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- Chicago Review Press 2005; US$ 11.99
In this first U.S. publication of a richly comic classic?originally published in England in the 1920s?the pitfalls and vicissitudes of home building are presented in sharp and unforgettable detail, in the form of letters to and from the architect?a hapless young man named James Spinlove, who, in his valiant attempts to create the Honeywood mansion... more...
- Der gesunde Menschenversand 2013; US$ 9.99
Sport ist Mord, ja. Aber Sport ist auch Opfer, wird gemordet, wie das "Lexikon der ausgestorbenen Sportarten" zeigt. Das Buch versammelt witzige, grausame, exotische und absurde Sportarten, die leider von uns gegangen sind: vom A-Schreien über den Baldegger Hostienlauf, den Hasenwurf, das Kampfjodeln oder das choreographierte Abstürzen bis hin zum... more...
- University of Queensland Press 2014; US$ 12.99
Kate Grenville's wonderfully irreverent novel rewrites 200-odd years of Australia's past. Joan is a wife and mother of no great distinction, but in the life of her imagination she is in the front line of events, effortlessly subverting the solemnity of momentous occasions and cheerfully altering the course of history. more...
- Medallion Media Group 2008; US$ 4.99
What do a trigger-happy bootlegger with pancreatic cancer, an alcoholic helicopter pilot who is afraid to fly, and a dead guy with his feet in a camp stove have in common? What are the similarities between a fire department that cannot put out fires, a policeman who has a historic cabin fall on him from out of the sky, and an entire family dedicated... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2011; US$ 14.99
The Dave Store is quite possibly the greatest retail enterprise in American history. Selling everything from lawn mowers to Pop Tarts to wine-cask-sized jars of dill pickles, the Dave Store doesn't just dominate the retail market, it is the retail market. That is, until an employee at an outlet in small-town Jackson, Missouri launches a wildcat strike.... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2007; US$ 13.99
Veteran nature writer Gene Logsdon debuts a brilliantly comic novel set in rural Minnesota in the 1950s. The novel, inspired by the author's ten years studying in vain for the preisthood, follows the sometimes hilarious, sometimes tragic lives of a group of seminarians who realize they no longer believe the theology they are being taught, nor in the... more...
- HarperCollins 2014; US$ 2.99
Snappy dialogue and a plot full of twists and turns blend to make an adventure story with the unlikeliest hero?and the unlikeliest villains! The Last Collection takes the reader into the peculiar side of modern-day Montreal, a big city filled with colorful people such as Solly the Hawk Weisskopf and Big Moishie Mandelberg, loan sharks whose collection... more...
- Arcade Publishing 2014; US$ 24.99
The mothers of some of the most illustrious Jewish men in recent historyAlbert Einstein, Marcel Proust, Sigmund Freud, Woody Allen, the Marx Brothersare chatting in heaven. The subject: their respective sonsand their undying love for their mothers. Each one, as before in life, engages in one-upmanship toward the others when speaking about her own... more...
- Soho Press 2014; US$ 7.25
Stephen Fry tackles alternate history, asking: What if Hitler had never been born? Michael Young is a graduate student at Cambridge who is completing his dissertation on the early life of Adolf Hitler. Leo Zuckerman is an aging German physicist and Holocaust survivor. Together they idealistically embark on an experiment to change the course... more...
- Open Road Media 2014; US$ 9.99
In the halls of Congress, on the streets, in the media, the war on fast food is on. Tofu may be topical, but bacon is eternal. Bacon and Egg Man , Ken Wheaton?s second novel, is a sly send-up of a politically correct food establishment, where the Northeast has split off from the rest of the United States. The new Federation is ruled by the electoral... more...