Home: American Writers Remember Rooms of Their Own

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Sharon Sloan Fiffer, Steven Fiffer
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Aug 3, 2011 - Literary Collections - 256 pages
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In Home, eighteen of our finest writers evoke different rooms--from their pasts, their present, or simply their imaginations--in order to investigate the ways in which homes contain our lives. The results are touching, provocative, and sometimes hilarious. And since a portion of the editors' proceeds will go to organizations that help the homeless, Home is really where the heart is. Contributors include: Lynda Barry, Richard Bausch, Tony Earley, James Finn Garner, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Allan Gurganus, Colin Harrison, Kathryn Harrison, Gish Jen, Karen Karbo, Alex Kotlowitz, Clint McCown, Susan Power, Esmeralda Santiago, Mona Simpson, Jane Smiley, Sallie Tisdale, and Bailey White.



"Unforgettable...These pages are filled with the kind of details that etch a childhood place into the deep recesses of memory, that distinguish the sensual life of one family from another."--Los Angeles Times Book Review


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User Review  - MarthaHuntley - LibraryThing

I really loved this book! It's hard to classify - definitely not a novel, nor is it non-fiction. You can tell it's part memoir, and part fiction, a collection of stories, each of which stays with the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Despite an ever-present suspicion that this collection of essays is built on a trite and forced premise, it succeeds in celebrating different views of family, self, and space. The best of these 18 ... Read full review

Contents

FROM THE SIXTH STAIR
THE PORCH
THE HALLWAY
THE LIVING ROOM
THE DINING ROOM
THE KITCHEN
THE BASEMENT
THE MASTER BEDROOM
THE BOYS ROOM
THE TEENAGE BEDROOM
A FAMILY MUSEUM
THE WORKROOM
THE GARAGE
THE STORM DOOR
THE GARDEN
AFTERWORD

THE BATHROOM
THE CLOSET
THE CHILDRENS ROOM
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
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