Shoppe ~ Books

A selection of hand-picked gems from our downtown Portland store. Minimum order of $8.

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Partial List of People to Bleach

By Gary Lutz

Paperback
From the Publisher:

Even as a chapbook, it was one of Time Out New York's Ten Best Books of 2007, and now we're proud to publish an expanded paperback edition of Partial List of People to Bleach, with six previously uncollected pieces, including the provocative and now-classic essay "The Sentence Is a Lonely Place," and a foreword by Gordon Lish. 

$12.00

 
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Rad Dad: Dispatches From the Frontiers of Fatherhood

By Tomas Moniz

200 pp, 8x5, perfect bound

With grace, honesty, and strength, Rad Dad's writers tackle all the issues that other parenting guides are afraid to touch: the brutalities, beauties, and politics of the birth experience; the challenges of parenting on an equal basis with mothers; the tests faced by gay and transgendered fathers;and parental confrontations with war, violence, racism, and incarceration. Rad Dad is for every father out in the real world trying to parent in ways that are loving, meaningful, authentic and ultimately revolutionary

$15.00

 
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Sorrow Arrow

By Emily Kendal Frey

perfect bound, 92 pages
Sorrow Arrow is a collection of poetic fragments that reads as one long poem. 

"Wily, witty, and weird, often haunting, sometimes heartbreaking, [Frey's] poems... dive deep for all their individual brevity." --Dana Levin, judge of 2012 Norma Farber Book Awards

Emily Kendal Frey was awarded the Norma Farber Book Award in 2012 from the Poetry Society of America for The Grief Performance, and is the author of many chapbooks and chapbook collaborations.

$12.00

 
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The Stud Book

By Monica Drake

hardcover, 336 pgs.

In the hip haven of Portland, Oregon, a pack of unsteady but loyal friends asks what it means to bring babies into an already crowded world.

Sarah studies animal behavior at the zoo. She's well versed in the mating habits of captive animals, and at the same time she's desperate to mate, to create sweet little offspring of her own. Georgie is busy with a newborn, while her husband, Humble, finds solace in bourbon and televised violence. Dulcet makes a living stripping down in high school gyms to sell the beauty of sex-ed. Nyla is out to save the world while having trouble saving her own teen daughter, who has discovered the world of drugs and the occult. As these friends and others navigate a space between freedom and intimacy, they realize the families they forge through shared experience are as important as those inherited through birth.

A smart, edgy and poignantly funny exploration of the complexities of what parenthood means today, Monica Drake's second novel demonstrates that when it comes to babies, we can learn a lot by considering our place in the animal kingdom.

$25.00

 
 
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