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Published October 07, 2009
The year is already over for the London's Times - already naming the top 50 paperbacks for 2009.
Published October 01, 2009
In celebration of Oregon's sesquicentennial anniversary, Poetry Northwest and the Oregon State Library gathered nominations for this list of 150 outstanding Oregon poetry books - one for each year of statehood.
Published September 24, 2009
U of Cali Press: Save up to 70% when you use this code: 10M9352 through October 31, 2009.
Published September 17, 2009
John Thorton writes: Seven Stories Press is serializing the first 62 pages of the English translation of Hwang Sok-yong's The Old Garden, his 2000 novel and winner of the Danjae Award and Yi Literary Award in South Korea.

The novel's central character is political prisoner Oh Hyun Woo, who is released after eighteen years to find that his world has completely changed and that the woman he loved has died. He returns to the house they shared briefly while both were involved in the radical resistance movement to South Korea's military rule and there discovers her notebooks, through which he relives his life through her eyes.

The book received a strongly negative review by B.H. Myers in the New York Times Book Review, and the publisher hopes that by offering a substantial portion of the novel online for free, readers will be able to make up their own minds about this central work from the author Kenzaburo Oe called "undoubtedly the most powerful voice of the novel in East Asia."
Published September 10, 2009
The 46 Essential Rock Reads on LA Time Jacket Copy.
Published July 28, 2009
Chronicle Books is offering 35% off with the coupon code FRIENDS at checkout through Aug 5 - along with free shipping with minimum purchase.
Published July 27, 2009
Through Wednesday, July 29 every Dalkey Archive paperback edition is on sale, with free shipping within the United States (outside the U.S. email Melissa Kennedy directly at for shipping costs). When you click on one of the offers, it will take you to a shopping cart page, then just list the titles you would like in the "comments" box that will appear prior to checkout. Shop before you drop!

And remember, if not for you - consider supporting your local public and school libraries by adding some great titles to their collections!

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Published July 20, 2009
61 essential postmodern reads: an annotated list by Carolyn Kellogg, NYT - with nifty graphic annotations that highlight "the author is a character, fiction and reality are blurred, the text includes fictional artifacts, such as letters, lyrics, even whole other books, and so on."
Published May 19, 2009
Reissued from Simon & Shuster: "When Ernest Hemingway died in 1961 he had nearly completed A Moveable Feast, which eventually was published posthumously in 1964 and edited by his widow Mary Hemingway. This new special edition of Hemingway's classic memoir of his early years in Paris in the 1920's presents the original manuscript as the author intended it to be published at the time of his death. This new publication also includes a number of unfinished Paris sketches on writing and experiences that Hemingway had with his son, Jack, his wife Hadley, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ford Maddox Ford and others. A personal foreword by Patrick Hemingway, Ernest's sole surviving son, precedes an introduction by the editor, Sean Hemingway, grandson of the author. It is a literary feast, brilliantly evoking the exuberant mood of Paris after World War I and the youthful spirit, unbridled creativity, and unquenchable enthusiasm that Hemingway himself epitomized."

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