Articles

This is for any kind of written article like a blog post about a certain topic.

New Releases - May 21

And the Mountains Echoed Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9781594631764
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Riverhead Books - May 21st, 2013

We Need New Names Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780316230810
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Reagan Arthur Books - May 21st, 2013

Staff Pick Logo
My Fathers' Ghost Is Climbing in the Rain Cover Image
By Patricio Pron, Mara Faye Lethem (Translator)
$24.00
ISBN: 9780307700681
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Knopf Publishing Group - May 21st, 2013

Capital Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393345094
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 28th, 2013

Three Strong Women Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780307741332
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Vintage - May 21st, 2013

Anatomies: A Cultural History of the Human Body Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780393239881
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 3rd, 2013

Cronkite Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780061374272
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Harper Perennial - May 21st, 2013

Octopus Alone Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780670785155
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - May 16th, 2013

Things Come Apart: A Teardown Manual for Modern Living Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780500516768
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Thames & Hudson - May 31st, 2013

The Resurrectionist: The Lost Work of Dr. Spencer Black Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781594746161
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Quirk Books - May 21st, 2013

Picasso!

There are only a few days left to see the Picasso: Black and White exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts, but in case you can’t make it you can get your Pablo fix right here at Brazos! Here are some great monographs and books about this iconic artist and his work.

Picasso Black and White Cover Image
By Carmen Gimenez (Editor)
$60.00
ISBN: 9783791352206
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Prestel Publishing - September 5th, 2012

The official monograph of the current exhibit showing until May 27th at the MFAH is a breathtaking collection of Picasso’s experiments in the two said colors, including a number of amazing details from his masterpiece, “Guernica.” It could be hard to come by this one in the near future. So make sure to pick yours up now!


Picasso: The Monograph, 1881-1973 Cover Image
By Pablo Picasso (Artist), Marie-Laure Bernadac (Editor), Brigitte Leal (Editor)
$49.00
ISBN: 9788434310919
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Poligrafa - July 1st, 2009

Don’t be fooled by its size! This is perhaps the most comprehensive monograph of Picasso’s art available. It covers all of his artistic periods over the course of nearly a century of work. A must-have for all Picasso enthusiasts, and at right around fifty dollars it’s a great deal to boot!


A Life of Picasso: The Prodigy, 1881-1906 Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780375711497
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Knopf Publishing Group - October 16th, 2007

A Life of Picasso: The Cubist Rebel, 1907-1916 Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9780375711503
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Alfred A. Knopf - October 16th, 2007

A Life of Picasso: The Triumphant Years, 1917-1932 Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780375711510
Availability: Backordered
Published: Knopf Publishing Group - October 12th, 2010

John Richardson’s three volume biography of Picasso is unparalleled in its treatment of the great artist’s life. From the early promise of his teenage years, through his role in helping break the aesthetic mold with the advent of cubism, through his final days as an icon of modern art, this trilogy contains everything you ever wanted to know about Picasso!


New Arrivals - Week of May 5

Here are some of my favorite new arrivals for the week of May 5! -Augusta

The Other Typist Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780399161469
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Amy Einhorn Books - May 7th, 2013

A Guide to Being Born Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781594487958
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Riverhead Books - May 2nd, 2013

Staff Pick Logo
Southern Cross the Dog: A Novel Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780062225009
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Ecco - May 7th, 2013

The Last Train to Zona Verde: My Ultimate African Safari Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780618839339
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) - May 7th, 2013

The World's Strongest Librarian: A Memoir of Tourette's, Faith, Strength, and the Power of Family Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781592407873
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Gotham Books - May 2nd, 2013

The Book of Woe: The DSM and the Unmaking of Psychiatry Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780399158537
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Blue Rider Press - May 2nd, 2013

The Civil War in 50 Objects Cover Image
$36.00
ISBN: 9780670014637
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Viking Books - May 2nd, 2013

Permanent Present Tense: The Unforgettable Life of the Amnesic Patient, H. M. Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780465031597
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Basic Books (AZ) - May 14th, 2013

Life After Death Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780142180280
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Plume Books - May 7th, 2013

Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780393082067
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 6th, 2013

The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780375713255
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Vintage - May 7th, 2013

The Blood of Heroes: The 13-Day Struggle for the Alamo--And the Sacrifice That Forged a Nation Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780316053730
Availability: Backordered
Published: Back Bay Books - May 7th, 2013

Mermaid in Chelsea Creek Cover Image
By Michelle Tea, Jason Polan (Illustrator)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781938073366
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: McSweeney's - May 14th, 2013

The Great Lollipop Caper Cover Image
By Dan Krall, Dan Krall (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781442444607
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - May 7th, 2013

The Book of Marvels: A Compendium of Everyday Things Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781926812755
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Greystone Books - May 14th, 2013

Books for a Calm Night After Mother's Day

Here are a few of our favorite mother & child classics for a comfy evening. -Mary

How to Clean Your Room in 10 Easy Steps Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780375844102
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Schwartz & Wade Books - May 11th, 2010

“1. Always wait until your mother hollers “GET UP THERE AND CLEAN YOUR ROOM- NOW!” using all three of your names.” Mothers and kids alike will recognize and enjoy the particular, nonsensical way in which kiddos clean up after themselves.


Are You My Mother? (I Can Read It All by Myself Beginner Books) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780394800189
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Random House Children's Books - October 31st, 2012

A newborn baby bird hops out of its nest and begins an epic quest to find his mother. Spoiler alert: his mother is neither the cow nor the tractor. A great beginner book.


Love You Forever Cover Image
By Robert Munsch, Sheila McGraw (Illustrator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9780920668368
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Firefly Books - September 1st, 1995

I remember having this book read to me as a young child and being completely entranced. LOVE YOU FOREVER tells the story of a mother caring for her son - first as a baby boy, then as a toddler, a teen and a young adult. Then it becomes the boy’s turn to take care of his mother. The illustrations are spot-on depictions of those quiet moments when a mother steals into her childs room just to see him sleeping.


The Runaway Bunny Cover Image
By Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780060775827
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperCollins - January 24th, 2017

“If you run away,” said his mother, “ I will run after you. For you are my little bunny.” Thus begins this classic hide-and-seek tale by the author of GOODNIGHT MOON. Wherever little Bunny goes, his mother can always find him.


Featured Releases for May 5

Although there are always great new titles coming in at Brazos Bookstore, we’ll occasionally have a week that’s remarkable for the number and quality of new releases we have to unveil for you. This week certainly counts one of those. There’s something for everyone: a gritty western, an unsettling coming-of-age story, an exciting debut set in Chechnya, an existential spy thriller, a post-apocalyptic YA read, and a nonfiction book about the future of the internet. No matter what your mood might be, this first great wave of summer reads is sure to get you excited about all the fun new releases you’ll be seeing throughout the summer months at Brazos. Come in and browse or ask one of our master booksellers to recommend something just for you.

Staff Pick Logo
The Blood of Heaven Cover Image
Unavailable from Brazos Bookstore
ISBN: 9780802121189
Availability: Out of Print - Not Available for Order
Published: Grove Press - May 28th, 2013

No other book coming out this year excites me more than Kent Wascom’s debut, THE BLOOD OF HEAVEN. You will be astounded at this young author's level of narrative skill. Set in the early 1800s around the time of the Louisiana Purchase, THE BLOOD OF HEAVEN charts the life of preacher, slaver, robber, murderer, and would-be revolutionary Angel Woolsack as he falls in with Aaron Burr in hopes of wresting West Florida away from the Spanish in order to establish a new nation. Wascom’s style echoes Cormac McCarthy and Larry McMurtry, vividly recreatings the harsh, morally ambiguous world of the early nineteenth century territories. But even in the darkest moments, Wascom finds the kernel of humanity. A stunning, remarkable debut from a talent I expect great things from in the years to come!

