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Leslie Schwartz - Author

About the Author

Leslie Schwartz is the author of Jumping the Green, which won the James Jones Literary Society Award for Best First Novel. Her short stories have appeared in dozens of literary journals, and her nonfiction has been published in the Los Angeles Times, Shape, Self, and other magazines and newspapers. She teaches fiction writing at UCLA Extension and poetry to at-risk high school students through PEN in the Classroom. She is also a mentor for young writers through PEN's Emerging Voices fellowship program. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and daughter.

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Lost Chapters

Lost Chapters

Author: Leslie Schwartz Format: eBook Release Date: 10/07/2018

Leslie Schwartz's powerful, skillfully woven memoir of redemption and reading, as told through the list of books she read as she served a 90 day jail sentence In 2014, novelist Leslie Schwartz was sentenced to 90 days in Los Angeles County Jail for a DUI and battery of an officer. It was the most harrowing and holy experience of her life.Following a 414-day relapse into alcohol and drug addiction after more than a decade clean and sober, Schwartz was sentenced and served her time with only six months' sobriety. The damage she inflicted that year upon her friends, her husband, her teenage daughter, and herself was nearly impossible to fathom. Incarceration might have ruined her altogether, if not for the stories that sustained her while she was behind bars--both the artful tales in the books she read while there, and, more immediately, the stories of her fellow inmates. With classics like Edith Wharton's Ethan Frome to contemporary accounts like Laura Hillenbrand's Unbroken, Schwartz's reading list is woven together with visceral recollections of both her daily humiliations and small triumphs within the county jail system. Through the stories of others--whether rendered on the page or whispered in a jail cell--she learned powerful lessons about how to banish shame, use guilt for good, level her grief, and find the lost joy and magic of her astonishing life. Told in vivid, unforgettable prose, The Lost Chapters uncovers the nature of shame, rage, and love, and how instruments of change and redemption come from the unlikeliest of places.

Dass diese Welt ihr Ende hat

Dass diese Welt ihr Ende hat

Author: Leslie Schwartz Format: eBook Release Date: 29/06/2018

Es ist ein wunderschoner Wintermorgen in Angels Crest, einer kleinen Stadt in den kalifornischen Sierras: Nur fur wenige Augenblicke lasst Ethan Denton seinen schlafenden dreijahrigen Sohn allein im Wagen zuruck, um einem Rudel Hirsche in den Wald zu folgen. Er ahnt nicht, welche Folgen diese kleine Nachlassigkeit fur ihn haben wird. Denn als er zuruckkehrt, ist der Wagen offen und Nate verschwunden. Ethan und viele freiwillige Helfer machen sich auf die Suche nach dem Jungen. Nach einem langen Tag wird Nate schlielich gefunden - erfroren. Fur Ethan bricht eine Welt zusammen. Doch nicht nur das: Schon bald beginnen die Verdachtigungen und die Fragen nach der Schuld. Ein packender und aufwuhlender Roman uber den einen Augenblick im Leben eines Menschen, der alles verandert. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine fruhere Ausgabe.)

Die Liebe der Goldblums

Die Liebe der Goldblums

Author: Leslie Schwartz Format: eBook Release Date: 29/06/2018

Louise Goldblum ist Bildhauerin in San Francisco. Als ihre brillante Schwester Esther, der exzentrische Star der Familie, tot aufgefunden wird, sturzt Louise in eine tiefe Krise. Ein furchtbares Bild lasst sie nicht mehr los: Esther in wurdeloser Nacktheit, ein schabiges Motelzimmer, die Kleider sorgfaltig auf dem Stuhl gefaltet. Plotzlich bricht die Scheinwelt der gesamten Familie zusammen, und Louise wirft ihr eigenes Leben in die Waagschale, um Esthers Tod zu verstehen. Eine unter die Haut gehende Geschichte zweier Schwestern. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine fruhere Ausgabe.)

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