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  • Sicilian Odysseyby Francine Prose

    National Geographic Society 2011; US$ 20.00

    A blending of art and cultural criticism, travel writing, and personal narrative,  Sicilian Odyssey  is Francine Prose's imaginative consideration of the diverse cultural legacies found juxtaposed and entangled on the Mediterranean island of Sicily. She writes of the intensity of Sicily, the "commitment to the extreme," where the history is more colorful,... more...

  • Goldengroveby Francine Prose

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2012; US$ 8.74

    One sultry summer's day, teenage Nico and her vivacious older sister Margaret take a boat out on the lake by their family home. But when Margaret dives in, and doesn't resurface, Nico realizes with horror that her sister is lost to the watery depths for ever. While her parents drift toward their own risky consolations, Nico searches for solace... more...

  • Anne Frankby Francine Prose

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2010; US$ 10.19

    Anne Frank received a red-and-white-checked diary for her thirteenth birthday in June 1942, just weeks before she and her family went into hiding in an Amsterdam attic to escape the Nazis. For two years, Anne crafted a memoir that has become one of the most compelling and widely read documents of modern history. Few books have been as influential... more...

  • Judah the Piousby Francine Prose

    Open Road Media 2013; US$ 14.99

    In seventeenth-century Poland, a rabbi takes on the education of a king The Polish monarch has outlawed a portion of the Jewish funeral rite, and none of the community?s lawyers, judges, or scholars will come forward to defend the custom before the crown. Only one man dares challenge the sovereign: the spindly old Rabbi Eliezer of Rimanov, whose... more...

  • Guided Tours of Hellby Francine Prose

    Open Road Media 2013; US$ 14.99

    In these two audacious novellas, Americans abroad find that losing themselves in another culture can be dangerous Invited to Prague?s first annual Kafka conference to read from his play about the great Czech writer, a playwright named Landau finds himself upstaged by Jiri Krakauer, the dashing Holocaust survivor whose claim to fame is a long-ago... more...

  • Primitive Peopleby Francine Prose

    Open Road Media 2013; US$ 14.99

    Fleeing the terrors of her home, a Haitian woman finds that life in America is filled with its own hardships Simone has gotten used to living in fear. After years of dictatorship, Haiti has sunk into chaos, and death is ever present. But it isn?t the corpse she finds on her doorstep that convinces Simone to flee the island of her birth?it?s the... more...

  • Bigfoot Dreamsby Francine Prose

    Open Road Media 2013; US$ 14.99

    A novel about learning to live in a world stranger than any tabloid headline Though she?s written dispatches from across the globe?covering the Loch Ness monster, live dinosaurs, and the ever-enigmatic yeti?Vera Perl never leaves the offices of  This Week , a supermarket tabloid covering the universe?s stranger side. Her reporting is done entirely... more...

  • The Peaceable Kingdomby Francine Prose

    Open Road Media 2013; US$ 14.99

    Stories of innocence lost, from a master observer of modern life The citizens of Prose?s realm are perpetually experiencing surprises. Nothing is reliable in their world, where dream vacations, weddings, and parties go sideways; strangers make unexpected confessions; and even family pets can sow discord. The peaceable kingdom of the everyday... more...

  • Hunters and Gatherersby Francine Prose

    Open Road Media 2013; US$ 14.99

    A witty and wry satire of New Age searchers, our spiritual longings, and our earthbound natures Martha is thirty, and her life has stalled. Her last boyfriend turned cruel long before he left her, her fact-checking job is underpaying and unfulfilling, and the aimlessness of her twenties?which she thought was just a phase?has become her defining... more...

  • Women and Children Firstby Francine Prose

    Open Road Media 2013; US$ 14.99

    Revelations of the mysterious, contradictory heart of everyday life It?s one thing for your husband to leave you for another woman, but how is a person supposed to feel when the man of her dreams abandons her for the stars themselves? In the twelve tales of  Women and Children First , Francine Prose shows us an alcoholic trying to improve himself... more...