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Bret Lott
Bret Lott

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  • About this Author
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Bret Lott is the author of the novels A Song I Knew by Heart, Jewel (an Oprah’s Book Club selection), The Hunt Club, Reed’s Beach, A Stranger’s House, and The Man Who Owned Vermont; and the story collections A Dream of Old Leaves, How to Get Home, and The Difference Between Women and Men; the memoir Fathers, Sons, and Brothers; and the writing guide Before We Get Started. Named editor of The Southern Review in 2004, Bret Lott lives with his wife in Charleston, South Carolina.

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Ancient Highway
A Novel
Written by Bret Lott


Format: eBook, 256 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: July 8, 2008
Price: $13.99

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Before We Get Started
A Practical Memoir of the Writer's Life
Written by Bret Lott


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: January 25, 2005
Price: $15.00

This marvelous guide begins where other books on writing and the writing life leave off. Delving deep into the creative process, Bret Lott reveals truths we scarcely realized we needed to know but without which we as writers will soon lose our way. In ten intimate essays based on his own... Read more >
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Before We Get Started
A Practical Memoir of the Writer's Life
Written by Bret Lott


Format: eBook, 224 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: August 10, 2011
Price: $11.99

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Dead Low Tide
A Novel
Written by Bret Lott


Format: eBook, 256 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: January 17, 2012
Price: $13.99

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The Difference Between Women and Men
Stories
Written by Bret Lott


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: May 20, 2008
Price: $14.00

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Also available as an eBook.

The Difference Between Women and Men
Stories
Written by Bret Lott


Format: eBook
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: May 20, 2008
Price: $9.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.

The Hunt Club
A Novel
Written by Bret Lott


Format: eBook, 256 pages
Publisher: Villard
On Sale: September 7, 2011
Price: $11.99

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A Song I Knew By Heart
A Novel
Written by Bret Lott


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: May 31, 2005
Price: $13.95

During a cold Massachusetts winter, a tragic car accident leaves a mother childless and her daughter-in-law a widow. Naomi and Ruth are now each other’s only comfort. Naomi lost her own husband eight years ago, and now she has lost her son. Carrying a deep secret in her soul, Naomi decides... Read more >

A Song I Knew by Heart
A Novel
Written by Bret Lott


Format: eBook
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: April 13, 2004
Price: $9.99

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