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Lisa Gornick is the author of the novels A Private Sorcery (Algonquin), Tinderbox (Sarah Crichton Books/ Farrar, Straus and Giroux, and Picador), and Louisa Meets Bear (Sarah Crichton Books/ Farrar, Straus and Giroux, and Picador). Her stories and essays have appeared widely, including in Agni, The New York Times, Prairie Schooner, Salon, Slate and Real Simple, and have received many honors including Distinguished Story by the Best American Short Stories.

With the publication of her first novel, A Private Sorcery, Lisa Gornick was hailed by National Book Award winner Colum McCann as “a new voice…that makes sense of our deep need for stories and their tellers.” Her second novel, Tinderbox, received Four out of Four Stars from People, and was
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Average rating: 3.46 · 914 ratings · 143 reviews · 3 distinct works · Similar authors
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3.63 avg rating — 450 ratings — published 2015 — 4 editions
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Tinderbox

3.24 avg rating — 428 ratings — published 2013 — 4 editions
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A Private Sorcery

3.83 avg rating — 36 ratings — published 2002 — 3 editions
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“There was an inscription at the end in Latin. It’s translated in one of the guidebooks: What you are, we used to be. What we are, you will be. What do you think they meant?” Janey looked confused, torn, Ilana was sure, between her wish to have her mother explain and not wanting to admit her incomprehension to her sister. “It’s obvious,” Sarah said. “The bones were once people. Someday we’ll be just bones.” “I knew that.” “Liar,”
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“I’ve lost not only my vanity but my feeling of mind-body identity, so that I no longer believe, as you did about me, that elegance of form is elegance of being. I do my best to keep the numbers on the scale where I want them and my skin and hair well tended, but my body is now essentially the vehicle for carting around what I think of as my self. Not”
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