Charles T. Powers
IN THE MEMORY OF THE FOREST
Explores the impact of a murder on a community, and of history and the fate of Jews in
Poland during World War II on a people. “Full
of unforgettable characters, guilt, passion,
racism, war, and especially remembrance.”
Penguin 384 pp. 0-14-027281-X $15.00
BANISHED CHILDREN OF EVE
Set during the New York City draft riots of
1863. “One of the very, very best of modern
historical novels.”—Thomas Flanagan.
Penguin 624pp. 0-14-023003-3 $28.00
Gwyn Hyman Rubio
f THE WOODSMAN’S DAUGHTER
“A rich portrait of the late-nineteenth-century
South.”—Booklist. “A vivid, intense triptych of
a family’s dreams and dramas over three gen-erations....Unforgettable.”—Robert Morgan,
author of Gap Creek and Brave Enemies.
Viking 400pp. 0-670-03321-9 $24.95
Ten-year-old orphan Icy Sparks struggles with
Tourette’s syndrome, growing up in 1950s
Appalachia. “Rubio is a writer of uncommonly
warm and tender vision, often comic, brimming with love and hope.”— The New York
Times Book Review.
Penguin 336pp. 0-14-200020-5 $13.95
EMPRESS OF THE WORLD
“An almost too-perfect awakening story....
Helps to fill a need that is painfully obvious in
YA literature and introduces a wonderful new
voice.”—Kirkus Reviews. 196 pp.
Puffin Children’s 0-14-250059-3 $7.99
“In typical Sams style, the three stories are
written with humor and heart. He is a master
Penguin 320pp. 0-14-025182-0 $14.00
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When All the World Was Young 0-14-017227-0, The
Whisper of the River 0-14-008387-1
THE CUBAN PROSPECT
“Deeply felt and compelling...informed with a
moral passion not so often found today. The
game of baseball is convincingly used as the
background for games of a more terrible
Overlook 224pp. 1-58567-506-7 $13.95
THE ANXIETY OF EVERYDAY OBJECTS
“Exudes charm at every pore....Its stylish,
breezy exterior belies unexpected emotional
depth. It’s a fine first novel by a very gifted
young writer.”—Richard Russo.
Penguin 288pp. 0-14-200370-0 $14.00
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f THE RUINS OF CALIFORNIA
A rakish bachelor and his introspective daughter survive the 1970s, California style. “Paul
Ruin, at once attractive and appalling, lovable
and loathsome, is destined to become one
of the most memorable fathers in modern
literature.”—Geraldine Brooks. “Absolutely
irresistible.” —Booklist (starred review). 320 pp.
The Penguin Press 1-59420-080-7 $24.95
f DIRTY SALLY
“Full-throttle detective noir...Simon’s writing
crackles with smarts and throbs with suspense.
An explosive debut novel.”—Texas Monthly.
Penguin 336pp. 0-14-303531-2 $7.99
f PICTURES FROM AN EXPEDITION
Six characters—each seeking a new life after
suffering a significant loss in the American Civil
War—embark on an expedition into the Montana
badlands in 1876, hard on the heels of the Battle
of Little Bighorn. “An engrossing story, confidently and skillfully told.”—Larry McMurtry.
Penguin 288pp. 0-14-200406-5 $14.00
LETTERS FROM YELLOWSTONE
“A tale of a budding young naturalist who is
invited to join a Smithsonian-backed expedition to Yellowstone in the summer of 1898....A
warm, satisfying story.”—Kirkus Reviews. Winner
of the Northwest Booksellers Award for Fiction.
Penguin 256pp. 0-14-029181-4 $14.00
ANGLE OF REPOSE
Introduction by Jackson J. Benson
“A superb novel with an amplitude of scale
and richness of detail altogether uncommon in
contemporary fiction.”— The Atlantic. 592 pp.
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize.
Penguin Classics 0-14-118547-3 $15.00
THE SPECTATOR BIRD
“Consistently elegant and entertaining...each
effect precisely accomplished.”—The Atlantic.
Winner of the National Book Award.
Penguin 224pp. 0-14-013940-0 $14.00
THE BIG ROCK CANDY MOUNTAIN
This harrowing saga of early 20th-century
homesteading is “a well-written study of a
footloose family that stands out beautifully
and unforgettably” (The New Yorker).
Penguin 432pp. 0-14-013939-7 $15.00
BEYOND THE HUNDREDTH MERIDIAN
John Wesley Powell and the
Second Opening of the West
Introduction by Bernard DeVoto
“Stegner at his best, assaying an entire era
of our history, packing his pages with insights as shrewd as his prose.”—Ivan Doig.
Penguin 464pp. 0-14-015994-0 $16.00
THE SOUND OF MOUNTAIN WATER
The Changing American West
Written over a period of twenty-five years, this
collection of essays, memoirs, letters, and
speeches is both a hymn to the Western landscape, and a careful investigation of the West’s
cultural and natural legacy.
Penguin 288pp. 0-14-026674-7 $16.00
WOLF WILLOW: A History, a Story,
and a Memory of the Last Plains Frontier
Introduction by Page Stegner
Imaginatively recollecting his childhood in
Cypress Hills in southern Saskatchewan,
“Enchanting, heartrending, and eminently
enviable.”—Vladimir Nabokov. 320 pp.
Penguin Classics 0-14-118501-5 $15.00
ON TEACHING AND WRITING FICTION
Edited and with a Foreword by Lynn Stegner
Eight incisive essays from the late Pulitzer
Prize–winning novelist and founder of the legendary Stanford Writing Program. “Stegner
taught many people what it meant to care
deeply about writing and wilderness and honesty.”—Barry Lopez.
Penguin 128pp. 0-14-200147-3 $13.00
Also in Penguin: All the Little Live Things 0-14-015441-8,
Collected Stories of Wallace Stegner, 0-14-014774-8, Joe Hill
0-14-013941-9, Recapitulation 0-14-026673-9, Remembering
Laughter 0-14-025240-1, A Shooting Star 0-14-025241-X
Jackson J. Benson
WALLACE STEGNER: His Life and Work
“Accomplished and fascinating...Benson’s
admiring new biography will gain for Stegner
a new generation of readers.”— The Boston
Penguin 496pp. 0-14-024796-3 $20.00
THE CAPE ANN
Penguin 352 pp.
f THE KING OF KINGS COUNTY
“Enthralling.”—The Wall Street Journal.
“Brilliantly dramatizes the...racial tensions,
family ideals and local shenanigans that created the places in which most of us live and
work.”— The Washington Post Book World.
Viking 368pp. 0-670-03425-8 $24.95
“Transcends its tale of murder and aftermath—it is a search for accountability in an
American community fractured by history and
race.”—Lan Samantha Chang.
Penguin 384pp. 0-14-200131-7 $14.00
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