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Mona Simpson

Mona Simpson is the author of Anywhere But Here, The Lost Father, A Regular Guy, Off Keck Road, and My HollywoodOff Keck Road won the Heartland Prize from the Chicago Tribune and was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. She has received a Whiting Writers’ Award, a Guggenheim grant, a Lila Wallace Readers Digest Writers’ Award, and, recently, a Literature Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Simpson is on the faculty at UCLA and also teaches at Bard College.

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Anywhere but Here
Written by Mona Simpson
Vintage | Trade Paperback | January 1992
$15.95/19.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-73738-4 (0-679-73738-3)

Anywhere But Here is a moving, often comic portrait of wise child Ann August and her mother, Adele, a larger-than-life American dreamer. As they travel through the landscape of their often conflicting ambitions, Ann and Adele bring to life a novel that is a brilliant exploration of the perennial urge to... Read more






Casebook
Written by Mona Simpson
Vintage | Trade Paperback | February 3, 2015
$15.95/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-345-80728-1 (0-345-80728-6)

Nine-year-old Miles Adler-Hart’s mother, “the Mims,” is “pretty for a mathematician.” Miles and his best friend Hector are in thrall to her. When her marriage starts to unravel, the boys begin spying on her to find out why. They rifle through her dresser drawers, bug her telephone lines, and strip-mine...

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Casebook
Written by Mona Simpson
Knopf | Hardcover | April 2014
$25.95/28.95(Canada) | 978-0-385-35141-6 (0-385-35141-0)

From the acclaimed and award-winning author of Anywhere But Here and My Hollywood, a powerful new novel about a young boy’s quest to uncover the mysteries of his unraveling family. What he discovers turns out to be what he least wants to know: the inner workings of his parents’ lives. And... Read more






The Lost Father
Written by Mona Simpson
Vintage | Trade Paperback | January 1993
$15.95/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-73303-4 (0-679-73303-5)

In her highly acclaimed first novel, Anywhere But Here, Simpson created one of the most astute yet vulnerable heroines in contemporary fiction. Now Mayan Atassi--once Mayan Stevenson--returns in an immensely powerful novel about love and lovelessness, fathers and fatherlessness, and the loyalties that shape us even when they threaten to destroy... Read more






My Hollywood
Written by Mona Simpson
Vintage | Trade Paperback | August 2011
$15.95/17.95(Canada) | 978-0-307-47502-2 (0-307-47502-6)

Claire, a composer and a new mother, has moved to Los Angeles so that her husband can follow his passion for writing television comedy. Suddenly the marriage—once a genuine 50/50 arrangement—changes, with Paul working late and Claire left at home with baby William, whom she adores but has no idea how...

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Off Keck Road
Written by Mona Simpson
Vintage | Trade Paperback | September 2001
$14.95/16.95(Canada) | 978-0-375-70906-7 (0-375-70906-1)

In this flawless novella, Mona Simpson turns her powers of observation toward characters who, unlike Ann and Adele August in her bestselling Anywhere but Here, choose to stay rather than go.

As a high school student in Green Bay, Bea Maxwell raised money for good causes; later, she became a successful... Read more






A Regular Guy
Written by Mona Simpson
Vintage | Trade Paperback | October 1997
$16.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-77271-2 (0-679-77271-5)

Mona Simpson's first two novels, Anywhere But Here and The Lost Father, won her literary renown and a wide following. Now, in her third novel, the narrator Ann Atassi has been replaced by a third-person narrator recounting the adventures of young Jane di Natali, but the theme remains the same: the... Read more






Anna Karenina
Written by Leo Tolstoy, Revised by Leonard J. Kent and Nina Berberova, Translated by Constance Garnett, Introduction by Mona Simpson
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | October 2000
$12.00/14.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-78330-5 (0-679-78330-X)

Considered by some to be the greatest novel ever written, Anna Karenina is Tolstoy's classic tale of love and adultery set against the backdrop of high society in Moscow and Saint Petersburg. A rich and complex masterpiece, the novel charts the disastrous course of a love affair between Anna, a beautiful... Read more





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