Jack's Top Ten Books of 2014


Jack's legendary eclectic taste is at the heart of Brilliant Books.

It is his quirky taste, combined with an expansive world view, that makes his picks so wonderfully compelling.

Enjoy!

 

 


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Gottland: Mostly True Stories from Half of Czechoslovakia Cover Image
ISBN: 9781612193137
Availability: Out of Print - Sorry
Published: Melville House - May 27th, 2014

A collection of essays exploring the history and absurdities of Czechoslovakia.


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Station Eleven: A novel Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780385353304
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Published: Knopf - September 9th, 2014

A literary post-post apocalyptic novel.


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The Search for Heinrich Schlögel: A Novel Cover Image
$17.55
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ISBN: 9781935639909
Published: Tin House Books - September 16th, 2014

Canadian magical realism. The search for a man who doesn’t realize he’s been missing.


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One Hundred Years of Solitude Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780060883287
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - February 21st, 2006

Classic. We lost Marquez this year. If it’s been a while since you’ve been to Macondo, you should probably go back.


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Journey by Moonlight (NYRB Classics) Cover Image
By Antal Szerb, Len Rix (Translated by), Julie Orringer (Introduction by)
$19.75
ISBN: 9781590177730
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Published: NYRB Classics - October 7th, 2014

New York Review of Books reissue; a surreal Hungarian tale of one man’s attempt to escape the confines of his life and recapture the beauty of his childhood existence.


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Piano Stories Cover Image
By Felisberto Hernandez, Luis Harss (Translated by), Italo Calvino (Introduction by), Francine Prose (Preface by)
$17.95
ISBN: 9780811221801
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Published: New Directions - January 27th, 2014

Early magical realist short stories from Uruguay. His fans include Italo Calvino, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and the Brothers Quay.


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Hyena Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781476789309
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Published: Gallery Books - September 23rd, 2014

A collection of autobiographical essays similar to Bukowski. Darkly comical tales of sex, drugs, and Detroit.


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The Boatmaker Cover Image
$17.55
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ISBN: 9781935639985
Published: Tin House Books - March 3rd, 2015

A dark literary parable about a man’s quest to find meaning in a corrupt world. Something for you to look forward to in 2015