Animals That Saw Me 2: by Ed Panar
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Animals That Saw Me 2: by Ed Panar

The Animals books have a beautiful simplicity, their very ordinariness invoking your own experience with animals, shaking the cobwebs from the memory of your own surprise encounter.

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At Danceteria and Other Stories: by Philip Dean Walker
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At Danceteria and Other Stories: by Philip Dean Walker

Soaringly, hysterically, tragically and unapologetically gay. And that's a good thing.

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The Art of the Blues: by Bill Dahl
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The Art of the Blues: by Bill Dahl

Essential for any fans of 20th century music in general and black history in particular.

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You Say to Brick: by Wendy Lesser
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You Say to Brick: by Wendy Lesser

You Say to Brick is as much a biography as it is a meditation upon the nature of architecture and its importance in our lives.

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4 3 2 1: by Paul Auster
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4 3 2 1: by Paul Auster

4 3 2 1 is one of those rare novels that only comes around once in a decade or two, one of those special books that people should…

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300 Arguments: by Sarah Manguso
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300 Arguments: by Sarah Manguso

300 Arguments should be required reading for all those experiencing crises of confidence and the otherwise deleterious effects of the human condition.

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Norte: by Edmundo Paz Soldán
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Norte: by Edmundo Paz Soldán

It is a particularly important time for art to address the crossing of the border between Mexico and the United States.

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The Adventures of Form and Content: by Albert Goldbarth
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The Adventures of Form and Content: by Albert Goldbarth

In Albert Golbarth’s world we do and we almost always emerge once more under stars.

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The Kiss of Walt Whitman Still on My Lips: by Raymond Luczak
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The Kiss of Walt Whitman Still on My Lips: by Raymond Luczak

The Kiss of Walt Whitman Still on My Lips is an attestation that American history is and always will be queer history.

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The Sellout: by Paul Beatty
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The Sellout: by Paul Beatty

The Sellout and Beatty pull no punches, taking down cows sacred and otherwise.

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