Bobby's Picks

Bobby heads up the shipping and receiving department for the store. When he's not slinging boxes, he's a graphic designer, photographer, and writer. To him, bookstores are essential for building community, learning and sharing ideas, and providing a comfortable place to hang out, for everyone.

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James: A Novel By Percival Everett Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780385550369
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Doubleday - March 19th, 2024

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The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store: A Novel By James McBride Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593422946
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - August 8th, 2023

Like the Appearance of Horses By Andrew Krivak Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781954276130
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Published: Bellevue Literary Press - May 9th, 2023

Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants By Robin Wall Kimmerer Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781571313560
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Milkweed Editions - August 11th, 2015

Stalking Shakespeare: A Memoir of Madness, Murder, and My Search for the Poet Beneath the Paint By Lee Durkee Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982127145
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scribner - April 18th, 2023

Syntax of the River: The Pattern Which Connects By Barry Lopez, Julia Martin Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781595349897
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Published: Trinity University Press - January 17th, 2023

The Need to Be Whole: Patriotism and the History of Prejudice By Wendell Berry Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9798985679809
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Shoemaker + Company - October 4th, 2022

George Masa's Wild Vision: A Japanese Immigrant Imagines Western North Carolina By Brent Martin Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9781938235931
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Hub City Press - June 21st, 2022

Toad: A Novel By Katherine Dunn, Molly Crabapple (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Katherine Dunn, Molly Crabapple (Foreword by)
$28.00
ISBN: 9780374602321
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Published: MCD - November 1st, 2022

The Passenger By Cormac McCarthy Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780307268990
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Published: Knopf - October 25th, 2022

Sugar Street By Jonathan Dee Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780802160003
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Published: Grove Press - September 13th, 2022

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Read Dangerously: The Subversive Power of Literature in Troubled Times By Azar Nafisi Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062947369
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Published: Dey Street Books - March 8th, 2022

In Praise of the Bicycle By Marc Augé, Teresa Lavender Fagan (Translated by) Cover Image
By Marc Augé, Teresa Lavender Fagan (Translated by)
$17.50
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ISBN: 9781789141382
Published: Reaktion Books - August 15th, 2019

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Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism By Amanda Montell Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780062993151
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Published: Harper - June 15th, 2021

The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity By David Graeber, David Wengrow Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780374157357
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - November 9th, 2021

Searching for Stars on an Island in Maine By Alan Lightman Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525432593
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Published: Vintage - February 19th, 2019

The Walls of Jericho By Rudolph Fisher Cover Image
$15.99
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ISBN: 9780008444358
Published: HarperCollins - March 4th, 2021

New Seeds of Contemplation By Thomas Merton, Sue Monk Kidd (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Thomas Merton, Sue Monk Kidd (Introduction by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9780811217248
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: New Directions - November 27th, 2007

Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures By Merlin Sheldrake Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780525510321
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - April 13th, 2021

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Station Eleven: A Novel (National Book Award Finalist) By Emily St. John Mandel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780804172448
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Published: Vintage - June 2nd, 2015

The Silence: A Novel By Don DeLillo Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781982164560
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Published: Scribner - October 5th, 2021

Being Peace (Thich Nhat Hanh Classics) By Thich Nhat Hanh, Jane Goodall (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Thich Nhat Hanh, Jane Goodall (Foreword by)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781946764683
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Parallax Press - October 6th, 2020

The Only Way Is the Steady Way: Essays on Baseball, Ichiro, and How We Watch the Game By Andrew Forbes Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781988784663
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Published: Invisible Publishing - April 2nd, 2021

A Bestiary of the Anthropocene: Hybrid Plants, Animals, Minerals, Fungi, and Other Specimens By Nicolas Nova (Editor), Disnovation Org (Editor), Nicolas Nova (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Nicolas Nova (Editor), Disnovation Org (Editor), Nicolas Nova (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9789493148444
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Onomatopee - May 18th, 2021

The Two Hands of God: The Myths of Polarity By Alan Watts Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781608686865
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Published: New World Library - September 8th, 2020

