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Ann Beattie

Biography

Ann Beattie

Ann Beattie has published six previous collections of stories and six novels. She has been included in three O. Henry Award collections and John Updike's Best American Short Stories of the Century. She has received an award in literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and a Guggenheim Fellowship. She and her husband, Lincoln Perry, live in Maine and Key West, Florida.

Ann Beattie

Books by Ann Beattie

by Ann Beattie - Fiction, Literary, Short Stories, Women's Fiction

“We build worlds for ourselves wherever we go,” writes Ann Beattie. THE STATE WE’RE IN, her new collection of linked stories, is about how we live in the places we have chosen --- or been chosen by. It’s about the stories we tell our families, our friends and ourselves, the truths we may or may not see, how our affinities unite or repel us, and where we look for love.

by Ann Beattie - Fiction

The rare First Lady who did not write a book, Pat Nixon remains one of the most mysterious and enigmatic public figures in recent history. Ann Beattie, like many of her generation, dismissed Richard Nixon’s wife. Decades later, she wonders what it must have been like to be married to such a spectacularly ambitious and catastrophically self-destructive man.

by Ann Beattie - Fiction, Literary, Short Stories

From the elegiac story "The Famous Poet, Amid Bougainvillea," in which two men trade ruminations about the odd experience of being cared for by those you are meant to serve, to "The Big-Breasted Pilgrim," wherein a famous chef gets a series of bewildering phone calls from George Stephanopoulos, expressing Clinton's desire to dine at his house, to two stories in which family myths turn out to be both inaccurate and prescient, PERFECT RECALL comprises Beattie's most ambitious and complex work yet.