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Cynthia Zarin
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Cynthia Zarin was born in New York City and educated at Harvard and Columbia. The author of four books of poetry and five books for children, she is a longtime contributor to The New Yorker, as well as other publications, and a former contributing editor at Gourmet. Her awards and honors include a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, the Ingram Merrill Award for Poetry, the Peter I. B. Lavan Prize, a National Endowment of the Arts Award for Literature, and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. She lives in New York City.

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The Ada Poems

Written by Cynthia Zarin


Format: Hardcover, 80 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: September 21, 2010
Price: $25.00

A dazzling story of obsessive love emerges in Cynthia Zarin’s luminous new book inspired and inhabited by the title character of Nabokov’s novel Ada, or Ardor: A Family Chronicle, who was the lifelong love of her half brother, Van.

These electric poems are set in a Nabokovian landscape of memory in which... Read more >
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The Ada Poems

Written by Cynthia Zarin


Format: eBook, 80 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: August 15, 2012
Price: $12.99

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An Enlarged Heart

Written by Cynthia Zarin


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: November 5, 2013
Price: $16.00

This exquisite prose debut from prize-winning poet Cynthia Zarin is a poignant exploration of the author’s experiences with love, work, and the surprise of time’s passage.

Zarin charts the shifting and complicated parameters of contemporary life and family in writing that feels nearly fictional in its richness of scene, dialogue, and mood... Read more >
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An Enlarged Heart
A Personal History
Written by Cynthia Zarin


Format: eBook, 240 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: February 12, 2013
Price: $11.99

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