Ready, Set, Oh


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Flexible Press
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5.0 X 8.0 X 0.76 inches | 0.8 pounds
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About the Author

Diane Josefowicz's fiction and essays have appeared in Conjunctions, Fence, Dame, LA Review of Books, and elsewhere. As a historian, she is the author, with Jed Z. Buchwald, of two histories of Egyptology, The Riddle of the Rosetta (2020) and The Zodiac of Paris (2010), both from Princeton University Press; and a novella, L'Air du Temps (1985), forthcoming from Regal House. She serves as reviews editor at Necessary Fiction and director of communications for Swing Left Rhode Island, a progressive political organization focused on electoral work, voter protection, and voting rights. She holds an MFA from Columbia University, a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a BA from Brown University. She grew up outside Providence, where she now lives with her family. Ready, Set, Oh is her first novel.


Named Shelf Unbound Magazine's: 2022 Best Indie Book: Notable Indie


"...Insightful, sometimes heartbreaking, and often hilarious..."

- Small Press Picks

"Head back to Providence circa 1967 for a gripping exploration of the lives of three adults struggling with questions of who they are and who they're meant to be."

- Rhody Reads

"Compelling and especially engaging ... Showing a genuine flair for originality and an exceptional gift for narrative-driven storytelling, Ready, Set, Oh is unreservedly recommended for community libraries and contemporary fiction collections." - Midwest Book Review

"Josefowicz finds the large truths in our smallest state, leaving an indelible mark on our broader literary landscape. A stunning debut."-Jacob M. Appel, author of Einstein's Beach House

"Every chapter bursts out of the gate in this devastatingly funny, high-intensity novel of working-class Rhode Island."-Kirstin Allio, author of Buddhism For Western Children and Garner

"Ready, Set, Oh gives you the quahogs, the red gravy, the Italian-from-Italy suits. A story this big could only take place in Rhode Island."-William Walsh, author of Forty-Five American Boys

"Darkly humorous, searingly poignant, and seamlessly wrought in sure-handed prose, Diane Josefowicz's Ready, Set, Oh encompasses both the familiar and the wildly imaginative."-Carla Panciera, author of Bewildered, winner of the Grace Paley Prize in short fiction

"...An enthralling novel about some of the most interesting things there are: the Sixties, love, UFOs, and strange manuscripts."-David Burr Gerrard, author of The Epiphany Machine

"With Ready, Set, Oh, Diane Josefowicz has crafted a riveting narrative of risk and redemption against the backdrop of utterly convincing Sixties turmoil."-William Giraldi, author of Busy Monsters and Hold The Dark