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Marisa Silver
Marisa Silver made her fiction debut in The New Yorker when she was featured in that magazine's first "Debut Fiction" issue. Her collection of short stories, BABE IN PARADISE was published by W.W. Norton in 2001. That collection was named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and was a Los... show more

Marisa Silver made her fiction debut in The New Yorker when she was featured in that magazine's first "Debut Fiction" issue. Her collection of short stories, BABE IN PARADISE was published by W.W. Norton in 2001. That collection was named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and was a Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year. In 2005, W.W. Norton published her novel, NO DIRECTION HOME. Her novel, THE GOD OF WAR, was published in 2008 by Simon and Schuster and is a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for fiction. Her collection of stories, ALONE WITH YOU, was published by Simon and Schuster in2010. Her novel, MARY COIN, will be published by Penguin/blue rider press in 2013. .Winner of the O. Henry Prize, her fiction has been included in The Best American Short Stories, The O. Henry Prize Stories, as well as other anthologies. To find out more, please visit marisasilver.com.
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Memories From Books on Booklikes rated it 6 years ago
Little Nothing by Marisa Silver has an intriguing premise. Seemingly a folk tale retold (except that it's not). A woman transforming throughout her life (except in unbelieveable ways). A man devoted in his love (except that he is also responsible for hurting the one he loves). Unfortunately, I am le...
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carolesrandomlife rated it 6 years ago
This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life.What a delightful story this book turned out to be! I am really not sure what made me request this book when I saw it offered on First to Read. The cover is okay but nothing amazing. I have never read any other books written by Marisa Silver. ...
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There’s nothing wrong with Pavla. Rather, there’s a problem with everyone who meets her in Marisa Silver’s Little Nothing. Pavla was born somewhere Bohemia before the First World War. The people in her small village are highly superstitious and no one knows what to make of a dwarf. For the rest of h...
As Usual, I Need More Bookshelves
As Usual, I Need More Bookshelves rated it 8 years ago
I picked this novel up on a whim at the library because I've always found the photo featured on the front cover (Migrant Mother by Dorothea Lange) to be such an arresting image. The idea of telling the story behind that photo was quite interesting to me, and I'm happy to say the novel was a compelli...
Overdue
Overdue rated it 9 years ago
Mary Coin, a novel by Marisa Silver, is one of my favorite novels. Silver takes base elements like poverty, homelessness,dust storms and love and transforms them into a valued amalgam.Mary is part Cherokee, all Okie and tough.. Her claim to fame as a child is a newspaper picture of her grandfather, ...
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