Ana Turns

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$29.99  $27.89
Keylight Books
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6.0 X 9.1 X 1.0 inches | 1.06 pounds

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About the Author

Lisa Gornick has been hailed by NPR as "one of the most perceptive, compassionate writers of fiction in America . . . immensely talented and brave." She is the author of four previous novels, most recently The Peacock Feast and Louisa Meets Bear, both published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux. Her essays have appeared widely, including in the New York Times, the Paris Review, Real Simple, and the Wall Street Journal. A graduate of the Yale clinical psychology program and the psychoanalytic training program at Columbia, where she is on the faculty, she was for many years a practicing psychotherapist and psychoanalyst. She lives in New York City with her family. You can learn about Lisa and her work at


"With each glorious, hilarious page I found myself turning with Ana, one of the most original creations I've seen in a while and, to steal from Lermontov, truly A Heroine of Our Time." --Gary Shteyngart, author of Our Country Friends
"I fell in love with Ana, a modern-day Mrs. Dalloway crisscrossing New York City to discover the unexpected truths about her life, lovers and impossible family. An exquisitely written love letter to what it means to be a grown-up woman." --Helen Simonson, author of Major Pettigrew's Last Stand"This moving portrait of a woman assessing the friendships, romances, and family relationships that have shaped her sixty years contains a wealth of keen insight and just the right touch of delightful humor." --Sigrid Nunez, author of What Are You Going Through
"Lisa Gornick's Ana Turns is a beautifully written and propulsive novel of desire and longing, regret and forgiveness. Ana is my favorite kind of character--deeply perceptive, surprisingly funny, and smart as hell. I loved this novel." --Angie Kim, author of Miracle Creek"It's a great feat to capture a whole life through the lens of a single day. Lisa Gornick's Ana Turns does this beautifully in a series of vivid encounters with both the present and the past on the momentous occasion of her sixtieth birthday. It's exciting to watch Ana risk revealing her true feelings and to ultimately discover what she wants and deserves. But this isn't only an internal story. The novel sweeps through history and travels all over the world to show the influences Ana is bringing with her into each moment, alone or with others. Ana Turns is a powerful story of a woman coming into her own." --Alice Elliott Dark, author of Fellowship Point