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Piercy, Marge

Works: 1,177 works in 2,612 publications in 9 languages and 46,781 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Historical fiction  Poetry  Science fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  War fiction  Romance fiction  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Narrator, Interviewee, Dedicatee, Publisher
Classifications: PS3566.I4, 813.54
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Most widely held works by Marge Piercy
Gone to soldiers : a novel by Marge Piercy( Book )

52 editions published between 1987 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 1,894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interweaves the stories of ten characters who wage memorable and passionate public and private battles, as World War II casts them into their ultimate dreams and nightmares
The longings of women : a novel by Marge Piercy( Book )

39 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and Danish and held by 1,872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The interwoven lives of three women. Leila isa feminist writer who advises women on problems, buthas problems of her own with an unfaithful husband. Becky, about whom Leila is writing a book, is a buddingTV anchor woman who is in jail for conspiring to kill herhusband. Mary, Leila's cleaning woman, has been lefthomeless by a divorce
Woman on the edge of time by Marge Piercy( Book )

125 editions published between 1976 and 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Connie Ramos, a woman in her mid-thirties, has been declared insane. But Connie is overwhelmingly sane, merely tuned to the future, and able to communicate with the year 2137. As her doctors persuade her to agree to an operation, Connie struggles to force herself to listen to the future and its lessons for today
He, she, and it : a novel by Marge Piercy( Book )

67 editions published between 1991 and 2020 in 4 languages and held by 1,604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 21st century the world has been ravaged by environmental disaster and war, with much of the populace living in corporate domes. Depressed over child custody problems with her ex-husband, Shira Shipman returns to her childhood home, one of the few free Jewish towns. There she falls in love with Yod, an illegal cyborg created to defend the town against attack
Braided lives : a novel by Marge Piercy( Book )

60 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the lives of Jill, a woman whose passionate friendships with other women are her emotional lifeline, and Donna, Jill's flirtatious cousin and closest friend, determined to attach herself to a man for her identity. Set in the 1950s
Vida : a novel by Marge Piercy( Book )

67 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vida was their star--the beautiful, charismatic radical from the pages of LIFE magazine--the symbol of the passionate rebellion of the sixties. Now, she is an unrepentent fugitive ten years later, the shouting is over, but Vida is still on the run. Staying in Network hideouts, traveling disguised, fearing every glance, she finds her best protection is her distrust of everyone--a lesson learned from past treacheries. And now, knowing the dangers, she finds herself warming again toward a man, an outcast ten years younger than herself. --Los Angeles Times Book Review
Three women by Marge Piercy( Book )

26 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and Danish and held by 1,408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel on an unusual household in our day and age, three generations of women living together in Boston. They are a lawyer who owns the house, her ailing mother--the mother had no time for the lawyer before she fell ill--and the lawyer's daughter, unemployed and on drugs
Summer people : a novel by Marge Piercy( Book )

28 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three dedicated artists living in a small Cape Cod community watch the seasonal migration of summer people with mixed emotions
Sex wars by Marge Piercy( Book )

26 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 1,299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coming of age in a post-Civil War New York City tenement flat, Jewish-Russian Freydeh juggles multiple jobs to earn passage for her family, until she learns that her younger sister is adrift somewhere in the city
Fly away home : a novel by Marge Piercy( Book )

28 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Successful Boston cookbook author Daria Walker, whose greatest pleasures are her home and family -- and who loves her husband deeply -- is devastated to learn he wants a divorce. Now she must put her life back together. But as she strives to understand the life she is losing, Daria must face the shocking truth behind the smooth facade of her prominent attorney-husband, Ross -- and recreate her own values, her own sense of family, and herself
The third child by Marge Piercy( Book )

26 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 1,267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feeling left out in her family of ambitious achievers, Melissa Dickenson hopes to escape her mother's relentless scrutiny when she enters college and falls in love with the son of her father's political adversary
City of darkness, city of light : a novel by Marge Piercy( Book )

27 editions published between 1996 and 2018 in English and Danish and held by 1,187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The French Revolution narrated by six revolutionaries: Danton, Robespierre, Condorcet, the actress Claire Lacombe, the chocolate maker Pauline Leon, and the guillotined Manon Roland, famous for her cry, liberty, what crimes are committed in thy name
Small changes by Marge Piercy( Book )

