Robert Stone

1 Death of the Black-Haired Girl

Author : Robert Stone
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2014-06-03
Description :  A <i>New York Times Book Review</i> Editors’ Choice<br /><br />“Fast-paced [and] riveting . . . Stone is one of our transcendently great American novelists.” — Madison Smartt Bell <br /><br />“Brilliant.” — <i>Washington Post</i><br /><br />At an elite college in a once-decaying New England city, Steven Brookman has come to a decision. A brilliant but careless professor, he has determined that for the sake of his marriage, and his soul, he must end his relationship with Maud Stack, his electrifying student, whose papers are always late yet always incandescent. But Maud is a young woman whose passions are not easily curtailed, and their union will quickly yield tragic and far-reaching consequences.<br /><br /><i>Death of the Black-Haired Girl</i> is an irresistible tale of infidelity, accountability, the allure of youth, the promise of absolution, and the notion that madness is everywhere, in plain sight.<br /><br />“At once unsparing and generous in its vision of humanity, by turns propulsive and poetic, Death of the Black-Haired Girl is wise, brave, and beautifully just.” — <i>Boston Globe</i><br /><br />“Unsettling and tightly wrought—and a worthy cautionary tale about capital-C consequences.” — <i>Entertainment Weekly</i><br /><br />“A taut, forceful, lacerating novel, full of beautifully crafted language.” — <i>Los Angeles Review of Books</i>

2 Prime Green: Remembering the Sixties

Author : Robert Stone
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2009-03-17
Description :  From the New York City of Kline and De Kooning to the jazz era of New Orleans's French Quarter, to Ken Kesey's psychedelic California, Prime Green explores the 1960s in all its weird, innocent, turbulent, and fascinating glory. Building on personal vignettes from Robert Stone's travels across America, the legendary novelist offers not only a riveting and powerful memoir but also an unforgettable inside perspective on a unique moment in American history.

3 Bear and His Daughter

Author : Robert Stone
Genre :  Short Stories  Books  Fiction & Literature  Literary 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  1998-05-14
Description :  <b>From a National Book Award winner, “a volume of short stories that belongs alongside Raymond Carver&#xa0;.&#xa0;.&#xa0;.&#xa0;brilliant, moving, often gloriously funny” (<i>The San Francisco Chronicle</i>).</b><br /><br /> Spanning nearly thirty years in the career of the <i>New York Times</i>–bestselling author of <i>Dog Soldiers</i>, the stories collected here explore, acutely and powerfully, the humanity that unites us.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> In “Miserere,” a widowed librarian with an unspeakable secret undertakes an unusual and grisly role in the anti-abortion crusade. In his classic story “Helping,” the author examines a moment of climactic confrontation in the life of Elliot, a therapist beset by his own demons. “Under the Pitons” is the harrowing story of a reluctant participant in a drug-running scheme and the grim and unexpected consequences of his involvement. The title story is a riveting account of the tangled lines that weave the relationship of a father and his grown daughter.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> In these stories, Robert Stone’s characters tug at the edges of experience, laying bare the truths that keep us alive.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Stone, one of contemporary fiction’s big talents, probes his characters to the existential core. At stake in these dazzling stories is nothing less than his characters’ souls.” —<i>People</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “The landscapes of drug addiction and war and its aftermath are depicted with rueful wit and furious intensity in these seven strongly imagined tales.&#xa0;.&#xa0;.&#xa0;. Combining Hemingway-like vigor with Kafkaesque despair&#xa0;.&#xa0;.&#xa0;. Stone has few contemporary peers, and no superiors.” —<i>Kirkus Reviews</i><br /><br /> “Masterful and wrenching.” —<i>The Boston Globe</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “A volume of short stories that belongs alongside those of Raymond Carver&#xa0;.&#xa0;.&#xa0;. brilliant, moving, often gloriously funny and triumphant.” —<i>San Francisco Chronicle</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “As interesting a group of stories as can be found in contemporary literature.” —<i>The Miami Herald</i><br /><br /> Robert Stone (1937–2015) was the acclaimed author of eight novels and two story collections, including <i>Dog Soldiers</i>, winner of the National Book Award, and <i>Bear and His Daughter</i>, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. His memoir, <i>Prime Green</i>, was published in 2007.

