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The Bloody Chamber: And Other Stories: 75th-Anniversary Edition (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

By Angela Carter

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By Angela Carter, Kelly Link (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9780143107613
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Published: Penguin Classics - May 26th, 2015

Somewhere between Anais Nin and Shirley Jackson, you might find Angela Carter. THE BLOODY CHAMBER is filled with subversive and hauntingly dark fairytales that feature strong females. This collection contains some of her stand out stories.


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By Angela Carter, Kelly Link (Introduction by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143107613
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Penguin Classics - May 26th, 2015

Somewhere between Anais Nin and Shirley Jackson, you might find Angela Carter. THE BLOODY CHAMBER is filled with subversive and hauntingly dark fairytales that feature strong females. This collection contains some of her stand out stories.


Somewhere between Anais Nin and Shirley Jackson, you might find Angela Carter. THE BLOODY CHAMBER is filled with subversive and hauntingly dark fairytales that feature strong females. This collection contains some of her stand out stories.

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You Remind Me of Me: A Novel

By Dan Chaon

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ISBN: 9780345441409
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Published: Ballantine Books - April 26th, 2005

Known more for his short story collections, Chaon’s criminally neglected first novel is a masterpiece of character development told through multiple points of view at different points in time. Under anyone else’s hands, the story might have been a confused mess, but the vignettes offered up by Chaon are skillfully woven together to reveal the connections of these disparate characters, relatable however flawed, who ultimately desire to do the right thing, mend broken bonds and not let the past dictate their destiny.


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ISBN: 9780345441409
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Published: Ballantine Books - April 26th, 2005

Known more for his short story collections, Chaon’s criminally neglected first novel is a masterpiece of character development told through multiple points of view at different points in time. Under anyone else’s hands, the story might have been a confused mess, but the vignettes offered up by Chaon are skillfully woven together to reveal the connections of these disparate characters, relatable however flawed, who ultimately desire to do the right thing, mend broken bonds and not let the past dictate their destiny.


Known more for his short story collections, Chaon’s criminally neglected first novel is a masterpiece of character development told through multiple points of view at different points in time. Under anyone else’s hands, the story might have been a confused mess, but the vignettes offered up by Chaon are skillfully woven together to reveal the connections of these disparate characters, relatable however flawed, who ultimately desire to do the right thing, mend broken bonds and not let the past dictate their destiny.

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Suite Francaise (Vintage International)

By Irene Nemirovsky

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ISBN: 9781400096275
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Published: Vintage - April 10th, 2007

It’s no wonder Nemirovsky’s account of the German invasion of Paris and the aftermath seems so much more visceral and immediate than your typical WWII narrative; the author lived the events and wrote about them as they unfolded. But this isn’t so much a story of battles as it is about the people affected by circumstances outside of their control and the actions they take to survive, endure and love.


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ISBN: 9781400096275
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Published: Vintage - April 10th, 2007

It’s no wonder Nemirovsky’s account of the German invasion of Paris and the aftermath seems so much more visceral and immediate than your typical WWII narrative; the author lived the events and wrote about them as they unfolded. But this isn’t so much a story of battles as it is about the people affected by circumstances outside of their control and the actions they take to survive, endure and love.


It’s no wonder Nemirovsky’s account of the German invasion of Paris and the aftermath seems so much more visceral and immediate than your typical WWII narrative; the author lived the events and wrote about them as they unfolded. But this isn’t so much a story of battles as it is about the people affected by circumstances outside of their control and the actions they take to survive, endure and love.

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The Story of My Teeth

By Valeria Luiselli

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ISBN: 9781566894098
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Published: Coffee House Press - September 15th, 2015

Those who have been following the young Mexican author’s writings will find this a departure from her almost avant-garde cosmopolitanism to a warmer and more evocative style, much in the tradition of Borges' and Marquez' magical realism. But, the “magic" is in the characters and scenarios she creates and how “real" she can make the preposterous and outlandish seem. Unique, funny, a little off, but will definitely leave a lasting impression.


