August 2018 Fiction & Poetry
Events, best sellerslists, and current and former Best Wellers picks populate the August fiction and poetry list.
This highly anticipated 3rd book in the Sam Kinkaid series begins with the kidnapping of Samantha Cates, daughter of Benjamin Cates, Executive Director of the Utah Department of Corrections, and Sam Kincaid's boss. Out of favor and recently demoted by Cates, Kincaid is riding a desk in the department's training division awaiting retirement.
With the publication of her first novel, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, Carson McCullers, all of twenty-three, became a literary sensation. With its profound sense of moral isolation and its compassionate glimpses into its characters' inner lives, the novel is considered McCullers' finest work, an enduring masterpiece first published by Houghton Mifflin in 1940.$15.99ISBN: 9781455563920Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Grand Central Publishing - November 14th, 2017A New York Times Top Ten Book of the Year and National Book Award finalist, Pachinko is an "extraordinary epic" of four generations of a poor Korean immigrant family as they fight to control their destiny in 20th-century Japan (San Francisco Chronicle).
$16.00ISBN: 9781101973219Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Vintage - February 6th, 2018
A PEN/JEAN STEIN BOOK AWARD FINALIST
ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: The Washington Post • San Francisco Chronicle • NPR • GQ • Time • The Economist • Slate • HuffPost • Book Riot$8.99ISBN: 9780553560732Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Spectra - October 1st, 1993
Winner of the Nebula Award for Best Novel • Discover the novel that launched one of science fiction’s most beloved, acclaimed, and awarded trilogies: Kim Stanley Robinson’s masterly near-future chronicle of interplanetary colonization.
$7.99ISBN: 9780345391803Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Del Rey - September 27th, 1995
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Extremely funny . . . inspired lunacy . . . [and] over much too soon.”—The Washington Post Book World
Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read$7.95ISBN: 9780872860179Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: City Lights Books - January 1st, 2001
Allen Ginsberg's Howl and Other Poems was originally published by City Lights Books in the Fall of 1956. Subsequently seized by U.S. customs and the San Francisco police, it was the subject of a long court trail at which a series of poets and professors persuaded the court that the book was not obscene.$15.95ISBN: 9780385490818Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Anchor - March 16th, 1998
From the bestselling author of Alias Grace and the MaddAddam trilogy, here is the #1 New York Times bestseller and seminal work of speculative fiction from the Booker Prize-winning author.
Now a Hulu series starring Elizabeth Moss, Samira Wiley, and Joseph Fiennes. Includes a new introduction by Margaret Atwood.$17.00ISBN: 9780385333849Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Dial Press Trade Paperback - January 12th, 1999
“A desperate, painfully honest attempt to confront the monstrous crimes of the twentieth century.”—Time
Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time
$14.95ISBN: 9780156453806Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Mariner Books - May 3rd, 1978“Cities, like dreams, are made of desires and fears, even if the thread of their discourse is secret, their rules are absurd, their perspectives deceitful, and everything conceals something else.” — from Invisible Cities
In a garden sit the aged Kublai Khan and the young Marco Polo — Mongol emperor and Venetian traveler.