4 Children of Light

Author : Robert Stone
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  1986-02-12
Description :  By "one of the most impressive novelists of his generation" (<i>The New York Review of Books</i>), <i>Children of Light</i>&#xa0;is a searing, indelible love story of two ravaged spirits, played out under the merciless, magnifying prism of Hollywood.<br /><br />Gordon Walker, screenwriter and actor, has systematically ruined his family and his health with cocaine and alcohol. Lee Verger is an actress of uncommon and unfulfilled promise, whom Gordon has known since the days when they were both young and fearless, and whose New Orleans childhood has left her with a tenuous hold on sanity. During the shooting of a film on the Pacific coast of Mexico, they resume a ritual struggle in which their desperate love for each other will either save or destroy them.

5 Warlock

Author : Oakley Hall & Robert Stone
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Historical 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2005-11-21
Description :  Oakley Hall's legendary <i>Warlock</i> revisits and reworks the traditional conventions of the Western to present a raw, funny, hypnotic, ultimately devastating picture of American unreality. First published in the 1950s, at the height of the McCarthy era, Warlock is not only one of the most original and entertaining of modern American novels but a lasting contribution to American fiction.<br /><br />"Tombstone, Arizona, during the 1880's is, in ways, our national Camelot: a never-never land where American virtues are embodied in the Earps, and the opposite evils in the Clanton gang; where the confrontation at the OK Corral takes on some of the dry purity of the Arthurian joust. Oakley Hall, in his very fine novel Warlock has restored to the myth of Tombstone its full, mortal, blooded humanity. Wyatt Earp is transmogrified into a gunfighter named Blaisdell who . . . is summoned to the embattled town of Warlock by a committee of nervous citizens expressly to be a hero, but finds that he cannot, at last, live up to his image; that there is a flaw not only in him, but also, we feel, in the entire set of assumptions that have allowed the image to exist. . . . Before the agonized epic of Warlock is over with—the rebellion of the proto-Wobblies working in the mines, the struggling for political control of the area, the gunfighting, mob violence, the personal crises of those in power—the collective awareness that is Warlock must face its own inescapable Horror: that what is called society, with its law and order, is as frail, as precarious, as flesh and can be snuffed out and assimilated back into the desert as easily as a corpse can. It is the deep sensitivity to abysses that makes <i>Warlock</i> one of our best American novels. For we are a nation that can, many of us, toss with all aplomb our candy wrapper into the Grand Canyon itself, snap a color shot and drive away; and we need voices like Oakley Hall's to remind us how far that piece of paper, still fluttering brightly behind us, has to fall." —Thomas Pynchon

6 Outerbridge Reach

Author : Robert Stone
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2014-02-28
Description :  In this towering story about a man pitting himself against the sea, against society, and against himself, Robert Stone again demonstrates that he is "one of the most impressive novelists of his generation" (New York Review of Books). Inviting comparison with the great sea novels of Conrad, Melville, and Hemingway, Outerbridge Reach is also the portrait of two men and the powerful, unforgettable woman they both love - and for whom they are both ready, in their very different ways, to stake everything. As the San Francisco Chronicle said, "Robert Stone asks questions of our time few writers could imagine and answers them in narratives few readers will ever quite forget."

7 Dog Soldiers

Author : Robert Stone
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  1997-04-02
Description :  <b>National Book Award Winner: A “harrowing” novel of the Vietnam era filled with “white-knuckled suspense” (<i>Time</i>).</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> In Saigon during the waning days of the Vietnam War, a small-time journalist named John Converse thinks he’ll find action—and profit—by getting involved in a heroin shipment. But back in the States, things go horribly wrong.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> From the<i> New York Times–</i>bestselling author of<i> Damascus Gate</i>,<i> Dog Soldiers</i> is “a dark descendant of Conrad’s and Hemingway’s adventure stories,” perfectly capturing the underground mood of America in the 1970s, when amateur drug dealers and hippies encountered profiteering cops and professional killers—and the price of survival was dangerously high (<i>The New York Times Book Review</i>).<br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Powerful, literally chilling.” —<i>St. Louis Post-Dispatch</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Compulsively readable&#xa0;.&#xa0;.&#xa0;. As forcefully as any novel one can think of, this novel conveys the cynicism, the terror, and the appetite for new experiences that have marked recent years.” —<i>The New Yorker</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “<i>Dog Soldiers</i> is a novel so good, so interesting and serious and funny and frightening, so absorbing, so impressive, so masterful&#xa0;.&#xa0;.&#xa0;. It is splendid, terrific action suspense.” —<i>Esquire</i>

8 Day Hikes Around Big Sur

Author : Robert Stone
Genre :  Travel & Adventure  Books  United States 
Price :  $16.99
Release Date :  2014-03-01
Description :  Day Hikes Around Big Sur includes 99 unforgettable hikes along spectacular coastal headlands in Central California, where the Santa Lucia Mountains rise over 5,000 feet from the Pacific Ocean. The routes have been chosen to offer a great selection of shoreline excursions, beaches, wilderness hikes, waterfalls, canyons, and panoramic overlooks while including a range of hiking levels.

