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Ethan Canin
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Ethan Canin is the author of six books, including the story collections Emperor of the Air and The Palace Thief and the novels For Kings and Planets and Carry Me Across the Water. He is on the faculty of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and divides his time between Iowa and northern Michigan. He is also a physician.

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America America
A Novel
Written by Ethan Canin


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: May 19, 2009
Price: $15.00

In the early 1970s, Corey Sifter, the son of working-class parents, becomes a yard boy on the grand estate of the powerful Metarey family. Soon, through the family’s generosity, he is a student at a private boarding school and an aide to the great New York senator Henry Bonwiller, who is... Read more >
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America America
A Novel
Written by Ethan Canin


Format: eBook
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: June 24, 2008
Price: $11.99

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Carry Me Across the Water
A Novel
Written by Ethan Canin


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: May 14, 2002
Price: $15.00

Breathtaking in its suspense and beauty, Carry Me Across the Water is the story of a man’s turbulent journey, with his family, through the central years of the twentieth century. Young August Kleinman escapes from Nazi Germany to America, where his mother’s words—“Take the advice of no one”—fate him to a... Read more >
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Carry Me Across the Water
A Novel
Written by Ethan Canin


Format: eBook
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: July 3, 2001
Price: $11.99

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For Kings and Planets
A Novel
Written by Ethan Canin


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: March 9, 2010
Price: $15.00

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For Kings and Planets
A Novel
Written by Ethan Canin


Format: eBook, 352 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: March 6, 2013
Price: $11.99

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The Palace Thief
Stories
Written by Ethan Canin


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: August 8, 2006
Price: $15.00

“Extraordinary for its craft and emotional effect . . . [Ethan Canin is] a writer of enormous talent and charm.”
The Washington Post

“Character is destiny,” wrote Heraclitus–and in this collection of four unforgettable stories, we meet people struggling to understand themselves and the unexpected turns their lives have taken.

In “Accountant,” a quintessential... Read more >
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The Palace Thief
Stories
Written by Ethan Canin


Format: eBook, 224 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: March 6, 2013
Price: $11.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.
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