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    Familiar Cover Image
    $15.00
    ISBN: 9781555976255
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    Published: Graywolf Press - October 2nd, 2012

    J. Robert Lennon is a staff favorite; find out why in Recommended Reading, Vol.6 No.4


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    By Dino Buzzati, Marina Harss (Translator)
    $14.95
    ISBN: 9781590173237
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    Published: New York Review of Books - October 6th, 2009

    Kevin Brockmeier would like New Directions or Dalkey Archive to translate more Dino Buzzati immediately, please and thank you. Recommended Reading Vol.6, No.3.


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    $16.95
    ISBN: 9781612191591
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    Published: Melville House Publishing - October 23rd, 2012

    Dennis Johnson on Steven Barthelme: "It was weird for a reason, and beautiful in its idiosyncrasy." Recommended Reading Vol. 6, No. 2.


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    By Glenway Wescott, Michael Cunningham (Introduction by)
    $14.00
    ISBN: 9781590174579
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    Published: New York Review of Books - August 16th, 2011

    Michael Cunningham declares it a crime that more people haven't read Glenway Wescott's Pilgrim Hawk in Recommended Reading Vol. 5 No. 3.


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    $15.00
    ISBN: 9780802120328
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    Published: Grove Press, Black Cat - September 4th, 2012

    Read one of Grove/Atlantic editor Peter Blackstock's favorite scenes from Fobbit on Recommended Reading, Vol. 5 No. 2.


    The Universe in Miniature in Miniature Cover Image
    $14.95
    ISBN: 9780982580813
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    Published: Featherproof Books - November 16th, 2010

    How did spray-on cheese convince Hannah Tinti that Patrick Somerville was worth reading? Find out at Recommended Reading Vol. 4. No. 4.


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    By Peter Stamm, Michael Hofmann (Translator)
    $15.95
    ISBN: 9781590513248
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    Published: Other Press (NY) - August 14th, 2012

    Check out a story from Peter Stamm's We're Flying at Recommended Reading Vol.4, No.2.


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    $24.95
    ISBN: 9780811219433
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    Published: New Directions Publishing Corporation - October 5th, 2011

    Read "Recovery," a new short story from Helen DeWitt at Recommended Reading Vol.4, No.1.


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    $27.95
    ISBN: 9780307595904
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    Published: Knopf - August 23rd, 2011

    Find out what Aimee Bender thinks of Millhauser in Recommended Reading Vol.3, No.3


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    $15.95
    ISBN: 9781617750762
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    Published: Akashic Books - July 3rd, 2012

    Read a free excerpt from Office Girl at Recommended Reading Vol.3, No.2


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    $15.95
    ISBN: 9780375727856
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    Published: Vintage Books USA - July 18th, 2006

    Get a sneak peek of Mary Gaitskill's novel-in-progress at Recommended Reading Vol.3, No.1


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    $22.00
    ISBN: 9780312428310
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    Published: Picador USA - March 31st, 2009

    Find short fiction from Fiona Maazel at Recommended Reading Vol.2, No.4


    No Animals We Could Name: Stories Cover Image
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    ISBN: 9781555976163
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    Published: Graywolf Press - July 3rd, 2012

    Check out Ted Sanders at Recommend Reading Vol.2, No.2


    The Great Frustration: Stories Cover Image
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    ISBN: 9781593764166
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    Published: Soft Skull Press - May 2011

    Discover Seth Fried at Recommended Reading Vol.2, No.1


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    $16.00
    ISBN: 9781608196265
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    Published: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC - April 24th, 2012

    Read Jesmyn Ward's first published story at Recommended Reading Vol.1, No.4


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    $16.00
    ISBN: 9781609381141
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    Published: University of Iowa Press - October 2012

    Learn how Marie-Helene Bertino inspires Jim Shepard at Recommended Reading Vol.1, No.3


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    By Clarice Lispector, Benjamin Moser (Translator), Colm Toibin (Introduction by)
    $12.95
    ISBN: 9780811219495
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    Published: New Directions Publishing Corporation - November 9th, 2011

    Sample Near to the Wild Heart at Recommended Reading Vol.1, No.2


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    $25.95
    ISBN: 9780307379375
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    Published: Knopf Publishing Group - January 17th, 2012

    Get more Ben Marcus at Recommended Reading Vol.1, No.1