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Lavoisier in the Year One: The Birth of a New Science in an Age of Revolution (Great Discoveries)
by Madison Smartt Bell
“Fresh . . . solid . . . full of suspense and intrigue.”— Publishers Weekly Antoine Lavoisier reinvented chemistry, overthrowing the long-established principles of alchemy and inventing an entirely new terminology, one still in use by chemists. Madison Smartt Bell’s enthralling narrative reads like a race to the finish line...
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Categories: All Biographies & Memoirs; All Nonfiction
Boy With a Coin (Kindle Single)
by Madison Smartt Bell
Charlie Chapo is the Haitian nickname of an American traveler who’s tried to adopt Haitian culture as his own. At dawn on January 12, 2010, he walks into the hills above Port-au-Prince as an earthquake lays waste to the city below. A pilgrimage of sorts, his journey that day takes him into, through and out of himself, toward another...
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Categories: Unknown
Master of the Crossroads
by Madison Smartt Bell
Continuing his epic trilogy of the Haitian slave uprising, Madison Smartt Bell’s Master of the Crossroads delivers a stunning portrayal of Toussaint Louverture,  former slave, military genius and liberator of Haiti, and his struggle against the great European powers to free his people in the only successful slave revolution in...
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Categories: All Contemporary Fiction & Literature; All Historical Fiction; All Sex & Erotica
All Souls' Rising
by Madison Smartt Bell
"A serious historical novel that reads like a dream." --The Washington Post Book World"One of the most spohisticated fictional treatments of the enduring themes of class, color, and freedom." --San Francisco ChronicleNATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALISTPEN/FAULKNER AWARD FINALIST This first installment of the epic Haitian trilogy brings to...
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Categories: All Contemporary Fiction & Literature; All Historical Fiction
Devil's Dream: A Novel About Nathan Bedford Forrest
by Madison Smartt Bell
A powerful new novel about Nathan Bedford Forrest, the most reviled, celebrated, and legendary of Civil War generals. With the same eloquence, dramatic energy, and grasp of history that marked his award-winning fictional trilogy of the Haitian Revolution, Madison Smartt Bell now turns his gaze to America’s Civil War. We see Forrest on...
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Categories: All Historical Fiction
The Stone that the Builder Refused: A Novel of Haiti
by Madison Smartt Bell
The Stone that the Builder Refused is the final volume of Madison Smartt Bell’s masterful trilogy about the Haitian Revolution–the first successful slave revolution in history–which begins with All Souls' Rising (a finalist for the National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award) and continues with Master of the Crossroads.  ...
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Categories: All Contemporary Fiction & Literature; All Historical Fiction
The Color of Night (Vintage Contemporaries)
by Madison Smartt Bell
Mae, a blackjack dealer in a Las Vegas casino, spends her free time wandering the desert with a rifle, or sitting in her trailer obsessively watching replays of an old lover escaping the wreckage of 9/11. What she sees in those images is different from what the rest of us would see. She revels in the pure anarchy, thrills at the...
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Categories: All Contemporary Fiction & Literature; All Sex & Erotica
Toussaint Louverture
by Madison Smartt Bell
At the end of the 1700s, French Saint Domingue was the richest and most brutal colony in the Western Hemisphere. A mere twelve years later, however, Haitian rebels had defeated the Spanish, British, and French and declared independence after the first—and only—successful slave revolt in history. Much of the success of the revolution...
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Categories: All Biographies & Memoirs; All Nonfiction
Charm City: A Walk Through Baltimore (Crown Journeys)
by Madison Smartt Bell
With a writer’s keen eye, a longtime resident’s familiarity, and his own sly wit, acclaimed novelist Madison Smartt Bell leads us on a walk through his adopted hometown of Baltimore, a city where crab cakes, Edgar Allan Poe, hair extensions, and John Waters movies somehow coexist. From its founding before the Revolutionary War to its...
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Categories: All Nonfiction
Doctor Sleep (An Evergreen book)
by Madison Smartt Bell
Madison Smartt Bell is one of the most versatile and gifted authors of his generation, a literary stylist with few peers. Doctor Sleep, one of his best novels, is a taut and satisfying psychological thriller planned to be released as a major motion picture under the title Hypnotic. Adrian Strother is a hypnotherapist who, paradoxically...
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Categories: All Contemporary Fiction & Literature; All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers
Narrative Design: Working with Imagination, Craft, and Form
by Madison Smartt Bell
With clarity, verve, and the sure instincts of a good teacher, Madison Smartt Bell offers a roll-up-your-sleeves approach to writing in this much-needed book. Focusing on the big picture as well as the crucial details, Bell examines twelve stories by both established writers (including Peter Taylor, Mary Gaitskill, and Carolyn Chute)...
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Categories: Writing and Publishing
Behind the Moon
by Madison Smartt Bell
O Magazine?s Top 20 Books to Read This Summer!"In this searing hallucinatory novel set partly in a lunarlike desert, Bell captures a mood of sexual menace, tracing the fates of a teenage girl and her birth mother as they home in on each other. Fleeing the advances of three boys, Julie stumbles into a trippy odyssey among cave paintings...
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Categories: All Contemporary Fiction & Literature; All Horror; All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers
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