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Sunday Jews

Sunday Jews( )
Author: Calisher, Hortense
ISBN:978-0-15-602745-8
Publication Date:Mar 2003
Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $30.95
Book Description:

In this family of six grown children is a clan as united in its blood yet scattered wide-like the elder son Charles, hoping to be a Supreme Court Judge; the family beauty and District Attorney Nell with children by different lovers; the art-expert sister Erika-Freddi whose altered nose hasn't kept her from being custodian of their Jewishness; or Zach, artist and manipulator with two wives at home. Over all is their mother, Zipporah-Zoe: infamous in Israel, American academic,...
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Book Details
Pages:712
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 x 1.43 Inches
Book Weight:1.774 Pounds
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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