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  • The Bay of Angelsby Anita Brookner

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2002; US$ 15.00

    Despite growing up with a widowed and reclusive mother, young Zoë Cunningham retains an unshakable faith in storybook happy endings. When her mother, Anne, finally decides to remarry, Zoë is thrilled with her prospective stepfather, Simon Gould, who is not only wealthy, but also kind and generous. Simon’s affection for his new family allows Zoë to... more...

  • Making Things Betterby Anita Brookner

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 13.00

    Facing life alone at an advanced age, Julius Herz cannot shake the sense that he should be elsewhere, doing other things. Walking through bustling streets that seem increasingly alien to him, he’s confronted by life’s pressing questions with an urgency he has never known before: what do we owe the people in our lives? How should we fill our days? Feeling... more...

  • Leaving Homeby Anita Brookner

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.00

    At twenty-six, Emma Roberts comes to the painful realization that if she is ever to become truly independent, she must leave her comfortable London flat and venture into the wider world. This entails not only breaking free from a claustrophobic relationship with her mother, but also shedding her inherited tendency toward melancholy. Once settled in... more...

  • The Rules of Engagementby Anita Brookner

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.95

    Elizabeth and Betsy had been school friends in 1950s London. Elizabeth, prudent and introspective, values social propriety. Betsy, raised by a spinster aunt, is open, trusting, and desperate for affection. After growing up and going their separate ways, the two women reconnect later in life. Elizabeth has married kind but tedious Digby, while Betsy... more...

  • Strangersby Anita Brookner

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.00

    Booker Prize-winner Anita Brookner captures the magic and depth of real life with this story of an ordinary man whose unexpected longings, doubts, and fears are universal.   Paul Sturgis is resigned to his bachelorhood and the quietude of his London flat. He occasionally pays obliging visits to his nearest living relative, Helena, his cousin’s widow.... more...

  • Undue Influenceby Anita Brookner

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 13.95

    In Undue Influence , acclaimed novelist Anita Brookner proves once again that even in the most closely circumscribed of lives, hearts can venture into unknown-and potentially explosive-territory. Claire Pitt is nothing if not a practical young woman, living a life in contemporary London that is to all appearances placid, orderly and consciously lacking... more...

  • Strangersby Anita Brookner

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 12.68

    Strangers is the twenty fourth novel by Anita Brookner, the Booker Prize winning author of Hotel du Lac . Paul Sturgis is a retired banker manager who lives alone in a dark little flat. He walks alone and dines alone, seeking out and taking pleasure in small exchanges with strangers: the cheerful Australian girl who cuts his hair, the lady... more...

  • Undue Influenceby Anita Brookner

    Penguin Books Ltd 2000; US$ 12.68

    'I had spent that morbid Sunday wondering if simple happiness were available to all and had come to the conclusion that it was not. One had to make a determined bid for it, and I did not quite know how this was done.' Enigmatic Claire is 30 and lives alone. When she meets Martin Gibson, a faded scholar, she becomes inordinately interested. She... more...

  • At the Hairdresser'sby Anita Brookner

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 4.21

    Penguin Specials are designed to fill a gap. Written to be read over a long commute or a short journey, they are original and exclusively in digital form. This is a poignant novella from Anita Brookner. 'I rather hope I shall die at the hairdresser's, for they are bound to know what to do. At least that is what I tell myself.' Solitude is a... more...

  • Look at Meby Anita Brookner

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.00

    A lonely art historian absorbed in her research seizes the opportunity to share in the joys and pleasures of the lives of a glittering couple, only to find her hopes of companionship and happiness shattered. more...