Jon's Picks

Jon Carroll Thomas (Jon, to his friends) is one of Quail Ridge's newest (and handsomest) faces. He has some variation of all the usual interests: cats, writing, Iron Maiden, pancakes, etc. He is a happy father and a charming husband. You probably love him already.

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ISBN: 9780061374609
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Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - September 18th, 2007

HPL, the author largely responsible for making me the delinquent I am today.  Here are his most iconic and accessible works presented by the distinguished Joyce Carol Oates, a long time devotee and fan.  If you haven't read him, check out the author who many consider to be one of the most influential horror and sci-fi writers of all time.

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ISBN: 9780689713101
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Published: Aladdin Paperbacks - March 31st, 1989

Ah, the legendary exploits of Mole, Rat, Badger, and Toad! While intended for children, Grahame's classic is essential reading for even high-minded existentialists, with meditations on nature, individuality, friendship, responsibility, courage, and addiction. This edition features Ernest H Shepard's expert illustrations that perfectly capture the charm and complexity of this great book.

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ISBN: 9781618730602
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Published: Small Beer Press - July 16th, 2013

For lovers of short, dark fiction. Ballingrud writes wonderfully tragic stories that skirt the world of the supernatural and uncanny. The fantastic elements are often subtle, serving to darken but never overwhelm the drama. A criminally under-recognized author and a North Carolina resident to boot!

Winner of the Shirley Jackson Award in 2013 for best collection and shortlisted for the World Fantasy, British Fantasy, and Bram Stoker Awards.