NEW BOOKS WE LOVE PLUS SOME OTHER FAVORITES

NEW BOOKS WE LOVE

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ISBN: 9780571362264
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Published: Faber & Faber - March 3rd, 2020

Hi: This is my brief review of The Inheritance. Love the Play! - Jeff , Bookseller @ East End Books Ptown

This is a brilliant Play! I saw Part I & II in London at the Noel Coward Theatre in November. Remarkable acting from a cast that moves you to tears, laughter, reflection, and back to tears! Read this Play Script as soon as possible!

Matthew Lopez has written a brilliant play that made me feel recognized & valued as a gay man, and part of not only a great LGBTQ family but also a larger community of straight allies and friends.
It also takes a look at those we’ve lost and the way they remain in our hearts. A brilliant theatrical performance! It was difficult to sleep the night I saw Part I & II - it’s so much to think about.

  

I loved the traces of Howard’s End interspersed throughout the Play and E.M. Forster appearing among the cast of Characters, as they’re trying to “speak their truth.” This is one of those Plays you’ll be re-reading.

The Inheritance has so much to say and I was thrilled by the talk, display and pure love of books and literature that you see throughout this Play! The renewed call to fight for what’s great about our Country as we face some of our darkest times - made me freshly enthused and ready to
Fight to defend to our rights.

 

And what a powerful look at the many people we lost to AIDS and the beautiful remembrance of the people and trails that were blazed, along with the links between generations of gay men from the past to the present - all tied together to the responsibilities we have to one another - as a community at large. There’s so much to think about and reflect on. This is one of those performances that you want to get on a plane and fly “across the pond” to see!


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ISBN: 9781597098175
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Published: Red Hen Press - April 21st, 2020

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This Is the Night Our House Will Catch Fire: A Memoir Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781324005544
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 25th, 2020

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Swimming in the Dark: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062890009
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Published: William Morrow - April 28th, 2020

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Later: My Life at the Edge of the World Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781644450161
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Published: Graywolf Press - March 17th, 2020

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Summer Longing Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316476850
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - May 5th, 2020

Jamie is one of our favorite authors! She has done several book events at East End Books Ptown. Jamie  is the author of a number of  best selling books including  the national bestseller THE FOREVER SUMMER (Little, Brown). The Forever Summer takes place mainly in our lovely little town of Provincetown! "Summer Longing" is out in May and we couldn't put this book down!  This book marks a return to Provincetown. It's a truly loving look at this beautiful town through the eyes of a number of wonderful, memorable characters.


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It's About Damn Time: How to Turn Being Underestimated into Your Greatest Advantage Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593136416
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Published: Currency - May 5th, 2020

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Out in Central Pennsylvania: The History of an Lgbtq Community (Keystone Books) Cover Image
By William Burton, Barry Loveland (Consultant)
$24.95
ISBN: 9780271084794
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Published: Penn State University Press - June 22nd, 2020

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Rodham: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780399590917
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Published: Random House - May 19th, 2020

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The Paris Hours: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250307187
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Published: Flatiron Books - May 5th, 2020

 

 


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Land's End: New and Selected Poems (Phoenix Poets) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780226720739
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Published: University of Chicago Press - September 4th, 2020

I received an advanced review copy of this book from a friend in London and was completely blown away by this beautifully crafted story of two people who clearly adore & love each other in such a deep, soulful way, yet struggle to connect. The dialogue between the two lead characters is poignant, heartbreaking, and meaningful -really wise beyond their age at the outset. Following along from their high school years & beyond, you get a real window into the mind & hearts of two unique individuals. The pages burst with the discussion of ideas, literature, honor, disappointment, pain - all of the human qualities that make us who we are. In this novel, we bear witness to the joy, pain, & struggle that people go through individually & as a couple. The raw emotion is stunning & gorgeously portrayed by these two incredible characters who are trying to figure life out and define who they are & hope to become. I read this book again before it came out in hardback in America and then again in January ahead of the paperback release, crying, appreciating & marveling at Sally Rooney's brilliant portrait of two people completely, passionately  & utterly devoted to each other through the years, though it was rarely easy or simple. The avid reader and bookseller side of me loved this book!  

The filmmaker side of me was also completely taken & mesmerized by the spectacular, passionate & nuanced performances by the two lead actors in the new Hulu episodic series adaptation of the book. I was truly riveted & stunned by the authentic, sophisticated, lovely & at times painful portrayal of the lead characters. This gorgeously shot series will keep you glued to the screen. Well-deserved accolades have gone out to Daisy Edgar-Jones as Marianne and newcomer Paul Mescal as Connell. 


