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Wolitzer, Hilma

Overview
Works: 53 works in 244 publications in 9 languages and 13,768 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Romance fiction  Juvenile works  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Performer
Classifications: PS3573.O563, 813.54
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The doctor's daughter : a novel by Hilma Wolitzer( Book )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alice Brill struggles to come to terms with the hidden truths of her life--her unrealized aspirations as a writer, her lackadaisical marriage, her troubled younger son, and her father, who is slipping into senility in a nursing home
Summer reading : a novel by Hilma Wolitzer( Book )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lives of three very different women--Lissy Snyder, a beautiful, insecure newlywed and unwilling stepmother; her resentful, nosey housecleaner, Michelle; and Angela Graves, the bookish, solitary head of a local book group--intersect over the course of a summer in the Hamptons as they find their reading choices changing their lives forever
An available man : a novel by Hilma Wolitzer( Book )

25 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this tender and funny novel, award-winning author Hilma Wolitzer mines the unpredictable fallout of suddenly becoming single later in life, and the chaos and joys of falling in love the second time around. When Edward Schuyler, a modest and bookish sixty-two-year-old science teacher, is widowed, he finds himself ambushed by female attention. There are plenty of unattached women around, but a healthy, handsome, available man is a rare and desirable creature. Edward receives phone calls from widows seeking love, or at least lunch, while well-meaning friends try to set him up at dinner parties. Even an attractive married neighbor offers herself to him. The problem is that Edward doesn't feel available. He's still mourning his beloved wife, Bee, and prefers solitude and the familiar routine of work, gardening, and bird-watching. But then his stepchildren surprise him by placing a personal ad in The New York Review of Books on his behalf. Soon the letters flood in, and Edward is torn between his loyalty to Bee's memory and his growing longing for connection. Gradually, reluctantly, he begins dating ("dating after death," as one correspondent puts it), and his encounters are variously startling, comical, and sad. Just when Edward thinks he has the game figured out, a chance meeting proves that love always arrives when it's least expected. With wit, warmth, and a keen understanding of the heart, An Available Man explores aspects of loneliness and togetherness, and the difference in the options open to men and women of a certain age. Most of all, the novel celebrates the endurance of love, and its thrilling capacity to bloom anew"--
Silver by Hilma Wolitzer( Book )

22 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and Dutch and held by 1,238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paulie Flax decides to leave Howard, her unfaithful husband of nearly twenty-five years, but on the eve of her defection, Howard suffers a heart attack and belatedly realizes that he truly loves Paulie
Hearts by Hilma Wolitzer( Book )

22 editions published between 1980 and 2006 in 8 languages and held by 859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a young widow and her 13-yearold stepdaughter travel from New Jersey to California they broaden their understanding of what constitutes a family
Tunnel of love by Hilma Wolitzer( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of an unlucky woman. When her husband dies, Linda Reismann is left with two charges, the baby she is carrying and the husband's sullen daughter from a previous marriage. So Linda decides to leave New Jersey and try her luck in California, only to find it is no better there. Some people are just born unlucky
In the Palomar Arms by Hilma Wolitzer( Book )

9 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daphne Moss is a drifter who can't seem to find her place in life. She drifts into an affair with a married man and then into a job at the Palomar Arms Senior Home. Daphne's co-workers and their patients respond in a variety of ways to the drama of institutional living
Toby lived here by Hilma Wolitzer( Book )

10 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and Dutch and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toby's hope that she, her mother, and sister would be reunited on her thirteenth birthday, at the latest, is not met and she enters her teens in a foster home
In the flesh by Hilma Wolitzer( Book )

10 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As her marriage disintegrates, a woman finds that living for herself might be just what her relationship needs It & rsquo;s 1957, and Paulette has just gotten into trouble in the backseat of a car. Her beau, Howard, is a handsome musician with an ability to inspire lust that she has never encountered before. So, although some women in her position might choose a different path, Paulette persuades Howard to get married. After a small ceremony, the happy couple takes up residence on the nineteenth floor of a high rise in Forest Hills. For a time they are shockingly happy, but then things start to go wrong. And when Howard & rsquo;s eye begins to wander, Paulette must ask herself: If a person lives for love alone, what happens when the love disappears? This ebook features an illustrated biography of Hilma Wolitzer, including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author & rsquo;s personal collection
Ending by Hilma Wolitzer( Book )

