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Lionel Shriver

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Lionel Shriver's novels include the New York Times bestseller The Post-Birthday World and the international bestseller We Need to Talk About Kevin, which won the 2005 Orange Prize and has now sold over a million copies worldwide. Earlier books include Double Fault, A Perfectly Good Family, and Checker and the Derailleurs. Her novels have been translated into twenty-five languages. Her journalism has appeared in the Guardian, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and many other publications. She lives in London and Brooklyn, New York.

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Average rating: 3.88 · 87,303 ratings · 12,555 reviews · 23 distinct works · Similar authors
We Need to Talk About Kevin
4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 65,312 ratings — published 2003 — 77 editions
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The Post-Birthday World
3.48 of 5 stars 3.48 avg rating — 8,496 ratings — published 2007 — 42 editions
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Big Brother
3.37 of 5 stars 3.37 avg rating — 5,725 ratings — published 2013 — 20 editions
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So Much for That
3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 4,419 ratings — published 2010 — 34 editions
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Double Fault
3.11 of 5 stars 3.11 avg rating — 1,193 ratings — published 1997 — 25 editions
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A Perfectly Good Family
3.22 of 5 stars 3.22 avg rating — 1,001 ratings — published 2007 — 19 editions
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The New Republic
2.92 of 5 stars 2.92 avg rating — 823 ratings — published 2012 — 24 editions
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Game Control
3.27 of 5 stars 3.27 avg rating — 412 ratings — published 1994 — 22 editions
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The Female of the Species
3.43 of 5 stars 3.43 avg rating — 268 ratings — published 1987 — 15 editions
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Checker and the Derailleurs
3.57 of 5 stars 3.57 avg rating — 167 ratings — published 1989 — 14 editions
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“A lot of people get so hung up on what they can't have that they don't think for a second about whether they really want it.”
Lionel Shriver, Checker and the Derailleurs

“...You can only subject people to anguish who have a conscience. You can only punish people who have hopes to frustrate or attachments to sever; who worry what you think of them. You can really only punish people who are already a little bit good.”
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“I thought at the time that I couldn't be horrified anymore, or wounded. I suppose that's a common conceit, that you've already been so damaged that damage itself, in its totality, makes you safe.”
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