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The Last Resort: A Novel
by Alison Lurie
A Pulitzer Prize–winning author’s “sparkling, smart” tale of an aging writer and his younger wife looking for new life—or a way to end it—in Key West (The New York Times).   Every schoolboy in America knows the work of author Wilkie Walker, who won fame and fortune with his accessible nature books. But as he turns seventy...
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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
A husband’s affair pushes a suburban wife to her breaking point in this “near perfect comedy of manners” by the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Real People ( The New York Times ).   Erica Tate wouldn’t mind getting up in the morning if her children were less intolerable. Until puberty struck, Jeffrey and Matilda were...
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Categories: 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
In this comedy by a Pulitzer Prize–winning author, a biographer out to vindicate a neglected female artist learns that the truth is never tidy.   Polly Alter is through with men. Recovering from her divorce, she has taken a year off from her museum job to write a biography of Lorin Jones, a sensitive painter who died young and nearly...
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Categories: All Contemporary Fiction & Literature; All Women's Fiction
Real People: A Novel
by Alison Lurie
An artists’ colony is a false paradise for a frustrated writer in this “witty, knowing, and perceptive” novel from a Pulitzer Prize–winning author ( The New Yorker ).   The mansion is called Illyria, but for the writers and artists who flock there each summer, it’s a Garden of Eden where every artistic curiosity is...
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Categories: 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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