Poetry Madness

Recently Viewed clear list

Q&A | February 27, 2014

Rene Denfeld: IMG Powell’s Q&A: Rene Denfeld

Describe your latest book. The Enchanted is a story narrated by a man on death row. The novel was inspired by my work as a death penalty... Continue »
  1. $18.19 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    The Enchanted

    Rene Denfeld 9780062285508

Qualifying orders ship free.
List price: $13.99
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
2 Beaverton Literature- A to Z
1 Burnside Literature- A to Z
3 Hawthorne Literature- A to Z

Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary


Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary Cover

ISBN13: 9780316038409
ISBN10: 0316038407
Condition: Standard
All Product Details


Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Featuring David Sedaris's unique blend of hilarity and heart, this new illustrated collection of animal-themed tales is an utter delight. Though the characters may not be human, the situations in these stories bear an uncanny resemblance to the insanity of everyday life.

In "The Toad, the Turtle, and the Duck," three strangers commiserate about animal bureaucracy while waiting in a complaint line. In "Hello Kitty," a cynical feline struggles to sit through his prison-mandated AA meetings. In "The Squirrel and the Chipmunk," a pair of star-crossed lovers is separated by prejudiced family members.

With original illustrations by Ian Falconer, author of the bestselling Olivia series of children's books, these stories are David Sedaris at his most observant, poignant, and surprising.


"Outrageous....Wonderful...Sedaris's anthropomorphized creatures may seem domesticated, but this book, like his more familiar essays, is...wildly inspired — and a rip-roaring hoot." NPR

About the Author

David Sedaris is a regular contributor to the New Yorker and Public Radio International's This American Life. He is the author of the books When You Are Engulfed in Flames, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Naked, and Barrel Fever.

What Our Readers Are Saying

Add a comment for a chance to win!
Average customer rating based on 1 comment:

Shannon Zambito, January 19, 2012 (view all comments by Shannon Zambito)
David Sedaris never disappoints. While this is very different than his other books, it still has his beloved quirk, honesty, moral compass and wit.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No

Product Details

Sedaris, David
Back Bay Books
Humor : General
Publication Date:

Other books you might like

  1. Book of Liz New Mass Market $9.25

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Humor » Anthologies
Arts and Entertainment » Humor » General
Featured Titles » General
Featured Titles » Humor
Featured Titles » Literature
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » Sale Books

Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$9.95 In Stock
Product details pages Back Bay Books - English 9780316038409 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Outrageous....Wonderful...Sedaris's anthropomorphized creatures may seem domesticated, but this book, like his more familiar essays, is...wildly inspired — and a rip-roaring hoot."
  • back to top
Follow us on...

Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.