Literature

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ARTFORUM

Written by Aira, Cesar
Artforum is certainly one of César Aira's most charming, quirky, and funny books to date. Consisting of a series of interrelated stories about his compulsion to collect Artforum magazine, this is not about art so much as it is about passionate obsession. At first we follow our hapless collector from magazine shops to used bookstores hunting for copies of Artforum.
March 31, 2020 | Paperback | New Directions Publishing Corporation | 80 Pages |
$12.95
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MICHAEL KOHLHAAS

Written by Von Kleist, Heinrich
Michael Kohlhaas has been wronged. First his finest horses were unfairly confiscated and mistreated. And things keep going worse--his servants have been beaten, his wife killed, and the lawsuits he pursues are stymied--but Kohlhaas, determined to find justice at all costs, tirelessly persists.
March 31, 2020 | Paperback | New Directions Publishing Corporation | 144 Pages |
$14.95
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NORMA JEANE BAKER OF TROY

Written by Carson, Anne
Norma Jeane Baker of Troy is a meditation on the destabilizing and destructive power of beauty, drawing together Helen of Troy and Marilyn Monroe, twin avatars of female fascination separated by millennia but united in mythopoeic force.
February 25, 2020 | Paperback | New Directions Publishing Corporation | 64 Pages |
$12.95
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SIAMESE TWIN MYSTERY

Written by Queen, Ellery
When Ellery Queen and his father encounter a raging forest fire during a mountain drive, the only direction to go is up -- up a winding dirt road that leads to an isolated hillside manor, inhabited by a secretive surgeon and his diverse cast of guests. Trapped by the fire, the Queens settle into the uneasy atmosphere of their surroundings.
February 4, 2020 | Paperback | Penzler Publishers | 288 Pages |
$15.95
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YOUR TURN, MR. MOTO

Written by Marquand, John P
During World War I, Casey Lee was one of the best pilots around. Known for his boldness and bravery, he was heralded as a hero. But now the war's over, the Depression is on, and Americans no longer have time for public heroes, leaving Lee washed up and desperate for work.
March 3, 2020 | Paperback | Penzler Publishers | 288 Pages |
$15.95
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WALTZ INTO DARKNESS

Written by Woolrich, Cornell
When New Orleans coffee merchant Louis Durand first meets his bride-to-be after a months-long courtship by mail, he's shocked that she doesn't match the photographs sent with her correspondence. But Durand has told his own fibs, concealing from her the details of his wealth, and so he mostly feels fortunate to find her so much more beautiful than expected.
January 7, 2020 | Paperback | Penzler Publishers | 364 Pages |
$15.95
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BELOVED: SPECIAL EDITION

Written by Morrison, Toni
Upon the original publication of Beloved, John Leonard wrote in the Los Angeles Times: "I can't imagine American literature without it." Nearly two decades later, The New York Times chose Beloved as the best American novel of the previous fifty years.
October 22, 2019 | Hardcover | Knopf Publishing Group | 288 Pages |
$28.00
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THAT HAIR

Written by Pereira de Almeida, Djaimilia
"The story of my curly hair," says Mila, the narrator of Djaimilia Pereira de Almeida's autobiographically inspired tragicomedy, "intersects with the story of at least two countries and, by extension, the indirect story of the relations among several continents: a geopolitics." Mila is the Luanda-born daughter of a black Angolan mother and a white Portuguese father.
March 17, 2020 | Paperback | Tin House Books | 200 Pages |
$15.95
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WAGERS

Written by Michaels, Sean
When Theo Potiris performed his stand-up comedy act on Conan at 25, he thought he'd hit it big. But ten years later, he's still spending his days working at his parents' grocery store, bicycling to the local open mic, and writing letters to a girlfriend who lives halfway around the world. Theo's desperate for a break.
January 21, 2020 | Paperback | Tin House Books | 398 Pages |
$15.95
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ARTURO'S ISLAND

Written by Morante, Elsa
Elsa Morante's novels were once considered the greatest of Italy's postwar generation. Here, Ann Goldstein's "deft translation" (Madeline Schwartz, New York Review of Books) of Arturo's Island heralds a "second life" for the beloved author, finally garnering Morante "the new readers she deserves" (Lily Tuck, Wall Street Journal).
February 18, 2020 | Paperback | Liveright Publishing Corporation | 384 Pages |
$18.95

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