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Sue Miller (1) (1943–)

Autor/a de While I Was Gone

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Sue Miller was born November 29, 1943. She received a B.A. from Radcliffe College in 1964. She was a high school teacher, a cocktail waitress and a model before becoming a full time mother. Soon after the birth of her child, she divorced her first husband. Afterwards, she founded the Harvard Day mostra'n més Care Centers and worked as a preschool teacher. At the age of 35, she began writing after joining a writing workshop. Her first novel The Good Mother (1986), which is about a divorced woman caught up in a fierce custody battle, was on the bestsellers list for six months. Her other works include Family Pictures (1990), For Love (1993), The Distinguished Guest (1995), and While I Was Gone (1999). She also has a short story collection titled Inventing the Abbotts and Other Stories (1987). Several of her books have been adapted into movies including The Good Mother (1988), which was directed by Leonard Nimoy and starred Diane Keaton and Liam Neeson; Family Pictures (1993), which starred Anjelica Houston and Sam Neill; and Inventing the Abbotts (1997), which starred Liv Tyler. She is currently a professor of creative writing at Smith College. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
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Obres de Sue Miller

While I Was Gone (1999) 3,440 exemplars
The Senator's Wife (2008) 1,391 exemplars
The Good Mother (1986) 1,009 exemplars
The World Below (2001) 992 exemplars
Lost in the Forest (2005) 756 exemplars
Family Pictures (1990) 690 exemplars
The Lake Shore Limited (2010) 544 exemplars
Monogamy (2020) 536 exemplars
For Love (1993) 493 exemplars
The Distinguished Guest (1995) 485 exemplars
The Best American Short Stories 2002 (2002) — Editor — 456 exemplars
The Arsonist (2014) 407 exemplars
The Story of My Father: A Memoir (2003) 149 exemplars

Obres associades

Writers on Writing: Collected Essays from the New York Times (2001) — Col·laborador — 440 exemplars
The Best American Short Stories 1987 (1987) — Col·laborador — 127 exemplars
Literary Traveller: An Anthology of Contemporary Short Fiction (1994) — Col·laborador — 53 exemplars
Amerika, Amerika bloemlezing — Col·laborador — 8 exemplars


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I'm so sorry I have reached the end of this absolutely fascinating story about the intertwining of so many lives and so beautifully told my Miller. No WONDER it took her six years to produce....there is so much emotional depth in every page---I didn't want to miss a word. I was amazed that Miller was able to make me feel as though she could understand each and every character in the story and how their FELT about what was happening. Very impressive writing.
nyiper | Hi ha 31 ressenyes més | Jun 28, 2023 |
It took me a bit to decide that I liked this book. I almost never read the "Q & A with the author" at the back of the book, but in this case, I'm glad I did. I was happy to read that Miller had trouble warming up to her own protagonist, and it never occurred to me that it is actually an essential part of the book. It is also a frustration--not with the narrative, but because I think most of us can recognize the places in ourselves that we don't love. In some ways it is a tough book to read, but the slow "wisdom" that "creeps up" on the characters (as one reviewer put it), is perhaps more real than your typical fictional arc.… (més)
rebcamuse | Hi ha 52 ressenyes més | Jun 25, 2023 |
Karenbenedetto | Hi ha 31 ressenyes més | Jun 14, 2023 |
i really, really like sue miller's writing. i think this is the third of her books that i've read (while i was gone and the distinguished guest) and her writing is always just captivating. i found this really compelling, but i'm not sure that i actually liked what she was doing all that much, when i think about it. i am not sure why so many things in the first third were introduced; they really seem peripheral. i mean, the leo character wasn't even introduced until a third of the way in. i do think that 1986 was a different time, and i try to keep that in mind when thinking about what worked for me, and what didn't.

anyway, as a concept, this is really interesting, and she writes it well. what happens when you are pitted against your child or your lover, and you have to choose one? at the same time, i didn't really think her reaction, when she heard the issue, had enough doubt in it. she didn't ask to speak to molly so she could hear what she said happened, she didn't question her memories or herself, or really even leo.

definitely, though, a compelling story and concept, and her writing kept me very engaged throughout.
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overlycriticalelisa | Hi ha 13 ressenyes més | Apr 11, 2023 |



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