Alison Lurie

1 Foreign Affairs

Author : Alison Lurie
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature  Romance  Contemporary 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2013-06-04
Description :  <b>This Pulitzer Prize–winning novel follows two American academics in London—a young man and a middle-aged woman—as they each fall into unexpected romances.</b><br /><br /> In her early fifties, Vinnie Miner is the sort of woman no one ever notices, despite her career as an Ivy League professor. She doubts she could get a man’s attention if she waved a brightly colored object in front of him. And though she loves her work, her specialty—children’s folk rhymes—earns little respect from her fellow scholars. Then, alone on a flight to London for a research trip, she sits next to a man she would never have viewed as a potential romantic partner. In a Western-cut suit and a rawhide tie, he is a sanitary engineer from Tulsa, Oklahoma, on a group tour. He’s the very opposite of her type, but before Vinnie knows it, she’s spending more and more time with him.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Also in London is Vinnie’s colleague, a young, handsome English professor whose marriage and self-esteem are both on the rocks. But Fred Turner is also about to find consolation—in the arms of the most beautiful actress in England. Stylish and highborn, she introduces Fred to a glamorous, yet eccentric, London scene that he never expected to encounter.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> The course of these two relationships makes up the story of <i>Foreign Affairs</i>—a finalist for the National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award as well as a Pulitzer Prize winner, and an entertaining, poignant tale from the author of <i>The War Between the Tates</i> and <i>The Last Resort</i>, “one of this country’s most able and witty novelists” (<i>The New York Times</i>).<br /> &#xa0;<i>This ebook features an illustrated biography of Alison Lurie including rare images from the author’s personal collection.&#xa0; </i><br /> “One of this country’s most able and witty novelists . . . Wonderfully stimulating.” —<i>The New York Times</i><br /><br /> “An ingenious, touching book.” —<i>Newsweek</i><br /><br /> “A brilliant novel . . . Witty, acerbic, and sometimes fiendishly clever.” —<i>London Evening Standard</i><br /> &#xa0;Alison Lurie (b. 1926) is a Pulitzer Prize–winning author of fiction and nonfiction. Born in Chicago and raised in White Plains, New York, she joined the English department at Cornell University in 1970, where she taught courses on children’s literature, among others. Her first novel,&#xa0;<i>Love and Friendship</i>&#xa0;(1962), is a story of romance and deception among the faculty of a snowbound New England college. It won favorable reviews and established her as a keen observer of love in academia. It was followed by the well-received&#xa0;<i>The Nowhere City</i>&#xa0;(1966) and&#xa0;<i>The War Between the Tates</i>&#xa0;(1974). In 1984, she published&#xa0;<i>Foreign Affairs</i>, her best-known novel, which traces the erotic entanglements of two American professors in England. It won the Pulitzer Prize in 1985. In 1998, Lurie published&#xa0;<i>The Last Resort</i>. In addition to her novels, Lurie’s interest in children’s literature led to three collections of folk tales and two critical studies of the genre. Lurie officially retired from Cornell in 1998, but continues to teach and write.&#xa0;In 2012, she was awarded a two-year term as the official author of the state of New York.&#xa0;<i>The Language of Houses&#xa0;</i>(2014) is her most recent book.&#xa0;Lurie lives in Ithaca, New York, and is married to the writer Edward Hower. She has three grown sons and three grandchildren.&#xa0;

