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Tom Robbins
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Tom Robbins has been called “a vital natural resource” by The Oregonian, “one of the wildest and most entertaining novelists in the world” by the Financial Times of London, and “the most dangerous writer in the world today” by Fernanda Pivano of Italy’s Corriere della Sera. A Southerner by birth, Robbins has lived in and around Seattle since 1962.

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Siddhartha

Written by Hermann Hesse
Translated by Susan Bernofsky
Introduction by Tom Robbins


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: December 4, 2007
Price: $14.00

Hermann Hesse’s classic novel Siddhartha has delighted, inspired, and influenced generations of readers, writers, and thinkers. Though set in a place and time far removed from the Germany of 1922, the year of the book’s debut, the novel is infused with the sensibilities of Hesse’s time, synthesizing disparate philosophies–Eastern religions, Jungian... Read more >

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Siddhartha

Written by Hermann Hesse
Translated by Susan Bernofsky
Introduction by Tom Robbins


Format: Hardcover, 160 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: July 18, 2006
Price: $16.95

Hermann Hesse’s classic novel Siddhartha has delighted, inspired, and influenced generations of readers, writers, and thinkers. Though set in a place and time far removed from the Germany of 1922, the year of the book’s debut, the novel is infused with the sensibilities of Hesse’s time, synthesizing disparate philosophies–Eastern religions, Jungian... Read more >

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Another Roadside Attraction

Written by Tom Robbins


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: April 1, 1990
Price: $15.00

Robbins’ first novel, the story of a group of eccentric characters who set up a “roadside attraction” on the West Coast and end up uncovering a mystery that jars the foundation of Christianity and civilization as we know it. Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Another Roadside Attraction

Written by Tom Robbins


Format: eBook
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: June 17, 2003
Price: $11.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.

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Even Cowgirls Get the Blues

Written by Tom Robbins


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: April 1, 1990
Price: $15.00

Sissy Hanshaw is a small-town girl with big-time dreams and a quirk to match–hitchhiking her way into readers’ hearts. Featuring Bonanza Jellybean and the smooth-riding cowgirls of Rubber Rose Ranch; Chink, lascivious guru of yams and yang; Julian, Mohawk by birth, asthmatic esthete and husband by disposition; and Dr. Robbins, preventive... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Even Cowgirls Get the Blues

Written by Tom Robbins


Format: eBook
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: June 17, 2003
Price: $11.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.

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Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates

Written by Tom Robbins


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: May 29, 2001
Price: $15.00

The action centers on Switters, who is a walking bundle of contradictions: an anarchist employed by the government, a gun-toting pacifist, a vegetarian with a weakness for ham gravy, and more. Through Switters, Robbins fearlessly satirizes every major aspect of modern society.

"...Tom Robbins's work engages us where it might be said... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates

Written by Tom Robbins


Format: eBook
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: June 17, 2003
Price: $11.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.

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Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas

Written by Tom Robbins


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: November 1, 1995
Price: $16.00

When the stock market crashes on the Thursday before Easter, you — an ambitious, although ineffectual and not entirely ethical young broker — are
convinced you're facing the Weekend from Hell. Before the market reopens on Monday, you're going to have to scramble and scheme to cover your butt, but
there's no way... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas

Written by Tom Robbins


Format: eBook
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: June 17, 2003
Price: $11.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.

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Jitterbug Perfume

Written by Tom Robbins


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: April 1, 1990
Price: $15.00

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Jitterbug Perfume

Written by Tom Robbins


Format: eBook
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: June 17, 2003
Price: $11.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.

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Skinny Legs and All

Written by Tom Robbins


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: November 1, 1995
Price: $15.00


In his audacious style, the bestselling author of Even Cowgirls Get the Blues writes about the millennium as seen through the violently scratched lens of the Middle East, using Jerusalem as the spiritual and psychological setting, but placing the action in contemporary America.


“Few contemporary novelists mix tomfoolery and philosophy so... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Skinny Legs and All

Written by Tom Robbins


Format: eBook
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: June 17, 2003
Price: $11.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.

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Still Life with Woodpecker

Written by Tom Robbins


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: April 1, 1990
Price: $15.00

Still Life with Woodpecker is sort of a love story that takes place inside a pack of Camel cigarettes.  It reveals the purpose of the moon, explains the difference between criminals and outlaws, examines the conflict between social activism and romantic individualism, and paints a portrait of contemporary society that includes powerful... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Still Life with Woodpecker

Written by Tom Robbins


Format: eBook
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: June 17, 2003
Price: $11.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.

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Villa Incognito

Written by Tom Robbins


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: April 27, 2004
Price: $15.00

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Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

Villa Incognito

Written by Tom Robbins


Format: eBook, 288 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: August 30, 2005
Price: $11.99

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Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and a trade paperback.

Wild Ducks Flying Backward

Written by Tom Robbins


Format: eBook, 240 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: August 29, 2006
Price: $11.99

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Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and a trade paperback.

Exam Copy
Wild Ducks Flying Backward

Written by Tom Robbins


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: August 29, 2006
Price: $15.00

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Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.
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