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Heidi Julavits
Heidi Julavits was born and raised in Portland, Maine. She is the author of four critically acclaimed novels (The Vanishers, The Uses of Enchantment, The Effect of Living Backwards, and The Mineral Palace). She coedited, with Sheila Heti and Leanne Shapton, the bestselling Women in Clothes. Her... show more



Heidi Julavits was born and raised in Portland, Maine. She is the author of four critically acclaimed novels (The Vanishers, The Uses of Enchantment, The Effect of Living Backwards, and The Mineral Palace). She coedited, with Sheila Heti and Leanne Shapton, the bestselling Women in Clothes. Her short stories have appeared in Harper's, Esquire, the Best American Short Stories, McSweeney's, among other places. Her nonfiction has appeared in Harper's, the New York Times, Elle, Bookforum, and the Best American Travel Essays. She is a founding co-editor of The Believer magazine, the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a finalist for the New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award, and winner of the PEN/New England Fiction Award. She currently teaches at Columbia University. She lives in Manhattan and Maine with her husband, Ben Marcus, and their two children.

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M Sarki
M Sarki rated it 3 years ago
https://msarki.tumblr.com/post/153814937153/the-mineral-palace-by-heidi-julavits…The truth was that she’s come to see her husband’s infidelities as a relief. She and Ted had created a comfortable life inside of which they could hide from themselves and each other. The distance he maintained from h...
Chris Blocker
Chris Blocker rated it 5 years ago
May 7 Today I begin reading the new book by an author I adore. It's a non-fiction work in diary format, a departure from the author's normal tales. I look forward to my time in these pages. How often have I wanted to better know an artist whose work I love? This is my chance. I feel I am being inv...
Reader! Reader!
Reader! Reader! rated it 5 years ago
It's been awhile since I abandoned a book, but I abandoned this one. I made it to page 129, almost halfway. And I wondered "Why am I doing this?" So I stopped. And I certainly have a few thoughts: • This is not a diary. This is polished, edited, cleaned up. These feel like essays. Very intention...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 5 years ago
hs This collection is not as good as the previous collection, though it does have slightly more international feel (several stories are translations). Despite the title, there is more than Greek mythology in play here as well. Perhaps because it is sadder, the term that Bernheimer us...
Chris Blocker
Chris Blocker rated it 5 years ago
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