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Supernatural Strategies for Making a Rock 'n' Roll Group Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781617751301
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Published: Akashic Books - January 1st, 2013

A fine-tuned treatise on music, politics, history, philosophy & various social phenomena...Saturated with an acerbic wit, it may be the only book you'll ever need.


Home Ground: A Guide to the American Landscape Cover Image
By Barry Lopez (Editor), Debra Gwartney (Editor)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781595341754
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Published: Trinity University Press - August 20th, 2013

A ton of writers with their own esoteric, often gorgeous, definitions of American landscape terms. I looked up "arroyo" first, then got lost. A treasure


Say Nice Things about Detroit Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780393345537
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - July 22nd, 2013

A tight homecoming story. Coming home to Detroit. With some great asides to race, it's about family, about the city.


The Dog Stars Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307950475
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Published: Vintage Books - May 7th, 2013

A fabulous and spare post-apocalyptic...pastoral? Anyway, it's a lovely outdoorsy book with probably the best gun nut EVER. A nice and terrifying time in a significantly depopulated Colorado.


The Old Turk's Load Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780802121134
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Published: Mysterious Press - April 2nd, 2013

Neo-noir? It's true. And the title's not the only amusing thing about this quick heroin caper set among the Newark race riots of 1967.


Babayaga Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374107871
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Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - August 6th, 2013

Paris in the late '50's, the CIA, a flea whose wife is sleeping with some Italian guy...Oh, also ancient Russian witches. What's not to like? Always incisive, Toby Barlow's the one who gave us Sharp Teeth.


Men in Miami Hotels Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780062247278
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Published: Harper Perennial - July 2nd, 2013

Charlie Smith continues to turn out beautiful prose. This time its a lush homage to his own Key West (as well as other southern Florida environs: the Everglades, Miami, Cuba) through the desperate lens of a no-nonsense family/crime saga.


The Last Policeman Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781594746741
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Published: Quirk Books - June 11th, 2013

A solid police procedural set in New England. Also, there happens to be an asteroid coming to destroy everyone--pre-apocalyptic hijinks ensue.


Countdown City Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781594746260
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Published: Quirk Books - July 16th, 2013

Our hero continues to solve cases as the asteroid, and all the paranoia, conspiracies and general madness continue. I suppose hijinks might've been the wrong word.


Ghosting Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781935439479
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Published: Ig Publishing - April 17th, 2012

Gann's third book could be the product of Robert Stone spending the winter at Dan Woodrell's.


The Reactionary Mind: Conservatism from Edmund Burke to Sarah Palin Cover Image
$21.95
ISBN: 9780199959112
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - March 1st, 2013

The absolute best writing about conservatism.


Lonesome Animals Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781619021563
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - May 14th, 2013

This end of the west western reads faster than it ought to, faster than it deserves. Holbert's prose is worth savoring and the already settled mystery serves a purpose unrelated to suspense. Makes me wanna be a hardass. Makes me wanna cook a rabbit.


When I Was a Child I Read Books Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250024053
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Published: Picador USA - January 29th, 2013

Really, it's Marilynne Robinson, I mean, she's great right. (tho the Moses stuff was totally over my head.)


The Sexy Vegan Cookbook: Extraordinary Food from an Ordinary Dude Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781608680450
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Published: New World Library - March 13th, 2012

While many of the recipes need to be spiced up, the techniques for homemade vegan cuisine (and protein substitutes) are the best you'll find.


He Died with His Eyes Open Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781935554578
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Published: Melville House Publishing - October 4th, 2011

wanna read some british dude yelling at people?
sure.


Leaving the Atocha Station Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781566892742
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Published: Coffee House Press - August 23rd, 2011

hilarious.


House of Prayer No. 2: A Writer's Journey Home Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781400077779
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Published: Anchor Books - February 14th, 2012

This is a near perfect book (and I kinda hate memoirs).


Ill Fares the Land Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143118763
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Published: Penguin Books - March 29th, 2011

Social Democrat and historian Tony Judt offers a concise discussion of the failures (and successes) of the Left in the 20thC, the current dangers of a backlash from the right and the hole in social services that only the State can fill--both because these services will never be profit generators and because of Our (the State's) moral obligation to one another...We know inequality has been rising since the late 70's. How much are we willing to stand?


The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780802145390
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Published: Canongate Books - April 12th, 2011

A lovely take on the myths of Christendom, the formulation of stories (esp. ontological ones) and the impetuous, fickle & slightly schizophrenic behavior of prophets everywhere and always amen.


