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Alyson Richman

Author of The Lost Wife

18+ Works 2,061 Members 146 Reviews 1 Favorited

About the Author

Alysin Richman was born on May 19, 1972. She graduated from Wellesley College in 1994 and received a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship. She is best known for her novel The Lost Wife, which is a story about a husband and wife who are separated in a concentration camp during World War II and met up years show more later at their grandchildren's wedding. Her other title's include The Mask Carver's Son, The Ryhthm of Memory, The Last Van Gogh, and The Garden of Letters. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

Works by Alyson Richman

The Lost Wife (2011) 988 copies, 56 reviews
The Velvet Hours (2016) 249 copies, 31 reviews
The Garden of Letters (2014) 195 copies, 21 reviews
The Last Van Gogh (2006) 164 copies, 12 reviews
The Secret of Clouds (2019) 143 copies, 11 reviews
The Thread Collectors: A Novel (2022) 125 copies, 10 reviews
The Mask Carver's Son (2000) 86 copies, 4 reviews
The Rhythm of Memory (2003) 76 copies
The Friday Night Club: A Novel (2023) — Author — 17 copies
A Splendid Gift (2015) 6 copies
Den lange reisen (2021) 3 copies
La Melodía de la Memoria (2023) 3 copies
Timmar av sammet (2022) 1 copy
Timer av fløyel (2018) 1 copy
EL JARDÌN ITALIANO 1 copy, 1 review

Associated Works

Grand Central: Original Stories of Postwar Love and Reunion (2014) — Contributor — 130 copies, 9 reviews
Stories from Suffragette City (2020) — Contributor — 88 copies, 7 reviews

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Birthdate
1972
Gender
female
Nationality
USA

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Stella living in Louisiana, and Lily living in New York City are intelligent and capable women who eventually meet up is distressing conditions and become friends. Stella is trying to survive being the property of Frye, an egotistical slave owner, while loving William, an escaped slave who flees to sign up with the Union army.

Lily is the daughter of a wealthy Jewish sheet music businessman. She is a passionate member of women's groups fighting for the end of slavery, and for women's rights. She sews quilts, wraps bandages or anything necessary to help the Union army. She decides to search for her husband, Jacob, a musician with the Union army, when she doesn't receive letters from him. Her visit to the South is heartbreaking; she visits Union army hospitals seeing the reality of the devastation and huge loss from the Civil War.

A wonderful book that shows the power of friendship, love, generosity and music can help people heal and find their ways.
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Bookish59 | 9 other reviews | Jan 20, 2024 |
I was worried that a co-authored work of fiction might be disjointed or difficult/unpleasant to read. It was, in fact, consistent and flowed easily.

The story was unique and described parts of history of which I was unfamiliar. The characters were believable and fleshed out. Well done.
 
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ldyluck | 9 other reviews | Jan 6, 2024 |
Good book great story the focused on present and past. great switching of perspectives and I also loved the time period. Great want to read more by her soon
 
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lmauro123 | 20 other reviews | Dec 28, 2023 |
Good book great story the focused on present and past. great switching of perspectives and I also loved the time period. Great want to read more by her soon
 
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Works
18
Also by
2
Members
2,061
Popularity
#12,477
Rating
3.9
Reviews
146
ISBNs
127
Languages
13
Favorited
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