Back-to-School Sale at Malvern Books

It’s SALE time! We’re offering a mighty generous 50% off selected titles. Stop by soon, because the sale ends on Sunday, September 7th…

Sale Books

There are hundreds of books to choose from, including the kaleidoscopic delights pictured above. My recommendation from this particular table of bargainous joy: the winner of the 2013 PEN Award for Poetry in Translation, Jorge Santiago Perednik’s brilliant The Shock of the Lenders and Other Poems, translated by Molly Weigel.

And to whet your appetite for further literary steals, here’s a lil’ peek at a half-price trinity of remarkable books:

The Frank BookThe Frank Book
Cartoons by Jim Woodring

Cartoon lovers, take note! Jim Woodring has won numerous awards for his Frank stories, a series of charmingly bizarre, almost wordless tales in which the insatiably curious Frank (described as “a bipedal, bucktoothed animal of uncertain species”) has a bunch of adventures in a surreal world that is both idyllic and terrifying.

Fiction by Eshkol Nevo; translated by Sondra Silverston

Set in Israel in 1995, this multi-layered novel tells the story of a young couple, Amir and Noa, who set up a home together in a small town in the hills outside Jerusalem. Told from multiple perspectives (including an omniscient narrator who speaks in rhyming prose), Homesick offers a compelling portrait of a restless community trying to move on from a troubled past.

El GolpeEl Golpe Chileño
Poetry by Julien Poirier

Poirier is one of the founders of Ugly Duckling PresseEl Golpe Chileño is his first volume of poetry. It’s a gloriously eccentric collection of fragments, from emails and diary entries to irreverent collaborations with friends.