Books by Anne Roiphe

Anne Roiphe is the author of seven novels, including the acclaimed Up the Sandbox and Fruitful. For over three decades, she has illuminated the complex realm of women's lives with provocative insight. She writes a bi-weekly column for the New York Observe


ART AND MADNESS by Anne Roiphe
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 15, 2011

"A sharp, graphic potrayal of bohemian times that thoughtfully reveals the young woman the author once was."
A crafty, veteran novelist and memoirist (Epilogue, 2008, etc.) recalls her coming-of-age as a sexy smarty-pants. Read full book review >
EPILOGUE by Anne Roiphe
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 26, 2008

"As fragile and as haunting as memory itself."
A spare, trembling and troubling memoir of loss from recently widowed novelist and social commentator Roiphe (An Imperfect Lens, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >
AN IMPERFECT LENS by Anne Roiphe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 24, 2006

"Recalling eminent Victorian fare, this is historical fiction as high art."
Part science whodunit, part romance, part travelogue, this tale makes magic of the most ghastly of subjects—a cholera epidemic in fin-de-siècle Egypt. Read full book review >
SECRETS OF THE CITY by Anne Roiphe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"Very much an insider's story: a fictionalized rehash of Gotham gossip that most New Yorkers have tired of—and few out-of-towners will get."
A Borscht Belt version of The Bonfire of the Vanities, in which Roiphe (Married, 2002, etc.) follows the travails of a New York mayor whose city is coming apart at the seams. Read full book review >
MARRIED by Anne Roiphe
NON-FICTION
Released: May 14, 2002

"Established Roiphe admirers will add this to their collections; those exploring the complexities of marriage will find an idiosyncratic expression of familiar views."
An extended reflection on the rewards of marriage from the author of Fruitful (1996), itself an eloquent polemic in defense of bearing and raising children. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 9, 1996

"Likely to cause a buzz both in feminist circles and among mothers at the playground—and Roiphe doesn't see them as mutually exclusive. (First serial to Glamour; author tour)"
A passionate plea for women to put some political muscle behind the issues that matter most to what she views as feminism's most neglected cohort: mothers. Read full book review >
IF YOU KNEW ME by Anne Roiphe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 4, 1993

"Roiphe shows us a new facet of first love here—slightly worn, but its shine is deep."
In all her best work, Roiphe (The Pursuit of Happiness, 1991, etc.) has mined the depth of human love and exposed its secret lode of sorrow. Read full book review >
THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS by Anne Roiphe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 19, 1991

"A special pleasure for Roiphe's following."
Concerned as she has been with the unique psychic journeying of assimilated American Jews (``masked creatures,'' she calls them in Generation Without Memory, 1981), novelist Roiphe here shuffles shards and snippets from 30 or so lives in one Jewish American family (from 1878 to 1990) in their pursuits of happiness. Read full book review >