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. Beginners

    Beginners

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    Here is the original manuscript of Raymond Carver’s seminal 1981 collection, What We Talk About When We Talk About Love. Learn More
  2. Beside The Sea

    Beside The Sea

    $12.95

    A single mother takes her two sons on a trip to the seaside. They stay in a hotel, drink hot chocolate, and go to the funfair. She wants to protect them from an uncaring and uncomprehending world. She knows that it will be the last trip for her boys. Learn More
  3. Best American Nonrequired Reading 2009

    Best American Nonrequired Reading 2009

    $14.00

    This 'great volume' highlights the 'very best of this year's fiction, nonfiction, alternative comics, screenplys, blogs and more' (OK!). Compiled by Dave Eggers and students from his San Francisco writing center, it is "both uproarious and illuminating" (Publishers Weekly). Learn More
  4. Best American Nonrequired Reading 2010

    Best American Nonrequired Reading 2010

    $14.95

    An eclectic volume introduced by David Sedaris and compiled by Dave Eggers and students of his San Francisco writing center, who don’t leave a stone unturned in their search for nonrequired gems. Learn More
  5. Best American Nonrequired Reading 2011

    Best American Nonrequired Reading 2011

    $14.95

    An eclectic volume introduced by Guillermo del Toro and compiled by Dave Eggers and students of his San Francisco writing center, who don’t leave a stone unturned in their search for nonrequired gems. Learn More
  6. Best American Nonrequired Reading 2012

    Best American Nonrequired Reading 2012

    $14.95

    The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country’s finest short fiction and nonfiction. Learn More
  7. Best American Nonrequired Reading 2014

    Best American Nonrequired Reading 2014

    $14.95

    The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country’s finest short fiction and nonfiction. Learn More
  8. Best American Nonrequired Reading 2015

    Best American Nonrequired Reading 2015

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    Adam Johnson, author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning The Orphan Master’s Son, works with group of high school students out of 826 San Francisco to select the year’s best new fiction, nonfiction, poetry, comics, and category-defying gems aimed at readers 15 and up. Learn More
  9. Best American Short Stories 2014

    Best American Short Stories 2014

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    The Best American Short Stories 2014 will be selected by national best-selling author Jennifer Egan, who won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction for A Visit from the Goon Squad, heralded by Time magazine as “a new classic of American fiction.” Egan “possesses a satirist’s eye and a romance novelist’s heart” (New York Times Book Review). Learn More
  10. Big Brother: A Novel (sotfcover)

    Big Brother: A Novel

    $15.99

    Big Brother is a striking novel about siblings, marriage, and obesity from Lionel Shriver, the acclaimed author the international bestseller We Need to Talk About Kevin. Learn More
  11. Big Ray: A Novel

    Big Ray: A Novel (tpb)

    $14.00

    Big Ray's temper and obesity define him. When Big Ray dies, his son feels mostly relief, dismissing his other emotions. Learn More
  12. Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk: A Novel

    Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk: A Novel

    $14.99

    A ferocious firefight with Iraqi insurgents at "the battle of Al-Ansakar Canal"—three minutes and forty-three seconds of intense warfare caught on tape by an embedded Fox News crew—has transformed the eight surviving men of Bravo Squad into America's most sought-after heroes. Learn More
  13. Biographical Dictionary of Literary Failure

    Biographical Dictionary of Literary Failure

    $18.95

    A darkly comic, satirical reference book about writers who never made it into the literary canon. Learn More
  14. Black Chalk

    Black Chalk

    $16.00

    A compulsively readable psychological thriller set in New York and at Oxford University in which a group of six students play an elaborate game of dares and consequences with tragic results. Learn More
  15. Black Dance

    Black Dance

    $15.00

    A rowdy reel of a novel that spans a hundred years and one family’s far flung roots by the internationally acclaimed author of Fault Lines. Learn More
  16. Black Elvis: Stories

    Black Elvis: Stories

    $24.95

    In this funny, touching collection about music, identity, liars, and love, Geoffrey Becker brings us into the lives of people who have come to a turning point and lets us watch as they take, however clumsily, their next steps. Learn More
  17. Black Hole: A Novel

    Black Hole: A Novel

    $15.95

    There are no old drug addicts. That's what everyone says, at least. So how did Chuck get to his forty-third birthday and find himself still neck-deep in this scene? Learn More
  18. Black Lace Drag

    Black Lace Drag

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    A transvestite assassin with a fur-fetish, on the run from both police and the mob, buys a run-down travelling carnival and goes into hiding with a small-town hooker while his twin personalities - Glen and Glenda - continually vie for psychological supremacy. Learn More
  19. Black Snow

    Black Snow

    $15.95

    A new edition of Bulgakov’s blistering satire about the great Russian director Stanislavski, inventor of “Method acting,” part of Melville House’s reissue of the Bulgakov backlist in Michael Glenny’s celebrated translations. Learn More
  20. Black Swan Green cover

    Black Swan Green: A Novel

    $15.00

    A sinewy, meditative novel of boyhood on the cusp of adulthood and the old on the cusp of the new. Black Swan tracks a single year in what is, for thirteen-year-old Jason Taylor, the sleepiest village in muddiest Worcestershire in a dying Cold War England, 1982. Learn More
  21. Black Wings Has My Angel

    Black Wings Has My Angel

    $12.95

    During the 1950s, Gold Medal Books introduced authors like Jim Thompson, Chester Himes, and David Goodis to a mass readership eager for stories of lowlife and sordid crime. Learn More
  22. Bleeding Edge (paperback)

    Bleeding Edge: A Novel

    $17.00

    Thomas Pynchon brings us to New York in the early days of the internet Learn More
  23. Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman

    Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman

    $15.00

    Following the best-selling triumph of Kafka on the Shore ó 'daringly original,' wrote Steven Moore in The Washington Post Book World, 'and compulsively readable' ó comes a collection that generously expresses Murakami's mastery. Learn More
  24. Blood Meridian

    Blood Meridian: Or the Evening Redness in the West

    $15.95

    An epic novel of the violence and depravity that attended America's westward expansion, Blood Meridian brilliantly subverts the conventions of the Western novel and the mythology of the 'wild west.' Learn More
  25. The Boatmaker

    Boatmaker

    $15.95

    A fierce and complicated man wakes from a fever dream compelled to build a boat and sail away from the isolated island where he was born. Learn More

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