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Shapiro, Dani

Works: 48 works in 154 publications in 7 languages and 7,422 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  Literature  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Guidebooks  Periodicals  Interviews 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3569.H3387, 813.54
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Family history : a novel by Dani Shapiro( Book )
19 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 1,302 libraries worldwide
Enjoying her loving family and her work as an art restorer, Rachel Jensen finds her world unraveling after a terrible accident that leads to Rachel's discovery that her teenage daughter is threatening to destroy them all
Black & white by Dani Shapiro( Book )
17 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,262 libraries worldwide
Clara Brodeur is the youngest daughter and muse of Ruth Dunne, a famous Manhattan photographer who made her name shooting Sally Mann-style (read: nude and provocative) photos of a young Clara. Unable to bear the humiliation of being "the girl in those pictures," Clara runs away from home at 18. Fourteen years later and still estranged from her mother, Clara's living in Maine with her husband and daughter when her older sister calls and tells her Ruth is in failing health. Clara travels back to Manhattan, where she comes to terms with her family and herself
Picturing the wreck by Dani Shapiro( Book )
8 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 607 libraries worldwide
Thanks to television, a father is reunited with a son he has not seen for 30 years. The father, Dr. Solomon Grossman of New York, spots his son during a newscast on a plane crash. The novel describes the manner in which they came to be separated--an acrimonious marital bust--and their reaction to the reunion. By the author of Playing with Fire
Fugitive blue by Dani Shapiro( Book )
4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 475 libraries worldwide
Playing with fire : a novel by Dani Shapiro( Book )
7 editions published between 1989 and 1995 in English and Chinese and held by 407 libraries worldwide
Black & white by Dani Shapiro( Sound Recording )
15 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 180 libraries worldwide
After years of estrangement from her famous photographer mother, Ruth Dunne, Clara Brodeur returns to New York City when her mother falls ill and is forced to reconcile the challenges of the past and the new life in Maine she has built for herself
Family history : a novel by Dani Shapiro( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 158 libraries worldwide
Rachel is well on her way to establishing the perfect family when everything falls apart. Her husband Ned moves out, her teenaged daughter Kate is sent to a boarding facility for troubled youths, and her toddler Josh exhibits potential developmental problems. Looking back, Rachel sees Kate trapped in a downward spiral that intensified when she accidentally dropped Josh. But could there be more to this terrible accident than Kate admits?--
Best new American voices 2010 ( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 50 libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: Bestselling novelist and memoirist Dani Shapiro brings her expertise to this year's volume of Best New American Voices. Now in its eleventh year, this series gathers the best fiction from hundreds of nominations submitted by writing programs such as the Iowa Writers' Workshop and Johns Hopkins, and from summer conferences such as Sewanee and Bread Loaf. Joshua Ferris, Julie Orringer, Adam Johnson, William Gay, Lauren Groff, Rattawut Lapcharoensap, Maile Meloy, Amanda Davis, and Nam Le are just some of the acclaimed authors whose early work has appeared in this series since its launch in 2000. Discover for yourself the dazzling variety of great fiction being produced in the top writers' workships-with a complete list of contact information included-and find the best new American voices here first
Devotion : a memoir by Dani Shapiro( file )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
In her midforties and settled into the responsibilities and routines of adulthood, Dani Shapiro found herself with more questions than answers. Was this all life was a hodgepodge of errands, dinner dates, e-mails, meetings, to-do lists? What did it all mean? Having grown up in a deeply religious and traditional family, Shapiro had no personal sense of faith, despite repeated attempts to create a connection to something greater
Slow motion : a memoir by Dani Shapiro( Book )
2 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Interview with Dani Shapiro & Ayelet Waldman, April 17, 2014 ( file )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Tegenlicht : hoever mag een moeder gaan? by Dani Shapiro( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2009 in Dutch and held by 3 libraries worldwide
De dochter van een Amerikaanse fotografe, die beroemd werd met naaktfoto's van haar kind, neemt het haar terminaal zieke moeder kwalijk dat ze door deze foto's publiek bezit werd
Hourglass by Dani Shapiro( file )
