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Louis Begley

Louis Begley

·3.4·3,732 Ratings
“ At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child, or a parent. ” ― Barbara Bush
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  • A Rage to Live

    2009·
    ·3.72·230 Ratings
    A momentous bestseller when it was first published in 1949, John O’Hara’s sprawling novel A Rage to Live offers up a gorgeous pageant of idealists and libertines, tradesmen and crusaders, men of violence and goodwill, and women of fierce strength and
  • Matters of Honor

    2007·
    ·3.35·117 Ratings
    From the acclaimed author of "Wartime Lies "and "About Schmidt, " a luminous story of a brilliant but haunted outsider driven to transcend his past. At Harvard in the early 1950s, three seemingly mismatched freshmen are thrown together: Sam, who fears tha
  • Shipwreck

    2004·
    ·3.22·107 Ratings
    A mesmerizing novel of deception and betrayal from the acclaimed author of Wartime Lies and About Schmidt.John North, a prize-winning American writer, is suddenly beset by dark suspicions about the real value of his work. Over endless hours and bottles of
  • Wartime Lies

    1997·
    ·3.69·479 Ratings
    As the world slips into the throes of war in 1939, young Maciek's once closeted existence outside Warsaw is no more. When Warsaw falls, Maciek escapes with his aunt Tania. Together they endure the war, running, hiding, changing their names, forging docume
  • Schmidt Delivered (Schmidt, #2)

    2001·
    ·3.58·103 Ratings
    Recently widowed, Albert Schmidt has triumphantly rediscovered domestic bliss in the Hamptons with Carrie, the Puerto Rican waitress who is younger than his daughter. Schmidt is content with keeping his own hours and steering his own course, even as he be
  • Selected Short Stories of John O'Hara

    2003·
    ·3.88·165 Ratings
    “John O’Hara’s fiction,” wrote Lionel Trilling, “is preeminent for its social verisimilitude.” Made famous by his bestselling novels, including BUtterfield 8 and Appointment in Samarra, O’Hara (1905–1970) also wrote some of the finest shor
  • The Other House

    1999·
    ·3.4·191 Ratings
    This terse and startling novel, written just before The Spoils of Poynton and What Maisie Knew, is the story of a struggle for possession—and of its devastating consequences. Three women seek to secure the affections of one man, while he, in turn, tries
  • About Schmidt (Schmidt, #1)

    1997·
    ·3.2·601 Ratings
    Proud, traditional, and impeccably organized, Albert Schmidt is a button-down lawyer of the old school.  But now, after years of carefulmanagement, his life is slowly unraveling.  His beloved wife has recently died.  He stumbles--or is he being push
  • Schmidt Steps Back

    2013·
    ·3.57·35 Ratings
    Now seventy-eight, and just as passionate, sharp, and endearingly prickly as ever, Albert Schmidt faces a life alone, with only the crumbs of grandfatherly status and a less-than-demanding position at an international organization to sustain him. His only
  • Memories of a Marriage

    2013·
    ·3.09·467 Ratings
    In the unforgiving class system of the 1950s, Lucy de Bourgh, daughter of one of Rhode Island's first families and beneficiary of an ample trust fund, was married to Thomas Snow, son of a Newport garage owner and his bookkeeper wife. It hardly mattered th
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