Edith Pearlman

Edith Pearlman


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in Providence, Rhode Island, The United States
June 26, 1936

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Edith Pearlman, born in 1936, published her debut collection of stories in 1996, at age 60. Last year, she won The National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction for Binocular Vision. She has published over 250 works of short fiction in magazines, literary journals, anthologies and online publications. Her work has won three O. Henry Prizes, the Drue Heinz Prize for Literature, and a Mary McCarthy Prize, among others. In 2011, Pearlman was the recipient of the PEN/Malamud Award, which puts her in the ranks of John Updike, Joyce Carol Oates, and other luminaries.

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Binocular Vision: New and S...

3.91 avg rating — 1,923 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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Honeydew

3.62 avg rating — 1,393 ratings — published 2015 — 18 editions
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How to Fall: Stories

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Love Among the Greats and O...

3.89 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 2002
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Vaquita and Other Stories

3.90 avg rating — 20 ratings — published 1996 — 4 editions
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Girl and Marble Boy

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Honeydew: Stories

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Visión binocular

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Francs

it was ok 2.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2001
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“Still she wondered: did the present deliver up the future, or must you chase your destiny like a harpoonist?”
Edith Pearlman, Binocular Vision: New and Selected Stories

“I believe solitude to be not only the unavoidable human condition but also the sensible human preference."
― Edith Pearlman, Binocular Vision: New and Selected Stories, (from "Mates")”
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“He gave her that last word. He gave her his love. He would think of her almost every day for the rest of his life. Only his presence would he withhold.”
Edith Pearlman, Binocular Vision: New and Selected Stories

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