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arlo klahr

Skylight is a great place. I love it here: all my coworkers and all the customers and the neighborhood and the books.

I work mostly in the backroom (in the Arts Annex) but also help out front recommending books. When I'm not here, or reading, I'm probably playing music. Or hanging with smüddles, the cat. 

Come check out the store and say hello! 

http://fragilegang.bandcamp.com/

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Books: 
The Night Watchman Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062671189
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper - March 3rd, 2020

This is what I’ve been mainly reading to help get me through these times. A story of resilience. Partially based on Erdrich’s grandfather’s real-life struggle to fight against a 1950s congressional bill that was aimed at dispossessing certain Native American tribes of their lands and rights (including her own Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians). 464 pages, but it goes easily. But the subject matter isn’t easy: It goes into the legacies of sexual trauma and alcoholism and dispossesion. It's a masterwork, in that it has everything (more than everything) in it: humor, violence, tragedy, low-life, high-life, politics, struggle, family, relationships, ghosts, visions, food, weather, history, characters that you won't forget. It’s gritty. And good. Good-spirited, and good gritty, down to earth and soaring to the height of literary mastery.


Hurricane Season Cover Image
By Fernanda Melchor, Sophie Hughes (Translated by)
$22.95
ISBN: 9780811228039
Availability: Not in stock. Available To Order.
Published: New Directions - March 31st, 2020

This book is so good, so surprising and intense.


Lion Cross Point Cover Image
By Masatsugu Ono, Angus Turvill (Translator)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781931883702
Availability: Not in stock. Available To Order.
Published: Two Lines Press - April 10th, 2018

An amazingly gentle depiction of the life of a young boy in a sleepy coastal town in Japan. Page by lovely page the book sifts through the inchoate and shifting memories of the boy and the brutality he suffered (along with his mother and older brother) when they lived in the city, and it takes in his impressions of the new family—the community—that is forming around him and coming to his aid now that he is separated from them. With the help of a supernatural dolphin, maybe, and maybe these people, he’ll be able to get through and go on. Ono’s voice is so steady, so soft, so attuned, that he brings out barely registrable frequencies and rarely registered voices. A quiet stunner.


Little Owl's Snow Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780670016518
Availability: Not in stock. Available To Order.
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - December 4th, 2018

Brrr...it’s getting colder. But the air is full of excitement and the cozy holidays are here. This is the most gorgeous, full of awe and beauty and excitement for the winter time, and warmest, holiday-est bedtime read for the kiddoes. They’ll want to look at the illustrations and hear the fluttering, flurrying poetry of the words over and over again.   

 


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Book of Mutter (Semiotext(e) / Native Agents) Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781584351962
Availability: Backordered
Published: Semiotext(e) - March 17th, 2017

This is a brilliant and dark book of mourning and memory. It took 13 years for Zambreno to sculpt it all together and you can feel it: It’s as sharp as a razor, taking in everyone and everything from wounded outsider artist Henry Darger and widowed and institutionalized Mary Todd Lincoln, to Virginia Woolf, Louise Bourgeois, Roland Barthes and his own Mourning Diary and many others. This is the type of book that has created its own beauty and its own form and leaves you feeling like you’ve come to literature for the first time! Wow…                                                                         


When the Whales Leave Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9781571311313
Availability: Not in stock. Available To Order.
Published: Milkweed Editions - March 10th, 2020

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Blue Self-Portrait Cover Image
By Noémi Lefebvre, Sophie Lewis (Translator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781945492105
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Transit Books - April 3rd, 2018

An amazing book, one that I loved and can’t get over. A woman on a 90 minute flight from Berlin to Paris obsesses over a maybe failed relationship with a German-American pianist and bathes in shame. In the process we get a book composed in the manner of a Schoenberg 12-tone piece, moments of absurdity, moments of soaring brilliance, and above all a fierce guiding intelligence.


Such a Fun Age Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525541905
Availability: Not in stock. Available To Order.
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - December 31st, 2019

Disappearing Earth: A novel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780525520412
Availability: Not in stock. Available To Order.
Published: Knopf - May 14th, 2019

Before and After the Book Deal: A Writer's Guide to Finishing, Publishing, Promoting, and Surviving Your First Book Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781948226400
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Catapult - January 7th, 2020

Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead: A Novel Cover Image
By Olga Tokarczuk, Antonia Lloyd-Jones (Translated by)
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525541332
Availability: Not in stock. Available To Order.
Published: Riverhead Books - August 13th, 2019

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The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780399573194
Availability: Not in stock. Available To Order.
Published: Riverhead Books - November 5th, 2019

Girl, Woman, Other: A Novel (Booker Prize Winner) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780802156983
Availability: Not in stock. Available To Order.
Published: Grove Press, Black Cat - November 5th, 2019

Coventry: Essays Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374126773
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - September 17th, 2019

Celestial Bodies Cover Image
By Jokha Alharthi, Marilyn Booth (Translator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781948226943
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Catapult - October 8th, 2019

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Who Killed My Father Cover Image
By Edouard Louis, Lorin Stein (Translated by)
$15.95
ISBN: 9780811228503
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: New Directions - March 26th, 2019

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Normal People: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781984822178
Availability: Not in stock. Available To Order.
Published: Hogarth - April 16th, 2019

The Collected Schizophrenias: Essays Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555978273
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Graywolf Press - February 5th, 2019

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Beyond Babylon Cover Image
By Igiaba Scego, Aaron Robertson (Translator), Jhumpa Lahiri (Introduction by)
$22.95
ISBN: 9781931883832
Availability: Not in stock. Available To Order.
Published: Two Lines Press - May 14th, 2019

Girl Gone Missing Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781947627116
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Cinco Puntos Press - June 18th, 2019

The Dreamt Land: Chasing Water and Dust Across California Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781101875209
Availability: Not in stock. Available To Order.
Published: Knopf - May 21st, 2019

 


Last Witnesses: An Oral History of the Children of World War II Cover Image
By Svetlana Alexievich, Richard Pevear (Translated by), Larissa Volokhonsky (Translated by)
$30.00
ISBN: 9780399588754
Availability: Not in stock. Available To Order.
Published: Random House - July 2nd, 2019

An American Sunrise: Poems Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781324003861
Availability: Not in stock. Available To Order.
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 13th, 2019

Axiomatic Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781945492297
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Transit Books - September 3rd, 2019

Coventry: Essays Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374126773
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - September 17th, 2019