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Autobiography of a Brown Buffalo

Written by Oscar Zeta Acosta


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 17, 1989
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-72213-7 (0-679-72213-0)

Introduction by Hunter S. Thompson
Afterword by Marco Acosta.

An underground classic since it was first published in 1972, The Autobiography of a Brown Buffalo is Acosta's own account of coming of age as a Chicano. Famous as a Robin Hood Chicano lawyer and notorious as the real-life model for Hunter S... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Harbor

Written by Lorraine Adams


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 13, 2005
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7688-8 (1-4000-7688-9)

A tremendously acclaimed and exquisitely realized novel of literary suspense, Harbor recounts the adventures of Aziz Arkoun who, at twenty-four, makes his way to America via the hold of an Algerian tanker and the icy waters of Boston harbor. Aziz soon finds himself a community of fellow Algerians, but their means... Read more >
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The Room and the Chair

Written by Lorraine Adams


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 8, 2011
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-47337-0 (0-307-47337-6)

Moving from a newsroom in the American capital to a cockpit over Afghanistan, from an Iranian cemetery to a military intelligence office in suburban Washington, The Room and The Chair by Lorraine Adams—award-winning author of Harbor—is an unforgettable, groundbreaking novel about the often overlooked actors in today’s dangerous world.

“Adams is a... Read more >
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Pitch Dark

Written by Renata Adler
Afterword by Muriel Spark


Format: Trade Paperback, 168 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: March 19, 2013
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-1-59017-614-6 (1-59017-614-6)

“What’s new. What else. What next. What’s happened here.”

Kate Ennis is poised at a critical moment in an affair with a married man. The complications and contradictions pursue her from a house in rural Connecticut to a brownstone apartment in New York City, to a small island off the coast... Read more >
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Speedboat

Written by Renata Adler
Afterword by Guy Trebay


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: March 19, 2013
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-1-59017-613-9 (1-59017-613-8)

When Speedboat burst on the scene in the late ’70s it was like nothing readers had encountered before. It seemed to disregard the rules of the novel. Reading it was a pleasure of a new, unexpected kind. Above all, there was its voice, ambivalent, curious, wry, the voice of Jen Fain... Read more >
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Gob's Grief
A Novel
Written by Chris Adrian


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 12, 2002
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-72624-8 (0-375-72624-1)

Chris Adrian’s richly imagined debut novel of the Civil War and the painful years following does what great fiction should: it offers up a world and populates it with characters who breath on the page.

When young Gob Woodull’s twin Tomo is killed in his very first battle, Gob’s guilt and grief... Read more >
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The Daring Ladies of Lowell
A Novel
Written by Kate Alcott


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: February 25, 2014
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-53649-3 (0-385-53649-6)

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Dressmaker comes a moving historical novel about a bold young woman drawn to the looms of Lowell, Massachusetts--and to the one man with whom she has no business falling in love.
 
Eager to escape life on her family’s farm, Alice Barrow moves to Lowell in... Read more >

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The Dressmaker

Written by Kate Alcott


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 1, 2013
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-94819-9 (0-307-94819-6)

Tess, an aspiring seamstress, thinks she’s had an incredibly lucky break when she is hired by famous designer Lady Lucile Duff Gordon to be her personal maid on the Titanic. Once on board, Tess catches the eye of two men—a kind sailor and an enigmatic Chicago businessman—who offer differing views of... Read more >

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The Dressmaker

Written by Kate Alcott


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: February 21, 2012
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-53558-8 (0-385-53558-9)

Just in time for the centennial anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic comes a vivid, romantic, and relentlessly compelling historical novel about a spirited young woman who survives the disaster only to find herself embroiled in the media frenzy left in the wake of the tragedy.

Tess, an aspiring seamstress, thinks... Read more >

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Algren at Sea
Notes from a Sea Diary & Who Lost an American?#Travel Writings
Written by Nelson Algren


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: January 6, 2009
Price: $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-841-8 (1-58322-841-1)

Nelson Algren’s two travel writing books describe his journeys through the seamier sides of great American cities and the international social and political landscapes of the mid-1960s. Algren at Sea brings them together in one volume.

Notes from a Sea Diary offers one of the most remarkable appraisals of Ernest Hemingway ever... Read more >
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The Devil's Stocking

Written by Nelson Algren
Foreword by Herbert Mitgang


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: January 3, 2006
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-699-5 (1-58322-699-0)

The Devil’s Stocking is the story of Ruby Calhoun, a boxer accused of murder in a shadowy world of low-purse fighters, cops, con artists, and bar girls. Chronicling a battle for truth and human dignity which gives way to a larger story of life and death decisions, literary grandmaster Nelson Algren’s... Read more >

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Entrapment and Other Writings

Written by Nelson Algren
Edited by Brooke Horvath and Dan Simon


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: May 5, 2009
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-868-5 (1-58322-868-3)

Nelson Algren sought humanity in the urban wilderness of postwar America, where his powerful voice rose from behind the billboards and down tin-can alleys, from among the marginalized and ignored, the outcasts and scapegoats, the punks and junkies, the whores and down-on-their luck gamblers, the punch-drunk boxers and skid-row drunkies and... Read more >
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The Last Carousel

Written by Nelson Algren


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: April 8, 1997
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-888363-45-6 (1-888363-45-2)

The fiction and reportage included in The Last Carousel, one of the final collections published during Nelson Algren’s lifetime, was written on ships and in ports of call around the world, and includes accounts of brothels in Vietnam and Mexico, stories of the boxing ring, and reminiscences of Algren’s beloved Chicago... Read more >

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The Man with the Golden Arm (50th Anniversary Edition)
50th Anniversary Critical Edition
Written by Nelson Algren
Edited by William J. Savage, Jr. and Daniel Simon
Contribution by Kurt Vonnegut and Studs Terkel


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: November 9, 1999
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-008-5 (1-58322-008-9)

Winner — National Book Award

The Man with the Golden Arm
is Nelson Algren’s most powerful and enduring work. On the 50th anniversary of its publication in November 1949, for which Algren was honored with the first National Book Award (which he received from none other than Eleanor Roosevelt at a ceremony... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover.

