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Family: American Writers Remember Their Own
Family: American Writers Remember Their Own Sharon Sloan Fiffer 067977274X 9780679772743 Meet the eccentric, eclectic family members of seventeen of Americas finest writers in this dazzling, deeply moving collection of memories. T
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Family: American Writers Remember Their Own by Sharon Sloan Fiffer

Meet the eccentric, eclectic family members of seventeen of Americas finest writers in this dazzling, deeply moving collection of memories. Take advice from Alice Hoffmans wise grandmother, Lillie Lulkin. Keep watch over lone children with Brent Staples. Share with Bob Shacochis and his wife the heartbreaking sadness of two people longing to have a child. You can also listen in as Chang-rae Lee and his mother speak their own language; carefully contemplate life through the eyes of Whitney Ottos beloved, irascible cat; discover if Marion Winik is really, truly related to either Charlie Chaplin or Jann Wenner; and barhop with a five-year-old Stuart Dybeck and his Polish Grandfather. In joining this literary reunion, be prepared to discover your own sense of family history. Whether considering relations by blood, by marriage, by choice, or by chance, each writer here has something to share: secrets, desires, sorrows, and joys. And in this Family, you will find that the pleasure of reading is much more than relative. Contributors include: Edwidge Danticat, Beverly Donofrio, Stuart Dybeck, Edward Hoagland, Alice Hoffman, bell hooks, Chang-rae Lee, Elizabeth McCracken, Whitney Otto, Jayne Anne Phillips, Bob Shacochis, Brent Staples, Deborah Tannen, Geoffrey Wolff, and Marion Winik. The editors of Family are donating a portion of their royalties to two organizations: The Max Warburg Courage Curriculum, a values-based literacy program for sixth graders in the Boston Public School system; and Chicago Youth Centers, which works with young people in economically disadvantaged neighborhoods, assisting them in becoming responsible and productive individuals.. From the Hardcover edition.

Author: Sharon Sloan Fiffer

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 272

Publisher: Vintage

Publication Date: 1997-11-11

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