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Hester among the ruins

by Binnie Kirshenbaum

  • 121 Want to read
  • 18 Currently reading

Published by Norton in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Germany
    • Subjects:
    • Americans -- Germany -- Fiction.,
    • National socialism -- Fiction.,
    • Women biographers -- Fiction.,
    • College teachers -- Fiction.,
    • Jewish women -- Fiction.,
    • Mistresses -- Fiction.,
    • Germany -- Fiction.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementBinnie Kirshenbaum.
      GenreFiction.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPS3561.I775 H47 2002
      The Physical Object
      Pagination286 p. ;
      Number of Pages286
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3951044M
      ISBN 100393041522
      LC Control Number2001044488

      Kirshenbaum, Binnie HESTER AMONG THE RUINS Signed 1st 1st Edition 1st Printing Hardcover New York W. W. Norton & Company Very Good+ in a Very Good+ dust jacket. Stated First Edition. Signed and inscribed by the Rating: % positive.   The pages of ''Hester Among the Ruins'' are punctuated with samples of Falk's awkward and graphic billets-doux to Hester, as well as all sorts of documentary flotsam from his past and Hester.

      Love in the Ruins (subtitle:The Adventures of a Bad Catholic at a Time Near the End of the World) is a novel of speculative or science fiction by author Walker Percy from It follows its main character, Dr Thomas More, namesake and descendant of Sir Thomas More (author of Utopia), a psychiatrist in a small town in Louisiana called Paradise.. Over time, the U.S. has become progressively Nonfiction: The Message in the Bottle (), Lost in . Actually Hester Among the Ruins is Kirshenbaum's second comic novel to grapple with the Holocaust through the lens of a romantic relationship between a neurotic Jewish-American woman and a tall.

      Binnie Kirshenbaum is the author of the story collection History on a Personal Note and six novels, including On Mermaid Avenue, Hester among the Ruins, An Almost Perfect Moment, and The Scenic novels have been chosen as Notable Books of the Year by The Chicago Tribune, NPR, TIME, the San Francisco Chronicle, and The Washington work has been translated into seven . Binnie Kirshenbaum is the author of two short story collections, six novels, and numerous essays and reviews. Her work is noted for its humorous and ribald prose, which often disguises themes of human loneliness and the yearning for connection/5.


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A closely observed novel with an atmosphere of constriction and suspense, Hester Among the Ruins is a riveting, unsentimental exploration of the limits of love and understanding.

--Regina Marler From Publishers Weekly/5(5). Hester Among the Ruins grabbed me from the get go. Binnie Kirshenbaum's writing was unlike any I had ever read before - the insertion of bits and pieces of letters, histories, and notes by "the author" was almost like an inside track to what Hester was really thinking or why she was thinking certain things through the course of the narrative/5(5).

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