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Allegra Goodman

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Allegra Goodman lives with her family in Cambridge, Massachusetts. (Publisher Provided) Allegra Goodman was born in Brooklyn New York in 1967, but grew up in Honolulu, Hawaii. She received a bachelor's degree from Harvard University in 1989 and a PhD in English literature from Stanford University visa mer in 1997. Her first story, Variant Text, was accepted by Commentary magazine in 1985. While at Harvard University, she continued to publish short stories in Commentary and her first book, a collection of stories, was published the day she graduated. She wrote her second book, The Family Markowitz, while at Stanford University. Her other works include Intuition, Kaaterskill Falls, Paradise Park, and The Other Side of the Island. She teaches a writing workshop in the graduate program in Creative Writing at Boston University. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre

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Verk av Allegra Goodman

The Cookbook Collector (2010) 1,316 exemplar
Intuition (2006) 1,109 exemplar
Kaaterskill Falls (1998) 789 exemplar
The Other Side of the Island (2008) 575 exemplar
The Family Markowitz (1996) 347 exemplar
Paradise Park (2001) 251 exemplar
The Chalk Artist (2017) 151 exemplar
Sam (2023) 145 exemplar
Total Immersion (1989) 93 exemplar
The descendants 1 exemplar

Associerade verk

Rereadings (2005) — Bidragsgivare — 674 exemplar
The Best American Short Stories 2008 (2008) — Bidragsgivare — 566 exemplar
The Best American Short Stories 2011 (2011) — Bidragsgivare — 346 exemplar
The Oxford Book of Jewish Stories (1998) — Bidragsgivare — 128 exemplar
The Schocken Book of Contemporary Jewish Fiction (1992) — Bidragsgivare — 124 exemplar
Nice Jewish Girls: Growing Up in America (1996) — Bidragsgivare — 78 exemplar
Child of Mine: Original Essays on Becoming a Mother (1997) — Bidragsgivare — 53 exemplar
The Jewish Writer (1998) — Bidragsgivare — 52 exemplar
Here I Am: Contemporary Jewish Stories from Around the World (1998) — Bidragsgivare — 49 exemplar
Who We Are: On Being (and Not Being) a Jewish American Writer (2005) — Bidragsgivare — 26 exemplar


Allmänna fakta

Brooklyn, New York, USA
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Punahou School (1985)
Harvard University (BA)
Stanford University (PhD, English Literature)
Karger, David (husband)
Priser och utmärkelser
Whiting Writers' Award (1991)
Kort biografi
Allegra Goodman and her husband have four children.



Thank you Goodreads’ FirstReads for my print ARC.

Sam, 7 years old, lives with her mom, Courtney, and toddler half-brother, Noah. She’s a natural at climbing. She loves spending time with her dad. But, because he’s a traveling artist, she doesn’t get to see him as often as she would like. Jack, Noah’s dad, doesn’t like her. And the feeling is mutual.

It was an ok book for me. I guess, until I read the author’s note, I expected more to happen. This was about a young girl coming of age. Her happiness and heartache. Her hopes, dreams, and ambitions. Her relationships. Like most of us, her life is ordinary and fell into a routine. That was comforting in a way. From the plot to the characters, it was a relatable read.… (mer)
kulmona | 9 andra recensioner | Jan 5, 2024 |
I'm returning this to the library today. Very clumsy writing, lots of stereotypes, trite images. Yuck.
lschiff | 92 andra recensioner | Sep 24, 2023 |
recommended by AP English listserv
pollycallahan | 33 andra recensioner | Jul 1, 2023 |
The beginning was a hook, simplistic, and I was drawn into the story. It didn’t take long for the novelty to wear off. This was an uncomfortable book - cringeworthy at times. A mother, who despite wanting better for her daughter, never stops harping or pressing - it gets old quickly. A father who just can’t get his act together and not only disappoints his daughter, but is reckless with her physical and mental stability. Teaching her that she is going to fall, nine times out of ten she is going to fall and this is told to her so she establishes the “mindset”. Maybe good, probably not.

If you are interested in a coming of age story about a girl who takes up climbing, where it becomes her anything and everything, to the exclusion of most other things, this book might be perfect for you. Parts of it were interesting, parts tedious, some noxious and not well thought out, some just thrown in to see if it would stick. A girl who progresses to all “mixed up and calm and bad” and is going to experience a load of hurt. Just not that interesting to me.
Unfortunately I was done with this book long before it was finished.

Thanks to The Dial Press and NetGalley for a copy.
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kimkimkim | 9 andra recensioner | Jun 18, 2023 |



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