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Lois Metzger
Lois Metzger, author of A Trick of the Light, was born in Queens and has always written for young adults. She is the author of three previous novels and two nonfiction books about the Holocaust, and she has edited five anthologies. Her short stories have appeared in collections all over the world. Her writing has also appeared in The New Yorker, The Nation, and Harper's Bazaar. She lives in Greenwich Village with her husband and son.

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Entries by Lois Metzger

Ray Harryhausen: An Appreciation

(9) Comments | Posted May 2, 2014 | 8:25 AM

Photo credit: The Ray & Diana Harryhausen Foundation

Ray Harryhausen, the stop-motion animation genius who learned his craft from Willis O'Brien, the man who invented King Kong, died a year ago, on May 7, 2013, at the age of 92. Creating special...

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Anorexia: You Are Not the Person You Were (And the Holidays Only Make It Worse)

(0) Comments | Posted November 25, 2013 | 10:40 AM

"I don't understand," a parent might say of a child who has anorexia. "She used to be the nicest kid." Or, "He used to be so considerate. What happened?"

There are many physical changes when it comes to anorexia -- the symptoms of starvation, the lack of body warmth,...

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Lulu: The Cat The New Yorker Left Behind

(2) Comments | Posted October 2, 2013 | 1:07 PM

Years and years ago, I wrote a "Talk of the Town" story for The New Yorker about Carole Wilbourn, a cat therapist who started making house calls on troubled New York City cats decades before Cesar Millan whispered to dogs or Jackson Galaxy braved cats from hell.

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What I've Learned About Eating Disorders and Teenage Boys

(0) Comments | Posted September 6, 2013 | 6:02 PM

A recent and first-rate article in the Los Angeles Times does a lot to bring overdue attention to the growing incidence of eating disorders among boys and young men. Los Angeles boys, the piece points out, now have to put up with "pressures long placed on girls, as...

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7 Books That Will Inspire You to be a Better Writer

(2) Comments | Posted August 12, 2013 | 2:20 PM

"This book made me want to be a writer." Every writer has that one book, or maybe a bunch of books, that got him or her started on a life of story-telling. And then there are the books that help along the way, the ones that handle the fundamentals perfectly:...

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