The Watcher

And Other Stories Italo Calvino     1963     192p     5 x 8 The three long stories in this volume show the range and virtuosity of Calvino. Translated by William Weaver and Archibald Colquhoun. $4-10 Other works involving italo calvino, fiction

Uncle Tom’s Children

Richard Wright     1938     336p     MMPB Wright’s first book is set in the American Deep South. Each of the powerful novellas collected here concerns an aspect of the lives of black people in the post-slavery era, exploring their resistance to white racism and oppression. $1-5 Other works involving richard wright, … Continue reading Uncle Tom’s Children

The Tombs of Atuan

Ursula K. Le Guin     1971     192p     MMPB When young Tenar is chosen as high priestess to the ancient and nameless Powers of the Earth, in this second book in the Earthsea cycle, everything is taken away — home, family, possessions, even her name. For she is now Arha, the … Continue reading The Tombs of Atuan


Ursula K. Le Guin     1990     226p     MMPB In this fourth novel in the Earthsea series, we rejoin the young priestess Tenar and powerful wizard Ged. Years before, they had helped each other at a time of darkness and danger. Together, they shared an adventure like no other. Tenar has … Continue reading Tehanu

Tales From Earthsea

Ursula K. Le Guin     2001     416p     6 x 9 The tales of this book explore and extend the world established by the Earthsea novels–yet each stands on its own. It contains the novella ‘The Finder,’ and the short stories ‘The Bones of the Earth,’ ‘Darkrose and Diamond,’ ‘On the … Continue reading Tales From Earthsea

Sex Wars

A Novel of Gilded Age New York Marge Piercy     2005     425p     6 x 9 Post–Civil War New York City is the battleground of the American dream. In this era of free love, emerging rights of women, and brutal sexual repression, Freydeh, a spirited young Jewish immigrant, toils at different … Continue reading Sex Wars


Ursula K. Le Guin     1991     208p     6 x 9 In one of her more non-linear works of fiction, Le Guin explores the dreams and sorrows of the inhabitants of Klatsand, Oregon, a beach town where ordinary people bring their dreams and sorrows for a weekend or the rest of … Continue reading Searoad