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Frank Conroy

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FRANK CONROY is the longtime director of the prestigious Iowa Writers' Workshop. He is the author of Stop-Time, Midair, Body & Soul, and Dogs Bark, but the Caravan Rolls On.

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Body and Soul

Written by Frank Conroy


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Delta
On Sale: June 8, 1998
Price: $16.00

In the dim light of a basement apartment, six-year-old Claude Rawlings sits at an old white piano, picking out the sounds he has heard on the radio and shutting out the reality of his lonely world.

The setting is 1940s New York, a city that is "long gone, replaced by another city... Read more >

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Time and Tide
A Walk Through Nantucket
Written by Frank Conroy


Format: Hardcover, 144 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: April 6, 2004
Price: $16.00

Frank Conroy first visited Nantucket with a gang of college friends in 1955. They came on a whim, and for Conroy it was the beginning of a lifelong love affair with this "small, relaxed oasis in the ocean." This book, part travel diary, part memoir, is a hauntingly evocative and personal... Read more >

Time and Tide
A Walk Through Nantucket
Written by Frank Conroy


Format: eBook, 144 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Written by Mark Twain
Introduction by Frank Conroy


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: March 13, 2001
Price: $8.00

This irresistible tale of the adventures of two friends growing up in frontier America is one of Mark Twain's most popular novels. The farcical, colorful, and poignant escapades of Tom and his friend Huckleberry Finn brilliantly depict the humor and pathos of growing up on the geographic and cultural rim of... Read more >
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