Selected by a Pulitzer Prize winner, this collection of short stories from one of the greatest American storytellers, capturing single moments in so-called ordinary life, remind us that we have no idea what goes on behind closed doors. 10,000 first printing.
The author of Absent Friends presents an unsettling anthology of stories, including "My Father, cont." in which a child fantasizes that he will be abandoned by his bickering parents, and other tales. National ad/promo.
Catherine, a strong-willed, middle-aged woman with two sons--one in high school, one just off to college--has enjoyed an on-again, off-again love affair for many years with Harry. Reader's Guide available. Reprint.
Peter's father, a prisoner who turned traitor in a Korean War POW camp, might have had something to do with a fellow captive's death, the father of one Hilary Pennels--now a woman Peter's age who lives in Salisbury. When Peter and Hilary meet, they both want information from the other, and more, and find themselves engaged in a wary dance of attraction laced with mistrust. But it may be a third person, the sole remaining survivor of the camp--a Mr. Fox--who holds the key to the mystery of betrayal that haunts Peter and Hilary alike.
When a new patient declares that he is his half-brother, psychologist Alexander Lescziak, the son of Polish immigrants, confronts painful truths about his life as he envisions his mother's relationship with a German prisoner of war.
A tribute to Matthew J, Bruccoli, the man whose life's work has centred on the study of authorship, this text examines the business of writing, publishing, and selling books. Authors, publishing professionals and scholars unravel the mysterious surrounding this tradition-bound endeavor.