Kim Chernin is a guest instructor at the San Francisco Psychoanalytic Institute, where she teaches a course in psychoanalytic models with Elizabeth Lloyd Mayer. She is the author of two books about eros and memory, Crossing the Border  and Sex and other Sacred Games  (with Renee Stendhal); a trilogy of books on hunger, The Obsession, The Hungry Self,   and Reinventing Eve;  a novel, The Flame Bearers;  a memoir, In My Mother's House;  a collection of poetry, The Hunger Song;  a book about psychoanalysis, A Different Kind of Listening;  and a spiritual memoir, In My Father's Garden.  She has studed music on her own since the age of seven, when she first began to play the piano.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Girl Who Went and Saw and Came Back?
a fabulous read! Oct 8, 2002
Kim Chernin's latest effort, THE GIRL WHO WENT AND SAW AND CAME BACK is an incredible book, quite different from any other novel I've read. Mignon is a troubled and mysterious figure, who appears and disappears from Charlie, the protagonist's life, over the course of a lifetime. It's a quite provocative premise and Chernin does an excellent job of creating an element of suspense and addressing difficult issues. I heartily recommend this book to anyone who wants to read intelligent fiction.
Minon, a character to remember Mar 6, 2002
Chernin has such a wonderful and lurid character in Minon, a young, yet old-souled little girl. I loved how she wove her characters lives together in a natural and transfixing way. THe book is a treasure. Look for other EdgeWork publications on this site, they are a growing body of amazing work.