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ISBN: 9781566894098
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Published: Coffee House Press - September 15th, 2015

Those who have been following the young Mexican author’s writings will find this a departure from her almost avant-garde cosmopolitanism to a warmer and more evocative style, much in the tradition of Borges' and Marquez' magical realism. But, the “magic" is in the characters and scenarios she creates and how “real" she can make the preposterous and outlandish seem. Unique, funny, a little off, but will definitely leave a lasting impression.


Those who have been following the young Mexican author’s writings will find this a departure from her almost avant-garde cosmopolitanism to a warmer and more evocative style, much in the tradition of Borges' and Marquez' magical realism. But, the “magic" is in the characters and scenarios she creates and how “real" she can make the preposterous and outlandish seem. Unique, funny, a little off, but will definitely leave a lasting impression.

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Speak: A Novel

By Louisa Hall

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ISBN: 9780062391209
Published: Ecco - May 3rd, 2016

Powerful, poignant, and deep, SPEAK’s unusual structure weaves together six narrative voices, including a Puritan girl leaving her former life behind to journey to America, AI pioneer and WWII code-breaker Alan Turing, and a slowly dying “babybot”, that together illuminate a link between the creation of artificial intelligence and the fundamental human yearning for connection.


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ISBN: 9780062391209
Published: Ecco - May 3rd, 2016

Powerful, poignant, and deep, SPEAK’s unusual structure weaves together six narrative voices, including a Puritan girl leaving her former life behind to journey to America, AI pioneer and WWII code-breaker Alan Turing, and a slowly dying “babybot”, that together illuminate a link between the creation of artificial intelligence and the fundamental human yearning for connection.


Powerful, poignant, and deep, SPEAK’s unusual structure weaves together six narrative voices, including a Puritan girl leaving her former life behind to journey to America, AI pioneer and WWII code-breaker Alan Turing, and a slowly dying “babybot”, that together illuminate a link between the creation of artificial intelligence and the fundamental human yearning for connection.

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Bettyville: A Memoir

By George Hodgman

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ISBN: 9780143107880
Published: Penguin Books - February 2nd, 2016

If you have done some growing up of your own and have a senior parent (or two), here is familiar turf. This is a story of family duty, of coming to terms, of recovery, and of a career hiatus, all of them mostly reluctant. None of that sounds like fun, I know, which is why it’s stunning to find yourself loving every page spent with the author and Betty, his ailing mother.


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ISBN: 9780143107880
Published: Penguin Books - February 2nd, 2016

If you have done some growing up of your own and have a senior parent (or two), here is familiar turf. This is a story of family duty, of coming to terms, of recovery, and of a career hiatus, all of them mostly reluctant. None of that sounds like fun, I know, which is why it’s stunning to find yourself loving every page spent with the author and Betty, his ailing mother.


If you have done some growing up of your own and have a senior parent (or two), here is familiar turf. This is a story of family duty, of coming to terms, of recovery, and of a career hiatus, all of them mostly reluctant. None of that sounds like fun, I know, which is why it’s stunning to find yourself loving every page spent with the author and Betty, his ailing mother.

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Welcome to Utopia: Notes from a Small Town

By Karen Valby

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ISBN: 9780292738751
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Published: University of Texas Press - March 1st, 2012

This nonfiction will feel familiar to anybody who’s spent time in a small town or a close-knit community, and it’s full of charm and humor. Its focus on young people, though, gives an urgency to the long, slow days in Utopia, Texas, as its graduating class looks for their paths within, or maybe out of, their little hometown.


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ISBN: 9780292738751
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Published: University of Texas Press - March 1st, 2012

This nonfiction will feel familiar to anybody who’s spent time in a small town or a close-knit community, and it’s full of charm and humor. Its focus on young people, though, gives an urgency to the long, slow days in Utopia, Texas, as its graduating class looks for their paths within, or maybe out of, their little hometown.


