Teresa Tumminello Brader

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Teresa Tumminello Brader

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Average rating: 4.54 · 46 ratings · 23 reviews · 8 distinct works · Similar authors
From the Porch Swing - Memo...
4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 2010 — 2 editions
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Coming Home: A 2010 Main St...
4.56 of 5 stars 4.56 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 2010
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6S, Volume 1
5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 2008
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You Don't Say: Stories in t...
4.5 of 5 stars 4.50 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2012
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The Body Electric
4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2013
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The Mom Egg 10
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Families: The Frontline of ...
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hoi polloi III: A Literary ...
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Southern Ladies and Suffragists by Miki Pfeffer
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Disclaimer: I know the author, but I hope that doesn't color your perception of my review, as this work is a valuable contribution to the history of women's suffragism and the striving for gender equality in the U.S. It is engagingly written and impe ...more
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Legs by William Kennedy
"“People like killers. And if one feels sympathy for the victims it’s by way of thanking them for letting themselves be killed.” –Eugene Ionesco. (The epigraph of “Legs”)

This is a fictionalized portrayal of the real gangster Jack “Legs” Diamond. Th..." Read more of this review »
I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes
"I went back and forth beween three stars and four while reading this novel. It certainly was an exciting read, perhaps made just a touch too complicated by the author. There were several little subplots that seemed cumbersome at times, but the mai..." Read more of this review »
The Moviegoer by Walker Percy
"I wasn't sure how much I would like this book when I started, but by the final page I loved it so much I'm going to have to put it on my re-read shelf. This book contains a lot in it's 240 pages: family love and responsibility, class systems in th..." Read more of this review »
Um Conto de Natal by Charles Dickens
" "... the person I am now will no longer exist and will consist of added experiences and newer feelings ..."

Beautiful writing, Renato.
Um Conto de Natal by Charles Dickens
"One should never judge a book by its cover, but this edition surely deserves an award for ugliest and laziest book cover ever made (should we start a contest?), which is a shame since a theme like Christmas is quite easy to illustrate and has a lo..." Read more of this review »
The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper
" I wonder if that really isn't that far off the mark ... not that I'm going to reread it to find out. "
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Canada by Richard Ford
" James wrote: "Interesting. I guess because you don't have to stay on a particular tightrope for such a long time."

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Teresa is on page 81 of 256 of Southern Ladies and Suffragists: (from an endnote) The weather did not keep two female baseball teams-the Cincinnati Combination and the New Orleans Bachs-from parading the streets in full uniform, creating "the impression that base ball, played by shapely, active girls, must be attractive." Their game at Sportsman's Park was cancelled, but a large crowd went out to the parade on Christmas day anyway. (quote from Picayune, December 26, 1884.
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Jayne Anne Phillips
“Literature can teach us how to live before we live, and how to die before we die. I believe that writing is practice for death, and for every (other) transformation human beings encounter.”
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Jhumpa Lahiri
“They were things for which it was impossible to prepare but which one spent a lifetime looking back at, trying to accept, interpret, comprehend. Things that should never have happened, that seemed out of place and wrong, these were what prevailed, what endured, in the end.”
Jhumpa Lahiri, The Namesake

Charles Dickens
“I had considered how the things that never happen, are often as much realities to us, in their effects, as those that are accomplished.”
Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

Oscar Wilde
“I was working on the proof of one of my poems all the morning, and took out a comma. In the afternoon I put it back again.”
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Stephen Crane
In the Desert

In the desert
I saw a creature, naked, bestial,
Who, squatting upon the ground,
Held his heart in his hands,
And ate of it.
I said, “Is it good, friend?”
“It is bitter—bitter,” he answered;

“But I like it
“Because it is bitter,
“And because it is my heart.”
Stephen Crane, The Black Riders and Other Lines

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message 11: by Teresa

Teresa I've read the two runners-up for the 10th Annual Story Prize: Andrea Barrett's Archangel (thanks, Rebecca) and Rebecca Lee's Bobcat and Other Stories (thanks, Cynthia); so now it's time to read the winner: George Saunders' Tenth of December.

message 10: by Elham

Elham you're welcome!

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Elham Hi, Teresa! i recommended " A Thousand Splendid Suns" to you. i forgot to write a message. i hope you'll like it!

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Elham Thank you for accepting my friend request. Nice to meet you!

Cheryl Would that all readers were so struck by an author...thanks for liking my review of The Rings Of Saturn.

Cheryl Thanks for the add: now I have permission (I've actually already started) to brouse your shelves and harbor your opinions!

Cheryl thank you for the friend request Teresa - I have been enjoying reading your reviews and comments

Kalliope Thank you Teresa for accepting my Friends request. I look forward to seeing your comments and reviews.

message 3: by Kris

Kris Thank you so much for the friend request, Teresa. I've been following your reviews for a while -- it's good to make it official!

message 2: by Mia

Mia Hi Teresa,

Thanks for being a friend.


message 1: by Tara

Tara Teresa: Thanks SO much for coming to my reading! It was wonderful to meet you, and I really appreciate your support. How much fun this goodreads thing is, no? Keep in touch.

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