9 The World Split Open: Great Authors on How and Why We Write

Author : Margaret Atwood, Russell Banks, Ursula K. Le Guin, Marilynne Robinson, Wallace Stegner, Robert Stone & Jeanette Winterson
Genre :  Essays  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2014-11-11
Description :  Since 1984, Literary Arts has welcomed many of the world's most renowned authors and storytellers to its stage. In celebration of their thirty-year anniversary, Tin House Books has collected highlights from the series in a single volume.<br /> Since 1984, Literary Arts has welcomed many of the world’s most renowned authors and storytellers to its stage for one of the country’s largest lectures series. Sold-out crowds congregate at Portland’s Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall to hear these writers’ discuss their work and their thoughts on the trajectory of contemporary literature and culture. In celebration of Literary Arts’ thirty-year anniversary, Tin House Books has collected highlights from the series in a single volume. Whether it’s Wallace Stegner exploring how we use fiction to make sense of life or Ursula K. Le Guin on where ideas come from, Margaret Atwood on the need for complex female characters or Robert Stone on morality and truth in literature, Edward P. Jones on the role of imagination in historical novels or Marilynne Robinson on the nature of beauty, these essays illuminate not just the world of letters but the world at large.

10 Damascus Gate

Author : Robert Stone
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2013-08-16
Description :  <b><i>New York Times</i></b><b> bestseller and National Book Award finalist: A reporter researching “Jerusalem Syndrome” is snared in a terrorist plot in a</b><b>“transcendent thriller” (<i>Time</i>).</b><br /><br /> American journalist Christopher Lucas has arrived in the Middle East to research the phenomenon known as Jerusalem Syndrome—a religious psychosis among tourists who become so overwhelmed by the Holy Land that they erupt in a sometimes dangerous mania. A rationalist outsider navigating an insular world of increasing hysteria, Lucas at first seems immune. But soon his own obsession for Jewish jazz singer Sonia Barnes draws him deeper into the fanatical cult, and into a very real and immediate threat: a plot to hasten the coming of the Messiah by blowing up the Muslim shrines in the Temple Mount.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Now, swirling around Lucas in an apocalyptic undertow are Communist revolutionaries, Palestinian terrorists, Hamas agents, fundamentalist Christians, right-wing fanatics, a duplicitous Israeli secret agent, a ruthless soldier of fortune, a strung-out Kabbalist, and Sonia herself. Each one is complicit in a conspiracy that will drive Lucas from the riot-filled streets to an underground maze, where he uncovers the duplicity and depravity on all sides of Jerusalem’s struggle.&#xa0;<br /><br /> From the author of the National Book Award winner <i>Dog Soldiers</i>, this novel about the desperate search for redemption—and those who are all too willing to provide it—is “a stunning achievement” (<i>Philadelphia Inquirer</i>).<br /> &#xa0;

11 Day Hikes Around Bozeman, Montana

Author : Robert Stone
Genre :  Travel & Adventure  Books 
Price :  $14.99
Release Date :  2011-03-15
Description :  Bozeman is a mountain community steeped in history and surrounded by stunning landscape. The fantastic scenery combined with national forests, wilderness areas, and an outdoor-oriented community make the hiking in this area superb. <i>Day Hikes Around Bozeman, Montana</i> is a collection of 110 of the best day hikes in the mountain ranges and valleys surrounding the city. 320 pages with clear trail descriptions, ample maps, and index. All hiking levels.

12 Day Hikes Around Sedona, Arizona

Author : Robert Stone
Genre :  Travel & Adventure  Books 
Price :  $13.99
Release Date :  2006-03-01
Description :  Day Hikes Around Sedona, Arizona, is a comprehensive guide to 100 great hikes in one of the southwest's most scenic areas. The extensive network of trails offers abundant opportunities for hiking and exploration. Highlights include world-class rock formations, sculpted canyons, ancient cliff dwellings, year-round creeks, and panoramic views of the entire area. 224 pages with clear trail descriptions and ample maps. All hiking levels.

