LAYOVER—Throw aside your idea of a heroine, and meet Claire Newbold. Despite hardship--a young child's death, infertility, an unfaithful husband—wry, ferocious Claire has been trying to soldier on. But then she simply checks out of job and home to confront love and loss on the road. “Zeidner’s writing is like her heroine: taut, intelligent, and seductive”
(The New Yorker).
Lisa Zeidner’s very funny, sneakily touching third novel shakes up the fragile world of Young Semi-Professionals. Here they’re downwardly mobile—and not so young anymore either “Witty, original, and provocative—another tour de force for Lisa Zeidner” (Tama Janowitz).
POCKET SUNDIAL—winner of the 1988 Brittingham Prize in Poetry. “If her spirits are high, they’ve risen above a knowledge of the depths; if her humors are low, they’ve undermined loftier pretentions; never middling, though, Zeidner is packed in wit like salt” (Richard Howard).
ALEXANDRA FREED—A tale of romantic adventure and misadventure, and of family psychodrama and comedy, on a purely American note. “Charming, high-wired, open-hearted serio-comedy—the rare real thing” (Kirkus Reviews).
TALKING CURE—“Lisa Zeidner’s work is fugal—the ordinary is joined by the ordinary and strange to make the extraordinary…her sleight of hand—the wit, intelligence and sensuality—allow her to achieve the grand and avoid the grandiose” (Cynthia Macdonald).
CUSTOMS—They met by chance in a New York coffee shop. A young woman and an unkempt but elegant old woman. One at the end of her first love affair, one near the end of her love affair with life. “A world of grace, magic and love…entrancing.” (The New York Times).