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Staff Pick: Here by Richard McGuire

by David

The book as object: an exquisite thing. These stories float around the room even when the room doesn't exist.

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From the publisher:

From one of the great comic innovators, the long-awaited fulfillment of a pioneering comic vision. Richard McGuire's Here is the story of a corner of a room and of the events that have occurred in that space over the course of hundreds of thousands of years. Pantheon Books, $35.00

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Staff Pick: Let Us Now Praise Famous Men by James Agee

by David

Perhaps the finest prose of the 20th century.

Sample pages 41-42.

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Staff Pick: Bleeder by Shelby Smoak

by David

This gripping, poignant and at times poetic memoir of a man who was diagnosed with hemophilia as a child and HIV as a late teen. He struggles with life in every sense of the word. Unforgettable.

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Staff Pick: The Family That Couldn't Sleep by D. T. Max

by David

From mid-18th century Venice to mad cow in 20th century Britain, an extraordinary and mysterious disease that may be linked to cannibalism. A fun read.

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Staff Pick: Black Dahlia by James Ellroy

by David

When James Ellroy was 13, his mother was murdered in L.A. Since then, he has been clocking mayhem in his hometown. Insanely good.

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