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Come From Nowhere Paperback – March 21, 2012
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Written with grace and perceptive intelligence, this story is humane, mysterious, tragic, compelling and beautiful. Come From Nowhere is a gift to thoughtful readers."
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
Ellen Greenfield is a poet and novelist living in Brooklyn and Jefferson, NY with her husband and two extremely loving and wayward Bernese Mountain Dogs.
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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.
Carol Colitti Levine
Definitely one of my favorites!