Erika VanDam, Owner and Fearless Leader of RoscoeBooks
Erika VanDam is a refugee from cubicle-land who quit her job in ad sales to open RoscoeBooks. As a girl growing up in Massachusetts, Erika enjoyed reading everything from Judy Blume and Nancy Drew books to her mom's cookbooks and the Audubon Field Guide to Birds (seriously)...and her love of reading has only grown over the years. A proud resident of Roscoe Village, Erika lives just down the street with First Husband Jeff and their adorable, vivacious toddler Caroline. When not working at RoscoeBooks or hanging out with her family and friends, Erika enjoys cooking, running, volunteering for the Junior League of Chicago, and reading a mix of fiction and nonfiction.
Named a Best Book of the Year byThe Washington Post, NPR, Vanity Fair, LA Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Huffington Post, The Atlantic, Refinery 29, Men's Journal, Ploughshares, Lit Hub, Book Riot, Los Angeles Magazine, Powells, BookPageandKirkus Reviews
The much-anticipated first novel from a Story Prize-winning 5 Under 35 fiction writer.
Long Listed for The 2016 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize
Refinery 29 "Best Books of 2016"
An Amazon Best Book of the Month
Buzzfeed's "Most Exciting Books of 2016"
The Millions' "Most Anticipated Books of 2016"
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2014 * Washington Post Top 50 Fiction List for 2014 * Entertainment Weekly Ten Best Fiction Books of 2014 * Esquire 5 Most Important Books of 2014 * Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2014 * One of Janet Maslin's Ten Favorite Books of the Year in The New York Times
A New York Times Bestseller
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year
A Shelf Awareness Best Book of the Year
A Bulletin Blue Ribbon Book
Winner of the Indies Choice Book Award
Winner of the Sydney Taylor Book Award
"Exquisite." --The Wall Street Journal
Thirteen-year-old Ava Bigtree has lived her entire life at Swamplandia , her family's island home and gator-wrestling theme park in the Florida Everglades.
This fiftieth-anniversary edition commemorates Joseph Heller's masterpiece with a new introduction; critical essays and reviews by Norman Mailer, Alfred Kazin, Anthony Burgess, and others; rare papers and photos; and much more.
From the Booker Prize-winning author of The Remains of the Day comes a devastating new novel of innocence, knowledge, and loss. As children Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy were students at Hailsham, an exclusive boarding school secluded in the English countryside.
An intimate look at writing, running, and the incredible way they intersect, from the incomparable, bestselling author Haruki Murakami.While simply training for New York City Marathon would be enough for most people, Haruki Murakami's decided to write about it as well.