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A Big Storm Knocked It Over: A Novel

A BIG STORM KNOCKED IT OVER: A NOVEL

by: Colwin, Laurie
Format: Paperback

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Product Description “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.”  — Maile Meloy, author of Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It In her fifth and final novel, acclaimed author Laurie Colwin explores marriage and friendship, motherhood and careers, as experienced by a cast of delightfully idiosyncratic Manhattanites. At once a hilarious social commentary and an insightful, sophisticated modern romance, A Big Storm Knocked It Over stands as a living tribute to one of contemporary fiction’s most original voices. Review "Laurie Colwin was utterly fearless in writing about happiness. . . . The novel makes the idea of happy endings for decent people seem entirely plausible, almost inevitable—no small feat for a writer these days and no small pleasure for a reader." ( New York Times) "From the first sentence of A Big Storm Knocked It Over, beguiling words and an engaging ambience combine to seduce us." ( Washington Post Book World) "Laurie Colwin's last and most touching work." ( Boston Globe) “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.” ( Maile Meloy, author of Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It) “I’ve read and re-read every book by Laurie Colwin. Acutely observed, beautifully written, witty, and profound—each one is a delight.” ( Gretchen Rubin, author of Happier at Home and The Happiness Project) From the Back Cover 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. About 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.

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Product Code: 9780062308238
ISBN: 0062308238
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: 2014-06-24
Number of Pages: 272 pages
Languages: english
Edition: Reissue
Dimension: 5.39 x 1.1 x 7.91 inches
Shipping Weight: 0.5 pounds