Last-Minute Literary Recommendations from Renate

In case you are going crazy because you don’t know what to give this weekend, Renate, our Amsterdam Fiction Buyer, has put together a list of fiction, short story, memoir and poetry titles that are sure not to disappoint.  We should be stocking these titles still, although you never know how fast a title can suddenly go at Christmas…*

1. Freedom by Jonathan Franzen

2. The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis by Lydia Davis

3. C by Tom McCarthy

4. Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk by David Sedaris

5. Autobiography of Mark Twain by Mark Twain

6. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert (in a new translation by Lydia Davis)

7. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald (wonderfully nice new editions!)

8. Meditations in an Emergency by Frank O’Hara (a little poetry from the late fifties and the sixties for all the Mad Men and Don Draper fans out there)

9. Human Chain, the new poetry collection by Seamus Heaney

10. Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man by Bill Clegg

*I checked for you this morning in Den Haag, and there we have everything except nr. 2 and nr. 8 in stock.  Enjoy!