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Jayne Anne Phillips

Jayne Anne Phillips was born in Buckhannon, West Virginia. She is the author of four novels, Lark and Termite (2008), MotherKind (2000), Shelter (1994) and Machine Dreams (1984), and two collections of widely anthologized stories, Fast Lanes (1987) and Black Tickets (1979). She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, and a Bunting Fellowship. She has been awarded the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction (1980) and an Academy Award in Literature (1997) by the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Her work has been translated into twelve languages, and has appeared in Granta, Harper’s... Read More

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Black Tickets
Written by Jayne Anne Phillips
Vintage | Trade Paperback | September 2001
$15.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-72735-1 (0-375-72735-3)

Jayne Anne Phillips's reputation-making debut collection paved the way for a new generation of writers. Raved about by reviewers and embraced by the likes of Raymond Carver, Frank Conroy, Annie Dillard, and Nadine Gordimer, Black Tickets now stands as a classic.

With an uncanny ability to depict the lives of men and... Read more

Fast Lanes
Written by Jayne Anne Phillips
Vintage | Trade Paperback | May 2000
$14.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-70284-6 (0-375-70284-9)

Jayne Anne Phillips has always been a master of portraiture, both in her widely acclaimed novels and in her short fiction.  The stories in Fast Lanes demonstrated the breadth of her talent in a tour de force of voices, offering elegantly rendered views into the lives of characters torn between the liberation... Read more

Lark and Termite
Written by Jayne Anne Phillips
Vintage | Trade Paperback | January 2010
$16.00/22.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-70193-1 (0-375-70193-1)

National Bestseller
New York Times Notable Book
Chicago Tribune, Christian Science Monitor, The Washington Post and Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year

Lark and Termite
is a rich, wonderfully alive novel about seventeen year old Lark and her brother, Termite, living in West Virginia in the 1950s. Their mother... Read more

Machine Dreams
Written by Jayne Anne Phillips
Vintage | Trade Paperback | November 1999
$14.95/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-70525-0 (0-375-70525-2)

In her highly acclaimed debut novel, the bestselling author of Shelter introduces the Hampsons, an ordinary, small-town American family profoundly affected by the extraordinary events of history. Here is a stunning chronicle that begins with the Depression and ends with the Vietnam War, revealed in the thoughts, dreams, and memories of...

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Written by Jayne Anne Phillips
Vintage | Trade Paperback | March 2001
$13.00/20.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-70192-4 (0-375-70192-3)

A major new novel that depicts the challenges of family life with contemporary force and timeless grace, from the acclaimed author of Machine Dreams and Shelter.

Formerly free-spirited, unattached Kate enters into roles of enormous responsibility: as she takes the first steps into a new marriage complete with her own beloved... Read more

Written by Jayne Anne Phillips
Vintage | Trade Paperback | December 2002
$16.95/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-375-72739-9 (0-375-72739-6)

In a West Virginia forest in 1963, a group of children at summer camp enter a foreboding Eden and experience an unexpected rite of passage. Shelter is an astonishing portrayal of an American loss of innocence as witnessed by a mysterious drifter named Parson, two young sisters, Lenny and Alma, and... Read more

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Written by Mark Twain, Afterword by Jayne Anne Phillips, Introduction by Padgett Powell
Signet | Paperback | May 2008
$5.95/6.99(Canada) | 978-0-451-53094-3 (0-451-53094-2)

Rich in color and humor, this great novel follows the adventures of Huckleberry Finn and vividly recreates the world, the people, and the language that Mark Twain knew and loved from his own years on the frontier of the Mississippi.

He has no mother, his father is a brutal drunkard, and he... Read more