Bingeworthy Book Club

 

 

 

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A group dedicated to short stories. A Collection will be picked and 1 or 2 stories will be chosen on for most of our focus. Towards the end of our time we will open up to see if anyone wants to talk about any other stories in the collection. In the future, maybe we put the story we focus on up to a vote.

 

Book group selections are 10 percent when purchased at WORD. 

ABOUT THE BOOK

The definitive edition of the cosmicomics, Italo Calvino's short stories explore natural phenomena and the origins of the universe. The Complete Cosmicomics brings together all of these enchanting stories -- including some never before translated -- in one volume for the first time.

Italo Calvino's beloved cosmicomics cross planets and traverse galaxies, speed up time or slow it down to the particles of an instant. Through the eyes of an ageless guide named Qfwfq, Calvino explores natural phenomena and tells the story of the origins of the universe. Poignant, fantastical, and wise, these thirty-four dazzling stories -- collected here in one definitive anthology -- relate complex scientific and mathematical concepts to our everyday world. They are an indelible (and unfailingly delightful) literary achievement.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Italo Calvino (1923-1985) attained worldwide renown as one of the twentieth century s greatest storytellers. Born in Cuba, he was raised in San Remo, Italy, and later lived in Turin, Paris, Rome, and elsewhere. Among his many works are the novels If on a winter s night a traveler and The Baron in the Trees, as well as numerous collections of fiction, folktales, criticism, and essays. His work has been translated into dozens of languages.

 

ABOUT THE BOOK CLUB FACILITATOR

Chris Terranova is an excitable connoiseur of the eloquent, the uncanny, the sacred, and the profane.  When he is not selling books, he can be found watching old movies, selling magic beans, and grinding your bones to make his bread.

 

 

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Her Body and Other Parties: Stories Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555977887
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Graywolf Press - October 3rd, 2017

Discussion: January 31, 2021

Stories to Discuss: The Husband Stitch Real Women Have Bodies


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Exhalation Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781101972083
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Vintage - June 30th, 2020

Discussion: February 28, 2021

Stories to Discuss: The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate and The Truth of Fact, the Truth of Feeling


Battleborn: Stories Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781594631450
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Riverhead Books - August 6th, 2013

Discussion: March 28, 2021

Stories to Discuss: Ghosts, Cowboys and The Digging


Dear Life: Stories (Vintage International) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307743725
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Vintage - July 30th, 2013

Discussion: April 25, 2021


A Swim in a Pond in the Rain: In Which Four Russians Give a Master Class on Writing, Reading, and Life Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984856029
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Published: Random House - January 12th, 2021

Discussion: May 30, 2021


Homesick for Another World: Stories Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780399562907
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Published: Penguin Books - December 5th, 2017

Discussion: June 27, 2021


Bobcat and Other Stories Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781616201739
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Algonquin Books - June 11th, 2013

Discussion: July 25, 2021


Complete Stories Cover Image
By Clarice Lispector, Katrina Dodson (Translated by), Benjamin Moser (Editor)
$21.95
ISBN: 9780811227933
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: New Directions - June 26th, 2018

Discussion: August 29, 2021


The Stories of Breece D'J Pancake Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316715973
Availability: Available from our distributor; usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Back Bay Books - July 1st, 2002

Discussion: September 26, 2021


The Complete Cosmicomics Cover Image
By Italo Calvino, William Weaver (Translated by), Tim Parks (Translated by), Martin McLaughlin (Translated by)
$16.19
ISBN: 9780544577879
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Mariner Books - September 8th, 2015

Discussion: November 28, 2021