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Blessings 1
A Short Guide to a Happy Life (non-fiction) 1

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Categorization is odious. There is tremendous overlap among genres. These pigeonholes are offered only as a convenience.

Anna Quindlen (1952 - )

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Please consider recommending where to begin reading this author, or where not to. A few words about your experiences reading this author and why you make the recommendations you do will be helpful to other users. If you are the author or have studied this author extensively, please say so.

Marian November 7th, 2006 10:14 AM PST

At BookReporter.com, people are invited to answer the question: What author(s) has you racing to the store to buy his or her book the day it comes out, (if you have not pre-ordered it already)?

One contributer wrote: "Anything by Anna Quindlen, Anita Shreve, or Carol Joyce Oates."

So if you like Shreve and Oates, maybe you'll like Quindlen too.

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From ANNAQUINDLEN.COM:

She is a novelist and also writes the prestigious "Last Word" column in Newsweek magazine.
A columnist at The New York Times from 1981 to 1994, in 1990 Quindlen was only the third woman in the paper’s history to write a regular column for its influential Op-Ed . A collection of her columns, Thinking Out Loud, was published in. In 1992 Quindlen won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary. Quindlen joined the Times in 1977 as a general assignment reporter and was named the paper's deputy metropolitan editor in 1983. She wrote the “About New York” column from 1981 to 1983 and created the column, “Life in the 30’s” in 1985.

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