50 editions published between 1972 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An explosive novel of women struggling to make their place in a man's world. We follow the crisscrossing lives of two women: Beth, a "good little girl" from Syracuse who jumps off the Middle America marriage-go-round into a succession of women's communes, and Miriam, a mathematician and refugee from Flatbush who moves through a series of fluid relationships with men in search of an elusive sense of security
Circles on the water : selected poems of Marge Piercy by Marge Piercy( Book )

30 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,098 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than 150 poems from her seven books of poetry written between 1963 and 1982
So you want to write : how to master the craft of fiction and the personal narrative by Marge Piercy( Book )

20 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 1,083 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is rare for an acclaimed novelist to write a book designed to help would-be writers get the job done and get published; rarer still when she is joined by a publisher. For over ten years, best-selling author Marge Piercy and novelist/publisher Ira Wood have been co-teaching two popular master classes for writers nationwide who come to learn: How to begin a piece by seducing your reader; How to create characters that embody the contradictions of behavior; How to master the elements of plotting fiction; How to create a strategy for telling the story of your life; How to read in a new way , with a professional writer's critical eye; How to write about painful material without coming off as a victim. So You Want to Write offers hundreds of insider tips on writing today, including: The seven things never to forget when writing about loved ones; What no one will tell you about rejection letters; FAQ's about agents, work habits, how much writers really earn; What to do if your work is continually rejected; Overcoming the inner and outer barriers to creativity. -- from back cover
The moon is always female by Marge Piercy( Book )

33 editions published between 1904 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Her seventh and most wide ranging collection. In the 1st of 2 sections, the poems move from the amusingly elegiac to the erotic, the classical to the funny. The 2nd section is a series of 15 poems for a calendar based on lunar rather than solar divisions
My mother's body by Marge Piercy( Book )

22 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piercy's 10th book of poetry takes its title from one of her moving poems, the climax of a powerful sequence of poems dedicated to her mother, where she writes about her mother's self-denial and unfulfilled life. Organized in four sections--"What Remains," "The Chuppah," Chiaroscuro" and "Underrated Pleasures"--the poems deal with diverse subjects offering vivid records of female heroism, of the joys of wedded love, and the pleasures of daily life. "The Chuppah" comprises poems actually used in her wedding ceremony with Ira Wood and reveals her Jewish identity and faith. Other poems are about doing housework, about accidents, children's fear of nuclear holocaust, tomcats, insects in the rafters, and pollution. The volume concludes with "Six Underrated Pleasures," which finds pleasure, mystery, and affirmation of self in women's daily tasks. ISBN 0-394-72945-5 : $7.95
Available light by Marge Piercy( Book )

21 editions published between 1988 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pierce's most compelling book of poems expresses the delights of the senses and the hard play of emotion. They celebrate the wonders of nature and explore the nature of love and friendship
Storm tide by Marge Piercy( Book )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in English and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale of small-town political and sexual intrigue. The hero is David Greene, a baseball player returning to his hometown in Cape Cod after a mediocre career and a failed marriage. He embarks on two affairs at once and runs for selectman
What are big girls made of? : poems by Marge Piercy( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poetry about everyday things. One poem is on the ubiquitous answering machine which "addresses you as a retarded dog," another is on women who allow themselves to be "retooled, refitted and redesigned for every decade," a third is on motorists who kill animals and do not even bother to look
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Gone to soldiers : a novel
The longings of women : a novelWoman on the edge of timeHe, she, and it : a novelBraided lives : a novelVida : a novelThree womenSummer people : a novelSex wars
Alternative Names
Marge Piercy

Marge Piercy American novelist and poet (born 1936)

Marge Piercy Amerikaans schrijfster

Marge Piercy Amerikaans schrijfster, dichter en feministe

Marge Piercy Amerikalı bilim kurgu yazarları

Marge Piercy amerikansk poet och författare

Marge Piercy amerikansk poet og skribent

Marge Piercy Novelista y poeta de Estados Unidos

Marge Piercy poeta, romancista e ativista social

Marge Piercy úrscéalaí agus file Meiriceánach

Marge Piercy US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin und Feministin

Мардж Пірсі Прозаїки США

Пирси, Мардж

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מארג' פירסי

מארג' פירסי סופרות יהודיות אמריקאיות

مارجى پيرسى

마지 피어시

피어시, 마지 1936-

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