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Ann Beattie


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Another You
Written by Ann Beattie
Vintage | Trade Paperback | August 1996
$19.00/28.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-73464-2 (0-679-73464-3)

To her latest novel, Beattie brings the same documentary accuracy and Chekhovian wit and tenderness that have made her one of the most acclaimed portraitists of contemporary American life. Marshall Lockard, a professor at the local college, is contemplating adultery, unaware that his wife is already committing it. Read more






Burning House
Written by Ann Beattie
Vintage | Trade Paperback | August 1995
$19.00/28.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-76500-4 (0-679-76500-X)

The now-classic, utterly unique voice of Ann Beattie is so dry it throws off sparks, her eye endowed with the emotional equivalent of X-ray vision. Her characters are young men and women discovering what it means to be a grown-up in a country that promised them they'd stay young forever. And... Read more






Chilly Scenes of Winter
Written by Ann Beattie
Vintage | Trade Paperback | January 1991
$16.00/19.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-73234-1 (0-679-73234-9)

This is the story of a love-smitten Charles; his friend Sam, the Phi Beta Kappa and former coat salesman; and Charles' mother, who spends a lot of time in the bathtub feeling depressed. Read more






Distortions
Written by Ann Beattie
Vintage | Trade Paperback | January 1991
$19.00/28.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-73235-8 (0-679-73235-7)

Haunting and disturbingly powerful, these stories established Ann Beattie as the most celebrated new voice in American fiction and an absolute master of the short-story form. Beattie captures perfectly the profound longings that came to define an entire generation with insight, compassion, and humor. Read more






Falling in Place
Written by Ann Beattie
Vintage | Trade Paperback | May 1991
$19.00/28.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-73192-4 (0-679-73192-X)

An unsettling novel that traces the faltering orbits of the members of one family from a hidden love triangle to the ten-year-old son whose problem may pull everyone down. Read more






Love Always
Written by Ann Beattie
Vintage | Trade Paperback | June 1986
$15.00/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-394-74418-6 (0-394-74418-7)

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My Life, Starring Dara Falcon
Written by Ann Beattie
Vintage | Trade Paperback | June 1998
$13.00/(Canada) | 978-0-679-78132-5 (0-679-78132-3)

In her latest novel, the author of Another You combines intensely realistic description and an effortless command of mood to examine the treacherous difference between love and fascination--between what we know about other people and what we think we know.  Dara Falcon is someone other people think they know.  Charismatic and theatrical, she... Read more






Park City
Written by Ann Beattie
Vintage | Trade Paperback | June 1999
$15.00/(Canada) | 978-0-679-78133-2 (0-679-78133-1)

For more than twenty-five years, Ann Beattie's short fiction has held a mirror up to America, portraying its awkwardly welded families, its loosely coupled couples, and much-uprooted children with acuity, humor, and compassion. This triumphant collection includes thirty-six of the finest stories of her career including eight new pieces that have... Read more






Picturing Will
Written by Ann Beattie
Vintage | Trade Paperback | January 1991
$15.00/22.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-73194-8 (0-679-73194-6)

Picturing Will, the widely acclaimed new novel by Ann Beattie, unravels the complexities of a postmodern family. There's Will, a curious five-year-old who listens to the heartbeat of a plant through his toy stethoscope; Jody, his mother, a photographer poised on the threshold of celebrity; Mel, Jody's perfect -- perhaps too... Read more






Secrets & Surprises
Written by Ann Beattie
Vintage | Trade Paperback | May 1991
$16.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-73193-1 (0-679-73193-8)

These fifteen stories by Ann Beattie garnered universal critical acclaim on their first publication, earning Beattie the reputation as the most celebrated new voice in American fiction. Today these stories -- "A Vintage Thunderbird;" "The Lawn Party, " " La Petite Danseuse de Quatorze Ans," to name a few -- seem... Read more






What Was Mine
Written by Ann Beattie
Vintage | Trade Paperback | June 1992
$15.95/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-73903-6 (0-679-73903-3)

A collection of short fiction, twelve works in all, including two never-before-published novellas. Here are disconnected marriages and uneasy reunions, nostalgic reminiscences and sudden epiphanies--a remarkable and moving collage of contemporary lives. Read more





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