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GRAVEN IMAGES by Michael Cantwell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 19, 2014

"An expertly realized novel about the redemptive power of art."
Hospital patients fight for richer lives in Cantwell's (Rosa's Gift and Other Stories, 2013) latest novel. Read full book review >

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Rosa’s Gift and Other Stories by Michael Cantwell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 21, 2013

"A collection of enjoyable stories from an author with an engaging voice.
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Nine short stories that hinge on transformative moments. Read full book review >

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THE HALLS OF MONTEZUMA by Michael Cantwell
Released: Nov. 20, 2012

"A thrilling, history-filled adventure."
Cantwell concludes his Tollan trilogy with high school time-traveler Peter Collins' greatest adventure yet. Read full book review >

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MAX THE MOUSE AND THE SECRET OF MARS by Michael Cantwell
Released: Dec. 14, 2016

"Adventurous, thought-provoking, fast-paced, and subtly hilarious—in short, a delight to read."
Cantwell (My Friend Casey, 2015, etc.) offers a children's story of a courageous mouse's journey to Mars that's part adventure and part political satire.Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1992

"Evocative, lovely, deeply felt, and mature personal writing about a past that's gone."
From New York Times editorial-board member and veteran columnist Cantwell, a memoir of growing up during the 1930's and 40's in the town of Bristol, New Hampshire. ``I have come down with the Bristol Complaint,'' Cantwell announces early in the book: ``People who have the Bristol Complaint can never leave town. Read full book review >

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MANHATTAN, WHEN I WAS YOUNG by Mary Cantwell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 18, 1995

"Still, Cantwell's lovely prose and passions for Manhattan, motherhood, and work will resonate for many women."
This pleasant memoir of the 1950s and '60s is an ode to Manhattan's unique brand of chaotic energy, by one of the island's adopted daughters. Read full book review >

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MERLE HAGGARD by David Cantwell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Both the Haggard fanatic and the casual country music fan will find their appreciation enriched."
An incisive, critical analysis of one of the most complicated and misunderstood artists in country music. Read full book review >

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WHEN WE WERE GOOD by Robert S. Cantwell
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1996

"An odd hodgepodge, which will be of interest primarily to the academic folklore community. (17 b&w photos)"
Jargon-rich but provocative study of the folk-music craze of the '60s. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL NESMITH
by Nick A. Zaino III

Michael Nesmith’s first big job in the music industry didn’t make much sense to him. He was hired—along with Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, and Peter Tork—to be part of a rock and roll band on television called the Monkees. It would change his life in ways he couldn’t quite comprehend. He addresses this in his new memoir, Infinite Tuesday: An ...


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MICHAEL FRANK
by Marjorie Baumgarten

Perhaps you recognize the names of Irving Ravetch and Harriet Frank Jr. A married couple, they were Hollywood screenwriters responsible for authoring such Oscar-nominated classics as Hud and Norma Rae. Active from the late Forties through the mid-Eighties, the collaborators built a reputation for quality scripts based on their eight films with maverick filmmaker Martin Ritt and their screen adaptations ...


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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"An 11,000-year narrative of a great city, dense with detail and a specific cultural gravity as weighty, and as mutable, as quicksilver. (Illustrations throughout)"
Cantwell (Anthropology/Rutgers Univ.) and Wall (Anthropology/City College of New York) pleasingly convey the palpable sense of orientation that archaeology—in this case, New York City's—can give "to reach a deeper understanding of the human predicament." Read full book review >

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ÉDOUARD LOUIS
by Rhett Morgan

In 2014 at the age of 22, Édouard Louis published his first novel, The End of Eddy, in France and caused a sensation in the French press. Like another recently celebrated European author, Karl Ove Knausgaard, Louis takes directly from his own life to craft bleak images. Also like Knausgaard, he came under intense media scrutiny as investigative journalists sought ...


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