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Product Description: One has to look no further than the audiences hungry for the narratives served up by Downton Abbey or Wolf Hall to know that the lure of the past is as seductive as ever. But incorporating historical events and figures into a shapely narrative is no simple task...read more
By Charles Baxter (editor)

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9781555977436 | Graywolf Pr, July 5, 2016, cover price $12.00 | About this edition: One has to look no further than the audiences hungry for the narratives served up by Downton Abbey or Wolf Hall to know that the lure of the past is as seductive as ever.

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Product Description: “There’s something I want you to do.” This request—sometimes simple, sometimes not—forms the basis for the ten interrelated stories that comprise this latest penetrating and prophetic collection from an author who has been repeatedly praised as a master of the form...read more

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9781101870013 | Pantheon Books, February 3, 2015, cover price $24.00

Paperback:

9780804172738 | Reprint edition (Vintage Books, February 23, 2016), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: “There’s something I want you to do.

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Product Description: Hugh Welch has cared for his little sister Dorsey ever since they were children, when Dorsey looked at him as though he were a god. But when Dorsey returns to their small Michigan hometown with a successful career as an astrophysicist and a happy family life, Hugh, who has a long habit of worrying about his sister, realizes that it’s his own life he has to cure, not Dorsey’s...read more

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9780670817016 | Viking Pr, September 1, 1987, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: Traces the experiences that have separated and the ties that have bound Dorsey Welch, an astrophysicist, and her brother Hugh, a Buick salesman still living in their Michigan hometown

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9780307948519 | Reprint edition (Vintage Books, February 14, 2012), cover price $15.00 | About this edition: Hugh Welch has cared for his little sister Dorsey ever since they were children, when Dorsey looked at him as though he were a god.
9780140100914 | Reprint edition (Penguin USA, February 1, 1995), cover price $15.00 | About this edition: Traces the lives of a brother and sister, Hugh, a car salesman, and Dorsey a successful astrophysicist

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Product Description: A New York Times Notable Book"A warmly disposed yet unsentimental chronicler of American lives.... Some [stories are] poignant and disturbing, and all of them highly readable." --The New York Times Book Review"One of our best storytellers...read more

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9780307739520 | Reprint edition (Vintage Books, February 14, 2012), cover price $16.95 | About this edition: A New York Times Notable Book"A warmly disposed yet unsentimental chronicler of American lives.

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Product Description: "Delicious.... Entirely original.... So craftily construcyed that to appreciate how liberally Baxter plants creepy hints of what's to come a reader should really savor this book twice." -- The Washington Post Book WorldIn this extraordinary novel of mischief and menace, we see a young man's very self vanishing before his eyes...read more

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9780375422522 | 1 edition (Pantheon Books, February 12, 2008), cover price $20.00 | About this edition: A graduate student in upstate New York, Nathaniel Mason is drawn into a tangle of relationships with the people around him--alluring but elusive Theresa, fickle Jamie, and Jerome Coolberg, an enigmatic figure who seems to have appropriated parts of Nathaniel's past.

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9781400034406 | Reprint edition (Vintage Books, February 10, 2009), cover price $15.95 | About this edition: "Delicious.

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A seemingly happy domestic scene is turned upside down by the obsessive attentions of a troubled sixteen-year-old boy.

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9781597771498 | Unabridged edition (Phoenix Books Inc, September 13, 2007), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: A seemingly happy domestic scene is turned upside down by the obsessive attentions of a troubled sixteen-year-old boy.

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The author of The Feast of Love serves up a new novel about a seemingly happy domestic scene that is turned upside down by the obsessive attentions of troubled sixteen-year-old boy. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.

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9780786262243 | Large print edition (Thorndike Pr, February 1, 2004), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: A seemingly happy domestic scene is turned upside down by the obsessive attentions of a troubled sixteen-year-old boy.
9780375410291 | 1 edition (Pantheon Books, September 1, 2003), cover price $24.00 | About this edition: A seemingly happy domestic scene is turned upside down by the obsessive attentions of a troubled sixteen-year-old boy.

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9780375709166 | Reprint edition (Vintage Books, April 12, 2005), cover price $13.95 | About this edition: The author of The Feast of Love serves up a new novel about a seemingly happy domestic scene that is turned upside down by the obsessive attentions of troubled sixteen-year-old boy.

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9781590074732 | Unabridged edition (New Millenium Audio, October 1, 2003), cover price $59.95 | About this edition: Five Oaks, Michigan is not exactly where Saul and Patsy meant to end up.

Cassette/Spoken Word:

9781590074725 | Unabridged edition (New Millenium Audio, September 1, 2003), cover price $34.95

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A collection of vignettes set in a coffee shop explores the subtle movements of love between ordinary people.

