An American Mail-Order Bride Christmas Collection (American Mail-Order Brides): E.E. Burke
An American Dream:Penguin Modern Classics Norman Mailer
An American Dream:A Novel Random House Norman Mailer
A Grizzly in the Mail and Other Adventures in American History: Tim Grove
A wealthy American man of business descends on Europe in search of a wife to make his fortune complete. His bid for Claire de Cintré hand receives an icy welcome from the heads of her aristocratic family. Can they stomach his manners for the sake of his dollars? Out of this classic collision between the old world and the new, James weaves a fable of thwarted desire that shifts between comedy, tragedy, romance and melodrama a fable which in the later version printed here takes on some of the subtleties associated with this greatest novels.
From the Pulitzer Prize finalist and author of The Moor´s Account, here is a timely and powerful novel about the suspicious death of a Moroccan immigrant-at once a family saga, a murder mystery, and a love story, informed by the treacherous fault lines of American culture. Late one spring night, Driss Guerraoui, a Moroccan immigrant living in California, is walking across a darkened intersection when he is killed by a speeding car. The repercussions of his death bring together a diverse cast of characters: Guerraoui´s daughter Nora, a jazz composer who returns to the small town in the Mojave she thought she´d left for good; his widow, Maryam, who still pines after her life in the old country; Efraín, an undocumented witness whose fear of deportation prevents him from coming forward; Jeremy, an old friend of Nora´s and an Iraq War veteran; Coleman, a detective who is slowly discovering her son´s secrets; Anderson, a neighbor trying to reconnect with his family; and the murdered man himself. As the characters-deeply divided by race, religion, and class-tell their stories, connections among them emerge, even as Driss´s family confronts its secrets, a town faces its hypocrisies, and love, messy and unpredictable, is born.
The Booker-longlisted author of ´´The Moor´s Account´´ presents a powerful novel about the suspicious death of a Moroccan immigrant, combining elements of family saga, murder mystery and romance, with a range of characters from diverse races, religions and classes telling their stories.
An audacious and powerful debut novel: a second American Civil War, a devastating plague, and one family caught deep in the middle - a story that asks what might happen if America were to turn its most devastating policies and deadly weapons upon itself.