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This Is Where We Came in

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March 4, 2014 | Hardcover | 6.1 x 9.3, 226 pages | ISBN 9781619022461
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Award-winning novelist, poet and essayist, Lynne Sharon Schwartz returns with what is perhaps her most personal book yet. These memoirs, gathered under the title of “Intimacies,” are exactly that. Intimate recollections of her life, beginning with her serious heart-valve surgery and ranging back in time, to going to movies as a child, her relationship with her complicated and challenging parents, her own difficulties with intimacy and anger, thoughts about long friendships, and the pure delight of grandchildren. It will surprise none of her readers that after a lifetime of playing the piano and moving one from place to place for her entire adulthood, she finds a different, richer sort of fulfillment as a middle-aged woman taking drum lessons in Manhattan. Every piece in this wonderful collection is an adventure.

In this her twentieth book, Schwartz remains, as was said by Frederick Busch, “precise and unflinching.” She is a writer of captivating honesty, about herself, those around her, and the world at large. These recollections are certain to move and disturb as well as enlighten and entertain. This book affirms that Lynne Sharon Schwartz is one of the finest writers of her generation.

About Lynne Sharon Schwartz

Lynne Sharon Schwartz is the acclaimed author of several books, including Ruined by Reading, Disturbances in the Field, In the Family Way and The Writing on the Wall. Lynne Sharon Schwartz's reviews and criticism have appeared in many leading magazines and papers. She has received grants from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the New York State Foundation for the Arts, and has taught in many writing programs here and abroad. She is presently on the faculty of the Bennington Writing Seminars. She lives in New York City.

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"[R]eading Schwartz is like a pleasurable visit with a thoughtful and articulate friend."--Kirkus

"Lynne Sharon Schwartz reaches into her heart, examines its intricacies, tinkers with little broken bits, and shows us what she's learned -- daring us to try this risky procedure at home." --Los Angeles Review of Books

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