Segal, Lore


Half the Kingdom

The renowned New Yorker writer and Pulitzer Prize finalist Lore Segal creates a hilarious, poignant, and profoundly moving portrait of life today—where terrorist paranoia and end-of-the-world hysteria mask deeper fears of mortality; where parents and their grown children vacillate between frustration and tenderness; and where the broken medical system leads one character to quip, “Kafka wrote slice-of-life fiction.” HALF THE KINGDOM was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.

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Lore Segal’s brilliant –and, some would say, scathing– look at the New York literary scene was instantly beloved when it was first published and remains fresh as ever. The sensitive and prickly refugee child who is the heroine of OTHER PEOPLE’S HOUSES has grown up, and the witty and whimsical story of her adventures among the literati is LUCINELLA.

Shakespeare’s Kitchen

Lore Segal's thirteen interrelated stories collected here concern the universal longing for friendship, how we achieve new intimacies for ourselves, and how slowly, inexplicably, we lose them. Featuring six never-before-published pieces, SHAKESPEARE'S KITCHEN evolved from seven short stories that originally appeared in The New Yorker (including the O. Henry Prize–winning “The Reverse Bug”).

Other People’s Houses

Originally published in 1964 and hailed by critics including Cynthia Ozick and Elie Wiesel, OTHER PEOPLE'S HOUSES is Lore Segal’s internationally acclaimed semi-autobiographical first novel.

Her First American

She’s Ilka Weissnix, a young Jewish refugee from Hitler’s Europe, newly arrived in the United States. He’s Carter Bayoux, her first American: a middle-aged, hard-drinking black intellectual. Lore Segal’s brilliant novel is the story of their love affair—one of the funniest and saddest in modern fiction.

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Lore Segal’s classic children’s book TELL ME A MITZI was originally published by Farrar, Straus […]