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  • Talk Storiesby Jamaica Kincaid; Ian Frazier

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2002; US$ 7.39

    From " The Talk of the Town, " Jamaica Kincaid's first impressions of snobbish, mobbish New York Talk Pieces is a collection of Jamaica Kincaid's original writing for the New Yorker 's "Talk of the Town," composed during the time when she first came to the United States from Antigua, from 1978 to 1983. Kincaid found a unique voice, at once... more...

  • Travels in Siberiaby Ian Frazier

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 15.00

    A Dazzling Russian travelogue from the bestselling author of Great Plains In his astonishing new work, Ian Frazier, one of our greatest and most entertaining storytellers, trains his perceptive, generous eye on Siberia, the storied expanse of Asiatic Russia whose grim renown is but one explanation among hundreds for the region's fascinating,... more...

  • Lamentations of the Fatherby Ian Frazier

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 7.39

    When The Atlantic Monthly celebrated its 150th anniversary by publishing excerpts from the best writing ever to appear in the magazine, in the category of the humorous essay it chose only four pieces?one by Mark Twain, one by James Thurber, one by Kurt Vonnegut, and Ian Frazier's 1997 essay "Lamentations of the Father." The title piece of this new... more...

  • On the Rezby Ian Frazier

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2000; US$ 13.50

    A great writer's journey of exploration in an American place that is both strange and deeply familiar. In Ian Frazier's bestselling Great Plains , he described meeting a man in New York City named Le War Lance, "an Oglala Sioux Indian from Oglala, South Dakota." In On the Rez , Frazier returns to the plains and focuses on a place at their center-the... more...

  • The Fish's Eyeby Ian Frazier

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2003; US$ 7.39

    In The Fish's Eye: Essays about Angling and the Outdoors , Ian Frazier explores his lifelong passion for fishing, fish, and the aquatic world. He sees the angler's environment all around him-in New York's Grand Central Station, in the cement-lined pond of a city park, in a shimmering bonefish flat in the Flordia keys, in the trout streams of the... more...

  • The Cursing Mommy's Book of Daysby Ian Frazier

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2012; US$ 11.25

    Based on his widely read columns for The New Yorker , Ian Frazier's uproarious first novel, The Cursing Mommy's Book of Days , centers on a profoundly memorable character, sprung from an impressively fertile imagination. Structured as a daybook of sorts, the book follows the Cursing Mommy?beleaguered wife of Larry and mother of two boys, twelve... more...

  • Dating Your Momby Ian Frazier

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2003; US$ 12.95

    From the opening essay, "The Bloomsbury Group Live at the Apollo (Liner Notes from the New Best-Selling Album)" to the title piece that discusses ways in which you might begin a romance with your mother ("In today's fast-moving, transient, rootless society, where people meet and make love and part without ever really touching, the relationship every... more...

  • Nobody Better, Better Than Nobodyby Ian Frazier

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2003; US$ 7.39

    Nobody Better, Better Than Nobody is a collection of five extended essays that appeared in The New Yorker from 1978 to 1986. In the tradition of A. J. Liebling and Joseph Mitchell, Frazier raises journalism to high literary art. His vivid stories showcase a strange and wonderful parade of American life, from portraits of Heloise, the syndicated... more...

  • Familyby Ian Frazier

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2002; US$ 13.50

    With wit and an unerring eye for detail, acclaimed author Ian Frazier takes readers on a journey through his family's story, his nation's history, and himself Using letters and other family documents, Frazier reconstructs two hundred years of middle-class life, visiting small towns his ancestors lived in, reading books they read, and discovering... more...

  • Great Plainsby Ian Frazier

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2001; US$ 13.50

    National Bestseller With his unique blend of intrepidity, tongue-in-cheek humor, and wide-eyed wonder, Ian Frazier takes us on a journey of more than 25,000 miles up and down and across the vast and myth-inspiring Great Plains . A travelogue, a work of scholarship, and a western adventure, Great Plains takes us from the site of Sitting Bull's... more...