1295 Bardstown Rd. | 2720 Frankfort Ave. | 1313 Bardstown Rd.

The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man's Love Affair with Nature Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781571313157
Availability: On Our Shelves Now, Please Click Through for Each Location's Stock
Published: Milkweed Editions - October 11th, 2016

"In me, there is the red of miry clay, the brown of spring floods, the gold of ripening tobacco. All of these hues are me; I am, in the deepest sense, colored." From these fertile soils of love, land, identity, family, and race emerges The Home Place, a big-hearted, unforgettable memoir by ornithologist and professor of ecology J. Drew Lanham.


The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration Into the Wonder of Consciousness Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781451697711
Availability: Not currently on our shelves, but available in 1-3 days.
Published: Atria Books - May 12th, 2015

Finalist for the 2015 National Book Award for Nonfiction
New York Times Bestseller
"Sy Montgomery's The Soul of an Octopus does for the creature what Helen Macdonald's H Is for Hawk did for raptors." (New Statesman, UK)
Starred Booklist and Library Journal Editors' Spring Pick


My Brilliant Friend, Book One: Childhood, Adolescence Cover Image
By Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein (Translator)
$17.00
ISBN: 9781609450786
Availability: On Our Shelves Now, Please Click Through for Each Location's Stock
Published: Europa Editions - September 25th, 2012

A modern masterpiece from one of Italy's most acclaimed authors, My Brilliant Friend is a rich, intense, and generous-hearted story about two friends, Elena and Lila.


Boy, Snow, Bird Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781594631399
Availability: Not currently on our shelves, but available in 1-3 days.
Published: Riverhead Books - March 6th, 2014

As seen on the cover of the New York Times Book Review, where it was described as -gloriously unsettling... evoking Toni Morrison, Haruki Murakami, Angela Carter, Edgar Allan Poe, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Chris Abani and even Emily Dickinson, - and already one of the year's most widely acclaimed novels:


Staff Pick Logo
The Empathy Exams: Essays Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555976712
Availability: On Our Shelves Now, Please Click Through for Each Location's Stock
Published: Graywolf Press - April 1st, 2014

From personal loss to phantom diseases, "The Empathy Exams" is a bold and brilliant collection, winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize

"A "Publishers Weekly "Top Ten Essay Collection of Spring 2014"


The Art of Waiting: On Fertility, Medicine, and Motherhood Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555977498
Availability: On Our Shelves Now, Please Click Through for Each Location's Stock
Published: Graywolf Press - September 6th, 2016

A brilliant exploration of the natural, medical, psychological, and political facets of fertility


The Door Cover Image
By Magda Szabo, Len Rix (Translator), Ali Smith (Introduction by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781590177716
Availability: On Our Shelves Now, Please Click Through for Each Location's Stock
Published: New York Review of Books - January 27th, 2015

One of The New York Times Book Review's "10 Best Books of 2015"
An NYRB Classics Original


A Sting in the Tale: My Adventures with Bumblebees Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250070975
Availability: Not currently on our shelves, but available in 1-3 days.
Published: Picador USA - April 28th, 2015

A FACINATING TRAVEL MEMOIR THAT WILL ALTER THE WAY YOU THINK ABOUT THE BUMBLEBEE


Staff Pick Logo
The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781565126060
Availability: The book is not currently in stock at our stores. Please call us for price and availability.
Published: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill - August 24th, 2010

In this moving memoir of health and illness Tova Bailey watches a snail on her night stand, living a life that mirrors the limitations of her own. What follows is an incredibly compelling story of companionship and beauty in the most unexpected of creatures.


Staff Pick Logo
A Love Letter from a Stray Moon Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781921758027
Availability: Not currently on our shelves, but available in 1-3 days.
Published: Text Publishing - September 10th, 2013

Staff Pick Logo
Amberlough Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780765383815
Availability: On Our Shelves Now, Please Click Through for Each Location's Stock
Published: Tor Books - February 7th, 2017

Book covers matter, and Amberlough is wrapped in a fantastic one. Flames lick up the sides of a red stage, framing a man with dark black skin wrapped in a luxurious cream boa. A white-skinned woman stands in front of him, sporting a perfectly cut black suit, bowtie, and wry smile. Disembodied hands applaud the two striking performers. A cover is sometimes called the clothing of books, and the citizens of Amberlough care deeply about appearances; it’s a fitting jacket for a story full of heat and flame. Amberlough dazzles and fizzes with drunkenness, jewels, and treachery. The characters must choose between losing everything—including their integrity—to protect the ones they love and losing everything for absolutely nothing at all. The narrative starts at a rapid pace and doesn’t slow down for the reader to catch her breath. As seductive as it is terrifying, this novel will make your pulse race and not just from the clever jokes about the subjunctive mood. Lara Elena Donnelly will be reading at Carmichael’s Bookstore on Frankfort Ave. on Friday, February 17th at 7pm.


Page Term :