Spirit of America Bookstore

America's  Authors
of the XXth & XXIst Century

mystery author James Lee Burke         Pulitzer-winner Jhumpa Lahiri         Nobel- and Pulitzer-winner Toni Morrison         Peabody-winner Luis Valdez         Jonathan Franzen


on Page One-A:  Anthologies & Literary History  •  on Page One-B:  Early American Authors

on Page Two:  Early XXth Century Authors - A thru M

on Page Three:  Early XXth Century Authors - N thru Z

on Page Four:  Latter XXth Century Authors - A thru L

on Page Five:  Latter XXth Century Authors - M thru Z

here on Page Six:  XX-XXIst Century Authors

Ethnic-American Authors Page

New Mexico Authors Page

Authors of Britain Pages • Authors of France Page

American Poets Pages including The Beats

American Literature of The XIXth Century
American Literature of The XXth Century


Spirit of America Bookstore's
Rudolfo Anaya Page

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Richard Bach: browse books

official Richard Bach website
Alisha's Richard Bach page

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humorist Dave Barry: browse books

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Rick Bass of Montana
browse books • entry at Wikipedia

Nashville Chrome novel by Rick Bass  "Nashville Chrome: A Novel" [2010]
American trio The Browns [1955-67] – siblings Maxine, 'Jim Ed' & Bonnie – were the first group to have a number one hit on both the country and the pop charts (and later on the folk charts – pioneers in the phenomenon of crossover hits) and were the number one selling group in England in 1957.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 8¼x5¾ hardcover [9/2010] for $16.20
'The Browns' entry at Wikipedia
Why I Came West memoir by Rick Bass  
"Why I Came West: A Memoir" [2008]
Mariner Books 8x5¼ pb [7/2009] for $11.21
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt hardcover [7/2008] for $19.20
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Peter S. Beagle lives in Oakland, California
browse books • NEW official website • OLD 'unofficial' website • entry at Wikipedia
entry at ISFDb • credits at IMDb
received the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement in 2011

"A Fine and Private Place" [first novel 1960]
"I See By My Outfit: Cross-Country By Scooter - An Adventure" [nonfiction 1965]
"The Last Unicorn" [1968 novel]
"The Dove" [1974 screenplay]
"Lila The Werewolf" [1974 novelette]
"The Greatest Thing That Almost Happened" TV movie [1977 teleplay]
"The Fantasy Worlds of Peter S. Beagle" [1978 omnibus] includes "AF&PP", "TLU", "LTW", and "Come Lady Death"
Ralph Bakshi's "The Lord of The Rings" animated film [1978 screenplay]
"The Last Unicorn" animated film [1982 screenplay]
"Sarek" episode of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" TV series [1990 teleplay]
"A Whale of A Tale" pilot for "The Little Mermaid" TV series [1992 teleplay]
"Peter S. Beagle's Immortal Unicorn" [1995] co-editor (split into two volumes as pb in 1998 & 1999)
"The Secret History of Fantasy" [2010] editor of anthology
"The Urban Fantasy Anthology" [2011] co-editor with Joe R. Lansdale
"Camelot" [1996 screenplay]
"A Tale of Egypt" animated film [1996 screenplay]
"The Last Unicorn: The Lost Version" [2007] original novella-length draft
"We Never Talk About My Brother" story collection [2009]
"The Last Unicorn" graphic novel [comics 2010, book 1/2011]
"Sleight of Hand" story collection [2011]
"Two Hearts" [2011] award-winning novelette sequel to "The Last Unicorn"
"The First Last Unicorn and Other Beginnings" [not yet published] stories & essays
"A Fine and Private Place" graphic novel [not yet published]

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Ann Beattie

"Ann Beattie: New Yorker Stories" [2011]

"The State We're In: Maine Stories" [Scribner, 2015] by Ann Beattie 9781501107818

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Gene H. Bell-Villada
browse books • homepage at Williams College

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James P. Blaylock: books • fansite

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humorist Roy Blount, Jr.
browse books • official website • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

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Robert Boswell
Boswell and his wife, novelist Antonya Nelson live in Houston, TX and Telluride, CO and Las Cruces, NM
browse books• official website • Wikipedia

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Spirit of America Bookstore's
Ray Bradbury [1920-2012] Pages

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ex-felon author Edward Bunker: browse books

