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. Zombies! Zombies! Zombies!

    Zombies! Zombies! Zombies!

    $25.00

    Zombies! Zombies! Zombies! is the darkest, the living-deadliest, scariest--and dare we say most tasteful--collection of zombie stories ever assembled. It’s so good, it's a no-brainer. Learn More
  2. Zero K

    Zero K

    $27.00

    The wisest, richest, funniest, and most moving novel in years from Don DeLillo, one of the great American novelists of our time—an ode to language, at the heart of our humanity, a meditation on death, and an embrace of life. Learn More
  3. Your Heart Is A Muscle The Size Of A Fist : A Novel

    Your Heart Is A Muscle The Size Of A Fist : A Novel

    $26.00

    The Flamethrowers meets Let the Great World Spin in this electrifying debut novel set amid the heated conflict of Seattle's 1999 WTO protests. Learn More
  4. You Think That's Bad

    You Think That's Bad: Stories

    $24.95

    Following Like You’d Understand, Anyway—awarded the Story Prize and a finalist for the National Book Award—Jim Shepard returns with an even more wildly diverse collection of astonishingly observant stories. Learn More
  5. You Could Be Home By Now

    You Could Be Home By Now

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    An hour and a half outside Tucson, Arizona, The Commons is a luxury retirement community where no full-time resident under the age of fifty-five is permitted. Learn More
  6. You & Me

    You And Me: A Novel

    $23.99

    The cult hit The Interrogative Mood—a Best Book of the Year selection by Amazon.com, GQ, The Believer, Time Out New York, and elsewhere—reminded readers that Padgett Powell is one of the enduring stars of American fiction, an electric novelist with a pitch-perfect ear for the way Americans talk and the strange things we say and believe. Learn More
  7. x

    x (McSweeney's Poetry)

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    In x, Dan Chelotti conjures voices that wander, pause, analyze, articulate, attempt to enlighten, fail to enlighten, and then answer that failure with laughter. Learn More
  8. Wonderstruck

    Wonderstruck

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    From Brian Selznick, the creator of the Caldecott Medal winner THE INVENTION OF HUGO CABRET, comes another breathtaking tour de force. Learn More
  9. Wolf Winter

    Wolf Winter

    $26.00

    ‘Wolf winter,’ she said, her voice small. ‘I wanted to ask about it. You know, what it is.’ He was silent for a long time. ‘It’s the kind of winter that will remind us we are mortal,’ he said. ‘Mortal and alone.’ Learn More
  10. Wittgenstein Jr : A Novel

    Wittgenstein Jr : A Novel

    $23.95

    The writer Hari Kunzru says “made me feel better about the Apocalypse than I have in ages” is back—with a hilarious coming-of-age love story. Learn More
  11. Witches on the Road Tonight

    Witches on the Road Tonight

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    From the best-selling author of The Dress Lodger, comes a brilliant new novel about the secrets, lies, and fears that haunt several generations of one Appalachian family. Learn More
  12. Wind/Pinball

    Wind/Pinball: Two Novels

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    In the spring of 1978, a young Haruki Murakami sat down at his kitchen table and began to write. The result: two remarkable short novels—Hear the Wind Sing and Pinball, 1973—that launched the career of one of the most acclaimed authors of our time. Learn More
  13. Wilde Lake

    Wilde Lake: A Novel

    $26.99

    The New York Times bestselling author of the acclaimed standalones After I’m Gone, I’d Know You Anywhere, and What the Dead Know, challenges our notions of memory, loyalty, responsibility, and justice in this evocative and psychologically complex story about a long-ago death that still haunts a family. Learn More
  14. Whosoever Has Let A Minotaur Enter Them, Or A Sonnet—

    Whosoever Has Let A Minotaur Enter Them, Or A Sonnet—

    $20.00

    How does a love poet fall out of her marriage and back in love with the world? What happens when you grow up to be the “kind of person who…”? These fairytales are for the heartbreakers as much as the heartbroken, for those smitten with wanderlust, for those who believe in loving this world through art. Learn More
  15. Whitman Illuminated: Song of Myself

    Whitman Illuminated: Song of Myself

    $28.95

    Walt Whitman’s iconic collection of poems, Leaves of Grass, has earned a reputation as a sacred American text. Whitman himself made such comparisons, going so far as to use biblical verse as a model for his own. Learn More
  16. The Whispering Swarm

    Whispering Swarm: Book One of The Sanctuary of the White Friars

    $26.99

    Almost anyone who has read or written Science Fiction or fantasy has been inspired by the work of Michael Moorcock. Learn More
  17. 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
  18. When You Are Old

    When You Are Old: Early Poems and Fairy Tales (Penguin Drop Cap: Y)

    $23.00

    From A to Z, the Penguin Drop Caps series collects 26 unique hardcovers—featuring cover art by type superstar Jessica Hische Learn More
  19. When It Happens to You: A Novel in Stories

    When It Happens to You: A Novel in Stories

    $24.99

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    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
  20. What Is Poetry?

    What Is Poetry?

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    The extraordinary collection from legendary poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti -- one of North America's most respected and well-known poets. Learn More
  21. 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
  22. Wait Till I'm Dead

    Wait Till I'm Dead: Uncollected Poems

    $24.00

    Rainy night on Union Square, full moon. Want more poems? Wait till I’m dead.—Allen Ginsberg, August 8, 1990, 3:30 A.M. Learn More
  23. The Voice of Witness Reader

    Voice of Witness Reader: Ten Years of Amplifying Unheard Voices

    $20.00

    For ten years, Voice of Witness has illuminated contemporary human rights crises through its remarkable oral history book series. Learn More
  24. The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip

    Very Persistent Gappers of Frip

    $22.00

    From the bestselling author of Tenth of December comes a splendid new edition of his acclaimed collaboration with the illustrator behind The Stinky Cheese Man and James and the Giant Peach! Featuring fifty-two haunting and hilarious images, The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip is a modern fable for people of all ages that touches on the power of kindness, generosity, compassion, and community. Learn More
  25. The Vegetarian

    Vegetarian: A Novel

    $21.00

    A beautiful, unsettling novel about rebellion and taboo, violence and eroticism, and the twisting metamorphosis of a soul. Learn More

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