Archive for October, 2012

Seymour: An Introduction

Added on October 28, 2012

Seymour: An Introduction J.D. Salinger New Yorker Magazine, June 6, 1955, New York This is the true first edition of Salinger’s stream of conscious narrative Seymour: An Introduction. This is one of Salinger’s Glass family stories in which Seymour’s brother, Buddy, tells the story of Seymour, who committed suicide eleven years earlier in the story [...]

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The Yiddish Policemen’s Union

Added on October 24, 2012

The Yiddish Policemen’s Union Michael Chabon Harper Collins, U.S.A. 2007 The cover of this alternative history novel is an eclectic mixture of imagery from pulp detective novels of the 1940′s, Jewish art, and Native art of Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. Chabon’s fifth novel┬áThe Yiddish Policemen’s Union won three major science fiction prizes including the [...]

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Nicholas Nickleby

Added on October 17, 2012

Nicholas Nickleby Charles Dickens Thomas Nelson, London, 1909 Nicholas Nickleby was Dicken’s third novel and the first of his romance novels. Like many of his novels, this one first came out in serial format. It was serialized over a period of twenty months between 1838 and 1839. Of interest, while writing Nicholas Nickleby, Dickens was [...]

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the curious incident of the dog in the night-time

Added on October 14, 2012

the curious incident of the dog in the night-time Mark Haddon Doubleday, Canada, 2002 This is the Canadian first edition of Haddon’s wildly successful debut novel. The year of publication listed on the copyright page is 2002, a year before it came out in Haddon’s native England. That makes this the true first edition, although [...]

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The Empty Family

Added on October 6, 2012

The Empty Family Colm Toibin Penguin, London, 2011 The Empty Family, Toibin’s latest collection of short stories, won the Lambda Literary Award for best gay fiction. It was an Amazon Book of the Month and was shortlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Short story Award. It garnered starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, and [...]

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