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The Groves of Academe: A Novel (Transaction Large Print Books)
by Mary McCarthy
A college instructor embarks on a fanatical quest to save his job—and enact righteous revenge—in this brilliantly acerbic satire of university politics during the early Cold War years Henry Mulcahy’s future is in question. An instructor of literature at Jocelyn College, an institute of higher learning renowned for its...
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Categories: All Humor; Contemporary Fiction; Literary Fiction
Cannibals and Missionaries: A Novel
by Mary McCarthy
A riveting and unconventional thriller about a motley group of airplane passengers taken hostage by militant hijackers En route to Iran, a plane is captured by Middle Eastern terrorists intent on holding hostage the committee of politicians, religious leaders, and activists on a mission to investigate alleged human rights...
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Categories: All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers; Contemporary Fiction
Venice Observed
by Mary McCarthy
Mary McCarthy takes readers on a captivating journey to one of the world’s most beloved cities Mary McCarthy brings her novelist’s unerring eye to a book that blends art, politics, religion, music, and history to create a living portrait of “the world’s loveliest city.” Like a painter capturing the city’s essence on...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; History
Intellectual Memoirs: New York, 1936-1938 (Harvest Book)
by Mary McCarthy
In this no-holds-barred memoir with a foreword by Elizabeth Hardwick, the bestselling author of  The Group  recalls her early life in New York, revealing the genesis of and genius behind her groundbreaking fiction  Mary McCarthy is a married twenty-four-year-old Communist and critic when this memoir begins. She’s disciplined...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; Arts & Literature Bios & Memoirs; Memoirs; Social Sciences; Women's Studies
Ideas and the Novel
by Mary McCarthy
In this eye-opening book, Mary McCarthy shares her love of the novel and her fear that it is becoming an endangered literary species “He had a mind so fine that no idea could violate it.” So begins Mary McCarthy’s fascinating critical analysis of the novel (and its practitioners) from her double-edged perspective as...
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The Oasis: A Novel (Neversink)
by Mary McCarthy
A vicious and brilliant satire of human vanity from the author of the classic bestseller The Group Long out of print, Mary McCarthy's second novel is a bitingly funny satire set in the early years of the Cold War about a group of writers, editors, and intellectuals who retreat to rural New England to found a hilltop utopia. With...
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Categories: All Humor; All Science Fiction; Classic Fiction
Cast a Cold Eye: Stories
by Mary McCarthy
Seven extraordinary stories from bestselling author Mary McCarthy that carry readers from the heartbreaking core of a broken family to the tourist sites of Italy and into the contemplative mind of a potential murderess Best known for her acclaimed and provocative novels, including The Group and Cannibals and Missionaries...
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Categories: Contemporary Fiction; Literary Fiction
Memories of a Catholic Girlhood
by Mary McCarthy
Tracing her moral struggles to the day she accidentally took a sip of water before her Communion—a mortal sin—Mary McCarthy gives us eight funny and heartrending essays about the illusive and redemptive nature of memory “ During the course of writing this, I’ve often wished that I were writing fiction .” Originally...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; Arts & Literature Bios & Memoirs; Memoirs
The Company She Keeps: A Novel
by Mary McCarthy
A novel in six episodes, this stunning debut by Mary McCarthy follows a young intellectual on her reckless bohemian journey through life and dangerous love in 1930s New York City Margaret Sargent is young and fearless, a deep thinker inspired by the bohemian energy that abounds in New York City in the years leading up to the Second...
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Categories: All Historical Fiction; Contemporary Fiction; Literary Fiction
A Charmed Life: A Novel
by Mary McCarthy
A writer’s life is upended by her destructive ex-husband in this intensely personal novel by the #1 New York Times –bestselling author of The Group. Former actress and budding playwright Martha Sinnott longs to recapture the “charmed life” she abandoned when she divorced her first husband. So she returns to her beloved...
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Categories: Contemporary Fiction; Literary Fiction
The Group: A Novel (Harvest Book)
by Mary McCarthy
This smash bestseller about privileged Vassar classmates shocked America in the sixties and remains “juicy . . . witty . . . brilliant” ( Cosmopolitan ).   At Vassar, they were known as “the group”—eight young women of privilege, the closest of friends, an eclectic mix of vibrant personalities. A week after...
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Categories: Classic Fiction; Contemporary Fiction; Literary Fiction
The Group, The Company She Keeps, and Birds of America: Three Novels in One Collection
by Mary McCarthy
Three brilliant novels from a #1 New York Times –bestselling author.   Navigating friendship, sex, careers, and the challenges of adulthood, the characters of Mary McCarthy’s novels remain instantly relatable, whether they’re living in 1930s New York City or 1960s Paris. Here, three of her most outstanding works are...
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Categories: Classic Fiction; Literary Fiction
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