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mystery author James Lee Burke Page
at BlackHat Mystery Bookstore

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Dave Burns lives in Ottawa, Franklin County, Kansas
browse books • official weblog • no entry at Wikipedia

The Movement, A Children's Story For Grown-ups book by Dave Burns  "The Movement: A Children's Story For Grown-ups" [book #1 • 2011]
140-page Kindle Edition from Uncarved Books [1/2014] for 99’
140-page CreateSpace 8x5 pb [9/2011] for $8.99
"The Movement: Revisited" [book #2 • 2012]
57-page Kindle Edition from Uncarved Books [1/2014] for 99’
"Edem's Flight" [book #3 • 2012]
24-page Kindle Edition from Uncarved Books [1/2014] for 99’
"The Movement: Concluded" anthology [books 1-3 • 2012] by Dave Burns
278-page Kindle Edition from Uncarved Books [1/2014] for $1.99
274-page CreateSpace 8x5 pb [7/2012] for $12.99

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award-winning Michael Chabon
browse books • official website • Wikipedia
1999 O. Henry Award
2001 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
2007 Nebula Award for Best Novel
2008 Hugo Award for Best Novel

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Jerome Charyn
browse books • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

official Jerome Charyn website

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mystery author Michael Connelly Page
at BlackHat Mystery Bookstore

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mystery author K.C. Constantine
the Rocksburg, PA novels: books • J.D.'s fansite

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Don Delillo
browse books • Wikipedia

The Don DeLillo Society [est. 1999]
"Don DeLillo: The Word, The Image, and The Gun" [BBC 1991]

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Junot Dνaz
browse books • official website • Wikipedia

"The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao" [2007] won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

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Dave Eggars: browse books

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Barbara Ehrenreich
books • official website • blogsite • Wikipedia

2011 update: "On Turning Poverty Into An American Crime" by Barbara Ehrenreich

This Land Is Their Land essays by Barbara Ehrenreich  
"This Land Is Their Land: Reports From A Divided Nation"
[62 essays 2008] by Barbara Ehrenreich

Holt 7¾x5¼ pb [4/2009] for $10.12
Metropolitan Books 8¼x5¾ hardcover [6/2008] for $16.49
Bait & Switch book by Barbara Ehrenreich  "Bait and Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of The American Dream"
[2005 New York Times bestseller] by Barbara Ehrenreich

Holt 8x5½ pb [7/2006] for $10.40
Metropolitan Books 8½x5½ hardcover [9/2005] for $19.20
Nickel & Dimed book by Barbara Ehrenreich  "Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By In America" [2001]
by Barbara Ehrenreich

winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize April 2002
Picador 10th Anniv Edition pb with new Afterword [8/2011] for $9.59
Owl Books 9x5 pb [5/2002] for $7.80
Metropolitan 9x5¾ hardcover [5/2001] for $16.10

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Deborah Eisenberg
browse books • Wikipedia

Collected Stories of Deborah Eisenberg book  "The Collected Stories of Deborah Eisenberg" [2010]
combining the four previous short story collections "Transactions In A Foreign Currency" [1986], "Under The 82nd Airborne" [1992], "All Around Atlantis" [1997], and "Twilight of The Superheroes" [2006] for a total of 27 tales
Picador Paperback Original 8¼x6½ pb [3/2010] for $14.96
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Kate Elliott {pen name of Alis A. Rasmussen of Hawai'i}
browse books • official website • Wikipedia
Kate Elliott entry at Internet Science Fiction Database

Very Best of Kate Elliott book  
"The Very Best of Kate Elliott" [2015]  2/2015
includes Introduction, 12 stories, and four essays
Kindle Edition from Tachyon Publns [2/2015] for $7.99
Tachyon Publns 8¾x6 pb [2/2015] for $12.29

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mystery author James Ellroy Page
at BlackHat Mystery Bookstore

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Joshua Ferris
browse books • official booksite • Wikipedia

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Wm. Price Fox
books • 2002 interview • Wikipedia

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Jonathan Franzen
browse books • FS&G official website • Wikipedia
cover story in Time Magazine, August 2010

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Robert A. Gallinger: browse books • official website

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historian & poet Nasario Garcνa, PhD of Santa Fe, New Mexico
browse books • official website

lots more info on Spirit of America Bookstore's Nasario Garcia Page

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William Gibson
browse books • IMDb listing • official website • Wikipedia

