Sam's Picks

 

Sam is a sucker for dense, twisty novels that wrestle with difficult questions. He is arguably the most caffeinated member of the Village Books staff.

Bleeding Edge Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9781594204234
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Published: Penguin Press - September 17th, 2013

A hard-boiled, defiantly satirical romp through the adolescent internet, delivered by the reigning American master of postmodern absurdity. The very definition of 'Pynchonesque.'


We, The Drowned Cover Image
By Carsten Jensen, Charlotte Barslund (Translator), Emma Ryder (Translator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9780547737362
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mariner Books - May 22nd, 2012

It's like 'One Hundred Years of Solitude.' Except in Denmark. And with boats. An absolute masterpiece.


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Night Film Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780812979787
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Published: Random House Trade - July 1st, 2014

Usually, the term 'literary thriller' carries the connotation of a novel neither all that thrilling nor particularly literary. 'Night Film,' however, doesn't just live up to the hype...it far exceeds it. Is this mystery? A technotext? A work of art? It's all that, and it's brilliant. --Sam


A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again: Essays and Arguments Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780316925280
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Published: Back Bay Books - February 2nd, 1998

Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780802145314
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Published: Grove Press - May 10th, 2011

The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9780684843322
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Published: Scribner Book Company - August 3rd, 1998

The Financial Lives of the Poets Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780061916052
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper Perennial - September 2010

The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780802141675
Availability: Special Order
Published: Grove Press - March 1st, 2005

Tinkers Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781934137123
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Published: Bellevue Literary Press - January 2009

The Brothers K Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780553378498
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dial Press - June 1st, 1996

Drinking Coffee Elsewhere Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781573223782
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 3rd, 2004

Tenth of December: Stories Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780812984255
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Published: Random House Trade - January 7th, 2014