Keaton

Kent Wascom signs THE BLOOD OF HEAVEN at Brazos Bookstore on June 28


Who Owns the Future? Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781451654967
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Simon & Schuster - May 7th, 2013

During the 70s and 80s, our current conception of networks --the idea that information should be free and that culture should be open-- came to prominence in computer science. Under this scheme, everyone is supposed to benefit when people share information digitally; however, controversial computer scientist and philosopher Jaron Lanier is quick to remind us that not all computers were created equal. Whoever owns the biggest computer on an open network gets to out-calculate everyone else and can organize everyone else to their advantage. It doesn’t matter if that entity is a national intelligence agency, a finance cabal, Google, Facebook or Microsoft. It’s all exactly the same game, and Lanier argues that it’s not ultimately sustainable.



Nihal


Staff Pick Logo
Flora Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781620401200
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Bloomsbury USA - May 7th, 2013

Want to know how much readers love Gail Godwin? In a recent blurb John Irving said that Godwin was both “a present-day George Eliot’ and that her latest novel is ‘as word-perfect and taut as an Alice Munro short story.’ Some readers have compared FLORA to Henry James’s classic ghost story “The Turn of the Screw”. The book’s protagonist is 10 year-old Helen, whose beloved grandmother and caretaker has just died, and whose father is working on a wartime project shrouded in secrecy at Oak Ridge, TN. For the summer, Helen is left with Flora, her long-dead mother’s 22 year-old cousin, who, in Helen’s estimation, is the less worldly and mature of the two of them. The events that unfold over that long hot summer change both Helen’s and Flora’s lives forever. You’ll have to read the book to find out how.

Danielle


Staff Pick Logo
A Constellation of Vital Phenomena Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780770436407
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Hogarth - May 7th, 2013

Interested in reading a fictionalized perspective of Chechnya after recent events in Boston? In Anthony Marra's debut novel A CONSTELLATION OF VITAL PHENOMENA, out May 7th, 8-year-old Havaa's father is abducted by Russian soldiers and her house burned is to the ground. A neighbor rescues her and delivers her to the only remaining doctor in town for safekeeping. Told over a five-day span, this richly imagined, interwoven novel is a page-turner and definitely one of the best books I've read this year!

Augusta


Staff Pick Logo
The 5th Wave Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399162411
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - May 7th, 2013

For those of you on the lookout for the next big thing in young adult fiction, Rick Yancey’s post-apocalyptic novel THE FIFTH WAVE is it. Touted as a cross between THE PASSAGE and ENDER’S GAME, this fast-paced thriller is an all-consuming, irresistable mélange of alien invasion, familial loyalty and good old fashioned mushy-gushy forbidden love.

Mary


The Other Typist Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780399161469
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Amy Einhorn Books - May 7th, 2013

Our prudish, old-fashioned narrator, a typist in a prohibition-era New York police station, becomes obsessed by the beautiful and mysterious 'other' typist, Odalie. She thrills as her life becomes a fantasy of speakeasies, bathtub gin and bootleggers. But the excitement comes at a price, and our narrator may not be telling the whole story. Fast-paced and cleverly plotted, this a perfect summer novel, written by  Rice University PhD candidate Suzanne Rindell.

Jeremy

Suzanne Rindell signs THE OTHER TYPIST at Brazos Bookstore on May 9.


New Arrivals - Week of April 28

Here are some of my favorite new titles for this week! -Augusta

The Woman Upstairs Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780307596901
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Knopf Publishing Group - April 30th, 2013

Waiting to Be Heard: A Memoir Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062217202
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Harper - April 30th, 2013

Bunker Hill: A City, a Siege, a Revolution Cover Image
$32.95
ISBN: 9780670025442
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Viking - April 30th, 2013

Staff Pick Logo
The Whispering Muse Cover Image
By Sjon, Victoria Cribb (Translator)
$22.00
ISBN: 9780374289072
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - April 30th, 2013

The Yellow Birds Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780316219341
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Back Bay Books - April 30th, 2013

A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781608198337
Availability: Backordered
Published: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC - April 30th, 2013

The Hunger Angel Cover Image
By Herta Muller, Philip Boehm (Translator)
$16.00
ISBN: 9781250032089
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Picador USA - April 30th, 2013

