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John Knowles

John Knowles, who died in 2001, was a graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy and Yale University, as well as a recipient of the William Faulkner Award and the Rosenthal Award of the National Institute of Arts and Letters.

The Best 13 Books on John Knowles

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A Separate Peace (Scribner Classics)

An American classic and great bestseller for over thirty years, A Separate Peace is timeless in its description of adolescence during a period when the entire country was losing its innocence to the second world war.

Set at a boys’ boarding school in New England during the early years of World War II, A Separate Peace is a harrowing and luminous parable of the dark side of adolescence. Gene is a lonely, introverted intellectual. Phineas is a handsome, taunting, daredevil athlete. What happens between the two friends one summer, like the war itself, banishes the innocence of these boys and their world.

A bestseller for more than thirty years, A Separate Peace is John Knowles’s crowning achievement and an undisputed American classic.
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Spreading Fires

Author of the American classic, A Separate Peace shatters the surface of human relationships in a literary feat of chilling psychological suspense. The sunsual French Riviera is the setting for a sinister dance of passion and terror which hurls five people inexorable toward their own private hells.
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A Separate Peace with Connections (HRW Library)

From Wikipedia: Holt McDougal is an American publishing company, a division of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, that specializes in textbooks for use in secondary schools. Holt, Rinehart & Winston was a division of Harcourt Education. When owner Reed Elsevier sold Harcourt to Houghton Mifflin in 2007, Holt, Rinehart and Winston was combined with McDougal Littell to form Holt McDougal. ~~~ Holt McDougal publishes textbooks on mathematics, language arts, social studies, science, health, and world language (French, Spanish, and German). They have also published children's books for the Weekly Reader Book Club, including Sweet Pickles, Fraggle Rock, and Snoopy. ~~~ Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (/?ho?tn ?m?fl?n/[1]) is an educational and trade publisher in the United States. Headquartered in Boston's Back Bay, it publishes textbooks, instructional technology materials, assessments, reference works, and fiction and non-fiction for both young readers and adults. ~~~ The company was formerly known as Houghton Mifflin Company but changed its name following the 2007 acquisition of Harcourt Publishing. Prior to March 2010, it was a subsidiary of Education Media and Publishing Group Limited, an Irish-owned holding company registered in the Cayman Islands and formerly known as Riverdeep. ~~~ In 1961, Houghton Mifflin famously passed on Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking, giving it up to Alfred A. Knopf who later published it in 1962. It went on to become an overnight success and is considered by many to be the bible of French cooking. Houghton Mifflin's strategic error was depicted in the 2009 film Julie & Julia. ~~~ In 1967, Houghton Mifflin became a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange under the stock symbol HTN. The company is currently privately held and no longer trades under this symbol. ~~~ During the 1990s, Houghton Mifflin acquired both McDougal Littell, an educational publisher of secondary school materials, and D.C. Heath and Company...
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Peace Breaks Out

In 1945, veteran and former POW Pete Hallam returns to his alma mater, Devon School, to teach and finds his students are concerned about what will happen when peace is declared
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A Separate Peace

An American classic and great bestseller for over thirty years, A Separate Peace is timeless in its description of adolescence during a period when the entire country was losing its innocence to World War II.

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read.

Set at a boys' boarding school in New England during the early years of World War II, A Separate Peace is a harrowing and luminous parable of the dark side of adolescence. Gene is a lonely, introverted intellectual. Phineas is a handsome, taunting, daredevil athlete. What happens between the two friends one summer, like the war itself, banishes the innocence of these boys and their world.
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A Separate Peace (The Teacher's Companion)

Use this teacher’s companion alongside “A Separate Peace” to get your students involved in the text. It brings together key ideas, background information, and teaching suggestions to save you time and create a cohesive, in-depth look at the book. Choose the ideas from this resource that suit your style and your readers’ abilities, and adapt or expand on the provided activities. Show your students how literature helps make sense of our world with this detailed guide.
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John Knowles's a Separate Peace (Barron's Book Notes)

A lively, in-depth discussion of A SEPARATE PEACE. Students are taken on an exciting journey of discovery through every scene or chapter. Also included are unique text notes, ideas for term papers, notes on the author's life as well as a glossary.
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A Stolen Past

A diverse group of people--Allan Prieston, eminent author Reeves Lockhart, and a family of exiled Russian artistocrats--are bound together in a drama shaped by the tensions of the present and the ambiguities of the past
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Phineas

A new masterpiece that stuns readers
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