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The Lost Art of Finding Our Way

Part how-to guide and part history of navigation, Huth's book is a delightful look into our relationship to place, movement, the seasons, and the stars. Perfect to read before a spring or summer of hikes, walks, and travel.

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$20.95
ISBN: 9780674088078
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Published: Belknap Press: An Imprint of Harvard Universi - November 16th, 2015

Pretentiousness: Why It Matters

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By Dan Fox
$15.95
ISBN: 9781566894289
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Published: Coffee House Press - April 5th, 2016

This is a smart and elegantly argued essay about the necessity of failure, experimentation, and pretending in art and life. Reading Fox is like watching a gymnast perform a floor routine. He lofts ideas and arguments through the air, seamlessly incorporating art criticism, pop culture, and personal narrative into the somersaults, and sticks landing after landing. A celebration of the weird, the challenging, the ambitious, and everything that makes art, music, pop culture, and life interesting.

 

Josh

 


Blackass

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$16.00
ISBN: 9781555977337
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Published: Graywolf Press - March 1st, 2016

With vivacious prose, a sense of humor sharp like a shard of glass, and a wicked command of the ironies of life, Blackass is a revelation.A. Igoni Barrett's debut novel takes Kafka's Metamorphosis on a tour of contemporary race, gender, and identity politics, and then hurls it through the meat grinder of post-colonial Nigeria and post-modern storytelling. Smart, funny, daring, perceptive, Blackass is one of the breakout books of the year.  

Josh

 


Bret Easton Ellis and the Other Dogs

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By Lina Wolff, Frank Perry (Translator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781908276643
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Published: And Other Stories - January 12th, 2016

With rich images and a wicked sense of humor, Bret Easton Ellis and the Other Dogs is a crooked grin of a book that embodies those strange fleeting thoughts that occasionally course through an insomniac's mind late at night. A sharp, dark, feminist exploration of identity, place, and art with the atmosphere, pace, and impact of a hot summer afternoon stroll through a minefield.

Josh

 


Story of My Teeth

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ISBN: 9781566894098
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Published: Coffee House Press - September 15th, 2015

Written in collaboration with the workers at a Mexican juice factory, featuring a delightfully delusional auctioneer, bending styles, playing with references, and challenging the idea of translation, The Story of My Teeth is unlike anything you’ve ever read. With this brilliant, weird, zany second novel, Luiselli has solidified her place as one of the most interesting and imaginative minds putting words on paper today.

 

Josh


Map: Exploring the World

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$59.95
ISBN: 9780714869445
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Published: Phaidon Press - September 28th, 2015

More than just a collection of beautiful maps from around the world and throughout history, this book uses critical juxtaposition to create new perspectives on history, politics, and geography. Easily the most interesting coffee table book this year.

Josh

 


What We See When We Read

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ISBN: 9780804171632
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Published: Vintage Books - August 5th, 2014

An entertaining and fascinating look under the hood of the experience of reading. What, exactly, happens when we look at words on a page? How do words become images in our minds? Do we all see the same images when we read the same words? With images, quotes from other sources, and brilliant insights, Mendelsund reveals everything about reading we normally take for granted.

Josh

 


THE LITTLE TOWN WHERE TIME STOOD STILL

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By Bohumil Hrabal, James Naughton (Translator), Joshua Cohen (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9781590178409
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Published: New York Review of Books - June 30th, 2015

Hrabal’s two linked novels feature two of the most exuberant and captivating characters I’ve encountered in recent memory. One, the wife of a brewery manager, has the vigor of a Austro­Hungarian Whitman (if you can imagine that) and the other, the brewery manager’s brother, is a strutting and boasting locals-only Don Quixote. An absolute joy to read.

JOSH

 


THE FAMILIAR, VOLUME 1: ONE RAINY DAY IN MAY

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$27.95
ISBN: 9780375714948
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Published: Pantheon Books - May 12th, 2015

Danielewski uses everything in his visionary storytelling arsenal in this first volume of his epic serial novel, THE FAMILIAR, but, despite all of the visual and linguistic fireworks, all the untranslated text and timestamps, Danielewski is telling a moving story of making your way in a complex and confusing world. A young heart beats for a better world. A young girl wants to save a kitten. Who can’t relate to that?

JOSH

 


THE STORY OF MY TEETH

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ISBN: 9781566894098
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Published: Coffee House Press - September 15th, 2015

Written in collaboration with the workers at a Mexican juice factory, featuring a delightfully delusional auctioneer, bending styles, playing with references, and challenging the idea of translation, The Story of My Teeth is unlike anything you’ve ever read. With this brilliant, weird, zany second novel, Luiselli has solidified her place as one of the most interesting and imaginative minds putting words on paper today.

JOSH

 


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