2 The Language of Houses

Author : Alison Lurie
Genre :  Art & Architecture  Books  Arts & Entertainment  Lifestyle & Home 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2014-08-19
Description :  <b>How do the spaces we inhabit affect us—and reflect us? A Pulitzer Prize–winning author explores architecture, in this insightful, “breezy” read (<i>The Washington Post</i>).</b><br /><br /> In 1981, Alison Lurie published <i>The Language of Clothes</i>, a meditation on costume and fashion as an expression of history, social status and individual psychology. Amusing, enlightening and full of literary allusion, the book was highly praised and widely anthologized.<br /><br /> Now Lurie has returned with a companion book, <i>The Language of Houses</i>, a lucid, provocative and entertaining look at how the architecture of buildings and the spaces within them both reflect and affect the people who inhabit them. Schools, churches, government buildings, museums, prisons, hospitals, restaurants, and of course, houses and apartments—all of them speak to human experience in vital and varied ways.<br /><br /><i>The Language of Houses</i> discusses historical and regional styles and the use of materials such as stone and wood and concrete, as well as contemplating the roles of stairs and mirrors, windows and doors, tiny rooms and cathedral-like expanses, illustrating its conclusions with illuminating literary references and the comments of experts in the field.<br /><br /> Accompanied by lighthearted original drawings, <i>The Language of Houses</i> is an essential and highly entertaining new contribution to the literature of modern architecture.&#xa0;<br /><br /> Alison Lurie (b. 1926) is a Pulitzer Prize–winning author of fiction and nonfiction. Born in Chicago and raised in White Plains, New York, she joined the English department at Cornell University in 1970, where she taught courses on children’s literature, among others. Her first novel,&#xa0;<i>Love and Friendship</i> (1962), is a story of romance and deception among the faculty of a snowbound New England college. It won favorable reviews and established her as a keen observer of love in academia. It was followed by the well-received&#xa0;<i>The Nowhere City</i>&#xa0;(1966) and&#xa0;<i>The War Between the Tates</i>&#xa0;(1974). In 1984, she published <i>Foreign Affairs</i>, her best-known novel, which traces the erotic entanglements of two American professors in England. It won the Pulitzer Prize in 1985. In 1998, Lurie published <i>The Last Resort</i>. In addition to her novels, Lurie’s interest in children’s literature led to three collections of folk tales and two critical studies of the genre. Lurie officially retired from Cornell in 1998, but continues to teach and write.&#xa0;In 2012, she was awarded a two-year term as the official author of the state of New York.&#xa0;<i>The Language of Houses&#xa0;</i>(2014) is her most recent book.&#xa0;Lurie lives in Ithaca, New York, and is married to the writer Edward Hower. She has three grown sons and three grandchildren.&#xa0;

3 Only Children

Author : Alison Lurie
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature  Family 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2012-11-13
Description :  <b>In the midst of the Great Depression, two families spend a holiday weekend together—but while their daughters cement their friendship, their parents tear their marriages apart&#xa0;</b><br /> Dozing in the back seat of her father’s car, Mary Ann Hubbard is the happiest eight-year-old in the country. It’s 1935, and she and her parents are going to spend Fourth of July weekend with her headmistress and the Zimmerns, whose daughter Lolly is Mary Ann’s best friend from school. While the two little girls frolic in the attic, endowing the rambling old house with wonder, creativity, and imagination, their parents are downstairs, mired in all the pleasure, pain, and occasional childishness of adulthood.&#xa0;As an affair threatens to tear the two families apart, Lolly and Mary Ann retreat farther into playtime. By the end of the weekend, the girls will begin to realize that becoming an adult and growing up can be two very different things.&#xa0;This ebook features an illustrated biography of Alison Lurie including rare images from the author’s collection.<br /> “<i>Only Children</i> comes alive through its language. . . . Miss Lurie knows what she is doing.” —<i>The New York Times</i>&#xa0;“There is no American author I have read with more consistent pleasure and sympathy over the years.” —John Fowles, author of <i>The Magus</i>&#xa0;“Lurie writes . . . coolly and wickedly.” —<i>The New Yorker</i><br /> Alison Lurie (b. 1926) is a Pulitzer Prize–winning author of fiction and nonfiction. Born in Chicago and raised in White Plains, New York, she joined the English department at Cornell University in 1970, where she taught courses on children’s literature, among others. Her first novel,&#xa0;<i>Love and Friendship</i>&#xa0;(1962), is a story of romance and deception among the faculty of a snowbound New England college. It won favorable reviews and established her as a keen observer of love in academia. It was followed by the well-received&#xa0;<i>The Nowhere City</i>&#xa0;(1966) and&#xa0;<i>The War Between the Tates</i>&#xa0;(1974). In 1984, she published&#xa0;<i>Foreign Affairs</i>, her best-known novel, which traces the erotic entanglements of two American professors in England. It won the Pulitzer Prize in 1985. In 1998, Lurie published&#xa0;<i>The Last Resort</i>. In addition to her novels, Lurie’s interest in children’s literature led to three collections of folk tales and two critical studies of the genre. Lurie officially retired from Cornell in 1998, but continues to teach and write.&#xa0;In 2012, she was awarded a two-year term as the official author of the state of New York.&#xa0;<i>The Language of Houses&#xa0;</i>(2014) is her most recent book.&#xa0;Lurie lives in Ithaca, New York, and is married to the writer Edward Hower. She has three grown sons and three grandchildren.&#xa0;

