The Sterile Cuckoo

Author: John Nichols
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393349527
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The Sterile Cuckoo from the Author: John Nichols. “A hilarious, sad . . . all too true novel about the rough underside of a college love affair.”—John Knowles, author of A Separate Peace When eighteen-year-old Jerry Payne first meets Pookie Adams at the Friarsburg, Oklahoma, bus depot, he is hardly aware that this moment marks the beginning of the most memorable love affair of his life. Overwhelmed (and yet secretly enchanted) by her zany, rambling monologue, Jerry is relieved to leave her in St. Louis as he continues to New York. Thinking he’s seen the last of her, he heads off to college, only to be pursued by seventeen lengthy letters, and before he knows it he’s involved with a seemingly crazy, startlingly honest girl who adores him. During the next two years, Pookie helps Jerry leave behind the fun-seeking, beer-blasted fraternity man he has become, as she teaches him to open his heart to her. Then, almost as suddenly as she appeared in his life, she disappears from it, leaving in her wake an eternal trail of love and wonder.

The Widow S Children A Novel

Author: Paula Fox
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 039334214X
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The Widow S Children A Novel from the Author: Paula Fox. "Chekhovian. . . . Every line of Fox's story, every gesture of her characters, is alive and surprising."—Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, New York Times On the eve of their trip to Africa, Laura Maldonada Clapper and her husband, Desmond, sit in a New York City hotel room, drinking scotch-and-sodas and awaiting the arrival of three friends: Clara Hansen, Laura's timid, brow-beaten daughter from a previous marriage; Carlos, Laura's flamboyant and charming brother; and Peter Rice, a melancholy editor whom Laura hasn't seen for over a year. But what begins as a bon voyage party soon parlays into a bitter, claustrophobic clash of family resentment. From the hotel room to the tony restaurant to which the five embark, Laura presides over the escalating innuendo and hostility with imperial cruelty, for she is hiding the knowledge that her mother, the family matriarch, has died of a heart attack that morning. A novel as intense as it is unerringly observed, The Widow's Children is another revelation of the storyteller's art from the incomparable Paula Fox.

Desperate Characters

Author: Paula Fox
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393342123
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Desperate Characters from the Author: Paula Fox. "A towering landmark of postwar Realism. . . . A sustained work of prose so lucid and fine it seems less written than carved." — David Foster Wallace Otto and Sophie Bentwood live in a changing neighborhood in Brooklyn. Their stainless-steel kitchen is newly installed, and their Mercedes is parked curbside. After Sophie is bitten on the hand while trying to feed a stray, perhaps rabies-infected cat, a series of small and ominous disasters begin to plague the Bentwoods' lives, revealing the fault lines and fractures in a marriage—and a society—wrenching itself apart. First published in 1970 to wide acclaim, Desperate Characters stands as one of the most dazzling and rigorous examples of the storyteller's craft in postwar American literature — a novel that, according to Irving Howe, ranks with "Billy Budd, The Great Gatsby, Miss Lonelyhearts, and Seize the Day."

After Leaving Mr Mackenzie

Author: Jean Rhys
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393315479
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After Leaving Mr Mackenzie from the Author: Jean Rhys. "It is a book that does not invite comparisons. . . . Its excellence is individual, intrinsic; it measures itself against itself."--Saturday Review of Literature

The Prince

Author: NiccolĂš Machiavelli
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The Prince from the Author: NiccolĂš Machiavelli.

The Hide

Author: Barry Unsworth
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393316322
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The Hide from the Author: Barry Unsworth. Obsessively pursuing a bizarre underground life of darkness and spying, Simon sees innocent Josh as a threat to the labyrinth of tunnels he has built under his sister Audrey's estate and takes steps to prevent their exposure

The Wizard Of Loneliness

Author: John Nichols
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393349519
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The Wizard Of Loneliness from the Author: John Nichols. "John Nichols has remarkable insight into life's crazy blend of comedy and tragedy. . . . Pure pleasure to read." —New York Times Book Review It's World War II, and young Wendall Oler has been sent to stay will his father's family in rural Stebbinsville, Vermont. Using this opportunity to act out his resentment for the death of his mother and his father's leaving to fight in the war he does all he can to tyrannize his new family. Yet, thrown into the warmth of this country family, Wendall finds his resolve softening.

Books In Print

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Books In Print from the Author: . Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

Quartet

Author: Jean Rhys
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ISBN: 9780141183923
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Quartet from the Author: Jean Rhys. In interwar Paris, Marya is trying to make something of of her life. Alone, her Polish husband in prison, she has been taken up by an English couple who slowly overwhelm her with their passions. The novel was originally published in 1928, under the title Postures.