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American appetites by Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938-

American appetites

L.A. Theatre Works presents the exclusive dramatization of Joyce Carol Oates' best-selling novel. In American Appetites, the facade of an affluent suburban couple crumbles under the weight of tragedy and scandal. When Ian McCullough accidentally pushes his wife, Glynnis, through a plate glass window during an argument, the American dream turns into a nightmare. A sophisticated, witty and chilling tale. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Lisa Akey, Keith Carradine, Alastair Du

Sep 26, 2014
American adulterer by Mercurio, Jed.

American adulterer

"The subject is an American citizen holding high elected office, married, and father to a young family..."From its opening line, American Adulterer examines the psychology of a habitual womanizer in hypnotically clinical prose. Like any successful philanderer, the subject must be circumspect in his choice of mistresses and employ careful calculation in their seduction; he must exercise every effort to conceal his affairs from his wife and jealous rivals. But this is no ordinary adulterer. He is

Sep 26, 2014
The American by Booth, Martin.

The American

The locals in the southern Italian town where he lives call him Signor Farfalla-Mr. Butterfly-for he is a discreet gentleman who paints rare butterflies. His life is inconspicuous-mornings spent brushing at a canvas, afternoons idling in the cafes, and evenings talking with his friend, the town priest, over a glass of brandy. Yet there are other sides to this gentleman's life: Clara, the young student who moonlights in the town bordello, and another woman, who arrives with one hundred thousand d

Sep 26, 2014
The American by James, Henry, 1843-1916.

The American

During a trip to Europe, wealthy American businessman Christopher Newman proposes marriage to the scintillating and beautiful aristocrat Claire de Cintre. To his dismay, he comes up against the machinations of her impoverished but proud family, who find Newman to be a vulgar example of the American privileged class. Brilliantly combining elements of comedy, tragedy, romance, and melodrama, this tale of thwarted desire vividly contrasts nineteenth-century American and European manners. Literary c

Sep 26, 2014
America anonymous eight addicts in search of a life by Denizet-Lewis, Benoit.

America anonymous eight addicts in search of a life

America Anonymous is the unforgettable story of eight men and women from around the country-including a grandmother, a college student, a bodybuilder, and a housewife-who are struggling with addictions. For nearly three years, acclaimed journalist Benoit Denizet-Lewis immersed himself in their lives as they battled drug and alcohol abuse, overeating, and compulsive gambling and sexuality. Alternating with their stories is Denizet-Lewis's candid account of his own recovery from sexual addiction a

Sep 26, 2014
America alone [the end of the world as we know it] by Steyn, Mark.

America alone [the end of the world as we know it]

Someday soon, you might wake up to the call to prayer from a muezzin. Europeans already are. While liberals will say diversity is our strength, the Taliban will burn books and barber shops in Greenwich Village and the Supreme Court will uphold sharia law. If you think this can't happen, you haven't been paying attention, says Steyn.

Sep 26, 2014
America aflame [how the Civil War created a nation] by Goldfield, David R., 1944-

America aflame [how the Civil War created a nation]

A powerful, vividly narrated history of the Civil War era, presenting a provocative new take on the causes of America's greatest tragedy.

Sep 26, 2014
América by Boyle, T. Coraghessan.

América

Topanga Canyon es el hogar de dos parejas cuyos destinos estan a punto de chocar. El estilo liberal de vida de Delaney y Kyra Mossbacker les permite gozar de una existencia sencilla y placentera en una nueva comunidad privada. El es un escritor amante de la naturaleza, y ella una obsesiva agente de bienes y raices. Candido y America Rincon son mexicanos ilegales que desesperadamente buscan alcazar el sue?o americano mientras luchan por sobrevivir acampando a las orillas de un rio. Desde el momen

Sep 26, 2014
Amen, amen, amen memoir of a girl who couldn't stop praying (among other things) by Sher, Abby.

Amen, amen, amen memoir of a girl who couldn't stop praying (among other things)

Until the age of ten, comedian and writer Abby Sher was a happy child in a fun-loving, musical family. When her father and favorite aunt pass away, Abby fills the void of her loss with rituals: kissing her father's picture over and over each night, washing her hands and counting her steps, collecting sharp objects that she thinks could harm innocent pedestrians. Then she begins to pray. At first she repeats the few phrases she remembers from synagogue, but by the time she is in high school, Abby

Sep 26, 2014
Amelia Earhart, young air pioneer by Howe, Jane Moore.

Amelia Earhart, young air pioneer

Did you know that Amelia Earhart built her own roller coaster before she was ten years old? And what do you suppose happened to her while she was exploring a spooky, dark cave? Find the answers and share the rest of Amelia Earhart's childhood adventures in this award-winning volume of the Young Patriots Series.

Sep 26, 2014
Ambrosia by Kohake, Rosanne, author.

