E.L. Doctorow



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Book List
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    General Fiction

    Jan-2017

    A superb collection of fifteen stories -- including “Wakefield,” the inspiration for the film starring Bryan Cranston -- by the author of Ragtime, The March, The Book of Daniel, and Billy Bathgate He has been called “a national treasure” b...

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    Literary

    Jan-2014

    This brilliant new novel by an American master, the author of Ragtime, The Book of Daniel, Billy Bathgate, and The March, takes us on a radical trip into the mind of a man who, more than once in his life, has been the inadvertent agent of disaster. ...

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    Literary

    Apr-2011

    A man at the end of an ordinary workday, extracts himself from his upper-middle-class life and turns to foraging in the same affluent suburb where he once lived with his family. A college graduate takes a dishwasher's job on a whim, and becomes en...

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    Literary

    Sep-2009

    Homer and Langley Collyer are brothers -- the one blind and deeply intuitive, the other damaged into madness, or perhaps greatness, by mustard gas in the Great War. They live as recluses in their once grand Fifth Avenue mansion, scavenging the city s...

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    Literary

    Sep-2005

    In 1864, Union general William Tecumseh Sherman marched his sixty thousand troops through Georgia to the sea, and then up into the Carolinas. The army fought off Confederate forces, demolished cities, and accumulated a borne-along population of freed...

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    Literary

    May-2004

    One of America’s premier writers, the bestselling author of Ragtime, Billy Bathgate, The Book of Daniel, and World’s Fair turns his astonishing narrative powers to the short story in five dazzling explorations of who we are as a people and how we...

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    Literary

    Feb-2000

    The crowning achievement of E. L. Doctorow's distinguished literary career--an astonishing modern masterwork of faith, mystery, and the search for spiritual authenticity. With brilliant and audacious strokes, the author of Ragtime and Billy Bathgate...

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    Literary

    Jun-1994

    In 1871 New York, the disinherited son of an infamous late millionaire is amazed when he sees his father alive and begins a quest for the truth that leads him into the heart of evil and terror. Reprint....

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    Literary

    May-1989

    Young Billy Bathgate witnesses atrocities of the crime world in his introduction to a brutal and unsparing life that takes him through the heart of the city and the rural underworld in Depression-era America...

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    Literary

    Sep-1986

    "Something close to magic." The Los Angeles Times The astonishing novel of a young boy's life in the New York City of the 1930s, a stunning recreation of the sights, sounds, aromas and emotions of a time when the streets were safe, families stuck tog...

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    Literary

    Nov-1984

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    Literary

    Dec-1981

    In the late 1930s, a young man--turned out of his home--finds his fate on the vast Adirondack estate of one of the nation's wealthiest men, where several extraordinary men and women contribute to his education...

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    Literary

    Jun-1975

    Published in 1975, Ragtime changed our very concept of what a novel could be. An extraordinary tapestry, Ragtime captures the spirit of America in the era between the turn of the century and the First World War. The story opens in 1906 in New Rochell...

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    Literary

    Jun-1975

    Hard Times is the name of a town in the barren hills of the Dakota Territory. To this town there comes one day one of the reckless sociopaths who wander the West to kill and rape and pillage. By the time he is through and has ridden off, Hard Times i...

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    Literary

    Apr-1971

    The central figure of this novel is a young man whose parents were executed for conspiring to steal atomic secrets for Russia.His name is Daniel Isaacson, and as the story opens, his parents have been dead for many years. He has had a long time to ad...

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