Saturday Signing: Jim Heynen and Jim Lenfestey

12/20/2014 1:00 pm
12/20/2014 2:00 pm

Common Good Books gives you to chance to meet great authors throughout the holiday season. Stop by, say hello, and get a book inscribed to that special someone on your shopping list.

 

From a bar hosting its nightly Sad Hour to the moonlit sandbox of a retired army general, Jim Heynen's new collection of micro fiction, Ordinary Sins, presents character sketches of strange yet fascinating men and women.


Robert Bly called Seeking the Cave, “a lively account of Lenfestey's trip to China, which includes a visit to the cave where Han Shan actually lived, a number of Chinese poems written 1,200 years ago, and poems of his own written on the trail to Cold Mountain. It unites our brief literary life with the ancient richness of Chinese culture.”
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$20.00
ISBN-13: 9781571310903
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Milkweed Editions, 11/2014

$24.00
ISBN-13: 9781571313461
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Milkweed Editions, 10/2014

Location: 
Street:
38 S Snelling Ave
City:
Saint Paul
,
Province:
Minnesota
Postal Code:
55105
Country:
United States

Saturday Signing: Eric Dregni, author of "By the Waters of Minnetonka"

12/20/2014 2:00 pm
12/20/2014 3:00 pm

Common Good Books gives you to chance to meet great authors throughout the holiday season. Stop by, say hello, and get a book inscribed to that special someone on your shopping list.

 

By the Waters of Minnetonka uncovers remarkable and hidden facts about the lake and those who have lived on its shores, from the region's original Dakota inhabitants to the present. Nineteenth-century plantation owners made Minnetonka into a summer vacation playground for the wealthy, and Prohibition-era battles led teetotalers to hoax Minneapolis newspapers about bloody clashes between preachers and saloon owners.

 

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$29.95
ISBN-13: 9780816683154
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of Minnesota Press, 10/2014

Location: 
Street:
38 S Snelling Ave
City:
Saint Paul
,
Province:
Minnesota
Postal Code:
55105
Country:
United States

Read The Book Before You Read The Book

 

There's no shortage of sequels in the summertime. In fact, a few of our staff's favorite novels are soon to pick up right where they left off...  


Enon (Now in Paperback), Paul Harding's follow-up novel to his Pulitzer Prize-winning Tinkers, explores the grief of protagonist Charlie Crosby (grandson of Tinkers character George Crosby) over the loss of his daughter. Peter Recommends


10:04 (Available 9/2), a meta-sequel to Ben Lerner's breakout debut (winner of the 2012 Believer Book Award) Leaving the Atocha Station, finds our unnamed author/narrator under contract with a major publisher, but no more certain how to face the future and the prospect of fatherhood in a city that might soon be underwater. Colin Recommends


Lila (Available 10/7), the last of three novels by Marilynne Robinson set in the fictional plains town of Gilead, Iowa, tells the hardscrabble story of Lila, wife of minister John Ames. Robinson's preceding novels Gilead (2004) and Home (2008) received the Pulitzer and Orange Prizes, respectively. Jean Recommends




Enon (Paperback)

$15.00
ISBN-13: 9780812981773
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks, 7/2014

$16.95
ISBN-13: 9781566892742
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Coffee House Press, 9/2011

Home (Paperback)

$14.00
ISBN-13: 9780312428549
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Picador, 9/2009

Bad Want: Interview with Sean Bishop


"Writing did give me a means to grieve publicly, to make others aware of my loss, in a way that wouldn’t have gone over so well if I had just randomly stood up in the middle of a cafe once a month and proclaimed, 'hello, strangers, allow me to tell you about my dead father and how sad I am about it!'"

 

Sean Bishop talks about life, death, and Carson Daly. Bishop reads from The Night We’re Not Sleeping In on Friday, November 21, with poets Su Smallen and Kara Condito. Click here for more information. Click here for the complete interview.

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Common Good Books is pleased to unveil the first in a series of limited edition t-shirts, not available wherever books are sold. 

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