The Family Markowitz: Fiction

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$17.00  $15.81
Publisher
Dial Press
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Pages
304
Dimensions
5.3 X 8.0 X 0.7 inches | 0.5 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780812984552

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About the Author
Allegra Goodman's novels include The Chalk Artist, Intuition, The Cookbook Collector, Paradise Park, and Kaaterskill Falls (a National Book Award finalist). Her fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, Commentary, and Ploughshares and has been anthologized in The O. Henry Awards and Best American Short Stories. She has written two collections of short stories, The Family Markowitz and Total Immersion and a novel for younger readers, The Other Side of the Island. Her essays and reviews have appeared in The New York Times Book Review, The Wall Street Journal, The New Republic, The Boston Globe, The Jewish Review of Books, and The American Scholar. Raised in Honolulu, Goodman studied English and philosophy at Harvard and received a PhD in English literature from Stanford. She is the recipient of a Whiting Writer's Award, the Salon Award for Fiction, and a fellowship from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced study. She lives with her family in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she is writing a new novel.
Reviews
"These stories sound like no one else's. . . . Goodman is brilliant at capturing the clutter of both interior and exterior life."--Los Angeles Times

"Entertaining . . . The Family Markowitz has great consistency and charm."--Claire Messud, The New York Times Book Review

"A revelation . . . Goodman's prose has a steady, silent reserve that always indicates she has bigger things in mind."--Dwight Garner, Salon

"One of the most astute and engaging books about American family life to have come our way in quite a while . . . [Allegra Goodman] has a gift for conveying the peculiar subtleties of Jewish culture."--The Boston Globe

"Funny and wise and keenly observed . . . one of the most engaging, maddening, and recognizable families to come along in years . . . an enchanting book."--Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times