Popular American Fiction
Night Thoughts of a Classical Physicist
Night Thoughts of a Classical Physicist
Paperback      ISBN: 0674624610
It is the end of an historical epoch, but to an old professor of physics, Victor Jakob, sitting in his unlighted study, eating dubious bread with jam made from turnips, it is the end of a way of thinking in his own subject. Younger men have challenged the classical world picture of physics and are looking forward to observational tests of Einstein's new theory of relativity as well as the creation of a quantum mechanics of the atom. It is a time of both apprehension and hope. In this remarkable book, the reader literally inhabits the mind of a scientist while Professor Jakob meditates on the discoveries of the past fifty years and reviews his own life and career--his scientific ambitions and his record of small successes. He recalls the great men who taught or inspired him: Helmholtz, Hertz, Maxwell, Planck, and above all Paul Drude, whose life and mind exemplified the classical virtues of proportion, harmony, and grace that Jakob reveres. In Drude's shocking and unexpected suicide, we see reflected Jakob's own bewilderment and loss of bearings as his once secure world comes to an end in the horrors of the war and in the cultural fragmentation wrought by twentieth-century modernism. His attempt to come to terms with himself, with his life in science, and with his spiritual legacy will affect deeply everyone who cares about the fragile structures of civilization that must fall before the onrush of progress.
Nighthawk Blues: A Novel
Nighthawk Blues
A Novel
Paperback      ISBN: 0316735728
A legendary blues performer traces his extraordinary life, from his humble Mississippi beginnings, to his early experiences of road trips and romance, to his recording and festival performance days. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
Nights in Rodanthe
Nights in Rodanthe
Paperback      ISBN: 1455571741
Forty-five-year-old divorcTe Adrienne Willis is forced to reconsider her entire life when her husband leaves her for a younger woman, as she confronts the difficulties of raising her teenage children and caring for her ailing father, until a trip to Rodanthe in North Carolina's outer banks leads to an encounter with successful surgeon Paul Flanner. 1,250,000 first printing.
Nights in Rodanthe
Nights in Rodanthe
Paperback      ISBN: 145557175x
Forty-five-year-old divorcTe Adrienne Willis is forced to reconsider her entire life when her husband leaves her for a younger woman, as she confronts the difficulties of raising her teenage children and caring for her ailing father, until a trip to Rodanthe in North Carolina's outer banks leads to an encounter with successful surgeon Paul Flanner. 1,250,000 first printing.
Nightswimmer
Nightswimmer
Paperback      ISBN: 1451667191
The author of Clara’s Heart crafts a vivid mosaic of the passions and pressures of gay life in New York City as two men find their all-consuming affair threatened by the cynicism of mutual friends and memories of lost love. Nominated for the Lambda Award.
Nine Below Zero: A Novel
Nine Below Zero
A Novel
Paperback      ISBN: 0375707999
After discovering the crumpled body of a U.S. senator in a car wreck, a Native American carpenter from Montana embarks on a ill-fated love affair with the senator's fragile granddaughter. By the author of A Stranger in This World. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.
Nine Kinds of Naked
Nine Kinds of Naked
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 015603123x
An entertaining ride through time and space follows the fates of a colorful cast of characters whose lives are profoundly influenced by a single breath of wind, in a witty look at the mysteries of synchronicity and of cause and effect. By the author of Just a Couple of Days. Original.
The Nine Lessons: A Novel of Love, Fatherhood, and Second Chances
The Nine Lessons
A Novel of Love, Fatherhood, and Second Chances
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 159995074x
August Witte is against having children, but nature has a different idea when August's wife becomes pregnant, after which his estranged father offers to meet August for a round of golf during each month of his wife's pregnancy to share memories of August's mother; but the son soon realizes that his father may also be trying to teach him about life in this touching story about fatherhood.
Nine Women, One Dress
Nine Women, One Dress
Hardcover      ISBN: 0385541406
"A charming, hilarious, irresistible romp of a novel that brings together nine unrelated women, each touched by the same little black dress that weaves through their lives, bringing a little magic with it. Natalie is a Bloomingdale's salesgirl mooning over her lawyer ex-boyfriend who's engaged to someone else after just two months. Felicia has been quietly in love with her boss for seventeen years and has one night to finally make the feeling mutual. Andie is a private detective who specializes in gathering evidence on cheating husbands--a skill she unfortunately learned from her own life--and lands a case that may restore her faith in true love. For these three women, as well as half a dozen others in sparkling supporting roles--a young model fresh from rural Alabama, a diva Hollywood star making her Broadway debut, an overachieving, unemployed Brown grad who starts faking a fabulous life on social media, to name just a few--everything is about to change, thanks to the dress of the season, the perfect little black number everyone wants to get their hands on"--
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Hardcover      ISBN: 0743286693
A first novel in more than ten years by the comedian, actor, and author of Tell Me a Scary Story follows the misadventures of a hard-working writer who struggles to pen his own version of Genesis, attends psychiatric counseling, and learns that he may have a twin sibling. 75,000 first printing.