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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 Contemporary Fiction & Literature; All Sex & Erotica
What to Read and Why
by Francine Prose
In this brilliant collection, the follow-up to her New York Times bestseller Reading Like a Writer , the distinguished novelist, literary critic, and essayist celebrates the pleasures of reading and pays homage to the works and writers she admires above all others, from Jane Austen and Charles Dickens to Jennifer Egan and Roberto...
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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 elusive...
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Categories: All Biographies & Memoirs; All Nonfiction; All Politics, History and Current Events; All Sex & Erotica
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 Writer, deftly...
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Categories: All Biographies & 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 Contemporary Fiction & Literature; All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers; All Women's 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: All Contemporary Fiction & Literature
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 Politics, History and Current Events; All Religion & Spirituality
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 and work...
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Categories: All Biographies & Memoirs; All Nonfiction
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 Contemporary Fiction & Literature; All Humor; All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers
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: All Biographies & Memoirs
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 pet...
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Categories: All Contemporary Fiction & Literature
Hunters and Gatherers: A Novel
by Francine Prose
A witty and wry satire of New Age searchers, our spiritual longings, and our earthbound naturesMartha is thirty, and her life has stalled. Her last boyfriend turned cruel long before he left her, her fact-checking job is underpaying and unfulfilling, and the aimlessness of her twenties—which she thought was just a phase—has become...
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