New Release Books by Truman Capote

Truman Capote is the author of A House on the Heights (2002), In Cold Blood (2001), A Christmas Memory (1996), Breakfast at Tiffany's (2008) and other 154 books.

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A House on the Heights

release date: Jan 01, 2002
A House on the Heights
The tranquil life he led in the quiet enclave of Brooklyn Heights stood in sharp contrast to the glittering scene he adored on the other side of the Brooklyn Bridge, but for a few years in the 1950's and '60's, Truman Capote happily made his home in a yellow brick house on Willow Street. By turns wistful and farcical, A House on the Heights vividly evokes a neighborhood Capote described as among Brooklyn's "splendid contradictions," a world of grand homes and dimly recalled gentility, of mysterious warehouses and cartoonish street thugs, of antiques and dowagers, a broad yard overhung with wisteria, and the famous Esplanade with its incomparable view—all rendered in Capote's deft and stylish prose.

In Cold Blood

release date: Oct 09, 2001
In Cold Blood
NATIONAL BESTSELLER • The most famous true crime novel of all time "chills the blood and exercises the intelligence" (The New York Review of Books)—and haunted its author long after he finished writing it. On November 15, 1959, in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas, four members of the Clutter family were savagely murdered by blasts from a shotgun held a few inches from their faces. There was no apparent motive for the crime, and there were almost no clues. In one of the first non-fiction novels ever written, Truman Capote reconstructs the murder and the investigation that led to the capture, trial, and execution of the killers, generating both mesmerizing suspense and astonishing empathy. In Cold Blood is a work that transcends its moment, yielding poignant insights into the nature of American violence.

A Christmas Memory

release date: Nov 12, 1996
A Christmas Memory
A holiday classic from "one of the greatest writers and most fascinating society figures in American history" (Vanity Fair)! First published in 1956, this much sought-after autobiographical recollection from Truman Capote (In Cold Blood; Breakfast at Tiffany's) about his rural Alabama boyhood is a perfect gift for Capote's fans young and old. Seven-year-old Buddy inaugurates the Christmas season by crying out to his cousin, Miss Sook Falk: "It's fruitcake weather!" Thus begins an unforgettable portrait of an odd but enduring friendship and the memories the two friends share of beloved holiday rituals. A Christmas Memory has been described as "[a] gem of a holiday story" (School Library Journal, starred review), and this warm and delicately illustrated edition is one you'll want to add to any Christmas or Capote collection.

Breakfast at Tiffany's

release date: Nov 05, 2008
Breakfast at Tiffany's
House of Flowers, A Diamond Guitar, and A Christmas Memory are included with the tale of a fun-loving amoral playgirl in New York City

Answered Prayers

release date: Jan 01, 1994
Answered Prayers
The three completed chapters of Capote's unfinished novel, focusing on P.B. Jones, an amoral bisexual who has tumbled from the jet-set heights, are accompanied by an introduction by the editor

Other Voices, Other Rooms

release date: Jan 01, 1994
Other Voices, Other Rooms
A boy matures amidst the odd characters who live in Skully's Landing

The grass harp

release date: Jan 01, 1993
The grass harp
The protagonists of these nine short stories learn to accept the harsh loneliness of life

A Capote Reader

release date: Jan 01, 1993

Breakfast at Tiffany's and Three Stories

release date: Jan 01, 1993
Breakfast at Tiffany's and Three Stories
House of Flowers, A Diamond Guitar, and A Christmas Memory are included with the tale of a fun-loving amoral playgirl in New York City

Summer Crossing

release date: Jun 27, 2006
Summer Crossing
“Witness the coming together of Truman Capote’s voice, the electric-into-neon blaze that is surely one of the premier styles of postwar American literature.”—The Washington Post Book World “A great breezy read . . . with Capote’s trademark wit, but also with genuine youthful awe at the exhilaration of late-forties New York.”—New York A lost treasure only recently found, Truman Capote’s Summer Crossing is a precocious, confident first novel from one of the twentieth century’s greatest writers. Set in New York just after World War II, the story follows a young carefree socialite, Grady McNeil, whose parents leave her alone in their Fifth Avenue penthouse for the summer. Left to her own devices, Grady turns up the heat on the secret affair she’s been having with a Brooklyn-born Jewish war veteran who works as a parking lot attendant. As the season passes, the romance turns more serious and morally ambiguous, and Grady must eventually make a series of decisions that will forever affect her life and the lives of everyone around her.