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Barry Gifford
browse books • IMDb listing • official website • Wikipedia

Rooster Trapped in the Reptile Room book by Barry Gifford  
"The Rooster Trapped In The Reptile Room: A Barry Gifford Reader" [2003]
Edited by Thomas A. McCarthy, Foreword by Andrei Codrescu

Kindle Edition from Seven Stories Press [1/2011] for $11.53
Seven Stories Press 9x6 pb [5/2003] for $16.19
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Ellen Gilchrist
http://www.amazon.com/Ellen-Gilchrist/e/B000AQ4RMG/

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Jim Harrison
books • bibliography website • credits at IMDb

"Legends of The Fall" + movie

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Gerald W. Haslam
browse books • official website • wikipedia

Jack London’s Golden State book edited by Gerald Haslam  "Jack London’s Golden State: Selected California Writings" [1999]
Edited by Gerald Haslam

essays, short stories, journalism, and fiction excerpts (from "John Barleycorn",
"Martin Eden", "The Sea Wolf", "The Star Rover", "The Iron Heel", "The Valley
of The Moon" & others)
Heyday Books 9x6 pb [7/1999] out of print/used
Spirit of America Bookstore's Jack London [1876-1916] Page

"Working Man Blues: Country Music In California" [Univ CA Press 1999] ISBN 0520218000
by Gerald W. Haslam, with Richard Chon & Alexandra Haslam Russell

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S.E. Hinton
browse books • official website • credits at IMDb

"The Outsiders" [1983] /tt0086066/
directed by Francis Ford Coppola

"Rumble Fish" [1983] /tt0086216/
directed by Francis Ford Coppola

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mystery author J.A. Jance Page
at BlackHat Mystery Bookstore

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Denis Johnson
poet-author-playwright Johnson is known for his portraits of America's desperate and dispossessed
browse books • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

Angels noir mystery novel by Denis Johnson  
"Angels: A Novel" [1983] by Denis Johnson
Johnson's first novel: A runaway wife toting two kids meets
an ex-con drifter on the Greyhound bus to Phoenix.

Harper Perennial 8x5¼ pb [4/2002] for $12.19
Knopf 8½x6 hardcover [8/83] out of print/many used

"Fiskadoro" [1985 novel]
"The Stars At Noon" [1986 novel]
"Resuscitation of A Hanged Man: A Novel" [1991]

"Jesus' Son" short story collection [1992]
"Jesus' Son" feature film [1999] /tt0186253/

"Already Dead: A California Gothic" [1998 novel]
"The Name of The World: A Novel" [2000]
"Seek: Reports From The Edges of America & Beyond" [essays 2001]
"Train Dreams" [2002 novella]
"Tree of Smoke" [2007 novel]

Nobody Move noir mystery novel by Denis Johnson  "Nobody Move: A Novel" [2009] by Denis Johnson
Serialized in Playboy magazine, Summer 2009. Addictive gambler Jimmy Luntz escapes a knee-capping and hooks up with an alcoholic vixen set on revenge after she was set up as fall-guy for a million-dollar swindle by her prosecutor husband; the underworld kingpin and his enforcer catch up with them and muscle in on the money deal.
Picador 8¼x6½ pb [4/2010] for $11.20
FS&G 8½x5¾ hardcover [4/2009] for $17.01

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Spirit of America Bookstore's
popular science author Steven Johnson Page

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author & radio show host Garrison Keillor
on Spirit of America's Old Time Radio Page

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Jhumpa Lahiri
browse books • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

"Interpreter of Maladies" [1999] won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

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Anne Lamott
browse books • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

T.E.D. Talk April 2017 "Twelve Truths I Learned From Life & Writing

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prolific author Joe R. Lansdale lives in Nacogdoches, Texas
browse books • official website • IMDb listing • Wikipedia
Joe R. Lansdale bibliography at Wikipedia

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William Least Heat-Moon
browse books • movie credits • Wikipedia

Blue Highways book by William Least Heat Moon  "Blue Highways: A Journey Into America" [1982]
by William Least Heat-Moon

Little Brown 8¼x5½ pb [11/99] for $10.47
Little Brown 8½x5¾ hardcover [11/99] for $20.97
Nightingale-Conant ABR audio [11/91] for $11.20
Roads To Quoz / An American Mosey book by  book by William Least Heat Moon   "Roads To Quoz: An American Mosey" [2008]
by William Least Heat Moon

