Robert Olen Butler




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  • Thriller

    Dec-2018

    An American spy in Paris solves a legendary mystery as the Pulitzer Prize–winning author’s “thrilling historical series” continues (The Wall Street Journal).   Former Chicago journalist turned globe-trotting spy Christopher Marlowe Cobb has...

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  • General Fiction

    Nov-2016

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  • Literary

    Sep-2016

    From one of America’s most important writers, PERFUME RIVER is an exquisite novel that examines family ties and the legacy of the Vietnam War through the portrait of a single North Florida family. Robert Quinlan is a seventy-year-old historian, ...

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  • Thriller

    Oct-2014

    A Christopher Marlowe Cobb Thriller - 3

    In the first two books of his acclaimed Christopher Marlowe Cobb series, The Hot Country and The Star of Istanbul, Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Olen Butler captured the hearts of historical crime fiction fans with the artfulness of his World War I se...

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  • Thriller

    Oct-2013

    A Christopher Marlowe Cobb Thriller - 2

    World War I is in full swing. Germany has allied itself with the Ottoman empire, persuading the caliphs of Turkey to declare a jihad on the British empire, as President Woodrow Wilson hesitates to enter the fray. War correspondent and American spy Ch...

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  • Suspense

    Oct-2012

    A Christopher Marlowe Cobb Thriller - 1

    In The Hot Country, Christopher Marlowe Cobb ("Kit"), the swashbuckling early 20th century American newspaper war correspondent travels to Mexico in April and May of 1914, during that country’s civil war, the American invasion of Vera Cruz and the ...

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  • Literary

    Aug-2011

    Set in contemporary New Orleans but working its way back in time, A Small Hotel chronicles the relationship between Michael and Kelly Hays, who have decided to separate after twenty-four years of marriage. The book begins on the day that the Hays are...

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  • General Fiction

    Feb-2011

    The Robert Olen Butler Prize Stories represents the best in contemporary short fiction. These eleven stories, including Annie Weatherwax's prize-winning story, "The Possibility of Things," selected by Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Olen Butler, demonst...

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  • General Fiction

    Sep-2009

    A novel that explores the darker side of human nature while making you laugh so hard iced tea almost comes out your nose ( Tampa Tribune ). One of American literature's brightest stars and author of the Pulitzer Prizewinning A Good Scent from a ...

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  • General Fiction

    Jun-2008

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  • General Fiction

    May-2008

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  • Literary

    Aug-2005

    For many years Pulitzer Prize-winning author Robert Olen Butler has collected picture postcards from the early twentieth century-not so much for the pictures on the fronts but for the messages written on the backs, little bits of the captured souls o...

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  • Suspense

    Jan-2002

    The Pulitzer Prizewinning author's strange and finally beautiful tale about obsession and modern love (Beth Kephart, The Baltimore Sun ). Fair Warning is acclaimed novelist Robert Olen Butler's enthralling glimpse into a Manhattan auction house...

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  • Literary

    Jan-2001

    A surprisingly sweet and droll first-person account of the vexed attempts of an alien to understand the bafflingly unpredictable human race ( Kirkus Reviews ). The Pulitzer Prizewinning author raises fin de sicle literature to new heights and tur...

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  • General Fiction

    Jan-1998

    A haunting love story emerges from the pain of the Vietnam War as a relationship develops between Tien, a contemporary Vietnamese woman orphaned in 1975, and Ben, a veteran who returns to America seeking peace. Reprint. 25,000 first printing....

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  • General Fiction

    Oct-1996

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  • General Fiction

    Apr-1994

    The harsh Arizona desert, at the time of the first atomic bomb test during the 1940s, becomes the backdrop for a love triangle between physicist Lloyd Coulter, archaeologist Darrell Reeves, and Anna, the woman they both love...

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  • General Fiction

    Jan-1994

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  • General Fiction

    Jan-1994

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  • General Fiction

    Mar-1992

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  • General Fiction

    Sep-1989

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  • General Fiction

    Feb-1987

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  • General Fiction

    Jun-1985

    Ten miles apart in a New Mexico desert, unknown to each other, two scientists are involved in secret work. One is engaged in unearthing the past, the other in shattering the present. Through the contrasting mysteries of their projects and the woman t...

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  • General Fiction

    Feb-1985

    The winner of the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. An army intelligence captain is to be court-martialled for having kidnapped and set free a Viet Cong officer. This forces him to confront two sets of events - his own concern for the prisoner, and hi...

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  • General Fiction

    From Pulitzer Prize-winning author Robert Olen Butler, the World War I-era Christopher Marlowe Cobb thriller series has garnered fantastic praise from the New York Times Book Review, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Po...

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