Archive for June, 2016

McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern # 7

Added on June 30, 2016

McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern # 7 Michael Chabon, Various Contributors McSweeney’s, U.S.A. 2001 This edition of McSweeney’s Quarterly contains nine booklets with original stories by Kevin Brockmeier, Michael Chabon (Further Adventures of Kavalier and Clay), Ann Cummins, Courtney Eldridge, A.M. Homes, Heidi Julavits, J.T. Leroy, Allan Seager, William T. Vollmann and Chris Ware. Kevin Brockmeier’s story [...]

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The Gathering

Added on June 25, 2016

The Gathering Anne Enright Jonathan Cape, U.K. 2007 This melancholy Irish novel came from the outside to win the 2007 Booker Prize. Sales apparently doubled after the shortlist was announced. As indicated by the lowest number 6 on the number line in the copyright page photo below, this is a sixth printing. The top of [...]

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A Farewell to Arms

Added on June 20, 2016

A Farewell to Arms Ernest Hemingway Charles Scribner’s Sons, U.S.A. 1957 I bought a couple of these sturdy Hemingway novels at a thrift store a while back as reading copies. They were a dollar a piece. Checking just now on AbeBooks, I see that there were at least three versions of this book put out [...]

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