Back Bay Books pb [11/2009] for $11.55
Little, Brown 9¼x6 hardcover [10/2008] for $18.47

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Chang-rae Lee
browse books • faculty bio at Princeton University • Wikipedia

"Native Speaker" [Riverhead, 3/1995]
http://www.amazon.com/Native-Speaker-Chang-rae-Lee/dp/1573225312/
http://www.amazon.com/Native-Speaker-Chang-rae-Lee/dp/1573220019/

"A Gesture Life: A Novel" [Riverhead, 9/1999]
http://www.amazon.com/Gesture-Life-Novel-Chang-rae-Lee/dp/1573228281/
http://www.amazon.com/Gesture-Life-Novel-Chang-rae-Lee/dp/1573221465/

"Aloft: A Novel" [Riverhead, 3/2004]
http://www.amazon.com/Aloft-Chang-rae-Lee/dp/1594480702/
http://www.amazon.com/Aloft-Chang-rae-Lee/dp/1573222631/

"The Surrendered" [Riverhead, 3/2010]
http://www.amazon.com/Surrendered-Chang-rae-Lee/dp/1594485011/
http://www.amazon.com/Surrendered-Chang-rae-Lee/dp/1594489769/

"On Such a Full Sea: A Novel" [Riverhead, 1/2014]
http://www.amazon.com/Such-Full-Sea-Novel/dp/1594486107/

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journalist & author Jim Lehrer
browse books • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

Super mystery novel by Jim Lehrer  "Super: A Novel" [2010] by Jim Lehrer
A trip on the famous Santa Fe Super Chief from Chicago to Los Angeles (in 1956) involves a murdered railroad passenger agent, with possible links to Clark Gable and to the deaths of Harry Truman and a Hollywood movie producer.
Random House 8¼x5½ hardcover [4/2010] for $16.50
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Jonathan Lethem
browse books • official website • Wikipedia

Gun, With Occasional Music mystery novel by Jonathan Lethem  "Gun, With Occasional Music" [1994] by Jonathan Lethem
Set in a future Oakland-Bay Area; only the government or police can ask questions, state-made drugs keep the populace in check, tough guy 'inquisitor' Conrad Metcalf's new client is framed for murder, and the local rackets boss has sent a gun-toting kangaroo to stop Metcalf. (Film pro- ducer-director Alan J. Pakula [1928-98] optioned the novel's movie rights in the mid-1990s.)
Mariner Books 8x6½ pb [9/2003] for $11.20
Tor Books 8¼x5½ pb [1/95] out of print/many, many used
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 8½x6 hardcover [3/94] out of print/many, many used
book entry at Wikipedia

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David Liss
browse books • official website • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

Conspiracy of Paper novel by David Liss  "A Conspiracy of Paper: A Novel" [2000] by David Liss
Period mystery thriller novel set in early 18th century London against the backdrop of the beginnings of stock speculation and the retreat from a mineral-based currency
Ballantine Books 8¼x5½ pb [1/2001] for $10.29
Random House 9¼x6 hardcover [2/2000] out of print/many, many used
Announced in December 2010 as a Ridley & Tony Scott production, adaptation by Danny Strong for Warner Bros. release in 2014 • latest info at IMDb
Coffee Trader novel by David Liss  "The Coffee Trader: A Novel" [2003] by David Liss
Set in the Amsterdam commodities market in 1659.
Ballantine 8x5¼ pb [2/2004] for $10.17
Random House hardcover [3/2003] out of print/used
Random House ABR audio CD [8/00] for $18.87
Whiskey Rebels novel by David Liss  "The Whiskey Rebels: A Novel" [2008] by David Liss
Down-on-his-luck former U.S. spy Ethan Saunders lost his true love to a successful Philadelphia businessman; when the man disappears, the wife asks Saunders to find him.
Ballantine Books 8x5¼ pb [6/2009] for $10.80
Random House deckle-edge hardcover [9/2008] for $17.16
Whiskey Rebellion [1791-94] entry at Wikipedia
Bank Panic of 1792 entry at Wikipedia
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Jo-Ann Mapson
browse books • official website • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

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George R.R. Martin of Santa Fe, New Mexico
browse books • official website • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

