Grumbach, Doris (1918 - )

Genre: General Fiction, Non-Fiction

Doris Grumbach was born and raised in NYC. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Washington Square College of New York University, majoring in Philosophy (B.A. 1939) and received her M.A. in medieval literature from Cornell University (1940). She served in the WAVES during WWII (1943-45), raised a family, then began a teaching career at Albany Academy for Girls (1957-60), College of Saint Rose (1960-1971) and American University (1975). She worked as literary editor for The New Republic, wrote a nonfiction column for New York Times Book Review as well as writing for other magazines.

Selected Bibliography

  • The Company She Kept (1967)
  • Coming into the End Zone (1991)
  • Extra Innings: A Memoir (1993)
  • The Ladies (1993)
  • The Magician's Girl (1993)
  • The Missing Person (1993)
  • Fifty Days of Solitude (1994)
  • The book of Knowledge: A Novel (1995)
  • Life in a Day (1996)
  • The Presence of Absence: On Prayers and an Epiphany (1998)
  • The Pleasure of Their Company (2000)