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Anna Quindlen

Autor(a) de Black and Blue

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About the Author

Author Anna Quindlen was born in Philadelphia on July 8, 1953. She graduated from Barnard in 1974 and serves on their Board of Trustees. Quindlen worked as a reporter for the New York Post and the New York Times and wrote columns for the Times. She won the 1992 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary before mostrar mais devoting herself to writing fiction. She has written both adult fiction (including Object Lessons, Black and Blue and One True Thing, which was made into a motion picture starring Meryl Streep) and children's fiction (Happily Ever After and The Tree That Came to Stay). Her title Alternate Side made the bestseller list in 2018. Currently, she is a columnist at Newsweek. Her title Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake made The New York Times Best Seller list for 2012. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Anna Quindlen

Black and Blue (1998) 3,555 exemplares
Blessings (2002) 2,385 exemplares
One True Thing (1994) 2,288 exemplares
Rise and Shine (2006) 1,931 exemplares
Every Last One (2010) 1,755 exemplares
Still Life With Bread Crumbs (2014) 1,509 exemplares
A Short Guide to a Happy Life (2000) 1,093 exemplares
How Reading Changed My Life (1998) 992 exemplares
Object Lessons (1991) 878 exemplares
Miller's Valley (2016) 806 exemplares
Alternate Side (2018) 493 exemplares
Good Dog. Stay. (2007) 456 exemplares
Loud and Clear (2004) 354 exemplares
Living Out Loud (1988) 297 exemplares
Being Perfect (2005) 242 exemplares
Happily Ever After (1997) 209 exemplares
Write for Your Life (2022) 108 exemplares
The Tree That Came to Stay (1992) 69 exemplares
Naked Babies (1996) — Autor, algumas edições55 exemplares
Siblings (1998) — Autor — 30 exemplares
After Annie (2024) 19 exemplares
How Reading Changed My Life / Interactive Excellence {audio} (1998) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Miller's Log 1 exemplar
A Quilt of a Country {essay} (2001) 1 exemplar
Poems for Life 1 exemplar
Rise and Shine 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Pride and Prejudice (1813) — Introdução, algumas edições79,793 exemplares
Little Women (1868) — Contribuidor, algumas edições26,119 exemplares
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1943) — Prefácio, algumas edições16,303 exemplares
The Feminine Mystique (1963) — Introdução, algumas edições; Posfácio, algumas edições4,504 exemplares
Anne Frank: Beyond the Diary - A Photographic Remembrance (1992) — Introdução, algumas edições1,412 exemplares
Mad about Madeline (1993) — Introdução — 1,128 exemplares
The Barbie Chronicles: A Living Doll Turns Forty (1999) — Contribuidor — 104 exemplares
The Best American Magazine Writing 2003 (2003) — Contribuidor — 70 exemplares
The Best American Magazine Writing 2002 (2002) — Contribuidor — 69 exemplares
What’s Language Got to Do with It? (2005) — Contribuidor — 51 exemplares
The Secret Society of Demolition Writers (2005) — Contribuidor — 47 exemplares
Dream Me Home Safely: Writers on Growing Up in America (2003) — Contribuidor — 38 exemplares
The Signet Book of American Essays (2006) — Contribuidor — 36 exemplares
Women: A Celebration of Strength (2007) 32 exemplares
The New Great American Writers' Cookbook (2003) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
Reason and Passion: Justice Brennan's Enduring Influence (1997) — Contribuidor — 18 exemplares
Hey, Boo: Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird [2010 film] (2014) — Narrador — 16 exemplares


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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Locais de residência
New York, New York, USA
Barnard College (BA|1974)
South Brunswick High School
New York Post
The New York Times
Prémios e menções honrosas
Pulitzer Prize (Commentary, 1992)
Amanda Urban (ICM)

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Brief Biography

New York, New York
Date of Birth:
July 8, 1952
Place of Birth:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
B.A., Barnard College, 1974




After Annie by Anna Quindlen is an outstanding breathtaking and heartbreaking depiction of a family dealing with the untimely death of a wife and mother over the span of a year. It is a very highly recommended, exceptional literary family drama and not to be missed. One of the best. I loved this book.

When Annie Brown, 37, dies suddenly, she leaves behind her husband Bill, who is a plumber, and four children Ali (Alexandra)13, Ant (Anthony) 11, Benjy (Benjamin) 8, and James 6. She also leaves behind her best friend since childhood, Annemarie. No one knows how they can move forward without Annie. Bill is overwhelmed and forfeits much of his parental responsibility to Ali, who tries to step up and care for everyone as best she can. Ali carries the weight and tries to keep her family going. Ant is angry and acting out, Benjy begins wetting the bed, and James thinks his mom will still be coming home. Annemarie, a recovering addict due to Annie's help, is struggling with staying clean and sober.

Quindlen is an extraordinary writer who can deftly handle the subject matter accurately and with compassion. Anyone who has had an untimely death in their family will understand the emotional struggles this family is going through while trying to keep living their day to day lives. It is a deeply moving, emotionally charged story. Even when it seems not a lot of action is going on in the plot, those who have experienced this will know moving on after a death is like climbing a mountain every day. It is exhausting and overwhelming.

The narrative is broken up into seasons, winter, spring, summer, and autumn, and explores the inner life and practicalities of how each character is handling the loss of a person who held them all together. The characters are portrayed as fully-realized, complex, and realistic individuals who are trying to continue living. Annie is present in their thoughts and her backstory is told through them. The story is primarily told through Bill, Annmarie, and Ali. They are all faced with imagining life without Annie when she was a central part of their lives.

Be prepared to cry as the characters learn to live life without someone they loved. Yes, it is very sad, but there is hope in their memories as well as their struggles. This is a very emotionally satisfying story. It is okay and good to grieve those you love. Thanks to Random House for providing me with an advance reader's copy via NetGalley. My review is voluntary and expresses my honest opinion.
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SheTreadsSoftly | 4 outras críticas | Feb 20, 2024 |
An inspiring short essay beautifully packaged. Live for now, because you don't know much 'now' you'll have left.
JasonMehmel | 27 outras críticas | Feb 9, 2024 |
Quintessential Quindlen. Varied, flawed characters all; snappy dialogue; perfect observations; familiar themes. I struggled a bit getting sucked into the story, but the writing always held my attention, and then I was just immersed and did not want the story to end. Ms. Quindlen’s writing continues to captivate me, ever since the days of her New York Times column, “About New York” in the early 1980s, when I was a young mother at home with two sons in the suburbs. Fast forward to 1997. I am at the end of my second year of law school, with my oldest son about to graduate high school. Ms. Quindlen is the graduation speaker at Rutgers Law School-Newark for some of my friends and colleagues on the law journal the year ahead of me, and I attend. Fast forward to 2018; my three sons are grown and on their own, but I still feel the essential tug of Ms. Quindlen’s writing, those “Yes! Yes! Yes!” moments of synchronicity. As I said at the beginning, quintessential Quindlen.… (mais)
bschweiger | 39 outras críticas | Feb 4, 2024 |



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