alix kates shulman

Selected Works

“A haunting meditation on a love more enduring than the body or mind.” —Boston Globe “An extraordinary and important book.” –Oliver Sacks
“Refreshingly upbeat, infused with insight, affection, and respect.” –NY Times Book Review
“A ten year voyage of discovery [that] could even, if we were willing, change our lives.” —San Francisco Chronicle
“Wry and delicious” —People (starred). “Wickedly funny” —Boston Globe.“Irreverent comedy" —O Magazine. “Delectably mischievous” —Booklist.
“Witty and revolutionary” —Booklist. “A vicious little gem of a novel” —Cosmopolitan.
“It brought back to me in a rush of emotion the electric sense of discovery which was how the women's movement began for all of us.” —Betty Friedan
“Insightful and compassionate.” —Publishers Weekly
“Fierce, funny, touching.” —NY Times Book Review
Alix's most controversial essays. “Stirring and...courageous” —Blanche Weisen Cook
Revisits controversial proposal to share childcare and housework equally
Emma Goldman's writings compiled and edited by Alix
Biography of Emma Goldman, a NY Times Notable Book
For Children
Fantasy adventure story with a mathematical plot
Picture book exploring the borderline between dream and reality
A hidden picture book

On The Stroll

A New York Times Notable Book

This gritty tale of New York's lower depths--a world of drugs, prostitution, and betrayal, but also of survival and love--weaves together three unexpected lives . . .

Robin, a teen-aged runaway, who arrives in New York on a bus from Maine, escaping from her tyrannical father. She has no prospects, and only a few dollars. She is the perfect target . . .

Prince,a small-time pimp, down on his luck, who is looking for a new girl to be his meal ticket. He knows how to approach Robin, win her trust, make her dependent, turn her out on the street . . .

Owl, once beautiful and daring, who now lugs through the streets the shopping bags that contain the legacy of her life: shabby mementos, "treasures," necessities. Seeing Robin she believes that the daughter who abandoned her has returned.

Praise for ON THE STROLL:

“Achieves an almost Dickensian sense of society's underside.”
—Washington Post

“Shulman has crafted a novel that is feminist in the best and broadest sense.”
—Library Journal

“It is Owl, the bag lady, who raises the book above the level of the well-made novel. . . . She embraces the book, mothers it, makes it . . . A selfless, careful and satisfying book.”
—New York Times

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