Weather (Vintage Contemporaries) By Jenny Offill Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780345806901
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Published: Vintage - January 19th, 2021

The Unreasonable Virtue of Fly Fishing By Mark Kurlansky Cover Image
$28.00
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ISBN: 9781635573077
Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - March 2nd, 2021

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In the Distance By Hernan Diaz Cover Image
$18.00
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ISBN: 9781566894883
Published: Coffee House Press - October 10th, 2017

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The Kingdom: A Novel By Emmanuel Carrère, John Lambert (Translated by) Cover Image
By Emmanuel Carrère, John Lambert (Translated by)
$21.00
ISBN: 9781250159441
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Published: Picador - March 6th, 2018

Humans By Brandon Stanton Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781250114297
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Published: St. Martin's Press - October 6th, 2020

Harmada By João Gilberto Noll, Edgar Garbelotto (Translator) Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781949641059
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Published: Two Lines Press - November 10th, 2020

Surreal and hallicinatory treat from the Brazilian master. Hints of Kafka and David Lynch.


Igifu By Scholastique Mukasonga, Jordan Stump (Translated by) Cover Image
By Scholastique Mukasonga, Jordan Stump (Translated by)
$18.00
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ISBN: 9781939810786
Published: Archipelago - September 15th, 2020

Searing, heartbreaking and beautifully tragic stories that leave one aching


Even as We Breathe By Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle Cover Image
$33.84
ISBN: 9781950564064
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Published: Fireside Industries - September 8th, 2020

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The City We Became: A Novel (The Great Cities #1) By N. K. Jemisin Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316509848
Availability: Backordered at Our Warehouse. ETA Unavailable.
Published: Orbit - March 24th, 2020

What's that poking out of your collar?


Painting Enlightenment: Healing Visions of the Heart Sutra By Paula Arai, Robert A. F. Thurman (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Paula Arai, Robert A. F. Thurman (Foreword by)
$34.95
ISBN: 9781611807561
Availability: Backordered at Our Warehouse. ETA Unavailable.
Published: Shambhala - September 10th, 2019

A book I will always go back to, over and over. Pure beauty and so inspiring. The Heart Sutra as art form.


24: Life Stories and Lessons from the Say Hey Kid By Willie Mays, John Shea, Bob Costas (Introduction by), Bob Costas (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Willie Mays, John Shea, Bob Costas (Introduction by), Bob Costas (Foreword by)
$28.99
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ISBN: 9781250230423
Published: St. Martin's Press - May 12th, 2020

Willie Mays, one of the best baseball players in the history of the game, shares stories, anecdotes and lessons from a life on the field.


Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street By Herman Melville Cover Image
$8.00
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ISBN: 9781911475217
Published: Paper + Ink - September 15th, 2019

Let's just say that Bartleby will be with you along time.


Devolution: A Firsthand Account of the Rainier Sasquatch Massacre By Max Brooks Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781984826800
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Published: Del Rey - February 9th, 2021

Beware the sanctity of the deep woods around Mount Rainier, especially after an eruption, and especially if you are part of an eco-friendly intentional community trying to get away from the modern urban rat race.


Recollections of My Nonexistence: A Memoir By Rebecca Solnit Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593083345
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - March 9th, 2021

Consider This: Moments in My Writing Life after Which Everything Was Different By Chuck Palahniuk Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781538717974
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - January 5th, 2021

Chuck on his process. Full of great advice and anecdotes from his "kitchen table MFA" to his notorious book tour events. Fantastic!


Design as Art By Bruno Munari Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780141035819
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Published: Penguin Classics - October 8th, 2019

A brilliant study of art and design full of engaging and creative ideas.


Kitchen Curse: Stories By Eka Kurniawan, Annie Tucker (Translated by), Benedict Anderson (Translated by), Maggie Tiojakin (Translated by), Tiffany Tsao (Translated by) Cover Image
By Eka Kurniawan, Annie Tucker (Translated by), Benedict Anderson (Translated by), Maggie Tiojakin (Translated by), Tiffany Tsao (Translated by)
$18.95
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ISBN: 9781786637154
Published: Verso Fiction - October 1st, 2019

Brilliant stories from an Indonesian writer. At times aggressive, surreal and heavy, Kurniawan taps into something deep and unconsidered within the human experience.


