Joan Silber





Joan Silber

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Joan Silber is the author of six previous works of fiction. Among many awards and honors, she has won a PEN/Hemingway Award and has been a finalist for the National Book Award and the Los Angeles Times Fiction Prize. She teaches at Sarah Lawrence College and lives in New York City.


Average rating: 3.71 · 1,634 ratings · 354 reviews · 13 distinct works · Similar authors
Ideas of Heaven
3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 404 ratings — published 2005 — 5 editions
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Fools
3.68 of 5 stars 3.68 avg rating — 379 ratings — published 2013 — 4 editions
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The Size of the World: A Novel
3.64 of 5 stars 3.64 avg rating — 283 ratings — published 2008 — 4 editions
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The Art of Time in Fiction:...
3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 198 ratings — published 2009
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Lucky Us
3.37 of 5 stars 3.37 avg rating — 94 ratings — published 2001 — 4 editions
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Household Words
3.43 of 5 stars 3.43 avg rating — 89 ratings — published 1980 — 5 editions
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In My Other Life
3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 22 ratings — published 2000 — 3 editions
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In the City
3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 1987 — 3 editions
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War Buddies
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3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 165 ratings — published 2013 — 4 editions
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“If you saw through everything, it made it hard to figure out what to do with yourself.”
Joan Silber, Fools

“A story is already over before we hear it. That is how the teller knows what it means.”
Joan Silber, The Art of Time in Fiction: As Long as It Takes

“Slowed time is -- or should be -- a way of pointing to what's important.”
Joan Silber, The Art of Time in Fiction: As Long as It Takes

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