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Anita Brookner
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Anita Brookner was born in London and, apart from several years in Paris, has lived there ever since. She trained as an art historian and taught at the Courtauld Institute of Art until 1988. Strangers is her twenty-fourth novel.

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Altered States

Written by Anita Brookner


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 12, 1998
Price: $12.00

Standing on a railway platform in a Swiss resort town, sensibly clad in his Burberry raincoat and walking shoes, a man thinks he may be looking at the woman for whom he ruined his life many years earlier. Alan Sherwood, a quiet English solicitor, remembers back to a time when he... Read more >
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Altered States

Written by Anita Brookner


Format: eBook, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 1, 2012
Price: $8.99

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The Bay of Angels

Written by Anita Brookner


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 9, 2002
Price: $15.00

“If Henry James were around, the only writer he’d be reading with complete approval would be Anita Brookner.”—New York Times Book Review


Despite growing up with a widowed and reclusive mother, young Zoë Cunningham retains an unshakable faith in storybook happy endings. When her mother, Anne, finally decides to remarry, Zoë is... Read more >
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The Bay of Angels
A Novel
Written by Anita Brookner


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 13, 2002
Price: $11.99

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Brief Lives

Written by Anita Brookner


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 7, 1992
Price: $15.95

With this novel, Booker Prize-winning author Anita Brookner confirms her reputation as an unparalleled observer of social nuance and deeply felt longings. Brief Lives chronicles an unlikely friendship: that between the flamboyant, monstrously egocentric Julia and the modest, self-effacing Fay, who is at once fascinated and appalled by Julia's excesses. Thrust... Read more >
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Brief Lives

Written by Anita Brookner


Format: eBook, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 1, 2012
Price: $11.99

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A Closed Eye

Written by Anita Brookner


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 4, 1993
Price: $15.95

In A Closed Eye, Anita Brookner explores, with compassionate insight and stylistic brilliance, the self-inflicted paradoxes in the life of Harriet Lytton, a woman whose powers of submissiveness and self-denial are suddenly tested by the dizzying prospect of sexual awakening. In Harriers gallant struggle with the single great temptation that comes... Read more >
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A Closed Eye

Written by Anita Brookner


Format: eBook, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 15, 2012
Price: $11.99

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The Debut

Written by Anita Brookner


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 19, 1990
Price: $15.00

Since childhood Ruth Weiss has been escaping from life into books, and from the hothouse attentions of her tyrannical and eccentric parents into the gentler warmth of lovers and friends. Now Dr. Weiss, at forty, a quiet scholar devoted to the study of Balzac, is convinced that her life has been... Read more >

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Dolly

Written by Anita Brookner


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 15, 1995
Price: $15.00

n her superbly accomplished new novel, Anita Brookner proves that she is our mast profound observer of women's lives, posing questions about feminine identity and desire with a stylishness that conveys an almost sensual pleasure. From the moment Jane Manning first meets her aunt Dolly, she is both fascinated and appalled... Read more >
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Dolly

Written by Anita Brookner


Format: eBook, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 8, 2012
Price: $11.99

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Falling Slowly

Written by Anita Brookner


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 4, 2000
Price: $15.00

In Falling Slowly, Anita Brookner brilliantly evokes the origins, nature, and consequences of human isolation. As middle age settles upon the Sharpe sisters, regret over chances not taken casts a shadow over their contented existence. Beatrice, a talented if uninspired pianist, gives up performing, a decision motivated by stiffening joints and... Read more >
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Falling Slowly

Written by Anita Brookner


Format: eBook, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 8, 2012
Price: $11.99

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Family and Friends

Written by Anita Brookner


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 12, 1998
Price: $15.00

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Family and Friends

Written by Anita Brookner


Format: eBook, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 8, 2012
Price: $11.99

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Fraud

Written by Anita Brookner


Format: Trade Paperback, 268 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 13, 1994
Price: $15.95

At the heart of Anita Brookner's novel lies a double mystery: What has happened to Anna Durrant, a solitary woman of a certain age who has disappeared from her London flat? And why has it taken four months for anyone to notice? As Brookner reconstructs Anna's life and character through the... Read more >
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Fraud

Written by Anita Brookner


Format: eBook, 268 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 25, 2012
Price: $11.99

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A Friend from England

Written by Anita Brookner


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 12, 2005
Price: $15.00

In one of her most delicate and suspenseful novels to date, Anita Brookner brings us an exquisite story of friendship and duty. Rachel Kennedy and Oscar Livingston were not precisely friends or family. Rachel had been acquanted with Oscar for some time, first as her father’s accountant, and then as her... Read more >
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A Friend from England

Written by Anita Brookner


Format: eBook, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 25, 2012
Price: $11.99

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Hotel Du Lac

Written by Anita Brookner


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 3, 1995
Price: $14.95

In the novel that won her the Booker Prize and established her international reputation, Anita Brookner finds a new vocabulary for framing the eternal question "Why love?" It tells the story of Edith Hope, who writes romance novels under a psudonym. When her life begins to resemble the plots of her... Read more >
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Hotel Du Lac

Written by Anita Brookner


Format: eBook, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 25, 2012
Price: $11.99

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Incidents in the Rue Laugier

Written by Anita Brookner


Format: eBook, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 8, 2012
Price: $11.99

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Incidents in the Rue Laugier

Written by Anita Brookner


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 14, 1997
Price: $15.00

Maud Gonthier yearns for an escape from the cocoon of the bourgeois modesty. The splendid, caddish David Tyler appears to offer one. In this stylish, deeply knowing novel by the author of Hotel du Lac, Maud's seduction creates a chemistry of longing, sensuality, and betrayal—with a surprising climax. Read more >
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Latecomers

Written by Anita Brookner


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 19, 1990
Price: $15.00

In Latecomers the author of the bestselling Hotel Du Lac extends her range to produce a glowing masterpiece about the ambiguous pleasures of friendship and domesticity. Hartmann and Fibich are "latecomers" to England, brought over as children from Nazi Germany. No two men could be more dissimilar: Hartmann is an expansive... Read more >
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Latecomers

Written by Anita Brookner


Format: eBook, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 1, 2012
Price: $11.99

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