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Sara Levine

Sara Levine

Sara Levine teaches at the Art Institute of Chicago. Her stories have appeared in The Iowa Review, Nerve, Conjunctions, Necessary Fiction, Sonora Review, and other magazines. Treasure Island!!! Is her first novel.

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“If you can think of Sara Levine’s very funny and winning fictional debut as one of those quickie Hollywood elevator pitches, maybe as Robert Louis Stevenson (obvious) meets Holden...

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  • To say some feminist protagonists are undaunted by topics like violence and bodily fluids would be an understatement: often, women writers react to entrenched sexism and misogyny by relishing the realms of life supposedly forbidden to them. Reading their stories might make you...
    — Jan 28 2014
  • “My memory of men is never lit up and illuminated like my memory of women.” —Marguerite Duras, The Lover In my high school yearbook there is a note from a girl who wrote, “I like you even though you are very mean.” I do not remember the girl who wrote this note.
    — Jan 3 2014
  • So, the main character of this book reads Treasure Island, becomes obsessed with it, and redesigns her life to live more like the book. It’s basically the best book about a meltdown ever.
    — Dec 18 2013
  • Welcome to our September episode of Late Night Debut. This month we feature Sara Levine’s debut novel, Treasure Island!!!   “Levine is a wonderful storyteller with a vibrant voice,” writes Rebecca Barry for The New York Times.  “ Treasure Island!!! is a...
    — Sep 26 2013
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    — May 24 2012
  • There are as many Jewish humors as there are funny Jews, which is to say that there are 12 — and half of them haven’t been good in years. Many essentialist definitions of Jewish humor, such as the comedy of outsiders, or the comedy of the oppressed and dispossessed,...
    — Mar 13 2012
  • If you can think of Sara Levine’s very funny and winning fictional debut as one of those quickie Hollywood elevator pitches, maybe as Robert Louis Stevenson (obvious) meets Holden Caulfield meets Ayn Rand, you’ll have some idea of the tenor of this wackily original...
    — Feb 14 2012
  • Publishing Slow writer Sara Levine reimagines Treasure Island john barber From Tuesday's Globe and Mail Published Monday, Jan. 23, 2012 3:49PM EST First there was fast food, then came slow food, followed quickly (!) by every imaginable iteration...
    — Jan 23 2012
  • Season 05 Episode 01 Air date: 1/23/2011, 2PM CST On this Lit Show, fiction writer and essayist Sara Levine will discuss her debut novel, Treasure Island!!!, a full-throated, subversive, and very funny homage to Robert Louis Steveson’s classic. Levine, who...
    — Jan 23 2012
  • Monday January 23, 2012 Sara Levine Boldness, resolution, independence and horn blowing. On today's program, we talk to author Sara Levine. Her new book is “Treasure Island!!!” (Europa Editions). In the novel, the main character becomes obsessed with Robert Louis...
    — Jan 23 2012
  • Treasure Island!!! By Sara Levine (Europa / Tonga; 172 pages; $15) Susanna Sonnenberg, Special to The Chronicle San Francisco Chronicle January 22, 2012 04:00 AM Copyright San Francisco Chronicle. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast,...
    — Jan 22 2012
  • Tuesday, January 17, 2012 Lit & Lectures Fiction Week: Treasure Island!!! Posted by Jerome Ludwig on Tue, Jan 17,...
    — Jan 17 2012
  • Sara Levine on 'Treasure Island!!!' Posted Jan 16, 2012 at 03:31 PM By Jennifer Swann The unnamed 25-year–old narrator of Sara Levine’s debut novel Treasure Island!!! isn’t your typical literary protagonist. A college graduate...
    — Jan 17 2012
  • 10th Jan 2012 on Sara Levine’s thing for Robert Louis Stevenson. ALISON POWELL Sara Levine Treasure Island!!! Europa Editions, December 2011. 172 pp. There are times in life when one’s hand moves, with...
    — Jan 10 2012
  • By REBECCA BARRY I’m partial, I confess, to a book with exclamation points in its title. It’s the excitement, the urgency, the exuberance they bring to a page. Imagine if other people had used them: “War and Peace!!!” “The Breast!!!” You’d expect a...
    — Jan 6 2012
  • Sara Levine: The TNB Self-Interview by Sara Levine CHICAGO, IL 05 January 2012 Could you describe your novel? No, thank you. I’m done making that mistake.  ...
    — Jan 5 2012
  • REVIEW: Treasure Island!!! by Sara Levine Treasure Island!!! by Sara Levine. Published 2011 by Europa Editions. Okay, so I miscounted and late last year found that I still needed one more book to complete Amante Level in the Europa Challenge. I'm...
    — Jan 3 2012
  • All kinds of treatment programs are available for all kinds of addictions -- alcohol, sex, shopping and drugs each have their own support groups and multiple-step programs. What tempts the young protagonist of "Treasure Island!!!" is not a spending spree at Target or a...
    — Jan 1 2012
  • Treasure Island by Sara Levine The author talks about her debut comic novel. By Jonathan Messinger Treasure Island!!! by Sara Levine It’s a cliché that any truly great book should shake its reader, change his or her life in some...
    — Dec 28 2011
  •   Desiderata: 2011, Our Favorite Debuts By  Thstaff   | December 27th, 2011 – 11:00 am Concluding our weeklong look in the mirror, we bring you the titles that gave us the most pleasure in 2011.   Emma Komlos-Hrobsky (Editorial...
    — Dec 27 2011

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