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The Last Lovely City: Stories (Vintage Contemporaries)
by Alice Adams
“Sophisticated, charming, often nostalgic, and so artfully written that half the time you don’t know that you are reading on of the best writers around.”  ­-- The Boston Globe   In her final collection, Alice Adams ranges from San Francisco to a North Carolina college town, to a run-down resort in Mexico. And  a grouping...
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Categories: All Women's Fiction; Contemporary Fiction
Almost Perfect: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries)
by Alice Adams
“No other writer in recent memory has called to mind so clearly the work of F. Scott Fitzgerald.”  -- The Washington Post   In Almost Perfect, Alice Adams brilliantly and movingly explores what happens to love when the beloved is transformed into someone unrecognizable.   They were an almost perfect couple. They met when...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; All Women's Fiction; Contemporary Fiction
A Southern Exposure (Vintage Contemporaries)
by Alice Adams
“What a terrific book. I loved its rich, recognizable characters, the intricacies and excitement of the plot, the beauty of the writing.”  --Anne Lamott   Reaching back to the Great Depression, and with all the insight, tenderness, and extraordinary narrative power that have been the hallmark of her writing, Alice Adams once...
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Categories: Literary Fiction
Caroline's Daughters: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries)
by Alice Adams
“Alice Adams writes with beautiful economy, an infallible sense of the telling detail—she can reveal more in a few sentences than most writers do in a bulgingly over-fed chapter.”  -- San Francisco Chronicle   Once again, Alice Adams demonstrates her mastery of the family maze, her astonishing perception of the delicate and...
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Superior Women: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries)
by Alice Adams
“Reads easily, even breathlessly. . . . The subtle but intensely felt shifts of closeness among the young women are lovingly and expertly laid bare.” -- John Updike   This ambitious and richly compelling Superior Women is in the grand tradition of The Group and Wendy Wasserstein’s Uncommon Women and Others, a tradition...
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Beautiful Girl: Stories (Vintage Contemporaries)
by Alice Adams
“Nobody writes better about falling in love than Alice Adams. . . . How can one person know so much?” --The New York Times Book Review   With appearances in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, and Redbook , as well as in the  O. Henry Award collections for eight consecutive years, Alice Adams had established herself as a...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; All Women's Fiction; Contemporary Fiction; Literary Fiction
The Stories of Alice Adams (Vintage Contemporaries)
by Alice Adams
“Alice Adams has an inimitable ‘voice’–quick, deft, brilliantly evocative and specific. There is always something special about a story of hers, like a watercolor perfectly executed.”  --Joyce Carol Oates     Award-winning writer Alice Adams, whose major themes were the varied lives of contemporary women and the hidden...
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Categories: All Women's Fiction; Contemporary Fiction; Literary Fiction
TO SEE YOU AGAIN: Stories (Vintage Contemporaries)
by Alice Adams
“Her stories recall such past masters as Flannery O’Connor and Katherine Mansfield.”  --Newsweek   Throughout her acclaimed career, Alice Adams demonstrated a remarkable finesse in both the novel and the short story.   Her second collection reveals her ability to feelingly project whole lives in the space of a few...
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After the War (Vintage Contemporaries)
by Alice Adams
“As always, Adams' strength is her fine, elegant language and the attention she pays to the minutiae of every day living. Like Jane Austen, she stays close to her characters and weaves intrigue out of their interrelated and complex life stories.” --San Jose Mercury News   In her final novel, published posthumously, Alice Adams...
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Medicine Men (Vintage Contemporaries)
by Alice Adams
“A painful and hilarious send-up of grandiose doctors and their barbaric medical miracles. . . . A postmodern Jane Austen romp.” – The Boston Globe   In a novel that brilliantly conjures up the resilience of the human spirit, Alice Adams draws a clear-eyed portrait of a woman who must overcome her resistance to the help...
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Categories: All Women's Fiction; Contemporary Fiction; Literary Fiction
Return Trips: Stories (Vintage Contemporaries)
by Alice Adams
“Alice Adams writes with beautiful economy, an infallible sense of the telling detail.  Her place in the company of John Updike and Mary McCarthy.”  -- San Francisco Chronicle   Alice Adams’ reputation as a short story writer continued to grow with each collection. The stories in her third collection revolve for the most...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; All Women's Fiction; Contemporary Fiction; Literary Fiction
After You've Gone: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries)
by Alice Adams
A selection of short stories explores the impact and adjustment of individuals dealing with separation and the loss of lovers, spouses, parents, and friends
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LISTENING TO BILLIE: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries)
by Alice Adams
“She commands her material so well that we are made to believe that her fiction—her plot—is no stranger than our lives.”  -- Ms. Magazine   Listening to Billie is a brilliant portrait of a contemporary woman adventurously, decisively embarked on her own life.   We first glimpse Eliza Hamilton Quarles as a blonde...
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Families And Survivors (Vintage Contemporaries)
by Alice Adams
“A you-can’t-put-it-down book. . . . Alice Adams has found a new way to tell the great American dynasty stories we all love.”  -- The Washington Post   Alice Adams’ second novel is the portrait of a Southern-born woman as she reviews her life.   From Louisa Calloway’s Southern girlhood to her debut to her first...
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Categories: All Women's Fiction; Contemporary Fiction
Rich Rewards: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries)
by Alice Adams
“Imagine listening to your friends’ most interesting stories about themselves, stories encompassing rich and intertwined lives; then imagine these stories transformed by a magical storyteller.”   --Los Angeles Herald Examiner   Rich Rewards is the story of a displaced woman who somehow finds exactly what she has been...
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Second Chances: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries)
by Alice Adams
“Alice Adams turns dreams and moments, the stuff of memories, inside out and makes of them beautiful, haunting, bittersweet tales.”   -- Publishers Weekly     Second Chances, perhaps Alice Adams most accomplished novel, is a rich, moving, and beautifully drawn portrait of six women and men, friends for years, who suddenly...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; All Women's Fiction; Contemporary Fiction
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