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Janice Steinberg

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Janice Steinberg is an award-winning arts journalist and has published more than 400 articles in the San Diego Union-Tribune, Dance Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, and elsewhere. She is also the author of five mystery novels, including the Shamus Award-nominated Death in a City of Mystics. She has taught novel-writing at the University of California, San Diego extension and dance criticism at San Diego State University. A native of Wisconsin, she received a B.A. and M.A. from the University of California, Irvine. She holds a Blue Belt in the Nia dance-fitness practice and teaches weekly classes. She lives in San Diego with her husband.


Average rating: 3.70 · 1,164 ratings · 271 reviews · 8 distinct works · Similar authors
The Tin Horse
3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 1,102 ratings — published 2013 — 11 editions
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Death of a Postmodernist (M...
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Death-Fires Dance (Margo Si...
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ReadingBookIn honor of my birthday today, I want to share a wonderful, healing gift that I received.


I recently met a very wise woman, Lori Thornley, who told me about the respectful, holy way in which she approaches a new book—a practice I think of as “reading with reverence.”


When Lori picks up a book in a bookstore or library, she begins by looking at the cover art and the author’s name. For a children’s...

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Bursting with originality and insight. Though it was sometimes hard for this white progressive American to hear how some of my well-meaning comments might come across. The dialogue is so wickedly spot-on, I've used excerpts in writing workshops. (I l ...more
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The loss Sonali Deraniyagala suffered is unimaginable. But her simply, powerfully told story makes it possible to get a glimpse of that loss and her years-long grief ... and the wonderful particularity of her memories: "us sitting on a beach, eating ...more
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I love the scope of this book set in the years of my childhood, involving Jewish immigrants, a miracle cleaning product, and the invention of television! Told with compassion and insight.
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"In this, her sixth novel, Janice Steinberg, a tireless researcher and a gifted storyteller, covers 85 years in the lives of a Western Jewish clan in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, and elsewhere -- all of which she compresses into 336 pages of engagin..." Read more of this review »
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Wrenching, poetically written novel of Raami, a seven-year-old girl whose family is caught up in the Khmer Rouge takeover of Cambodia. Well-off, educated urbanites, they're forced to leave the corrupt Westernized city and live among the true Cambodia ...more
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“My schoolmates hurried home the way they always did, the bold kids scuffling and shouting and the timid, gawky ones yearning toward a brief return to their real lives in which they were their mamas' treasures instead of the dull, easily bullied children they impersonated at school.”
Janice Steinberg, The Tin Horse

“Everyone is fond of plucky children, kids who launch into adventures, even (within reason) kids who sass back. What about the girl who sits for a long time and watches other children going down the slide, whose legs quiver just from imagining how it will feel to stand at the top of that silver swoop into the unknown?”
Janice Steinberg, The Tin Horse

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“Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor, the enemy of the people. It will keep you cramped and insane your whole life ...”
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“Everyone is fond of plucky children, kids who launch into adventures, even (within reason) kids who sass back. What about the girl who sits for a long time and watches other children going down the slide, whose legs quiver just from imagining how it will feel to stand at the top of that silver swoop into the unknown?”
Janice Steinberg, The Tin Horse

“My schoolmates hurried home the way they always did, the bold kids scuffling and shouting and the timid, gawky ones yearning toward a brief return to their real lives in which they were their mamas' treasures instead of the dull, easily bullied children they impersonated at school.”
Janice Steinberg, The Tin Horse

“Dance, when you're broken open. Dance, if you've torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you're perfectly free.”
Rumi




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