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Best-selling novelist and memoirist Dani Shapiro delivers her most intimate and powerful work: “Hourglass” is an inquiry into how marriage is transformed by time–abraded, strengthened, shaped in miraculous and sometimes terrifying ways by accident and experience. With courage and relentless honesty, Dani Shapiro opens the door to her house, her marriage, and her heart, and invites us to witness her own marital reckoning–a reckoning in which she confronts both the life she dreamed of and the life she made, and struggles to reconcile the girl she was with the woman she has become.

Shapiro is the best-selling author of the memoirs “Still Writing”, “Devotion”, and “Slow Motion”, and five novels including “Black & White” and “Family History”. Her work has appeared in “The New Yorker”, “Granta”, “Tin House”, “One Story”, “Elle, Vogue”, “The New York Times Book Review”, the op-ed pages of “The New York Times”, and “The Los Angeles Times”, and has been broadcast on “This American Life”. She has taught in the writing programs at Columbia, NYU, The New School, and Wesleyan University is a contributing editor at “Condé Nast Traveler”.




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