January 30, 2014

Anna Quindlen spoke about her book, Still Life with Bread Crumbs, at Politics & Prose on Friday, January 30, 2014.

Brilliantly written, powerfully observed, Still Life with Bread Crumbs is a deeply moving and often very funny story of unexpected love, and a stunningly crafted journey into the life of a woman, her heart, her mind, her days, as she discovers that life is a story with many levels, a story that is longer and more exciting than she ever imagined.

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ISBN: 9780812976892
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - October 28th, 2014


January 29, 2014

Nancy Horan spoke about her book, Under the Wide and Starry Sky, at Politics & Prose on Wednesday, January 29, 2014.

At the age of thirty-five, Fanny Van de Grift Osbourne has left her philandering husband in San Francisco to set sail for Belgium—with her three children and nanny in tow—to study art. It is a chance for this adventurous woman to start over, to make a better life for all of them, and to pursue her own desires. Not long after her arrival, however, tragedy strikes, and Fanny and her children repair to a quiet artists’ colony in France where she can recuperate. Emerging from a deep sorrow, she meets a lively Scot, Robert Louis Stevenson, ten years her junior, who falls instantly in love with the earthy, independent, and opinionated “belle Americaine.”

From Nancy Horan, New York Times bestselling author of Loving Frank, comes her much-anticipated second novel,in which the shared life of these two strong-willed individuals unfolds into an adventure as impassioned and unpredictable as any of Stevenson’s own unforgettable tales.

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ISBN: 9780345516541
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Published: Ballantine Books - September 23rd, 2014

ANDREW'S BRAIN by E.L. Doctorow

January 21, 2014

E.L. Doctorow spoke about his book, Andrew's Brain, at Politics & Prose on Tuesday, January 21, 2014.

Speaking from an unknown place and to an unknown interlocutor, Andrew is thinking, Andrew is talking, Andrew is telling the story of his life, his loves, and the tragedies that have led him to this place and point in time. And as he confesses, peeling back the layers of his strange story, we are led to question what we know about truth and memory, brain and mind, personality and fate, about one another and ourselves. Written with psychological depth and great lyrical precision, this suspenseful and groundbreaking novel delivers a voice for our times—funny, probing, skeptical, mischievous, profound. Andrew’s Brain is a surprising turn and a singular achievement in the canon of a writer whose prose has the power to create its own landscape, and whose great topic, in the words of Don DeLillo, is “the reach of American possibility, in which plain lives take on the cadences of history.”

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ISBN: 9780812980981
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - October 21st, 2014