Lucky Us

By Joan Silber
(Shannon Ravenel Books, Paperback, 9781565123205, 242pp.)

Publication Date: October 2001

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Early praise for Lucky Us

Joan Silber has written a novel both contemporary and timeless about love, its unexpected possibilities and limitations, and about the role of fate in all our lives. Her richly imagined characters and lovely prose make every page of this book a pleasure. (Margot Livesey, author of Criminals)

Lucky Us is a beautiful novel. Elisa and Gabe's story is charged with desperation, tenderness, and compassion. It's a love story of our time, peopled with lively characters and packed with marvelous details. (HA JIN, author of Waiting)

Praise for Joan Silber's previous fiction

Joan Silber writes with wisdom, humor, grace, and wry intelligence."Her" characters who lived one life when they were young emerge, after metamorphoses almost Ovidian, bewildered and grateful in another. They bear with them welcome news of how we all survive. (Andrea Barrett)

Silber's prose is a marvel of compression, precision, and tact. (The Philadelphia Inquirer)

"Silber} pays"s" tribute to ordinary urban heroes - people who have lived long enough to know that when misfortune shows up, there's no need to make a fuss. "She" treats dysfunction a bit more gently than Lorrie Moore, with whom she shares a marvelous, perspicacious wit. (The New York Times Book Review

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