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1.
Traveling Mercies : Some Thoughts on Faith
by Anne Lamott


Pantheon Books
Hardcover - 275 pages
(January 1999)
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4.5 out of 5 stars
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For most writers, the greatest challenge of spiritual writing is to keep it grounded in concrete language. The temptation is to wander off into the clouds of ethereal epiphanies, only to lose readers with woo-woo thinking and sacred-laced clichés. Thankfully, Anne Lamott (Operating Instructions, ... Read more

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The Last Gift of Time : Life Beyond Sixty
by Carolyn G. Heilbrun


Ballantine Books (Trd Pap)
Paperback - 225 pages
(May 1998)
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5 out of 5 stars
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At 72, Carolyn Heilbrun is the first to admit she's lucky. She writes: "I am, of course, aware that my perspective is that of someone who has enjoyed many advantages. I have had a privileged education, worked for over thirty years as a professor of English . . . and now enjoy a comfortable... Read more

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Anne Morrow Lindbergh : Her Life
by Susan Hertog


Doubleday
Hardcover - 558 pages
1 Ed edition (November 30, 1999)
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3.5 out of 5 stars
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Susan Hertog managed to obtain 10 separate interviews with her very private subject (though not access to Anne Morrow Lindbergh's unpublished papers), and her personal involvement shows in every line of this impassioned biography. Hertog's searching account of the Lindbergh marriage explores the... Read more

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How Reading Changed My Life (Library of Contemporary Thought)
by Anna Quindlen


Ballantine Books (Trd Pap)
Paperback - 84 pages
1 Ed edition (August 1998)
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4.5 out of 5 stars
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A recurring theme throughout Anna Quindlen's How Reading Changed My Life is the comforting premise that readers are never alone. "There was waking, and there was sleeping. And then there were books," she writes, "a kind of parallel universe in which anything might happen and frequently did, a... Read more

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Passionate Minds : Women Rewriting the World
by Claudia Roth Pierpont


Knopf
Hardcover - 298 pages
1 Ed edition (February 29, 2000)
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5 out of 5 stars
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In Passionate Minds, Claudia Roth Pierpont lifts several artists out of their hagiographical limbo and eases others (even Mae West and Margaret Mitchell) away from cliché and the condescending chortle. Her 11 essays offer a fascinating mix of biography, analysis, and elegant aphorism. Yet... Read more

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A Little More About Me
by Pam Houston


W W Norton & Co
Hardcover - 288 pages
1 Ed edition (September 1999)
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3 out of 5 stars
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In Pam Houston's can't-put-down collection of essays, A Little More About Me, she describes her globe-trotting adventures spanning five continents with candor and humor, but it's the emotional journey that hits home. We travel vicariously as Houston treks through the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan or... Read more

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Weeds
by Edith Summers Kelley


Feminist Pr
Paperback
Reprint edition (November 1996)
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4 out of 5 stars
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Coming of age is a shock to almost anyone's system but imagine being like Kelley's character Judith Pippinger: spirited, creative, strong, yet facing nothing more fulfilling in life than the poverty and deprivation of a rural life. As with any lifetime, the human spirit provides moments of beauty,... Read more

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Seeing Mary Plain : A Life of Mary McCarthy
by Frances Kiernan


W W Norton & Co
Hardcover - 768 pages
(March 2000)
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3 out of 5 stars
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"To see Mary McCarthy plain is not quite so simple as it sounds," writes Frances Kiernan, a comment amply borne out in her many-faceted biography of one of America's most famous and controversial women of letters. Interspersing her narrative and analysis of McCarthy's life (1912-1989) with lengthy... Read more

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Becoming Laura Ingalls Wilder : The Women Behind the Legend (Missouri Biography Series)
by John E. Miller, William E. Foley (Editor)


University of Missouri Press
Hardcover - 320 pages
(May 1998)
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3.5 out of 5 stars
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Legends have attached themselves to Laura Ingalls Wilder, beloved author of the eight Little House novels, but what are the facts? Fans are familiar with her early pioneer years up to her marriage, at age 19, to Almanzo Wilder. But before this biography, little has been known about her adult years.... Read more

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Dorothy Parker, What Fresh Hell Is This?
by Marion Meade


Penguin USA (paper)
Paperback
Reprint edition (March 1989)
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4.5 out of 5 stars
From Book News, Inc. , June 1, 1989
A paper reprint of the fine biography first published by Random House in 1988. No coherent bibliography. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or. Read more

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The Prisoner's Wife : A Memoir
by Asha Bandele


Scribner
Hardcover - 219 pages
1st Edition, 3rd Printing edition
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4 out of 5 stars
From Booklist May 15, 1999
When one hears of a woman marrying a man in prison, especially a man she met while he was already in prison, it is hard not to question her motives or sanity. Poet asha bandele writes of her relationship with Rashid, a man serving 20-to-life for murder. She tells of how she met this man while she... Read more

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Winter Hours
by Mary Oliver, Mary Cliver


Houghton Mifflin Co (Pap)
Hardcover - 109 pages
0 edition (April 27, 1999)
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5 out of 5 stars
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Poet Mary Oliver wants us to consider the many disparate elements of Winter Hours as "a long and slowly arriving letter--somewhat disorderly, natural in expression, and happily unfinished." And what a welcome letter it is. Oliver touches on the building of houses and the laying of turtle eggs. She... Read more

