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Blue Angel: A Novel
by Francine Prose
It has been years since Swenson, a professor in a New England creative writing program, has published a novel. It's been even longer since any of his students have shown promise. Enter Angela Argo, a pierced, tattooed student with a rare talent for writing. Angela is just the thing Swenson needs. And, better yet, she wants his help....
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Categories: All Sex & Erotica; Contemporary Fiction; Literary Fiction
Household Saints: A Novel
by Francine Prose
It happened by the grace of God that Joseph Santangelo won his wife in a card game. On a September night so hot that the good Catholics of New York wonder if their city has slipped into hell, the butcher Joseph Santangelo invites his friends to play pinochle. At the end of a long, sweaty, boozy evening, his friend Lino...
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Categories: All Historical Fiction
The Lives of the Muses: Nine Women & the Artists They Inspired
by Francine Prose
All loved, and were loved by, their artists, and inspired them with an intensity of emotion akin to Eros. In a brilliant, wry, and provocative book, National Book Award finalist Francine Prose explores the complex relationship between the artist and his muse. In so doing, she illuminates with great sensitivity and intelligence the...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; All Sex & Erotica; Women's Studies
Anne Frank: The Book, The Life, The Afterlife
by Francine Prose
“A definitive, deeply moving inquiry into the life of the young, imperiled artist, and a masterful exegesis of Diary of a Young Girl …Extraordinary testimony to the power of literature and compassion” – Booklist (starred review) In Anne Frank: The Book, the Life, the Afterlife , Francine Prose, author of Reading Like a...
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Categories: Arts & Literature Bios & Memoirs
Goldengrove: A Novel
by Francine Prose
At the center of Francine Prose's profoundly moving new novel is a young girl facing the consequences of sudden loss after the death of her sister. As her parents drift toward their own risky consolations, thirteen-year-old Nico is left alone to grope toward understanding and clarity, falling into a seductive, dangerous relationship...
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Categories: All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers; All Women's Fiction; Contemporary Fiction; Literary Fiction
The Turning
by Francine Prose
A dark house. An isolated island. Strange dreams and even stranger visions . . . Jack is spending the summer on a private island far from modern conveniences. No Wi-Fi, no cell service, no one else on the island but a housekeeper and the two very peculiar children in his care. The first time Jack sees the huge black mansion atop a...
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Categories: All Teen Lit
My New American Life: A Novel
by Francine Prose
“Francine Prose is a world-classsatirist who’s also a world-class storyteller.”—Russell Banks   Francine Prose captures contemporary America at itsmost hilarious and dreadful in My New American Life , a darkly humorousnovel of mismatched aspirations, Albanian gangsters, and the ever-elusiveAmerican dream. Following her New...
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Categories: Contemporary Fiction
Bullyville
by Francine Prose
My father was killed on 9/11. When eighth grader Bart Rangely is granted a "mercy" scholarship to an elite private school after his father is killed in the North Tower, doors should have opened. Instead, he is terrorized and bullied by his own mentor. So begins the worst year of his life.
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Categories: All Teen Lit
Gluttony: The Seven Deadly Sins (New York Public Library Lectures in Humanities)
by Francine Prose
In America, notes acclaimed novelist Francine Prose, we are obsessed with food and diet. And what is this obsession with food except a struggle between sin and virtue, overeating and self-control--a struggle with the fierce temptations of gluttony. In Gluttony , Francine Prose serves up a marvelous banquet of witty and engaging...
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Categories: All Advice and How-To; All Nonfiction; All Religion & Spirituality; Philosophy; Social Sciences
Caravaggio: Painter of Miracles (Eminent Lives)
by Francine Prose
“Matching gorgeous prose to gorgeous artworks, Prose responds to each image as a moment of theatrical revelation, sensual or spiritual, and frequently both.” — Boston Sunday Globe In Caravaggio, New York Times bestselling author Francine Prose ( Goldengrove, Reading like a Writer ) offers an enthralling account of the life...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; Arts & Literature Bios & Memoirs
A Changed Man: A Novel
by Francine Prose
What is charismatic Holocaust survivor Meyer Maslow to think when a rough-looking young neo-Nazi named Vincent Nolan walks into the Manhattan office of Maslow's human rights foundation and declares that he wants to "save guys like me from becoming guys like me"? As Vincent gradually turns into the sort of person who might actually be...
