Search - List of Books by Laurie Colwin

Laurie Colwin (June 14, 1944 — October 24, 1992) was an American author. Her published works include Passion and Affect (1974), Shine on, Bright and Dangerous Object (1975), Happy All the Time (1978), The Lone Pilgrim (1981), Family Happiness (1982), Another Marvelous Thing (1988), Home Cooking (1988), Goodbye without Leaving (1990), More Home Cooking (1993), and A Big Storm Knocked It Over (1993). The PBS series American Playhouse adapted Colwin's short story An Old-Fashioned Story as a 90-minute film retitled Ask Me Again [1], which aired February 8, 1989.

Colwin was born in Manhattan, New York City, and grew up in Lake Ronkonkoma, on Long Island, Philadelphia and Chicago, the second child of Estelle Colwin (née Woolfson) and Peter Colwin. In Philadelphia, she attended the Cheltenham High School, which inducted her posthumously into their Hall of Fame in 1999.

From a young age, Colwin was a prolific writer. Her work first appeared in The New Yorker, and in 1974 her first collection of short stories was published. She was a regular contributor to Gourmet magazine and had articles in Mademoiselle, Allure, and Playboy.

Colwin died unexpectedly in 1992, in Manhattan, from a heart attack at the age of 48. Her last two books, More Home Cooking and A Big Storm Knocked It Over, were published posthumously. She also appears in Nancy Crampton's 2005 book of photography, Writers, which features Crampton's portraits of various literary figures.

Colwin's husband, Juris Jurjevics, was the editor-in-chief of Soho Press for 20 years and wrote a book, The Trudeau Vector, published in 2003; her daughter, Rosa Jurjevics, is a contributing writer for the San Diego Reader. Colwin's sister, Leslie Friedman-Rifkin, owned a successful knit-wear label in Philadelphia, called Leslie Friedman Designs, works in community outreach and continues to work as a home-based studio artist. You can find her hand-made wearable art at http://www.orchardartworks.org/Artists/oa_leslie-friedman-rifkin.htm.
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Total Books: 74
A Big Storm Knocked It Over A Novel
2014 - A Big Storm Knocked It Over a Novel (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780062308238
ISBN-10: 0062308238
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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More Home Cooking A Writer Returns to the Kitchen
2014 - More Home Cooking a Writer Returns to the Kitchen (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780062308269
ISBN-10: 0062308262
Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine
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Home Cooking A Writer in the Kitchen
2010 - Home Cooking a Writer in the Kitchen [Vintage Contemporaries] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780307474414
ISBN-10: 0307474410
Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine
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Happy All the Time
2010 - Happy All the Time [Vintage Contemporaries] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780307474407
ISBN-10: 0307474402
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Famille tracas et Cie
2009 - Famille Tracas Et Cie (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782253120100
ISBN-10: 2253120103
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Famille tracas et compagnie
2005 - Famille Tracas Et Compagnie (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782746706569
ISBN-10: 2746706563
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Another Marvelous Thing
2001 - Another Marvelous Thing (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780060958947
ISBN-10: 0060958944
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Passion and Affect
2001 - Passion and Affect (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780060958954
ISBN-10: 0060958952
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 1

Une vie merveilleuse
2001 - Une VIe Merveilleuse (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782746700840
ISBN-10: 2746700840
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The Lone Pilgrim
2001 - The Lone Pilgrim (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780060958930
ISBN-10: 0060958936
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 2

Shine On Bright and Dangerous Object
2001 - Shine on Bright and Dangerous Object (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780060958961
ISBN-10: 0060958960
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 2.6/5 Stars.
 4

Family Happiness
2000 - Family Happiness (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780060958978
ISBN-10: 0060958979
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 2

A Big Storm Knocked It Over
2000 - A Big Storm Knocked It Over (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780060958985
ISBN-10: 0060958987
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.
 4

Goodbye Without Leaving
2000 - Goodbye Without Leaving (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780060955335
ISBN-10: 0060955333
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Substores
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 4

Accidents
2000 - Accidents (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782862609829
ISBN-10: 286260982X
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Frank et Billy
1999 - Frank Et Billy (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782862608563
ISBN-10: 2862608564
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Sex Drugs Rock'N'Roll Stories to End the Century
1998 - Sex Drugs Rock'n'roll Stories to End the Century (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781852425388
ISBN-10: 1852425385
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 1

Goodbye Without Leaving
1995 - Goodbye Without Leaving (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780060973926
ISBN-10: 0060973927
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 6

Shine On Bright  Dangerous Object
1995 - Shine on Bright Dangerous Object (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780060976323
ISBN-10: 0060976322
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 3

Passion and Affect
1995 - Passion and Affect (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780060976330
ISBN-10: 0060976330
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 2

A Big Storm Knocked It Over
1993 - A Big Storm Knocked It Over (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780060170196
ISBN-10: 0060170190
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 3

1989 - Family Happiness a Novel [Perennial Fiction Library] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1985 - Happy All the Time a Novel [Contemporary American fiction] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1984 - Shine on Bright Dangerous Object [The Penguin contemporary American fiction series] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1984 - Passion and Affect [The Penguin contemporary American fiction series] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
Intimits [French Edition] (Paperback)
Droles D'oiseaux [French Edition] (Paperback)Paperback