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Nicholson Baker
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Nicholson Baker was born in 1957 and attended the Eastman School of Music and Haverford College. He has published six previous novels and three works of nonfiction, including Double Fold, which won a National Book Critics Circle Award in 2001.

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A Box of Matches

Written by Nicholson Baker


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 9, 2004
Price: $14.95

Emmett has a wife and two children, a cat, and a duck, and he wants to know what life is about. Every day he gets up before dawn, makes a cup of coffee in the dark, lights a fire with one wooden match, and thinks.

What Emmett thinks about is the subject... Read more >
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A Box of Matches

Written by Nicholson Baker


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 9, 2004
Price: $11.99

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Checkpoint
A Novel
Written by Nicholson Baker


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 12, 2005
Price: $10.00

From Nicholson Baker, best-selling author of Vox and the most original writer of his generation, his most audacious novel yet.

Meet Jay.

Meet Ben.

Jay has summoned his old friend Ben to a hotel room not far from the nation’s capitol. During the course of an afternoon, they will share a... Read more >
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Checkpoint

Written by Nicholson Baker


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 10, 2004
Price: $7.99

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Double Fold
Libraries and the Assault on Paper
Written by Nicholson Baker


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 9, 2002
Price: $15.00

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award

The ostensible purpose of a library is to preserve the printed word. But for fifty years our country’s libraries–including the Library of Congress–have been doing just the opposite, destroying hundreds of thousands of historic newspapers and replacing them with microfilm copies that are difficult... Read more >
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Double Fold
Libraries and the Assault on Paper
Written by Nicholson Baker


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 13, 2002
Price: $13.99

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The Everlasting Story of Nory

Written by Nicholson Baker


Format: eBook, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 24, 2011
Price: $11.99

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The Everlasting Story of Nory

Written by Nicholson Baker


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 30, 1999
Price: $15.95

Baker, a fabulist of the ordinary, turns his attention on a 9-year-old American girl, Nory Winslow, who  wants to be a dentist or a designer of pop-up books. She likes telling stories and inventing dolls. She has nightmares about teeth, which may explain her career choice. She is going to school in... Read more >
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The Fermata

Written by Nicholson Baker


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 24, 1995
Price: $15.95

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The Fermata

Written by Nicholson Baker


Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 24, 2011
Price: $11.99

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The Size of Thoughts
Essays and Other Lumber
Written by Nicholson Baker


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 25, 1997
Price: $17.95

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The Size of Thoughts
Essays and Other Lumber
Written by Nicholson Baker


Format: eBook, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 24, 2011
Price: $13.99

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U and I
A True Story
Written by Nicholson Baker


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 4, 1992
Price: $12.95

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U and I
A True Story
Written by Nicholson Baker


Format: eBook, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 24, 2011
Price: $11.99

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Vintage Baker

Written by Nicholson Baker


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 14, 2004
Price: $9.95

Representing a wide spectrum of some of our most significant modern and contemporary authors, the Vintage Readers offer an attractive, accessible sampling of writing that matters.

“Baker writes with appealing charm. . . . He clowns and shows off. . . rambles and pounces hard; he says acute things, extravagant things, terribly... Read more >
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Vintage Baker

Written by Nicholson Baker


Format: eBook, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $8.99

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Vox

Written by Nicholson Baker


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 26, 1993
Price: $15.00

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Vox

Written by Nicholson Baker


Format: eBook, 176 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 24, 2011
Price: $11.99

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