World’s End

Historical Literary Fiction

Author: T. Coraghessan Boyle

This multi-generational novel ranges over the history of the Hudson River Valley from the late seventeenth century to the late 1960s with low humor, high seriousness, and magical, almost hallucinatory prose. It follows the interwoven destinies of families of Indians, lordly Dutch patrons, and yeomen…..Read More

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The Ambassadors

Lambert Strether is sent by his wealthy fiancee, Mrs Newsome, to Paris to bring home her son Chad who is required to take charge of the family business. When Strether… Continue Reading Posted in: 1843 1916, American Fiction, Americans, Classic Literary Fiction, Henry), James, Literary Fiction

The Road to Wellville

A snobbish wife and her henpecked husband travel to Dr. Kellogg's spa in turn-of-the-century Battle Creek, where the youth-crazed affluent succumb to quackery. By the author of East is East.… Continue Reading Posted in: Humorous Fiction, Literary Fiction, Michigan Battle Creek, Vegetarianism

Blood Meridian

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East Is East

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