13 1000 Days Haiku

Author : Robert Stone
Genre :  Poetry  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $0.99
Release Date :  2012-03-06
Description :  As an actor I have been lucky&#xa0; to be in over a hundred plays.<br /> Sometimes the audience likes my work.<br /> And sometimes they don’t.<br /> Sometimes they laugh and clap.<br /> Sometimes they fidget and cough.<br /> But sometimes there is that magical symbiosis that happens with just the right audience.<br /> Where they are listening to every word.<br /> Understanding everything you want them to understand.<br /> It’s a dance.<br /> Just humans in one room.<br /> Nothing more.<br /> Nothing less.<br /> All connected.<br /> All one.<br /> I first met Robert Stone when he came to see a play I was in.<br /> This tall, older, cheerful man came up to me after the show and told me how much he liked my performance.<br /> Then he came to see another play.<br /> And then another.<br /> Sometimes he told me he liked my work.<br /> Sometimes he told me he liked the last play better.<br /> That was 25 years ago.<br /> I have never had dinner with Robert.<br /> I have never been to his house.<br /> I am not really even sure what his job is.<br /> Or was.<br /> I believe he is retired now.<br /> But I heard a rumor once that it had something to do with printing checks.<br /> All I know was that if I was in a play, he would do his best to be there.<br /> Other actors and directors told me the same thing.<br /> They could always count on Robert.<br /> No matter how few people came to see their plays, Robert would be there.<br /> He is the consummate audience.<br /> Then one day he sent me a sonnet he had written.<br /> And then another.<br /> Sonnets flowed out of this man.<br /> Turned out the audience is a poet.<br /> Then one day I happen to mention to Robert on Facebook, that in a thousand days I would be 50 years old.<br /> That day Robert posted on my page a haiku he had written celebrating the occasion.<br /> Then the next day he posted another.<br /> And so on and so forth.&#xa0;<br /> For 500 days the man wrote and wrote.<br /> Sometimes the haikus were inspired by something going on in my life.<br /> Sometimes they were inspired by what was going on in his.<br /> For a period he wrote a series of lines inspired by e. e. Cummings, then&#xa0;the Tao Te Ching, and finally Shakespeare’s sonnets.<br /> Soon bloggers picked up on them.<br /> And these ‘little celebrations’ of another day lived were all over the internet.&#xa0;<br /> Which brings me to the book you are now holding.<br /> It contains the first 500 haikus he’s written as part of his 1,000 day challenge.<br /> It obviously won’t be his last book.<br /> The poor man is only halfway there.<br /> I hope you enjoy our journey.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Chambers Stevens<br /> Jan 24th, 2013

14 Day Hikes in the Beartooth Mountains

Author : Robert Stone
Genre :  Travel & Adventure  Books 
Price :  $14.99
Release Date :  2012-03-01
Description :  A great collection of 123 day hikes in the beautiful Beartooth Mountains in south-central Montana--fantastic hiking for every level of experience. Trails located within a 120-mile radius of Red Lodge, including the Beartooth Highway, Boulder Valley, Billings, and the northern reaches of Yellowstone. Hikes include wooded canyons, valleys enclosed by snow-capped peaks, waterfalls, creeks, alpine plateaus, and stunning mountain panoramas.

15 Day Hikes Around Monterey and Carmel

Author : Robert Stone
Genre :  Travel & Adventure  Books  United States 
Price :  $17.99
Release Date :  2013-03-01
Description :  Day Hikes Around Monterey and Carmel includes 127 hikes from the north end of Monterey Bay to the Big Sur coastline. Many hikes are found along the amazing coastline; other hikes explore the interior mountains and hillsides. The routes have been chosen to offer a great selection of shoreline excursions, beaches, residential paths, wilderness hikes, cool canyons, and panoramic overlooks while including a range of hiking levels. Hikes take from one hour to all day.

16 Day Hikes In Yosemite National Park

Author : Robert Stone
Genre :  Travel & Adventure  Books 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2009-03-17
Description :  Yosemite is one of the world's most popular national parks. Visitors go there to see Yosemite Valley, Half dome, the stunning waterfalls, giant sequoia groves, and the pristine alpine meadows. These 80 day hikes include all of the park's well-known attractions, plus many other hiking options to out-of-the-way destinations and unique vistas. Spectacular scenery and hikes for every level of experience.

