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The Railway Police and the Last Trolley Ride - a book by Calisher, Hortense

The Railway Police and the Last Trolley Ride

The Railway Police and the Last Trolley Ride( )
Author: Calisher, Hortense
ISBN:978-1-4804-3741-8
Publication Date:Aug 2013
Publisher:Open Road Integrated Media, LLC
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $19.99
Book Description:

Two novellas from award-winning author Hortense Calisher offering very different journeys: the first looking hopefully forward, and the second, into a painful past The characters in these two novellas take introspective, poignant excursions both to where they want to be (The Railway Police) and where they have been (The Last Trolley Ride). In the first, a woman with hereditary premature baldness decides to embrace her unadorned head and...
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Pages:248
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / General
Author Biography
Calisher, Hortense (Author)
Hortense Calisher, 1911-2009 Author Hortense Calisher was born in Manhattan, New York on December 20, 1911. She graduated from Barnard College in 1932 with a degree in English composition. Before becoming a writer, she worked as a sales clerk, a model, and a social worker. She wrote a total of 23 novels and short story collections during her lifetime including In the Absence of Angels (1951), False Entry (1961), Tale for the Mirror (1962), Textures of Life (1963), The New Yorkers (1969), and Sunday Jews (2002). Her memoir, Herself, an exploration of the intersection between a writer's life and her fiction, was published in 1972. Many of her short works have been anthologized and she is a contributor of short stories, articles and reviews to the New York Times, Harpers and other journals. She also lectured on literature and taught creative writing at several colleges and universities including Columbia University and Bennington College in Vermont. She received four Henry Awards and two Guggenheim Fellowships. She died on January 13, 2009 at the age of 97.

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