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DelCorso's Gallery

Written by Philip Caputo


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 14, 2001
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-72509-8 (0-375-72509-1)

A classic novel of Vietnam and its aftermath from Philip Caputo, whose Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir A Rumor of War is widely considered among the best ever written about the experience of war.

At thirty-three, Nick DelCorso is an award-winning war photographer who has seen action and dodged bullets all over the world–most... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Exiles

Written by Philip Caputo


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 26, 1998
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-76838-8 (0-679-76838-6)

With Exiles, his first collection of shorter fiction, the author of the universally acclaimed, best-selling memoir A Rumor of War ("It will make the strongest among us weep,"  wrote John Gregory Dunne) sends the reader on a tripartite adventure.

First to suburban Connecticut, where a young blue-collar man on the way to... Read more >
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Horn of Africa
A Novel
Written by Philip Caputo


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 5, 2002
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-72511-1 (0-375-72511-3)

Pulitzer Prize—winner Philip Caputo spins a gut-leveling story about a broken man’s struggle for salvation and inner freedom in the midst of a broken nation’s fight for stability and peace.

When Vietnam veteran and foreign correspondent Charlie Gage realizes he’s been coerced into becoming a mercenary in a guerilla war, he... Read more >
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Indian Country

Written by Philip Caputo


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 9, 2004
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-72510-4 (0-375-72510-5)

For Vietnam veteran Christian Starkmann, the war did not end with his return home. It goes on, in his memories and dreams, affecting his life and those around him, especially his wife, June, whose story this is as much as it her husband’s.

“Indian Country,” a term used to designate hostile... Read more >
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The Voyage
A Novel
Written by Philip Caputo


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 14, 2000
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-76839-5 (0-679-76839-4)

In the tradition of great seafaring adventures, The Voyage is an intricately plotted, superbly detailed, and gripping story of adventure and courage. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Philip Caputo has written a timeless novel about the dangerous reverberating effects of long held family secrets.

On a June morning in 1901, Cyrus Braithwaite orders his... Read more >
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Across the Endless River

Written by Thad Carhart


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 19, 2010
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-7679-3173-1 (0-7679-3173-4)

Born in 1805 on the Lewis and Clark expedition, Jean-Baptiste Charbonneau is the son of Sacagawea and Toussaint Charbonneau. He is raised both as William Clark’s ward in St. Louis and by his parents among the villages of the Mandan tribe on the far northern reaches of the Missouri river. In... Read more >
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Eleven Days

Written by Lea Carpenter


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 11, 2014
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-95103-8 (0-307-95103-0)

An NPR Great Read of 2013

This stunning debut novel opens in May 2011, when Sara’s son, Jason, has been missing for nine days following a Special Operations Forces mission that took place the same night as the bin Laden raid. Knowing nothing more about Jason’s fate than the reporters camped out... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Eleven Days

Written by Lea Carpenter


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: June 18, 2013
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-96070-2 (0-307-96070-6)

Powerful and lean, Eleven Days is an astonishing first novel full of suspense that addresses our most basic questions about war as it tells of the love between a mother and her son. When the story opens on May 11, 2011, Sara’s son, Jason, has been missing for nine days from... Read more >
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Loosing My Espanish

Written by H.G. Carrillo


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 18, 2005
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7814-1 (1-4000-7814-8)

Oscar Delossantos is about to lose his job as a teacher at a Jesuit high school in Chicago. Rather than go quietly, he embarks on a valiant last history lesson that chronicles the flight from Cuba of his makeshift extended family.Evoking the struggle between nostalgia and the realities of the Cuban... Read more >
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Back Channel
A novel
Written by Stephen L. Carter


Format: Hardcover, 464 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: July 29, 2014
Price: $27.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-34960-4 (0-385-34960-2)

October 1962. The Soviet Union has smuggled missiles into Cuba. Kennedy and Khrushchev are in the midst of a military face-off that could lead to nuclear conflagration. Warships and submarines are on the move. Planes are in the air. Troops are at the ready. Both leaders are surrounded by advisers clamoring... Read more >
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The Emperor of Ocean Park

Written by Stephen L. Carter


Format: Trade Paperback, 672 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 27, 2003
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-71292-0 (0-375-71292-5)

Winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Fiction
In his triumphant fictional debut, Stephen Carter combines a large-scale, riveting novel of suspense with the saga of a unique family. The Emperor of Ocean Park is set in two privileged worlds: the upper crust African American society of the Eastern seabord—families who summer... Read more >

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The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln

Written by Stephen L. Carter


Format: Trade Paperback, 688 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 9, 2013
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-47448-3 (0-307-47448-8)

From the author of the bestsellers The Emperor of Ocean Park and New England White, an electrifying and provocative historical novel set in an alternate history in which Abraham Lincoln survives assassination at Ford’s Theatre on April 14, 1865. In this gripping legal and political thriller, Stephen L. Carter imagines what... Read more >
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Jericho's Fall

Written by Stephen L. Carter


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 1, 2010
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-47447-6 (0-307-47447-X)

A riveting spy thriller, Jericho's Fall is the spellbinding story of a young woman running for her life from shadowy government forces.