17 Day Hikes Around San Luis Obispo

Author : Robert Stone
Genre :  Travel & Adventure  Books  United States 
Price :  $19.99
Release Date :  2015-03-01
Description :  Winner of the Best Guidebook Award from Outdoor Writers Association of California! Day Hikes Around San Luis Obispo includes 156 day hikes in Central California. The coastal county is notable for its long stretches of sandy beach, rocky headlands, and the forested Santa Lucia Range, which rises over 5,000 feet from the Pacific Ocean. The routes have been chosen to offer a great selection of shoreline excursions, beaches, wilderness hikes, waterfalls, canyons, and panoramic overlooks while including a range of hiking levels. 480 pages with accurate directions and numerous maps.

18 The Altar of His Presence

Author : Robert Stone
Genre :  Christianity  Books  Religion & Spirituality 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2017-07-18
Description :  <b>Encounter God at the Altar</b><br /> When we hear the word, “altar,” we often associate it with images of death and sacrifice or of surrender and yielding. &#xa0;<br /> Although these associations do have their place, there is a New Covenant revelation of the altar that will usher your relationship with God into new experiential dimensions.<br /> Robert Stone lays out a revelatory blueprint for you to take your intimacy with God to new, marvelous and wonderful levels.<br /><br /> You will:<br /> <b><i></i></b><b><i>Receive new revelation </i></b>of how the biblical concept of the altar is a blueprint for you to experience the Holy Spirit more deeply <b><i></i></b><b><i>Gain new clarity </i></b>in following the Holy Spirit’s leading &#xa0; <b><i></i></b><b><i>Experience deep spiritual fulfillment</i></b> as you learn to fellowship with God on a more personal level <b><i></i></b><b><i>Enter into greater depths of worship</i></b> where you can witness God’s glory more powerfully <br /> <b><i>This New Covenant revelation of the altar invites you into fresh encounters with God’s presence</i></b>

19 Day Hikes Around Sonoma County

Author : Robert Stone
Genre :  Travel & Adventure  Books 
Price :  $19.99
Release Date :  2016-03-01
Description :  California's Sonoma County is known for its wineries and a magnificent natural landscape--a picturesque mix of rugged coastline, steep cliffs, forested hillsides, and verdant agricultural valleys. A collection of 125 of the county's best day hikes are combined into this guide, providing access to 60 miles of coastline and thousands of acres of greenspace. All hiking levels are included, with a focus on mid-range hikes.

20 Day Hikes Around Ventura County

Author : Robert Stone
Genre :  Travel & Adventure  Books 
Price :  $15.99
Release Date :  2011-03-15
Description :  Greatly expanded 3rd edition! Day Hikes Around Ventura County now includes 116 day hikes in this scenic coastal county just north of Los Angeles. These hikes range from the Pacific Coast to the mountainous interior and national forests. Highlights include coastal estuaries and tidepools, long beaches backed by bluffs, waterfalls, swimming holes, forested canyons, secluded creek paths, caves, ridge walks, historic sights, filming locations, and rugged outcroppings...from relaxing, scenic strolls to mountain-to-coast hikes with panoramic views. 320 pages with clear trail descriptions, ample maps, and index. All hiking levels.

21 Day Hikes Around Los Angeles

Author : Robert Stone
Genre :  Travel & Adventure  Books  Sports & Outdoors 
Price :  $19.99
Release Date :  2015-03-01
Description :  LA Times Best Seller and four-time award winner from three Outdoor Writers Associations, including Best in Show and Best Guidebook! Expanded 6th edition includes 160 day hikes in and around Los Angeles and over 230 maps. Hikes range from boardwalk strolls along the ocean to shady canyon trails that lead to panoramic overlooks. This is an essential guide to discovering the city's thousands of acres of public green space as well as many access points to the coastline.

22 Day Hikes In the Santa Monica Mountains

Author : Robert Stone
Genre :  Travel & Adventure  Books 
Price :  $19.99
Release Date :  2012-03-01
Description :  Residents and travelers will find this comprehensive guide essential to locating an amazing number of hiking trails throughout the 50-mile-long Santa Monica Mountains. The range parallels the coastline in southern California, dividing the Pacific coast from the interior valleys. Included are 138 day hikes, with an additional section of 13 hikes that traverses the full length of the 68-mile Backbone Trail.&#xa0; 496 pages with clear trail descriptions, ample maps, index. All hiking levels.