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Categories: All Humor; All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers; Contemporary Fiction; Literary Fiction
The Glorious Ones: A Novel
by Francine Prose
“Francine Prose is one of a handful of truly indispensable American writers.” —Gary Shteyngart The Glorious Ones are an unlikely troupe—there’s Armanda, the cheerful dwarf and ex-nun; chattering Columbina; Pantalone the miser; and the wicked Brighella; all led by Flaminio Scala, the self-proclaimed most courageous man in...
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Categories: All Historical Fiction; Contemporary Fiction; Literary Fiction
Touch
by Francine Prose
What really happened at the back of the bus? Did they, or didn't they? Did she, or didn't she? Something happened to fourteen-year-old Maisie Willard—something involving her three friends, all boys. But their stories don't match, and the rumors spin out of control. Then other people get involved . . . the school, the...
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Categories: All Teen Lit
Sicilian Odyssey (Directions)
by Francine Prose
A blending of art and cultural criticism, travel writing, and personal narrative,  Sicilian Odyssey  is Francine Prose's imaginative consideration of the diverse cultural legacies found juxtaposed and entangled on the Mediterranean island of Sicily. She writes of the intensity of Sicily, the "commitment to the extreme," where the...
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Categories: Arts & Photography; Memoirs; Travel
Women and Children First: Stories
by Francine Prose
Revelations of the mysterious, contradictory heart of everyday life It’s one thing for your husband to leave you for another woman, but how is a person supposed to feel when the man of her dreams abandons her for the stars themselves? In the twelve tales of  Women and Children First , Francine Prose shows us an alcoholic trying...
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Categories: Contemporary Fiction; Literary Fiction
The Peaceable Kingdom: Stories
by Francine Prose
Stories of innocence lost, from a master observer of modern life The citizens of Prose’s realm are perpetually experiencing surprises. Nothing is reliable in their world, where dream vacations, weddings, and parties go sideways; strangers make unexpected confessions; and even family pets can sow discord. The peaceable kingdom of...
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Categories: Contemporary Fiction; Literary Fiction
Mister Monkey: A Novel
by Francine Prose
The acclaimed New York Times bestselling author weaves an ingenious, darkly humorous, and brilliantly observant story that follows the exploits and intrigue of a constellation of characters affiliated with an off-off-off-off Broadway children’s musical. Mister Monkey —a screwball children’s musical about a playfully larcenous...
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Categories: Contemporary Fiction; Literary Fiction
Bigfoot Dreams: A Novel
by Francine Prose
A novel about learning to live in a world stranger than any tabloid headline Though she’s written dispatches from across the globe—covering the Loch Ness monster, live dinosaurs, and the ever-enigmatic yeti—Vera Perl never leaves the offices of  This Week , a supermarket tabloid covering the universe’s stranger side. Her...
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Categories: Contemporary Fiction
Guided Tours of Hell: Novellas
by Francine Prose
In these two audacious novellas, Americans abroad find that losing themselves in another culture can be dangerous Invited to Prague’s first annual Kafka conference to read from his play about the great Czech writer, a playwright named Landau finds himself upstaged by Jiri Krakauer, the dashing Holocaust survivor whose claim to...
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Categories: All Sex & Erotica; Literary Fiction
Primitive People: A Novel
by Francine Prose
Fleeing the terrors of her home, a Haitian woman finds that life in America is filled with its own hardships Simone has gotten used to living in fear. After years of dictatorship, Haiti has sunk into chaos, and death is ever present. But it isn’t the corpse she finds on her doorstep that convinces Simone to flee the island of her...
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Categories: All Historical Fiction; All Humor; Contemporary Fiction; Literary Fiction
Judah the Pious: A Novel
by Francine Prose
Winner of the National Jewish Book Award: A novel of a Polish king and a rebellious rabbi, “full of sudden delights and mocking humor” ( The New York Times ).   The Polish monarch has outlawed a portion of the Jewish funeral rite, and none of the community’s lawyers, judges, or scholars will come forward to defend the custom...
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Categories: Contemporary Fiction; World Literature
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