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Harper Perennial
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5.34 X 8.02 X 0.69 inches | 0.47 pounds

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About the Author

Francine Prose is the author of twenty-two works of fiction including the highly acclaimed The Vixen; Mister Monkey; the New York Times bestseller Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932; A Changed Man, which won the Dayton Literary Peace Prize; and Blue Angel, which was a finalist for the National Book Award. Her works of nonfiction include the highly praised Anne Frank: The Book, The Life, The Afterlife, and the New York Times bestseller Reading Like a Writer, which has become a classic. The recipient of numerous grants and honors, including a Guggenheim and a Fulbright, a Director's Fellow at the Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library, Prose is a former president of PEN American Center, and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She is a Distinguished Writer in Residence at Bard College.


"With perfect pitch and no trace of sentimentality, Prose . . . lands on the precise emotional key for this novel . . . allowing humor and compassion to seep through the cracks of an otherwise dark tale."--San Francisco Chronicle
"Deeply touching and absorbing..."--Publishers Weekly
"Prose locates the life force that gives her narrator the quirky, irreverent but undeniable sound of a survivor. . . . Prose is tremendously skilled."--Chicago Tribune
"Prose holds up a mirror to grief and family life we can't look away from, revealing their truths on page after page, in beautifully crafted writing."--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
"Arguably, "Goldengrove" is her best book yet."--Seattle Times
"Insightful, lyrical... "Goldengrove" is beautifully and simply written...a moving portrait of the search for identity through a landscape of pain and loss."--St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"Prose's skillful rendering of the human ability to accept hard truths and move on is a poignant lesson for us all."--Miami Herald
"With a dazzling mix of directness and metaphor, Prose captures the centrifugal and isolating force of grief...Prose exquisitely renders her characters' grief and bafflement."--Los Angeles Times
"A beautiful narrative that defines resilience as the sometimes heartbreaking act of simply living"--Redbook Magazine
"Ms. Prose is perceptive. . . . Her modest-sounding book turns out to be beautifully wrought.... and yields an unexpectedly rich, tart, eye-opening sense of Nico's world."--New York Times
"A poignant account of growing up amid sorrow...a tender and moving story of adolescent love."--Hartford Courant
"An exploration of the fragility of adolescent identity and the perilous undertow of grief"--O magazine
"Beautifully crafted...perhaps her most emotionally satisfying novel."--Christian Science Monitor
"Francine Prose's new novel is a quiet, clear-eyed, sun-dappled eulogy to lost youth, and a youth lost. . . . [Prose is ] a keen chronicler of human emotion."--Elle
"Prose creates characters with real flaws that make the reader both love and hate them. It is easy to put oneself in the position of any of the players..."--Deseret Morning News
"A page-turner, thanks to its wholly identifiable, and perfectly flawed, young heroine. A-"--Entertainment Weekly
"...emotionally authentic...a ravishing novel of the mystery of death and life's assertion."--Booklist (starred review)