Poetry Madness
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Interviews | March 17, 2014

Shawn Donley: IMG Peter Stark: The Powells.com Interview



Peter StarkIt's hard to believe that 200 years ago, the Pacific Northwest was one of the most remote and isolated regions in the world. In 1810, four years... Continue »
  1. $19.59 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$8.00
List price: $13.99
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
5 Partner Warehouse Literature- A to Z

Taft (P.S.)

by

Taft (P.S.) Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Please note that used books may not include additional media (study guides, CDs, DVDs, solutions manuals, etc.) as described in the publisher comments.

Publisher Comments:

John Nickel is a black ex-jazz musician who only wants to be a good father. But when his son is taken away from him, he's left with nothing but the Memphis bar he manages. Then he hires Fay, a young white waitress, who has a volatile brother named Carl in tow. Nickel finds himself consumed with the idea of Taft, Fay and Carl's dead father, and begins to reconstruct the life of a man he never met. But his sympathies for these lost souls soon take him down a twisting path into the lives of strangers....

Review:

"As resonant as a blues song....Expect miracles when you read Ann Patchett's fiction." New York Times Book Review

Review:

"A moving emblem of fatherhood's rarely explored passion." Los Angeles Times

Review:

"Absorbing....Strikingly original." Kirkus Reviews

About the Author

Ann Patchett is the author of five novels: the New York Times bestselling Run; The Patron Saint of Liars, which was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year; Taft, which won the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize; The Magician's Assistant; and Bel Canto, which won the PEN/Faulkner Award, the Orange Prize, the BookSense Book of the Year, and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. She is also the author of two works of nonfiction: the New York Times bestselling Truth & Beauty and What now? Patchett has written for many publications, including the Atlantic Monthly, Harper's Magazine, Gourmet, the New York Times, Vogue, and the Washington Post. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061339226
Author:
Patchett, Ann
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Author:
by Ann Patchett
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Fathers and sons
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Musical fiction.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
P.S.
Publication Date:
20070931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
7.92x5.36x.63 in. .47 lbs.

Other books you might like

  1. Peace Like a River
    Used Trade Paper $3.50
  2. The Half-Life
    Used Trade Paper $7.95
  3. Until I Find You
    Used Hardcover $3.95
  4. The Inheritance of Loss: A Novel
    Used Trade Paper $1.50
  5. The Crimson Petal and the White
    Used Trade Paper $0.95

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
History and Social Science » American Studies » Popular Culture

Taft (P.S.) Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$8.00 In Stock
Product details 272 pages Harper Perennial - English 9780061339226 Reviews:
"Review" by , "As resonant as a blues song....Expect miracles when you read Ann Patchett's fiction."
"Review" by , "A moving emblem of fatherhood's rarely explored passion."
"Review" by , "Absorbing....Strikingly original."
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.