THE SON by Philipp Meyer

July 25, 2013

Philipp Meyer spoke about his book, The Son, at Politics & Prose on Thursday, July 25, 2013.

In his second novel, the author of the acclaimed American Rust chronicles the lives and times of the McCulloughs, Texas homesteaders, from the 1850s to the present. Marked as much by the violent swings of history as by their own ambition, this family of survivors outgrows early experiences of victimization to amass wealth and power.

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ISBN: 9780062120403
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Published: Ecco - January 28th, 2014

THE VIOLET HOUR by Katherine Hill

July 21, 2013

Katherine Hill spoke about her debut novel, The Violet Hour, at Politics & Prose on Sunday, July 21, 2013.

Life hasn’t always been perfect for Abe and Cassandra Green, but an afternoon on the San Francisco Bay might be as good as it gets. Abe is a rheumatologist, piloting his coveted new boat. Cassandra is a sculptor, finally gaining modest attention for her art. Their beautiful daughter, Elizabeth, is heading to Harvard in the fall. Somehow, they’ve made things work. But then, out of nowhere, they plunge into a terrible fight. Cassandra has been unfaithful. In a fit of fury, Abe throws himself off the boat.

A love story that begins with the end of a marriage, The Violet Hour follows a modern family through past and present, from the funeral home in the Washington suburbs where Cassandra and her siblings grow up to the San Francisco public health clinic where Abe and Cassandra first meet. As the Greens navigate the passage of time—the expectations of youth, the concessions of middle age, the headiness of desire, the bitterness of loss—they must come to terms with the fragility of their intimacy, the strange legacies they inherit from their parents, and the kind of people they want to be. Exquisitely written, The Violet Hour is the deeply moving story of a family suddenly ripped apart, but then just possibly reborn.

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ISBN: 9781476710334
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Published: Scribner - August 12th, 2014


April 27, 2013

Philip Kerr spoke about his book, A Man Without Breath, at Politics & Prose on Saturday, April 27, 2013.

The ninth Bernie Gunther thriller opens in March 1943, just as reports reach Berlin of a Russian massacre of Polish soldiers in Katyn Forest. The Reich dispatches Gunther to Smolensk to investigate, but he’s soon distracted from official business by a trail of unsolved murders—and he could be the unknown killer’s next target.

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ISBN: 9780143125136
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - March 25th, 2014