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STAFF PICK | November

James Crumley

Jacob
The Dead
STAFF PICK | November

James Joyce

“The closing story of Dubliners (all of which is well worth the time), The Dead also stands on its own, and suits the year's end. The warmth and awkwardness of holiday gatherings, the strange power of music, the shadow of ancestors and the weight of the past on present love: all given naturally and softly in the lyrical language of Joyce, which has no equal.”
Bennett
Magritte's Apple
STAFF PICK | November

Klaas Verplancke

“The most recent in MoMA's series of books for children, young fans of What Degas Saw and Matisse's Garden will appreciate this new journey into the mind of an artist; this time, a sometimes-silly and Surrealist story of the inspiration for René Magritte's paintings.”
Aubrey
New York Rock
STAFF PICK | November

Steven Blush

Glenn
Multiple Choice
STAFF PICK | November

Alejandro Zambra

“Jesus, this guy is good. In anyone else's hands, Multiple Choice would be just a cheap trick, but Alejandro Zambra does the unthinkable and crams this slim volume full of vignettes and jokes and chilling beauty. This is the literary equivalent of a procession of ants carrying an elephant: tiny stories punching at the weight of novels a thousand times their size.”
Brian
Before
STAFF PICK | November

Carmen Boullosa

“'As we live we hardly realize we are alive...To relive what we've seen by the lucid light of memory would be unbearable and, as far as I'm concerned, I wouldn't be brave enough.' So says the "dead" narrator of the shortest, strangest coming of age story you'll read in a long time. Even a ghost has fears to face.”
Sophie
Omo and Bobo
STAFF PICK | November

Amy Schwartz

“Even Alice's no-nonsense Oma cannot resist the charms of Bobo, making for the most dynamic duo obedience school has ever seen.”
Sophie
Du Iz Tak?
STAFF PICK | November

Carson Ellis

“A community of intricately illustrated insects develops around a flowering plant. Written in an invented gibberish, this lovely book inspires the imagination.”
Jacob
STAFF PICK | November

James Crumley

“This singular mystery novel follows a booze-soaked road trip with a private detective, an alcoholic writer, and a beer-swilling bull dog through the west. At turns hilarious, melancholy, and dark.”
Jacob
Late Stories
STAFF PICK | November

Stephen Dixon

“These interlinked short stories paint a nimble, curious intellect in its waning years. Layers of the human experience - humor, loneliness, engagement, the self-awareness of aging - sit delicately atop Dixon’s prose, fertile in its simplicity. Late Stories is unsentimental and clear - I highly recommend it.”
Melinda

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