George R.R. Martin entry at Internet Speculative Fiction Database
purchased by sci-fi author George R.R. Martin 4/2013 and being restored  owner of Jean Cocteau Cinema {closed April 2006; reopened 8/2013} in Santa Fe, New Mexico

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sci-fi author Richard Matheson [1926-2013]
browse books • browse DVDs • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

'Somewhere In Time' official website
Richard Matheson entry at Internet Speculative Fiction Database

Richard Matheson Collected Stories  
"Richard Matheson: Collected Stories" [2003-2005]
Edited by Stanley Wiater

Volume 1: Gauntlet Press 8¼x5¼ pb [12/2003] for $11.53
Volume 2: Gauntlet Press 8x5¼ pb [2/2005] for $11.53
Volume 3: Gauntlet Press 8x5¼ pb [11/2005] for $12.71
Three Noir Novels by Richard Matheson  "Noir: Three Novels of Suspense" [1988] by Richard Matheson
includes "Someone Is Bleeding" [1953], "Fury On Sunday" [1953] & "Ride The Nightmare" [1959]
Forge 8¼x5¼ pb [9/2005] for $11.66
Forge 8¼x5½ hardcover [9/2005] for $21.24
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Cormac McCarthy of Tesuque, New Mexico
browse books • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

Cormac McCarthy Society [est. 1995]

Pulitzer-winning The Road novel by Cormac McCarthy  "The Road" [2006] by Cormac McCarthy
A father & son journey toward the sea across the desolate landscape remaining after an unnamed cataclysm destroys civilization on Earth; won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
Vintage movie tie-in mass pb [11/2008] for $7.99
Vintage 8x5 pb [3/2007] for $10.17
Knopf 9¾x5¾ hardcover [9/2006] for $16.47
book entry at Wikipedia
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eco-journalist Bill McKibben
browse books • official website • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

End of Nature   "The End of Nature" [1989 classic; revised 1997]
by Bill McKibben

Random House 3rd edition pb [6/2006] for $10.17
Tenth Anniversary Edition: Anchor 8x5¼ pb [8/97] for $11.20
Peter Smith 8¼x5¼ hardcover [6/2001] out of print/used
Random House 9¾x6¾ hardcover [9/89] out of print/many used
Maybe One / Smaller Families book by Bill McKibben  "Maybe One: A Case For Smaller Families" [1998]
by Bill McKibben

Plume 7¾x5¼ pb [6/99] for $17.00
S&S hardcover [6/98] out of print/many used
Deep Economy book by Bill McKibben  "Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities & The Durable Future"
[2007] by Bill McKibben

Holt 8x5¼ pb [3/2008] for $11.20
Times Books 9¼x6¼ hardcover [3/2007] for $15.00
Fight Global Warming Now  "Fight Global Warming Now: The Handbook For Taking Action In Your Community" [2007]
by Bill McKibben

Holt 8x5¼ pb [10/2007] for $10.40
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Larry McMurtry Page
at 'Readers of The Purple Sage' Western Bookstore

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Pulitzer-winner John McPhee
browse books • IMDb listing • official website • Wikipedia

John McPhee Reader  "The John McPhee Reader" [1976]
Edited by William L. Howarth

FS&G 8x5½ pb [6/82] for $15.00
FS&G 8¼x5½ hardcover [1/77] for $29.60
"The Second John McPhee Reader" [1996]
Edited by Patricia Strachan

FS&G 8x5½ pb [2/96] for $14.04
FS&G 8¼x5½ hardcover [2/96] out of print/used

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Lorrie Moore of Madison, Wisconsin
browse books • Wikipedia

"Birds of America: Stories" [1998 bestseller]

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prize-winning Toni Morrison
browse books • Wikipedia

1988 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
1993 Nobel Prize in Literature

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Walter Mosley Page
at BlackHat Mystery Bookstore

Easy Rawlins Mystery Novel Series
Fearless Jones Mystery Novel Series
Leonid McGill Mystery Novel Series
Socrates Fortlow Mystery Novel Series

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Antonya Nelson
Nelson and her husband, novelist Robert Boswell live in Houston, TX and Telluride, CO and Las Cruces, NM
browse books • Wikipedia

