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Jay Parini
Jay Parini

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Jay Parini is a poet, biographer, and critic who has published seven novels, most notably The Last Station, which was made into an Academy Award-nominated film in 2009 and translated into over twenty-five languages. He is the D. E. Axinn Professor of English and Creative Writing at Middlebury College, and the author of Promised Land: Thirteen Books that Changed America.

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The Last Station
A Novel of Tolstoy's Final Year
Written by Jay Parini


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: November 10, 2009
Price: $16.00

Set in the last tumultuous years of Leo Tolstoy's life, The Last Station centers on the battle for his soul waged by his wife, Sofya Andreyevna, and his leading disciple, Vladimir Cherkov.

Torn between his professed doctrine of poverty and chastity and the reality of his enormous wealth, his thirteen children... Read more >
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The Last Station

Written by Jay Parini


Format: eBook
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: February 2, 2010
Price: $11.99

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Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and a trade paperback.

The Passages of H. M.
A Novel of Herman Melville
Written by Jay Parini


Format: eBook, 352 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: November 2, 2010
Price: $13.99

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The Passages of H.M.
A Novel of Herman Melville
Written by Jay Parini


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: November 1, 2011
Price: $16.95

With the same masterly touch that made The Last Station so powerful, Jay Parini penetrates the mind and soul of another literary titan.

Through the eyes of his long-suffering wife, Lizzie, we are introduced to an aging, angry, and drunken Herman Melville. He is decades past his flourishing career as a writer... Read more >

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Promised Land
Thirteen Books That Changed America
Written by Jay Parini


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 12, 2010
Price: $16.95

“These thirteen books must be seen as representative, not definitive, works. They are nodal points, places where vast areas of thought and feeling gathered and dispersed, creating a nation as various and vibrant as the United States, which must be considered one of the most successful nation-states in modern history, and... Read more >
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Promised Land
Thirteen Books That Changed America
Written by Jay Parini


Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: November 11, 2008
Price: $14.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.

The Selected Essays of Gore Vidal

Written by Gore Vidal
Edited by Jay Parini


Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 17, 2008
Price: $13.99

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