12 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A powerful portrait of a family coming to terms with grief"--Publisher
Out of love by Hilma Wolitzer( Book )

11 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in English and Dutch and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teddy Hecht must learn how to reconcile her parent's divorce and must also learn to accept her new stepmother
Introducing Shirley Braverman by Hilma Wolitzer( Book )

8 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventures of a sixth-grader growing up in Brooklyn during World War II
Wish you were here by Hilma Wolitzer( Book )

4 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When his widowed mother meets a man she wants to marry, thirteen-year-old Bernie decides he will go to live with his grandfather in Florida rather than live in the house with his new stepfather
Summer reading by Hilma Wolitzer( Recording )

10 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Summer Reading is the story of three women whose disparate lives intersect in the Hamptons. Lissy Snyder, a beautiful emotionally needy newlywed, is the unwilling stepmother of her husband's hostile children. Her eavesdropping housecleaner, Michelle, a local, is resentful of the moneyed arrogance of the vacationing "invaders" and can't get a commitment from her fisherman boyfriend. Solitary, bookish Angela Graves, leader of The Page Turners, a book group attended by wealthy young summer residents, harbors the shameful memory of a disastrous affair she had long ago. Over the summer, Angela encourages her book group to identify with the heroines of novels by Trollope, Flaubert and Charlotte Bronté. But can reading, as she proposes, really influence the choices people make and even change the course of their lives?"--Publisher's web site
An available man : a novel by Hilma Wolitzer( Recording )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When sixty-two-year-old science teacher Edward Schuyler is widowed, he finds himself ambushed by female attention. Edward receives phone calls from widows seeking love, or at least lunch, while well-meaning friends try to set him up at dinner parties. Even an attractive married neighbor offers herself to him. The problem is that Edward doesn't feel available. He's still mourning his beloved wife, Bee, and prefers solitude and the familiar routine of work, gardening, and bird-watching. But then his stepchildren surprise him by placing a personal ad in The New York Review of Books on his behalf
The doctor's daughter by Hilma Wolitzer( Recording )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alice Brill struggles to come to terms with the hidden truths of her life--her unrealized aspirations as a writer, her lackadaisical marriage, her troubled younger son, and her father, who is slipping into senility in a nursing home
The company of writers : fiction workshops and thoughts on the writing life by Hilma Wolitzer( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Wolitzer devotes the first part to writing workshops: how to start one and keep it running smoothly, how to get the most out of the experience, and how to deal with issues that may affect your group, such as revision, writer's block, and publication. The second part comprises focus sessions: chapters on themes to discuss within the group or to address on your own, such as character development, plot, dialogue, place, and what makes writing sexy or funny. Wolitzer also includes valuable tips on building a writer's reference library, useful and provocative exercises, and generous advice from other writers
De dochter van by Hilma Wolitzer( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in Dutch and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een vrouw van middelbare leeftijd gaat op zoek naar informatie over het leven van haar overleden moeder om zo een angstig gevoel kwijt te raken
Charmanter Mann aus Erstbesitz by Hilma Wolitzer( Recording )

5 editions published in 2015 in German and Undetermined and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nach dem Tod seiner Frau zieht sich der 62-jährige Edward von seiner Familie und Freunden zurück. Einzig sein Hund Bingo ist ihm ein treuer Begleiter. Eine Kontaktanzeige, die Edwards Kinder heimlich aufgeben, soll das ändern
Hilma Wolitzer reads from Hearts & In the Palomar Arms by Hilma Wolitzer( Recording )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following an introduction to the author's life and works, Hilma Wolitzer reads selections from two of her novels
 
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Summer reading : a novel
Alternative Names
Hilma Wolitzer American novelist

Hilma Wolitzer Amerikaans romanschrijfster

Hilma Wolitzer novelista estadounidense

Wolitzer, Hilma

Languages
English (179)

German (10)

Spanish (7)

Dutch (7)

Italian (3)

Danish (2)

Finnish (1)

Hebrew (1)

Catalan (1)

Covers
Summer reading : a novelAn available man : a novelHeartsTunnel of loveToby lived hereIntroducing Shirley BravermanSummer readingThe doctor's daughterThe company of writers : fiction workshops and thoughts on the writing life