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by Hilma Wolitzer

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Hilma Wolitzer
Farrar Straus & Giroux; 1st edition (September 1, 1980)
United States
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Praise for Hilma Wolitzer and HEARTS A fictional succes. o rich in well-realized characters that it raises ordinary people and everyday occurrences to a new heigh. ery funny and very.

Praise for Hilma Wolitzer and HEARTS A fictional succes. Praise for Hilma Wolitzer and. HEARTS. A fictional succes. o rich in well-realized characters it raises ordinary people and everyday occurrences to a new heigh. ery funny and very sad at the same time, gentle and humane in mood, fully believable in its parts and in its whole, Hearts is a novel of our time and, I feel quite certain, for some time to come. The Washington Post Book World. Splendi. olitzer’s ear is flawless; her dialogue has perfect pitch.

Linda and Robin Reismann barely know each other. The free online library containing 450000+ books. Read books for free from anywhere and from any device. The only thing that connects them is Linda's six-week-old marriage to Robin's father, who has suddenly died. After her parents' divorce, Teddy realizes that love is not as easy as it looks. Listen to books in audio format instead of reading.

Robin asked, as they pulled up to the curb. Because these are my friends, Linda said. And I want to visit them. for once, after all this time. for once, after all this time on the road. They’re not my friends, Robin said. True enough, Linda supposed, and for that matter, they weren’t actually hers, either. Or hadn’t been for years. She’d first had the idea of looking them up while she and Robin were having lunch in New Carlisle, Indiana. What a wonderful writer Hilma Wolitzer is. I love this book. I think it may be her best. Jun 27, 2018 Helena rated it it was amazing. I read this lovely book over 30 years ago and loved it then.

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She is a recipient of Guggenheim and NEA fellowships, an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Barnes & Noble Writer for Writers Award.

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Read Silver, by Hilma Wolitzer online on Bookmate – Silver revisits Paulette and Howard, the couple introduced in In the Flesh, and a marriage, once miraculously mended, faces its end againPaulette.

Read Silver, by Hilma Wolitzer online on Bookmate – Silver revisits Paulette and Howard, the couple introduced in In the Flesh, and a marriage, once miraculously mended, faces its end againPaulett. Silver revisits Paulette and Howard, the couple introduced in In the Flesh, and a marriage, once miraculously mended, faces its end again Paulette has decided to leave her husband.

About Hilma Wolitzer. I'm a late-blooming novelist and I mostly write about domestic situations. I truly believe that what happens in bedrooms and kitchens matters as much as what happens in boardrooms and statehouses. The novel I'm writing now is somewhat of a departure; it's a psychological mystery, although family relations are at the heart of the story. Customers Also Bought Items By.

Recently widowed Linda Reisman and her thirteen-year-old stepdaughter, Robin, travel from New Jersey to California to find a new home for Robin, and their experiences on the road force both women to mature quickly
  • A poignant tale of love and loss; two young women are stuck with each other, Linda 26 years old and just widowed and her stepdaughter Robin who is thirteen and as insufferable as every other teenager you may know.

    After Linda's husband dies of a hear attack, Linda is stuck amidst old things in an older house with 13 year old Robin who hardly talks to her. She decides to drive Robin to visit with her father's relatives in Iowa and to drop her with them and continue her journey towards sunny California of all places.
    All she has with her are some old paintings her husband painted, his ashes, and his teenage daughter who is a real pain in the butt.
    On their way to Iowa Linda discovers she is pregnant and decides to stop to get an abortion but the procedure is interrupted by pro-life protesters and the bombs thrown at the abortion clinic.... She doesn't even realize she is still with child as she carries on her journey towards change and freedom.
    Her stepdaughter Robin has other plans; she is looking to avenge her father's death and her mother's abandonment with a silver fork she steals from the relatives they meet up in the ranch in Iowa. They would never have welcomed her to stay and Linda takes her along on her journey this time to find Robin's mother.
    They meet Wolfie, the handsome hitchhiker on their way and Linda has a brief affair with him....

    The journey is tiring but very rich in experiences and also in bringing these two young women closer than they will ever imagine.

    In the end you will be thrilled for both of them and will be wishing them the very best the world can bring because these two have more in common than they will ever admit and because love has begun to grow within each of them and is an unstoppable force that will keep them together in good and bad times.

    An inspiring novel inhabited by people one instantly believes in, and filled with honest, complex, resonant emotion..... full of nice surprises, that seem utterly natural, and it ends as perfectly as one could wish.

  • What a nice surprise this book was! Believable characters, believable dialog, believable plot. I will look for this author again.

  • I found some very interesting characters in this book.Their development was fascinating to me because I normally wouldn't choose to read about them.The pain underneath their exteriors rolls out in a very heart warming way. They appear to be disconnected yet the development of their relationships proves me wrong.The terrifying fear of abandonment is the underlying connector. This author reveals this in a funny,touching read. I won't forget how it developed and the journey they made to bring it about

  • Great book!

  • Enjoyable, with good character development. I think the dust jacket description does the book injustice, as the teenager is much more than the brat she is described as in the summary.

  • I am not finished but wanted to let fellow readers know that this book is an enjoyable read.

  • Love this book. What great writing. The tenderness and clear-eyed reality, the characters... Heading right out to find more books by Ms. Wolitzer.

  • I read the sequel to Hearts, a novel titled Tunnel of Love, and liked it so much that I decided to read the first installment of the Linda and Robin saga. Linda's a 20-something who married 13-year-old Robin's father, who dropped dead six weeks later. Hearts is the tale of their cross-country journey, in the course of which Linda hopes to reunite Robin with her remaining family members -- her paternal grandfather and/or the mother who walked out when Robin was three. Robin is prickly and smartmouth and with her cynicism often seems the elder. But Linda has also been through her own tough times, yet for all of that she remains a genuinely nice person and not in a smarmy way. What I liked about this book is exactly what I liked about Tunnel of Love: Linda Reismann. Rarely do I find a character in fiction who strikes me as 100 percent real, so true to life that I can almost see the rise and fall of her breathing in the pages of the novel. After reading a half dozen of her novels, I can attest that Wolitzer is excellent at characterization, and in Linda Reismann she's created a woman so real to me that she might be an old friend.