Hardcover:

9780375410192 | Pantheon Books, April 1, 2000, cover price $24.00 | About this edition: A collection of vignettes set in a coffee shop explores the subtle movements of love between ordinary people

Paperback:

9780307387271 | Reissue edition (Vintage Books, August 14, 2007), cover price $14.95 | About this edition: A collection of vignettes set in a coffee shop explores the subtle movements of love between ordinary people.
9780375709104 | Vintage Books, May 1, 2001, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: A collection of vignettes set in a coffee shop explores the subtle movements of love between ordinary people.

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9781597771443 | Unabridged edition (Phoenix Books Inc, September 1, 2007), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: A collection of vignettes set in a coffee shop explores the subtle movements of love between ordinary people.
9781590075036 | Unabridged edition (New Millenium Audio, January 1, 2004), cover price $49.95 | About this edition: A collection of vignettes set in a coffee shop explores the subtle movements of love between ordinary people.

Cassette/Spoken Word:

9781590075029 | Unabridged edition (New Millenium Audio, December 1, 2003), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: A superb novel that delicately unearths the myriad manifestations of extraordinary love between ordinary people.

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Product Description: Charles Baxter inaugurates The Art of, a new series on the craft of writing, with the wit and intelligence he brought to his celebrated book Burning Down the House: Essays on Fiction.Fiction writer and essayist Charles Baxter's The Art of Subtext: Beyond Plot discusses and illustrates the hidden subtextual overtones and undertones in fictional works haunted by the unspoken, the suppressed, and the secreted...read more

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9781555974732 | Graywolf Pr, July 24, 2007, cover price $12.00 | About this edition: Charles Baxter inaugurates The Art of, a new series on the craft of writing, with the wit and intelligence he brought to his celebrated book Burning Down the House: Essays on Fiction.

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Writers whose lives and work were inspired by the late fiction editor at The New Yorker share intimate essays and other writings about his contributions as a mentor, an author, and a literary correspondent, in a collection that includes contributions by such figures as Alice Munroe, Anthony Hecht, and John Updike. 10,000 first printing.
By Charles Baxter (editor), Michael Collier (editor) and Edward Hirsch (editor)

Hardcover:

9780393057713 | W W Norton & Co Inc, August 1, 2004, cover price $42.00 | About this edition: Writers whose lives and work were inspired by the late fiction editor at The New Yorker share intimate essays and other writings about his contributions as a mentor, an author, and a literary correspondent, in a collection that includes contributions by such figures as Alice Munroe, Anthony Hecht, and John Updike.

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Gathered from one hundred prominent writing workshops around the United States and Canada, this second anthology of short fiction presents a wide variety of new voices, settings, and styles that capture all facets and visions of North American life. Original. 25,000 first printing. (view table of contents)
By Charles Baxter (editor), Natalie Danford (editor) and John Kulka (editor)

Paperback:

9780156010658 | Harvest Books, November 1, 2001, cover price $14.00 | About this edition: Gathered from approximately one hundred fifty writing workshops around the United States and Canada, this collection of short stories presents a variety of new voices, settings, and styles that capture all facets and visions of North American life.

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A collection of thirteen intimate stories explores relationships with a unique blend of shock, comedy, and love. (view table of contents)

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9780393028676 | W W Norton & Co Inc, September 1, 1990, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: A collection of thirteen intimate stories explores relationships with a unique blend of shock, comedy, and love

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9780393322200 | W W Norton & Co Inc, September 1, 2001, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: A collection of thirteen intimate stories explores relationships with a unique blend of shock, comedy, and love.
9780140156287 | Reprint edition (Penguin USA, October 1, 1991), cover price $12.95

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When assistant city manager Wyatt Palmer enters into a shady business deal he faces consequences that have a profound impact on him and those around him, including brother Cyril, lover Alyse, and mother Jeanne.

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9780393034370 | W W Norton & Co Inc, January 1, 1993, cover price $21.95 | About this edition: When assistant city manager Wyatt Palmer enters into a shady business deal he faces consequences that have a profound impact on him and those around him, including brother Cyril, lover Alyse, and mother Jeanne

Paperback:

9780393322743 | W W Norton & Co Inc, September 1, 2001, cover price $23.95 | About this edition: When assistant city manager Wyatt Palmer enters into a shady business deal he faces consequences that have a profound impact on him and those around him, including brother Cyril, lover Alyse, and mother Jeanne.
9780140235104 | Reprint edition (Penguin USA, February 1, 1994), cover price $14.00 | About this edition: Here is the novel that admirers of Charles Baxter's earlier work, the luminous novel First Light and his many award-winning stories, have been waiting for.

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Product Description: Rare book: Price in USD

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9788479017682 | Rba Publicaciones Editores revistas, June 1, 2001, cover price $23.99 | About this edition: Rare book: Price in USD

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Product Description: In Bringing the Devil to His Knees: The Craft of Fiction and the Writing Life, seventeen award-winning writers--all expert teachers--share the secrets of creating compelling, imaginative stories and novels. A combination handbook, writer's companion, and collection of spirited personal essays, the book is filled with specific examples, hard-won wisdom, and compassionate guidance for the developing or experienced fiction writer...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
By Charles Baxter (editor) and Peter Turchi (editor)

Hardcover:

9780472097746 | Univ of Michigan Pr, June 1, 2001, cover price $75.00 | About this edition: In Bringing the Devil to His Knees: The Craft of Fiction and the Writing Life, seventeen award-winning writers--all expert teachers--share the secrets of creating compelling, imaginative stories and novels.

