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The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis
The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis
by Lydia Davis
Staff Pick
Normally I dislike "domestic stories." You know, those fictions that deal with slice-of-life musings or investigations into the American Life and Household. Lydia Davis tackles this terrain quite often, but the clarity of her voice, coupled with a will... (read more)

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I Love Dick
I Love Dick
by Chris Kraus
Staff Pick
Is it a stalking case? A feminist performance-art project? An art scandal? A memoir? Or epistolary novel? I Love Dick, Chris Kraus's artful obsession with theorist Dick Hebdige, shatters about every category (and interpersonal boundary) out there in... (read more)

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The Singing Creek Where the Willows Grow: The Mystical Nature Diary of Opal Whiteley
The Singing Creek Where the Willows Grow: The Mystical Nature Diary of Opal Whiteley
by Opal Whiteley and Benjamin Hoff
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Long before environmental consciousness became popular, a young nature writer named Opal Whitely captured America's heart. Opal's childhood diary, published in 1902, became an immediate bestseller, one of the most talked-about books of its time... (read more)

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Charley Harper Birds and Words
Charley Harper Birds and Words
by Charley Harper
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Who knew birds could be so stylish? Charlie Harper's birds look like they just flew in from some future that was dreamed up in a 1960s living room. Also, the text is charming, hilarious, and weird enough for a double take.... (read more)

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Grapefruit: A Book of Instructions and Drawings
Grapefruit: A Book of Instructions and Drawings
by Yoko Ono
Staff Pick
Hand this book to any Yoko-hater and watch as the corners of their mouth tremble, resisting a disarmed smile. This work (originally published in 1970) is probably, properly, "Fluxist," though it takes that project even further from the gallery than any... (read more)

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The Mezzanine
The Mezzanine
by Nicholson Baker
Staff Pick
The Mezzanine was the first work I read that questioned some pre-packaged notions I'd digested about the soullessness of corporate culture. Well, I'm still wary of all those fluorescent lights and motivational speeches, but Baker can make drinking-straw... (read more)

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Seven Tenths
Seven Tenths
by James Hamilton-paterson
Staff Pick
Seven-Tenths is a multifaceted ode to the "sea and its thresholds." Hamilton-Paterson takes the reader on tour with scientists and fishermen, seafaring nomads, and resort developers. He contrasts their exploits with poetic fables and a "pre-GPS" history... (read more)

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Mezzanine (10 Edition)
Mezzanine (10 Edition)
by Nicholson Baker
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The Mezzanine was the first work I read that questioned some pre-packaged notions I'd digested about the soullessness of corporate culture. Well, I'm still wary of all those fluorescent lights and motivational speeches, but Baker can make drinking-straw... (read more)

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Life, a User's Manual: Fictions. Georges Perec
Life, a User's Manual: Fictions. Georges Perec
by Georges Perec
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Georges Perec was one of the more famous members of the Oulipo, a group of writers whose acronym translates to "workshop for a potential literature." The group imposes mathematical and/or absurd constraints on the style and form of their writing. Perec... (read more)

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Powr Mastr, Vol. 2
Powr Mastr, Vol. 2
by Cf
Staff Pick
Powr Mastrs is an experimental comic series that, in loose, penciled style, depicts the goings-on of a magical cast of characters in a magical land where the magical rules are ever-so-slowly revealed to the reader. At turns cryptic and plotty, geometric... (read more)

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The Lifespan of a Fact
The Lifespan of a Fact
by John D'Agata and Jim Fingal
Staff Pick
Though listed as a reference book, The Lifespan of a Fact is really a heated and often hilarious battle between essayist John D'Agata and his fact checker at the Believer, Jim Fingal. John's flippant responses frustrate Jim so much that he retaliates by,... (read more)

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Seeing Is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees: Over Thirty Years of Conversations with Robert Irwin
Seeing Is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees: Over Thirty Years of Conversations with Robert Irwin
by Lawrence Weschler
Staff Pick
This book taught me so much about the value of slowness, in art-making and in perception itself. Its subject isn't really Irwin's art products or his technical processes. Instead, Weschler brilliantly arranges the surrounding biographical and... (read more)

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Life, a User's Manual
Life, a User's Manual
by Georges Perec
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Powr Mastrs, Volume One
Powr Mastrs, Volume One
by C. F.
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Powr Mastrs is an experimental comic series that, in loose, penciled style, depicts the goings-on of a magical cast of characters in a magical land where the magical rules are ever-so-slowly revealed to the reader. At turns cryptic and plotty, geometric... (read more)

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Everything That Rises
Everything That Rises
by Lawrence Weschler
Staff Pick
Lawrence Weschler makes the reader do a lot of the work. This is a very good thing, as it's really fun work. He provides just enough description and imagery to reveal how "convergences" — similarities of form/theme across disparate eras/regions of... (read more)

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