In a secluded mountain retreat, Jericho Ainsley, former CIA director and former secretary of defense, is dying of cancer. To his bedside he has called Rebecca DeForde, a young, single... Read more >
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New England White

Written by Stephen L. Carter


Format: Trade Paperback, 640 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 27, 2008
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-71291-3 (0-375-71291-7)

The eagerly awaited, electrifying new novel from the author of The Emperor of Ocean Park (“Among the most remarkable fiction debuts in recent years . . . A rip-roaring entertainment”—The Boston Globe).

When The Emperor of Ocean Park was published, Time Out declared: “Carter does for members of the contemporary black upper... Read more >

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Palace Council

Written by Stephen L. Carter


Format: Trade Paperback, 592 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 16, 2009
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-38596-3 (0-307-38596-5)

Bestselling author Stephen L. Carter delivers a gripping political thriller set against the backdrop of Watergate, Vietnam, and the Nixon White House.

Philmont Castle is a man who has it all: wealth, respect, and connections. He's the last person you'd expect to fall prey to a murderer, but then his body is... Read more >

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Call If You Need Me
The Uncollected Fiction and Other Prose
Written by Raymond Carver


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 9, 2001
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-72628-6 (0-375-72628-4)

A VINTAGE CONTEMPORARIES ORIGINAL

A literary event: Raymond Carver’s complete uncollected fiction and nonfiction, including the recently discovered “last” stories, found a decade after Carver’s death and published here in book form for the first time.

Call If You Need Me includes all of the prose previously collected in No Heroics, Please, four... Read more >

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Cathedral

Written by Raymond Carver


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 18, 1989
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-72369-1 (0-679-72369-2)

"A dozen stories that overflow with the danger, excitement, mystery and possibility of life...Carver is a writer of astonishing compassion and honesty...his eye set only on describing and revealing the world as he sees it. His eye is so clear, it almost breaks your heart."--Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post Book World

"Cathedral contains... Read more >

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Fires
Essays, Poems, Stories
Written by Raymond Carver


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 18, 1989
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-72239-7 (0-679-72239-4)

More than sixty stories, poems, and essays are included in this wide-ranging collection by the gifted and versatile Raymond Carver.

Essays include:
My Father's Life
On Writing
Fires
John Gardner: The Writer as Teacher

Poems include:
Drinking While Driving
Luck
Distress Sale
Bankruptcy
Alcohol
Looking For Work
You Don't Know What Love Is

Stories include:
Distance
The Lie
The Cabin
Harry's Death
The Pheasant
Where Is Everyone?
So Much Water So... Read more >

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Short Cuts
Selected Stories
Written by Raymond Carver
Introduction by Robert Altman


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 14, 1993
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-74864-9 (0-679-74864-4)

The nine stories and one poem collected in this volume form the basis for an astonishingly original new film of the same title, directed by Robert Altman. These now-classic stories, when read together, form a searing and indelible portrait of American innocence and loss. With deadpan humor and enormous tenderness, Short... Read more >

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Love
Stories
Written by Raymond Carver


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 18, 1989
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-72305-9 (0-679-72305-6)

In his second collection of stories, as in his first, Carver's characters are peripheral people--people without education, insight or prospects, people too unimaginative to even give up. Carver celebrates these men and women. Read more >

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Where I'm Calling From
Selected Stories
Written by Raymond Carver


Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 18, 1989
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-72231-1 (0-679-72231-9)

A major collection of Carver's short stories, including seven new stories written shortly before the author's death in 1988. Read more >

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Will You Please Be Quiet, Please?
Stories
Written by Raymond Carver


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 9, 1992
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-73569-4 (0-679-73569-0)

With his first collection of stories, Raymond Carver breathed new life into the American short story. Here, Carver shows us the humor and tragedy that dwell in the hearts of ordinary people; his stories are classics of our time.

"The whole collection is a knockout. Few writers can match Raymond Carver's entwining... Read more >

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Compass Rose

Written by John Casey


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 4, 2011
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70913-5 (0-375-70913-4)

A Providence Journal Best Book of the Year
A Seattle Times Best Book of the Year

John Casey follows up his National Book Award-winning novel Spartina with an extraordinary return to the marshes of Rhode Island’s South County.

Elsie Buttrick, the prodigal daughter of Sawtooth Point, has just given birth to Rose... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Half-life of Happiness

Written by John Casey


Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 10, 1999
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70608-0 (0-375-70608-9)

In The Half-life of Happiness, National Book Award winner John Casey brings us the meltdown of a marriage set against the backdrop of a gloriously awful congressional campaign.  Charlottesville, Virginia, 1978: Mike is a successful forty-something lawyer, a onetime congressional staffer who's had it with Washington; Joss, his wife, is a filmmaker... Read more >

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Spartina

Written by John Casey


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 28, 1998
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70268-6 (0-375-70268-7)

Winner of the 1989 National Book Award

A classic tale of a man, a boat, and a storm, Spartina is the lyrical and compassionate story of Dick Pierce, a commercial fisherman along the shores of Rhode Island's Narragansett Bay.  A kind, sensitive, family man, he is also prone to irascible outbursts against the... Read more >
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