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Louis Begley
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Louis Begley lives in New York City. His previous novels are Wartime Lies, The Man Who Was Late, As Max Saw It, About Schimdt, Mistler’s Exit, Schmidt Delivered, and Shipwreck.

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About Schmidt

Written by Louis Begley


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: September 8, 1997
Price: $15.00

Proud, traditional, and impeccably organized, Albert Schmidt is a button-down lawyer of the old school.  Now, after years of careful management, his life is slowly unraveling.  His beloved wife has recently died.  He stumbles--or is being pushed--into early retirement.  And his daughter, his only child, is planning to marry a man Schmidt cannot approve of... Read more >
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About Schmidt

Written by Louis Begley


Format: eBook, 304 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: December 15, 2010
Price: $11.99

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As Max Saw It

Written by Louis Begley


Format: eBook
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: December 15, 2010
Price: $7.99

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As Max Saw It

Written by Louis Begley


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: April 11, 1995
Price: $10.00

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Man Who Was Late

Written by Louis Begley


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: April 12, 1994
Price: $13.95

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Man Who Was Late

Written by Louis Begley


Format: eBook, 256 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: March 2, 2011
Price: $9.99

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Matters of Honor
A Novel
Written by Louis Begley


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: January 29, 2008
Price: $15.00

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Matters of Honor

Written by Louis Begley


Format: eBook
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: January 23, 2007
Price: $11.99

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Memories of a Marriage
A Novel
Written by Louis Begley


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: September 23, 2014
Price: $15.00

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Memories of a Marriage
A Novel
Written by Louis Begley


Format: Hardcover, 208 pages
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
On Sale: July 9, 2013
Price: $25.95

From the author of Wartime Lies and About Schmidt, an irresistibly entertaining novel about a man struggling to understand his friends' seemingly charmed marriage, which may have been doomed from the start.

In the unforgiving class system of the 1950s, Lucy de Bourgh, daughter of one of Rhode Island's first families and... Read more >
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Memories of a Marriage
A Novel
Written by Louis Begley


Format: eBook, 208 pages
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
On Sale: July 9, 2013
Price: $12.99

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Mistler's Exit

Written by Louis Begley


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: November 2, 1999
Price: $12.95

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Mistler's Exit

Written by Louis Begley


Format: eBook, 224 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: December 8, 2010
Price: $9.99

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Schmidt Delivered

Written by Louis Begley


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: October 30, 2001
Price: $15.00

The follow-up to About Schmidt, Begley revisits his antihero - triumphantly back from the brink-to give us a winning story of how virtue may be rewarded.

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“A richly nuanced concoction, cut by a lethally dry wit, about the way we live now as reflected in the distorting funhouse mirror... Read more >
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Schmidt Delivered

Written by Louis Begley


Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: December 1, 2010
Price: $11.99

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Schmidt Steps Back
A Novel
Written by Louis Begley


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: May 21, 2013
Price: $15.00

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Schmidt Steps Back
A Novel
Written by Louis Begley


Format: eBook, 400 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: March 13, 2012
Price: $11.99

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Shipwreck

Written by Louis Begley


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: September 28, 2004
Price: $13.95

In Shipwreck, John North, a prize-winning American writer, is suddenly beset by dark suspicions about the real value of his work. Over endless hours and bottles of whiskey consumed in a mysterious café called L’Entre Deux Mondes, he recounts, in counterpoint to his doubts, the one story he has never told... Read more >
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Shipwreck

Written by Louis Begley


Format: eBook, 272 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $9.99

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Wartime Lies
A Novel
Written by Louis Begley


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: October 15, 1997
Price: $14.00

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Wartime Lies
A Novel
Written by Louis Begley


Format: eBook, 240 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: December 22, 2010
Price: $9.99

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