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9780472067749 | Univ of Michigan Pr, June 1, 2001, cover price $24.95

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Product Description: Contributors to this issue include: Jill Bossert, Michael Byers, Peter Ho Davies, Doug Dorst, Rob Evans, Emily Hammond, Mabelle Hsueh, James Morrison, Antonya Nelson, Stewart O'Nan, Hilary Rao, Elwood Reid, Joan Silber, Elizabeth Tippens (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
By Charles Baxter (editor)

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9780933277267 | Ploughshares Books, August 1, 1999, cover price $9.95 | About this edition: Contributors to this issue include: Jill Bossert, Michael Byers, Peter Ho Davies, Doug Dorst, Rob Evans, Emily Hammond, Mabelle Hsueh, James Morrison, Antonya Nelson, Stewart O'Nan, Hilary Rao, Elwood Reid, Joan Silber, Elizabeth Tippens

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Collects essays exploring recovered memories, amnesia, and political and cultural forgetfulness by such authors as Richard Bausch, Lydia Davis, Patricial Hampl, James A. McPherson, and Sylvia Watanabe
By Charles Baxter (editor)

Paperback:

9781555972875 | Graywolf Pr, April 1, 1999, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: Collects essays exploring recovered memories, amnesia, and political and cultural forgetfulness by such authors as Richard Bausch, Lydia Davis, Patricial Hampl, James A.

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Product Description: Baxter dives into the undercurrents of middle-class American life in these eleven arresting, often mesmerizing stories. Whether they know it or not, Baxter's characters are floating above an abyss of unruly desire, inexplicable dread, unforeseen tragedy, and sudden moments of grace...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

Hardcover:

9780670804771 | Viking Pr, July 1, 1985, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Portrays a gallery of middle-class Americans who share upward-bound aspirations and a fear of falling, as they face the defining moments of their lives

Paperback:

9780679776499 | Vintage Books, October 1, 1998, cover price $14.00 | About this edition: Baxter dives into the undercurrents of middle-class American life in these eleven arresting, often mesmerizing stories.

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Product Description: With his five previous books of fiction, Charles Baxter established himself as a contemporary literary master, in the traditions of Raymond Carver, William Maxwell, and Alice Munro. This radiant new collection confirms Baxter's ability to revel in the surfaces of seemingly ordinary lives while uncovering their bedrock of passion, madness, levity and grief...read more

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9780679776536 | Vintage Books, October 1, 1998, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: With his five previous books of fiction, Charles Baxter established himself as a contemporary literary master, in the traditions of Raymond Carver, William Maxwell, and Alice Munro.

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Product Description: Graywolf reissues one of its most successful essay collections with two new essays and a new foreword by Charles BaxterAs much a rumination on the state of literature as a technical manual for aspiring writers, Burning Down the House has been enjoyed by readers and taught in classrooms for more than a decade...read more

Hardcover:

9781555972561 | Graywolf Pr, April 1, 1997, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: Looks at how political and historical events have shaped modern American fiction, and discusses narrative, characterization, and melodrama

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9781555975081 | 2 expanded edition (Graywolf Pr, September 2, 2008), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: Graywolf reissues one of its most successful essay collections with two new essays and a new foreword by Charles BaxterAs much a rumination on the state of literature as a technical manual for aspiring writers, Burning Down the House has been enjoyed by readers and taught in classrooms for more than a decade.
9781555972707 | Reprint edition (Graywolf Pr, April 1, 1998), cover price $15.00 | About this edition: Looks at how political and historical events have shaped modern American fiction, and discusses narrative, characterization, and melodrama

Captures the fleeting moments that forever shape an individual's life in eight pieces of short fiction that include 'Reincarnation,' 'The Cure for Love,' and the title novella in which the narrator describes his father's fall from grace. 17,500 first printing. Tour.

Hardcover:

9780679442677 | Pantheon Books, March 1, 1997, cover price $23.00 | About this edition: Captures the fleeting moments that forever shape an individual's life in eight pieces of short fiction that include 'Reincarnation,' 'The Cure for Love,' and the title novella in which the narrator describes his father's fall from grace.

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Paperback:

9780679776512 | Reprint edition (Vintage Books, March 1, 1997), cover price $13.00

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Poems deal with art, travel, shopping, families, unemployment, the imagination, religion, and modern life

Paperback:

9780945167242 | British Amer Pub Ltd, April 1, 1990, cover price $7.95 | About this edition: Poems deal with art, travel, shopping, families, unemployment, the imagination, religion, and modern life

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