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Dani Shapiro was born on April 10,1962 in New Jersey. She attended Sarah Lawrence College where she studied under Grace Paley. She began writing fo rthe screen and adapted Oscar Wilde's "The Happy Prince" for HBO. She has also been a professor of creative writing at Wesleyan University and an mostrar mais instructor at Columbia University. She has since written five novels and 3 memoirs. Her novels include: Playing with Fire, Fugitive Blue, Picturing the Wreck, Family History and Black and White. Her memoirs are Hourglass, Slow Motion, Devotion, and Inheritance. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

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Obras por Dani Shapiro

Family History (2003) 432 exemplares
Signal Fires (2022) 367 exemplares
Devotion: A Memoir (2010) 263 exemplares
Black & White (2007) — Autor — 242 exemplares
Slow Motion: A True Story (1998) 216 exemplares
Hourglass: Time, Memory, Marriage (2017) 203 exemplares
Picturing the Wreck (1995) 67 exemplares
Fugitive Blue (1992) 26 exemplares
Best New American Voices 2010 (2009) — Editor — 26 exemplares
Playing with Fire (1990) 24 exemplares
Leuchtfeuer (2024) 9 exemplares
Señales en la noche (AdN) (2023) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

A Velocity of Being: Letters to a Young Reader (2018) — Contribuidor — 238 exemplares
Granta 62: What Young Men Do (1998) — Contribuidor — 140 exemplares
The Best American Erotica 2001 (2001) — Contribuidor — 91 exemplares
Full Frontal Fiction: The Best of Nerve.com (2000) — Contribuidor — 72 exemplares
Alone Together: Love, Grief, and Comfort in the Time of COVID-19 (2020) — Contribuidor — 58 exemplares
The Jewish Writer (1998) — Contribuidor — 53 exemplares
This Is the Place: Women Writing About Home (2017) — Contribuidor — 38 exemplares
The Good Parts: The Best Erotic Writing in Modern Fiction (2000) — Contribuidor — 34 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



Die Jugendlichen Misty, Sarah und Theo hätten sich niemals in ihrem Zustand in das Auto setzen dürfen. Doch genau das tun sie und dann passiert ein tragischer Unfall, der das Leben der Familie Milf von Grund auf verändert. Nicht nur Sarah und Theo tragen schwer an ihrer Schuld, sondern auch ihr Vater Ben kann sich einen Fehler nicht verzeihen. Viele Jahre später begegnet Ben Waldo, dem Sohn ihrer Nachbarn. Damit wird etwas in Gang gesetzt und die lang gehüteten Geheimnisse drohen aufgedeckt zu werden.
Dieser Roman hat mich von Anfang an gepackt. Den Schreibstil ist ruhig und nüchtern, was ich passend finde. Die Zeiten und Perspektiven wechseln immer wieder.
Die Charaktere sind gut und authentisch dargestellt. Da sind Jugendliche, die gerne mal über die Stränge schlagen und Dinge tun, die sie eigentlich nicht tun sollten. Dazu kommt noch, dass Theo Misty imponieren will. Ein kleines Missgeschick und schon passiert ein schrecklicher Unfall. Ben ist ein angesehener Arzt und will nur helfen. Für alle Beteiligen hat das traumatische Folgen. Sie schweigen über das was geschehen ist, doch ungeschehen machen können sie es nicht und so hat es Folgen für ihr weiteres Leben.
Mir hat Waldo besonders gefallen, der begabt und sensibel ist. Er interessiert sich für Astronomie. Doch die Eltern finden ihn sonderbar und besonders sein Vater findet leider keinen Zugang zu ihm. Das gelingt aber Ben und er baut eine besondere Beziehung zu Waldo auf.
Mir hat dieser bewegende Roman gut gefallen.
… (mais)
buecherwurm1310 | 1 outra crítica | May 18, 2024 |
What have we wrought with these genealogical databases? Compulsively readable story of the author's own revelations and identity trauma after her discoveries, suspenseful, thoughtful and very short chapters.
featherbooks | 55 outras críticas | May 7, 2024 |
Everything about this book struck a chord in me, the collage structure which winds back and forth through the years as one's mind does, the thoughts about marriage, about time. the snippets of memory, the comments on writing and teaching. I actually stalled so it wouldn't be finished. And then she concludes before a final journal entry from her honeymoon:

"Already my mind is a kaleidoscope. Years vanish. Months collapse. Time is like a tall building made of playing cards. It seems orderly until a strong gust of wind comes along and blows the whole thing skyward. Imagine it: an entire deck of cards soaring like a flock of birds. A song comes on the radio and now I am nursing my baby to sleep...I am...looking into his father's eyes for the first time, I am burying my own father. My mother. I am a girl watching her mother at her vanity table. I am holding M's hand a Jacob's college graduation. I am playing with my grandchildren in a house on a mountain. The phone rings. The doorbell. I understand something terrible with a thud in my heart. The plane, the car, the train, the bomb. The test results are ominous. I am wheeling M. down a corridor. We are playing golf in Arizona. We are homeless. We are living in Covent Garden, where we often attend the theater. Pick a card. Any card."… (mais)
featherbooks | 8 outras críticas | May 7, 2024 |
Auto accident--older sister takes responsibility because she encouraged her younger brother to drive without a license. Their father pulls the girl out of the car but shouldn't have done so as her neck is broken and he's a doctor. Buried family secrets for years. A page turner but ultimately strains credibilility with all the coincidences.
flashflood42 | 21 outras críticas | May 5, 2024 |



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