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Come From Nowhere Paperback – March 21, 2012
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Chuck Wachtel, author of the novels 3/03, The Gates, and Joe The Engineer
"Oh, how I love this book! Greenfield lyrically brings to life a New York of the 1970s that is also completely of today, a city that holds promise and danger in the palm of one hand. As these characters navigate its streets looking for belonging and stability, it's impossible not to root for them."
Allison Lynn, author of Now You See It
"Each of these endearing characters charts the rough seas of New York City in the summer of 1977 with grace and courage. The city itself, a metropolis teeming with opportunity, danger and surprise, emerges as both a character and a beacon in the darkness."
Natalie Danford, author of Inheritance
"In Come From Nowhere, Greenfield manages to evoke an entire city in her excellent and surprising depiction of six women who find their wake-up calls in the same dark moment. She's written a true love letter to New York City and all of its varied inhabitants."
Michael Dahlie, author of A Gentleman's Guide to Graceful Living
"With her tender, funny, and always imaginative prose, Greenfield reveals the roaring inner worlds of seemingly ordinary women. Mixing myth and reality, pleasure and pain, the playful and the somber, Greenfield turns a sweltering, semi-disastrous summer day into a wrenching tale of seven personal odysseys."
Elizabeth Gand, PhD
About the Author
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Her recently published novel, Come From Nowhere, was a finalist in the Pirate's Alley Faulkner Society's competition for Novel-in-Progress.
Ellen has taught writing at Goldwater Hospital, the Metropolitan Correctional Center and the Bayview Correctional Center, and is currently a writing mentor with the Visible Ink program at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
She lives in Brooklyn and Jefferson, NY, with her husband and two slightly off-the-wall Bernese Mountain dogs.
Top Customer Reviews
I really enjoyed the richness of the characters and the expansive view of the era. The screetch of the subway, the music of the time, the iguana on the top of the Lone Star Cafe. I felt that I had to put the brakes on in order to not read this book in one sitting, gulping it up.
Don't miss this one. It is really a great read.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Help my attention for a long sleepless night (after being ill) and was really enjoyable. I might have left out the rat though....Published on May 2, 2013 by See what's in Store
I loved this book, and think about it often. The way Ellen Greenfield tells the story of these seven women keeps you on the edge of your seat. Read morePublished on March 27, 2013 by NYCPie
Purchased for my Kindle, and then purchased 2 more books to give as Birthday gifts. These gifts were enjoyed and very much appreciated. Read morePublished on December 2, 2012 by Irene
Ellen Greenfield has provided a terrific read! If you enjoy fully developed characters followed over time and all linked by a circumstance beyond their control, you will love this... Read morePublished on November 8, 2012 by Pam Mendelsohn
This book was a wonderful treat! I cannot say enough about how much I loved this! I started reading this book at my Aunt's house and I didn't finish before I left so I had to buy... Read morePublished on October 26, 2012 by Melanie
Superbly written, it vividly transports the reader into the gritty dark underbelly of subway platforms and urban life. Read morePublished on July 31, 2012 by Carol Colitti Levine
Ms. Greenfield has written a beautiful and thought provoking novel. She delves deeply into the personalities of each character, allowing us fully understand the circumstances that... Read morePublished on July 25, 2012 by Gail Oliver
Women finding their way through the darkness of New York's blackout. The events have the reader want to turn the pages but the real treat is the hypothetical darkness women may... Read morePublished on July 2, 2012 by Remiella