the elegy as form and expands it to include everything her heart can't take.


A collection about the poet's son's accidental overdose, Mary Jo Bang writes her way through a year of grief. I read this book once a year (at least). "Look at her--It's as if / the windows of night have been sewn to her eyes." This takes the elegy as form and expands it to include everything her heart can't take.
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Faces in the Crowd

By Valeria Luiselli, Christina Macsweeney

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$16.95
ISBN: 9781566893541
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Coffee House Press - May 13th, 2014

Valeria Luiselli's extraordinary debut novel signals the arrival of a major talent. The novel's fragmented, poetic narrative immediately engages and slowly reveals its secrets. Is this a story of a woman discovering a forgotten Latin poet of the Harlem Renaissance? Is the woman imagined by the poet? Are they both ghosts in search of some way back to the real? Written in Spanish and exquisitely translated by Christina MacSweeney, FACES IN THE CROWD is a fresh and essential voice in the Latin American canon.


Faces in the Crowd By Valeria Luiselli, Christina Macsweeney (Translator) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781566893541
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Coffee House Press - May 13th, 2014

Valeria Luiselli's extraordinary debut novel signals the arrival of a major talent. The novel's fragmented, poetic narrative immediately engages and slowly reveals its secrets. Is this a story of a woman discovering a forgotten Latin poet of the Harlem Renaissance? Is the woman imagined by the poet? Are they both ghosts in search of some way back to the real? Written in Spanish and exquisitely translated by Christina MacSweeney, FACES IN THE CROWD is a fresh and essential voice in the Latin American canon.


Valeria Luiselli's extraordinary debut novel signals the arrival of a major talent. The novel's fragmented, poetic narrative immediately engages and slowly reveals its secrets. Is this a story of a woman discovering a forgotten Latin poet of the Harlem Renaissance? Is the woman imagined by the poet? Are they both ghosts in search of some way back to the real? Written in Spanish and exquisitely translated by Christina MacSweeney, FACES IN THE CROWD is a fresh and essential voice in the Latin American canon.

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