Grace Paley


Born
in Bronx, New York, The United States
December 11, 1922

Died
August 22, 2007

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Grace Paley was an American short story writer, poet, and political activist whose work won a number of awards.

Average rating: 4.05 · 15,004 ratings · 1,466 reviews · 111 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Collected Stories

4.17 avg rating — 2,917 ratings — published 1994 — 19 editions
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Enormous Changes at the Las...

4.08 avg rating — 2,330 ratings — published 1974 — 15 editions
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The Little Disturbances of Man

4.05 avg rating — 1,683 ratings — published 1959 — 19 editions
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Later the Same Day

4.15 avg rating — 513 ratings — published 1985 — 15 editions
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Fidelity: Poems

3.82 avg rating — 303 ratings — published 2008 — 6 editions
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Just As I Thought

3.99 avg rating — 184 ratings — published 1998 — 6 editions
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Begin Again: Collected Poems

4.01 avg rating — 167 ratings — published 1997 — 7 editions
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A Grace Paley Reader: Stori...

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4.24 avg rating — 165 ratings — published 2017 — 4 editions
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Conversation with my father

3.54 avg rating — 150 ratings — published 1972 — 4 editions
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Wants

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3.34 avg rating — 62 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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More books by Grace Paley…
“Let us go forth with fear and courage and rage to save the world.”
Grace Paley

“There is a long time in me between knowing and telling.”
Grace Paley, Enormous Changes at the Last Minute

“The only thing you should have to do is find work you love to do. And I can't imagine living without having loved a person. A man, in my case. It could be a woman, but whatever. I think, what I always tell kids when they get out of class and ask, 'What should I do now?' I always say, 'Keep a low overhead. You're not going to make a lot of money.' And the next thing I say: 'Don't live with a person who doesn't respect your work.' That's the most important thing—that's more important than the money thing. I think those two things are very valuable pieces of information.”
Grace Paley

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