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Grace: A Novel Paperback – February 28, 2006
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Nunez was co-founder of the National Black Writers Conference, which she directed for eighteen years with grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Reed Foundation and the Nathan Cummings Foundation. She was executive producer for the 2004 Emmy nominated CUNY TV series, Black Writers in America. Her awards include 2013 National Council for Research on Women Outstanding Trailblazer Award; 2013 Caribbean American Distinguished Writer Award; 2012 Trinidad and Tobago Lifetime Literary Award; 2011 Barnes and Noble Poets and Writers, Writers for Writers Award. Nunez is a member of several boards, including the Center for Fiction, and CUNY TV. She is a judge for several national and international literary awards, including the Dublin IMPAC International Literary Award, and gives readings of her work across the country and abroad. Nunez received her PhD in English from New York University. She is a Distinguished Professor at Hunter College, the City University of New York, where she teaches creative writing, fiction.
Top Customer Reviews
In this quilt of Sally and Justin's marriage, Nunez also threaded in other patches that either blinded Justin to his big T Truth or opened his eyes to it. Maybe his wife has taken a lover, just not the man he envisioned. Maybe it is jealousy spurring him to say his wife isn't a poet. Maybe he holds back complimenting his student because of his own lack of success in his dream.
Thank you, Elizabeth Nunzez, for doing it again: giving me a story of a man so focused on himself that he thinks those people in his life are just bit players in his Grecian Tragedy, people on the periphery of his drama.
Nunez has a beautiful way with language, comforting the reader with her lilting prose. With this language, she brings a vibrance to her characters that is rarely paralleled. Don't expect a highly-charged dramatic plotline. Nunez instead relies on realistic human situations, emotions, and personas to captivate her readers. This book is titled appropriately, as Nunez handles the trying times of her characters with an abundance of grace.
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Sally, a primary school teacher on the verge of turning 40 finds herself wanting more. She finds herself feeling like she just exist, a mother, a wife, a friend,a teacher. She struggles with some serious wounds of the past that haunt her. Feeling unfulfilled she wants more, to feel like her life has meaning. Justin starts to open his eyes to his wife once she says" she needs space" he fears her leaving,Justin loves his wife and he also has issues from the past. Sally attends a retreat where can think, find her meaning, her worth. She discovers what it is she needs and where she wants to be..she already has the things she needs and she is the woman that she wants to be.
This was a moving, realistic family drama about love,marriage,finding yourself, letting go and having peace of mind and heart.
Nunez paints an exquisitively written novel yet complex portrayal of a marriage in transition. She takes a mundane subject (i.e.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is my second read from this author. I like her style. I liked the intricacies of the story about a couple that is at the crossroads in their marriage.Published 22 months ago by Kindle Customer
I have read most of Ms. Nunez books and found them wonderful, dignified stories. This one was a very interesting story about a marraige falling apart because the people involved... Read morePublished on January 12, 2008 by GrannyX7
The ending was predictable but I enjoyed the book. The characterizations made me care about the people.
I'm originally from NYC so it was nice to read a Brooklyn story. Read more