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Local Souls

Local Souls

With the meteoric success of Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All, Allan Gurganus placed himself among America’s most original and emotionally engaged storytellers. In his first comic novel mapped the late nineteenth-century South, Local Souls brings the twisted hilarity of Flannery O’Connor kicking into our new century.

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Plays Well with Others

Plays Well with Others

Funny and heartbreaking, as eventful as Dickens and as atmospheric as one of Fitzgerald’s parties, Plays Well with Others combines a fable’s high-noon energy with an elegy’s evening grace. Allan Gurganus’s celebrated new novel is a lovesong to imperishable friendship, a hymn to a brilliant and now-vanished world.

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The Practical Heart

The Practical Heart

In his fictional Falls, North Carolina – a watchful zone of stifling mores – Allan Gurganus’s fond and comical characters risk everything to protect their improbable hopes from prejudice, poverty, betrayal. Seeking warmth and true connection, they shield themselves and loved ones while creating a rarely-glimpsed world of valor, minor grandeur, side-street heroics.

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White People

White People

In these eleven stories, Allan Gurganus–author of the highly acclaimed Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All–gives heartbreaking and hilarious voice to the fears, desires and triumphs of a grand cast of Americans.

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Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All

Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All

Allan Gurganus’s Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All became an instant classic upon its publication. Critics and readers alike fell in love with the voice of ninety-nine-year-old Lucy Marsden, one of the most entertaining and loquacious heoines in American literature.

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