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At Play in the Fields of the Lord
by Peter Matthiessen
In a malarial outpost in the South American rain forest, two misplaced gringos converge and clash in this novel from the National Book Award-winning author. Martin Quarrier has come to convert the elusive Niaruna Indians to his brand of Christianity. Lewis Moon, a stateless mercenary who is himself part Indian, has come to kill them on...
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Categories: Action and Adventure; All Contemporary Fiction & Literature; All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers
Shadow Country
by Peter Matthiessen
NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER •  “Altogether gripping, shocking, and brilliantly told, not just a tour de force in its stylistic range, but a great American novel, as powerful a reading experience as nearly any in our literature.”—Michael Dirda, The New York Review of Books Killing Mister Watson, Lost Man’s River, and Bone...
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The Tree Where Man Was Born (Penguin Classics)
by Peter Matthiessen
A timeless and majestic portrait of Africa by renowned writer Peter Matthiessen (1927-2014), author of the National Book Award-winning The Snow Leopard and the new novel In Paradise A finalist for the National Book Award when it was released in 1972, this vivid portrait of East Africa remains as fresh and revelatory now as on the day it...
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Categories: All Sports & Outdoors
The Snow Leopard (Penguin Classics)
by Peter Matthiessen
An unforgettable spiritual journey through the Himalayas by renowned writer Peter Matthiessen (1927-2014), the National Book Award-winning author of the new novel In Paradise In 1973, Peter Matthiessen and field biologist George Schaller traveled high into the remote mountains of Nepal to study the Himalayan blue sheep and possibly...
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Categories: All Biographies & Memoirs; All Religion & Spirituality; All Sports & Outdoors
Killing Mister Watson (Shadow Country Trilogy Book 1)
by Peter Matthiessen
Drawn from fragments of historical fact, Matthiessen's masterpiece brilliantly depicts the fortunes and misfortunes of Edgar J. Watson, a real-life entrepreneur and outlaw who appeared in the lawless Florida Everglades around the turn of the century.
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Categories: All Contemporary Fiction & Literature
In the Spirit of Crazy Horse: The Story of Leonard Peltier and the FBI's War on the American Indian Movement
by Peter Matthiessen
An “indescribably touching, extraordinarily intelligent" (Los Angeles Times Book Review) chronicle of a fatal gun-battle between FBI agents and American Indian Movement activists by renowned writer Peter Matthiessen (1927-2014), author of the National Book Award-winning The Snow Leopard and the new novel In Paradise On a hot June...
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Categories: All Biographies & Memoirs; All Politics, History and Current Events
Far Tortuga: A Novel
by Peter Matthiessen
An adventure story and a deeply considered meditation upon the sea itself. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Categories: All Contemporary Fiction & Literature
In Paradise: A Novel
by Peter Matthiessen
The bestselling final novel by a writer of incomparable range, power, and achievement, a three-time winner of the National Book Award. Peter Matthiessen was a literary legend, the author of more than thirty acclaimed books. In this, his final novel, he confronts the legacy of evil, and our unquenchable desire to wrest good from it. One...
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Categories: All Contemporary Fiction & Literature; All Historical Fiction
Nine-Headed Dragon River: Zen Journals 1969-1982 (Shambhala Dragon Editions)
by Peter Matthiessen
In August 1968, naturalist-explorer Peter Matthiessen returned from Africa to his home in Sagaponack, Long Island, to find three Zen masters in his driveway—guests of his wife, a new student of Zen. Thirteen years later, Matthiessen was ordained a Buddhist monk. Written in the same format as his best-selling The Snow Leopard...
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Categories: All Religion & Spirituality
Lost Man's River: Shadow Country Trilogy (2)
by Peter Matthiessen
When his novel Killing Mister Watson was published in 1990, the reviews were extraordinary. It was heralded as "a marvel of invention . . . a virtuoso performance" (The New York Times Book Review) and a "novel [that] stands with the best that our nation has produced as literature" (Los Angeles Times Book Review). Now Peter Matthiessen...
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Categories: All Contemporary Fiction & Literature
Men's Lives
by Peter Matthiessen
An eloquent portrayal of a disappearing way of life of the Long Island fishermen whose voices--humorous, bitter and bewildered--are as clear as the threatened beauty of their once quiet shore.
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Categories: All Business, Investing and Leadership; All Nonfiction; All Politics, History and Current Events; All Sports & Outdoors
African Silences
by Peter Matthiessen
African Silences is a powerful and sobering account of the cataclysmic depredation of the African landscape and its wildlife. In this critically acclaimed work Peter Matthiessen explores new terrain on a continent he has written about in two previous books, A Tree Where Man Was Born -- nominated for the National Book Award -- and Sand...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; All Sports & Outdoors
On the River Styx: And Other Stories (Vintage International)
by Peter Matthiessen
Since the 1950s Peter Matthiessen has written fiction and nonfiction of elemental power and moral vision, including the acclaimed novels At Play in the Fields of the Lord and Far Tortuga and works of naturalism and exploration like the National Book Award-winning The Snow Leopard. This stunning collection of short stories, available for...
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Categories: All Contemporary Fiction & Literature
Sal Si Puedes (Escape If You Can): Cesar Chavez and the New American Revolution
by Peter Matthiessen
In the summer of 1968 Peter Matthiessen met Cesar Chavez for the first time. They were the same age: forty-one. Matthiessen lived in New York City while Chavez lived in Sal Si Puedes, the San Jose barrio where his career as a union organizer took off. This book is Matthiessen's panoramic yet finely detailed account of the three years he...
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Categories: All Biographies & Memoirs; All Business, Investing and Leadership; All Nonfiction; All Politics, History and Current Events
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