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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
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Total Books: 86
2021 - More Home Ckng (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780063046429
ISBN-10: 0063046423
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Cookbooks, Food & Wine

Family Happiness
2021 - Family Happiness (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780593313541
ISBN-10: 0593313542
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance, Humor & Entertainment

The Lone Pilgrim
2021 - The Lone Pilgrim (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780593313565
ISBN-10: 0593313569
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance

A Big Storm Knocked It Over A Novel
2021 - A Big Storm Knocked It Over a Novel (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780063046436
ISBN-10: 0063046431
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment

2021 - Intimits (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782746760684
ISBN-10: 2746760681

Goodbye Without Leaving
2021 - Goodbye Without Leaving (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780063046443
ISBN-10: 006304644X
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment

What Cartooning Really Is The Major Interviews with Charles M Schulz
Une pouse presque parfaite
2020 - Une Pouse Presque Parfaite (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782746755949
ISBN-10: 2746755947
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction

Cookies pour jours de pluie La cuisine intime de ma drle de vie
2019 - Cookies Pour Jours De Pluie La Cuisine Intime De Ma Drle De VIe (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782746751415
ISBN-10: 2746751410
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Une vie merveilleuse
2019 - Une VIe Merveilleuse (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9782746752689
ISBN-10: 2746752689
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction

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

Home Cooking A Writer in the Kitchen
2012 - Home Cooking a Writer in the Kitchen (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780241145715
ISBN-10: 0241145716
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Cookbooks, Food & Wine

Amour  autres tracas
2012 - Amour Autres Tracas (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782746733220
ISBN-10: 2746733226
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Happy All the Time
2010 - Happy All the Time [Vintage Contemporaries] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780307474407
ISBN-10: 0307474402
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Famille tracas et Cie
2009 - Famille Tracas Et Cie (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782253120100
ISBN-10: 2253120103

Famille tracas et compagnie
2005 - Famille Tracas Et Compagnie (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782746706569
ISBN-10: 2746706563

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.

Passion and Affect
2001 - Passion and Affect (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780060958954
ISBN-10: 0060958952
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

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.

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.

2000 - Accidents (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782862609829
ISBN-10: 286260982X

1989 - Family Happiness a Novel [Perennial Fiction Library] (Paperback)
1985 - Happy All the Time a Novel [Contemporary American fiction] (Paperback)
Droles D'oiseaux [French Edition] (Paperback)