Playing With Fire: A Novel

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Doubleday Religious Publishing Group, May 1, 1990 - Fiction - 303 pages
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After meeting as freshman roommates at Smith College, Lucy and Carolyn--two wealthy young women from vastly different backgrounds--become enmeshed in a lovers' triangle with Carolyn's womanizing stepfather at its core

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User Review  - Sam - Goodreads

Soap opera in a book. Shapiro is a gifted writer. I suggest reading this alongside Shapiro's memoir Slow Motion as this fictional book bears a lot of similarities to Shapiro's real life experience. It's interesting to see how a writer can blend fiction and truth together. Read full review

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User Review  - Melissa - Goodreads

Since this book was essentially a fictionalized account of her memoir, Slow Motion, I almost didn't bother reading it. I'm glad that I did. She really is a great writer. I'm looking forward to her ... Read full review

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-->Dani Shapiro-->is the author of six books, including the novels"Black & White"and"Family History, "and the bestselling memoir"Slow Motion". Her stories and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, Granta, Ploughshares, One Story, and have been widely anthologized. She is Director of the Sirenland Writers Conference in Positano, Italy. She lives in Connecticut.

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