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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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Articles of War

Written by Nick Arvin


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: February 14, 2006
Price: $12.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7734-2 (1-4000-7734-6)

Winner of the American Academy of Arts and Letters 2006 Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Foundation Award

George Tilson is an eighteen-year-old farm boy from Iowa. Enlisted in the Army during World War II and arriving in Normandy just after D-day, he is nicknamed Heck for his reluctance to swear. From summers of... Read more >
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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
ISBN: 978-0-375-70603-5 (0-375-70603-8)

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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The Everlasting Story of Nory

Written by Nicholson Baker


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 30, 1999
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-76375-8 (0-679-76375-9)

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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Vintage Baker

Written by Nicholson Baker


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 14, 2004
Price: $9.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7860-8 (1-4000-7860-1)

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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The Cross of Redemption
Uncollected Writings
Written by James Baldwin
Edited by Randall Kenan


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 6, 2011
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27596-7 (0-307-27596-5)

The Cross of Redemption is a revelation by an American literary master: a gathering of essays, articles, polemics, reviews, and interviews that have never before appeared in book form.

James Baldwin was one of the most brilliant and provocative literary figures of the past century, renowned for his fierce engagement with issues... Read more >
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The Devil Finds Work

Written by James Baldwin


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 13, 2011
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-27595-0 (0-307-27595-7)

Baldwin’s personal reflections on movies gathered here in a book-length essay are also a probing appraisal of American racial politics. Offering an incisive look at racism in American movies and a vision of America’s self-delusions and deceptions, Baldwin challenges the underlying assumptions in such films as In the Heat of the... Read more >
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Giovanni's Room

Written by James Baldwin


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 12, 2013
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-80656-7 (0-345-80656-5)

Set in the 1950s Paris of American expatriates, liaisons, and violence, a young man finds himself caught between desire and conventional morality. With a sharp, probing imagination, James Baldwin's now-classic narrative delves into the mystery of loving and creates a moving, highly controversial story of death and passion that reveals the... Read more >
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Go Tell It on the Mountain

Written by James Baldwin


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 12, 2013
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70187-0 (0-375-70187-7)

"Mountain," Baldwin said, "is the book I had to write if I was ever going to write anything else." Go Tell It On The Mountain, first published in 1953, is Baldwin's first major work, a novel that has established itself as an American classic. With lyrical precision, psychological directness, resonating symbolic... Read more >
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Go Tell It on the Mountain

Written by James Baldwin


Format: Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 12, 2013
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-345-80654-3 (0-345-80654-9)

"Mountain," Baldwin said, "is the book I had to write if I was ever going to write anything else." Go Tell It On The Mountain, first published in 1953, is Baldwin's first major work, a novel that has established itself as an American classic. With lyrical precision, psychological directness, resonating symbolic... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Going to Meet the Man
Stories
Written by James Baldwin


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 25, 1995
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-76179-2 (0-679-76179-9)

"There's no way not to suffer. But you try all kinds of ways to keep from drowning in it." The men and women of eight short stories grasp the aforesaid truth on an elemental level, and their tales, as told by James Baldwin, detail the ingenious and often desperate ways in... Read more >
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Notes of a Native Son

Written by James Baldwin
Foreword by Edward P. Jones


Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: November 20, 2012
Price: $27.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0611-5 (0-8070-0611-4)

A new edition published on the twenty-fifth anniversary of Baldwin’s death, including a new introduction by an important contemporary writer

Since its original publication in 1955, this first nonfiction collection of essays by James Baldwin remains an American classic. His impassioned essays on life in Harlem, the protest novel, movies, and... Read more >
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Notes of a Native Son

Written by James Baldwin
Foreword by Edward P. Jones


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: November 20, 2012
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0623-8 (0-8070-0623-8)

Since its original publication in 1955, this first nonfiction collection of essays by James Baldwin remains an American classic. His impassioned essays on life in Harlem, the protest novel, movies, and African Americans abroad are as powerful today as when they were first written. This new edition, published for the 25th... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Curfew

Written by Jesse Ball


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 14, 2011
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-73985-8 (0-307-73985-6)

William and Molly lead a life of small pleasures, riddles at the kitchen table, and games of string and orange peels. All around them a city rages with war. When the uprising began, William’s wife was taken, leaving him alone with their young daughter. They keep their heads down and try... Read more >
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Samedi the Deafness

Written by Jesse Ball


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 4, 2007
Price: $12.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27885-2 (0-307-27885-9)

"Jesse Ball creates a likable hero fit for a Kafka novel, but then drops him into a mesmerizing and villainous plot worthy of Ian Fleming and subjects him to the kind of rabbit hole examination of identity we expect from David Lynch. Ball is a sophisticated and fascinating new writer." —Kevin... Read more >
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Silence Once Begun
A Novel
Written by Jesse Ball


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: January 28, 2014
Price: $23.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-90848-3 (0-307-90848-8)

From the celebrated author of The Curfew (“A spare masterwork of dystopian fiction” —The New York Times Book Review), Jesse Ball’s Silence Once Begun is an astonishing novel of unjust conviction, lost love, and a journalist’s obsession.

