The Drop Edge of Yonder - Rudolph Wurlitzer

Staff Pick
When Rudy Wurlitzer became a novelist and screenwriter during the 1970s, genre deconstruction was all the rage. The Drop Edge of Yonder, based on an unproduced screenplay from the time, is a psychedelic, fever-dream Western. When fur trapper Zebulon accidently murders a woman, she curses him, declaring, “From now on you will drift between worlds not knowing if you’re dead or alive, or if the unseen worlds exist or if you’re dreaming...” Readers are all the better for his misfortune. Wurlitzer’s prose is a gorgeous, blunt instrument, like riding a bucking bronco on LSD, like if Dispatches were written by Davy Crockett.
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ISBN: 9781937512613
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Two Dollar Radio - March 28th, 2017

The Arrangement - Ashley Warlick

Staff Pick
The Arrangement is a finely crafted summer cocktail: mix 1oz of strong historical subject (Mary Frances becoming MFK Fisher in 1930s America and Europe), 2oz of genuine love (devotion for her husband Al, romantic passion for her best friend Ted), .5oz of genuine romantic and intellectual complexity (negotiating said love), .5oz of delicious prose by a rising writer with tremendous promise. Chill in a shaker with a lemon twist. Drink deep, and it will help you realize how sometimes we see and sometimes we don’t see the true selves of those closest to us, and how you cannot be anyone if you cannot be yourself.
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ISBN: 9780143128984
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Penguin Books - February 7th, 2017

Long Black Veil - Jennifer Finney Boylan

Staff Pick
One terrifying, unforgettable night in pre-tourist Eastern State Penitentiary casts the Long Black Veil of the title across the characters’ lives as they sort out their second acts with unanswered questions: What can you endure? What lies do you perpetrate in order to live as your true self? Are you really crazy when saints and pets start talking back to you? Author Jenny Boylan gives you a riveting thriller but leaves the answers to you.