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The Long Winter Ends

Newton G. Thomas

The Long Winter Ends tells the story of a year in the life of a young emigrant miner who leaves Cornwall in the southwest of England to work in the copper mines of Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

Published: January 1998
ISBN: 9780814335864

The House on Alexandrine

Stephen Dobyns

Set against the violently fragmented matrix of Detroit in 1973, Dobyns' novel is an unlikely fusion of love and violence.

Published: March 1990
ISBN: 9780814321836
Published: March 1990
ISBN: 9780814338858

The Spook Who Sat by the Door

Sam Greenlee

An explosive, award-winning novel, The Spook Who Sat by the Door is a 50-year-young classic that provides commentary on the racial inequities in the US in the late 1960s - and today.

Published: May 1989
ISBN: 9780814322468
Published: May 1989
ISBN: 9780814349571
Published: May 1989
ISBN: 9780814349977

Danny and the Boys

Being Some Legends of Hungry Hollow

Robert Traver

Robert Traver captures the genuine flavor of backwoods life in this story recounting the escapades of Danny and his four croonies.

Published: November 1987
ISBN: 9780814319284

A Shtetl and Other Yiddish Novellas

Edited by Ruth Wisse

All share a common setting—the Eastern European Jewish town or shtetl, and all deal in different ways with a single topic—the Jewish confrontation with modernity.

Published: October 1986
ISBN: 9780814318492