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01/16/2015 - 7:00 pm
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Dan Pyne presents and signs Fifty Mice

Jay Johnson is an Average Joe, a thirty-something guy with a job in telephone sales, a regular pick-up basketball game, and a devoted girlfriend he seems ready to marry. But one weekday afternoon, he's abducted on a Los Angeles Metro train, tranquilized, interrogated, and his paper trail obliterated. What did he see, what terrible crime--or criminal--is he keeping secret? It must be something awfully big. The trouble is, Jay has "no clue. "   Furious and helpless, and convinced that the government has made a colossal mistake, Jay is involuntarily relocated to a community on Catalina Island--which turns out to be inhabited mainly by other protected witnesses. Isolated in a world of strangers, Jay begins to realize that only way out is through the twisted maze of lies and unreliable memories swirling through his own mind. If he can locate--or invent--a repressed memory that might satisfy the Feds, maybe he can make it back to the mainland and his wonderful, even if monotonous, life.   Set in a noir contemporary L.A. and environs, Fifty Mice is a Hitchcockian thriller as surreal and mysterious as a Kafka nightmare. Chilling, paranoiac, and thoroughly original, it will have readers grasping to distinguish what is real and what only seems that way. (Blue Rider Press)
 

ISBN: 9780399171642
Price: $26.95

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01/20/2015 - 7:00 pm
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Jeff Vespa presents and signs The Art of Discovery: Hollywood Stars Reveal Their Inspirations

This exquisite book edited by Robin Bronk and designed by typographer and award-winning art director Nancy Rouemy, features renowned photographer Jeff Vespa's intimate portraits and key inspirational moments and stories from Hollywood luminaries including Jessica Chastain, Adam Driver, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Anna Kendrick, and other icons of the entertainment industry. A portion of the proceeds from the sales of The Art of Discovery will go to support the arts advocacy programs of The Creative Coalition (thecreativecoalition.org), the premier nonprofit, nonpartisan social and public advocacy organization of the arts and entertainment community.  (Rizzoli)

ISBN: 9780847844302
Price: $45.00

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01/23/2015 - 7:00 pm
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Barry Gifford presents and signs The Up-Down

A novel of violence, of love, and introspection, The Up-Down follows a man who leaves home and all that's familiar, finds true love, loses it, and finds it again. Pace's voyage is outward, among strangers, and inward into the fifth direction that is the up-down, in a sweeping, voracious human tale that takes no prisoners, witnesses extreme brutalities and expresses a childlike amazement. Here the route goes from New Orleans, to Chicago to Wyoming to Bay St. Clement, North Carolina, but the geography he is charting is always first and foremost unchartable. (Seven Stories Press)

ISBN: 9781609805777
Price: $23.95

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01/29/2015 - 7:00 pm
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Karen Bender presents and signs Refund: Stories

In Refund, Bender creates an award-winning collection of stories that deeply explore the ways in which money and the estimation of value affect the lives of her characters. The stories in Refund reflect our contemporary world--swindlers, reality show creators, desperate artists, siblings, parents -- who try to answer the question: What is the real definition of worth?   In Theft, an eighty-year-old swindler, accustomed to tricking people for their money, boards a cruise ship to see if she can find something of true value--a human connection. In Anything for Money, the creator of a reality show is thrown into the real world when his estranged granddaughter reenters his life in need of a new heart; and in the title story, young artist parents in downtown Manhattan escape the attack on 9/11 only to face a battle over their subletted apartment with a stranger who might have lost more than only her deposit.
Set in contemporary America, these stories herald a work of singular literary merit by an important writer at the height of her power. (Counterpoint)

ISBN: 9781619024557
Price: $25.00

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