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The New Yorker Stories
by Ann Beattie
When Ann Beattie began publishing short stories in The New Yorker in the mid-seventies, she emerged with a voice so original, and so uncannily precise and prescient in its assessment of her characters’ drift and narcissism, that she was instantly celebrated as a voice of her generation. Her name became an adjective: Beattiesque ....
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Categories: Contemporary Fiction; Literary Fiction
Mrs. Nixon: A Novelist Imagines a Life
by Ann Beattie
Dazzlingly original, Ann Beattie’s Mrs. Nixon is a riveting exploration of an elusive American icon and of the fiction writer’s art. Pat Nixon remains one of our most mysterious and intriguing public figures, the only modern First Lady who never wrote a memoir. Beattie, like many of her generation, dismissed Richard Nixon’s...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; All Women's Fiction; Contemporary Fiction; Writing and Publishing
Secrets & Surprises (Vintage Contemporaries)
by Ann Beattie
These fifteen stories by Ann Beattie garnered universal critical acclaim on their first publication, earning Beattie the reputation as the most celebrated new voice in American fiction. Today these stories -- "A Vintage Thunderbird;" "The Lawn Party, " " La Petite Danseuse de Quatorze Ans," to name a few -- seem even more powerful, and...
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Categories: Contemporary Fiction
Walks With Men: Fiction
by Ann Beattie
Ann Beattie arrived in New York young, observant and celebrated (as The New Yorker’ s young fiction star) in one of the most compelling and creative eras of recent times. So does the protagonist of her intense new novella, Walks with Men. It is 1980 in New York City, and Jane, a valedictorian fresh out of Harvard, strikes a deal...
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Categories: All Women's Fiction; Contemporary Fiction
Chilly Scenes of Winter (Vintage Contemporaries)
by Ann Beattie
This is the story of a love-smitten Charles; his friend Sam, the Phi Beta Kappa and former coat salesman; and Charles' mother, who spends a lot of time in the bathtub feeling depressed. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Categories: Contemporary Fiction; Literary Fiction
The Doctor's House: A Novel
by Ann Beattie
An ear for language of the highest order, profound compassion for characters, an eye for the smallest shifts in the cultural landscape, and a preternatural understanding of motivation and behavior -- Ann Beattie's renowned storytelling abilities, for which she won the 2000 PEN/Bernard Malamud Prize, are on dazzling display in The...
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Categories: All Women's Fiction; Contemporary Fiction; Literary Fiction
Perfect Recall: A Story by Ann Beattie
by Ann Beattie
Ann Beattie published her first short story in The New Yorker in 1972. Twenty-eight years later, she received the 2000 PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction. She is, as the Washington Post Book World said, "one of our era's most vital masters of the short form." The eleven stories in her new work are peopled by...
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Categories: Contemporary Fiction; Literary Fiction
Burning House (Vintage Contemporaries)
by Ann Beattie
The now-classic, utterly unique voice of Ann Beattie is so dry it throws off sparks, her eye endowed with the emotional equivalent of X-ray vision. Her characters are young men and women discovering what it means to be a grown-up in a country that promised them they'd stay young forever. And here, in shapely, penetrating stories, Beattie...
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Categories: Contemporary Fiction
Picturing Will (Vintage Contemporaries)
by Ann Beattie
Picturing Will, the widely acclaimed new novel by Ann Beattie, unravels the complexities of a postmodern family. There's Will, a curious five-year-old who listens to the heartbeat of a plant through his toy stethoscope; Jody, his mother, a photographer poised on the threshold of celebrity; Mel, Jody's perfect -- perhaps too perfect...
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Categories: Contemporary Fiction
Distortions (Vintage Contemporaries)
by Ann Beattie
Haunting and disturbingly powerful, these stories established Ann Beattie as the most celebrated new voice in American fiction and an absolute master of the short-story form. Beattie captures perfectly the profound longings that came to define an entire generation with insight, compassion, and humor. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Categories: Contemporary Fiction
Love Always (Vintage Contemporaries)
by Ann Beattie
A master chronicler of our life and times." — Newsday "A very funny book. . . . If Jane Austen had been crossed with Oscar Wilde and re-crossed with the early Evelyn Waugh, and the result plonked down among the semi-beautiful people of late 20th-century media-fringe America . . . the outcome might have been something like this....
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Categories: Contemporary Fiction
Follies: New Stories
by Ann Beattie
Ann Beattie's Follies is a superb novella and collection of stories about adult children, aging parents, and the chance encounters that irrevocably alter lives. Beattie, winner of four O. Henry prizes, has been called "one of our era's most vital masters of the short form" (The Washington Post Book World). She is a masterful observer...
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Categories: Contemporary Fiction
Falling in Place (Vintage Contemporaries)
by Ann Beattie
An unsettling novel that traces the faltering orbits of the members of one family from a hidden love triangle to the ten-year-old son whose problem may pull everyone down. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Categories: Contemporary Fiction
Another You (Vintage Contemporaries)
by Ann Beattie
To her latest novel, Beattie brings the same documentary accuracy and Chekhovian wit and tenderness that have made her one of the most acclaimed portraitists of contemporary American life. Marshall Lockard, a professor at the local college, is contemplating adultery, unaware that his wife is already committing it. From the Trade...
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Categories: Contemporary Fiction
What Was Mine: & Other Stories (Vintage Contemporaries)
by Ann Beattie
A collection of short fiction, twelve works in all, including two never-before-published novellas. Here are disconnected marriages and uneasy reunions, nostalgic reminiscences and sudden epiphanies--a remarkable and moving collage of contemporary lives. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Categories: Contemporary Fiction
Park City: New and Selected Stories (Vintage Contemporaries)
by Ann Beattie
Thirty-six stories--eight appearing in a book for the first time and a generous selection from her earlier collections--give us Ann Beattie at stunning mid-career. Emotionally complex, edgy, and funny, the stories encompass a huge range of tone and feeling. The wife of a couple who have lost a child comforts her husband with an amazing...
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Categories: Contemporary Fiction; Literary Fiction
The State We're In: Maine Stories
by Ann Beattie
“Ann Beattie at her most magnificent…Her first new collection in ten years...These tales explore the range of emotional states the author is famous for: longing, disaffection, ambivalence, love, regret. It’s nice to hear her voice again” ( People ). “A peerless, contemplative page-turner” ( Vanity Fair ), The State We’re...
Today's Price: $10.99
Categories: All Women's Fiction; Contemporary Fiction; Literary Fiction
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