Metaphysical Dog Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780374173616
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - April 30th, 2013

Gold Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781451672732
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Simon & Schuster - April 30th, 2013

Mythology Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780316223331
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Back Bay Books - April 30th, 2013

Line 135 Cover Image
By Germano Zullo, Albertine (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781452119342
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Chronicle Books (CA) - April 30th, 2013

Henri, Le Chat Noir: The Existential Musings of an Angst-Filled Cat Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781607745105
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Ten Speed Press - April 30th, 2013

The Color Of Light (Arthur Meyerson)

Arthur Meyerson has traveled the world on professional photography assignments since 1974. However, the photographs in this book are from the body of personal images he amassed during his travels. Although the subjects and locations of the photographs are widely varied, there is a consistency in the way Meyerson frames them. His images are brightly colored with strong geometric elements. While structure is immediately evident, the context takes a moment to sink in, allowing for a rich and exciting viewing experience. Be sure to attend Mr. Meyerson’s author event at Brazos Bookstore on Tues, May 21 at 7pm. -Sam

Previews for the week of May 7th 2013

Although there are great new titles coming in at Brazos Bookstore all the time, we’ll occasionally have a week that’s remarkable for the number and quality of new releases we have to unveil for you. Next week is certainly one of those. In fact, two of our upcoming author events -- Katherine Center on 5/7 and Suzanne Rindell on 5/9 -- feature celebrated local authors whose new novels, THE LOST HUSBAND and THE OTHER TYPIST, respectively, are being released next week to great fanfare.

The Lost Husband Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780345507945
Availability: Backordered
Published: Ballantine Books - May 7th, 2013

Libby and her children have been living with her mother since the death of Libby’s husband, but the arrangement is wearing thin. When Libby receives an invitation to relocate her family to her eccentric aunt’s Texas Hill Country goat farm, she jumps at the chance for a change. The cast of quirky characters Libby encounters is large and the adjustment is not easy, but slowly she begins to realize that she may have found a new home in the country. Another touching, entertaining read from a celebrated graduate of UH’s prestigious Creative Writing Program. -Danielle


The Other Typist Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780399161469
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Amy Einhorn Books - May 7th, 2013

Our prudish, old-fashioned narrator, a typist in a prohibition-era New York police station, becomes obsessed by the beautiful and mysterious 'other' typist, Odalie. She thrills as her life becomes a fantasy of speakeasies, bathtub gin and bootleggers. But the excitement comes at a price, and our narrator may not be telling the whole story. Fast-paced and cleverly plotted, this a perfect summer novel, and better yet, it was written by a brilliant literature phD candidate from Rice University! -Jeremy


Staff Pick Logo
Flora Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781620401200
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Bloomsbury USA - May 7th, 2013

Want to know how much readers love Gail Godwin? In a recent blurb John Irving said that Godwin was both “a present-day George Eliot’ and that her latest novel is ‘as word-perfect and taut as an Alice Munro short story.’ Some readers have compared FLORA to Henry James’s classic ghost story “The Turn of the Screw”. The book’s protagonist is 10 year-old Helen, whose beloved grandmother and caretaker has just died, and whose father is working on a wartime project shrouded in secrecy at Oak Ridge, TN. For the summer, Helen is left with Flora, her long-dead mother’s 22 year-old cousin, who, in Helen’s estimation, is the less worldly and mature of the two of them. The events that unfold over that long hot summer change both Helen’s and Flora’s lives forever. You’ll have to read the book to find out how. -Danielle


Staff Pick Logo
A Constellation of Vital Phenomena Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780770436407
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Hogarth - May 7th, 2013

Interested in reading a fictionalized perspective of Chechnya after recent events in Boston? In Anthony Marra's debut novel A CONSTELLATION OF VITAL PHENOMENA, out May 7th, 8-year-old Havaa's father is abducted by Russian soldiers and her house burned is to the ground. A neighbor rescues her and delivers her to the only remaining doctor in town for safekeeping. Told over a five-day span, this richly imagined, interwoven novel is a page-turner and definitely one of the best books I've read this year! -Augusta


