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Mary Kay Zuravleff

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Mary Kay Zuravleff is the author of three novels published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Man Alive! is her newest. Alice McDermott called it an "exuberant novel, a sparkling book"; Tom Perrott praised it as a "witty and engaging novel"; and Jane Hamilton said "This is a book to share, reading sentences aloud to marvel at."

She is also the author of The Bowl Is Already Broken, which the New York Times praised as "a tart, affectionate satire of the museum world's bickering and scheming," and The Frequency of Souls, which the Chicago Tribune deemed a "beguiling and wildly inventive debut novel." Honors for her work include the Rosenthal Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the James Jones Award. She grew up in Oklahoma City a
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Average rating: 3.45 · 638 ratings · 125 reviews · 5 distinct worksSimilar authors
Man Alive!

3.48 avg rating — 355 ratings — published 2013 — 4 editions
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The Frequency of Souls

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The Bowl Is Already Broken

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In every book group I visit, someone has been through something you can barely fathom. At the fabulous all-male book club (homemade liquor, grilled meats!), the guys argued about whether Owen being struck by lightning was a metaphor for midlife crisis or not. They'd identify usual midlife issues, and then someone would say, "But he was actually struck by lightning."

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Gornick has an unparalleled ability to capture character and class. With this novel, she expands her storytelling to move 101-year-old Prudence and her grandniece Grace through a century of history, from the splendor of a Tiffany mansion to the squal ...more
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"I would never have guessed that a pseudo-romance about a refridgerator designer and an unattractive woman could be so enticing. Zuravleff is one of the most brilliant authors I've ever read. "
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I'm crazy about Carolyn Parkhurst's novels, and this is the best one yet. Frankly, it's a relief to read a novel that gets the family dynamics with an autistic child (the mother's narrative in 2nd person brilliantly captures the internal parental bla ...more
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I just had the pleasure of tearing through this book in two days. I kept elbowing the author in my imagination to underscore her amazing insights and language! As wine lovers say about their favorite blends, the characters and flavors are so deliciou ...more
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The cover of my copy is wavy because my palms were sweating the whole time. Dylan Landis knows how to unnerve a reader, even as the reader is appreciating being unnerved! Rainey Royal has extraordinary powers, some she doesn't even understand yet; me ...more
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In her best novel yet, Susan Coll masterfully turns suburban life inside out. To the stager hired to depersonalize a house, every knickknack tells a story; namely, that Eve is beautifying the home of her former best friend, Bella, whose husband Lars ...more
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“We should have made do at home. We threw away so much food."

Ricky says, "We ran out of ketchup," and the rest of them concur. No ketchup, no dinner.”
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