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Jonathan Lethem
Jonathan Lethem was born in New York and attended Bennington College. He is the author of seven novels including Fortress of Solitude and Motherless Brooklyn, which was named Novel of the Year by Esquire and won the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Salon Book Award, as well as the... show more

Jonathan Lethem was born in New York and attended Bennington College. He is the author of seven novels including Fortress of Solitude and Motherless Brooklyn, which was named Novel of the Year by Esquire and won the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Salon Book Award, as well as the Macallan Crime Writers Association Gold Dagger.He has also written two short story collections, a novella and a collection of essays, edited The Vintage Book of Amnesia, guest-edited The Year's Best Music Writing 2002, and was the founding fiction editor of Fence magazine.His writings have appeared in the New Yorker, Rolling Stone, McSweeney's and many other periodicals.He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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Birth date: February 19, 1964
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Mimia Reads & Talks
Mimia Reads & Talks rated it 2 years ago
This book left perturbed, very perturbed but I liked still.Guess this is a good book for the time of the year? (Not when I read it but when it was reviewed after I noticed something had made this book disappear from the reading challenge).So read 3-4 July 2019Reviewed 25 October
Dem
Dem rated it 2 years ago
A mystery novel by shirley Jackson written in 1962 and the auhor's final work. The novel is written in the voice of 18 year old mary katherine "Merricat " Blackwood who resides with her Uncle and sister on their estate in Vermont. Not long ago there were seven Blackwoods until a dose of arsenic fo...
M Sarki
M Sarki rated it 4 years ago
https://msarki.tumblr.com/post/157198453953/more-alive-and-less-lonely-on-books-andJonathan Lethem generally provides enough essays in any given collection that are certainly eye-opening and have the tendency to teach us something we did not know. Throughout his writing career he has proven to be a...
Jennifer's Books
Jennifer's Books rated it 4 years ago
Wow. What a way to start off the year. This was an excellent book.I don't want to say too much for fear of spoiling anything, but this book while not outright scary was certainly plenty unsettling. We are set down in the middle of the lives of Merricat Blackwood, her agoraphobic sister, Constance, a...
ELK's Library
ELK's Library rated it 4 years ago
This is the second time I've read this book. I liked it the first time I read it and loved it the second time. Shirley Jackson does an amazing job sprinkling clues throughout about the night Merricat's family dies without revealing too much. I had an inkling the first time through, but was never qui...
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