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Cleo’s Fall Reading List

A selection of the best and most interesting of what’s on the shelves to help ease into fall.


  • James Purdy – In A Shallow Grave
    James Purdy – In A Shallow Grave
    $15.00 | , Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “James Purdy is one of the most underrated american writers of the last 100 years. His writing is grotesque, funny and heartbreaking, often in […]


  • Wisconsin Death Trip
    Wisconsin Death Trip
    $35.00 | , Add to cart

    First published in 1973, this remarkable book about life in a small turn-of-the-century Wisconsin town has become a cult classic. Lesy has collected and arranged photographs taken between 1890 [...]

  • Joanna Russ – How To Suppress Women’s Writing
    Joanna Russ – How To Suppress Women’s Writing
    $20.00 | , Add to cart

    Are women able to achieve anything they set their minds to? In How to Suppress Women’s Writing, award-winning novelist and scholar Joanna Russ lays bare the subtle–and not so [...]


  • A Bernadette Mayer Reader
    A Bernadette Mayer Reader
    $17.00 | , Add to cart

    “She writes as if Everything were still possible in the work of a lifetime at the coincidence of all the turvy moments. Better that she’s read without a thought to […]


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