Truman Capote

release date: Jan 01, 1987
Truman Capote
Interviews with Capote cover his writing methods, his observations on the wealthy, his outlook on life, and his feelings about the writers who influenced his work

I Remember Grandpa

release date: Jan 01, 1987
I Remember Grandpa
Bobby, a West Virginia boy, moves with his family from the rural home of his grandparents to the city where his father hopes to find a better job

Jug of Silver

release date: Jan 01, 1986
Jug of Silver
An underprivileged boy is determined to guess the amount of money in and thereby win a jug of silver coins so that he can do something very special for his sister.

Handcarved Coffins

release date: Jan 01, 2004

Marilyn Monroe

release date: Jan 01, 2001

Music for Chameleons

release date: Jan 01, 2001
Music for Chameleons
This collection of 14 short stories includes Handcarved Coffins which, like the novel In Cold Blood, is based on the brutal crimes of a real-life murderer. Of the 14 stories, seven are potraits of characters such as Marilyn Monroe and a dope-smoking, New York cleaning lady.

Fruitcake

release date: Jan 01, 2000
Fruitcake
A collection of fruitcake recipes by Truman Capote's great aunt

In Cold Blood: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences

release date: Feb 01, 1994
In Cold Blood: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences
Re-creation of the brutal slaying of the Clutter family of Holcolm, Kansas.

One Christmas

release date: Nov 07, 1995
One Christmas
One unforgettable Christmas, young Truman Capote is sent from his childhood home and his beloved cousin Miss Sook to New Orleans, to a father he's never met. Far from the warmth and familiarity of small town dreams and family traditions, Truman learns the painful truths about his father, about Santa Claus, and about love lost and found.

Brooklyn

release date: Jan 01, 2015
Brooklyn
"In 2001, The Little Bookroom published Truman Capote's long-out-of-print homage to Brooklyn, A House in the Heights. In 2014, more than fifty years after they were taken, the original photographs commissioned to illustrate the piece have been discovered by the photographer's son. Also found among the negatives were portraits of Capote taken on that same day; none of the photos have ever been published. Now, in a new edition with a new title, Brooklyn : A Personal Memoir, with the lost photographs of David Attie, the words and images will be united for the first time. The images of Brooklyn provide a stunning and atmospheric visual portrait of the city in 1959--its building, shops, street life, lost moments-- a Brooklyn at once strangely familiar yet largely vanished: horse-drawn wagons delivering produce to housewives, kids swimming in the East River and getting into mischief on the docks, dimly-lit bars, vintage signs, little girls jumping rope, bricklayers, barbers, neighborhood characters, all set against a backdrop of period architecture, that spectacular bridge, and the skyline of Manhattan. The essay itself brings to life the landscape that was for the author a world of grand homes and dimly recalled gentility, of mysterious warehouses and menacing street thugs, a garden overhung with wisteria, and the famous Promenade and waterfront--all rendered in his deft and stylish prose. Originally commissioned for Holiday magazine by John Knowles (later the author of A Separate Peace), the piece remained one of his favorites--especially its surprise ending. At the time, George Plimpton wrote that in the essay, Capote's 'love of history, gossip, character, and a skill at putting all this to words...brings Brooklyn Heights to life as vividly as any landscape Truman ever undertook to survey.' David Attie's photos enhance that landscape in a breathtaking way"--

Three by Truman Capote

release date: Jan 01, 1985
Three by Truman Capote
Gathers two novels, interviews, and nonfiction accounts of murder written by the controversial, New Orleans-born author

The Muses Are Heard

release date: Mar 01, 1986
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