The Signal Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143117551
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Published: Penguin Books - May 25th, 2010

I can't stand Ron Carlson. The Wind River Range in Wyo Wyoming is a terrible place. My favorite place. Like the vast whole of the disappearing, ranchless, heartless, undiscovered West.


2666 Cover Image
By Roberto Bolano, Natasha Wimmer (Translator)
$24.00
ISBN: 9780312429218
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Published: Picador USA - September 1st, 2009

Yeah. Uh-huh. Believe the hype.


The Coming Insurrection Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781584350804
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Published: Semiotext(e) - August 1st, 2009

Terrible angels these children. Setting out to destroy paradise to remake it. Old themes and idealism but well said and quite real--like full weight of the French government real. This Semiotext(e) intervention series is just wonderful. The books are gorgeous and smart. I'll let you know about #2: The Violence of Financial Capitalism by Marazzi.


Day Out of Days Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307277824
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Published: Vintage Books USA - February 8th, 2011

Spare. Well-crafted. American. American. Masculine (unbigoted). Sam Shepard sometimes lives on his Kentucky horse farm.


The Most of It Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781933517292
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Published: Wave Books - June 1st, 2008

With her charming circular logic and attitude of a satisfied mat on the doorstep of this world, Ruefle fulfills the poet's charge.


Notes from No Man's Land: American Essays Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781555975180
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Published: Graywolf Press - February 3rd, 2009

These American essays are painful, subtle, loving, generous...of mixed race. Hers is the heart that bleeds freely, suffering the wounds of Our History, clear-eyed and sober.


How Fiction Works Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780312428471
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Published: Picador USA - July 21st, 2009

Healthy, lit crit from one who is, above all, a professional reader and lover of books. Truly. A judicious piece that says much for "the benefit of the doubt" owed a writer. The folks at the NYT Book Review would do well to read this.


The Way Through Doors Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307387462
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Published: Vintage Books USA - February 10th, 2009

The Paris Review's 2008 Plimpton Prize winner and author of Samedi The Deafness, Jesse Ball, is back with another style-driven, hardly intelligible tour of his imagination. It reads like interlocking fables, features a pamphleteer and I didn't understand a bit of it. Wonderful.


The Little Girl Who Was Too Fond of Matches Cover Image
By Gaetan Soucy, Sheila Fischman (Translator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9780887847813
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Published: House of Anansi Press - November 1st, 2007

Short & gorgeous. As if Jean Genet were locked inside the mind of a child raised in a universe made by Hesse.


Five Skies Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143113461
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Published: Penguin Books - May 1st, 2008

For those of us with a love/nostalgia for "the construction arts" AND all that raw landscape under the vast godless skies of the West.


Diary of a Bad Year Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143114482
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Published: Penguin Books - October 28th, 2008

"Why do we human beings typically experience awe...when we try to comprehend, grasp, certain things, such as the origin of space and time, the being of nothingness, the nature of understanding itself? I cannot see what evolutionary advantage this combination gives us--the combination of insufficiency of intellectual grasp together with consciousness that the grasp is insufficient." Page 85


Sharp Teeth Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780061430244
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Published: Harper Perennial - January 27th, 2009

Beautiful noir--L.A., dogs, werewolves. Written in free verse with some fine lines and great breaks that open trenches of meaning without slowing readability. Kinda like McCarthy's The Road that way, its so fast you can't stop to watch the pretty words & thoughts go by.


Buddha's Little Finger Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780141002323
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Published: Penguin Books - December 1st, 2001

"I do not entirely understand what 'sprituality' is, I said... But as for the creator of this world...his name is Grigory Kotovsky and he lives in Paris, and judging from everything that we can see through the windows of your remarkable automobile, he is still using cocaine." Page 327


Liberation: Being the Adventures of the Slick Six After the Collapse of the United States of America Cover Image
$20.99
ISBN: 9780765320469
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Published: Tor Books - October 14th, 2008

I really hate the way he writes but he just says the best damn stuff about interconnectedness and cosmic whatnot and general hippie/punk realism. And he says it in a pulpy way. And it's a nice story.


Blood Meridian: Or the Evening Redness in the West Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780679728757
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Published: Vintage - May 5th, 1992

"it is the death of the father to which the son is entitled...he will not hear of the small mean ways that tempered the man in life...not see him struggling in follies of his own devising. No. The world which he inherits bears him false witness. He is broken before a frozen god and he will never find his way." --The Judge Page 145


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Samedi the Deafness Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307278852
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Published: Vintage Books USA - September 4th, 2007

"I anticipate you as farmland anticipates the wilderness to come when all that's ordered is the sum of thought in a white wren's head as it flutters among red apples. Red, red apples and the smell of blood." (160)


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