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Now, for your browsing pleasure, 20 cool, new books (fiction and non-fiction!) from Harper:
Gospel of Anarchy, Justin Taylor, Novel
In his dark and mesmerizing debut novel, Justin Taylor (“a master of the modern snapshot”—Los Angeles Times) explores the borders between religion and politics, faith and fanaticism, desire and need—and what happens when those borders are breached.
Celebrity Chekhov, Ben Greenman, Literary Humor
In a witty, graceful, and revelatory feat of literary reinvention, acclaimed novelist and humorist Ben Greenman takes nineteen of Chekhov’s greatest stories and recasts them with some of the best-known luminaries of our time—with eye-opening, and oddly ennobling, results.
Stretch, Neal Pollack, Yoga Memoir
The hilarious true account of an overweight, balding, skeptical guy’s unexpected transformation into a healthy, blissful yoga fiend.
Everything is Going to be Great, Rachel Shukert, Travel Memoir
After a fluke at customs in Vienna, Rachel – on tour with a play – gets her golden ticket: an unstamped passport, giving her free rein to “find herself” on a grand tour of Europe.
Bad Marie, Marcy Dermansky, Literary Fiction
On the run and out of her depth after moving to Paris with her friend’s husband and baby daughter, Marie will experience the highs and lows of foreign culture, lawless living, and motherhood as she figures out how to be an adult, how deeply she can love, and what it truly means to be “bad”.
Diary of a Very Bad Year, Anonymous Hedge Fund Manager, Business Biography
Where are you going to buy protection on the U.S. government’s credit? I mean, if the U.S. defaults, what bank is going to be able to make good on that contract? Who are you going to buy that contract from, the Martians?
Kapitoil, Teddy Wayne, Fiction
Karim Issar moves to New York and creates a computer program named Kapitoil that predicts oil futures and reaps record profits for his company, but soon he has to question the moral implications of Kapitoil, moving him toward a decision that will determine his future, his firm’s, and to whom—and where—his loyalties lie.
It Could Be Worse, You Could Be Me, Ariel Leve, Essays
Meet Ariel. Her glass is half empty . . . and leaking. In these witty and entertaining tales from the front lines of woe, Ariel highlights the humor in our everyday anxieties and delivers insight that will ring hilariously true if you are inclined to view the world through gray-tinted glasses.
Who By Fire, Diana Spechler, Literary Fiction
Bits and Ash were children when the kidnapping of their younger sister, Alena, caused an irreparable family rift. Thirteen years later, Alena’s remains are finally uncovered, and Bits sets off on a desperate attempt to bring her brother home.
Grab On To Me Tightly As If I Knew The Way, Bryan Charles, Novel
Grab On to Me Tightly as if I Knew the Way traces Vim’s stumble toward adulthood in 1992 as he comes to terms with his parents, balances friendships and infatuation with varying levels of success, and accepts that the things he thought would last forever probably won’t.
Down and Out on Murder Mile, Tony O’Neil, Novel
In prose that could peel paint from a car, Tony O’Neill re-creates the painfully comic, often tragic days of a recovering heroin addict.
Everything is Wrong With Me, Jason Mulgrew, Memoir
With echoes of Jean Shepherd transplanted to Philly in the eighties and nineties, this book is a must-read for every person who looks back wistfully on his or her childhood and family and wonders, “What were we thinking?”
Postcards from a Dead Girl, Kirk Farber, Novel
Sid needs to get over Zoe and find love again—even though Zoe, apparently, has no inclination to be gotten over. Wonderfully poignant, funny, odd, and more than a bit macabre, this book marks the emergence of a truly gifted and original literary voice.
A Common Pornography, Kevin Sampsell, Memoir
While his family’s story provides the framework of the book, whats left in between is Kevin’s story of growing up in the Pacific Northwest. He tells of his first jobs, first bands, first loves, and one worn, teal blue suitcase filled with the choicest porn in all of Kennewick, Washington.
86’d, Dan Fante, Novel
Instant business success triggers an abrupt booze-and-blackout-soaked downward spiral for Bruno, forcing him to confront his own madness as he struggles to keep his old familiar demons from getting the best of him yet again.
Ugly Man, Dennis Cooper, Short Stories
This collection of stories is classic Cooper: explicit, unconventional and, to the uninitiated, alarming.
I Am Not Myself These Days, Josh Kilmer-Purcell, Memoir
This memoir is a a tragic romantic comedy, following a glittering journey through Manhattan’s dark underbelly where one begins by rooting for the survival of the relationship and ends by hoping someone simply survives.
Town House, Tish Cohen, Fiction
Jack Madigan, blessed with good looks and money left by his rockstar father, is an agoraphobe. As long as his dad’s admittedly dwindling royalties keep rolling in, Jack’s condition isn’t a problem. But when the money runs out, all hell breaks loose.
The Average American Male, Chad Kultgen, Fiction
Are you ready to meet the average American male?
Summer of Naked Swim Parties, Jessica Anya Blau, Fiction
Fourteen-year-old Jamie will never forget the summer of 1976: it’s the summer when her parents throw, yes, naked swim parties, leaving Jamie flushed with embarrassment. And it’s the summer that forever changes the way Jamie sees the things that matter, like family, friendship, love, and herself.