Lynne Sharon Schwartz is the author of nineteen books: novels, short story collections, nonfiction, poetry, and translations. Among her novels are The Writing on the Wall, set in New York City after September 11, 2001; In the Family Way: An Urban Comedy; Disturbances in the Field; and Rough Strife. She is also the author of the widely known memoir, Ruined by Reading, and the poetry collection In Solitary. Her work has been reprinted in many anthologies, including The Best American Short Stories, The O. Henry Prize Stories, and The Best American Essays. Her criticism and reviews have appeared in leading magazines and newspapers.


Leaving Brooklyn

  • Introduction by Ursula Hegi
  • fiction

Stunning. Coming of age is seldom registered as disarmingly as it is in Leaving Brooklyn.

The New York Times Book Review

With this erotic, exquisitely written novel, Lynne Sharon Schwartz confirms her status as one of our most daring and accomplished writers. Leaving Brooklyn is a book with and about double vision, and it brilliantly travels the boundaries between the visible and the hidden, conformity and...Forward

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Hawthorne makes introductions

Posted by Rhonda Hughes on 19 March 2013

Imagine going to a party and someone is there to take you in hand, guide you though the room, and introduce you to the guests. These introductions increase the odds that even the most timid...Forward