"From an American master comes another "beautifully languid, emotionally intense tale" (Entertainment Weekly), this time of a newspaper editor's fateful decision to expose a small-town fugitive. Ned Ayres, the son of a judge in an Indiana town in midcentury America, has never wanted anything but a newspaper career--in his father's appalled view, a "junk business," a way of avoiding responsibility. The defining moment comes early, when Ned is city...
An idealistic political scientist abandons his family to bring progress to 1965 Vietnam, only to wreck havoc with people's lives. Sydney Parade of Connecticut is unaware that the foundation employing him is a front for the Pentagon. By the author of Echo House.
The 21 stories in this book are culled from those published by Ward over the past 19 years. The stories are set in Vietnam, Washington, The Midwest, and Europe, and are mostly about journalists, politicians, and diplomats who lead lives of public consequence and private passion. Just sets himself firmly in the American realist short-story tradition of Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and O'Hara. The volume includes two novellas. ISBN 0-395-53756-8 : $22.95....
A former spy for the CIA now living as a respected painter in the south of France, Thomas Railles finds his life turned upside down when his wife Florette is murdered, until he discovers that four Moroccan terrorists have been charged with the crime.
Young Lee Goodell's life decisions--to become a sculptor, to sojourn in the mean streets of the South Side, to marry into the haute-intellectual culture of Hyde Park--play out against the crude glamour of midcentury Chicago and the meaning of his four years at Ogden Hall School.
Tired of the studio intrigues of Hollywood, film director Dixon Greenwood heads for post-war Germany and becomes involved in the production of a television program that reunites him with an actress with whom he had worked thirty years before.
Three generations of the Behls, a politically ambitious family in Washington. The three men are Adolph, a senator during the 1930s and failed vice-president; his son, Axel, a World War II OSS agent and later a Cold War warrior; and Alec a successful lawyer and lobbyist during the reign of President Kennedy. By the author of Ambition and Love.