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Witchel, Alex

Overview
Works: 14 works in 49 publications in 5 languages and 4,015 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Popular works  Biography  Young adult works  Juvenile works  Love stories 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3623.I85, 813.54
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Publications about Alex Witchel
Publications by Alex Witchel
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Most widely held works by Alex Witchel
The spare wife by Alex Witchel( Book )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 952 libraries worldwide
A beautiful and wealthy widow, Ponce Morris enjoys her life as the perfect companion to the powerful couples with whom she socializes, until an ambitious young writer reveals her secret affair with a married celebrity fertility doctor
All gone : a memoir of my mother's dementia : with refreshments by Alex Witchel( Book )
6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 900 libraries worldwide
Just past 70, Witchel's smart, adoring, ultracapable mother began to exhibit undeniable signs of dementia. But as medical reality undid hope, Witchel retreated to the kitchen to come to terms with her predicament
Me times three : a novel by Alex Witchel( Book )
11 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 894 libraries worldwide
Discovering that her fiance also is engaged secretly to two other women, Sandra Berlin, a successful editor, embarks on the emotional ups and downs of an arduous quest to find a meaningful life and true love in 1980s New York
Me times three by Alex Witchel( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 398 libraries worldwide
A novel about the city vs. the suburbs, the backbiting world of women's magazines, the trials between men and women. Sandra Berlin is on the fast track to a storybook life until she discovers that her fiance has a secret life -- and is engaged to two other women
The spare wife by Alex Witchel( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 209 libraries worldwide
A beautiful and wealthy widow, Ponce Morris enjoys her life as the perfect companion to the powerful couples with whom she socializes, until an ambitious young writer reveals her secret affair with a married celebrity fertility doctor
All gone a memoir of my mother's dementia : with refreshments by Alex Witchel( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 146 libraries worldwide
Just shy of seventy, Alex Witchel's brilliant, adoring, ultra-capable college professor mother began to exhibit undeniable signs of dementia. She became forgetful and easily agitated. She gave the same lecture twice, and was forced to retire. How did her brilliant, adoring, ultra-capable, ace reporter daughter cope? At first with denial: If something was broken, well, with the best medical help money could buy they would figure out how to fix it, and restore Mom to all her former sharpness and glory. Even as medical reality undid that hope, the habit of longing persisted in its most primal form: 'As my mother began the torturous process of disappearing in plain sight, I retreated to my kitchen, trying to reclaim her at the stove. Is there any contract tighter than a family recipe?' While reproducing the perfect meatloaf was no panacea, it helped Alex to come to terms with her predicament, the increasingly common phenomenon of 'ambiguous loss', loss of a beloved one who lives on. Gradually she developed a deeper appreciation for all the ways the parent she was losing lived on in her. Her mother's discipline, love of truth, and before-her-time independence, along with her top two Commandments, 'May you be brilliant' and 'Tell me everything that happened today', were destined to breed a crack journalist. Alex came to see, the boundless hope and love with which she was raised allowed her to become a loving wife and stepmother, transcending the essential loneliness that her mother, crippled both physically and emotionally in childhood, never quite shed. When grief and helplessness became overwhelming, it was her mother, her steel-trap mind grasping just how it was coming undone, who helped her to accept the inevitable. 'There's nothing you can do because it's not up to you,' she would say. 'You're here with me now. That's enough.'
All gone a memoir of my mother's dementia by Alex Witchel( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Just shy of seventy, Alex Witchel's brilliant, adoring, ultra-capable college professor mother began to exhibit undeniable signs of dementia. She became forgetful and easily agitated. She gave the same lecture twice, and was forced to retire. How did her brilliant, adoring, ultra-capable, ace reporter daughter cope? At first with denial. If something was broken, well, with the best medical help money could buy they would figure out how to fix it, and restore Mom to all her former sharpness and glory. Even as medical reality undid that hope, the habit of longing persisted in its most primal form
Wicked by Nancy Holder( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Presents the first two novels in the "Wicked" series, "Witch," where Holly Cathers is sent to live with her aunt's family after the death of her parents and must put aside her grief to save herself and her twin cousins when they are drawn into a centuries-old battle between two families of witches and warlocks, and "Curse," in which Holly discovers some clues to her past and the deaths of her parents when she attempts to rescue her enemy Jer
Io per tre by Alex Witchel( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in Italian and held by 9 libraries worldwide
The 1997 Lucille Lortel awards for outstanding achievement Off-Broadway ( visu )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Kono machi de deaetara ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in Japanese and held by 1 library worldwide
Girls only sleepovers, squabbles, tuna fish, and other facts of family life by Alex Witchel( file )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
"What I learned from my father was the boys' lesson of dealing in the world -- trust no one and win the first time. What I learned from my mother was the girls' lesson -- trust no one and win the first time, but just in case you don't, come home, eat something, talk about it, have a drink, cry a little, then go back out there and try again." Armed with these family tenets, Alex Witchel goes soul-searching and shopping with the ever-present help of her mother, Barbara, the "human Swiss Army knife who can do it all," and her sister, Phoebe, Alex's perpetual rival and best friend. These three form a family within a family, and with a passionate unity they offer each other sharp, witty, and (occasionally exasperating) insights on everything from men, pedicures, and careers to sibling rivalry, the challenges of stepparenting, and the pains of aging and loss. Insightful, poignant, and hilarious by turns, Girls Only is a memoir that celebrates the one thing that remains "for women only"...mother/daughter/sister love
 
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Alternative Names
ウィッチェル, アレックス
Languages
English (45)
Italian (1)
German (1)
Indonesian (1)
Japanese (1)
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