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Andrew Sean Greer

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Andrew Sean Greer (born 1970 in Washington, DC) is an American novelist and short story writer.

He is the bestselling author of The Story of a Marriage, which The New York Times has called an “inspired, lyrical novel,” and The Confessions of Max Tivoli, which was named a best book of 2004 by the San Francisco Chronicle and the Chicago Tribune while garnering several other coast-to-coast honors.
Arthur Less
   1. Less (2017)
   2. Less Is Lost (2022)
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Best Book winner (2018) : Less

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French Exit (2018)
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"French Exit made me so happy—I feel as if I have downed a third martini, stayed up past sunrise, and still woken up refreshed. Brilliant, addictive, funny and wise, DeWitt’s latest has enough charm to last you long after you’ve put it down."
The Winter Soldier (2018)
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"So real, so rich and detailed, that the room in which I was reading vanished. I was transported to a lost world of the past. Suspenseful, thrilling, aching with emotion. Living with Lucius and Margarete, it was First World War as I have never felt it."
Family Trust (2018)
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The City in the Middle of the Night (2019)
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"A breathtaking work of imagination and storytelling… making the case for Anders as this generation’s Le Guin."
Where Reasons End (2019)
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Antkind (2020)
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"Magnificent, genius, enraging, mysterious, joyous, terrifying, and, above all, hilarious! Within its pages, Antkind might contain the universe."
Heaven and Earth (2020)
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"Perfect, moving, honest, brilliant, with characters who feel like old friends."
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Aviary (2021)
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"A symphony of character, mystery, memory and hope, by one of America’s finest writers. Aviary is a book to hold dear."
The Guncle (2021)
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"A joyous Auntie Mame spritz! A reading pleasure; pour yourself a tall glass and enjoy, preferably poolside. You deserve it!"
A Previous Life (2021)
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