Over the course of several months, eight people vanish from their homes in the same... Read more >
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The Way Through Doors

Written by Jesse Ball


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 10, 2009
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-38746-2 (0-307-38746-1)

With his debut novel, Samedi the Deafness, Jesse Ball emerged as one of our most extraordinary new writers. Now, Ball returns with this haunting tale of love and storytelling, hope and identity.

When Selah Morse sees a young woman get hit by a speeding taxicab, he rushes her to the hospital. The... Read more >
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Gorilla, My Love

Written by Toni Cade Bambara


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 30, 1992
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-73898-5 (0-679-73898-3)

In these fifteen stories, written in a style at once ineffable and immediately recognizable, Toni Cade Bambara gives us compelling portraits of a wide range of unforgettable characters, from sassy children to cunning old men, in scenes shifting between uptown New York and rural North Carolina. A young girl suffers her... Read more >
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Those Bones Are Not My Child
A Novel
Written by Toni Cade Bambara


Format: Trade Paperback, 688 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 24, 2000
Price: $24.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-77408-2 (0-679-77408-4)

In a suspenseful novel of uncommon depth and intensity, Toni Cade Bambara renders a harrowing portrait of a city under siege. Having elected its first black mayor in 1980, Atlanta projected an image of political progressiveness and prosperity. But between September 1979 and June 1981, more than forty black children were... Read more >
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John Wayne
A Novel
Written by Dan Barden


Format: Trade Paperback, 196 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 15, 1998
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-48710-8 (0-385-48710-X)

In this immensely captivating and imaginative novel, perfectly set at the intersection of fact and fiction, Dan Barden superimposes the story of John Wayne on the story of the Bardens, a family very much like his own. Frank Barden, Wayne’s contractor, is an Irish Catholic from New York who has come... Read more >
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A Country Called Home

Written by Kim Barnes


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 6, 2009
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-38911-4 (0-307-38911-1)

A powerful novel of young love and rural isolation from the acclaimed author of In the Wilderness.

Thomas Deracotte is just out of medical school, and his pregnant wife, Helen, have their whole future mapped out for them in upper-crust Connecticut. But they are dreamers, and they set out to create... Read more >
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In the Kingdom of Men

Written by Kim Barnes


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: February 12, 2013
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-47469-8 (0-307-47469-0)

Raised in a two-room shack by her strict Oklahoma grandfather, Gin Mitchell knows a better life awaits her when she marries hometown hero Mason McPhee. Even so, nothing can prepare her for what’s to come when Mason takes a job with the Arabian American Oil company in 1960s Saudi Arabia.

Gin... Read more >
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The Floating Opera and The End of the Road

Written by John Barth


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 11, 1997
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-24089-5 (0-385-24089-9)

The Floating Opera and The End of the Road are John Barth’s first two novels. His first novel, The Floating Opera, focuses on one day in the life of Todd Andrews as he recollects the events which determined his choice of life over suicide. The End of the Road, the novel... Read more >

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Giles Goat Boy

Written by John Barth


Format: Trade Paperback, 750 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 18, 1987
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-24086-4 (0-385-24086-4)

In this outrageously ribald and farcical adventure, hero George Giles sets out to conquer the terrible WESCAC computer system that threatens to destroy his community in this brilliant “fantasy of theology, sociology, and sex.” (Time)

“Funny, bawdy, exciting . . . full of riches. . . . There is greatness in it.”... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Giles Goat Boy

Written by John Barth


Format: eBook, 748 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: June 25, 2014
Price: $12.99
ISBN: 978-0-8041-5249-5 (0-8041-5249-7)

In this outrageously ribald and farcical adventure, hero George Giles sets out to conquer the terrible WESCAC computer system that threatens to destroy his community in this brilliant "fantasy of theology, sociology, and sex." (Time)

"Funny, bawdy, exciting . . . full of riches. . . . There is greatness in it."... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.
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