Popular American Fiction
Paperback ISBN: 1400032822
Twenty-three interconnected stories chronicle the experiences of people who have answered an ad for an artist's retreat, believing that they will find a peaceful refuge in order to create their individual masterpieces, only to find themselves trapped in a cavernous old theater in which they are kept completely isolated, with heat, power, and food in increasingly short supply. Reprint. 250,000 first printing.
Paperback ISBN: 081297235x
During the late 1980s, fourteen-year-old Lee Fiora leaves behind her close-knit, middle-class Indiana family to enroll in an elite co-ed boarding school in Massachusetts, becoming a shrewd observer of, and eventually a participant in, their rituals and customs.
Or the Evening Redness in the West
Paperback ISBN: 0679728759
Based on incidents that took place in the southwestern United States and Mexico around 1850, this novel chronicles the crimes of a band of desperados, with a particular focus on one, "the kid," a boy of fourteen
The Little Friend
Paperback ISBN: 1400031699
Growing up in a small Mississippi town in a family haunted by the murder of her brother, Harriet Cleve Dusfresnes lives in a world of her imagination, until, at the age of twelve, she decides to find the murderer and exact her revenge. By the author of The Secret History. Reprint. 250,000 first printing.
Ask The Dust
Paperback ISBN: 0060822554
A struggling writer lodging in a seedy LA hotel, Arturo Bandini falls in love with Camilla Lopez, a elusive, unstable Mexican waitress, and they embark on a strange and strained love-hate relationship that inexorably descends into madness. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.
The Five People You Meet in Heaven
Paperback ISBN: 1401308589
Killed in a tragic accident at a seaside amusement park while trying to save a little girl, Eddie, an elderly man who believes that he had lived an uninspired life, awakens in the afterlife, where he discovers that heaven consists of having five people, acquaintances and strangers, explain the meaning of one's life. Reprint. 500,000 first printing.
The Art of Racing in the Rain
Paperback ISBN: 0061537969
On the eve of a faithful canine's death, Enzo takes stock of his life while recalling the sacrifices, unexpected losses, and person struggles of his would-be race-car driver human, Denny, in the latter's efforts to retain custody of his daughter. 300,000 first printing. Reprint.