Dawn Raffel is the author of five books, most recently The Strange Case of Dr. Couney, which was chosen by NPR as one of the great reads of 2018. Her other books include two critically acclaimed short story collections (In the Year of Long Division; Further Adventures in the Restless Universe), a novel (Carrying the Body), and a bestselling memoir (The Secret Life of Objects). She has published in a wide range of literary and mass circulation publications, including O, The Oprah Magazine, Conjunctions, BOMB, Open City, NOON, New Philosopher, the Mississippi Review, and many others. Anthologies include The Anchor Book of New American Short Stories and The Best American Small Fictions, as well as citations in Best American Short Stories and The Pushcart Prize Anthology. A longtime editor, she now works independently for publishers, agents, and private clients.
The Secret Life of Objects
Our objects tells the story of the people we've loved, the places we've been, and the lives we've lived. The Secret Life of Objects is an illustrated memoir in vignettes. The San Francisco Chronicle called it "a lean, brilliant, playful memoir," and the Chicago Tribune said, "Her gift for capturing the nugget of a relationship in a single backward glance works beautifully in this illustrated memoir." The book was a Wall Street Journal bestseller.