Friday, October 30, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Here's the trailer the publisher's created.
We also have signed first editions of Margaret Atwood's new novel, Year of the Flood and Lorrie Moore's Gate at the Stairs.
We expect to have a limited number of signed first editions of Orhan Pamuk's Museum of Innocence in early November. Let us know if you'd like us to reserve you a copy.
In all these cases, if you order online please let us know in the comments field of your order that you'd like to receive signed copies.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
The first is The Complete Stories of J. G. Ballard. Ballard is probably most famous in America as author of Crash, the novel the movie, and now TV series were based on, but he is a major force in late 20th century English Literature. His work is so distinctive and influential that you can now describe something as "Ballardian." The Complete Stories of J.G. Ballard is a great opportunity to get a feel for this complex and prolific writer.
The second is The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis. Davis is one of the most innovative and vibrant short story writers in America, and one of my personal favorites. Her stories have an edge of intellectualism, humor, and surrealism that too many writers fearfully avoid. She was writing flash or microfiction before there was a name for it. For example, here is her "story," "Samuel Johnson is Indignant:"
that Scotland has so few trees."We Miss You: A Study of Get-Well Letters from a Class of Fourth-Graders," from her National Book Award Finalist Varieties of Disturbance, is one of my favorite short stories.
Monday, October 12, 2009
For further details about the evening you can take a look at this blog posted by Kevin Koczwara. http://feeldabeat.wordpress.com/2009/10/09/tracy-kidder-talks-new-book-and-issues-at-porter-square/
OR, check out http://www.portersquarebooks.com/book/9781400066216 for a video clip of Kidder.
We have signed copies of Kidder's latest on hand but they are going fast. Speaking of which, we have signed first editions of Lorrie Moore's A Gate at the Stairs available now. As of October 26 we will have signed first editions of Margaret Atwood's The Year of the Flood. You can call and reserve a copy or just come in the store.
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