The Secret Life of Objects: (color illustrated edition)

The Secret Life of Objects: (color illustrated edition)

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ISBN-13: 9781937543136
Publisher: Jaded Ibis Press
Publication date: 12/24/2015
Pages: 154
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Dawn Raffel is the author of the critically acclaimed novel, Carrying the Body, and two story collections: Further Adventures in the Restless Universe and In the Year of Long Division, a Barnes & Noble "Discover" book. Her stories have appeared many prominent magazine, anthologies and journals. She has worked for many years as a fiction editor and executive articles editor, and currently works freelance for individuals and creative organizations. She has taught in the MFA program at Columbia University, the Center for Fiction, and at Summer Literary Seminars in Russia, Montreal and Lithuania. Her next book, a biography, is under contract at Blue Rider/Penguin.

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The Secret Life of Objects 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
leoraskolkinsmith More than 1 year ago
Dawn Raffel has long been a writer of experiment and depth. In this collection she makes luminous the small moments of memory we all hold in darkness,until small and random objects--inherited and past, from our lives-- offer to shine a light like delicate candles illuminating their meanings to us. I applaud this elegant work, from one of most fascinating contemporary writers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lovely stories. Do appreciate your sharing them with us. I feel you will find your Grandparent's 45 record under thick layers of dust and grime, undisturbed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wasn't expecting to like this book so much but it was pretty interesting. The author's descriptions of her belongings really gave you a peek into her life. It wasn't a thriller, a mystery, a hot romance. It was just nice. It was like a tour of someone's knickknack shelf.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Every piece in the collection embodies the spirit of the objects, and the loved ones connected to them. In particular, "The Dress" is astonishing! In a single, short paragraph, the author vividly captures a moment in her life, almost like catching a firefly in your hands, before it flits away.
PennyE More than 1 year ago
This is the first time I've seen a book where someone writes about objects that are sentimental to them. A few of the chapters were interesting because I could relate to the objects but all in all it was a rather boring book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a very well written memoir. The author has a superb grasp of writing for an audience. The text flows evenly throughout the book making it easy to read and enjoy.
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LEEKLKLK More than 1 year ago
I REALLY DID NOT CARE FOR THIS MEMOIR. IT WAS BORING, AND TALKED ABOUT HER LIFE BUT NOTHING TIED INTO EACH OBJECT. I THOUGHT IT WAS ABOUT THINGS WE HAVE IN OUR LIVES AND WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT US, NOT ABOUT HER LIFE. I WOULD NOT HAVE SPENT THAT MUCH FOR A CHEAP PAPERBACK IF I HAD KNOWN IT WAS ABOUT NOTHING THAT WILL STAY WITH ME. I WOULD NOT EVEN LOAN IT TO ANYONE ELSE TO READ.