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- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2005; US$ 6.79
From a writer who reveals 'the plainness of everyday life with straightforward lyricism' ( The New York Times Book Review ), the story of one remarkable, average woman. On a clear winter night in upstate New York, two young men break in to a house they believe is empty. It isn't, and within minutes an old woman is dead and the house is in flames.... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.95
The acclaimed author of A Prayer for the Dying brings all his narrative gifts to bear on this gripping account of tragedy and heroism?the great Hartford circus fire of 1944. It was a midsummer afternoon, halfway through a Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus performance, when the big top caught fire. The tent had been waterproofed with... more...
- Picador 2003; US$ 6.79
Now a major motion picture from Warner Independent starring Sam Rockwell and Kate Beckinsale In Stewart O'Nan's Snow Angels , Arthur Parkinson is fourteen during the dreary winter of 1974. Enduring the pain of his parents' divorce, his world is shattered when his beloved former babysitter, Annie, falls victim to a tragic series of events. The... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2004; US$ 6.79
A ghost story that begins in everyday tragedy, from a distinctly American master of both forms: a "scary, sad, funny . . . mesmerizing read" (Stephen King) At Midnight on Halloween in a cloistered New England suburb, a car carrying five teenagers leaves a winding road and slams into a tree, killing three of them. One escapes unharmed, another... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2013; US$ 6.79
New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year ?A new masterpiece of American literature.? ?Dennis Lehane, Entertainment Weekly ? A Prayer for the Dying reads like the amazing, unrelenting love child of Shirley Jackson and Cormac McCarthy. It?s twisted proof that God will do worse to test a faithful man than the devil would ever... more...
- Allen & Unwin 2015; US$ 12.72
Our contemporary master Stewart O'Nan - the king of the quotidian - has changed his brush stroke and given us a picture of another American master, F. Scott Fitzgerald, in the last years of his life. This is an amazing book, by one great writer about another, just an amazement.' --Elizabeth Strout, author of Olive Kitteridge more...
- Atlantic Books 2017; US$ 8.99
In 1937, F. Scott Fitzgerald was a troubled, uncertain man whose literary success was long behind him. In poor health, with his wife consigned to a mental asylum and his finances in ruin, he struggled to make a new start as a screenwriter in Hollywood. With flashbacks to key moments from Fitzgerald's past, the story follows him as he arrives on the... more...
- Atlantic Books 2017; US$ 8.99
In 1945, with no homes to return to, Jewish refugees set out for Palestine in their tens of thousands. City of Secrets follows one survivor, Brand, as he tries to regain himself after losing everyone he's ever loved. Now driving a taxi provided - like his new identity - by the underground, he navigates the twisting streets of Jerusalem as well... more...
- Atlantic Books 2017; US$ 4.99
The Red Lobster chain restaurant perched in the far corner of a run-down American mall hasn't been making its numbers and headquarters has pulled the plug. But manager Manny DeLeon still needs to navigate a tricky last shift with a near-mutinous staff and the final onslaught of hungry retirees, lunatics and office parties. All the while, he's wondering... more...