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Jayne Anne Phillips
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Jayne Anne Phillips was born in Buckhannon, West Virginia. She is the author of four novels, Lark and Termite (2008), MotherKind (2000), Shelter (1994) and Machine Dreams (1984), and two collections of widely anthologized stories, Fast Lanes (1987) and Black Tickets (1979). She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, and a Bunting Fellowship. She has been awarded the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction (1980) and an Academy Award in Literature (1997) by the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Her work has been translated into twelve languages, and has appeared in Granta, Harper’s... Read More

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Black Tickets
Stories
Written by Jayne Anne Phillips


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 11, 2001
Price: $15.00

Jayne Anne Phillips’s reputation-making debut collection paved the way for a new generation of writers. Raved about by reviewers and embraced by the likes of Raymond Carver, Frank Conroy, Annie Dillard, and Nadine Gordimer, Black Tickets now stands as a classic.

With an uncanny ability to depict the lives of men and... Read more >
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Black Tickets
Stories
Written by Jayne Anne Phillips


Format: eBook, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 16, 2011
Price: $11.99

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Fast Lanes

Written by Jayne Anne Phillips


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 9, 2000
Price: $11.00

Jayne Anne Phillips has always been a master of portraiture, both in her widely acclaimed novels and in her short fiction. The stories in Fast Lanes demonstrated the breadth of her talent in a tour de force of voices, offering elegantly rendered views into the lives of characters torn between the... Read more >
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Fast Lanes

Written by Jayne Anne Phillips


Format: eBook, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 2, 2011
Price: $7.99

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Lark and Termite

Written by Jayne Anne Phillips


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 12, 2010
Price: $14.95

A rich, wonderfully alive novel from one of our most admired and best-loved writers, her first book in nine years. Lark and Termite is set during the 1950s in West Virginia and Korea. It is a story of the power of loss and love, the echoing ramifications of war, family secrets... Read more >
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Lark and Termite

Written by Jayne Anne Phillips


Format: eBook, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 6, 2009
Price: $11.99

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Machine Dreams

Written by Jayne Anne Phillips


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 9, 1999
Price: $14.95

Machine Dreams, is in its wisdom and its compassionate, utterly unsentimental rendering of the American condition, will rank as one of the great books of [the] decade. Jayne Anne Phillips is a blessing.”—Robert Stone

In her highly acclaimed debut novel, the bestselling author of Shelter introduces the Hampsons, an ordinary, small-town American... Read more >
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Machine Dreams

Written by Jayne Anne Phillips


Format: eBook, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 9, 2011
Price: $11.99

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MotherKind
A Novel
Written by Jayne Anne Phillips


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 13, 2001
Price: $13.00

A major new novel that depicts the challenges of family life with contemporary force and timeless grace, from the acclaimed author of Machine Dreams and Shelter.

Formerly free-spirited, unattached Kate enters into roles of enormous responsibility: as she takes the first steps into a new marriage complete with her own beloved... Read more >

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Shelter
A Novel
Written by Jayne Anne Phillips


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 3, 2002
Price: $16.95

In a West Virginia forest in 1963, a group of children at summer camp enter a foreboding Eden and experience an unexpected rite of passage. Shelter is an astonishing portrayal of an American loss of innocence as witnessed by a mysterious drifter named Parson, two young sisters, Lenny and Alma, and... Read more >
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