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Abcarian, Robin. “Anna and the Boys of the N.Y. Times.Los Angeles Times (30 October 1994): E1.

Abcarian discusses Quindlen's departure from the New York Times.

Kurtz, Howard. “Quindlen Quits N.Y. Times.Washington Post (10 September 1994): C1.

Kurtz discusses Quindlen's departure from the New York Times.

Lannon, Linnea. “Predictable Blessings Will Entertain Anyway.” Detroit Free Press (29 September 2002): 4E.

Lannon evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of Blessings.

Meadows, Susannah. “Leading a Double Life.” Newsweek (30 September 2002): 65.

Meadows praises Quindlen's narrative in Blessings.

Messud, Claire. “Universal Sadnesses.” Times Literary Supplement, no. 4800 (31 March 1995): 20.

Messud argues that Quindlen “prefers emotional accuracy to literary elegance” and concludes that One True Thing is a strong novel.

Quindlen, Anna, and Rose A. Adkins. “Reporting the Details of Life.” Writer's Digest 73, no. 3 (March 1993): 35-7.

Quindlen discusses the thematic focus of her works, her writing career, and her personal life.

Stepp, Carl Sessions. “A Couple of Winning Novels by Journalists.” American Journalism Review 16, no. 10 (December 1994): 49.

Stepp praises Quindlen's prose style in One True Thing and wonders whether the author uses the main character to voice her own attitude toward journalism.

Wolitzer, Hilma. “The Hired Man.” New York Times Book Review (22 September 2002): 15.

Wolitzer offers a positive assessment of Blessings.

Additional coverage of Quindlen's life and career is contained in the following sources published by the Gale Group: Authors and Artists for Young Adults, Vol. 35; Contemporary Authors, Vol. 138; Contemporary Authors New Revision Series, Vol. 73, 126; Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 292; DISCovering Authors 3.0; Literature Resource Center; and Major 20th-Century Writers, Ed. 2.

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