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Binnie Kirshenbaum

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Binnie Kirshenbaum is the author of two short story collections and five novels. She is a professor of fiction writing at the Columbia University Graduate School of the Arts and lives with her husband in New York City.
Binnie Kirshenbaum recommends
The View from Stalin's Head (2004)
Aaron Hamburger
"We're definitely not in Paris anymore. The View from Stalin's Head is a triumphant collection of storing chronicling the loves, the losses, and the dreams of denizens of Prague. With charm and wit and force of life, Aaron Hamburger takes us deep inside the city walls. Poignant and laugh-out-loud funny, these stories are as good as they come."
Parallel Play (2007)
Thomas Rayfiel
"It's high time we got a novel such as Parallel Play - one that portrays a young mother as neither the Virgin Mary nor as Mommie Dearest. Eve is fumbling, flawed, funny, and - above all - utterly human. Tom Rayfiel has dared to tell it like it is in this triumphant novel."
Glorious (2010)
Bernice L McFadden
"The seeming inevitability of cruel fate juxtaposes the triumph of the spirit in this remarkably rich and powerful novel, Glorious. Bernice McFadden's fully realized characters are complicated, imperfect beings, but if ever a character were worthy of love and honor, it is her Easter Bartlett. This very American story is fascinating; it is also heartbreaking, thought-provoking, and beautifully written."

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