23 Day Hikes In Grand Teton National Park

Author : Robert Stone
Genre :  Travel & Adventure  Books  United States 
Price :  $13.99
Release Date :  2014-03-01
Description :  Includes a thorough selection of day hikes throughout Grand Teton National Park and around the town of Jackson. Designed for travelers and residents who are looking for hiking options that can be completed within the day. Makes the Grand Tetons accessible to everyone and will greatly enhance anyone's visit to the park. 272 pages with clear trail descriptions and ample maps. All hiking levels included, from lakeshore paths to panoramic overlooks.

24 Gifts from the Ascended Christ

Author : Robert Stone
Genre :  Christianity  Books  Religion & Spirituality 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2017-09-19
Description :  Many recognize that God is restoring His Church to her true and glorious place in the earth. But how much of these changes do we really understand? This book presents God’s plan for leadership and government within the Body of Christ. The Church needs every gift of the five-fold ministry to complete her commission. It is the synergistic work of all five gifts—apostle, prophet, evangelist, pastor, and teacher—that will bring the light and power of Jesus Christ to a world that is desperately dark and needy.

25 Day Hikes Around Santa Barbara

Author : Robert Stone
Genre :  Travel & Adventure  Books 
Price :  $15.99
Release Date :  2010-04-01
Description :  The Santa Barbara landscape is a picturesque mix of sandy coastline and forested mountains. The temperate climate and gentle ocean breezes have distinguished this area as the "jewel of the American Riviera." This comprehensive guide clearly describes the attractions and routes to all of the area's best day hikes. A wide range of hikes accommodates all levels of experience, from coastal beach walks to steep canyon climbs with stunning panoramas.

26 Bay of Souls

Author : Robert Stone
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2004-06-02
Description :  <b>From a National Book Award–winning author: An obsessive love leads a man into a spiral of corruption and crime in a novel “as frightening as it is hypnotic” (<i>Booklist</i>).</b><br /><br /> Michael Ahearn, a professor at a rural Midwestern college, has a wife and son and a good life that doesn’t quite satisfy him. Then he becomes obsessed with a new faculty member at his school: Lara Purcell. An expert in Third World politics, Lara is seductive, dangerous—and in thrall, she claims, to a voodoo spirit who’s taken possession of her soul.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Impassioned and determined, Michael pursues Lara to her native island of St. Trinity, heedless of the political upheaval there. Together they desperately attempt to reclaim all that she’s lost. But as Lara sacrifices herself to ritual and superstition, Michael’s caught up in a high-stakes smuggling scheme—and in his feverish mental state, the world becomes an ever-shifting phantasmagoria. He is, himself, possessed.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> From the <i>New York Times</i>–bestselling author of <i>Dog Soldiers</i> and <i>Damascus Gate</i>, <i>Bay of Souls</i> is a twisting psychological thriller about diplomats and covert operatives, idealists and opportunists, a story of an American embroiled in foreign corruption—and the labyrinthine depths of his own mind.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Stone depicts the internal savaging of his hero’s mind with chilling precision, and his evocation of Central America in turmoil deserves comparison with Graham Greene.” —<i>Booklist</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “A stunning work, a profound and profoundly moving meditation tethered to a runaway train&#xa0;.&#xa0;.&#xa0;. <i>Bay of Souls</i> is a triumph.” —<i>The San Diego Union-Tribune</i><br /><br /> “Faulknerian intensity and a narrative economy reminiscent of Hemingway distinguish Stone’s bloodcurdling seventh outing.&#xa0;.&#xa0;.&#xa0;. A small masterpiece, possessed of a relentless lucidity that recalls Conrad and Graham Greene at their peeks. Stone’s best yet.” —<i>Kirkus Reviews</i>, starred review<br /> &#xa0;<br /> “A tight, brilliantly observed tale&#xa0;.&#xa0;.&#xa0;. A novel of bold prose and subtle perceptions, a small, hard gem from a master writer.” —<i>Publishers Weekly</i>, starred review<br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Stone is at his best here, and that’s very, very good.” —<i>Library Journal</i>, starred review<br /> &#xa0;<br /> “It’s ‘must’ reading in the way everything Stone writes is.” —<i>The Nation</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Every so often, a novel comes along so electrically charged with atmosphere and eroticism that the reader has to consume it in small morsels, stopping from time to time to digest what has been read.&#xa0;.&#xa0;.&#xa0;. Robert Stone’s latest, <i>Bay of Souls</i>, is such a novel.” —<i>Bookpage</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “The latest addition to Robert Stone’s dark canon. It’s a fascinating addition. Unusual (for Stone) in its brevity, this is a highly concentrated work.&#xa0;.&#xa0;.&#xa0;. Stone gives us another wild ride, one that leaves the reader rather dazed, shaken up and moved.” —<i>The New York Times Book Review</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “In Stone’s intense, intricate story, moments as minor as a flashlight dropped in the water or a frustrated hunter trying to carry his kill in an unwieldy wheelbarrow are miniatures of the grotesque episodes in which Michael will later find himself.” —<i>The Seattle Times</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Robert Stone’s <i>Bay of Souls</i> shows the author in a stylistic languor as narcotic as the Caribbean island on which the story takes place&#xa0;.&#xa0;.&#xa0;. more fun than vacationing with your family.” —<i>Playboy</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Hypnotic&#xa0;.&#xa0;.&#xa0;. <i>Bay of Souls</i> takes all of this important writer’s motifs to a new and unanticipated level of scrutiny.” —<i>Chicago Tribune</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Stone just keeps getting better. Star Ledger Readers who go along with Stone on this voyage won’t be disappointed.” —<i>USA Today</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Bottom line: Big bad voodoo dandy.” —<i>People</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Here as elsewhere [Stone] orchestrates the bottomless complexity of political corruption with the subtlety of a jazz composer.” —<i>The Washington Post</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “[Stone’s] action scenes are taut, polished gems&#xa0;.&#xa0;.&#xa0;. and his gift for conveying a building sense of dread is unmatched. Outside as always, Stone dares to probe the territory of personal salvation—the courage needed to find it and the consequences of not having what it takes—with unflinching steadiness.” —<i>Pittsburgh Post-Gazette</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “With steely prose, Stone cuts through to the heart of darkness lurking not in some exotic, far-flung locale, but beating insistently inside any sensitive man.” —<i>San Antonio Express-News</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Beautifully written&#xa0;.&#xa0;.&#xa0;. a gripping book filled with profound portraits of longing and distress.” —<i>Detroit Free Press</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “The real action of <i>Bay of Souls</i> takes place in the heart of the protagonist, and Stone handles this drama masterfully.” —<i>The Columbus Dispatch</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Succeeds splendidly&#xa0;.&#xa0;.&#xa0;. delicate, even beautiful.” —<i>The Jerusalem Post</i><br /><br /> Robert Stone (1937–2015) was the acclaimed author of eight novels and two story collections, including <i>Dog Soldiers</i>, winner of the National Book Award, and <i>Bear and His Daughter</i>, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. His memoir, <i>Prime Green</i>, was published in 2007.