4 Lolly Willowes

Author : Sylvia Townsend Warner & Alison Lurie
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  1999-09-30
Description :  In&#xa0;<i>Lolly Willowes</i>, Sylvia Townsend Warner tells of an aging spinster's struggle to break way from her controlling family—a classic story that she treats with cool feminist intelligence, while adding a dimension of the supernatural and strange. Warner is one of the outstanding and indispensable mavericks of twentieth-century literature, a writer to set beside Djuna Barnes and Jane Bowles, with a subversive genius that anticipates the fantastic flights of such contemporaries as Angela Carter and Jeanette Winterson.

5 The War Between the Tates

Author : Alison Lurie
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature  Family 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2012-11-13
Description :  <b>When a wife reaches her breaking point and her husband begins an ill-advised affair, civil war breaks out within their family </b><br /> Erica Tate wouldn’t mind getting up in the morning if she enjoyed her children more. Until puberty struck, Jeffrey and Matilda were absolute darlings, but in the last year, they have become sullen, insufferable little monsters. Erica’s husband, Brian, is so deeply immersed in university life—and the legs of a half-literate flower child named Wendy—that he either doesn’t notice his wife’s misery or simply doesn’t care. Worst of all, their pleasant little neighborhood is transforming into a subdivision. And with each new ranch house that springs up around their lot, Erica’s marriage inches closer to disaster.&#xa0;Admitting she is sick of her family is only the first step. When the Tate household tips into full-scale emotional combat, Erica must do her best to ensure that she comes out on top. In this darkly comic tale, there is nothing more important than having a good exit strategy.&#xa0;This ebook features an illustrated biography of Alison Lurie including rare images from the author’s collection.<br /> “A near perfect comedy of manners.” —<i>The New York Times</i>&#xa0;“Excellent and deceptively unassuming.” —<i>The New Yorker</i>&#xa0;“There is no American author I have read with more consistent pleasure and sympathy over the years.” —John Fowles, author of <i>The Magus</i><br /> Alison Lurie (b. 1926) is a Pulitzer Prize–winning author of fiction and nonfiction. Born in Chicago and raised in White Plains, New York, she joined the English department at Cornell University in 1970, where she taught courses on children’s literature, among others. Her first novel,&#xa0;<i>Love and Friendship</i>&#xa0;(1962), is a story of romance and deception among the faculty of a snowbound New England college. It won favorable reviews and established her as a keen observer of love in academia. It was followed by the well-received&#xa0;<i>The Nowhere City</i>&#xa0;(1966) and&#xa0;<i>The War Between the Tates</i>&#xa0;(1974). In 1984, she published&#xa0;<i>Foreign Affairs</i>, her best-known novel, which traces the erotic entanglements of two American professors in England. It won the Pulitzer Prize in 1985. In 1998, Lurie published&#xa0;<i>The Last Resort</i>. In addition to her novels, Lurie’s interest in children’s literature led to three collections of folk tales and two critical studies of the genre. Lurie officially retired from Cornell in 1998, but continues to teach and write.&#xa0;In 2012, she was awarded a two-year term as the official author of the state of New York.&#xa0;<i>The Language of Houses&#xa0;</i>(2014) is her most recent book.&#xa0;Lurie lives in Ithaca, New York, and is married to the writer Edward Hower. She has three grown sons and three grandchildren.&#xa0;

