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. We Are What We Pretend To Be (paperback)

    We Are What We Pretend To Be: The First and Last Works

    $12.99

    Called "our finest black-humorist" by The Atlantic Monthly, Kurt Vonnegut was one of the most influential writers of the 20th century. Now his first and last works come together for the first time in print, in a collection aptly titled after his famous phrase, We Are What We Pretend To Be. Learn More
  2. Watch The Doors As They Close

    Watch The Doors As They Close

    $10.00

    “This is the story of Anselm.” A woman plans to set down a faithful portrait of her ex-lover, just days after he’s fled their one-room romance. But as she looks back on the crash-and-burn affair, her writing quickly reveals her own contempt for and obsession with moody, unpredictable Anselm. Learn More
  3. The Wasp Factory

    Wasp Factory: A Novel

    $15.00

    Meet Frank Cauldhame. Just sixteen, and unconventional to say the least. Learn More
  4. War Dances

    War Dances

    $14.00

    Sherman Alexie delivers a heartbreaking and hilarious collection of stories that explore the precarious balance between self-preservation and external responsibility in art, family, and the world at large. Learn More
  5. Wake Up, Sir!

    Wake Up, Sir!: A Novel

    $16.00

    What kind of book has Jonathan Ames written this time? Well, think of Cervantes' Don Quixote, except that Wake Up, Sir! is not as good. But that's all right -- no book is as good as Don Quixote. Learn More
  6. The Virgins: A Novel

    Virgins: A Novel

    $15.95

    It’s 1979, and Aviva Rossner and Seung Jung are notorious at Auburn Academy. They’re an unlikely pair at an elite East Coast boarding school (she’s Jewish; he’s Korean American) and hardly shy when it comes to their sexuality. Learn More
  7. Vampires in the Lemon Grove (paperback)

    Vampires in the Lemon Grove: Stories

    $14.95

    From the author of the New York Times best seller Swamplandia!—a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize—a magical new collection of stories that showcases Karen Russell’s gifts at their inimitable best. Learn More
  8. Valley Of The Dolls

    Valley Of The Dolls

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    Dolls: red or black; capsules or tablets; washed down with vodka or swallowed straight—for Anne, Neely, and Jennifer, it doesn’t matter, as long as the pill bottle is within easy reach. Learn More
  9. Us Conductors

    Us Conductors: A Novel

    $15.95

    NOT YET AVAILABLE. This title will be released on June 10, 2014. Pre-order now! Note: release dates and prices are tentative. Learn More
  10. Us

    Us

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    A husband wakes up to find that his wife has had a seizure during the night. The husband calls an ambulance and his wife is rushed to a hospital where she lies in a coma. By day, the husband sits beside his wife and tries to think of ways to wake her up. At night, the husband sleeps in the chair next to his wife's bedside dreaming that she will wake up. He wants to be able to take her back home. Learn More

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