What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank

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Orion, Feb 9, 2012 - Fiction - 288 pages
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A FRANK O'CONNOR AWARD-winning, simply stunning short-story collection by one of America's most critically acclaimed young writers.

From the up-and-coming young American writer who has contributed to McSweeney's and written for THE NEW YORKER comes a masterful collection of short stories that has already received rave reviews from many of the most prominent writers working today. Some of the stories are comic masterpieces, some embody as dark a vision of the universe as you are likely to encounter, and all of them showcase a writer grappling with the great questions of modern life.

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User Review  - TheAmpersand - LibraryThing

A very recommendable book whose stories take the Jewish experience as their main theme. The author writes fluidly and with a light touch, even dealing with enormously sad subjects, and there's a touch ... Read full review

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User Review  - potterhead9.75 - LibraryThing

This book grew on me like Jew's ear on dying Elder. (Is that offensive?) Camp Sundown. Everything I Know About My Family On my Mother's Side, The Reader, each one better than the last, more intimate. Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Nathan Englander is also the author of the internationally bestselling story collection For the Relief of Unbearable Urges and What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank, and the novel The Ministry of Special Cases. Translated into twenty-two languages, he has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, a PEN/Malamud Award, the Frank O'Connor Award, the Sue Kaufman Prize from the American Academy of Arts & Letters and was a Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2013. He lives in Brooklyn.


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