6 Truth and Consequences

Author : Alison Lurie
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Literary 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2005-10-06
Description :  Over the years, Alison Lurie has earned a devoted readership for her satiric wit and storytelling acumen. With <i>Truth and Consequences</i>, described by the <i>New Yorker</i> as "a comedy of adultery with a comedy of academia thrown in," Lurie returns with a modern social satire that recalls the best of David Lodge and Mary McCarthy as well as her own popular university novels <i>The War Between the Tates</i> and <i>Foreign Affairs</i>. BACKCOVER: "A wily, shapely tale of love's labors lost."<br /> -<i>Elle</i> <br /><br /> "A wry, insightful, thoroughly enjoyable tale about how men and women choose their demons and their lovers, and the sacrifices they're willing to make for both."<br /> -<i>The Atlanta Journal-Constitution</i> <br /><br /> "Delightful . . . Her characters are, as always, wonderfully imperfect."<br /> -<i>The New York Review of Books</i>

7 The Truth About Lorin Jones

Author : Alison Lurie
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2012-11-13
Description :  <b>While writing a biography of a mysterious painter, a love-scarred author is forced to confront her own past</b><br /> Polly Alter is through with men. Almost without realizing it, she has built an entirely female society for herself. Her friends and coworkers, and even her pharmacist, are all women, and all seem to be doing fine without the company of men. Recovering from her divorce, Polly has taken a year off from her museum job to write a biography of Lorin Jones, a sensitive painter who died young and nearly forgotten. Polly is determined to bring the artist the public acclaim she deserves, making up for the neglect and exploitation Lorin suffered from the men in her life.&#xa0;The only problem with the story of Lorin’s victimhood is that it may not be true. And as Polly wades deeper into her research, growing more attached to her subject, and more lost in the world of two decades past, she begins to realize that no life story is as simple as a biographer might wish.&#xa0;This ebook features an illustrated biography of Alison Lurie including rare images from the author’s collection.<br /> “One of the most entertaining novels I've read in a long time. . . . A relentless comedy.” —<i>The New York Times</i>&#xa0;“There is no American author I have read with more consistent pleasure and sympathy over the years.” —John Fowles, author of <i>The Magus</i>&#xa0;“Lurie writes . . . coolly and wickedly.” —<i>The New Yorker</i><br /> Alison Lurie (b. 1926) is a Pulitzer Prize–winning author of fiction and nonfiction. Born in Chicago and raised in White Plains, New York, she joined the English department at Cornell University in 1970, where she taught courses on children’s literature, among others. Her first novel,&#xa0;<i>Love and Friendship</i>&#xa0;(1962), is a story of romance and deception among the faculty of a snowbound New England college. It won favorable reviews and established her as a keen observer of love in academia. It was followed by the well-received&#xa0;<i>The Nowhere City</i>&#xa0;(1966) and&#xa0;<i>The War Between the Tates</i>&#xa0;(1974). In 1984, she published&#xa0;<i>Foreign Affairs</i>, her best-known novel, which traces the erotic entanglements of two American professors in England. It won the Pulitzer Prize in 1985. In 1998, Lurie published&#xa0;<i>The Last Resort</i>. In addition to her novels, Lurie’s interest in children’s literature led to three collections of folk tales and two critical studies of the genre. Lurie officially retired from Cornell in 1998, but continues to teach and write.&#xa0;In 2012, she was awarded a two-year term as the official author of the state of New York.&#xa0;<i>The Language of Houses&#xa0;</i>(2014) is her most recent book.&#xa0;Lurie lives in Ithaca, New York, and is married to the writer Edward Hower. She has three grown sons and three grandchildren.&#xa0;

