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Joy Horowitz

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Joy Horowitz is a writer living in Cambridge, MA and a contributing editor at the Los Angeles Review of Books. She currently is a senior lecturer in Yale's Residential College Seminar Program.

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Very funny and moving and a tad creepy, but mostly, a knowing debut novel. The geeky protagonist is awkward in a winning way and, ultimately, understandable relative to his deadbeat father. I'm not sure I believe the ending, but that's just me. Or po ...more
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This book is wise and funny and, also, I think the writer might have a future as a stand-up comic.These Things Happen
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Here is a profound relationship between two sisters -- complicated and loving and true -- during World War I and how, as nurses, they deal with the trauma of war. Keneally is a master story teller and writes with a knowing medical perspective, includ ...more
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J.D. Salinger
“What really knocks me out is a book that, when you're all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn't happen much, though.”
J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

Ernest Hemingway
“All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened and after you are finished reading one you will feel that all that happened to you and afterwards it all belongs to you: the good and the bad, the ecstasy, the remorse and sorrow, the people and the places and how the weather was. If you can get so that you can give that to people, then you are a writer.”
Ernest Hemingway

Thomas Mann
“A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.”
Thomas Mann, Essays of Three Decades

Carl Sagan
“A book is made from a tree. It is an assemblage of flat, flexible parts (still called "leaves") imprinted with dark pigmented squiggles. One glance at it and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, the author is speaking, clearly and silently, inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people, citizens of distant epochs, who never knew one another. Books break the shackles of time ― proof that humans can work magic.”
Carl Sagan




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