27 Sacred Steel

Author : Robert Stone
Genre :  Music  Books  Arts & Entertainment  Nonfiction  Social Science 
Price :  $22.99
Release Date :  2010-10-01
Description :  In this book, Robert L. Stone follows the sound of steel guitar into the music-driven Pentecostal worship of two related churches: the House of God and the Church of the Living God. A rare outsider who has gained the trust of members and musicians inside the church, Stone uses nearly two decades of research, interviews, and fieldwork to tell the story of a vibrant musical tradition that straddles sacred and secular contexts.<br /><br />Most often identified with country and western bands, steel guitar is almost unheard of in African American churches--except for the House of God and the Church of the Living God, where it has been part of worship since the 1930s. <i>Sacred Steel</i> traces the tradition through four generations of musicians and in some two hundred churches extending across the country from Florida to California, Michigan to Alabama. Presenting detailed portraits of musical pioneers such as brothers Troman and Willie Eason and contemporary masters such as Chuck Campbell, Glenn Lee, and Robert Randolph, Stone expertly outlines the fundamental tensions between sacred steel musicians and church hierarchy.<br /><br />In this thorough analysis of the tradition, Stone explores the function of the music in church meetings and its effect on the congregations. He also examines recent developments such as the growing number of female performers, the commercial appeal of the music, and younger musicians’ controversial move of the music from the church to secular contexts.

28 Chasing Black Gold

Author : Robert Stone
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2016-11-01
Description :  In 1970, runaway 15-year-old Robert Stone showed up in the Bahamas. Turning diver and pot-smuggler in a Miami Vice world, he made a million before he was 18, then went legit as a pioneer saturation diver in the North Sea. At 30, after seeing friends die and surviving several close calls, he went to work for himself, mostly on the wrong side of the law: in the Niger Delta, where he conducted midnight oil deals with armed bandits; in the South China Seas, where he bribed the Vietnamese Navy and slipped away with $100 million worth of prime marijuana; and in the Arctic, where he unloaded the illicit cargo under the nose of the U.S. Vice President. When his closest friend turned government informant, Stone was thrown into a Nigerian jail. Stone bribed his way to freedom, and became the quarry in an international manhunt led by a U.S.. Organized Crime task force. After a couple of years on the run, he was arrested and jailed in Switzerland and sent to a Federal Penitentiary following extradition. This is a story about the power of money to draw a man into ever-bolder adventures, to bribe his way to the very top of business and government, and, ultimately, to buy his freedom.