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national treasure Joyce Carol Oates
Joyce Carol Oates has been a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters since 1978; she is a recipient of the National Book Award,
the PEN/Malamud Award, the National Humanities Medal, the Commonwealth Award for Distinguished Service in Literature (2003), the Prix Femina (2005),
the Chicago Tribune Lifetime Achievement Award (2006), and the National Book Critics Circle Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award (2010).
browse books • LitEncyc • movie credits

"What are the three saddest words in the English language? Joyce Carol Oates." — Gore Vidal [1925-2012]

Black Dahlia & White Rose collection by Joyce Carol Oates  "Black Dahlia & White Rose: Stories" [2012] by Joyce Carol Oates
The title story is about the real-life murder of aspiring Hollywood starlet Betty Short, sensationalized at the time of her death as the 'Black Dahlia', whom Oates contrasts with an angelic 'White Rose' persona for her (fictional) roommate Norma Jean Baker, the future Marilyn Monroe. Oates reinforces the stereotypes that have built up around them: Short is cold-blooded in her ambition, while abusing alcohol and engaging in petty theft; Norma Jean is hardworking, shy, and kindhearted. The effect is almost that of a fairy tale where the mis-behaving child gets her comeuppance - in this case, a horrific one; plus ten other stories.
Kindle Edition from HarperCollins [9/2012] for $10.21
Ecco Press 9x6 hardcover [9/2012] for $14.98

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J.R. (Judith) Parker: westerns & mysteries

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Pamela Paul
an award-winning author & journalist and the editor of The New York Times Book Review
browse books • entry at Wikipedia

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Matthew Pearl of Cambridge, Massachusetts
browse books • author's official website • Wikipedia

'The Dante Club' mystery novel by Matthew Pearl  "The Dante Club: A Novel" New York Times bestseller [#1 = 2003]
A series of gruesome murders in 1865 Boston appear to be based on works of Italian poet Dante Alighieri [1265-1321], requiring the attention of the Dante Club, lest Dante's reputation be tarnished. The reclusive group of scholars – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Oliver Wendell Holmes, James Russell Lowell, and J.T. Fields – reluctantly exits their sheltered indoor environment to bring the fiend to justice.
Kindle Edition from Random House [2003 edition] for $9.99
Ballantine Books mass pb [6/2006] out of print/200+ used
Random House Trade 8x5¼ pb [2/2004] for $13.18
Random House 9½x6½ hardcover [2/2003] out of print/200+ used

'The Poe Shadow' mystery novel by Matthew Pearl  "The Poe Shadow: A Novel" New York Times bestseller [#2 = 2006]
No one in 1849 Baltimore is much interested in solving the brutal death of minor author Edgar Allan Poe until admirer Quentin Clark, a lawyer, decides to restore Poe's reputation and is soon enmeshed with political schemes, the corrupt local slave trade, and a female assassin.
Kindle Edition from Random House [2006 edition] for $9.99
Random House Trade 8x5 pb [7/2007] for $12.50
Random House 9½x6¾ hardcover [5/2006] out of print/200+ used
book entry at Wikipedia
'The Last Dickens' mystery novel by Matthew Pearl  "The Last Dickens: A Novel" national bestseller [#3 = 2009]
When world-famous author Charles Dickens suddenly dies in 1870, struggling Boston publisher James Osgood sends his trusted clerk to await the arrival of Dickens's final manuscript. But the clerk does not return, his body turns up by the docks, his sister Rebecca asks for help, and James is off after the killer and the manuscript.
Kindle Edition from Random House [3/2009] for $9.99
Random House Trade 8x5¼ pb [10/2009] for $12.50
Random House 9½x7 hardcover [3/2009] out of print/100+ used
'The Professor's Assassin' short story in Kindle format by Matthew Pearl  "The Professor's Assassin" short story for Kindle [2011]
Something of a prequel to "The Technologists"; a shocking, almost-forgotten real-life 1840 murder case, attended to here by William Barton Rogers (future founder & president of M.I.T.) while a professor of science at University of Virginia. A startling event rocks the school, followed by riots by masked men and the brutal slaying of a colleague . . .; includes 'preview' of "The Technologists" novel
Kindle Edition from Random House [12/2011] for 99’
'The Technologists' mystery novel by Matthew Pearl  "The Technologists: A Novel" national bestseller [#4 = 2012]
Boston, 1868: A struggling Massachusetts Institute of Technology is assaulted and harassed by rival Harvard, by anti-science factions, by labor unions, and by the stodgy establishment, and the first graduation is in doubt. A fiery cataclysm, Fortean mysteriousness, and massive destruction at the city center propel a quartet of M.I.T. students to seek answers . . .
{Kindle & paperback editions include bonus prequel short story "The Professor's Assassin"}
Kindle Edition from Random House [2/2012] for $9.99
Random House Trade 8x5 pb [11/2012] for $13.87
Random House 9½x6½ deckle-edge hardcover [2/2012] out of print/150+ used

