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  • Sol Stein

    Steinon Writing providesimmediately useful advice for writers of fiction and nonfiction, whethernewcomers or accomplished professionals. As Sol Stein, renowned editor, author,and instructor, explains, "This is not a book of theory. It is a book of usablesolutions-how to fix writing that is flawed, how to improve writing that isgood, how to create interesting writing in the first place." With examplesfrom his bestsellers as well as aspiring students' writing, Stein offersdetailed sections on characterization, dialogue, pacing, flashbacks,liposuctioning flab, the "triage" method of revision, using the techniques offiction to enliven nonfiction, and more. This is an essential guide for...read more

  • Sol Stein

    Susan Whitcomb, a brilliant New York trial lawyer, has learned her craft from the best in the field: her millionaire Columbia law teacher and would-be lover, Farlan Adams. But she will need every shred of the rigorous mental training he has given her when, without warning, she is catapulted into the vicious world of international terrorism. Susan’s well-ordered Manhattan life comes to a sudden end with the news that her father, an Army general based in Rome, has been assassinated. When she, too, becomes a target of terrorists, a mysterious, driven young man called David Smith tells her he has been assigned to protect her from the dangers that will follow her. Susan finds herself a...read more

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    Ben Riller is the most successful producer on Broadway, but his newest production is in danger of closing before it opens. In his stress, Ben is hearing the voice of his long dead father, and they’re having a running argument about life, love, and other people’s money. When the late Louie leads Ben to some old friends of his, Ben suddenly becomes involved with two generations of wonderful underworld characters. But one of them pulls the trapdoor under Ben’s feet, forcing him to choose between moral and financial ruin. The Best Revenge takes us on a vastly entertaining excursion behind the scenes of the Great White Way, where the drama is often more suspenseful than...read more

  • Sol Stein

    The Magician is the now famous story of two sixteen-year-old antagonists locked in the crucible of their high school from which neither can escape. Ed Japhet gives a skillful performance of magic at the school prom. After the prom, Ed and his girlfriend are beset by Urek, the leader of a school gang that extracts extortion money by “renting” kids their own lockers. Ed is the only student who refuses to pay extortion money. Urek’s fury at Japhet’s defiance results in an attempted murder, a criminal trial, and death, with a shocker of an ending. Selected by the Book-of-the-Month Club and widely taught in American schools, this book has sold over a million copies and...read more

  • Sol Stein

    What does a man know about love? This is the story of three very different men in love with the same woman. It is also the story of that woman, Francine Widmer: twenty-seven, beautiful, intelligent, resourceful, and insistent on running her own life. Suddenly, control of Francine’s life is torn apart when she is raped. Finding the doctors and police indifferent to the outrage of rape, yet wanting revenge, Francine selects as her instrument the best criminal lawyer in the country. As the story expands in ever-widening circles, and each brilliantly rendered character brings his or her case to center stage, we come to realize how varied the shapes of love are, the secrets of its dark...read more