Current Fiction

LAGER QUEEN OF MINNESOTA

Two sisters, one farm. A family is split when their father leaves their shared inheritance entirely to Helen, his younger daughter. Despite baking award-winning pies at the local nursing home, her older sister, Edith, struggles to make what most people would call a living. So she can't help wondering what her life would have been like with even a portion of the farm money her sister kept for herself. With the proceeds from the farm, Helen builds one of the most successful light breweries in the country, and makes their company motto ubiquitous: "Drink lots. It's Blotz." Where Edith has a heart as big as Minnesota, Helen's is as rigid as a steel keg. Yet one day, Helen will find she needs some help herself, and she could find a potential savior close to home. . . if it's not too late. Meanwhile, Edith's granddaughter, Diana, grows up knowing that the real world requires a tougher constitution than her grandmother possesses. She earns a shot at learning the IPA business from the ground up--will that change their fortunes forever, and perhaps reunite her splintered family? Here we meet a cast of lovable, funny, quintessentially American characters eager to make their mark in a world that's often stacked against them. In this deeply affecting family saga, resolution can take generations, but when it finally comes, we're surprised, moved, and delighted. "A novel of family, Midwestern values, hard work, fate, and the secrets of making a world-class beer, from the author of Kitchens of the Great Midwest"--
July 1, 2019 | Hardcover |
$26.00

CATHOLIC SCHOOL

Edoardo Albinati’s The Catholic School, the winner of Italy’s most prestigious award, The Strega Prize, is a powerful investigation of the heart and soul of contemporary Italy. Three well-off young men―former students at Rome’s prestigious all-boys Catholic high school San Leone Magno―brutally tortured, raped, and murdered two young women in 1975. The event, which came to be known as the Circeo massacre, shocked and captivated the country, exposing the violence and dark underbelly of the upper middle class at a moment when the traditional structures of family and religion were seen as under threat. It is this environment, the halls of San Leone Magno in the late 1960s and the 1970s, that Edoardo Albinati takes as his subject. His experience at the school, reflections on his adolescence, and thoughts on the forces that produced contemporary Italy are painstakingly and thoughtfully rendered, producing a remarkable blend of memoir, coming-of-age novel, and true-crime story. Along with indelible portraits of his teachers and fellow classmates―the charming Arbus, the literature teacher Cosmos, and his only Fascist friend, Max―Albinati also gives us his nuanced reflections on the legacy of abuse, the Italian bourgeoisie, and the relationship between sex, violence, and masculinity.
August 1, 2019 | Hardcover |
$40.00
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DIARY OF A PORN STAR BY PRISCILLA WRISTON-RANGER: AS TOLD TO DAVID MAMET WITH AN AFTERWORD BY MR. MAMET

Written by Mamet, David
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December 3, 2019 | Hardcover | Bombardier Books | 208 Pages |
$27.00
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AGE OF ANXIETY

Written by Townshend, Pete
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November 5, 2019 | Hardcover | Hachette Books | 272 Pages |
$28.00
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TO THOSE GODS BEYOND

Written by Calvino, Italo
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October 22, 2019 | Hardcover | Atlas Press LLC |
$23.95
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UNTIL STONES BECOME LIGHTER THAN WATER

Written by Lobo Antunes, Antonio
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September 24, 2019 | Hardcover | Yale University Press | 384 Pages |
$26.00

SCOTTSBORO

Written by Feldman, Ellen
One of the girls sticks to her story. The other changes her tune, again and again.
May 1, 2009 | Paperback | W. W. Norton & Company | 363 Pages |
$23.95

ACCOMPLISHED GUEST: STORIES

Written by Beattie, Ann
* A Washington Post Notable Fiction Book of the Year A magnificent new collection from award-winning author Ann Beattie--featuring recent O. Henry, Pushcart, and Best American Short Story selections.
June 13, 2017 | Hardcover | Scribner Book Company | 288 Pages |
$26.00

BEAUTIFUL DREAM OF LIFE

Written by Zapata, Domingo
From celebrated painter Domingo Zapata comes an evocative, immersive, and at times satirical portrait of a renowned contemporary artist who, while grappling with the intersection of his art, his life, and the world he lives in, begins to slip further and further into delusion.
July 25, 2017 | Hardcover | Gallery Books | 320 Pages |
$26.00

GRAYBAR HOTEL: STORIES

Written by Dawkins, Curtis
In this stunning debut collection, Curtis Dawkins, an MFA graduate and convicted murderer serving life without parole, takes us inside the worlds of prison and prisoners with stories that dazzle with their humor and insight, even as they describe a harsh and barren existence.
July 4, 2017 | Hardcover | Scribner Book Company | 224 Pages |
$26.00

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