ALICE EVE COHEN, writer and solo theatre artist

BOOKS by Alice Eve Cohen: THE YEAR MY MOTHER CAME BACK & WHAT I THOUGHT I KNEW

AWARDS INCLUDE:
* ELLE'S LETTRES GRAND PRIX: Best Non-Fiction Book of the Year
* 25 BEST BOOKS OF SUMMER—Oprah Magazine
* SALON.COM, Best Books of the Year
* Indie Next List Notables
*VCCA Fellow
*Fellowships & grants, NYS Council on the Arts, NEA

PRAISE FOR THE YEAR MY MOTHER CAME BACK


“A wry, magical memoir about the transcendent power of mother-daughter love… ‘It doesn’t matter whether she’s a ghost, or a memory, or my idea, or her idea, or God’s idea, or dust, or sound waves, or transfigured molecules, or an echo from the Cosmos. She’s here with me,’ writes Alice Eve Cohen in The Year My Mother Came Back.” —Elle magazine

“A finely wrought memoir . . . [Cohen] finally finds peace with the complex woman who had more of an impact on her life than she ever realized.” —Publishers Weekly

“Evolving into a sort of magical realism that wouldn’t be out of place in a Gabriel Garcia Marquez novel… a heartwarming story, perfect for Mother’s Day, for both mothers and daughters.”—The Oklahoman

“Cohen’s must-read memoir navigates complex mother-daughter bonds.” —Parent & Child magazine

"The Year My Mother Came Back (Algonquin) is full of moments of wisdom, deep candor and humor, and it’s beautifully written... This love story of both past and present ‘isn’t a book about finding answers,’ Cohen has said, ‘it’s about asking questions.’”—Jewish Women Magazine

"A multi-generational story with Cohen’s remarkable, ahead-of-her-time mother—remembered and imagined—at the center of it all.”—Birmingham Magazine

"This thoughtful memoir shows how our past and present remain constantly intertwined, and how being a mother is a complex journey that’s often full of stunning surprises." BookPage

“A little book that packs a powerful message. This book would make the perfect Mother’s Day gift. It was written with grace and great love… Expect to see this title on a lot of Best Of 2015 lists. Cohen is a masterful storyteller.”—The Winnsboro News

“A gorgeous, magical, meaningful memoir… Oh my God, I love this book. The story grabbed me right away. I sank into the couch with that book and just soaked it up... Please put it on your nightstand and share it with friends.” —Reading With Robin radio show

"Fiercely brave and unflinchingly honest, Alice Eve Cohen...has written an important memoir that takes the reader on an astonishing journey."—The Brooklyn Rail

"Cohen turns to the memory of her trailblazing feminist mother, who also battled cancer, for strength, wisdom, and closure. I love a fiercely honest memoir; I’d be glad to put this on my shelf next to Joan Didion and Ariel Gore."—Book Riot, 4 Small Press Books to Read this Spring

“For moms, The Year My Mother Came Back is must-read title for spring break."—Working Mother magazine

“10 Amazing Books Written by Female Authors… Here are some of my favorite books written by some fantastic female authors.”—Buzzfeed

“A memoir and love story about parenthood, loss and connection. With honesty and humor, Cohen describes a particularly challenging period of her life, when her late mother seems to reappear to help her find her way.”—The Jewish Week

“The Year My Mother Came Back is a perfect book. I want to tell every body, every mother, every daughter, to read it” —Abigail Thomas, bestselling author of A Three Dog Life
“A riveting journey." Julie Metz, bestselling author of Perfection
“[A] must-read memoir” —Parent & Child magazine
"Full of moments of wisdom, deep candor and humor... beautifully written." --Jewish Woman Magazine

WHAT I THOUGHT I KNEW: A MEMOIR


“Everything we love in a book -- profound, honest, hilarious, humane, surprising."
Anne Lamott, Salon.com BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR

AWARDS & PRESS: What I Thought I Knew, a memoir


AWARDS
* ELLE'S LETTRES GRAND PRIX: Best Non-Fiction Book of the Year
* 25 BEST BOOKS OF SUMMER—Oprah Magazine
* SALON.COM, Best Books of the Year
* Indie Next List Notables

REVIEWS, AWARDS AND MEDIA INCLUDE:

* Elle’s Lettres 2009 Grand Prix award for best non-fiction book of the year
* Oprah.com 25 BEST BOOKS OF SUMMER
* The New York Times feature article
* Interview with Harry Smith on CBS The Early Show
* Salon.com Best Books of the Year
* Elle Magazine review & Readers Choice prize for August
* Elle.com Top Ten Smartest, Sizzling Beach Reads
* People Magazine review
* Selected by Indie Booksellers for "Indie Notables"
* Interview on Radio New Zealand, Nine To Noon
* Interview in the New York Post
*Interview on Oprah.com
* Related Article in Huffington Post:
“Dr. George Tiller Saved My Life…and My Baby’s Life”
* Reader reviews on Amazon
* Interview on WNYC, The Leonard Lopate Show

Selected Works: Memoir; Solo Theater; Reviews and Articles; Teaching

Memoir
“A wry, magical memoir about the transcendent power of mother-daughter love.” —Elle "The Year My Mother Came Back is a perfect book." Abigail Thomas, bestselling author of A Three Dog Life
“Everything we love in a book -- profound, honest, hilarious, humane, surprising." Anne Lamott, Salon BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR" "Her darkly hilarious memoir, What I Thought I Knew (Viking), is an unexpected bundle of joy.” Oprah Magazine
Solo Theatre
“A sold-out hit at the All For One Theatre Festival...Cohen’s performance is a constant, joyous amazement.” —Michael Wolk, Exec. Director, AFO Theatre Festival “So vivid, so immediate, so complex, so full of compassion, so brutally honest… This is what theater can be. All in one body—speaking, moving, falling still—and an audience, echoing each change.”—Tompkins Weekly, Ithaca, NY
One building. A city in upheaval. A solo play about twelve lives colliding. "Gripping" New York Times “A little show, but with such a big, embracing heart.”
–The Guardian, London
“Spellbinding…Our audiences were enraptured.” DTW, Family Matters “The best play I ever saw in my whole life. It was so funny, I hit my head on the floor.” John, 3rd grade
TEACHING
“She is a remarkable teacher. She helped me to find my artistic voice, and her course had a major impact on my life and my career.” —James Scruggs, playwright, performance artist.
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