'Company Eight, Boston' article in Kindle format by Matthew Pearl  "Company Eight, Boston" article for Kindle Singles [2014] by Matthew Pearl
Boston builder and abolitionist Willard Sears set out with a vision of a fire-fighter company that would bring professionalism to a field laced with corruption and violence; he gathered a ragtag group to follow him under the banner of Company Eight. Ultimately, Sears’s quest locked horns with the most powerful forces in the city, in a battle that shaped the future of firefighting in America – a true story of courage and persistence.
Kindle Edition from The Atavist [12/2014] for $2.99

The Last Bookaneer novel by Matthew Pearl  "The Last Bookaneer" [#5 = 2015] by Matthew Pearl  1/2014
The publishing industry used 'bookaneer' agents for a hundred years to operate as literary pirates and steal new manuscripts before publication so that the publishers increase profits by not paying the authors. But in 1890 a new international treaty will soon take effect that will halt the practice. Star bookaneer Pen Davenport and his reluctant assistant Fergins attempt to make one last grab by traveling to American Samoa in hopes of capturing the final novel of the dying consumptive author Robert Louis Stevenson. The job is tough enough, but other bookaneers have gotten the scent . . .
Kindle Edition from Penguin Press [4/2015] for $11.99
Penguin Press 9¼x6 pb [undated] - status unclear
Penguin Press 9½x6½ hardcover [4/2015] for $19.17

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historian Nathaniel Philbrick of Nantucket, Massachusetts
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In The Heart of The Sea book by Nathaniel Philbrick   "In The Heart of The Sea: The Tragedy of The Whaleship Essex" [2000]
book won the National Book Award
Kindle Edition from Penguin Books [2001 edition] for $12.99
Penguin Books 8x5¼ pb [5/2001] for $12.70
Viking Adult 9¼x6¼ hardcover [5/2000] for $16.63
Announced 6/2012: Feature film to be directed by Ron Howard; screenplay by Charles Leavitt, based on the Philbrick novel; starring Chris Hemsworth • latest info at IMDb
Revenge of The Whale book by Nathaniel Philbrick  "Revenge of The Whale: The True Story of The Whaleship Essex"
[10 years & up; 2002] by Nathaniel Philbrick

version of "In The Heart of The Sea" abridged for Young Readers
Puffin Books 7½x5 pb [3/2004] for $7.19
Scholastic 8¾x6 pb [9/2003] out of print/130+ used
Putnam Juvenile 9¼x6 hardcover [8/2002] out of print/70+ used
Bunker Hill book by Nathaniel Philbrick  "Bunker Hill: A City, A Siege, A Revolution" [2013]
Kindle Edition from Viking/Penguin [4/2013] for $16.99
Viking Adult 9x6½ hardcover [4/2013] for $19.53
Announced 4/2013: Warner Bros. captured the rights to Philbrick's new book, pre-publication; Chris Terrio will write the script, Ben Affleck will direct • not yet listed at IMDb

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Annie Proulx
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"The Shipping News" [1993] won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

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Thomas Pynchon
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Pynchon's 'Trifecta'
"V." [1963]
"The Crying of Lot 49" [1966]
"Gravity's Rainbow" [1973]

