Book List:21 titles
  • Famous for illuminating the hidden workings of human relationships, Alice Adams’s short stories appeared dozens of times in The New Yorker and was a mainstay of the O. Henry Award collections. From her capstone collection The Stories of Alice Adams...


  • Four friends. Twenty years. One unexpected journey. Inseparable throughout college, Eva, Benedict, Sylvie, and Lucien graduate in 1997, into an exhilarating world on the brink of a new millennium. Hopelessly in love with playboy Lucien and eager t...



  • Alice Adams has an inimitable voice'quick, deft, brilliantly evocative and specific. There is always something special about a story of hers, like a watercolor perfectly executed. --Joyce Carol Oates Award-winning writer Alice Adams, whose major...


  • Picking up where A Southern Exposure ended, this final novel by the acclaimed late author describes life in the small Southern town of Pinehill during World War II, as Harry Baird takes off for London to aid the war effort, daughter Abigail heads off...



  • A subtly comic, sharply observed novel in the spirit of Jane Austen follows the uncertain romance between a woman approaching forty who is diagnosed with a rare malignancy and a recently widowed, middle-aged doctor. Reprint....


  • What a terrific book. I loved its rich, recognizable characters, the intricacies and excitement of the plot, the beauty of the writing. --Anne Lamott Reaching back to the Great Depression, and with all the insight, tenderness, and extraordinary na...


  • Caroline has been married three times and has five daughters--all very different from her. Now that they are grown, she feels distant from them and the woman she once thought herself to be. Caroline's daughters love their mother but live as if she we...






  • Adams's new collection of 14 short stories exhibits many of the strengths and weaknesses of earlier efforts. That she is a fine wordsmith capable of insightful comment on the joys and sorrows of human relationships, there is no doubt. She is also ade...


  • Blonde, beautiful, divorced at thirty-one, Daisy Duke thrives on the San Francisco High life of parties, flirtations and light romance. But then she falls in love with the one man she should have avoided, the man who would break her heart and cha...



  • In a moving and richly evocative novel about the remarkable capacity of the human spirit, Alice Adams brings readers into the beautiful community of San Sebastian, California, where a group of dear old friends have shared their lives for many wonderf...


  • Alice Adams has been widely hailed for her beautiful writing and for her ability to bring alive every human emotion. In this new collection of short stories -- her first since the dazzling novel Superior Women -- one of today's most important and adm...


  • A brilliant novel tracing the tangled, heart-warming and heartbreaking relationships of a group of intelligent and attractive young women as they grow to maturity over the course of four explosive decades in American life -- from the forties to the e...


  • Explores various affairs of the heart, revealing the passion, affectation, and sometimes the wisdom that lie at the center of each. A divorced father awkwardly devises a reconciliation with his teenage daughter; a middle-aged professor is enchanted b...


  • Alice Adams wrote short stories for the New Yorker Magazine. This is the first collection of stories by Adams, many of which originally appeared in the magazine. Adams wrote eleven novels but is mainly remembered and admired for her telling of a stor...


  • Daphne has fled to San Francisco after a particularly disastrous love affair. But she is also there to redecorate her friend Agatha's house. It doesn't take long for Daphne to learn, however, that the house isn't the only thing in the beautiful, conf...


  • “She commands her material so well that we are made to believe that her fiction—her plot—is no stranger than our lives.”  --Ms. Magazine   Listening to Billie is a brilliant portrait of a contemporary woman adventurously, decisive...


  • “A you-can’t-put-it-down book. . . . Alice Adams has found a new way to tell the great American dynasty stories we all love.”  --The Washington Post   Alice Adams’ second novel is the portrait of a Southern-born woman as she reviews her lif...


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    Richard and Stella balance each other almost perfectly. Sometimes he drinks too much, gets too loud, or is too quick to anger. Stella also knows how generous he can be, too, but she begins to wonder if their violent fights and passionate reconciliati...