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Lynne Sharon Schwartz

Lynne Sharon Schwartz

·3.83·4,894 Ratings
“ Just as there is no loss of basic energy in the universe, so no thought or action is without its effects, present or ultimate, seen or unseen, felt or unfelt. ” ― Norman Cousins
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  • Leaving Brooklyn

    ·3.73·114 Ratings
    An injury at birth left Audrey with a wandering eye. Though flawed, the bad eye functions well enough to permit her an idiosyncratic view of the world, one she welcomes in the stifling postwar Brooklyn of the 1950s. During a journey to Manhattan to see a
  • Ruined By Reading: A Life in Books

    ·3.6·1,054 Ratings
    A Los Angeles Times Book Review Best Book of 1996'Without books how could I have become myself?' In this wonderfully written meditation, Lynne Sharon Schwartz offers deeply felt insight into why we read and how what we read shapes our lives. An enchanting
  • The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Writings

    ·3.95·1,197 Ratings
    Alternate cover edition for 9780553213751The Charlotte Perkins Gilman Reader is an anthology of fiction by one of America's most important feminist writers. Probably best known as the author of "The Yellow Wallpaper," in which a woman is driven mad by cha
  • Disturbances in the Field: A Novel

    ·4.04·425 Ratings
    As powerful now as when first published in 1983, Lynne Sharon Schwartz’s third novel established her as one of her generation’s most assured writers. In this long-awaited reissue, readers can again warm to this acutely absorbing story. According to Ly
  • The Writing on the Wall

    ·3.37·228 Ratings
    In a tale of emotional survival in post-9/11 New York City, thirty-four-year-old Renata deals with the effects of the bombings on her personal life, in light of the trauma she has already experienced.
  • The Fatigue Artist

    ·3.53·107 Ratings
    "The Fatigue Artist" is a refreshingly candid story about life, love, and survival in the contemporary world. A writer living in New York City, Laura is overwhelmed by a mysterious lethargy and retreats to her bed where she reflects on the loves and losse
  • Smoke Over Birkenau

    ·4.17·109 Ratings
    These astonishing real-life stories describe the women who lived and suffered alongside Liana Millu while she was imprisoned in a concentration camp. They are stories of violence and tragedy, but also stories of resistance and of the endurance of the huma
  • The Emergence of Memory: Conversations With W. G. Sebald

    ·4.26·126 Ratings
    When German author W. G. Sebald died in a car accident at the age of fifty-seven, the literary world mourned the loss of a writer whose oeuvre it was just beginning to appreciate. Through published interviews with and essays on Sebald, award-winning trans
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