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ISBN: 9780062976581
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Published: HarperOne - October 22nd, 2019

During these challenging times, there's a beautiful gem of a book that we've sold a lot of in our store when we were open and highly recommend to you. It's a book for all ages that's recently been called, "a balm for your aching soul during the pandemic." Purchase a copy of The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse - here:



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ISBN: 9781250239341
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Published: St. Martin's Press - June 2nd, 2020

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Written in Invisible Ink: Selected Stories (Semiotext(e) / Native Agents) Cover Image
By Herve Guibert, Jeffrey Zuckerman (Translator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781635901191
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Published: Semiotext(e) - May 19th, 2020

Herve Guibert is one of my favorite authors; someone I've been reading most of my life. His life was cut down too short by AIDS.  I'm thrilled that Semiotext(e) Press is releasing this  new this book and  a new translation of "To the Friend Who did Not Save My Life" into English. We sell "Crazy for Vincent,""Ghost Image" & more.

Hervé Guibert published twenty-five books before dying of AIDS in 1991 at age 36. An originator of French autofiction of the 1990s, Guibert wrote with aggressive candor, detachment, and passion, mixing diary writing, memoir, and fiction. Best known for the series of books he wrote during the last years of his life, chronicling his coexistence with illness, he has been a powerful influence on many contemporary writers.

Written in Invisible Ink maps the writer's artistic development, from his earliest texts--fragmented stories of queer desire--to the unnervingly photorealistic descriptions in Vice and the autobiographical sojourns of Singular AdventuresPropaganda Death, his harsh, visceral debut, is included in its entirety.

A good introduction is a special edition by European Literary Journal Tinted Window. The entire issue focused on Guibert. The price is $25. If you would like to purchase it, email the bookstore directly.

 

No. 1: Hervé Guibert

  

No.1 explores the life and work of the writer, photographer and filmmaker Hervé Guibert. There is a travelogue to Greece in search of a portrait; reminiscences from those that knew him well or otherwise; first-time English translations of his work; a fine eye for his photographs; writing that deftly traces his last moments. Featuring Andrew Durbin, Louis Fratino, Hervé Guibert, Bruce Hainley, Brigitte Ollier, John Douglas Millar and Jeffrey Zuckerman.


Asylum: A personal, historical, natural inquiry in 103 lyric sections Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525657095
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Published: Knopf - August 4th, 2020

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Stay: Threads, Conversations, Collaborations Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781733540117
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Published: ZE Books - March 17th, 2020

Nick Flynn is one of the best writers/artists on this beautiful planet of ours! This new "mixed-media" book is perfect to lose yourself in. You'll be going back to passages over and over again!  It's a gorgeous volume; one that you definitely want to own the hardback copy!


All Adults Here: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781594634697
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Published: Riverhead Books - May 4th, 2020

On Lighthouses Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781949641011
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Published: Two Lines Press - May 12th, 2020

The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas Illustrated Cover Image
By Gertrude Stein, Maira Kalman (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781594204609
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Published: Penguin Press - March 3rd, 2020

Pass with Care: Memoirs Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781948340212
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Published: Dottir Press - June 9th, 2020

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How We Live Now: Scenes from the Pandemic Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781635576887
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - August 25th, 2020

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By Nikki Grimes, Wendell Minor (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781547600823
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Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - May 5th, 2020

After Rubén Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781597098571
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Published: Red Hen Press - May 5th, 2020

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ISBN: 9781551527550
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Published: Arsenal Pulp Press - May 14th, 2019

I Hope We Choose Love: A Trans Girl's Notes from the End of the World Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781551527758
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Published: Arsenal Pulp Press - October 15th, 2019

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Motherland: A Memoir of Love, Loathing, and Longing Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399181580
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Published: Ballantine Books - August 6th, 2019

This is a powerful, emotional, moving & brutally honest memoir that will touch your heart. Highly recommended!  


The Matinée Murders: A Provincetown Mystery Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781734053333
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Published: Homeport Press - June 1st, 2020

A Beautiful Crime: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062853882
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Published: Harper - January 28th, 2020

 
 
 


Untamed Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984801258
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Published: The Dial Press - March 10th, 2020

How to Pronounce Knife: Stories Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316422130
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - April 21st, 2020

Music for Tigers Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781772780543
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Published: Pajama Press - April 28th, 2020

Marginalia Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781944866679
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Published: Clash Books - June 23rd, 2020