Staff Pick Logo
The 5th Wave Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399162411
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - May 7th, 2013

For those of you on the lookout for the next big thing in young adult fiction, Rick Yancey’s post-apocalyptic novel THE FIFTH WAVE is it. Touted as a cross between THE PASSAGE and ENDER’S GAME, this fast-paced thriller is an all-consuming, irresistable mélange of alien invasion, familial loyalty and good old fashioned mushy-gushy forbidden love. -Mary


Staff Pick Logo
Minotaur Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781609451165
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Europa Editions - May 7th, 2013

On his forty-first birthday, Alexander Abramov finds the woman of his dreams. There’s only one problem. Due to his occupation as an Israeli spy--a job predicated on distrust--he cannot approach her directly. So, of course, he sets about utilizing every cloak and dagger resource and contact at his disposal to manipulate her life from afar. A forgotten classic by Benjamin Tammuz, Minotaur is an eerie blend of noirish spy thrills and romantic obsession. Graham Greene even went so far as to call it his favorite novel. This one’s perfect for fans of Greene and John Le Carre. -Keaton


The Yellow Birds (Kevin Powers)

No amount of praise I could give would sufficiently express just how brilliant Iraq War veteran Kevin Powers’ debut novel, The Yellow Birds, really is. Simply put, it’s an instant classic. More than a great novel, it is an important book. When you hear people compare The Yellow Birds to other great works of war literature, such as The Things They Carried, All Quiet on the Western Front , and/or The Red Badge of Courage, rest assured that they are not exaggerating. This novel is a harrowing yet lyrical depiction of the experience of combat and its haunting aftereffects. It is a visceral, existential read, written with an immediacy that is missing from even most military memoirs. As such, it is proof that works of fiction sometimes cut closest to the truth, helping us understand the world around us in ways that often elude the simple recitation of fact. The Yellow Birds is an unforgettable book. 

The Yellow Birds Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780316219341
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Back Bay Books - April 30th, 2013

Translated Fiction Roundup

Did you know that only 5% of novels published in the US today are translations? Think of how much we’re missing from vibrant literary cultures around the globe by focusing our attention only on work written in English! Reading world fiction allows you to really explore an unfamiliar culture without leaving your living room. I have recently been on a translated fiction kick and would like to share a few of my new favorites with you. -Augusta

Ways of Going Home Cover Image
By Alejandro Zambra, Megan McDowell (Translator)
$23.00
ISBN: 9780374286644
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - January 8th, 2013

Zambra’s novella opens on the day of the 1985 Chilean earthquake and follows the narrator as he explores his memories of his childhood first love. Part love story, part remembrance of simpler times, the narrative is evocative, beautiful, and, at just under 140 pages, easy to devour in one sitting.


La Boutique Obscure: 124 Dreams Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781612191751
Availability: Backordered
Published: Melville House Publishing - February 19th, 2013

I studied Cognitive Sciences in college and relish any opportunity to read about the awesome, unusual things that our brains sometimes do. Perec’s recently translated dream diary was exactly the sort of thing I was looking for! Inventive, modern, and surreal, this strange little book briefly outlines 124 dreams and gives us the opportunity to explore the ephemeral nature of our sleeping thoughts. This is one I’ll be reading and rereading.


Paprika (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780307389183
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Vintage - February 12th, 2013

When the lines between fantasy and reality are blurred, things can get dangerous. Paprika, a dream detective, must go into the dream world to prevent mysterious opponents from sabotaging the real world. Thought provoking and entertaining, PAPRIKA is a page turner. Don’t forget to check out the accompanying anime film of the same name.


Maidenhair Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781934824368
Availability: Backordered
Published: Open Letter - October 23rd, 2012

MAIDENHAIR explores the stories we tell about ourselves in order to get where we want to be, namely through the gates of paradise. Like most thick Russian novels, Shiskin’s work takes on a variety of topics -- truth and fiction, death and life, love and war -- but the sum is greater than its parts. I’m only a third of the way through this one and it’s already one of the best things I’ve read this year. Don’t miss it!


Pages