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  • Literary

    Apr-2019

    A razor-sharp, deeply felt new novel about the complicated relationship between a charismatic teacher and his students, and the secrets we keep from those we loveAs a member of the Honor Society at Bailey Academy, one of the most prestigious boarding...

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  • General Fiction

    Jun-2017

    A magnificent new collection from award-winning author Ann Beattie -- featuring recent O. Henry, Pushcart, and Best American Short Story selections. Surprising and revealing, set along the East Coast from Maine to Key West, Ann Beattie’s astutel...

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  • Literary

    Aug-2015

    A magnificent new collection of linked stories from a multiple prize-winning master of the short form. The State We’re In, Ann Beattie’s first collection of new stories in a decade, is about how we live in the places we have chosen -- or have bee...

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  • General Fiction

    May-2015

    A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection For more than forty years, Ann Beattie’s short fiction has held a mirror up to America, in stories that are ambitious, twisted, and authentic. In “Vermont,” Beattie details the life of a recon...

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  • General Fiction

    Nov-2011

    Dazzlingly original, Ann Beattie’s Mrs. Nixon is a riveting exploration of an elusive American icon and of the fiction writer’s art. Pat Nixon remains one of our most mysterious and intriguing public figures, the only modern First Lady who ne...

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  • Literary

    Nov-2010

    When Ann Beattie began publishing short stories in The New Yorker in the mid-seventies, she emerged with a voice so original, and so uncannily precise and prescient in its assessment of her characters' drift and narcissism, that she was instantly cel...

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  • Literary

    Jun-2010

    It is 1980 in New York City, and Jane, a valedictorian fresh out of Harvard, strikes a deal with Neil, an intoxicating writer twenty years her senior. The two quickly become lovers, living together in a Chelsea brownstone, and Neil reveals the rules ...

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  • General Fiction

    May-2005

    A four-time O. Henry Prize winner, Ann Beattie is a masterful observer of domestic relations and the idiosyncratic logic that governs human lives. In Follies, her most resonant collection, she looks at baby boomers in their maturity, sorting out thei...

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  • General Fiction

    Feb-2002

    An impeccable ear for language, an eye for the smallest shifts in the cultural landscape, and a preternatural understanding of motivation and behavior—Ann Beattie's renowned storytelling abilities are on dazzling display in The Doctor’s House.The...

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  • General Fiction

    Jan-2001

    Ann Beattie published her first short story in The New Yorker in 1972. Twenty-eight years later, she received the 2000 PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction. She is, as the Washington Post Book World said, "one of our era's most vital...

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  • General Fiction

    Jun-1998

    For more than twenty-five years, Ann Beattie's short fiction has held a mirror up to America, portraying its awkwardly welded families, its loosely coupled couples, and much-uprooted children with acuity, humor, and compassion. This triumphant collec...

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  • General Fiction

    May-1997

    In her latest novel, the author of Another You combines intensely realistic description and an effortless command of mood to examine the treacherous difference between love and fascination--between what we know about other people and what we think we...

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  • General Fiction

    Sep-1996

    A collection of short stories highlights characters who came of age in the 1960s and 1970s and includes tales about a woman's fascination with a bowl and a couple's coming-to-terms with the loss of their daughter. Reprint. 12,500 first printing....

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  • General Fiction

    Sep-1995

    To her latest novel, Beattie brings the same documentary accuracy and Chekhovian wit and tenderness that have made her one of the most acclaimed portraitists of contemporary American life. Marshall Lockard, a professor at the local college, is contem...

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  • General Fiction

    May-1991

    These fifteen stories by Ann Beattie garnered universal critical acclaim on their first publication, earning Beattie the reputation as the most celebrated new voice in American fiction. Today these stories -- "A Vintage Thunderbird;" "The Lawn Party,...

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  • General Fiction

    May-1991

    A collection of short fiction, twelve works in all, including two never-before-published novellas. Here are disconnected marriages and uneasy reunions, nostalgic reminiscences and sudden epiphanies--a remarkable and moving collage of contemporary liv...

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  • General Fiction

    Jan-1990

    Picturing Will, the widely acclaimed new novel by Ann Beattie, unravels the complexities of a postmodern family. There's Will, a curious five-year-old who listens to the heartbeat of a plant through his toy stethoscope; Jody, his mother, a photograph...

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  • General Fiction

    Sep-1985

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  • General Fiction

    May-1985

    “A master chronicler of our life and times.”—Newsday   “A very funny book. . . . If Jane Austen had been crossed with Oscar Wilde and re-crossed with the early Evelyn Waugh, and the result plonked down among the semi-beautiful people of the ...

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  • General Fiction

    Sep-1983

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  • General Fiction

    Apr-1980

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  • General Fiction

    Sep-1976

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  • General Fiction

    Sep-1976

    Haunting and disturbingly powerful, these stories established Ann Beattie as the most celebrated new voice in American fiction and an absolute master of the short-story form. Beattie captures perfectly the profound longings that came to define an ent...

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