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A. L. Kennedy

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A. L. Kennedy has published six novels, two books of nonfiction, and three previous collections of short stories. She has twice been selected as one of Granta’s Best Young British Novelists and has won a number of prizes, including the Costa Book of the Year Award (2007), the Somerset Maugham Award, the Encore Award, and the Saltire Scottish Book of the Year Award. She lives in Glasgow and is a part-time lecturer in creative writing at the University of St. Andrews.

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Day

Written by A. L. Kennedy


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 10, 2009
Price: $14.95

Alfie Day, RAF airman and former World War II POW, never expected to survive the war. Now, five years later and more alone than ever, Alfie finds himself drawn to unearth those strange, passionate days by working as an extra on a POW film. What he will discover on the set... Read more >
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Day

Written by A. L. Kennedy


Format: eBook, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 8, 2008
Price: $11.99

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Everything You Need
A Novel
Written by A. L. Kennedy


Format: Trade Paperback, 560 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 9, 2002
Price: $17.95

From the prodigiously talented A. L. Kennedy comes a flamboyantly stylish and fiercely emotional novel about fathers and daughters, creation and self-destruction, and love’s paradoxical power to heal its most devastated victims. One such victim is Nathan Staples, a writer whose hilarious contempt for humanity is surpassed only by his corrosive... Read more >
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Everything You Need
A Novel
Written by A. L. Kennedy


Format: eBook, 560 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $13.99

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Indelible Acts
Stories
Written by A. L. Kennedy


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 10, 2004
Price: $12.00

The love story (as well as the story of love lost, obsessed over, or longed for) gets a complete and thrilling renovation at the hands of the most virtuosic literary stylist to appear in the British Isles since Jeanette Winterson. A. L. Kennedy’s men and women huddle in foreign hotel rooms... Read more >
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Indelible Acts
Stories
Written by A. L. Kennedy


Format: eBook, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $9.99

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On Bullfighting

Written by A. L. Kennedy


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 20, 2001
Price: $14.00

An Anchor Books Original

One day, on the brink of despair and contemplating her own mortality, novelist A. L. Kennedy is offered an assignment she can’t refuse–an opportunity to travel to Spain and cover a sport that represents the ultimate confrontation with death: bullfighting.

The result is this remarkable book, which takes Kennedy... Read more >

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Original Bliss

Written by A. L. Kennedy


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 25, 2000
Price: $13.00

"Kennedy is a world class writer."--The New York Times Book Review

A brilliant American debut from one of Scotland's most acclaimed writers, named by Granta as one of the Twenty Best Young British Novelists.

Emotionally numb, crippled with insomnia, and caught in a frightening, abusive marriage, Helen Brindle believes that God has recently... Read more >
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Original Bliss

Written by A. L. Kennedy


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $9.99

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Paradise

Written by A. L. Kennedy


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 14, 2006
Price: $14.00

From one of Britain’s most acclaimed novelists, a comic but terrifying love story about two alcoholics alternately battling and embracing their addiction, and each other.

Everything in Hannah Luckraft’s life is tinted amber: her dreary job selling cardboard boxes; her strained relations with a beloved younger brother, who is about to give... Read more >
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Paradise

Written by A. L. Kennedy


Format: eBook, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $9.99

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So I Am Glad
A Novel
Written by A. L. Kennedy


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 9, 2001
Price: $17.00

The ferociously talented author of Original Bliss and On Bullfighting offers this haunting tale of two forlorn people who find in each other a hope and love as genuine and original as this marvelous book in which they come to life.

M. Jennifer Wilson is a mid-thirties radio announcer living in... Read more >
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So I Am Glad
A Novel
Written by A. L. Kennedy


Format: eBook, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $12.99

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What Becomes

Written by A. L. Kennedy


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 5, 2011
Price: $15.00

A New York Times Notable Book
A San Francisco Chroncile Book of the Year


Twice selected for Granta’s list of Best Young British Novelists and winner of the Costa Book Award, A. L. Kennedy returns with a not-to-be-missed addition to the canon of one of this generation’s most unique and inventive... Read more >
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What Becomes

Written by A. L. Kennedy


Format: eBook, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 6, 2010
Price: $11.99

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