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Wartime Lies: A Novel
by Louis Begley
"Extraordinary...Rich in irony and regret...[the] people and settings are vividly realized and his prose [is] compelling in its simplicity." THE WALL STREET JOURNAL As the world slips into the throes of war in 1939, young Maciek's once closetted existence outside Warsaw is no more. When Warsaw falls, Maciek escapes with his aunt...
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Categories: All Historical Fiction; Contemporary Fiction; Literary Fiction
About Schmidt (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
by Louis Begley
As he tries to make his life habitable again--after the devastating loss of his wife--retired lawyer Albert Schmidt finds the possibility of regeneration in a new love the old "Schmidtie" would never have dreamt of. Set in the Hamptons and Mahnattan, and laced with black humor, About Schmidt casts a cold, pitiless eye on the eastern...
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Categories: All Historical Fiction; Contemporary Fiction; Literary Fiction
Matters of Honor
by Louis Begley
“Terrifically intelligent, moving, and entertaining.” –The New York Sun “With snappy dialogue [and] intelligent prose . . . Begley paints a memorable portrait of lasting friendship and of the strength required to step outside of the expectations that surround each of us.” –Rocky Mountain News At the beginning of...
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Categories: All Historical Fiction; Contemporary Fiction; Literary Fiction
Shipwreck
by Louis Begley
A mesmerizing novel of deception and betrayal from the acclaimed author of Wartime Lies and About Schmidt . John North, a prize-winning American writer, is suddenly beset by dark suspicions about the real value of his work. Over endless hours and bottles of whiskey consumed in a mysterious café called L’Entre Deux...
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Categories: All Historical Fiction; All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers; All Sex & Erotica; Contemporary Fiction; Literary Fiction
Memories of a Marriage: A Novel
by Louis Begley
By the author of the beloved Schmidt series, Memories of a Marriage is a penetrating look at class and privilege, shifting from Paris to Manhattan, Long Island to Newport. Mourning his wife and daughter, and on the edge of old age, Philip reencounters an astonishing woman from his past: Lucy De Bourgh, an heiress who was once a...
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Categories: All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers; All Romance; All Sex & Erotica; All Women's Fiction; Contemporary Fiction; Literary Fiction
Schmidt Steps Back: A Novel
by Louis Begley
“ Tragic and redemptive . . . Updike had Rabbit, Roth has Zuckerman, Richard Ford has Bascombe and Begley has Schmidt. . . .  [ Schmidt Steps Back ] is the most ambitious novel [yet] in the Schmidt cycle.”— Kirkus Reviews (starred review)   Full of dark humor, compassion, and heart, Schmidt Steps Back is the most...
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Categories: All Historical Fiction; All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers; Literary Fiction; World Literature
Venice for Lovers
by Louis Begley
Venice for Lovers is a memorable collaboration by two fine stylists who have fashioned their own personal homages to Venice, one with a novella, the other with a personal essay. Every year for all the thirty they have been married, Begley and Muhlstein have escaped to Venice to write. In her contribution to the book, Muhlstein...
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Categories: All Nonfiction
Schmidt Delivered (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
by Louis Begley
Recently widowed, Albert Schmidt has triumphantly rediscovered domestic bliss in the Hamptons with Carrie, the Puerto Rican waitress who is younger than his daughter. Schmidt is content with keeping his own hours and steering his own course, even as he becomes entertained--and increasingly ensnared-- by the odd billionaire Michael...
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Categories: All Historical Fiction; Contemporary Fiction; Literary Fiction
Why the Dreyfus Affair Matters (Why X Matters Series)
by Mr. Louis Begley
In December 1894, Captain Alfred Dreyfus, a brilliant French artillery officer and a Jew of Alsatian descent, was court-martialed for selling secrets to the German military attaché in Paris based on perjured testimony and trumped-up evidence. The sentence was military degradation and life imprisonment on Devil’s Island, a hellhole...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; History
As Max Saw It
by Louis Begley
"[A] perfectly constructed novel.... The time is 1974, and Max, who is fleeing from the wreckage of his first marriage, is a summer-house guest on Lake Como, where he encounters the two characters who will shape his life over the next 20 years: Charlie Swan, a Harvard classmate from the 1950s turned famous architect...and Toby, a poised...
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Categories: All Historical Fiction; Contemporary Fiction; Literary Fiction
Mistler's Exit (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
by Louis Begley
Thomas Mistler has always thought himself "a happy man, as the world goes." A scion of old money, he made his own fortune in advertising and is now poised to sell the company he founded for a fabulous price. But when a medical examination reveals the presence in his liver of a fatal intruder, "preposterously, unmistakably, he begins to...
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Categories: All Historical Fiction; Contemporary Fiction; Literary Fiction
Man Who Was Late
by Louis Begley
"Begley writes with a contemplative wisdom that permeates his work....[He] has captured some of the wispy melancholy of midcentury fiction, and this feat in itself is mellifluous to both ear and spirit." THE BOSTON GLOBE A man without a country or family, a Holocaust survivor, Ben long ago left the wreckage of Europe and recreated...
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Categories: All Historical Fiction; Contemporary Fiction; Literary Fiction
Killer, Come Hither: A Novel
by Louis Begley
From the master observer of upper-crust New York life comes a taut thriller that takes readers from the office suites of Manhattan to the tidy elegance of Sag Harbor and the rough-and-tumble western plains of Brazil. Find your next book club pick, read special features, and more. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle.   Jack...
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Categories: All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers; Literary Fiction
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