A Big Storm Knocked It Over

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Harper Collins, Dec 5, 2000 - Fiction - 272 pages
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In a Big Storm Knocked It Over, acclaimed author Laurie Colwin explores marriage, friendship, motherhood, and careers as experienced by a cast of endearing idiosyncratic Manhattanites.  At once a hilarious social commentary and an insightful, sophisticated modern romance, A Big Storm Knocked It Over will stand as a living tribute to one of contemporary fiction's most original voice.

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The 80s by Laurie Colwin: all sexual harassment and anxiety disorders and so much class envy. She writes a nice sentence, and Janey and Edie's snarky banter is charming, but otherwise, ugh. I enjoyed ... Read full review

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A couple, no longer young and both coming from unstable childhoods, find themselves married and contemplating parenthood. Told in Colwin's breezy prose, the novel represents the triumph of optimism ... Read full review

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About the author (2000)

Laurie Colwin is the author of five novels: Happy All the Time, Family Happiness, Goodbye Without Leaving, Shine On, Bright and Dangerous Object, and A Big Storm Knocked It Over; three collections of short stories: Passion and Affect, Another Marvelous Thing, and The Lone Pilgrim; and two collections of essays: Home Cooking and More Home Cooking. She died in 1992.

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