Emoke's Picks

Emoke is our beloved store owner and founder. She is also an accomplished poet- she leads the store's Women on Words poetry group and her book, Every Tree is the Forest, can be found on our shelves in the poetry section. Says Emoke: "Books have always always been the best things in my life. Treasures wealth companions and healers are the best Words to describe my journey in the wonderful world of books. At Malaprops and at DBN you are welcomed into my dream-world."

 

 

 

 

 

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The Signature of All Things Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780670024858
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Published: Riverhead Books - October 1st, 2013

Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780393081572
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 2013

A Little White Shadow Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781933517032
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Published: Wave Books - May 2006

The Leopard Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780375714795
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Pantheon Books - November 6th, 2007

The Time Between Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780451239860
Availability: Out of Print
Published: New American Library - June 4th, 2013

Clean Gut: The Breakthrough Plan for Eliminating the Root Cause of Disease and Revolutionizing Your Health Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062075864
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Published: HarperOne - April 30th, 2013

And Then I Found You Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780312610760
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Published: St. Martin's Press - April 9th, 2013

Second Simplicity: New Poetry and Prose, 1991-2011 Cover Image
By Yves Bonnefoy, Hoyt Rogers (Translator)
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ISBN: 9780300176254
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Published: Yale University Press - January 24th, 2012

The Ocean at the End of the Lane Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780062255655
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Published: William Morrow & Company - June 18th, 2013

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And the Mountains Echoed Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9781594631764
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Published: Riverhead Books - May 21st, 2013

A Tale for the Time Being Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780670026630
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Published: Viking Books - March 12th, 2013

Life After Life Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781565122550
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Shannon Ravenel Books - March 26th, 2013

Madness, Rack, and Honey: Collected Lectures Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781933517575
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Published: Wave Books - August 7th, 2012

Appalachian Elegy: Poetry and Place Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780813136691
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Published: University Press of Kentucky - August 16th, 2012

Naked Came the Leaf Peeper Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780965865777
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe - December 2011

The Indispensable Zinn: The Essential Writings of the
By Timothy Patrick McCarthy (Editor), Noam Chomsky (Introduction by), Alice Walker (Afterword by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781595586223
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Published: New Press - May 29th, 2012

The Baron in the Trees Cover Image
$13.95
ISBN: 9780156106801
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Published: Mariner Books - March 28th, 1977

A Story Waiting to Pierce You: Mongolia, Tibet and the Destiny of the Western World Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781890350215
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Published: Golden Sufi Center - November 2010

Perlmann's Silence Cover Image
By Pascal Mercier, Shaun Whiteside (Translator)
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ISBN: 9780802119575
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Grove Press - January 3rd, 2012

When She Woke Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781565126299
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Published: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill - October 1st, 2011

The Winter Ghosts Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780425245293
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Published: Berkley Publishing Group - February 7th, 2012

Under Heaven Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780451463890
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Published: Ace Books - May 3rd, 2011

Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780307389930
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Published: Vintage Books USA - January 12th, 2010

The Heart of the World: A Journey to Tibet's Lost Paradise Cover Image
By Ian Baker, Dalai Lama (Introduction by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143036029
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - May 2nd, 2006

The Principles of Uncertainty Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781594201349
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Published: Penguin Press - October 18th, 2007

The Snow Child Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780316175678
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Published: Reagan Arthur Books - February 2012

Fugitive Pieces Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780679776598
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Published: Vintage Books USA - May 26th, 1998

When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781570623448
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Published: Shambhala Publications - September 26th, 2000

Pathways to Bliss: Mythology and Personal Transformation Cover Image
$21.95
ISBN: 9781577314714
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Published: New World Library - October 26th, 2004

Haiku: The Last Poems of an American Icon Cover Image
By Richard Wright, Julia Wright (Introduction by)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781611453492
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Published: Arcade Publishing - February 2012

Woolgathering Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780811219440
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Published: New Directions Publishing Corporation - November 28th, 2011

The Wisdom of Donkeys: Finding Tranquility in a Chaotic World Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780802719928
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Published: Walker & Company - April 27th, 2010

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780679775430
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Published: Vintage Books USA - September 1998

There Is No Long Distance Now: Very Short Stories Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062019653
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Published: Greenwillow Books - October 11th, 2011

Written for young adults and the young at heart! The soul is reason enough to revel in short but wise stories, as we come to realize again wisdom is ageless!


Transfer Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781934414521
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Published: BOA Editions - August 23rd, 2011

In one of her shorter poems she asks,"In how many worlds are we invisible?" and this sentiment thundered into my heart as a poet, a woman, an immigrant. Somehow she simply chants the most important questions I (we) must resolve in this lifetime.


1Q84 Cover Image
By Haruki Murakami, Jay Rubin (Translator), Philip Gabriel (Translator)
$35.00
ISBN: 9780307593313
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - October 25th, 2011

The weave is as intricate as we expect from Murakami. Maybe if you do not know what to read "after Salander", pick up this tome and enter a world of connections to a chaotic but sublime text!


