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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.


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The Tin Horse
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Death of a Postmodernist (M...
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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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By a wonderful coincidence, this book beckoned me at the library at the same time I was taking out Kate Atkinson's "Life After Life." I had no idea that "The End of Days" also uses the device of having the main character die, then hitting rewind and ...more
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The "what if" game is intriguing, as the main character dies, and then a new chapter starts in which a different choice is made, or the doctor shows up on time, and her life continues, after all. What most engaged me was the evocation of London durin ...more
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Journeys are undertaken yet the destination never reached. A visit home yields the memory of witnessing a scene that explains a never-solved murder. Stendhal. Kafka. I loved "Austerlitz" and felt I understood it: the narrative thread of Austerlitz's ...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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“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

“Sure,” I say. “But I don’t have much to tell. Do you want”
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 ...”
Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life

“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

“It seems to me then as if all the moments of our life occupy the same space, as if future events already existed and were only waiting for us to find our way to them at last, just as when we have accepted an invitation we duly arrive in a certain house at a given time.”
W.G. Sebald, Austerlitz
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