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Susanna Kaysen
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Susanna Kaysen has written the novels Asa, As I Knew Him and Far Afield and the memoirs Girl, Interrupted and The Camera My Mother Gave Me. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Asa, as I Knew Him

Written by Susanna Kaysen


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 19, 1994
Price: $14.95

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Asa, as I Knew Him

Written by Susanna Kaysen


Format: eBook, 176 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 12, 2010
Price: $11.99

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Cambridge

Written by Susanna Kaysen


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 6, 2015
Price: $15.95

“It was probably because I was so often taken away from Cambridge when I was young that I loved it as much as I did . . .” 

London, Florence, Athens: Susanna, a precocious young girl growing up in 1950s Cambridge, would rather be home than in any of these places. Uprooted from... Read more >
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Cambridge

Written by Susanna Kaysen


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: March 18, 2014
Price: $25.95

“It was probably because I was so often taken away from Cambridge when I was young that I loved it as much as I did . . .”

So begins this novel-from-life by the best-selling author of Girl, Interrupted, an exploration of memory and nostalgia set in the 1950s among the... Read more >
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Cambridge

Written by Susanna Kaysen


Format: eBook, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 18, 2014
Price: $12.99

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Also available as a hardcover and a trade paperback.

The Camera My Mother Gave Me

Written by Susanna Kaysen


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 11, 2001
Price: $9.99

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The Camera My Mother Gave Me

Written by Susanna Kaysen


Format: Trade Paperback, 162 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 8, 2002
Price: $14.00

Susanna Kaysen, who wrote about her teenage depression in the bestseller Girl, Interrupted, now takes on another taboo: her vagina—which suddenly and inexplicably starts to hurt. And neither Kaysen’s cheery gynecologist, nor her internist, nor a laconic “vulvologist” has the cure. An alternative health nurse suggests direct application of tea, baking... Read more >
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Far Afield

Written by Susanna Kaysen


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 19, 1994
Price: $16.95

Jonathan Brand, a graduate student in anthropology, has decided to do his fieldwork in the remote Faroe Islands in the North Atlantic. But, despite his Harvard training, he can barely understand, let alone “study,” the culture he encounters. From his struggles with the local cuisine to his affair with the Danish... Read more >
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Far Afield

Written by Susanna Kaysen


Format: eBook, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 21, 2013
Price: $9.99

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Girl, Interrupted

Written by Susanna Kaysen


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 19, 1994
Price: $14.95

In 1967, after a session with a psychiatrist she’d never seen before, eighteen-year-old Susanna Kaysen was put in a taxi and sent to McLean Hospital. She spent most of the next two years on the ward for teenage girls in a psychiatric hospital as renowned for its famous clientele—Sylvia Plath, Robert... Read more >
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Girl, Interrupted

Written by Susanna Kaysen


Format: eBook, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 19, 2013
Price: $11.99

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