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Ayelet Waldman

Biography

Ayelet Waldman

Ayelet Waldman is the author of the memoir A REALLY GOOD DAY, as well as of novels, including LOVE AND TREASURE, RED HOOK ROAD and LOVE AND OTHER IMPOSSIBLE PURSUITS. She is the editor of INSIDE THIS PLACE, NOT OF IT: Narratives from Women's Prisons, and with Michael Chabon, of KINGDOM OF OLIVES AND ASH: Writers Confront the Occupation and FIGHT OF THE CENTURY.

Ayelet Waldman

Books by Ayelet Waldman

edited by Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman - Essays, History, Nonfiction, Politics

The American Civil Liberties Union began as a small group of idealists and visionaries, including Helen Keller and Jane Addams. A century after its founding, the ACLU remains the nation’s premier defender of the rights and freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution. In collaboration with the ACLU, prize-winning authors Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman have curated an anthology of essays about landmark cases in the ACLU’s 100-year history. In FIGHT OF THE CENTURY, bestselling and award-winning authors --- including Michael Cunningham, Jennifer Egan, Dave Eggers, Ann Patchett, Salman Rushdie and Elizabeth Strout --- present unique literary takes on historic decisions like Brown v. Board of Education, the Scopes trial, Roe v. Wade and more.

by Ayelet Waldman - Fiction

In 1945, victorious American soldiers capture a train filled with unspeakable riches. Jack Wiseman is the lieutenant charged with guarding this treasure --- a responsibility that grows more complicated when he meets Ilona, who has lost everything in the ravages of the Holocaust. Seventy years later, Jack gives a necklace to his granddaughter, Natalie Stein, and charges her with searching for an unknown woman --- a woman whose portrait and fate come to haunt Natalie.