Step Into the Circle: Writers in Modern Appalachia By Amy Greene (Editor), Trent Thomson (Editor) Cover Image
By Amy Greene (Editor), Trent Thomson (Editor)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781949467130
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Published: Blair - December 3rd, 2019

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The Nickel Boys: A Novel By Colson Whitehead Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780345804341
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - June 30th, 2020

Heartbreaking story of a young African-American teenager thrown into a Florida "home for boys" detention center through no fault of his own and how he navigates this new world full of hatred and abuse.  


Gods of the Upper Air: How a Circle of Renegade Anthropologists Reinvented Race, Sex, and Gender in the Twentieth Century By Charles King Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780525432326
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Published: Anchor - July 14th, 2020

Mountains Piled upon Mountains: Appalachian Nature Writing in the Anthropocene By Jessica Cory (Editor) Cover Image
By Jessica Cory (Editor)
$27.99
ISBN: 9781946684905
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Published: West Virginia University Press - August 1st, 2019

In a time where misconceptions and downright misinformed opinions continue to perpetuate a narrative of Appalachia sorely lacking in any real insight, it is refreshing to engage a collection such as “Mountains Piled Upon Mountains.”

Editor Jessica Cory has assembled works from contemporary writers that reflect the intricacies of the relationship between the land and its people in this era of human influence on the environment. She employs place-based fiction, poems, and literary nonfiction from the likes of Ann Pancake, Taylor Brown, Kathryn Stripling Byer, Thomas Rain Crowe, and Wayne Caldwell, among many others in and of Appalachia. The way in which Cory has arranged the pieces into seven sections (Contemplate, Recount, Destroy, Preserve, Protect, Evolve, and Celebrate) gives each piece context and connects the reader to the writer and the environment.


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Fantomas Versus the Multinational Vampires: An Attainable Utopia (Semiotext(e) / Native Agents) By Julio Cortázar, David Kurnick (Translated by) Cover Image
By Julio Cortázar, David Kurnick (Translated by)
$15.95
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ISBN: 9781584351344
Published: Semiotext(e) - August 1st, 2014

Cortazar blurs the line between novel novel and graphic novel in this biting satire of modern society and it's excesses.


Watershed By Mark Barr Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781938235597
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Published: Hub City Press - October 8th, 2019

The setting: Rural Western Tennessee in the 1930s, as a huge hydroelectric dam project looms over the community. The story exists within that moment just before the lights flicker on and expose all the dirt that was until then hidden in the dark. And once that light truly shines, the protagonists must face the past and move toward a future, consequences and all. 


Gather at the River: Twenty-Five Authors on Fishing By David Joy (Editor), Eric Rickstad (Editor) Cover Image
By David Joy (Editor), Eric Rickstad (Editor)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781938235528
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Hub City Press - May 14th, 2019

Fisherman or not, you'll be intrigued by this collection of fishing stories and essays from contemporary authors like Ron Rash and Jill McCorkle.


Back of Beyond a Horace Kephart Biography By George Ellison, Janet McCue, Frances Figart (Editor) Cover Image
$18.99
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ISBN: 9780937207949
Published: Great Smoky Mountains Association - July 9th, 2019

Appalachian Book of the Dead By Dale Neal Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781970137897
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sfk Press - September 3rd, 2019

Appalachian gothic thriller, each page saturated with an eerie feeling like someone is watching over your shoulder.


The Edge of America By Jon Sealy Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781950182008
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Haywire Books - September 10th, 2019

Fast-paced riotous sweaty crime thriller rising out of the sleazy swamp that is South Florida.