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Margaret Wise Brown : Awakened by the Moon
by Leonard S. Marcus


Quill
Paperback - 336 pages
1 Ed edition (October 1999)
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4 out of 5 stars
The New York Times Book Review
"An absorbing biography." Read more

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Partisans : Marriage, Politics, and Betrayal Among the New York Intellectuals
by David Laskin


Simon & Schuster
Hardcover - 320 pages
(January 2000)
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4 out of 5 stars
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For the 25 years following its resurrection in 1937, Partisan Review reigned as New York's most influential intellectual journal, writes David Laskin in his group biography of its founders and core contributors. "The marriage of Marxism and modernism was not always a happy one ... but the magazine... Read more

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Drinking the Rain
by Alix Kates Shulman


Penguin USA (paper)
Paperback
Reprint edition (June 1996)
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4.5 out of 5 stars
From Booklist
The women's movement made a writer out of Shulman, author of books about Emma Goldman and several novels, including Memoirs of an Ex-Prom Queen (1972) and In Every Woman's Life . . . (1987). Then, just when feminism became a dirty word yet again, Shulman turned 50 and realized that not only was the... Read more

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Two-Part Invention: Book Four (The Crosswicks Journal , No 4)
by Madeleine L'Engle


Harper San Francisco
Paperback - 240 pages
Reprint edition (October 1989)
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5 out of 5 stars
From AudioFile
L'Engle's memoir of her early years, courtship and forty-year marriage to Hugh Franklin deals candidly and thoughtfully with issues of love, a spiritual life, the demands of her life as a writer and Franklin's as an actor, and the effects of these on family life. While the author reads clearly and... Read more

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The Poetry and Short Stories of Dorothy Parker (Modern Library)
by Dorothy Parker


Modern Library
Hardcover
(September 1994)
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4.5 out of 5 stars
A reviewer, January 30, 2000 5 out of 5 stars
The Poetry and Short Stories of Dorothy Parker
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Breakup : The End of a Love Story
by Catherine Texier


Anchor Books
Paperback - 176 pages
1 Anchor edition (August 17, 1999)
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3.5 out of 5 stars
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When Joel Rose left his wife, Catherine Texier, and the East Village to move in uptown with an editor at Crown Books--which had just paid him $105,000 for his new novel--their acrimonious split was the talk of literary New York. Reading Texier's present-tense account of their final months together... Read more

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Friends for the Journey : Two Extraordinary Women Celebrate Friendships Made and Sustained Through the Seasons of Life
by Madeleine L'Engle, et al


Servant Publications
Hardcover - 230 pages
(June 1997)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
Synopsis
Born of a friendship spanning a quarter of a century, Madeleine L'Engle and Luci Shaw's Friends for the Journey considers the golden quality of deep and lasting friendships, showing that the common ground of love for God transcends even separation. Read more

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Author : A True Story
by Helen Lester


Houghton Mifflin Co (Pap)
School & Library Binding - 32 pages
(March 3, 1997)
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5 out of 5 stars
The New York Times Book Review, J. Patrick Lewis
Author is as much a paean to joy as it is a litany of obstacles, a celebration of success as well as a chronicle of misfires.... Lester's book should be an anthem for writers young and old, especially those who seem never to leave a thought unpublished. Read more

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Erotic Interludes : Tales Told by Women
by Lonnie Barbach(Editor)


Penguin USA (paper)
Paperback
Reprint edition (June 1995)
 
Synopsis
The stories in this anthology brilliantly capture the myriad layers, colors, and visions of every woman's sexuality. Whether they tell of women young or old, married or single, heterosexual or lesbian, each story is told by a woman from the woman's viewpoint, celebrating feminine sensuality and... Read more

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Looking Back : A Book of Memories
by Lois Lowry


Houghton Mifflin Co (Trd)
Hardcover - 189 pages
(October 26, 1998)
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5 out of 5 stars
The New York Times Book Review, Andrea Higbie
It is a rare album memoir for both children and adults; its straightforward text is accompanied by beautiful and sometimes heartbreaking black-and-white photographs. Read more

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Good Enough Daughter : A Memoir
by Alix Kates Shulman


Schocken Books
Hardcover - 272 pages
(April 1999)
  Avg. Customer Review:
3.5 out of 5 stars
The New York Times Book Review, Leslie Chess Feller
Her portrayal is refreshingly upbeat, infused with insight, affection and respect.... This memoir benefits from Shulman's unflinching honesty. Read more

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Janet, My Mother, and Me : A Memoir of Growing Up With Janet Flanner and Natalia Danesi Murray
by William Murray


Simon & Schuster
Hardcover - 224 pages
(February 2000)
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5 out of 5 stars
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William Murray, a staff writer at The New Yorker for more than 30 years and author of more than 20 books, had the good fortune to be raised by a couple who loved one another intensely and doted on him completely. That the couple was composed of two remarkable and remarkably independent women who... Read more

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At Home in the World
by Joyce Maynard


Picador USA
Hardcover - 347 pages
(October 1998)
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3.5 out of 5 stars
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Joyce Maynard's memoir, At Home in the World, is an attempt to make peace with herself. At times, however, it's hard not to see it as an act of war--on her parents and, most notably, on J.D. Salinger. Maynard's account of her year-long relationship with the reclusive writer is the centerpiece of the... Read more

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