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The Center of Winter

The Center of Winter (Paperback)

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The luminous first novel by Marya Hornbacher, the acclaimed author of Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia, is a moving and passionate story of a death from despair -- and a stricken family's passage through grief toward the hope, solace, and understanding that waits for them somewhere beyond the center of winter.

About the Author


Marya Hornbacher is a journalist as well as a writer of fiction and memoir. Her first book, Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia, has become a classic. The Center of Winter is her first novel. She lives in Minneapolis.

Praise for The Center of Winter…


“Poignant.”
-Kirkus Reviews

“Powerful.”
-Seattle Post-Intelligencer

“Hornbacher succeeds marvelously...[She] constructs a kaleidoscope of speakers at times beautiful and often disturbing...[An] adroit first novel.”
-Los Angeles Book Review

“A truly stunning debut... Chips away at the darkness to reveal the ever-evolving possibilities of the human spirit.”
-Minneapolis Star Tribune

“Intimate... [Hornbacher’s] description of Claire Shiller’s long, slow return to physical desire is delicious in its restraint and directness.”
-New York Times Book Review

“Uplifting, even humorous. . . . A captivating first novel.”
-Philadelphia Inquirer

“Told alternately by Claire, Kate and Esau... Hornbacher finds the perfect pitch for their voices and their stories.”
-Baltimore Sun

“Genuine, engaging, and unforgettable...With this stunning debut novel, Hornbacher...proves herself to be a master storyteller.”
-Booklist (starred review)

“Hornbacher’s debut novel is one of triumph and survival...A gripping tale of a family that copes despite the odds.”
-Library Journal

Product Details ISBN-10: 0060929685
ISBN-13: 9780060929688
Published: Harper Perennial, 02/01/2006
Pages: 352
Language: English