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Dave Eggers

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... Read More

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Forty Stories
Written by Donald Barthelme, Introduction by Dave Eggers
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | January 2005
$16.00/20.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-243781-0 (0-14-243781-6)

William H. Gass has written of Donald Barthelme that "he has permanently enlarged our perception of the possibilities open to short fiction." In Forty Stories, the companion volume to Sixty Stories, we encounter a dazzling array of subjects: Paul Klee, Goethe, Captain Blood, modern courtship, marriage and divorce, armadillos, and other... Read more






The Circle
Written by Dave Eggers
Vintage | Trade Paperback | April 2014
$16.00/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-345-80729-8 (0-345-80729-4)

Soon to be a Major Motion Picture, The Circle is the exhilarating novel from Dave Eggers, best-selling author of Heroes of the Frontier.
 
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 out of... Read more






The Circle
Written by Dave Eggers
Knopf | Hardcover | October 2013
$27.95/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-385-35139-3 (0-385-35139-9)

Soon to be a Major Motion Picture, The Circle is the exhilarating novel from Dave Eggers, best-selling author of Heroes of the Frontier.
 
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 out of... Read more






The Circle (MTI)
Written by Dave Eggers
Vintage | Trade Paperback | March 28, 2017
$16.00/0.00(Canada) | 978-1-101-97381-3 (1-101-97381-1)

Soon to be a Major Motion Picture, The Circle is the exhilarating novel from Dave Eggers, best-selling author of Heroes of the Frontier.
 
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 out of... Read more






Created in Darkness by Troubled Americans
Edited by Dave Eggers
Vintage | Trade Paperback | June 2005
$14.00/16.00(Canada) | 978-1-4000-7685-7 (1-4000-7685-4)

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...

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A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
Written by Dave Eggers
Vintage | Trade Paperback | February 2001
$15.95/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-72578-4 (0-375-72578-4)

National Bestseller 

The literary sensation of the year, a book that redefines both family and narrative for the twenty-first century. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius is the moving memoir of a college senior who, in the space of five weeks, loses both of his parents to cancer and inherits his eight-year-old... Read more






Heroes of the Frontier
Written by Dave Eggers
Vintage | Trade Paperback | June 27, 2017
$16.95/0.00(Canada) | 978-1-101-97463-6 (1-101-97463-X)

“A picaresque adventure and spiritual coming-of-age tale — On the Road crossed with Henderson the Rain King… Deeply affecting.” —Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times 

Longlisted for an Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction 

A captivating, often hilarious novel of family and wilderness from the bestselling author of The Circle, this is a powerful examination of our contemporary... Read more






Heroes of the Frontier
Written by Dave Eggers
Knopf | Hardcover | July 2016
$28.95/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-451-49380-4 (0-451-49380-X)

“A picaresque adventure and spiritual coming-of-age tale — On the Road crossed with Henderson the Rain King… Deeply affecting.” —Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times 

Longlisted for an Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction 

A captivating, often hilarious novel of family and wilderness from the bestselling author of The Circle, this is a powerful examination of our contemporary... Read more






A Hologram for the King
Written by Dave Eggers
Vintage | Trade Paperback | June 2013
$15.95/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-94751-2 (0-307-94751-3)

A Hologram for the King takes us around the world to show how one man fights to hold himself and his splintering family together in the face of the global economy’s gale-force winds. In a rising Saudi Arabian city, far from weary, recession-scarred America, a struggling businessman pursues a last-ditch attempt... Read more






How We Are Hungry
Written by Dave Eggers
Vintage | Trade Paperback | October 2005
$15.00/0.00(Canada) | 978-1-4000-9556-8 (1-4000-9556-5)

“These tales reinvigorate…the short story with a jittery sense of adventure.”  —San Francisco Chronicle

Dave Eggers—Pulitzer Prize finalist for A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius and author of What Is the What and The Circle, among other books—demonstrates his mastery of the short story.


"Another"

"What It Means When a Crowd in a...

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What Is the What
Written by Dave Eggers
Vintage | Trade Paperback | October 2007
$16.95/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-38590-1 (0-307-38590-6)

New York Times Notable Book
New York Times Bestseller


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...

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The Wild Things
Written by Dave Eggers
Vintage | Trade Paperback | March 2010
$15.95/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-47546-6 (0-307-47546-8)

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






You Shall Know Our Velocity
Written by Dave Eggers
Vintage | Trade Paperback | July 2003
$15.95/0.00(Canada) | 978-1-4000-3354-6 (1-4000-3354-3)

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. Read more






Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?
Written by Dave Eggers
Vintage | Trade Paperback | May 2015
$15.95/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-94753-6 (0-307-94753-X)

From Dave Eggers, best-selling author of The Circle, a tour de force of dialogue and dark humor, coursing emotions and tight control. 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... Read more






Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?
Written by Dave Eggers
Knopf | Hardcover | June 2014
$25.95/0.00(Canada) | 978-1-101-87419-6 (1-101-87419-8)

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






Zeitoun
Written by Dave Eggers
Vintage | Trade Paperback | June 2010
$16.00/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-38794-3 (0-307-38794-1)

National Bestseller 

The true story of one family, caught between America’s two biggest policy disasters: the war on terror and the response to Hurricane Katrina.
 
Abdulrahman and Kathy Zeitoun run a house-painting business in New Orleans. In August of 2005, as Hurricane Katrina approaches, Kathy evacuates with their four young children, leaving Zeitoun... Read more






A Tramp Abroad
Written by Mark Twain, Introduction by Dave Eggers
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | October 2003
$17.00/22.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-7003-6 (0-8129-7003-9)

In A Tramp Abroad, Mark Twain’s unofficial sequel to The Innocents Abroad, the author records his hilarious and diverse observations and insights while on a fifteen-month walking trip through Central Europe and the Alps. “Here you have Twain’s inimitable mix,” writes Dave Eggers in his Introduction, “of the folksy and the... Read more






While Mortals Sleep
Written by Kurt Vonnegut, Foreword by Dave Eggers
Dial Press Trade Paperback | Trade Paperback | January 2012
$16.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-385-34374-9 (0-385-34374-4)

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

Foreward by Dave Eggers

These previously unpublished, beautifully rendered works of fiction are a testament to Kurt Vonnegut’s unique blend of observation and imagination. Here are stories of men and machines, art and artifice, and how ideals of fortune, fame, and love take curious twists in ordinary lives. An ambitious builder...

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