8 The Nowhere City

Author : Alison Lurie
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature  Family 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2012-11-13
Description :  <b>A young couple from New England’s Ivy League plunges into a culture clash during a year in Los Angeles</b><br /> When his mentor at Harvard University suddenly leaves for Washington, Paul Cattleman finds himself adrift in the wilds of academia. He’s lost his fellowship position for the fall semester, can find work only in what he considers to be intellectual cesspits—schools that would brand the young history professor as forever unsuitable for the Ivy League—and he’s one thesis short of a PhD. Rather than doom his career, he takes a temporary job in Los Angeles, a city whose superficial charms signal an adventure. He is ready to make the best of his year out west. The only thing holding him back is his wife.&#xa0;Katherine is a New Englander through and through, and as soon as she steps into the LA smog, she knows this transition will be a struggle. What Paul sees as fun, she considers vulgar. But while Los Angeles may be a cultural wasteland, this East Coast girl will find that West Coast pleasures can be quite a lot of fun.&#xa0;This ebook features an illustrated biography of Alison Lurie including rare images from the author’s collection.<br /> “Excellent.” —<i>The New York Times</i>&#xa0;“There is no American author I have read with more consistent pleasure and sympathy over the years.” —John Fowles, author of <i>The Magus</i>&#xa0;“Lurie writes . . . coolly and wickedly.” —<i>The New Yorker</i><br /> Alison Lurie (b. 1926) is a Pulitzer Prize–winning author of fiction and nonfiction. Born in Chicago and raised in White Plains, New York, she joined the English department at Cornell University in 1970, where she taught courses on children’s literature, among others. Her first novel,&#xa0;<i>Love and Friendship</i>&#xa0;(1962), is a story of romance and deception among the faculty of a snowbound New England college. It won favorable reviews and established her as a keen observer of love in academia. It was followed by the well-received&#xa0;<i>The Nowhere City</i>&#xa0;(1966) and&#xa0;<i>The War Between the Tates</i>&#xa0;(1974). In 1984, she published&#xa0;<i>Foreign Affairs</i>, her best-known novel, which traces the erotic entanglements of two American professors in England. It won the Pulitzer Prize in 1985. In 1998, Lurie published&#xa0;<i>The Last Resort</i>. In addition to her novels, Lurie’s interest in children’s literature led to three collections of folk tales and two critical studies of the genre. Lurie officially retired from Cornell in 1998, but continues to teach and write.&#xa0;In 2012, she was awarded a two-year term as the official author of the state of New York.&#xa0;<i>The Language of Houses&#xa0;</i>(2014) is her most recent book.&#xa0;Lurie lives in Ithaca, New York, and is married to the writer Edward Hower. She has three grown sons and three grandchildren.&#xa0;

9 The Last Resort

Author : Alison Lurie
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $1.99
Release Date :  2012-11-13
Description :  <b>At the end of his tether, a writer travels to Key West with his wife. She’s hoping to cheer him up, but he’s hoping for something more fatal . . .</b><br />Every schoolboy in America knows the work of Wilkie Walker. A pioneering naturalist, he won fame and fortune with his accessible nature books. But by the time he turns seventy, his renown is nearly gone. Late at night, he sits up torturing himself with fears that his career was a waste, his talent is gone, and his body is shot through with cancer. His wife, Jenny, twenty-five years younger than Wilkie, can tell only that he is out of sorts. She has no idea her husband is on the verge of giving up on life. &#xa0;When Jenny suggests spending the winter in Key West, Wilkie goes along with it. After all, if you need to plan a fatal “accident,” Florida is a perfectly good place to do so. And when they touch down in the sunshine state, the Walkers find it’s not too late to live life—or end it—however they damn well please. &#xa0;This ebook features an illustrated biography of Alison Lurie including rare images from the author’s collection.