The Paper Garden: An Artist Begins Her Life's Work at 72 Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781608195237
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - April 12th, 2011

Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780802145314
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Published: Grove Press - May 10th, 2011

The Wise Man's Fear Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780756404734
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Published: Daw Books - March 1st, 2011

Seeds: One Man's Serendipitous Journey to Find the Trees That Inspired Famous American Writers from Faulkner to Kerouac, Welt Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780061861680
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Published: Harper Perennial - April 19th, 2011

True (. . . Sort Of) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780061968730
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Published: Greenwillow Books - May 2011

The Niagara River Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780802142221
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Published: Grove/Atlantic - August 17th, 2005

Delights & Shadows Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781556592010
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - May 2004

The Delicacy and Strength of Lace: Letters Between Leslie Marmon Silko & James Wright Cover Image
By Anne Wright (Editor), Joy Harjo (Afterword by)
$14.00
ISBN: 9781555975432
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Published: Graywolf Press - October 27th, 2009

The Instant Physicist Cover Image
By Richard A. Muller, Joey Manfre (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9780393078268
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - December 6th, 2010

Clara and Mr. Tiffany Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781400068166
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Published: Random House - January 11th, 2011

Girl in Hyacinth Blue Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780140296280
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Published: Penguin Books - October 2000

The Sea of Monsters Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780786856862
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Published: Miramax Books - April 2006

Wolf Totem Cover Image
By Jiang Rong, Howard Goldblatt (Translator)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143115144
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Published: Penguin Books - March 31st, 2009

Little Boy Blues Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780307454928
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Published: Vintage Books USA - January 25th, 2011

Come to Me: Stories Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780060995140
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Published: Harper Perennial - April 13th, 1994

The Mind-Body Problem Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780140172454
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Published: Penguin Books - March 1993

Just Kids Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780060936228
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Published: Ecco Press - November 2nd, 2010

61 Hours: A Jack Reacher Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780385340588
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Published: Delacorte Press - May 18th, 2010

Unfinished Desires Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780345483201
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Published: Random House - January 5th, 2010

Little Bee Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781416589648
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Published: Simon & Schuster - February 16th, 2010

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The Cellist of Sarajevo Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781594483653
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - March 31st, 2009

Eli the Good Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780763652883
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - February 8th, 2011

A Year with Rilke: Daily Readings from the Best of Rainer Maria Rilke Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780061854002
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Published: HarperOne - November 17th, 2009

Lucy Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780307473905
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Published: Vintage Books - July 12th, 2011

Ice Land Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780452295698
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Published: Plume Books - August 25th, 2009

The Book of Qualities Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9780060962524
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Published: William Morrow & Company - January 27th, 1988

The Education of Little Tree Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780826328090
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of New Mexico Press - August 31st, 2001

Invisible Cities Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780156453806
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Published: Mariner Books - May 3rd, 1978

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The Name of the Wind Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780756404741
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Daw Books - April 2008

Mistborn: The Final Empire Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780765350381
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tor Books - July 31st, 2007

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The Shadow of the Wind Cover Image
By Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Lucia Graves (Translator)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143034902
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - January 25th, 2005

Selected Poems Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780871401540
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Published: Liveright Publishing Corporation - August 17th, 2007

Love Poems from God: Twelve Sacred Voices from the East and West Cover Image
By Various, Daniel Ladinsky (Translator)
$21.00
ISBN: 9780142196120
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Published: Penguin Books - September 24th, 2002

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Discontent and Its Civilizations: Dispatches from Lahore, New York, and London Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781594633652
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 24th, 2015

Short pieces on experiencing cause for discontent. Well written and absolutely a must read. He is so enlightening in a deep sense. Nothing preachy but full of his heart and his life experiences. His fiction is also well worth a read. When I heard him at Malaprop's I felt so touched and inspired to read more of his work and the Reluctant Fundamentalist is a good one after How to get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia.

Recommending to everyone but most specially for teachers to use in their classes as "thinking" pieces. 


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First Frost Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781250019837
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Published: St. Martin's Press - January 20th, 2015

Back to the Waverley family. Magic of the mountains and special hearts reflect well in her stories. Reading all the novels and waiting for more from this young talented NC writer. Start with Garden Spell to get you on the road to meet the Waverley women.


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At the Water's Edge Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780385523233
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Published: Spiegel & Grau - March 31st, 2015

On the first page my heart felt the pain engulfing the main character that I was not even familiar with. That is a good start for a novel and it gets even better.

"Without laughter , a mind does not change".


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The Dream Lover Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780812993158
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Published: Random House - April 14th, 2015

"Every day one ought to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture,and if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words." Goethe This quote  that basically tells you all why I read and value Berg's writing. This novel is about George Sand and her friends. A fine novel and well written. 


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Hold Still: A Memoir with Photographs Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780316247764
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Published: Little Brown and Company - May 12th, 2015

It is a memoir about becoming the photographer and a mother, and meeting the critical period in her life as a photographer, and how her words create the images that she used to dazzle us with in black and white.