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Schwartz, Lynne Sharon

Works: 58 works in 228 publications in 4 languages and 14,469 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  Juvenile works  Psychological fiction  Interviews  Manuscripts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Signer
Classifications: PS3569.C567, 813.54
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Disturbances in the field by Lynne Sharon Schwartz( Book )
14 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and Dutch and held by 1,219 libraries worldwide
Lynne Sharon Schwartz’s critically beloved novel about family, tragedy, and philosophy The field is all around us. It’s our needs and our wants. This is what George tells Lydia. A disturbance, however, is something that keeps us from grasping and attaining the things we need. Usually, we can adapt to these disturbances and move forward. But, what happens if a disturbance becomes too great to move past? In this entrancing tale of loss and understanding, acclaimed author Lynne Sharon Schwartz plots the course of a woman’s life, through the cycles of love, loss, and acceptance. Lydia’s early life is marked by calm constants: a house in Cape Cod, a philosophy group in college. These remain her touchstones as she becomes a busy wife, mother, and music teacher. But when her family’s world is suddenly shattered, she struggles to regain her equilibrium. Will she be able to find her way in such a radically altered field?
Rough strife by Lynne Sharon Schwartz( Book )
21 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in English and Dutch and held by 989 libraries worldwide
The arithmetic of marriage is never easy to understand—as time passes, the variables constantly change Caroline is set adrift in 1950s Rome when she meets Ivan. Though things start slowly, Ivan wins her over after a strong pursuit, and the two marry, agreeing never to inflict any “irreparable wounds.” But though Ivan proves to be a fine father, he is a distant husband, and Caroline finds herself daydreaming of other men. So as the years pass, the couple finds ways to bend but not break their cardinal rule. Rough Strife, the first novel from Lynne Sharon Schwartz, was nominated for the National Book Foundation Award. In this sensational debut, Schwartz depicts a marriage that grows painfully into the modern era, despite the changes—both political and personal—that challenge it
The four questions by Ori Sherman( Book )
2 editions published between 1989 and 1994 in English and held by 809 libraries worldwide
Explores the meaning of Passover by explicating the symbolism of the Seder and the four questions
Balancing acts by Lynne Sharon Schwartz( Book )
17 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 788 libraries worldwide
Retirement doesn’t spell the end after all, in this rousing journey through loss and rebirth Max has lived a long and fulfilling life. He and his wife were star trapeze artists and acrobats in the Brandon Brothers circus. But with her passing, he’s left alone in New York, and suffers a heart attack after a terrifying mugging. Without family to fall back on, Max is forced to leave his beloved Manhattan for a rest home in Westchester. He fears it will be the end of him—but in this stirring novel, retirement means a new beginning. In Westchester, Max meets Lettie, a kind widow, and the rambunctious and intelligent Alison, her daughter. And through a new gig teaching juggling and stunts at a local middle school, and new relationships with unexpected allies in the boring suburbs, Max discovers that it’s never too late to have a fresh start
Leaving Brooklyn by Lynne Sharon Schwartz( Book )
12 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 754 libraries worldwide
An injury at birth left Audrey with a wandering eye. Though flawed, the bad eye functions well enough to permit her an idiosyncratic view of the world, one she welcomes in the stifling postwar Brooklyn of the 1950s. During a journey to Manhattan to see a doctor about her sight, she begins to explore the sexual rites of adulthood. But can her romance last? In this beautifully observed novel, Lynne Sharon Schwartz raises themes of innocence and escape while illuminating the rich inner life of a singular girl
The fatigue artist : a novel by Lynne Sharon Schwartz( Book )
10 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 701 libraries worldwide
A woman turns to alternative medicine to overcome chronic fatigue. She is Laura, 40, a recently widowed writer, felled by the New York rat race. Unable to find a cure through Western medicine, she takes up tai chi, meditation, acupuncture, and is gradually healed. By the author of Leaving Brooklyn
In the family way : an urban comedy by Lynne Sharon Schwartz( Book )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 671 libraries worldwide
A comedy on a family which stays together by sleeping together. There is Bea's lover Dmitri, Bea's ex-husband Roy, Bea's lesbian lover Serena--she is Roy's ex-second wife--Roy's third wife Lisa, and so on. They all live in one apartment building in New York
The melting pot and other subversive stories by Lynne Sharon Schwartz( Book )
10 editions published between 1979 and 1989 in English and held by 628 libraries worldwide
A dynamic collection of stories that portrays different generations and explores various genres with compassion and dry wit In The Melting Pot, nothing is ever what it seems. In these short stories from critically acclaimed author Lynne Sharon Schwartz, characters grapple with the desires and needs of daily life, no matter how absurd or mundane. In the title story, a woman finally reveals her tangled family history to her widowed lover. In another tale, an ageing womanizer undergoes more than just a midlife crisis. In “So You’re Going to Have a New Body!” a woman experiences a surreal surgical sterilization. The Melting Pot demonstrates Schwartz’s many talents coalescing into a determined and striking whole
