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Train Dreams

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ISBN: 9781250007650
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Published: Picador USA - May 22nd, 2012

A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in fiction, this novella is a brilliant portrait of the American character in all its complexities and contradictions. Though the story only tells the tiny slice of American life as experienced by Robert Grainier, the language and images of that story paint a beautiful, compelling, and universal picture.


Josh


Grantland Vol 2

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By Bill Simmons (Editor), Dan Fierman (Editor)
$25.00
ISBN: 9781936365975
Availability: On Order at the Warehouse
Published: McSweeney's - April 10th, 2012

The second volume of Grantland is another collection of some of the best sports and entertainment writing out there. Hits to the head in hockey, the Sandusky scandal, the Brewers, Eddie Murphy’s career arc, the Blur Offense, and Charlotte Hornets’ teal. Whatever the topic, these are insightful and entertaining essays.

Josh


The Way of Kings

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ISBN: 9780765365279
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Published: Tor Books - May 24th, 2011

This is the perfect book for readers waiting for the next book in George R.R. Martin’s Song of Fire and Ice series. Politics and magic.  Assassination and scholarship.  Old ways in conflict with a changing world. Sanderson may be best known for completing Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series, but if The Way of Kings is any indication, his own Stormlight Light Archive might be the next great fantasy epic.


Josh


Memoirs of a Rugby-Playing Man

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ISBN: 9780312547691
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Published: Thomas Dunne Books - April 24th, 2012

Drinking, singing, the late great Harry Crews, and the greatest game on Earth. This is a great sports memoir, getting to the heart of what makes rugby and ruggers unique, while telling Atkinson’s personal story of growth and discovery.  A must for anyone who’s ever rucked, scrummed, and mauled, and an interesting, insightful memoir of sport and writing for everyone else.


Josh 


The Information

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ISBN: 9781400096237
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Published: Vintage - March 6th, 2012

Talking drums, the difference engine, code breaking and computer software. As with Chaos, Gleick’s The Information is not just a story of science, but a story of how we think about ourselves and our world. Filled with fascinating people and eye-opening perspectives, Gleick guides us through the discovery, growth, and development of one of the most important ideas in the modern world.
Josh


Amsterdam Stories

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By Nescio, Joseph O'Neill (Introduction by), Damion Searls (Translator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781590174920
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Published: New York Review of Books - March 20th, 2012

My favorite book of the year so far, this collection of short stories is beautiful, wise, and artistic. Reading it was like watching Casablanca, the lines and moments that should be cliche are powerful. Following a circle of artists, writers and thinkers, Nescio’s work explores and celebrates the world as an ever evolving font of creative potential.
Josh


Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand

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By Jim Henson, Jerry Juhl, Ramon K. Perez (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781936393091
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Published: Archaia Entertainment - December 27th, 2011

A screenplay that was never produced is brought to life in this beautiful graphic novel. This funny, surreal story from one of America’s great imaginations follows Mac as he crosses the desert, to run from an adversary he doesn’t know and reach a goal he doesn’t understand. By incorporating original text, using striking colors, and playing with the conventions of the genre, Perez’s interpretation of Henson’s story shows how powerful graphic novels can be.


Josh


Damascus

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ISBN: 9780982684894
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Published: Two Dollar Radio - October 18th, 2011

Art. Protest. War. The tension between fate and responsibility. A bartender with a birthmark that looks like Hitler’s mustache who buys a Santa Costume from a homeless man. A successful lawyer with terminal cancer. Mohr’s novel whorls around a dive bar in the mission district of San Francisco, brushing elbows with and sometimes plowing right through many of the major questions and themes in contemporary American culture.


Josh


He Died with His Eyes Open by Derek Raymond

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ISBN: 9781935554578
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Published: Melville House Publishing - October 4th, 2011

Darkly philosophical, this British detective novel is about as noir as noir can get. The nameless detective investigates the brutal murder of a man who, despite his own artistry and intelligence, had long ago lost his will. The first in the influence Factory Series, this is gritty, edgy, crime fiction at its best and will be appreciated by fans of Ian Rankin, John Connolly and Ken Bruen.


Josh


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