A Chance Meeting by Rachel Cohen

Staff Pick

You didn't plan to stand here or to read this, and yet here you are, looking for a certain something which will complete you—at least for today. That something is this book. Pick it up. Read a few sentences. Savor the assuring voice of an old friend you haven't met yet. Herein you'll find a cavalcade of American luminaries, including Henry James, Marianne Moore, James Baldwin, and Zora Neale Hurston, all of whom have their lives illuminated by a brief encounter. Take this home with you--make the chance meeting last.

A Chance Meeting: American Encounters By Rachel Cohen, Rachel Cohen (Afterword by), Vijay Seshadri (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Rachel Cohen, Rachel Cohen (Afterword by), Vijay Seshadri (Foreword by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781681378107
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Published: NYRB Classics - March 19th, 2024

Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M.R. James

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James was a mild-mannered Cambridge medievalist, but beneath the scholar's cap lurked a most fiendish imagination. The stories he devised for Halloween entertainments—filled with atmospheric settings, malevolent spirits, and a lot of wet hair--influenced a century's worth of horror from writers such as H.P. Lovecraft and Stephen King. James drew on a prevailing sense of imperial disintegration and suppressed desire to invest his tales with unique force. They've lost none of their power to make readers shiver as they pass an old ruin or hear whistling in the dark. An essential for every library!

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By M. R. James, Leslie S. Klinger (Editor), Eric J. Guignard (Editor), David Morrell (Introduction by)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781464215155
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Published: Poisoned Pen Press - October 5th, 2021

Eight Billion Genies Deluxe Edition Vol. 1 by Charles Soule and Ryan Browne

Staff Pick

 

My favorite graphic novel of the year explores what might ensue if everyone got a genie of their own, and that genie granted them just one wish. That's the tantalizing question a group of Detroit dive bar patrons faces as the inevitable (and chaotic) results unfold over the next eight seconds, then the next eight minutes, all the way into the next eight centuries. This is everything you want from a comic--a wild premise that unfolds with perfect logic, brought to vivid life by Browne's endlessly entertaining art. If your wish is for pure awesomeness, you got it!   

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By Charles Soule, Ryan Browne (By (artist))
$39.99
ISBN: 9781534323537
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Published: Image Comics - July 25th, 2023

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