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 and Survivors (1974)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
Roses, Rhododendron (1987)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Second Chances (1988)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
Listening to Billie (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Caroline's Daughters (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Beautiful Girl (1979)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 (1990)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Best American Short Stories Books

The Best Short Stories of 1915 (1916)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best Short Stories of 1916 (1916)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best Short Stories of 1917 (1917)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best Short Stories of 1918 (1918)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best Short Stories of 1919 (1919)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best Short Stories of 1921 (1921)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best Short Stories of 1922 (1922)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best Short Stories of 1923 (1923)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best Short Stories 1924 (1924)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best Short Stories of 1925 (1925)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best Short Stories 1926 (1926)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best Short Stories 1927 (1927)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best Short Stories of 1928 (1928)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best Short Stories of 1929 (1929)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best Short Stories 1930 (1930)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best Short Stories 1931 (1931)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best Short Stories of 1932 (1932)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best Short Stories 1933 (1933)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best Short Stories 1934 (1934)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best Short Stories 1935 (1935)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best Short Stories 1936 (1936)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best Short Stories 1937 (1937)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best Short Stories of 1938 (1938)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
50 Best American Short Stories, 1915-1939 (1939)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best Short Stories 1939 (1939)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best Short Stories of 1940 (1940)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best Short Stories 1941 (1941)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1942 (1942)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1943 (1943)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1944 (1944)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1945 (1945)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1946 (1946)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1947 (1947)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1948 (1948)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1949 (1949)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1950 (1950)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1951 (1951)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1952 (1952)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1953 (1953)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1955 (1955)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1956 (1956)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1957 (1957)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1958 (1958)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1959 (1959)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1960 (1960)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1961 (1961)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1962 (1962)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1963 (1963)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1964 (1964)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1965 (1965)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1966 (1966)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1967 (1967)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1968 (1967)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories of 1969 (1969)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1970 (1970)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1971 (1971)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1972 (1972)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1973 (1973)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1974 (1974)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best of Best American Short Stories 1915-1950 (1975)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1975 (1975)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1976 (1976)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1977 (1977)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1978 (1978)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1979 (1979)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1980 (1980)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1981 (1981)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1982 (1982)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1983 (1983)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1984 (1984)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1985 (1985)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1986 (1986)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1987 (1987)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1988 (1988)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1989 (1989)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories of the Eighties (1990)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1990 (1990)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1991 (1991)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1992 (1992)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1993 (1993)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1994 (1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1995 (1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1996 (1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1997 (1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1998 (1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1999 (1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 2000 (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories of the Century (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 2001 (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 2002 (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 2003 (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 2004 (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 2005 (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 2006 (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 2007 (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best Short Stories of 1921, and the Yearbook of the American Short Story (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories1921 (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 2008 (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 2009 (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 2010 (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 2011 (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 2012 (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 2013 (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 2014 (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 2015 (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
100 Years of The Best American Short Stories (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 2016 (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 2017 (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 2018 (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 2019 (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 2020 (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Anthology series.

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.

If You Like Alice Adams Books, You’ll Love…

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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