Alice Adams (1926-1999) was an American novelist and short story writer. Alice was born in Virginia and grew up in North Carolina. She then attended Radcliffe College in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Alice spent time in Paris, and ended up moving to San Francisco, where she spent most of her adult life.

Alice Adams made her debut as a published author in 1966 with the novel Careless Love (aka The Fall of Daisy Duke). Below is a list of Alice Adams’s books in order of when they were first released:

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Careless Love(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Families & Survivors(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Listening to Billie(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rich Rewards(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Superior Women(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Second Chances(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Roses, Rhododendron(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Caroline's Daughters(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Almost Perfect(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Southern Exposure(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Medicine Men(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
After the War(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Beautiful Girl(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
To See You Again(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Return Trips(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
After You've Gone(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Last Lovely City(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Stories of Alice Adams(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Poolside(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Mexico(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: Careless Love was also published as The Fall of Daisy Duke. Poolside also has stories by Amy Bloom, John Cheever, Ernest Hemingway, A.M. Homes, Andrea Lee, Joyce Carol Oates, Edna O’Brien, Julie Orringer, James Purdy, Graham Swift, John Updike, David Foster Wallace and Fay Weldon.

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Alice Adams Synopses: Families and Survivors is a standalone title by Alice Adams. From Louisa Calloway’s Southern girlhood to her debut to her first marriage, all the time surrounded by a certain tradition and all the time resisting. In lieu of her conservative, bigoted father, she chooses men who are liberal, free-spoken, Jewish. Nevertheless her first marriage is unhappy, but her second promises to be sounder, as she discovers what she really wants, can have, can become – what she really is.

Listening to Billie is a standalone novel by Alice Adams. The first glimpse of Eliza Hamilton Quarles is as a blonde boarding-school student, sitting in a sophisticated New York club, listening to Billie Holiday. She is on the brink of her marriage to her older, worldly date. Twenty years later, a mother, divorced, she, tentatively begins a new life, with new lovers, new interests, new strength, even a new, more comfortable identity.

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