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Marge Piercy
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MARGE PIERCY is the author of eighteen previous poetry collections and seventeen novels. Her work has been translated into sixteen languages and she has won many honors, including the Golden Rose, the oldest poetry award in the country. She lives on Cape Cod with her husband, Ira Wood, the novelist, memoirist, community radio interviewer, and essayist.

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The Art of Blessing the Day
Poems with a Jewish Theme
Written by Marge Piercy


Format: eBook, 192 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: August 7, 2013
Price: $13.99

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The Art of Blessing the Day
Poems with a Jewish Theme
Written by Marge Piercy


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: September 19, 2000
Price: $18.00

Winner of the 2000 Paterson Poetry Prize

About Marge Piercy's collection of her old and new poems that celebrate the Jewish experience, the poet Lyn Lifshin writes: "The Art of Blessing the Day is an exquisite book. The whole collection is strong, passionate, and poignant, but the mother and daughter poems, fierce... Read more >
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Circles on the Water

Written by Marge Piercy


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: May 12, 1982
Price: $22.50

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Circles on the Water

Written by Marge Piercy


Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: August 7, 2013
Price: $17.99

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City of Darkness, City of Light

Written by Marge Piercy


Format: eBook, 496 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: April 28, 2010
Price: $12.99

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City of Darkness, City of Light

Written by Marge Piercy


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: August 12, 1997
Price: $23.00

"FAST-PACED . . . PIERCY BREATHES LIFE INTO THE ACTUAL HISTORICAL FIGURES WHO SHAPED THE REVOLUTION."
--San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle

In her most splendid, thought-provoking novel yet, Marge Piercy brings to vibrant life, three women who play prominent roles in the tumultuous, bloody French Revolution--as well as their more famous male counterparts... Read more >
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Colors Passing Through Us

Written by Marge Piercy


Format: eBook, 176 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: August 28, 2013
Price: $11.99

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Colors Passing Through Us

Written by Marge Piercy


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: September 21, 2004
Price: $15.00

In Colors Passing Through Us, Marge Piercy is at the height of her powers, writing about what matters to her most: the lives of women, nature, Jewish ritual, love between men and women, and politics, sexual and otherwise. Feisty and funny as always, she turns a sharp eye on the world... Read more >
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The Crooked Inheritance
Poems
Written by Marge Piercy


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: June 2, 2009
Price: $17.00

An “exquisite . . . spot on” (The Hudson Review) collection of poems from one of our best-loved and best-selling poets that is both personal, with poetry about love, nature and reflections on the stages of life, and political, ranging from the war in Iraq and Katrina to concerns such as... Read more >
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The Crooked Inheritance
Poems
Written by Marge Piercy


Format: eBook, 176 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: August 28, 2013
Price: $12.99

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Gone to Soldiers

Written by Marge Piercy


Format: Paperback, 800 pages
Publisher: Fawcett
On Sale: April 12, 1988
Price: $7.99

In a stunning tour-de-force, Marge Piercy has woven a tapestry of World War II, of six women and four men, who fought and died, worked and worried, and moved through the divisive days of the war. A compelling chronicle of humans in conflict with inhuman events, GONE TO SOLIDERS is an... Read more >

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He, She and It

Written by Marge Piercy


Format: Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Fawcett
On Sale: January 23, 1993
Price: $7.99

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He, She and It

Written by Marge Piercy


Format: eBook
Publisher: Fawcett
On Sale: November 24, 2010
Price: $7.99

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The Hunger Moon
New and Selected Poems, 1980-2010
Written by Marge Piercy


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: November 20, 2012
Price: $19.95

Now in paperback: the superb selection from Marge Piercy's nine most recent books, the heart of her mature poems.

This gathering of Piercy's poems is the first selected since Circles on the Water in 1982. These poems chart the milestone events and fierce passions of the poet's middle years: her Judaism, her... Read more >
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The Hunger Moon
New and Selected Poems, 1980-2010
Written by Marge Piercy


Format: eBook, 352 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: March 8, 2011
Price: $13.99

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Made in Detroit
Poems
Written by Marge Piercy


Format: Hardcover, 192 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: March 31, 2015
Price: $27.95

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Made in Detroit
Poems
Written by Marge Piercy


Format: eBook, 192 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: March 31, 2015
Price: $13.99

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Mars and Her Children
Poems
Written by Marge Piercy


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: April 7, 1992
Price: $18.00

A major new collection of poems about women's lives and the closing circle of nature, from a bestselling poet. These poems celebrate the beauties of nature and the eternal cycle of love, death and birth that is being interrupted by the assault on the environment. Read more >
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Mars and Her Children
Poems
Written by Marge Piercy


Format: eBook, 176 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: August 7, 2013
Price: $13.99

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Moon Is Always Female

Written by Marge Piercy


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: March 12, 1980
Price: $16.95

Her seventh and most wide ranging collection. In the 1st of 2 sections, the poems move from the amusingly elegiac to the erotic, the classical to the funny. The 2nd section is a series of 15 poems for a calendar based on lunar rather than solar divisions Read more >
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Moon Is Always Female

Written by Marge Piercy


Format: eBook, 144 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: August 7, 2013
Price: $12.99

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My Mother's Body

Written by Marge Piercy


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: March 12, 1985
Price: $16.00

My Mother's Body, Marge Piercy's tenth book of poetry, takes its title from one of her strongest and most moving poems, the climax of a powerful sequence of Poems to her mother. Rooted in an honest, harrowing, but ally ecstatic confrontation of the mother / daughter relationship in all its complexity... Read more >
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My Mother's Body

Written by Marge Piercy


Format: eBook, 160 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: August 28, 2013
Price: $11.99

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Pesach for the Rest of Us
Making the Passover Seder Your Own
Written by Marge Piercy


Format: eBook, 304 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: April 2, 2009
Price: $13.99

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Pesach for the Rest of Us
Making the Passover Seder Your Own
Written by Marge Piercy


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: February 20, 2007
Price: $22.95

Every year, poet and novelist Marge Piercy creates her own Passover seder with a group of family and friends. Babies have been born and grown up, friends have moved or divorced, but the principals continue to gather in her rustic Cape Cod home to participate in a seder that Piercy takes... Read more >
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