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The Last Resort: A Novel
by Alison Lurie
At the end of his tether, a writer travels to Key West with his wife. She’s hoping to cheer him up, but he’s hoping for something more fatal . . . Every schoolboy in America knows the work of Wilkie Walker. A pioneering naturalist, he won fame and fortune with his accessible nature books. But by the time he turns seventy, his...
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Categories: All Contemporary Fiction & Literature
Love and Friendship: A Novel
by Alison Lurie
Snowed in at the ivory-towered Convers College, a professor’s wife searches for a thaw—and for her own liberationThough born in New York, the men of Emmy Turner’s family have long found their spiritual home in the idyllic Convers College. Her father, brothers, and uncles entered the New England intellectual enclave as boys and came...
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Categories: All Contemporary Fiction & Literature; All Women's Fiction
The War Between the Tates: A Novel
by Alison Lurie
When a wife reaches her breaking point and her husband begins an ill-advised affair, civil war breaks out within their family Erica Tate wouldn’t mind getting up in the morning if she enjoyed her children more. Until puberty struck, Jeffrey and Matilda were absolute darlings, but in the last year, they have become sullen, insufferable...
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Categories: All Contemporary Fiction & Literature; All Women's Fiction
Only Children: A Novel (Abacus Books)
by Alison Lurie
A novel of childlike wonder and adult discord during the Great Depression—by the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Nowhere City.   Dozing in the back seat of her father’s car, Mary Ann Hubbard is the happiest eight-year-old in the country. It’s 1935, and she and her parents are going to spend Fourth of July weekend at her...
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Categories: All Contemporary Fiction & Literature; All Sex & Erotica
The Truth About Lorin Jones: A Novel (Abacus Books)
by Alison Lurie
While writing a biography of a mysterious painter, a love-scarred author is forced to confront her own pastPolly Alter is through with men. Almost without realizing it, she has built an entirely female society for herself. Her friends and coworkers, and even her pharmacist, are all women, and all seem to be doing fine without the company...
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Categories: All Contemporary Fiction & Literature; All Women's Fiction
Real People: A Novel
by Alison Lurie
At an artistic Garden of Eden, one writer finds that serpents lurk in every corner The mansion is called Illyria, but for the writers and artists who flock there each summer, it may as well be paradise. Away from family, friends, and ordinary responsibilities, the creative spirit can flower, nurtured by the company of other artistic...
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Categories: All Contemporary Fiction & Literature; All Sex & Erotica; All Women's Fiction
Truth and Consequences: A Novel
by Alison Lurie
Over the years, Alison Lurie has earned a devoted readership for her satiric wit and storytelling acumen. With Truth and Consequences, described by the New Yorker as "a comedy of adultery with a comedy of academia thrown in," Lurie returns with a modern social satire that recalls the best of David Lodge and Mary McCarthy as well as her...
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Categories: All Contemporary Fiction & Literature; All Humor; All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers
The Nowhere City: A Novel
by Alison Lurie
A young couple from New England’s Ivy League plunges into a culture clash during a year in Los AngelesWhen his mentor at Harvard University suddenly leaves for Washington, Paul Cattleman finds himself adrift in the wilds of academia. He’s lost his fellowship position for the fall semester, can find work only in what he considers to...
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Categories: All Contemporary Fiction & Literature
Boys and Girls Forever: Children's Classics from Cinderella to Harry Potter
by Alison Lurie
Are some of the world's most talented children's book authors essentially children themselves? In this engaging series of essays, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alison Lurie considers this theory, exploring children's classics from many eras and relating them to the authors who wrote them, including Little Women author Louisa May Alcott...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; All Teen Lit
Women and Ghosts
by Alison Lurie
The author of The War Between the Tates and the Pulitzer prize-winning Foreign Affairs now brings her irresistible wit to the ghost story.   In nine spooky tales, Alison Lurie writes of women haunted by ghosts both literal and metaphorical: A woman about to marry Mr. Right is visited by the spirit of his first wife; a dead fiancé...
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Categories: All Contemporary Fiction & Literature
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