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              Books by Anne Fadiman

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              Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down
               

              Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Fadiman, Anne; Fadiman

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              Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, this brilliantly reported and beautifully crafted book explores the clash between a medical center in California and a Laotian refugee family over their care of a child--and the lack of understanding that led to tra...gedy.
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              ISBN 9780374533403
              Released NZ 1 Sep 2012
              Publisher Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
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              Wine Lover's Daughter
               

              Wine Lover's Daughter (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Fadiman, Anne

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              A memoir by the celebrated essayist that explores her relationship with her father, a lover of wine In The Wine Lover's Daughter, Anne Fadiman examines--with all her characteristic wit and feeling--her relationship with her father, Clifton Fadiman, a renowned literary critic, edi...tor, and radio host whose greatest love was wine. An appreciation of wine--along with a plummy upper-crust accent, expensive suits, and an encyclopedic knowledge of Western literature--was an essential element of Clifton Fadiman's escape from lower-middle-class Brooklyn to swanky Manhattan. But wine was not just a class-vaulting accessory; it was an object of desire. The Wine Lover's Daughter traces the arc of a man's infatuation, from the glass of cheap Graves he drank in Paris in 1927; through the Ch teau Lafite Rothschild 1904 he drank to celebrate his eightieth birthday, when he and the bottle were exactly the same age; to the wines that sustained him in his last years, when he was blind but still buoyed, as always, by hedonism. Wine is the spine of this touching memoir; the life and character of Fadiman's father, along with her relationship with him and her own less ardent relationship with wine, are the flesh. The Wine Lover's Daughter is a poignant exploration of love, ambition, class, family, and the pleasures of the palate by one of our finest essayists.
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              ISBN 9780374537944
              Released NZ 13 Nov 2018
              Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
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              Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader
               

              Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader (Paperback, New edition)

              By Fadiman, Anne

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              The author is the sort of person who learned about sex from her father's copy of Fanny Hill , and who once found herself poring over a 1974 Toyota Corolla manual because it was the only thing in her apartment that she had not read at least twice. This title recounts her lifelong ...obsession with books.
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              ISBN 9780140283709
              Released NZ 2 Mar 2000
              Publisher Penguin
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              The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories
                

              The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories (Hardback)

              By Keegan, Marina; Introduction by Fadiman, Anne

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              ISBN 9781476753614
              Released NZ 1 Apr 2014
              Publisher Simon & Schuster
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              At Large and at Small: Confessions of a Literary Hedonist
                

              At Large and at Small: Confessions of a Literary Hedonist (EPUB ebook)

              By Fadiman, Anne

              Ruminates on the author's passions, both literary and everyday. From mourning the demise of letter-writing to revealing a monumental crush on Charles Lamb, from Balzac's coffee addiction to making ice-cream from Liquid Nitrogen, it draws readers into a world of hedonistic pleasur...es and literary delights.
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              ISBN 9780141903699
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              Language en
              Released NZ 6 Nov 2008
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
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              The Wine Lover's Daughter: A Memoir
               

              The Wine Lover's Daughter: A Memoir (Hardback)

              By Fadiman, Anne

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              A memoir exploring Fadiman's relationship with her father, the literary critic, editor, and radio host Clifton Fadiman.

              ISBN 9780374228088
              Released NZ 7 Nov 2017
              Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr
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              At Large and at Small: Familiar Essays
               

              At Large and at Small: Familiar Essays (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Fadiman, Anne

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              Fadiman returns to one of her favorite genres, the familiar essay--a beloved and hallowed literary tradition recognized for both its intellectual breadth and its miniaturist focus on everyday experiences.

              ISBN 9780374531317
              Released NZ 27 May 2008
              Publisher Farrar Straus Giroux
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              Explorations of a Mind-Traveling Sociologist
               

              Explorations of a Mind-Traveling Sociologist (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Fox, Renee C.; Foreword by Fadiman, Anne

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              Near and Far is a book of thematically interconnected ethnographic essays by the internationally esteemed sociologist Ren e C. Fox, who employs a participant observer outlook to provide insight on enduring--and pressing--issues of geopolitics, epidemics, aging, friendship and hum...anitarian action and on the meaning and meaningfulness of teaching, exploring, questing and writing.
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              ISBN 9781785271458
              Released NZ 15 Nov 2019
              Publisher Anthem Press
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              The Best American Essays 2003
               

              The Best American Essays 2003 (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2003 ed.)

              Edited by Fadiman, Anne; Atwan, Robert

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              Since 1986, The Best American Essays has gathered the most interesting and provocative writing of the year. This year's volume is terrifically diverse, with subjects ranging from driving lessons to animal rights to citizenship in times of emergency.

              ISBN 9780618341610
              Released NZ 31 Aug 2004
              Publisher Houghton Mifflin
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              Series Best American Essays (Paperback)
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              The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down
                

              The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged)

              By Fadiman, Anne; Narrator Xiong, Pamela

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              Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction When three-month-old Lia Lee arrived at the county hospital emergency room in Merced, California, a chain of events was set in motion from which neither she nor her parents nor her doctors would ever recover. Lia's p...arents, Foua and Nao Kao, were part of a large Hmong community in Merced, refugees from the CIA-run Quiet War in Laos. The Hmong, traditionally a close-knit people, have been less amenable to assimilation than most immigrants, adhering steadfastly to the rituals and beliefs of their ancestors. Lia's pediatricians, Neil Ernst and his wife, Peggy Philip, cleaved just as strongly to another tradition: that of Western medicine. When Lia Lee entered the American medical system, diagnosed as an epileptic, her story became a tragic case history of cultural miscommunication. Parents and doctors both wanted the best for Lia, but their ideas about the causes of her illness and its treatment could hardly have been more different. The Hmong see illness and healing as spiritual matters linked to virtually everything in the universe while medical community marks a division between body and soul and concerns itself almost exclusively with the former. Lia's doctors ascribed her seizures to the misfiring of her cerebral neurons; her parents called her illness qaug dab peg the spirit catches you and you fall down and ascribed it to the wandering of her soul. The doctors prescribed anticonvulsants; her parents preferred animal sacrifices.
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              ISBN 9781511394949
              Released NZ 3 May 2016
              Publisher Audible Studios on Brilliance
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