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Shipwreck

by Louis Begley

A mesmerizing novel of deception and betrayal from the acclaimed author of Wartime Lies and About Schmidt.

John North, a prize-winning American writer, is suddenly beset by dark suspicions about the real value...


Venice for Lovers

by Louis Begley & Anka Muhlstein

Venice for Lovers is a memorable collaboration by two fine stylists who have fashioned their own personal homages to Venice, one with a novella, the other with a personal essay. Every year for all the thirty...


Man Who Was Late

by Louis Begley

"Begley writes with a contemplative wisdom that permeates his work....[He] has captured some of the wispy melancholy of midcentury fiction, and this feat in itself is mellifluous to both ear and spirit."

THE...


Memories of a Marriage: A Novel

by Louis Begley

By the author of the beloved Schmidt series, Memories of a Marriage is a penetrating look at class and privilege, shifting from Paris to Manhattan, Long Island to Newport. Mourning his wife and daughter, and...


Wartime Lies: A Novel

Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award 1992

by Louis Begley

"Extraordinary...Rich in irony and regret...[the] people and settings are vividly realized and his prose [is] compelling in its simplicity."

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

As the world slips into the throes of war...


As Max Saw It

by Louis Begley

"[A] perfectly constructed novel.... The time is 1974, and Max, who is fleeing from the wreckage of his first marriage, is a summer-house guest on Lake Como, where he encounters the two characters who will shape...


About Schmidt

by Louis Begley

As he tries to make his life habitable again--after the devastating loss of his wife--retired lawyer Albert Schmidt finds the possibility of regeneration in a new love the old "Schmidtie" would never have dreamt...


Schmidt Delivered

by Louis Begley

Recently widowed, Albert Schmidt has triumphantly rediscovered domestic bliss in the Hamptons with Carrie, the Puerto Rican waitress who is younger than his daughter. Schmidt is content with keeping his own...


Mistler's Exit

by Louis Begley

Thomas Mistler has always thought himself "a happy man, as the world goes." A scion of old money, he made his own fortune in advertising and is now poised to sell the company he founded for a fabulous price....


Schmidt Steps Back: A Novel

by Louis Begley

Tragic and redemptive . . . Updike had Rabbit, Roth has Zuckerman, Richard Ford has Bascombe and Begley has Schmidt. . . .  [Schmidt Steps Back] is the most ambitious novel [yet] in the Schmidt cycle.”—...


Matters of Honor

by Louis Begley

“Terrifically intelligent, moving, and entertaining.”

–The New York Sun

“With snappy dialogue [and] intelligent prose . . . Begley paints a memorable portrait of lasting friendship and of the strength...