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Sharon Pomerantz

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Sharon Pomerantz's fiction has appeared in a variety of journals, including Ploughshares, the Missouri Review, and Prairie Schooner. In 2003, her story "Ghost Knife" was included in Best American Short Stories 2003. In 1998, her story "Shoes" was read on Selected Shorts at Symphony Space and broadcast nationally. Rich Boy is her first novel and will be out in August of 2010 from Twelve (Twelvebooks.com).

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The Line of Beauty
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Dream House by Valerie Laken
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The Emperor's Children by Claire Messud
The Emperor's Children
by Claire Messud
recommended for: anyone who likes 19th Century novels; satires of New York intellectuals
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God I loved this novel! I started out hating these people, but got used to hating them and was really impressed that a novel of ideas could pull me along with such a taut plot. She nails a certain kind of entitled New Yorker. Perfectly.
The Emperor's Children by Claire Messud
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The Best American Short Stories 2007 by Stephen King
The Best American Short Stories 2007
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One of the better Best American collections I think--perhaps it's Steven King as editor, but these step outside the usual. Lots of interesting variety.
Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger
" Thanks for reminding me about this one. I'm such a sucker for the Glass family! I wish they were mine. Have you read Raise High the Roofbeams Carpente ...more "
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Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger
Franny and Zooey
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One of my absolute favorite books of all time. I reread it every year along with all the other Glass family material.
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The Line of Beauty by Alan Hollinghurst
The Line of Beauty
by Alan Hollinghurst
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All Passion Spent by Vita Sackville-West
All Passion Spent
by Vita Sackville-West
recommended for: lovers of 19th century or early 20th century lit
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Really an amazing novel by a now much forgotten writer (known mostly as the woman who had an affair with Virginia Wolf). I got to this via the BBC adaptation, which is excellent, though the book is even better. Especially relevant for any woman who w ...more
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“But when he saw Gwendolyn's father, he immediately knew that he was Jewish, in the way that Jews recognize each other, as if with a sixth sense.”
Sharon Pomerantz, Rich Boy
tags: jewish

“I don't mean to smear our people, but honestly, sometimes I thought the Jews were the worst. Not all, but you know the ones I'm talking about - they weren't like the kids in Oxford Circle, that’s for sure. You sent me off totally fucking unprepared, brother. Not a word of warning. Their doctor and dentist parents worked their way through school, but now they want their babies to go in style. They send them stereos and cars and blank checks. And those were the hippies! Running around in their flowing clothes, their noses surgically tilted in the air! Talking about oppression and the common man, and running off to volunteer at some job, calling it righteous because they don’t have to earn money. Or my favorite, going to summer camp until they’re like forty-five. You’re not a socialist because you sleep in a log cabin and dance in a circle! And who are they angry at, really angry at? Not the Man – they wouldn’t know the Man if he froze their Bloomingdale’s charge cards. No, they’re angry at their parents! The people who fund all this in the first place. If they don’t want their parents, send them my way. I’ve been looking all my life for someone to wipe my ass and pay my bills.”
Sharon Pomerantz, Rich Boy

“But when he say Gwendolyn's father, he immediately knew that he was Jewish, in the way that Jews recognize each other, as if with a sixth sense.”
Sharon Pomerantz, Rich Boy
tags: jewish




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Sharon Yes, it was a very wise person (and perhaps a writer) who put that fortune in that cookie.

Happy New Year, Reena; we must all "work on."
xx,
Sharon


Reena Ribalow Ben-Ephraim What an astounding quote to find in a fortune cookie.
Love it.... Reena


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