Ambrosia

After the fires of the war, love was the final surrender. How Ambrosia Lanford hated the Yankee invaders. They had destroyed everything she'd known and loved. For Ambrosia, the war would never be over. But is Major Drayton Rambert-a commander in the Union Army-different? While the nation stands divided, Ambrosia and Drayton launch their own personal war. But love battles hate in their hearts, and sooner or later they must come to realize that one of them will undoubtedly surrender in the arms of

Sep 26, 2014
An American family Shakespeare entertainment. Vol. 1 by

An American family Shakespeare entertainment. Vol. 1

Blackstone Audio Presents An American Family Shakespeare Entertainment Based on Charles & Mary Lamb's 20 Tales From Shakespeare, and augmented by miscellaneous scenes and soliloquies from Shakespeare's plays, featuring Elizabethan songs and dances in new arrangements for stringed instruments. Performed by Joe Barrett, David Birney, Scott Brick, Cassandra Campbell, Emily Janice Card, Orson Scott Card, Gabrielle de Cuir, Robert Forster, Stephen Hoye, Arte Johnson, John Rubinstein, Stefan Rudnicki

Sep 26, 2014
American dreams by Houston, Velina Hasu.

American dreams

After World War II, an African-American war vet brings home his Japanese bride. The family must learn to be tolerant of their new family member, while dealing with prejudice in the outside world. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Mary Bond Davis, Yvonne Farrow, Bonnie Oda Homsey, Peter A. Jacobs, Carl Lumbly, Vonetta McGee, Don Reed, Charlie Robinson and Patricia Thompson.

Sep 26, 2014
An American daughter by Wasserstein, Wendy.

An American daughter

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Wendy Wasserstein spins a comic and moving tale about the pitfalls that await political appointees. Dr. Lyssa Hughes is a respected health crusader, devoted wife and mother, and the perfect candidate for U.S. Surgeon General... until a chance remark sets off a media feeding frenzy. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring David Birney, Anna Gunn, Jamie Hanes, Gregory Itzin, Michael Malone, Kevin McCarthy, Mary McDonnell, Claudette Nevins and Denise

Sep 26, 2014
American conspiracies lies, lies, and more dirty lies that the government tells us by Ventura, Jesse.

American conspiracies lies, lies, and more dirty lies that the government tells us

In this explosive account of wrongful acts and ongoing cover-ups, Jesse Ventura takes a systematic look at the wide gap between what the American government knows and what it reveals to the American people. For too long, we the people have sat by and let politicians and bureaucrats from both parties obfuscate and lie. And according to this former Navy SEAL, former pro wrestler, and former Minnesota governor, the media is complicit in these acts of deception. For too long, the mainstream press ha

Sep 26, 2014
An American childhood by Dillard, Annie.

An American childhood

A book that instantly captured the hearts of readers across the country, An American Childhood is Pulitzer Prize-winning author Annie Dillard's poignant, vivid memoir of growing up in Pittsburgh in the 1950s. "Dillard's luminous prose painlessly captures the pain of growing up in this wonderful evocation of childhood. Her memoir is partly a hymn to Pittsburgh, where orange streetcars ran on Penn Avenue in 1953 when she was eight, and where the Pirates were always in the cellar. Dillard's mother,

Sep 26, 2014
American Bloomsbury [Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Henry David Thoreau - their lives, their loves, their work] by Cheever, Susan.

American Bloomsbury [Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Henry David Thoreau - their lives, their loves, their work]

A brilliant, controversial, and fascinating biography of those who were, in the mid-nineteenth century, the center of American thought and literature.Concord, Massachusetts, 1849. At various times, three houses on the same road were home to Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry and John Thoreau, Bronson Alcott and his daughter Louisa May, Nathanial Hawthorne, and Margaret Fuller. Among their friends and neighbors: Henry James, Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, Edgar Allen Poe, and others. These men and women

Sep 26, 2014
American grit what it will take to survive and win in the 21st century by Blankley, Tony.

American grit what it will take to survive and win in the 21st century

New York Times best-selling author Tony Blankley prescribes a three-pronged approach as key to America's success in previous wars that must be "rediscovered" today. The political-correctness crowd will complain, but Blankley argues that this conservative manifesto to reestablish American grit is essential-our nation's very survival depends on it.

Sep 26, 2014
American grace how religion divides and unites us by Putnam, Robert D.

American grace how religion divides and unites us

American Grace takes its findings from two of the largest, most comprehensive surveys ever conducted on religion and public life in America, plus in-depth studies of diverse congregations-among them a megachurch, a Mormon congregation, a Catholic parish, a reform Jewish synagogue, and an African American congregation. From abortion to gay marriage to feminism, this book shows how religion has influenced politics in America-and vice versa. The discoveries are often unexpected: The most politicize

Sep 26, 2014
American gangster and other tales of New York by Jacobson, Mark.

American gangster and other tales of New York

Frank Lucas was the ruthless, glamorous king of the 1970s Harlem drug trade who notoriously used GI coffins to smuggle heroin into the United States. In this collection, Jacobson's captivating account of the life of Frank Lucas joins other tales of New York City to form a vibrant portrait of that most fascinating city.

Sep 26, 2014