Staff Pick

Published posthumously with an introduction by Amy Bloom, Thom Jones’s Night Train: New and Selected Stories (Little, Brown, $28) will delight his fans and serve as an introduction to this very intense and slightly demented American short story master.  Whether he’s writing about soldiers, boxers, drunks, or general miscreants, his prose is high-octane and variously funny or sad or both at the same time.

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By Thom Jones, Amy Bloom (Introduction by)
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316449342
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - October 16th, 2018

Staff Pick

There’s a handsome new J.D. Salinger Boxed Set (Little, Brown, $100), containing the author’s four published books, The Catcher in the Rye, Nine Stories, Franny & Zooey, and Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour—An Introduction.  These clothbound books in their durable case deserve this beautiful treatment and will last a long time in anybody’s library.

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$100.00
ISBN: 9780316450713
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - November 13th, 2018

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Jennifer Egan’s Manhattan Beach (Scribner, $28) captures a time and place on the verge of momentous change. Set in Brooklyn in the 1940s, the novel tells the story of Anna Kerrigan, a young woman who has dropped out of Brooklyn College to contribute what she can to the American war effort. Unsatisfied with her job of inspecting and measuring machine parts, she attempts to enter the male-only world of deep-sea diving. Manhattan Beach is rich and atmospheric, highlighting a period when gangs controlled the waterfront, jazz streamed from the doors of nightclubs, and the future for everyone was far from certain.

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$28.00
ISBN: 9781476716732
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Published: Scribner - October 3rd, 2017

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