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Mona Simpson
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Mona Simpson is the author of Anywhere But Here, The Lost Father, A Regular Guy, Off Keck Road, and My HollywoodOff Keck Road won the Heartland Prize from the Chicago Tribune and was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. She has received a Whiting Writers’ Award, a Guggenheim grant, a Lila Wallace Readers Digest Writers’ Award, and, recently, a Literature Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Simpson is on the faculty at UCLA and also teaches at Bard College.

www.monasimpson.com

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Anywhere but Here

Written by Mona Simpson


Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 15, 1992
Price: $15.95

Anywhere But Here is a moving, often comic portrait of wise child Ann August and her mother, Adele, a larger-than-life American dreamer. As they travel through the landscape of their often conflicting ambitions, Ann and Adele bring to life a novel that is a brilliant exploration of the perennial urge to... Read more >
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Anywhere but Here

Written by Mona Simpson


Format: eBook, 544 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 25, 2011
Price: $11.99

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Casebook

Written by Mona Simpson


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 3, 2015
Price: $15.95

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Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Casebook
A novel
Written by Mona Simpson


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: April 15, 2014
Price: $25.95

From the acclaimed and award-winning author of Anywhere But Here and My Hollywood, a powerful new novel about a young boy’s quest to uncover the mysteries of his unraveling family. What he discovers turns out to be what he least wants to know: the inner workings of his parents’ lives. And... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

Casebook
A novel
Written by Mona Simpson


Format: eBook, 336 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: April 15, 2014
Price: $13.99

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Also available as a hardcover and a trade paperback.

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The Lost Father

Written by Mona Simpson


Format: Trade Paperback, 524 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 11, 1993
Price: $15.95

In her highly acclaimed first novel, Anywhere But Here, Simpson created one of the most astute yet vulnerable heroines in contemporary fiction. Now Mayan Atassi--once Mayan Stevenson--returns in an immensely powerful novel about love and lovelessness, fathers and fatherlessness, and the loyalties that shape us even when they threaten to destroy... Read more >
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The Lost Father

Written by Mona Simpson


Format: eBook, 524 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 10, 2011
Price: $11.99

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My Hollywood

Written by Mona Simpson


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 9, 2011
Price: $15.95

Claire, a composer and a new mother, has moved to Los Angeles so that her husband can follow his passion for writing television comedy. Suddenly the marriage—once a genuine 50/50 arrangement—changes, with Paul working late and Claire left at home with baby William, whom she adores but has no idea how... Read more >
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My Hollywood

Written by Mona Simpson


Format: eBook, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 3, 2010
Price: $11.99

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Off Keck Road
A Novella
Written by Mona Simpson


Format: Trade Paperback, 180 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 11, 2001
Price: $14.95

In this flawless novella, Mona Simpson turns her powers of observation toward characters who, unlike Ann and Adele August in her bestselling Anywhere but Here, choose to stay rather than go.

As a high school student in Green Bay, Bea Maxwell raised money for good causes; later, she became a successful... Read more >
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Off Keck Road

Written by Mona Simpson


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 16, 2001
Price: $11.99

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A Regular Guy

Written by Mona Simpson


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 15, 1997
Price: $16.00

Mona Simpson's first two novels, Anywhere But Here and The Lost Father, won her literary renown and a wide following. Now, in her third novel, the narrator Ann Atassi has been replaced by a third-person narrator recounting the adventures of young Jane di Natali, but the theme remains the same: the... Read more >
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A Regular Guy

Written by Mona Simpson


Format: eBook, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 11, 2011
Price: $11.99

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Anna Karenina

Written by Leo Tolstoy
Revised by Leonard J. Kent and Nina Berberova
Translated by Constance Garnett
Introduction by Mona Simpson


Format: Trade Paperback, 976 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: October 10, 2000
Price: $12.00

Considered by some to be the greatest novel ever written, Anna Karenina is Tolstoy's classic tale of love and adultery set against the backdrop of high society in Moscow and Saint Petersburg. A rich and complex masterpiece, the novel charts the disastrous course of a love affair between Anna, a beautiful... Read more >
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