A DEFINITIVE LOOK AT ONE OF OUR MOST INFLUENTIAL WRITERS—INCLUDING NEW AND NEVER-BEFORE-COLLECTED WORK.
Admired for “a voice unlike any other” (Cynthia Ozick) and a style both “wry and poignant” (The New Yorker), Lore Segal long ago established herself as a masterful literary stylist. Selecting from her essays, novels, New Yorker stories, and more, this volume is a feast for fiction and memoir lovers alike — and a glorious opportunity to savor her distinctive body of work over the course of a long career.
”[Segal’s] genuine tenderness toward her characters, despite their faults, and her tendency to revisit the same people in different books and at different life stages reads like a satisfying grasp for continuity by a woman who has continuously experienced profound loss.” —Vanity Fair
”An eclectic, covertly joyful book, [that] shares with the rest of Segal’s writing an openhearted curiosity toward life, even at its ugliest moments.” —Harper’s Magazine
”A spectacular volume … Segal is a monumental writer, one of the finest of her generation; this lovely collection is a fine introduction to her work.” —*STARRED* KIRKUS REVIEWS