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  • The Waters of Kronos
    The Waters of Kronos
    by Conrad Richter
    Foreword by David McCullough
    Synopsis: From the time of its first publication in 1960, Conrad Richter's The Waters of Kronos sparked lively debate about the extent to which its story of a belated return to childhood scenes mirrored key events of Richter's own life. As was well known at the time, Richter had spent several years in the Southwest, where he collected the material for his first successful book, Early Americans and Other Stories, but by 1933, he had returned to live in his hometown, Pine Grove, Pennsylvania. John Donner, the main protagonist in The Waters of Kronos, traces a similar route from west to east, although he finds that his family home and native town have been submerged under the deep waters of a lake formed by the construction of a hydroelectric dam. As Richter narrates his alter ego's efforts to salvage his past, he moves beyond "semi-autobiography" to offer what are widely recognized as his most haunting reflections upon the power of family history, the fragility of human memory, and art's role in structuring the communal ethos. David McCullough, a fellow Pulitzer Prize winner, met and befriended Richter in the 1960s and has called him "an American master," praising The Waters of Kronos as "his most beautiful book." McCullough has contributed a foreword to this edition of The Waters of Kronos, which established Richter as one of the literary giants of the United States.
    Paperback from Pennsylvania State Univ Pr (Trd)
    Book Published: February, 2003
    Satan: His Psychotherapy and Cure by the Unfortunate Dr. Kassler, J.S.P.S
    Satan: His Psychotherapy and Cure by the Unfortunate Dr. Kassler, J.S.P.S
    by Jeremy Leven
    Readers generally give this a five-star rating, and often rave reviews. Others simply burn it.

    Book Description: Alas, poor Satan. He's not happy. No one seems to like or understand him; people have got him all wrong. And his relationship with God is a hostile one. Unloved and misunderstood, he's come back to Earth in search of a psychotherapist; he's prepared--if cured--to deliver the all-important Great Answer.

    In Jeremy Leven's wildly original comic novel, we follow the Prince of Darkness through his seven amazing therapy sessions. And we watch him grow increasingly well adjusted while his therapist, the unfortunate Dr. Kassler, descends deeper and deeper into hell.
    Paperback from
    Book Published: December, 2000

    Tobacco Road
    Tobacco Road
    by Erskine Caldwell
    First published in 1932, a tragic tale of a poor Georgia sharecropper in the American South.
    Paperback from University of Georgia Press
    Book Published: February, 1995

    South American Literature

    The House of the Spirits
    A runaway bestseller in Europe and the United States

    The Stories of Eva Luna A sequel to Eva Luna

    Love in the Time of Cholera
    by Gabriel Garcia Marquez 

    The General in His Labyrinth
    A fictional account of the final days of Simon Bolivar.

    One Hundred Years of Solitude (Perennial Classics)
    by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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