1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The best-selling novelist and memoirist delivers her most intimate and powerful work: a piercing, life-affirming memoir about marriage and memory, about the frailty and elasticity of our most essential bonds, and about the accretion, over time, of both sorrow and love. Hourglass is an inquiry into how marriage is transformed by time--abraded, strengthened, shaped in miraculous and sometimes terrifying ways by accident and experience. With courage and relentless honesty, Dani Shapiro opens the door to her house, her marriage, and her heart, and invites us to witness her own marital reckoning--a reckoning in which she confronts both the life she dreamed of and the life she made, and struggles to reconcile the girl she was with the woman she has become. What are the forces that shape our most elemental bonds? How do we make lifelong commitments in the face of identities that are continuously shifting, and commit ourselves for all time when the self is so often in flux? What happens to love in the face of the unexpected, in the face of disappointment and compromise--how do we wrest beauty from imperfection, find grace in the ordinary, desire what we have rather than what we lack? Drawing on literature, poetry, philosophy, and theology, Shapiro writes gloriously of the joys and challenges of matrimonial life, in a luminous narrative that unfurls with urgent immediacy and sharp intelligence. Artful, intensely emotional work from one of our finest writers.From the Hardcover edition
Slow motion : a true story by Dani Shapiro( Book )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
"Dani Shapiro was a young girl from a deeply religious home who became the girlfriend of a famous and flamboyant married attorney - her best friend's stepfather. The moment Lenny Klein entered her life, everything changed: she dropped out of college, began to drink heavily, and became estranged from her family and friends. But then the phone call came. There had been an accident on a snowy road near her family's home in New Jersey, and both her parents lay hospitalized in critical condition. This haunting memoir traces her journey back into the world she had left behind. At a time when she was barely able to take care of herself, she was faced with the terrifying task of taking care of two people who needed her desperately." "Dani Shapiro charts a riveting emotional course as she retraces her isolated, overprotected Orthodox Jewish childhood in an anti-Semitic suburb, and draws the connections between that childhood and her inevitable rebellion and self-destructiveness."--Jacket
Fugitive Blue by Dani Shapiro( Sound Recording )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The day her sculptor mother moves out, twelve-year-old Joanna Hirsch meets her new best friend, Billy Overmeyer. Even when Joanna's father marries Billy's mother, the two teenagers are obsessed with each other. But just as Joanna has been denied the relationship she craves with her mother, she is also cut off from Billy by his sexual orientation
The Six Poisons by Dani Shapiro( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Still writing : the pleasures and perils of a creative life by Dani Shapiro( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
"Everything I know about life, I learned from the daily practice of sitting down to write." From the best-selling author of Devotion and Slow Motion comes a witty, heartfelt, and practical look at the exhilarating and challenging process of storytelling. At once a memoir, meditation on the artistic process, and advice on craft, Still Writing is an intimate and eloquent companion to living a creative life. Through a blend of deeply personal stories about what formed her as a writer, tales from other authors, and a searching look at her own creative process, Shapiro offers her gift to writers everywhere: an elegant guide of hard-won wisdom and advice for staying the course. "The writer's life requires courage, patience, empathy, openness. It requires the ability to be alone with oneself. Gentle with oneself. To be disciplined, and at the same time, take risks." Writers-and anyone with an artistic temperament-will find inspiration and comfort in these pages. Offering lessons learned over twenty years of teaching and writing, Shapiro brings her own revealing insights to weave an indispensable almanac for modern writers. Like Anne Lamott's Bird by Bird, Virginia Woolf's A Writer's Diary, and Stephen King's On Writing, Dani Shapiro's Still Writing is a lodestar for aspiring scribes and an eloquent memoir of the writing life
Ṿinah by Mark Honan( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in Hebrew and held by 1 library worldwide
Tin House by Win McCormack( Book )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
From the website: Travel, like great writing, makes us look at the world through new eyes. This past summer I searched for stories over four continents, from Florence to Portland to Lima to Brisbane. And I was continually rewarded by narrative, in its many forms, from the 15th century paintings in Florence and Cuzco, to poems I heard read aloud in Portland and Brisbane. After a week deep in the Amazon, I was hardly a local but I became acclimated enough to see and appreciate everything I'd missed when I first arrived. It is the same with reading--we enter every new work of fiction or poetry as a stranger, an outsider, and if the author is a sure and able guide, as Steven Millhauser is in "Arcadia" or Paul Willems is in "Cathedral of Mist," then his world becomes a place we experience on all levels. Such authenticity transcends borders, language, and time. In rare moments of transcendence my experience of a story or poem felt like a slap to the face. The alchemical mix of language and idea so jarred me that I was forced to reexamine my previous assumptions. One such instance was when Major Jackson read from his epic poem-in-progress, "OK Cupid," at our Writer's Workshop in Portland. There was a collective intake of breath when he launched and it seemed like no one exhaled until the last line. I hope it hits you as hard as it did us
Dani Shapiro : black and white by Dani Shapiro( visu )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Dani Shapiro discusses her novel, Black & White
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שאפירא, דני
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Chinese (5)
Swedish (4)
Italian (4)
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