Becoming Bodhisattvas: A Guidebook for Compassionate Action By Pema Chödrön Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781611806328
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Published: Shambhala - September 4th, 2018

Let's Play Two: The Legend of Mr. Cub, the Life of Ernie Banks By Ron Rapoport Cover Image
$28.00
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ISBN: 9780316318631
Published: Hachette Books - March 26th, 2019

Sex, Economy, Freedom, & Community: Eight Essays By Wendell Berry Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781640091405
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Published: Counterpoint - December 4th, 2018

Killing Commendatore: A novel By Haruki Murakami, Philip Gabriel (Translated by), Ted Goossen (Translated by) Cover Image
By Haruki Murakami, Philip Gabriel (Translated by), Ted Goossen (Translated by)
$19.00
ISBN: 9780525435761
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - October 1st, 2019

Call Them by Their True Names: American Crises (and Essays) By Rebecca Solnit Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781608469468
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Published: Haymarket Books - September 4th, 2018

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The Power By Naomi Alderman Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316547604
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Published: Back Bay Books - January 8th, 2019

The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation By Thich Nhat Hanh Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780807012390
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Published: Beacon Press - May 1st, 1999

Standing at the Edge: Finding Freedom Where Fear and Courage Meet By Joan Halifax, Rebecca Solnit (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Joan Halifax, Rebecca Solnit (Foreword by)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250101358
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Published: Flatiron Books - November 12th, 2019

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Across That Bridge: A Vision for Change and the Future of America By John Lewis Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780316510936
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Legacy Lit - August 15th, 2017

An inspiring and important read on social justice and how to work towards it.


This Young Monster By Charlie Fox Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781910695357
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Published: Fitzcarraldo Editions - June 5th, 2018

Florida By Lauren Groff Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781594634529
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Published: Riverhead Books - May 21st, 2019

Beastie Boys Book By Michael Diamond, Adam Horovitz Cover Image
$50.00
ISBN: 9780812995541
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Published: Random House - October 30th, 2018

The Timothy Leary Project: Inside the Great Counterculture Experiment By Jennifer Ulrich, Zach Leary (Foreword by), Michael Horowitz (Preface by) Cover Image
By Jennifer Ulrich, Zach Leary (Foreword by), Michael Horowitz (Preface by)
$27.50
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ISBN: 9781419726460
Published: Abrams Press - April 17th, 2018

On Trails: An Exploration By Robert Moor Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781476739236
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster - July 4th, 2017

You will never look at a trail in the same way again after reading this extensive study.


Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America By Nancy MacLean Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781101980972
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Published: Penguin Books - June 5th, 2018

Essential insight into the rise of the radical right.


Complete Stories By Kurt Vonnegut, Jerome Klinkowitz (Editor), Dan Wakefield (Editor), Dave Eggers (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Kurt Vonnegut, Jerome Klinkowitz (Editor), Dan Wakefield (Editor), Dave Eggers (Foreword by)
$45.00
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ISBN: 9781609808082
Published: Seven Stories Press - September 26th, 2017

It's Vonnegut, what else needs to be said!


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Conversations with America: Confronting the Divisive Challenges of Our Time By Randy Bell Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780989542852
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Published: McKee Learning Foundation - August 21st, 2018

Men Explain Things to Me By Rebecca Solnit Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781608464661
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Published: Haymarket Books - September 1st, 2015

Collection of essays including the title piece that gave rise to the term "mansplaining.”


Pastoralia By George Saunders Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781573228725
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Published: Riverhead Books - June 1st, 2001

Classic collection of stories from the short story master.


Literature Class, Berkeley 1980 By Julio Cortázar, Katherine Silver (Translated by) Cover Image
By Julio Cortázar, Katherine Silver (Translated by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9780811225342
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Published: New Directions - March 28th, 2017

The best book on the craft of writing I have ever read.


Atlantic Hotel By João Gilberto Noll, Adam Morris (Translator) Cover Image
By João Gilberto Noll, Adam Morris (Translator)
$9.95
ISBN: 9781931883603
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Published: Two Lines Press - May 16th, 2017

Nihilistic short novel full of twists and turns from a Brazilian writer.


The Line That Held Us By David Joy Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780425280287
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - July 9th, 2019