|To Be a Man: Stories||Nicole Krauss||
TO BE A MAN: STORIES is a marvelous collection from a contemporary master. Krauss runs the gamit of thorny connections between men and women, illustrating the forces that drive human existance. The reader will greedily digest tales of sex, power, violence, passion, self-discovery and growing older. ...
|On Such a Full Sea||Chang-Rae Lee||
ON SUCH A FULL SEA is a visionary work by one of the most important writers of our time. The story is a vividly imagined future set in an abandoned urban neighborhood.
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|Dissident Gardens||Jonathan Lethem||
DISSIDENT GARDENS follows an extremely left leaning (can you say Communist?) protagonist through the decades. For his mother and daughter, the line between personal and political is difficult to distinguish.
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|A Gambler's Anatomy||Jonathan Lethem||
A GAMBLER'S ANATOMY is a whopper of an entertaining story about an "amateur" player traveling the world winning huge sums at swanky backgammon tables - until his luck turns.
THIS COPY (shown below) was signed by Jonathan Lethem on a page that was bound into the book. It is a new,...
|The Arrest||Jonathan Lethem||
THE ARREST is a fantastic story set in a postapocalyptic future, where much of our modern inventions...
|The Feral Detective||Jonathan Lethem||
THE FERAL DETECTIVE is a mystery written by one of our greatest prosists, and his first in nearly two decades. It is the story of an eccentric gumshoe hired by a young spitfire of a woman to find her friend's missing daughter, and the bizarre adventures that the search leads them on.
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|The Lost Book of the Grail||Charlie Lovett||
THE LOST BOOK OF THE GRAIL gives bibliophiles an inside look at historic works of literature and religion. These treasures are explained in the delightful relationship between a stodgy British librarian and a modern American gal who also adores books.
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|Hiddensee: A Tale of the Once and Future Nutcracker||Gregory Maguire||
HIDDENSEE is an enchanting retelling and expansion of the famous Brothers Grimm story of the Nutcracker, delving into the beauty and hope of German Romanticism to pose deep questions about how a flawed and victimized man like the toy maker Godfather Drosselmeier can still bring beauty and magic into the world, at least...
|A Wild Winter Swan||Gregory Maguire||
A WILD WINTER SWAN is another innovative riff on a beloved classic tale by Maguire, following up...
|Chicago: A Novel of Prohibition||David Mamet||
CHICAGO: A NOVEL OF PROHIBITION is the big, bold book David Mamet was born to write. This is his first novel in a generation and has a cast of characters from real life (like Al Capone) acting and reacting with those from the author's brilliant imagination.Most critics agree on one word to describe this blockbuster -...