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George Saunders

About the Author
George Saunders is the author of two short-story collections, Pastoralia and CivilWarLand in Bad Decline, a finalist for the 1996 PEN/Heming-way Award. His work has received two National Magazine Awards and three times been included in O. Henry Awards collections. In 1999 he was chosen by The New Yorker as one of the twenty best American fiction writers age forty and under. He teaches in the creative writing program at Syracuse University.

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Lane Smith has illustrated several number-one national bestsellers, including The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs!, The Stinky Cheese Man, Dr. Seuss's Hooray for Diffendoofer... Read More

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The Braindead Megaphone
Written by George Saunders
Riverhead Books | Trade Paperback | September 2007
$14.00/17.50(Canada) | 978-1-59448-256-4 (1-59448-256-X)

From the New York Times bestselling author of Tenth of December, a 2013 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction, and the novel Lincoln in the Bardo.

The breakout book from "the funniest writer in America"--not to mention an official "Genius"--his first nonfiction collection ever.

George Saunders's first foray into nonfiction is comprised... Read more






The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil
Written by George Saunders
Riverhead Books | Trade Paperback | September 2005
$15.00/20.00(Canada) | 978-1-59448-152-9 (1-59448-152-0)

From the New York Times bestselling author of Tenth of December, a 2013 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction, and the novel Lincoln in the Bardo.

In a profoundly strange country called Inner Horner, large enough for only one resident at a time, citizens waiting to enter the country fall under the rule of the power-hungry... Read more






CivilWarLand in Bad Decline
Written by George Saunders, Introduction by Joshua Ferris
Random House Trade Paperbacks | Trade Paperback | April 2016
$16.00/22.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-8768-3 (0-8129-8768-3)

Since its publication in 1996, George Saunders’s debut collection has grown in esteem from a cherished cult classic to a masterpiece of the form, inspiring an entire generation of writers along the way. In six stories and a novella, Saunders hatches an unforgettable cast of characters, each struggling to survive in...

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Congratulations, by the way
Written by George Saunders
Random House | Hardcover | April 2014
$14.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-9627-2 (0-8129-9627-5)

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An inspiring meditation on kindness from the bestselling author of Tenth of December, based on his popular commencement address

Three months after George Saunders gave a graduation address at Syracuse University, a transcript of that speech was posted on the website of The New York Times, where... Read more






In Persuasion Nation
Written by George Saunders
Riverhead Books | Trade Paperback | March 2007
$15.00/18.50(Canada) | 978-1-59448-242-7 (1-59448-242-X)

From the New York Times bestselling author of Tenth of December, a 2013 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction, and the novel Lincoln in the Bardo.

Talking candy bars, baby geniuses, disappointed mothers, castrated dogs, interned teenagers, and moral fables—all in this hilarious and heartbreaking collection from an author hailed as the heir to Kurt Vonnegut... Read more






Lincoln in the Bardo
Written by George Saunders
Random House | Hardcover | February 14, 2017
$28.00/37.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-9534-3 (0-8129-9534-1)

In his long-awaited first novel, American literary master George Saunders delivers his most original, transcendent, and moving work yet. Unfolding in a graveyard over the course of a single night, narrated by a dazzling chorus of voices, Lincoln in the Bardo is an experience unlike any other—for no one but Saunders could conceive... Read more






Pastoralia
Written by George Saunders
Riverhead Books | Trade Paperback | June 2001
$16.00/22.00(Canada) | 978-1-57322-872-5 (1-57322-872-9)

From the New York Times bestselling author of Tenth of December, a 2013 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction, and the novel Lincoln in the Bardo.

Hailed by Thomas Pynchon as "graceful, dark, authentic, and funny," George Saunders now surpasses his New York Times Notable Book, CivilWarLand in Bad Decline, with this bestselling collection of stories... Read more






Tenth of December
Written by George Saunders
Random House Trade Paperbacks | Trade Paperback | January 2014
$16.00/22.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-8425-5 (0-8129-8425-0)

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
People • The New York Times Magazine • NPR • Entertainment Weekly • New York • The Telegraph • BuzzFeed...
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Tenth of December
Written by George Saunders
Random House | Hardcover | January 2013
$26.00/29.95(Canada) | 978-0-8129-9380-6 (0-8129-9380-2)

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
People • The New York Times Magazine • NPR • Entertainment Weekly • New York • The Telegraph • BuzzFeed... Read more






The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip
Written by George Saunders, Illustrated by Lane Smith
Random House | Hardcover | November 2015
$22.00/29.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-8963-2 (0-8129-8963-5)

From the bestselling author of Tenth of December comes a splendid new edition of his acclaimed collaboration with the illustrator behind The Stinky Cheese Man and James and the Giant Peach! Featuring fifty-two haunting and hilarious images, The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip is a modern fable for people of all... Read more






Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Written by Mark Twain, Introduction by George Saunders
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | August 2001
$8.00/10.50(Canada) | 978-0-375-75737-2 (0-375-75737-6)

Introduction by George Saunders
Commentary by Thomas Perry Sergeant, Bernard DeVoto, Clifton Fadiman, T. S. Eliot, and Leo Marx
 
“All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn,” Ernest Hemingway wrote. “It’s the best book we’ve had.” A complex masterpiece that spawned controversy right from...

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