Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group

Peter Taylor

Peter Taylor, the author of eight story collections, including The Old Forest and Other Stories (Picador) and three novels, including A Summons to Memphis, which won the Pulitzer Prize, and A Woman of Means (Picador), died in 1994. A Tennessee native, he had lived in Charlottesville, Virginia, with his wife, poet Eleanor Ross Taylor.

PEN/Faulkner Award Winner

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The Collected Stories of Peter Taylor
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The Collected Stories of Peter Taylor

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Peter Taylor; Introduction by Richard Bausch
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Described by Anne Tyler as "the undisputed master of the short story form," Peter Taylor imbued his stories with a powerful sense of the conflicts between the old rural society and the increasingly...

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A Woman of Means
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A Woman of Means

Peter Taylor
Picador
Picador

Gerald Dudley is an executive at a hardware company in St. Louis, living the quintessential bachelor life with his young son, Quint. He is also a man who aspires beyond his means and class. When...

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In the Tennessee Country
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In the Tennessee Country

Peter Taylor
Picador
Picador

In 1916, a young boy, Nathan Longfort, is on the funeral train bearing the body of his grandfather, the Senator, from Washington, D.C., to Knoxville, Tennessee. The memory of this journey will haunt...

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