Ellen Feldman

Ellen Feldman


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Ellen Feldman, a 2009 Guggenheim fellow, is the author of Scottsboro, The Boy Who Loved Anne Frank, and Lucy. She writes both fiction and social history, and has published articles on the history of divorce, plastic surgery, Halloween, the Normandie, and many other topics, as well as numerous book reviews. She has also lectured extensively around the country and in Germany and England, and is a sought-after speaker to reading groups both in person and by telephone.
She grew up in northern New Jersey and attended Bryn Mawr College, from which she holds a B.A. and an M.A. in modern history. After further graduate studies in history at Columbia University, she worked for a New York publishing house.
She lives in New York City and East Hampton, N
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Next to Love

3.54 avg rating — 3,543 ratings — published 2011 — 19 editions
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The Boy Who Loved Anne Frank

3.66 avg rating — 1,411 ratings — published 2005 — 18 editions
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Lucy

3.56 avg rating — 847 ratings — published 2002 — 6 editions
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Terrible Virtue

3.48 avg rating — 744 ratings — published 2016 — 8 editions
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Scottsboro

3.87 avg rating — 534 ratings — published 2008 — 12 editions
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The Unwitting

3.64 avg rating — 406 ratings — published 2014 — 10 editions
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God Bless This Child

3.12 avg rating — 58 ratings — published 1998 — 2 editions
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Too Close for Comfort

3.05 avg rating — 22 ratings — published 1994 — 3 editions
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Looking for Love

3.30 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 1990 — 2 editions
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Rearview Mirror

2.50 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 1995 — 2 editions
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“Love may endure a lifetime, but it is less reliable on a day-to-day basis.”
Ellen Feldman

“The official line is that, after the war, women couldn't wait to leave the offices and assembly lines and government agencies. But the real story was that the economy couldn't have men coming home without women going home, not unless it wanted a lot of unemployed vets. So the problem became unemployed women. "How you gonna keep us down on the farm after we've seen the world,"' she ad-libs to the old World War I tune. 'Enter the women's magazines, and cookbook publishers, and all these advertising agencies carrying on about the scourge of germs in the toilet bowl, and scuffs on the kitchen floor, and, my favorite, house B.O. Enter chicken hash that takes two and a half hours to prepare. I can just hear them sitting around the conference tables. 'That'll keep the gals out of trouble.”
Ellen Feldman, Next to Love

“A woman’s duty: To look the whole world in the face with a go-to-hell look in her eyes, to have an ideal, to speak and act in defiance of convention.”
Ellen Feldman, Terrible Virtue

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