A Big Storm Knocked It Over: A Novel

A Big Storm Knocked It Over: A Novel

by Laurie Colwin
     
 

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In A Big Storm Knocked It Over, acclaimed author Laurie Colwin explores marriage, friendship, motherhood, and careers as experienced by a cast of endearing, idiosyncratic Manhattanites. At once a hilarious social commentary and an insightful, sophisticated modern romance, A Big Storm Knocked It Over will stand as a living tribute to one of

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In A Big Storm Knocked It Over, acclaimed author Laurie Colwin explores marriage, friendship, motherhood, and careers as experienced by a cast of endearing, idiosyncratic Manhattanites. At once a hilarious social commentary and an insightful, sophisticated modern romance, A Big Storm Knocked It Over will stand as a living tribute to one of contemporary fiction's most original voices.

Editorial Reviews

Maile Meloy
“Laurie Colwin’s beautiful final book, A Big Storm Knocked It Over, is funny and moving and rich with complicated happiness-a love story for anyone who tends to overthink things, a comic novel about trying to find a place in the world.”
Gretchen Rubin
“I’ve read and re-read every book by Laurie Colwin. Acutely observed, beautifully written, witty, and profound—each one is a delight.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062308238
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
06/24/2014
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
303,581
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Laurie Colwin is the author of five novels: Happy All the Time; Family Happiness; Goodbye Without Leaving; Shine On, Bright and Dangerous Object; and A Big Storm Knocked It Over; three collections of short stories: Passion and Affect, Another Marvelous Thing, and The Lone Pilgrim; and two collections of essays: Home Cooking and More Home Cooking. She died in 1992.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
June 14, 1944
Date of Death:
October 25, 1992
Place of Birth:
New York, New York
Place of Death:
New York, New York
Education:
B.A., Bard College; M.A., Columbia University

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