Acquainted with the night, and other stories by Lynne Sharon Schwartz( Book )
4 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 567 libraries worldwide
Referred pain : and other stories by Lynne Sharon Schwartz( Book )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 551 libraries worldwide
"In the title novella, Koslowski, beset by a kind of survivor's guilt, insists to the point of absurdity that his elaborate dental work is emblematic of his immigrant parents' suffering in World War II. In "Francesca," a mild-mannered professor finds himself calmly contemplating incest, and in "Hostages to Fortune," a seemingly conventional couple construct a sadly macabre version of family life. The journalist in "Sightings of Loretta" realizes he has spent years pursuing a chimerical, unfulfilled romance, while oblivious to his own wife. Several of the stories take place in the surreal realm of fantasy itself; "Deadly Nightshade" is a whimsical conjecture about the first woman brave enough to eat a tomato, long considered poisonous."--BOOK JACKET
Two-part inventions : a novel by Lynne Sharon Schwartz( Book )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 504 libraries worldwide
When his concert pianist wife dies suddenly, producer Philip fears the discovery of their fraudulent music recordings and descends into paranoia while reflecting on their lives together, his wife's remarkable career, and his views about truth, marriage, and perfection
The Yellow wallpaper and other writings by Charlotte Perkins Gilman( Book )
7 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in English and held by 472 libraries worldwide
Presents fiction and non-fiction selections from the twentieth-century American feminist and sociologist, displaying keen analysis of economic and women's issues
Face to face : a reader in the world by Lynne Sharon Schwartz( Book )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 446 libraries worldwide
With a reader’s perspective and a master writer’s skill, critically acclaimed novelist Lynne Sharon Schwartz takes on the world at large Communication, while essential, is almost impossible to maintain perfectly—a truism Lynne Sharon Schwartz demonstrates in this stunning essay collection. In one section, she discovers that one typo could completely derail a project while translating an Italian account of the Holocaust. In another essay, she deconstructs our dependence on the telephone. Most movingly, she details the ways that friendship can grow in the most unlikely places, and how difficult those bonds can be to maintain. In a previous collection of essays, Ruined by Reading, Schwartz took on the world of literature, writing, and books. Now, Schwartz extends her focus while continuing to explore her subject honestly and forcefully
A place to live : and other selected essays of Natalia Ginzburg by Natalia Ginzburg( Book )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 423 libraries worldwide
Natalia Ginzburg (191691) is recognized as one of the foremost Italian writers of the twentieth century, and one of the most eloquent and incisive commentators on postwar Italy. Her works include novels, stories, essays, plays, and a biography of Alessandro Manzoni. Her 1963 autobiographical novel, Lessico famigliare ("Family Sayings") won the Strega prize. She died in Rome in 1991
The emergence of memory : conversations with W.G. Sebald by W. G Sebald( Book )
10 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 355 libraries worldwide
This is a profound portrait of the late, great writer, W.G. Sebald
Aldabra, or, The tortoise who loved Shakespeare by Silvana Gandolfi( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 323 libraries worldwide
In Venice, Italy, ten-year-old Elisa finds she must deal with all the unexpected consequences of her beloved eccentric grandmother's transformation into a giant Aldabra tortoise, native to a small group of coral islands in the Seychelles
A Lynne Sharon Schwartz reader : selected prose and poetry by Lynne Sharon Schwartz( Book )
4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 279 libraries worldwide
We are talking about homes : a great university against its neighbors by Lynne Sharon Schwartz( Book )
2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 269 libraries worldwide
Acquainted with the night stories by Lynne Sharon Schwartz( file )
2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 147 libraries worldwide
A rich and diverse collection of stories detailing life in all its daily battles and yearnings Lynne Sharon Schwartz is a master of tone, deft at creating realistic settings and characters. In Acquainted with the Night, she unleashes sixteen wickedly smart, wholly believable short stories. In the title story, for instance, a man's nocturnal battle against a floating globule in his eye forces him to question his very state of being. In "Mrs. Saunders Writes to the World," an anonymous old woman attempts to force people to know her first name by writing "FRANNY" in big red letters all over her neighborhood. In another, a girl must to deal with the increasingly juvenile actions of her divorced mother. By turns darkly humorous, moving, and witty, Acquainted with the Night demonstrates Schwartz's genius for detail
In solitary : poems by Lynne Sharon Schwartz( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 125 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Schwartz, Lynne 1939-
English (174)
Italian (5)
Chinese (3)
Dutch (2)
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