Our Favorite Books for Starving Artists

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We the Animals: A novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780547576725
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - August 30th, 2011

This perfect gem of a book by debut author Torres examines the rough-and-tumble childhoods of three brothers growing up in a tumultuous mixed-race family in Brooklyn. Written with incredible skill and grace.

MetaMaus: A Look Inside a Modern Classic, Maus (Pantheon Graphic Library) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780375423949
Availability: Backordered
Published: Pantheon - October 4th, 2011

The ultimate gift for an aspiring graphic novelist or comics aficianado, this book and DVD set explores the making of Maus, one of the most influential graphic novels of all time.

The Stranger's Child Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307272768
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Knopf - October 11th, 2011

A masterful new novel by the Booker Prize winning author explores a literary love triangle that has repercussions that last a century.

Crazy from the Heat: A Chronicle of Twenty Years in the Big Bend Cover Image
By James H. Evans (Photographer), Rebecca Solnit (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780292726598
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: University of Texas Press - July 15th, 2011

Evan’s magnificent, iconic, full color pictures of the Big Bend region of Texas are accompanied by a forward from Rebecca Solnit, one of the country’s most engaging essayists.

Moby-Dick in Pictures: One Drawing for Every Page Cover Image
ISBN: 9781935639138
Availability: Backordered
Published: Tin House Books - October 11th, 2011

This stunning and wildly ambitious book is the culmination of Kish’s two-year quest to illustrate every single page of Moby Dick. Kish, a self-taught tour-de-force of an artist, uses a variety of techniques to bring the classic to life.

The Missing of the Somme Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307742971
Availability: Backordered
Published: Vintage - August 9th, 2011

Probably the hippest, most experimental and inventive book written about the Great War. Dyer presents his thoughts on the war in a unique and seductive hybrid of meditation, travelogue, history and memoir.

The Chronology of Water: A Memoir Cover Image
By Lidia Yuknavitch, Chelsea Cain (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780979018831
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Hawthorne Books - April 12th, 2011

One of the finest memoirs of our new century, but certainly not for the faint of heart. A harrowing adventure through sex, violence, death, motherhood, perversion, and redemption, all written in visceral, haunting prose.

How to Cook Everything: Simple Recipes for Great Food Cover Image
ISBN: 9780471789185
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - March 3rd, 2006

Exactly what the name implies: the one cookbook you really, truly need. A modern classic perfect for brand new adults.

A Season in Hell & The Drunken Boat Cover Image
By Arthur Rimbaud, Patti Smith (Introduction by), Louise Varèse (Translated by)
ISBN: 9780811219488
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: New Directions - October 5th, 2011

This beautiful bilingual version of Rimbaud’s most famous work is graced with its original New Directions cover art and an insightful, reverent introduction by Patti Smith.

The Pushcart Prize XXXVI: Best of the Small Presses Cover Image
ISBN: 9781888889635
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Pushcart Press - November 15th, 2011

The latest edition of this anthology highlights the best short stories, essays, and poems published by small and independent presses.

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