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Average rating: 4.5 · 32 ratings · 6 reviews · 4 distinct works · Similar authors
Cake Time

4.27 avg rating — 15 ratings
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Might Club

4.67 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2014
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Feelings Are Chemicals in T...

4.33 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2014
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The Loudest Voice (Volume 1)

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Brief reviews of books by contemporary authors I read this month — along with photos of what I ate while reading. The list is ordered by the level my enjoyment:

Riverine: A Memoir from Anywhere but Here by Angela Palm (Graywolf, 2016)

“I was well acquainted with the sensation of exterior isolation and interior energy, of the power in that juxtaposition.”
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A girl grows up in a poor rural Indi...

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Siel Ju and 56 other people liked Paul Bryant's review of Dietland:
Dietland by Sarai Walker
"Earlier this year a company called Protein World launched this advert in the London Underground




and over 50,000 women signed a petition calling for it to be banned for body shaming (and it was banned). The posters were defaced with many rude words...." Read more of this review »
Dietland by Sarai Walker
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Before I go all ranty and piss everyone off, I will say the first part of this book is really good.
Plum is overweight. That pretty much defines this girls life. She keeps telling herself that her "real life" will begin as soon as she has weight l..." Read more of this review »
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This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein
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“I denied climate change for longer than I care to admit…. I continued to behave as if there was nothing wrong with the shiny card in my wallet attesting to my ‘elite’ frequent flyer status.”
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There’s nothing quite like reading a well-researched and p
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Green Girl by Kate Zambreno
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“Sometimes she narrates her actions inside her head in third-person. Does that make her a writer or a woman?”
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I picked up Green Girl on a whim at the AWP Conference. This novel is about a listless, dissolute, and slightly self-destructive American gi
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Homesick for Another World by Ottessa Moshfegh
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“Curious girls get what they deserve.”
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If you haven’t read Ottessa Moshfegh’s stories yet, treat yourself to them now. No one writes self-loathing and disgust quite the curiously addictive way she does. One of the things I love about Ottessa’s writin
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Children of the New World by Alexander Weinstein
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“You can’t get rid of memories; you can only try to ignore them.”
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If you love Black Mirror, Children of the New World is like a literary equivalent. Each story tells the tale of a different dystopian future — many having to do with the intersection o
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Giovanni's Room by James     Baldwin
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“Women are like water. They are tempting like that, and they can be that treacherous, and they can seem to be that bottomless, you know? — and they can be that shallow. And that dirty.”
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Giovanni’s Room centers on two young guys that have a confusing
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Cake Time by Siel Ju
Cake Time
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“Carrie was a girl from my music appreciation class. She had beautiful, dark brown eyes, though it was hard to notice them; she hid behind a scrim of mousy hair and soft chub, which gave her the sodden air of someone who'd found a tenuous contentment on Paxil”
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“As we talked we shared the food gingerly, careful not to clash opinions or forks.”
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