10 Imaginary Friends

Author : Alison Lurie
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2012-11-13
Description :  <b>Two sociologists infiltrate a cult from which madness might be the only escape</b><br /> Once the nation’s most popular sociologist, Tom McMann has fallen out of style lately. Desperate for a last shot at relevance, he targets the Truth Seekers, an up-and-coming cult that seems destined for the big time. An irresistible mixture of New Age cranks and sci-fi nerds, they are ruled over by Verena, a beautiful young telepath who believes she has a hotline to another planet. The Seekers are isolated, committed, and eccentric, but most importantly, they’re hiring.&#xa0;Assisted by his wide-eyed young colleague, Roger Zimmern, McMann infiltrates the Truth Seekers, hoping to see how the zealots respond if questioned by someone within their midst. But when Verena’s babblings start to make a little too much sense, the researchers must choose between losing their minds and buying one-way tickets to outer space.&#xa0;This ebook features an illustrated biography of Alison Lurie including rare images from the author’s collection.<br /> “Dazzling. . . . Her best novel. . . . A comedy of ideas that stands near the top of its class.” —<i>Life</i>&#xa0;“Light but solid. . . . [Lurie] handles the ambiguities she uncovers so well.” —<i>The New Yorker</i>&#xa0;“Barbed and richly entertaining.” —<i>The Wall Street Journal</i>&#xa0;“There is no American author I have read with more consistent pleasure and sympathy over the years.” —John Fowles, author of <i>The Magus</i>&#xa0;“Lurie writes . . . coolly and wickedly.” —<i>The New Yorker</i>&#xa0;“One of the more gifted novelists around today.” —<i>The New York Times</i><br /> Alison Lurie (b. 1926) is a Pulitzer Prize–winning author of fiction and nonfiction. Born in Chicago and raised in White Plains, New York, she joined the English department at Cornell University in 1970, where she taught courses on children’s literature, among others. Her first novel,&#xa0;<i>Love and Friendship</i>&#xa0;(1962), is a story of romance and deception among the faculty of a snowbound New England college. It won favorable reviews and established her as a keen observer of love in academia. It was followed by the well-received&#xa0;<i>The Nowhere City</i>&#xa0;(1966) and&#xa0;<i>The War Between the Tates</i>&#xa0;(1974). In 1984, she published&#xa0;<i>Foreign Affairs</i>, her best-known novel, which traces the erotic entanglements of two American professors in England. It won the Pulitzer Prize in 1985. In 1998, Lurie published&#xa0;<i>The Last Resort</i>. In addition to her novels, Lurie’s interest in children’s literature led to three collections of folk tales and two critical studies of the genre. Lurie officially retired from Cornell in 1998, but continues to teach and write.&#xa0;In 2012, she was awarded a two-year term as the official author of the state of New York.&#xa0;<i>The Language of Houses&#xa0;</i>(2014) is her most recent book.&#xa0;Lurie lives in Ithaca, New York, and is married to the writer Edward Hower. She has three grown sons and three grandchildren.&#xa0;

11 Love and Friendship

Author : Alison Lurie
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2012-11-13
Description :  <b>Snowed in at the ivory-towered Convers College, a professor’s wife searches for a thaw—and for her own liberation</b><br /> Though born in New York, the men of Emmy Turner’s family have long found their spiritual home in the idyllic Convers College. Her father, brothers, and uncles entered the New England intellectual enclave as boys and came out men, ready to take on the challenges of the world. It is a pity, Emmy has always thought, that women are not allowed to enroll. So when her husband, Holman, wins a place teaching at Convers, Emmy is thrilled to finally see what all the fuss is about. But by the time the first snow hits, she is bored, listless, and utterly out of love.&#xa0;Emmy’s search for pleasure on campus leads her to Miranda, a cocky young bohemian, and Will, a music teacher specializing in sexual composition. Emmy may not be paying tuition, but in her first Convers winter she will learn more than she ever expected.&#xa0;This ebook features an illustrated biography of Alison Lurie including rare images from the author’s collection.<br /> “Excellent. . . . A sure sign of [Lurie’s] artistry.” —<i>The New York Times</i>&#xa0;“[A] clever first novel. . . . The atmosphere is brisk and young.” —<i>The New Yorker </i>&#xa0;“There is no American author I have read with more consistent pleasure and sympathy over the years.” —John Fowles, author of <i>The Magus</i><br /> Alison Lurie (b. 1926) is a Pulitzer Prize–winning author of fiction and nonfiction. Born in Chicago and raised in White Plains, New York, she joined the English department at Cornell University in 1970, where she taught courses on children’s literature, among others. Her first novel,&#xa0;<i>Love and Friendship</i>&#xa0;(1962), is a story of romance and deception among the faculty of a snowbound New England college. It won favorable reviews and established her as a keen observer of love in academia. It was followed by the well-received&#xa0;<i>The Nowhere City</i>&#xa0;(1966) and&#xa0;<i>The War Between the Tates</i>&#xa0;(1974). In 1984, she published&#xa0;<i>Foreign Affairs</i>, her best-known novel, which traces the erotic entanglements of two American professors in England. It won the Pulitzer Prize in 1985. In 1998, Lurie published&#xa0;<i>The Last Resort</i>. In addition to her novels, Lurie’s interest in children’s literature led to three collections of folk tales and two critical studies of the genre. Lurie officially retired from Cornell in 1998, but continues to teach and write.&#xa0;In 2012, she was awarded a two-year term as the official author of the state of New York.&#xa0;<i>The Language of Houses&#xa0;</i>(2014) is her most recent book.&#xa0;Lurie lives in Ithaca, New York, and is married to the writer Edward Hower. She has three grown sons and three grandchildren.&#xa0;

