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Blake Bailey
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Blake Bailey is the author of Farther & Wilder: The Lost Weekends and Literary Dreams of Charles Jackson. His other books include A Tragic Honesty: The Life and Work of Richard Yates, finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and Cheever: A Life, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Francis Parkman Prize, and finalist for the Pulitzer and James Tait Black Memorial Prize. He edited a two-volume edition of Cheever’s work for The Library of America, and in 2010 received an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He lives in Virginia with his wife and daughter.

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Cheever
A Life
Written by Blake Bailey


Format: Trade Paperback, 816 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 9, 2010
Price: $16.95

John Cheever spent much of his career impersonating a perfect suburban gentleman, the better to become one of the foremost chroniclers of postwar America. Written with unprecedented access to essential sources—including Cheever’s massive journal, only a fraction of which has ever been published—Bailey’s Cheever is a stunning example of the biographer’s... Read more >
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Cheever

Written by Blake Bailey


Format: eBook, 736 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 10, 2009
Price: $13.99

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Farther and Wilder
The Lost Weekends and Literary Dreams of Charles Jackson
Written by Blake Bailey


Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 3, 2013
Price: $17.95

Charles Jackson’s novel The Lost Weekend—the story of five disastrous days in the life of an alcoholic—was published in 1944 to triumphant success. Although he tried to escape its legacy, Jackson is often remembered only as the author of this thinly veiled autobiography. In Farther & Wilder, the award-winning biographer of... Read more >
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Farther and Wilder
The Lost Weekends and Literary Dreams of Charles Jackson
Written by Blake Bailey


Format: eBook, 496 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: March 19, 2013
Price: $13.99

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The Lost Weekend

Written by Charles Jackson
Introduction by Blake Bailey


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 12, 2013
Price: $15.00

The classic tale of one man’s struggle with alcoholism, this revolutionary novel remains Charles Jackson’s best-known book—a daring autobiographical work that paved the way for contemporary addiction literature.

It is 1936, and on the East Side of Manhattan, a would-be writer named Don Birnam decides to have a drink. And then another... Read more >
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The Lost Weekend

Written by Charles Jackson
Introduction by Blake Bailey


Format: eBook, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 12, 2013
Price: $11.99

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The Sunnier Side and Other Stories

Written by Charles Jackson
Introduction by Blake Bailey


Format: eBook, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 12, 2013
Price: $11.99

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The Sunnier Side and Other Stories

Written by Charles Jackson
Introduction by Blake Bailey


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 12, 2013
Price: $15.00

A masterful collection of short stories exposing the seamy undercurrents of small-town American life from Charles Jackson, celebrated author of The Lost Weekend.

A selection of Jackson’s finest tales, The Sunnier Side and Other Stories explores the trials of adolescence in America during the tumultuous years of the early twentieth century. Set... Read more >
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