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Sue Miller (1) (1943–)

Autor(a) de While I Was Gone

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About the Author

Sue Miller was born November 29, 1943. She received a B.A. from Radcliffe College in 1964. She was a high school teacher, a cocktail waitress and a model before becoming a full time mother. Soon after the birth of her child, she divorced her first husband. Afterwards, she founded the Harvard Day mostrar mais Care Centers and worked as a preschool teacher. At the age of 35, she began writing after joining a writing workshop. Her first novel The Good Mother (1986), which is about a divorced woman caught up in a fierce custody battle, was on the bestsellers list for six months. Her other works include Family Pictures (1990), For Love (1993), The Distinguished Guest (1995), and While I Was Gone (1999). She also has a short story collection titled Inventing the Abbotts and Other Stories (1987). Several of her books have been adapted into movies including The Good Mother (1988), which was directed by Leonard Nimoy and starred Diane Keaton and Liam Neeson; Family Pictures (1993), which starred Anjelica Houston and Sam Neill; and Inventing the Abbotts (1997), which starred Liv Tyler. She is currently a professor of creative writing at Smith College. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras de Sue Miller

While I Was Gone (1999) 3,482 cópias
The Senator's Wife (2008) 1,408 cópias
The Good Mother (1986) 1,022 cópias
The World Below (2001) 1,007 cópias
Lost in the Forest (2005) 766 cópias
Family Pictures (1990) 694 cópias
Monogamy (2020) 569 cópias
The Lake Shore Limited (2010) 549 cópias
For Love (1993) 501 cópias
The Distinguished Guest (1995) 493 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 2002 (2002) — Editor — 466 cópias
The Arsonist (2014) 417 cópias

Associated Works

Writers on Writing: Collected Essays from the New York Times (2001) — Contribuinte — 446 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 1987 (1987) — Contribuinte — 130 cópias
Amerika, Amerika bloemlezing — Contribuinte — 8 cópias


Conhecimento Comum



A skilled author has written a story of widowhood which had moments of interest for me, but I was not wholly engaged perhaps too much pondering, or maybe the POV shifting with each chapter lost my interest. Much skimming on my part. Or is it the times? The pandemic, the change in administration. The other novel I read (also [b:Homeland Elegies|50358133|Homeland Elegies|Ayad Akhtar|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1584627596l/50358133._SY75_.jpg|73536602]) was like this where I could not completely get into the story and was anxious to finish so I could try something else.… (mais)
featherbooks | outras 35 resenhas | May 7, 2024 |
Not my favorite Sue Miller but still a strong novel.
AnaraGuard | outras 35 resenhas | Mar 13, 2024 |
by the end of this i wasn't caring at all about these characters or their growth or their past or really any of it. sue miller's writing is so good but i'm finding that i'm maybe not so into what she's writing about or maybe the characters' lives she's interested in? i do like her writing and i like her exploration of themes in quiet books, but somehow they consistently don't hit for me.
overlycriticalelisa | outras 24 resenhas | Jan 1, 2024 |
A story of people and their relationships. While some of them seemed a bit too reasonable at times, it was still an enjoyable view into the lives of others. Richard Russo reviewing this in the NYT makes sense, as he writes in a similar style.
danielskatz | outras 35 resenhas | Dec 26, 2023 |



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