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Laura Kasischke

Laura Kasischke

·3.5·16,141 Ratings
“ Make yourself a priority once in a while. It's not selfish. It's necessary. ” ― Anonymous
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  • The Life Before Her Eyes

    2002·
    ·3.32·1,318 Ratings
    Diana stands before the mirror preening with her best friend, Maureen. Suddenly, a classmate enters holding a gun, and Diana sees her life dance before her eyes. In a moment the future she was just imagining--a doting wife and mother at the age of forty--
  • Gardening in the Dark

    2004·
    ·3.92·110 Ratings
    Gardening in the Dark, Kasischke’s sixth book of poetry, continues to explore the transformative power of imagination. Her poems take us to the flip side of human consciousness, where anything can happen at any time. Tinged with surrealism, her work mak
  • Boy Heaven

    2006·
    ·3.29·415 Ratings
    They were seventeen, with perfect tans and perfect bodies. They planned on a joyride in a convertible on a hot summer day. They planned on skinny-dipping in a beautiful, secluded lake. They planned on making it back to camp before anyone noticed they were
  • White Bird in a Blizzard

    1999·
    ·3.56·1,023 Ratings
    When Katrina Connors' mother walks out on her family, Kat is surprised but not shocked; the whole year she has been "becoming sixteen" - falling in love with the boy next door, shedding her babyfat, discovering sex - her mother has been slowly withdrawing
  • Suspicious River

    1997·
    ·3.67·286 Ratings
    Leila Murry is young, married, and working in a motel as a receptionist - and then as a prostitute. The seemingly random abuses and perils of her adult life parallel those Leila suffered as a child, and in reliving them she is uncertain whether she will s
  • If a Stranger Approaches You: Stories

    2013·
    ·3.6·110 Ratings
    In her first collection of short stories, Laura Kasischke exposes the dark heart of the domestic—it's wrapped in shabby silk, tucked away in a dresser drawer. If A Stranger Approaches You reminds us that intersection of the bizarre and the quotidian is
  • In a Perfect World

    2009·
    ·3.33·2,056 Ratings
    In a Perfect World is critically acclaimed writer Laura Kasischke’s new novel of marriage, motherhood, and the choices we make when we have no choices left. Kasischke, the author of The Life Before Her Eyes, tells the story of Jiselle, a young flight at
  • Eden Springs

    2010·
    ·3.29·180 Ratings
    In 1903, a preacher named Benjamin Purnell and five followers founded a colony called the House of David in Benton Harbor, Michigan, where they prepared for eternal life by creating a heaven on earth. Housed in rambling mansions and surrounded by lush orc
  • Feathered

    2008·
    ·3.28·505 Ratings
    Afterward, Terri will tell everyone that, from the beginning, she knew something terrible was going to happen on spring break.Something bad was going to happen.She knew.It was supposed to be the perfect vacation: hot guys, impeccable tans, and no parents.
  • Space, in Chains

    2011·
    ·4.03·544 Ratings
    Laura Kasischke's poems have the same haunting qualities and truth as our most potent memories and dreams. Through ghostly voices, fragmented narratives, overheard conversations, songs, and prayers in language reminiscent of medieval lyrics converted into
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