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Dave Eggers grew up near Chicago and graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is the founder of McSweeney’s, an independent publishing house in San Francisco that produces books, a quarterly journal of new writing (McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern), and a monthly magazine, The Believer. McSweeney’s publishes Voice of Witness, a nonprofit book series that uses oral history to illuminate human rights crises around the world. In 2002, he cofounded 826 Valencia, a nonprofit youth writing and tutoring center in San Francisco’s Mission District. Sister centers have since opened in seven other American cities under the umbrella of 826 National, and like-minded centers have opened in Dublin, London, Copenhagen, Stockholm, and Birmingham, Alabama, among other locations. His work has been nominated for the National Book Award, the Pulitzer Prize, and the National Book Critics Circle Award, and has won the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, France’s Prix Médicis, Germany’s Albatross Prize, the National Magazine Award, and the American Book Award. Eggers lives in Northern California with his family.  
 

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The Circle

Written by Dave Eggers


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 22, 2014
Price: $15.95

The Circle is the exhilarating new novel from Dave Eggers, best-selling author of A Hologram for the King, a finalist for the National Book Award.
 
When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world’s most powerful internet company, she feels she’s been given the opportunity of a lifetime. The Circle, run... Read more >

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The Circle

Written by Dave Eggers


Format: Hardcover, 504 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: October 8, 2013
Price: $27.95

The Circle is the exhilarating new novel from Dave Eggers, best-selling author of A Hologram for the King, a finalist for the National Book Award.

When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world’s most powerful internet company, she feels she’s been given the opportunity of a lifetime. The... Read more >

The Circle

Written by Dave Eggers


Format: eBook, 504 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 8, 2013
Price: $11.99

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Created in Darkness by Troubled Americans
The Best of McSweeney's Humor Category
Edited by Dave Eggers


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 14, 2005
Price: $14.00

Now more than ever, Americans are troubled by questions. As sweaty modernity thrusts itself upon us, the veil of ignorance that cloaked our nation hangs in tatters, tattered tatters. Our "funny bones" are neither fun nor bony. Glum is the new giddy, and the old giddy wasn't too giddy to begin... Read more >
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Created in Darkness by Troubled Americans
The Best of McSweeney's, Humor Category
Edited by Dave Eggers, Kevin Shay, Lee Epstein, John Warner and Suzanne Kleid


Format: eBook, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 10, 2004
Price: $9.99

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A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

Written by Dave Eggers


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 13, 2001
Price: $15.95

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius is, finally, a fine book of jest, which is why it succeeds so brilliantly. Eggers’ most powerful prose is often his most straightforward, relying on old-fashioned truth telling for its punch.” —The New York Times Book Review

The literary sensation of the year, a book that... Read more >

A Hologram for the King

Written by Dave Eggers


Format: eBook, 250 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 1, 2012
Price: $11.99

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A Hologram for the King
A Novel
Written by Dave Eggers


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 4, 2013
Price: $15.95

A National Book Award Finalist
One of the New York Times Book Review's 10 Best Books of the Year
One of the Best Books of the Year from The Boston Globe and San Francisco Chronicle

In a rising Saudi Arabian city, far from weary, recession-scarred America, a struggling businessman named Alan Clay pursues a... Read more >
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How We Are Hungry

Written by Dave Eggers


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 11, 2005
Price: $15.00

How We Are Hungry is a gripping, lyrical, and intensely soulful group of stories written over the past four years. Though they range from a doomed Irish setter's tales of running and jumping ("After I Was Thrown in the River and Before I Drowned") to a bitterly comic meditation on suicide... Read more >
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How We Are Hungry

Written by Dave Eggers


Format: eBook, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

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What Is the What

Written by Dave Eggers


Format: Trade Paperback, 560 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 9, 2007
Price: $16.00

What Is the What is the epic novel based on the life of Valentino Achak Deng who, along with thousands of other children—the so-called Lost Boys—was forced to leave his village in Sudan at the age of seven and trek hundreds of miles by foot, pursued by militias, government bombers, and... Read more >
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What Is the What

Written by Dave Eggers


Format: eBook, 480 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 13, 2007
Price: $11.99

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The Wild Things

Written by Dave Eggers


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 9, 2010
Price: $15.95

Max is a rambunctious eight-year-old whose world is changing around him: His father is absent, his mother is increasingly distracted, and his teenage sister has outgrown him. Sad and angry, Max dons his wolf suit and makes terrible, ruinous mischief, flooding his sister’s room and driving his mother half-crazy. Convinced his... Read more >
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The Wild Things

Written by Dave Eggers


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 8, 2009
Price: $11.99

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You Shall Know Our Velocity

Written by Dave Eggers


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 4, 2009
Price: $11.99

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You Shall Know Our Velocity

Written by Dave Eggers


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 1, 2003
Price: $15.00

In his first novel, Dave Eggers has written a moving and hilarious tale of two friends who fly around the world trying to give away a lot of money and free themselves from a profound loss. It reminds us once again what an important, necessary talent Dave Eggers is.

“Headlong, heartsick... Read more >
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Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?

Written by Dave Eggers


Format: eBook, 224 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: June 17, 2014
Price: $12.99

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Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?

Written by Dave Eggers


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: June 17, 2014
Price: $25.95

From Dave Eggers, best-selling author of The Circle, a tightly controlled, emotionally searching novel. Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever? is the formally daring, brilliantly executed story of one man struggling to make sense of his country, seeking answers the only way he knows how.
 
In... Read more >

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Zeitoun

Written by Dave Eggers


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 15, 2010
Price: $15.95

A New York Times Notable Book
An O, The Oprah Magazine Terrific Read of the Year
A Huffington Post Best Book of the Year
A New Yorker Favorite Book of the Year
A Chicago Tribune Favorite Nonfiction Book of the Year
A Kansas City Star Best Book of the Year
A San... Read more >
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Zeitoun

Written by Dave Eggers


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 15, 2010
Price: $11.99

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A Tramp Abroad

Written by Mark Twain
Introduction by Dave Eggers


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: October 14, 2003
Price: $16.00

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A Tramp Abroad

Written by Mark Twain
Introduction by Dave Eggers


Format: eBook, 400 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $9.99

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While Mortals Sleep
Unpublished Short Fiction
Written by Kurt Vonnegut
Foreword by Dave Eggers


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Dial Press Trade Paperback
On Sale: January 3, 2012
Price: $16.00

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