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The professor's house

by:Cather, Willa, 1873-1947

A study in emotional dislocation and renewal--Professor Godfrey St. Peter, a man in his 50's, has achieved what would seem to be remarkable success. When called on to move to a more comfortable home, something in him rebels.

Editions:162  Date:1923 - 2018  Genre(s):Psychological fiction, Frame-stories, Psychological fiction, Frame stories


American Beauty

by:Mendes, Sam

An emotionally & spiritually comatose suburban man decides "to hell with it all" and reverts to living as he did when he was happiest--as a carefree teenager. His desperately uptight wife and sullen daughter can only look on as he quits his corporate job to become a burger flipper, starts getting high with a strange new neighbor (whose parents are even stranger) and lusts after a pouty blonde teenager--his daughter's best friend.

Editions:245  Date:1984 - 2017  Rating:MPAA rating: R.  Genre(s):Feature films, Drama, Feature films, Drama, Comedy films


That old cape magic

by:Russo, Richard, 1949-

The lives of Jack and Joy Griffin always seem to come back to Cape Cod, where they honeymooned, as they experience the ups and downs of life, including the deaths of Jack's parents, the marriage of their daughter, and Jack and Joy's divorce.

Editions:55  Date:2009 - 2013  Genre(s):Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction


Indian summer

by:Howells, William Dean

"Three American find themselves unexpectedly drawn together in a romantic tale of manners set in nineteenth century Florence."--Cover.

Editions:106  Date:1836 - 2017  Genre(s):Love stories, Romance fiction, Romance fiction

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A serious man

by:Coen, Joel, 1954-

One ordinary man's quest to become a serious man. Physics professor Larry Gopnik can't believe his life, His wife is leaving him for his best friend, his unemployed brother won't move off the couch, someone is threatening his career, his kids are a mystery and his neighbor is tormenting him by sunbathing nude. Struggling to make sense of it all, Larry consults three different rabbis and their answers lead him on a twisted journey of faith, family, delinquent behavior, and mortality.

Editions:82  Date:2009 - 2015  Rating:MPAA rating: R; for language, some sexuality/nudity and brief violence.  Genre(s):Drama, Feature films, Dark comedy films, Dark comedy films, Comedy films


Therapy : a novel

by:Lodge, David, 1935-

A spoof on today's obsession with health. Unwilling to accept the aches and pains of old age, Laurence Passmore, 58, an English TV writer, rushes from one doctor to another, becoming progressively depressed with the result that his marriage and work suffer. Eventually he finds solace in religion.

Editions:85  Date:1995 - 2012  Genre(s):Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction



by:Marshall, Rob

Arrogant, self-centered movie director Guido Contini finds himself struggling to find meaning, purpose, and a script for his latest film endeavor. Ten days away from the start of principal filming of his latest movie--ambitiously titled "Italia"--He has no idea for the movie at all. Escaping all the pressure at a seaside resort, he thinks about the women who have shaped his life: Mamma, judgmental but affectionate; Luisa, cherished yet under appreciated wife; Claudia, actress/muse of the picture; Carla, his flashy, passionate mistress; longtime costumer Lilli; bubbly American journalist Stephanie, and Saraghina, the salacious, witchy temptress of his childhood memories.

Editions:135  Date:2007 - 2018  Rating:MPAA rating: Rated PG-13; for sexual content and smoking.  Genre(s):Drama, Feature films, Musical films, Musical films, Film adaptations


Making things better : a novel

by:Brookner, Anita

"Captures the quandaries of aging, the misunderstanding of an increasingly modern, alien world; awkward conversations with passersby; even more awkward conversations with passersby, even more awkward encounters with longtime friends and acquaintances; the anxieties posed by age and uncertainty and the bizarre, magnificent self-knowledge that perhaps only age, reflection, and experience can bring."--Jacket.

Editions:52  Date:1998 - 2013  Genre(s):Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Humorous fiction


The Florabama Ladies' Auxiliary & Sewing Circle

by:Battle, Lois

From the author of "Storyville" and "Bed and Breakfast" comes a funny, heartfelt, and poignant novel about the surprising power of a group of small-town women when the local lingerie factory closes its doors.

Editions:15  Date:2001 - 2014  Genre(s):Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction


City slickers

by:Palance, Jack, 1920-

Comedy about three men friends who are going through mid-life crises. They decide that the answer to their malaise is a fantasy vacation out West where they can play cowboy on a cattle drive.

Editions:65  Date:1988 - 2018  Rating:Rated PG-13.  Genre(s):Comedy films, Comedy films, Feature films, Drama


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