"Inherent Vice: A Novel" [New York Times bestseller 2009]
Inherent Vice detective novel by Thomas Pynchon  "Part noir, part psychedelic romp." Southern California private eye Doc Sportello comes, occasionally, out of a marijuana haze to find himself drawn into a bizarre tangle of motives & passions whose cast of characters includes surfers, hustlers, fellow dopers, rockers, an ex-girlfriend, a murderous loan shark, a tenor sax player working undercover, an ex-con with a swastika tattoo, and a mysterious entity known as the Golden Fang, which may only be a tax dodge set up by some dentists.
Penguin 8½x5½ pb [7/2010] for $10.88
Penguin Press 9x6½ hardcover [8/2009] for $18.45
book entry at Wikipedia • watch official video book promo [2:43] at YouTube
tentative poster for 'Inherent Vice' 2014 movie  "Inherent Vice" [Warner Bros. Dec 2014?]  
Gordita Beach is where the low-rent scum of Los Angeles live and work, while the moneyed scum live and work in Hollywood. Co-produced, adapted & directed by Paul Thomas Anderson; starring Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Jena Malone, Reese Witherspoon, Sasha Pieterse, Owen Wilson, Wilson Bethel, Maya Rudolph, Benicio Del Toro, Martin Short, Eric Roberts, Sam Jaeger, Jillian Bell, Katherine Waterston, Yvette Yates, Martin Donovan & Jeannie Berlin
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia • watch 10/2014 official trailer [2:35] at YouTube

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Philip Roth
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won the Man Booker International Prize in 2011

Library of America Philip Roth  
Library of America Philip Roth  
Roth: Novels & Stories, 1959-1962 [2005] Edited by Ross Miller
Library of America 8x5 hardcover [8/2005] for $23.10
includes novella "Goodbye, Columbus" and "Five Short Stories" [1959] & novel "Letting Go [1962]
Roth: Novels, 1967–1972 [2005] Edited by Ross Miller
Library of America 8x5¼ hardcover [8/2005] for $23.10
includes "When She Was Good" [1967], "Portnoy's Complaint" [1969], "Our Gang" ]1971] & "The Breast" [1972]
Roth: Novels, 1973-1977 [2006] Edited by Ross Miller
Library of America 8x5¼ hardcover [10/2006] for $23.10
includes "The Great American Novel" [1973], "My Life As A Man" [1974] & "The Professor of Desire" [1977]
Zuckerman Bound: A Trilogy & Epilogue, 1979–1985 [2007]
Edited by Ross Miller

Library of America 8x5¼ hardcover [9/2007] for $23.1
includes "The Ghost Writer' [1979], "Zuckerman Unbound" [1981], "The Anatomy Lesson" [1983], "The Prague Orgy" [1985] & previously unproduced television screenplay for 'The Prague Orgy'

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sci-fi author John Scalzi of Fairfield, California
busy blogger & president (2010-13) of S.F.F.W.A., with 'a reputation as heir to the Heinlein throne'
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humorist David Sedaris: browse books & audio

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author Lisa See

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author-actor Sam Shepard [1943-2017]
browse books • Bucknell Univ site • Broadway credits • movie credits

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Jane Smiley of Carmel Valley, California
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Looking At The Novel  
"13 Ways of Looking At The Novel" [2005]
by Jane Smiley

Anchor 7¾x5¼ pb [9/2006] for $10.85
Knopf 9¼x6¼ hardcover [9/2005] for $17.79
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screenwriter-playwright Tom Stoppard
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Amy Tan
http://ecco.hc.com/amytannewsletter

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Lisa Tucker of Philadelphia, PA
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Luis Valdez
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El Teatro Campesino [est. 1965]

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Vνctor Villaseρor: books • official website

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David Foster Wallace [1962-2008]
author entry at Wikipedia • novel entry at Wikipedia

RED CHECK: listed on Time Magazine's All-TIME 100 Novels (10/2005)  "Infinite Jest" [1996] by David Foster Wallace

David Foster Wallace Reader book  "The David Foster Wallace Reader" [2014]
Kindle Edition from Little, Brown/Hachette [11/2014] for $16.99
Hamish Hamilton 9¼x6 pb [11/2014] out of print/used
Little, Brown & Co. 9¼x6¼ hardcover [11/2014] for $24.31
Little, Brown & Co. Limited Edition slipcase hardcover [11/2014] out of print/sold out

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scifi/fantasy writer Connie Willis lives in Greeley, Colorado
browse books • official website • author entry at Wikipedia

The Best of Connie Willis collection of scifi/fantasy stories  "The Best of Connie Willis: Award-Winning Stories" [2013]
Ten stories and three award speeches in 500 pages, with 'new author commentary'
Kindle Edition from Del Rey/Random House [7/2013] for $13.99
Del Rey Books 8¼x5½ pb [4/2014] for $13.03
deckle-edge hardcover [7/2013] for $28.00


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