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The Man with the Golden Arm

Written by Nelson Algren
Introduction by James R. Giles


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: January 9, 1996
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-888363-18-0 (1-888363-18-5)

Winner — National Book Award

A novel of rare genius, The Man with the Golden Arm describes the dissolution of a card-dealing WWII veteran named Frankie Machine, caught in the act of slowly cutting his own heart into wafer-thin slices. For Frankie, a murder committed may be the least of his problems.

The... Read more >
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The Neon Wilderness

Written by Nelson Algren
Afterword by Studs Terkel


Format: Trade Paperback, 308 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: January 8, 2002
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-550-9 (1-58322-550-1)

The Neon Wilderness is the pivotal book of Nelson Algren’s career--the one which bid a subdued but determined farewell to everything that had earlier made him no more than just another good writer, and inaugurated the idiosyncratic, bedeviled, cantankerously poetic sensibility that would see him ranked among the few literary originals... Read more >

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Nonconformity
Writing on Writing
Written by Nelson Algren
Afterword by Daniel Simon
Noted by C.S. O'Brien


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: November 4, 1997
Price: $9.95
ISBN: 978-1-888363-62-3 (1-888363-62-2)

The struggle to write with deep emotion is the subject of this extraordinary book, the previously unpublished credo of one of America's greatest 20th-century writers.

“You don’t write a novel out of sheer pity any more than you blow a safe out of a vague longing to be rich,” writes Nelson Algren... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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A Nearly Perfect Copy
A Novel
Written by Allison Amend


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 28, 2014
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-345-80314-6 (0-345-80314-0)

Elm Howells has a loving family and a distinguished career at an elite Manhattan art auction house. But after a tragic loss throws her into an emotional crisis, she pursues a reckless course of action that jeopardizes her personal and professional success. Meanwhile, talented artist Gabriel Connois wearies of remaining at... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Lake, the River & the Other Lake

Written by Steve Amick


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 9, 2006
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7994-0 (1-4000-7994-2)

The resort town of Weneshkeen, nestled along Michigan’s Gold Coast, has become a complex melting pot: townies and old timers mix with ritzy summer folk, migrant cherry pickers, wily river guides, and a few Ojibwe Indians. As the summer blooms, these lives mingle in surprising ways–a lifelong resident and Vietnam Vet... Read more >
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Nothing But a Smile

Written by Steve Amick


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: February 9, 2010
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-39019-6 (0-307-39019-5)

In his utterly charming story of a World War II veteran and an enterprising pinup girl, Steve Amick has created a beautifully understated love letter to an America of harder times and simpler choices.

It's 1944, and Wink Dutton, a former illustrator for Yank and Stars and Stripes, arrives in Chicago after... Read more >

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The New City
A Novel
Written by Stephen Amidon


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: February 20, 2001
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-49763-3 (0-385-49763-6)

A thought-prooking thriller and a literate page-turner, Stephen Amidon's The New City takes aim at the suburban American dream and captures the real nightmare behind it.
It is 1973, the Vietnam War is winding down and the Senate Watergate hearings are heating up. But Newton, Maryland, is a model community, an enclave... Read more >
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Things We Didn't See Coming

Written by Steven Amsterdam


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: February 8, 2011
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-47360-8 (0-307-47360-0)

Richly imagined and darkly comic, Things We Didn’t See Coming follows a single man over three decades as he tries to survive in an increasingly savage apocalyptic world that is at once utterly fantastic and disturbingly familiar. Here, coming-of-age is complicated not only by family troubles and mercurial love affairs, but... Read more >
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Zombie

Written by J.R. Angelella


Format: Trade Paperback
Publisher: Soho Press
On Sale: June 5, 2012
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-1-61695-088-0 (1-61695-088-9)

Fourteen-year-old Jeremy Barker is obsessed with zombie movies. He attends an all-boy Catholic High School where roving gangs in plaid make his days a living hell. His mother is an absentee pill head, his older brother a self-diagnosed sex-addict, and his father an ex-Marine realtor who disappears night after night without... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Collected Autobiographies of Maya Angelou

Written by Maya Angelou


Format: Hardcover, 1184 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: September 21, 2004
Price: $40.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-64325-8 (0-679-64325-7)

Here, for the first time ever, a one-volume edition of all of Maya Angelou's celebrated and bestselling autobiographies.

Includes:

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Gather Together in My Name
Singin' and Swingin' and Gettin' Merry Like Christmas
The Heart of a Woman
All God's Children Need Travelling... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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A God Somewhere (New Edition)

Written by John Arcudi
Illustrated by Peter Snejbjerg


Format: Trade Paperback, 200 pages
Publisher: DC Comics
On Sale: September 20, 2011
Price: $17.99
ISBN: 978-1-4012-3246-7 (1-4012-3246-9)

After a mysterious disaster, a young man named Eric finds that he has just as mysteriously developed extraordinary abilities. He starts out trying to help people, but his solitary position in the world isolates him in ways no average human could understand. This story charts the arc of the evolution of... Read more >
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