Charlotte Mayerson

Home Fires

May Sarton:
"There is something gritty, humorous and realistic here that is utterly persuasive. The story is so absorbing that we live these two lives as we read, and only at the end realize with what tact and wisdom Mayerson has created a work of art, and how illuminating and moving it is."

Alice Denham, The New York Times Book Review:
“In a novel as subtly illuminating and nostalgic as firelight, Charlotte Mayerson explores the interracial friendship of two independent working women. With well-modulated tension, she tests the limits of the erotic between heterosexual women in the inhibited 50s.”

Maxine Hong Kingston:  
"Charlotte Mayerson’s novel is devoted to the story of two friends. What is the bond of friendship? What and how much does one friend give another? It is inspiring to find an author who answers these questions with a wise and entertaining tale about sisterhood.”

Selected Works

Poems
The Death Cycle Machine
The poems are stark, without sentimentality or pathos, alive with anger, sorrow, terror and pity.
Non-Fiction
Goin’ to the Chapel
Vividly explores young women’s dreams and expectations of marriage and compares them to their later married lives.
Non-fiction
Two Blocks Apart.
The very different lives of two New York boys.
Fiction
Home Fires
This funny and moving tale of friendship between a black woman and a white woman of the 1950s and 60s has a lot to say about who we are now and how we got from there to here.
An Easy Life
A novel of an unlikely love affair.
Biography
Shadow and Light.
The life and career of the painter, Maurice Sterne

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