29 Day Hikes Around Missoula, Montana

Author : Robert Stone
Genre :  Travel & Adventure  Books  United States 
Price :  $14.99
Release Date :  2013-03-01
Description :  Missoula sits at the hub of five merging valleys and is surrounded by stunning mountain scenery and national forests, making this area home to some of the finest alpine hiking in Montana. This collection of 102 great day hikes ranges from popular overlooks of Missoula (including the "M") to remote backcountry trails through stream-fed canyons. Spectacular scenery and hikes for every level of experience.

30 A Flag for Sunrise

Author : Robert Stone
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  1992-03-10
Description :  An emotional, dramatic and philosophical novel about Americans drawn into a small Central American country on the brink of revolution.<br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>

31 Day Hikes Around Orange County

Author : Robert Stone
Genre :  Travel & Adventure  Books  Sports & Outdoors  Health, Mind & Body  Health & Fitness  United States 
Price :  $17.99
Release Date :  2017-03-01
Description :  Orange County is more than just a suburban landscape. More than 30% of the land is preserved greenspace. The county's long, sandy coastline is backdropped by the undeveloped Santa Ana Mountains. The coast-to-mountain geography creates a diverse terrain that offers many opportunities for exploration. This essential guide describes how to get to trailheads in the Santa Ana Range, the best trails in the county's parklands, and access points to the coastline.

32 Day Hikes Around Santa Barbara

Author : Robert Stone
Genre :  Travel & Adventure  Books  Health, Mind & Body  Health & Fitness  United States 
Price :  $19.99
Release Date :  2018-03-07
Description :  The Santa Barbara landscape is a picturesque mix of sandy coastline and forested mountains. The temperate climate and gentle ocean breezes have distinguished this area as the "jewel of the American Riviera." This comprehensive guide clearly describes the attractions and routes to all of the area's best day hikes. A wide range of hikes accommodates all levels of experience, from coastal beach walks to steep canyon climbs with stunning panoramas.

33 Personal Investments

Author : Robert Stone
Genre :  Investing  Books  Business & Personal Finance 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  2017-04-01
Description :  This Fourth edition of A Guide to Personal Investments is a comprehensive guide to the complexities of personal finance in 2017. Written against a backdrop of low interest rates, high inflation and low returns overall the information contained in the book will be particularly invaluable. The book is particularly suitable for small investors in all markets and also covers personal pensions, healthcare and education. It will prove an invaluable guide for all who are concerned to maximise returns from their investments.

34 Fun with Problems

Author : Robert Stone
Genre :  Short Stories  Books  Fiction & Literature  Literary 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2010-01-11
Description :  <b>A “stylish, specific, and often darkly comic” collection of stories from the National Book Award–winning author (<i>The</i><i>New York Times Book Review</i>).</b><br /><br /> From “one of our greatest living writers,” this is a collection of short fiction rich with longing, violence, and black humor (<i>Los Angeles Times</i>).<br /> &#xa0;<br /> A screenwriter carries on a decades-long affair with a beautiful actress, whose descent into addiction he can neither turn from nor share. A bored husband picks up a mysterious woman, only to find that his ego has led him woefully astray. A world-beating Silicon Valley executive receives an unwelcome guest at his mansion in the hills. A scuba dive takes uneasy newlyweds to a point of no return. <i>Fun with Problems</i> showcases Pulitzer Prize finalist Robert Stone’s great gift for pinpointing the ways we conceal, reveal, and betray our truest selves.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> “The stories are witty and diverse and are all unified by some element of brokenness. Whether it be alcoholic painter, drug-guzzling screenwriter, or small-town attorney, each protagonist remains despicable yet demands a certain sympathy. Everyone is broken, but nothing has yet to fall apart.&#xa0;.&#xa0;.&#xa0;. Each character comes closer and closer to truth, but heartbreakingly, never quite turns the corner. You know they are on the right track though and that makes suffering with these characters enjoyable.” —<i>Booklist</i>



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