Books by E.L. Doctorow
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Fiction master E.L. Doctorow returns with short stories, while novelist Cristina Garcia finds intrigue among "lady matadors," and Teju Cole looks afresh at post-Sept. 11 New York. In nonfiction, a mother learns self-acceptance through yoga and an economist explodes conventional wisdom about sports.
Immerse yourself in these satisfying summer selections, from "new" India to post-"dot com" San Francisco to the streets of Brooklyn. Plus: a reissue of Kurt Vonnegut's novels and mysterious short fiction from E.L. Doctorow.
Fall fiction blows in with Nick Hornby's novel of a music-obsessed British lad and his sensible girlfriend, E.L. Doctorow's romp through the 20th century with the highborn but hoarding Collyer brothers, Jeannette Walls' scrappy bush-pilot grandmother, and more.
In Homer & Langley, the masterful E.L. Doctorow uses the real-life Collyers — hermit brothers with a social pedigree and a Fifth Avenue address who died in squalor — as a jumping-off point for a kaleidoscopic trip through 20th century America.
Homer & Langley, the new novel by E.L. Doctorow, re-imagines the lives of the eccentric Collyer brothers, two collectors who died amid tons of rubbish in their Fifth Avenue mansion.
For years, E.L. Doctorow thought that Union Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman's destructive march to the sea near the end of the Civil War would make for a gripping work of fiction.