This nonfiction will feel familiar to anybody who’s spent time in a small town or a close-knit community, and it’s full of charm and humor. Its focus on young people, though, gives an urgency to the long, slow days in Utopia, Texas, as its graduating class looks for their paths within, or maybe out of, their little hometown.
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Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life

By Ruth Franklin

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ISBN: 9780871403131
Published: Liveright - September 27th, 2016

This award-winning new bio makes my list for being another opportunity to steer people towards Shirley Jackson’s own novels and story collections. (I moonlight as a Shirley Jackson booster.) Her stock as a 20th-century master is still rising, and reading about her frustrations and fears makes the escalating suspense in her books even more fascinating.


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ISBN: 9780871403131
Published: Liveright - September 27th, 2016

This award-winning new bio makes my list for being another opportunity to steer people towards Shirley Jackson’s own novels and story collections. (I moonlight as a Shirley Jackson booster.) Her stock as a 20th-century master is still rising, and reading about her frustrations and fears makes the escalating suspense in her books even more fascinating.


This award-winning new bio makes my list for being another opportunity to steer people towards Shirley Jackson’s own novels and story collections. (I moonlight as a Shirley Jackson booster.) Her stock as a 20th-century master is still rising, and reading about her frustrations and fears makes the escalating suspense in her books even more fascinating.

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Possession (Vintage International)

By A. S. Byatt

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ISBN: 9780679735908
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Published: Vintage - October 1st, 1991

A prize-winning bestseller almost 30 years ago, rather like THE GOLDFINCH, this was an unexpected sensation, coming from an author who was respected but hardly a success on the level of Donna Tartt. Also making its success a surprise was that it’s about a couple of academics competing to research a hundred-year-old mystery that involves a pair of poets! Just goes to show the impact that suspense, humor, the cozy English countryside, and a developing love story can make when the mix is perfect.


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ISBN: 9780679735908
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Published: Vintage - October 1st, 1991

A prize-winning bestseller almost 30 years ago, rather like THE GOLDFINCH, this was an unexpected sensation, coming from an author who was respected but hardly a success on the level of Donna Tartt. Also making its success a surprise was that it’s about a couple of academics competing to research a hundred-year-old mystery that involves a pair of poets! Just goes to show the impact that suspense, humor, the cozy English countryside, and a developing love story can make when the mix is perfect.


A prize-winning bestseller almost 30 years ago, rather like THE GOLDFINCH, this was an unexpected sensation, coming from an author who was respected but hardly a success on the level of Donna Tartt. Also making its success a surprise was that it’s about a couple of academics competing to research a hundred-year-old mystery that involves a pair of poets! Just goes to show the impact that suspense, humor, the cozy English countryside, and a developing love story can make when the mix is perfect.

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The Berlin Stories

By Christopher Isherwood

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By Christopher Isherwood, Armistead Maupin (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9780811218047
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Published: New Directions - September 17th, 2008

Christopher Isherwood was such a great, clear-eyed writer that it feels wrong to say he wrote like a dream – every observation is sharp, every character vivid. There is no dreamy haze. You will devour every story, and you may also decide that Holly Golightly owes everything to Sally Bowles.


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By Christopher Isherwood, Armistead Maupin (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9780811218047
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Published: New Directions - September 17th, 2008

Christopher Isherwood was such a great, clear-eyed writer that it feels wrong to say he wrote like a dream – every observation is sharp, every character vivid. There is no dreamy haze. You will devour every story, and you may also decide that Holly Golightly owes everything to Sally Bowles.


Christopher Isherwood was such a great, clear-eyed writer that it feels wrong to say he wrote like a dream – every observation is sharp, every character vivid. There is no dreamy haze. You will devour every story, and you may also decide that Holly Golightly owes everything to Sally Bowles.

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