12 Peter Pan

Author : J.M. Barrie & Alison Lurie
Genre :  Classics  Books  Fiction & Literature  Action & Adventure 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  1987-05-05
Description :  <b>Generations of readers have traveled to Neverland and all the secret places of a child's heart. A story rich in adventure, humor, and sadness, J.M. Barrie's masterpiece remains a stirring call to flights of imagination.</b><br /><br />With a magic and emotional appeal unmatched by any other story, Barrie’s <i>Peter Pan</i> speaks directly to childhood’s dreams and desires with an imaginative genius that evokes both laughter and tears. Peter, the boy would wouldn’t grow up; Nana, the Darling children’s nurse and pet Newfoundland; deliciously dreadful Captain Hook, who is stalked by a crocodile with a clock in his stomach; and Tinker Bell, “quite a common fairy,” who swears like a sailor and is murderously jealous—these characters of startling originality are rich, funny, mischievously insightful, and a joy to read about again and again. The result is a masterpiece of literature that has been working its timeless wonderment on us since it first appeared.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>With an Afterword by Alison Lurie</b><br /><b> Illustrated by Sergio Martinez</b><br /><br /><i>From the Paperback edition.</i>

13 Boys and Girls Forever

Author : Alison Lurie
Genre :  Literary Criticism  Books  Fiction & Literature  Essays 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2002-12-31
Description :  Are some of the world's most talented children's book authors essentially children themselves? In this engaging series of essays, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alison Lurie considers this theory, exploring children's classics from many eras and relating them to the authors who wrote them, including <b>Little Women</b> author Louisa May Alcott and <b>Wizard of Oz</b> author Frank Baum, as well as Dr. Seuss and Salman Rushdie. Analyzing these and many others, Lurie shows how these gifted writers have used children's literature to transfigure sorrow, nostalgia, and the struggles of their own experiences.

