Emoke's Picks

Emoke is our beloved store founder and minority owner.  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."

 

 

 

 

 

Books: 
The Books of Earthsea: The Complete Illustrated Edition (Earthsea Cycle) Cover Image
By Ursula K. Le Guin, Charles Vess (Illustrator)
$59.99
ISBN: 9781481465588
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Gallery / Saga Press - October 30th, 2018

Reading Art: Art for Book Lovers Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780714876276
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Published: Phaidon Press - June 8th, 2018

Hunter of Stories Cover Image
By Eduardo Galeano, Mark Fried (Translated by)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781568589084
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Published: Bold Type Books - November 6th, 2018

Flower Color Guide Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780714877556
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Phaidon Press - October 2018

An Anthology of Intriguing Animals Cover Image
By DK
$19.99
ISBN: 9781465477026
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Published: DK Children - October 2nd, 2018

A Gracious Heresy Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781532655722
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Resource Publications (CA) - July 10th, 2018

Warlight: A novel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780525521198
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Published: Knopf - May 8th, 2018

How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals Cover Image
By Sy Montgomery, Rebecca Green (Illustrator)
$20.00
ISBN: 9780544938328
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - September 25th, 2018

Annie Leibovitz at Work Cover Image
$49.95
ISBN: 9780714878294
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Published: Phaidon Press - November 5th, 2018

Explorers' Sketchbooks: The Art of Discovery & Adventure Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781452158273
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Chronicle Books - March 28th, 2017

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

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

Appalachian Elegy: Poetry and Place (Kentucky Voices) Cover Image
$21.95
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)
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ISBN: 9781595586223
Availability: Special Order - Unlikely to be Available
Published: New Press - May 29th, 2012

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: The 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
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ISBN: 9781565126299
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Algonquin Books - October 4th, 2011

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

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

Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780307389930
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Published: Vintage - January 12th, 2010

The Heart of the World: A Journey to Tibet's Lost Paradise Cover Image
By Ian Baker, Dalai Lama (Introduction by)
$20.00
ISBN: 9780143036029
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - May 2nd, 2006

The Principles of Uncertainty Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781594201349
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Penguin Press - October 18th, 2007

The Snow Child: A Novel Cover Image
$31.00
ISBN: 9780316175678
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Published: Reagan Arthur Books - February 2012

Fugitive Pieces: A Novel (Vintage International) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780679776598
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Published: Vintage - May 26th, 1998

When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781570623448
Availability: Special Order - Unlikely to be Available
Published: Shambhala Publications - September 26th, 2000

Pathways to Bliss: Mythology and Personal Transformation (Collected Works of Joseph Campbell) 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 - 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
$18.00
ISBN: 9780802719928
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - May 3rd, 2010

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle: A Novel (Vintage International) Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780679775430
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - 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 (American Poets Continuum #128) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781934414521
Availability: Special Order - Unlikely to be Available
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 (Translated by), Philip Gabriel (Translated by)
$40.00
ISBN: 9780307593313
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Published: Knopf - 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
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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
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grove Press - May 10th, 2011

The Wise Man's Fear (Kingkiller Chronicle #1) Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780756404734
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Published: DAW - March 2011

Seeds: One Man's Serendipitous Journey to Find the Trees That Inspired Famous American Writers from Faulkner to Kerouac, Welty to Wharton 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 - April 26th, 2011

The Niagara River: Poems (Grove Press Poetry Series) Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780802142221
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Published: Grove Press - August 17th, 2005

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

The Delicacy and Strength of Lace: Letters Between Leslie Marmon Silko and James Wright Cover Image
By Anne Wright (Editor), Joy Harjo (Afterword by)
$14.00
ISBN: 9781555975432
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
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
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ISBN: 9781400068166
Availability: Special Order - Unlikely to be Available
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

Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book Two The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson & the Olympians #2) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780786856862
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - April 2006

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

Little Boy Blues: A Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307454928
Availability: Special Order - Unlikely to be Available
Published: Vintage - January 25th, 2011

Come to Me: Stories Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780060995140
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Published: Harper Perennial - April 13th, 1994

The Mind-Body Problem Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780140172454
Availability: Not Currently On Our Shelves. Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Books - March 1993

Just Kids Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780060936228
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ecco - November 2nd, 2010

61 Hours: A Jack Reacher Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385340588
Availability: Special Order - Unlikely to be Available
Published: Delacorte Press - May 18th, 2010

Unfinished Desires Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780345483201
Availability: Special Order - Unlikely to be Available
Published: Random House - January 5th, 2010

Little Bee Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781416589648
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
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
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - 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 - July 12th, 2011

Ice Land: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780452295698
Availability: Special Order - Unlikely to be Available
Published: Plume - August 25th, 2009

The Book of Qualities Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9780060962524
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - 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
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mariner Books - May 3rd, 1978

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The Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicle #1) Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780756404741
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: DAW - April 2008

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

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The Shadow of the Wind Cover Image
By Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Lucia Graves (Translated by)
$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 (Compass) Cover Image
By Various, Daniel Ladinsky (Translated by)
$21.00
ISBN: 9780142196120
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - September 24th, 2002

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Discontent and its Civilizations: Dispatches from Lahore, New York, and London Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781594634031
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 2nd, 2016

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: A Novel Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781250190307
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - December 26th, 2017

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: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780385523240
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Spiegel & Grau - November 10th, 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: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780345533807
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Published: Ballantine Books - March 22nd, 2016

"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. 


Hold Still: A Memoir with Photographs Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316247757
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Published: Back Bay Books - April 26th, 2016

Zahhak: The Legend of the Serpent King (a Pop-Up Book) Cover Image
By Hamid Rahmanian (Artist), Simon Arizpe (Artist)
$39.99
ISBN: 9781606998892
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Published: Fantagraphics Books - October 2nd, 2018