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  • By 1972, the 2 million-square-foot 1515 Broadway, with its conciliatory Minskoff Theater, stood in the Astor's place-a 54-story ode to moneymaking that would have done Rand proud.

    Mogul Request Live

  • The apartment was a blank, impersonal place-a pair of rooms, with the bed occupying a sunken place in the first.

    The Unpublished Writer and His Love Interest (The Painter)

  • Before coming here, if asked, he would have imagined the offices occupied by the Homicide Division of the San Francisco Police Department as an ugly, dreary place-a dirty, stained floor-battered, torn furniture-inhabited by dim, lumbering men engaged in squalid combat with an even drearier bunch of alleged murderers.

    The Unpublished Writer and His Love Interest (The Painter)

  • Her stories are usually set in one place-a kitchen, a hospital room, up a tree-and have the kind of texture that might play onstage.

    The World At Her Doorstep

  • It is so much better to be able to run away from all that and to go to a much better place-a new hope, a new high, a new fantasy, that actually entails very little responsibility and can be dropped whenever we want.

    Mona Ackerman: Dr. Mona Knows

  • Besides, Moose got a bargain on the place-a third the price of similar city homes.

    Hail To The Chief

  • In their place-a world of fire, fire which not only did not burn her, but which, when it touched her, felt like a cool caress.

    Phoenix And Ashes

  • The fashionable East Village couple purchased the place-a six-room apartment with hardwood floors, a windowed kitchen, a built-in washer/dryer and south, east and west exposures-in a nearly all-cash deal.

    Lachlan's Double-Play

  • Stirring Symbols Hide An Unbearable Reality A year ago, a monstrous act of mass murder took place-a crime whose effects and repercussions, no matter what happens in the future, will continue to prey on us for the rest of our natural lives.

    My Love Affair With This City, 'The Big Karma'-From Empire State Building to Conked Mouse-Reignited by Summer I Didn't Leave One

  • Baldacci's eloquent use of language in Wish You Well transforms readers to another time and place-a time when America 's agrarian existence was beginning to transform into industrialization and a place where the land was the heart and soul of the community.

    Wish You Well by David Baldacci: Questions

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