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Nell Freudenberger

Biography

Nell Freudenberger

Nell Freudenberger is the author of the novels THE NEWLYWEDS and THE DISSIDENT, and the story collection LUCKY GIRLS, winner of the PEN/Malamud Award and the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. A recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Whiting Award, and a Cullman Fellowship from the New York Public Library, she lives in Brooklyn with her family.

Nell Freudenberger

Books by Nell Freudenberger

by Nell Freudenberger - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Helen Clapp's breakthrough work on five-dimensional spacetime landed her a tenured professorship at MIT; her popular books explain physics in plain terms. Helen disdains notions of the supernatural in favor of rational thought and proven ideas. So it's perhaps especially vexing for her when she gets a phone call from Charlotte Boyce, her roommate at Harvard, who has just died. The two women had once confided in each other about everything. But as the years passed, Charlie became more elusive, and her calls came less and less often. As Helen is drawn back into Charlie's orbit, she is forced to question the laws of the universe that had always steadied her mind and heart.

by Nell Freudenberger - Fiction

Amina leaves Bangladesh for Rochester, New York, and for George Stillman, the husband who met and wooed her online. For Amina, the decision echoes the arranged marriages of her home country, while George finds Amina “straightforward” and likes that she “doesn’t play games.” Yet each is hiding something from the other.