E.L. Doctorow


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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 liv...

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    Literary

    Feb-2000

    "NEW YORK TIMES "BESTSELLER With brilliant and audacious strokes, E. L. Doctorow creates a breathtaking collage of memories, events, visions, and provocative thought, all centered on an idea of the modern reality of God. At the heart of this stylist...

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    Literary

    Jun-1994

    An elegant page-turner of nineteenth-century detective fiction. The Washington Post Book World One rainy morning in 1871 in lower Manhattan, Martin Pemberton a freelance writer, sees in a passing stagecoach several elderly men, one of whom he recogn...

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    Literary

    May-1989

    To open this book is to enter the perilous, thrilling world of Billy Bathgate, the brazen boy who is accepted into the inner circle of the notorious Dutch Schultz gang. Like an urban Tom Sawyer, Billy takes us along on his fateful adventures as he be...

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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

    Innocence is lost to unforgettable experience in these brilliant stories by E. L. Doctorow, as full of mystery and meaning as any of the longer works by this American master. In The Writer in the Family, a young man learns the difference between lyin...

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    Literary

    Dec-1981

    The hero of this dazzling novel by American master E. L. Doctorow is Joe, a young man on the run in the depths of the Great Depression. A late-summer night finds him alone and shivering beside a railroad track in the Adirondack mountains when a priva...

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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 a...

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