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In this "excellent" novel of "rare understanding" from a Pulitzer Prize–winning author, culture shock consumes a young Harvard couple in Los Angeles (The New York Times).
When his mentor at Harvard University suddenly leaves for Washington, Paul Cattleman finds himself adrift in the wilds of academia. After losing his fellowship, he is out of work and one thesis short of a PhD. Rather than doom his career
Two sociologists infiltrate a cult that pulls them into madness in this "barbed and richly entertaining" novel from a Pulitzer Prize–winning author (The Wall Street Journal).
Once the nation's most popular sociologist, Tom McMann searches for a research subject that will invigorate his career. Unlike any study he's seen before, he targets the Truth Seekers, an up-and-coming cult that seeks flying saucers,
A novel of childlike wonder and adult discord during the Great Depression—by the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Nowhere City.
Dozing in the back seat of her father's car, Mary Ann Hubbard is the happiest eight-year-old in the country. It's 1935, and she and her parents are going to spend Fourth of July weekend at her headmistress's farm in upstate New York. Joining them are the Zimmerns, whose daughter
In this comedy by a Pulitzer Prize–winning author, a biographer out to vindicate a neglected female artist learns that the truth is never tidy.
Polly Alter is through with men. Recovering from her divorce, she has taken a year off from her museum job to write a biography of Lorin Jones, a sensitive painter who died young and nearly forgotten. Polly is determined to bring the artist the public acclaim she deserves, making
In the Pulitzer Prize–winning author's "excellent" debut, a professor's wife searches for liberation at the hands of a music instructor (The New York Times).
Though born in New York, the men of Emmy Turner's family have long found their spiritual home in the idyllic Convers College. Her father, brothers, and uncles entered the New England intellectual enclave as boys and came out men, ready to take on the challenges
An artists' colony is a false paradise for a frustrated writer in this "witty, knowing, and perceptive" novel from a Pulitzer Prize–winning author (The New Yorker).
The mansion is called Illyria, but for the writers and artists who flock there each summer, it's a Garden of Eden where every artistic curiosity is explored. Away from family, friends, and ordinary responsibilities, the creative spirit can flower, nurtured
A husband's affair pushes a suburban wife to her breaking point in this "near perfect comedy of manners" by the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Real People (The New York Times).
Erica Tate wouldn't mind getting up in the morning if her children were less intolerable. Until puberty struck, Jeffrey and Matilda were absolute darlings, but in the last year, they have become sullen, insufferable little monsters.
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