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Rivka Galchen

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Rivka Galchen received her MD from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, having spent a year in South America working on public health issues. Galchen completed her MFA at Columbia University, where she was a Robert Bingham Fellow. Her essay on the Many Worlds Interpretation of quantum mechanics was published in The Believer, and she is the recipient of a 2006 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award. Galchen lives in New York City. She is the author of the novel Atmospheric Disturbances.

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  • Atmospheric Disturbances - Book Trailer

    Rivka Galchen's impressive debut novel begins: "Last December a woman entered my apartment who looked exactly like my wife." We dare you to not read further! Here's the international book trailer for "Atmospheric Disturbances."

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American Innovations

Rivka Galchen

A brilliant new collection of short stories from “the conspicuously talented” (Time) Rivka GalchenIn one of the intensely imaginative stories in Rivka’s...

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Atmospheric Disturbances

Rivka Galchen

When Dr. Leo Liebenstein’s wife disappears, she leaves behind a single, confounding clue: a woman who looks, talks, and behaves exactly like her—or almost exactly like her—and...

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