14 Real People

Author : Alison Lurie
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2012-11-13
Description :  <b>At an artistic Garden of Eden, one writer finds that serpents lurk in every corner</b><br /> The mansion is called Illyria, but for the writers and artists who flock there each summer, it may as well be paradise. Away from family, friends, and ordinary responsibilities, the creative spirit can flower, nurtured by the company of other artistic souls. Janet Belle Smith’s husband doesn’t understand why she can’t write at home—or really, for that matter, why she must write at all—but for Janet, the reason is clear. Only in Illyria can she be herself.&#xa0;But as the writer mingles with her fellow artists—including a Marxist novelist, a Beat poet, a wild-man sculptor—she begins to fear that the “real” her isn’t who she expected, and Illyria is not the peaceful kingdom it appears to be. This creative paradise is rotting from inside out, and if Janet doesn’t move quickly, she’ll be trapped in the rubble when the walls come tumbling down.&#xa0;This ebook features an illustrated biography of Alison Lurie including rare images from the author’s collection.<br /> “Goes down pleasantly, like a glass of lemonade.” —<i>The New York Times</i>&#xa0;“Witty, knowing, and perceptive.” —<i>The New Yorker</i>&#xa0;“There is no American author I have read with more consistent pleasure and sympathy over the years.” —John Fowles, author of <i>The Magus</i><br /> Alison Lurie (b. 1926) is a Pulitzer Prize–winning author of fiction and nonfiction. Born in Chicago and raised in White Plains, New York, she joined the English department at Cornell University in 1970, where she taught courses on children’s literature, among others. Her first novel,&#xa0;<i>Love and Friendship</i>&#xa0;(1962), is a story of romance and deception among the faculty of a snowbound New England college. It won favorable reviews and established her as a keen observer of love in academia. It was followed by the well-received&#xa0;<i>The Nowhere City</i>&#xa0;(1966) and&#xa0;<i>The War Between the Tates</i>&#xa0;(1974). In 1984, she published&#xa0;<i>Foreign Affairs</i>, her best-known novel, which traces the erotic entanglements of two American professors in England. It won the Pulitzer Prize in 1985. In 1998, Lurie published&#xa0;<i>The Last Resort</i>. In addition to her novels, Lurie’s interest in children’s literature led to three collections of folk tales and two critical studies of the genre. Lurie officially retired from Cornell in 1998, but continues to teach and write.&#xa0;In 2012, she was awarded a two-year term as the official author of the state of New York.&#xa0;<i>The Language of Houses&#xa0;</i>(2014) is her most recent book.&#xa0;Lurie lives in Ithaca, New York, and is married to the writer Edward Hower. She has three grown sons and three grandchildren.&#xa0;

15 Women and Ghosts

Author : Alison Lurie
Genre :  Ghost  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  1994-08-01
Description :  The author of <i>The War Between the Tates</i> and the Pulitzer prize-winning <i>Foreign Affairs</i> now brings her irresistible wit to the ghost story.<br />&#xa0;<br />In nine spooky tales, Alison Lurie writes of women haunted by ghosts both literal and metaphorical: A woman about to marry Mr. Right is visited by the spirit of his first wife; a dead fiancé haunts a foreign service officer every time she has an intimate moment with another man; the ghost of a girl in a Halloween costume disconcerts the perfect housewife. A secretary on a diet begins to see obese people everywhere she looks; a self-conscious poet is shadowed by her intrusive doppelganger; and a capricious, malevolent spirit seems to have inhabited an acquisitive matron’s prized piece of furniture.<br />&#xa0;<br />Delightfully strange and beautifully told, these nine tales show Alison Lurie at her luminous best.

16 The Secret Garden

Author : Frances Hodgson Burnett & Alison Lurie
Genre :  Classics  Books  Fiction & Literature  Literary 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  1999-08-01
Description :  Frances Hodgson Burnett's beloved classic tells the story of&#xa0; Mary Lennox, a spoiled orphan who leaves India to live with her cold uncle in his dreary mansion in England. When Mary hears of a secret garden kept locked for ten years, she is determined to find it and tend it back to life. With the help of her uncle's sickly son and a boy who knows all about nature, Mary secretly transforms the garden - and all of their lives.

17 Gente de verdad

Author : Alison Lurie
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2012-09-29
Description :  «Si nada sobrevive salvo lo que los artistas producen, no tenemos derecho a producir algo que sabemos que es mentira.» Alison Lurie en <i>Gente de verdad</i>.<br /><br />«En el paraíso que es Iliria uno se transforma en quien realmente es, en la persona que sería si el mundo estuviera bien hecho.» Janet Stockwell –personaje de ficción- en <i>Gente de verdad.</i><br /><br />En <i>Gente de verdad</i> seis personajes conviven durante dos semanas de verano en una gran casa de campo para concentrarse en su trabajo lejos de las presiones del mundo exterior. La diferencia entre lo aparente y lo real, entre los roles sociales y la propia identidad, flotará en el ambiente, aunque con cierto sentido del humor, para descubrirnos una historia de insatisfacción, de amor, de superación femenina y de vanidad.



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