LITERATURE

"And for God's sake, don't let me ever hear you say, 'I can't read fiction. I only have time for the truth.' Fiction is the truth, fool! Ever hear of 'literature'? That means fiction too, stupid." -John Waters

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  1. The Whispering Muse

    Whispering Muse: A Novel

    $22.00

    Already celebrated far beyond his native Iceland, the novels of Sjón arrive on waves of praise from writers, critics, and readers worldwide. Sjón has won countless international awards and earned ringing comparisons to Borges, Calvino, and Iceland’s other literary superstar, the Nobel Prize winner Halldór Laxness. The Whispering Muse is his masterpiece so far. Learn More
  2. While Mortals Sleep

    While Mortals Sleep: Unpublished Short Fiction

    $27.00

    Smart, whimsical, and often scathing, the fiction of Kurt Vonnegut influenced a generation of American writers -- including Dave Eggers, author of this volume’s Foreword. In these previously unpublished gems, Vonnegut’s originality infuses a unique landscape of factories, trailers, and bars -- and characters who pit their dreams and fears against a cruel and sometimes comically indifferent world. Learn More
  3. Where'd You Go, Bernadette

    Where'd You Go, Bernadette: A Novel

    $14.99

    Bernadette Fox is notorious. To her Microsoft-guru husband, she's a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in Seattle, she's a disgrace; to design mavens, she's a revolutionary architect, and to 15-year-old Bee, she is a best friend and, simply, Mom. Learn More
  4. Where I'm Calling From

    Where I'm Calling From

    $16.00

    By the time of his early death in 1988, Raymond Carver had established himself as one of the great practitioners of the American short story, a writer who had not only found his own voice but imprinted it in the imaginations of thousands of readers. Learn More
  5. When It Happens to You: A Novel in Stories

    When It Happens to You: A Novel in Stories

    $24.99

    When it happens to you, you will be surprised. That thing they say about how you knew all the time, but just weren't facing it? That might be the case, but nevertheless, there you will be. Learn More
  6. What We Talk About When We Talk About Love

    What We Talk About When We Talk About Love: Stories

    $14.00

    Raymond Carver's second collection of stories. Learn More
  7. What Is the What

    What Is the What

    $15.95

    Based on the life of Valentino Achak Deng who, along with thousands of other children - the so-called Lost Boys - was forced to leave his village in Sudan at the age of seven and trek hundreds of miles by foot, pursued by militias, government bombers, and wild animals, crossing the deserts of three countries to find freedom. Learn More
  8. What Is All This? SC

    What Is All This? Uncollected Stories SC

    $22.99

    Stephen Dixon is one of the most acclaimed authors of short stories in the history of American letters. His work, characterized by mordant humor and a frank attention to human sexuality, has earned him a Guggenheim Fellowship, the American Academy Institute of Arts and Letters Prize for Fiction, the O. Henry Award, and the Pushcart Prize. Learn More
  9. What Is All This?

    What Is All This? Uncollected Stories HC

    $29.99

    Stephen Dixon is one of the most acclaimed authors of short stories in the history of American letters. His work, characterized by mordant humor and a frank attention to human sexuality, has earned him a Guggenheim Fellowship, the American Academy Institute of Arts and Letters Prize for Fiction, the O. Henry Award, and the Pushcart Prize. Learn More
  10. What Happened to Sophie Wilder

    What Happened to Sophie Wilder

    $15.95

    Charlie Blakeman is living in New York, on Washington Square, struggling to write his second novel and floundering, when his college love, Sophie Wilder, returns to his life. Learn More

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