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The Odd Woman and the City

The Odd Woman and the City: A Memoir

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Awards for The Odd Woman and the City

  • Finalist, 2015 National Book Critics Circle Awards

About the author

Vivian Gornick

Vivian Gornick is the author of the acclaimed memoir Fierce Attachments, a biography of Emma Goldman, and three essay collections, two of which, The Men in My Life and The End of the Novel of Love, were finalists for the …

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Praise for The Odd Woman and the City

‘Funny and elegiac and truth-dealing . . . It’s a slim book with big echoes . . . She is as good a writer about friendship as we have.’ —Dwight Garner, New York Times

‘Gornick’s voice does not just tell the story, it is the story . . . voice struggle—and none can do without the other.’ —New Yorker