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From Illinois. Former New Yorker. Now in San Francisco. Developer of library and book metadata systems at Worldreader.

Average rating: 3.31 · 13 ratings · 4 reviews · 3 distinct works · Similar authors
Rootless: A Short Story

3.18 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
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The Orientations

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Connected

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The Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt
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Wish I had time to actually write a review of this... but thought friends who've read this would be interested to know that Haidt has been blogging throughout the ongoing election.

Here's a post about Trump and authoritarianism: http://righteousmind.c
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Pig Tales by Marie Darrieussecq
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Girl meets boy. Girl starts gaining weight. Girl gets work in the oldest profession in the world, is upbeat about it.

Girl grows extra breast... or two or three or four...

And a curly tail.

Darrieussecq can't be accused of holding back in her first nove
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Pedro Páramo by Juan Rulfo
Pedro Páramo
by Juan Rulfo
read in February, 2016
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The Best Short Stories of J.G. Ballard by J.G. Ballard
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The world has died and died and died again. Sometimes from the inside-out: in these short stories, civilizations let their rules slip away from them, eliminating temporal measurement or living space or the Earth's oceans in pursuit of forgotten goals ...more
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Better Living Through Criticism by A.O. Scott
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I am predisposed to like any book that references Teju Cole's Open City, Philip Larkin, All About Eve, and the snark vs. smarm debate with intelligence and insight, but the delight of this book is that Scott takes both his voice and argument to place ...more
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Troubling Love by Elena Ferrante
Troubling Love
by Elena Ferrante
read in February, 2016
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I have this theory that no Italian book or story can be fully appreciated without first parsing out the influence of Dante.

Elena Ferrante's first novel (original title: L’Amore Molesto - Elaine, does this mean what I think it means?) brims with Dante
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The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
The Red Tent
by Anita Diamant (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2016
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"Some other unhappiness awaits you, though... Something I cannot fathom."

This is Rebecca to her granddaughter Dinah, the narrator. I just realized I like this quote so much because Diamant uses "fathom" to mean not "understand" as a modern-day speake
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The Sellout by Paul Beatty
The Sellout
by Paul Beatty
read in December, 2015
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This is the grape soda chaser that you didn't know you wanted to the perfect glass of scotch that Ta-Nehisi Coates just served you, perhaps illustrated most succinctly by how Beatty calls out Coates himself late in this truly weird novel:

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“Cynicism is what passes for insight among the mediocre.”
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“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform (or pause and reflect).”
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“If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.”
E.B. White

“Literary truth is not the truth of the biographer or the reporter, it’s not a police report or a sentence handed down by a court. It’s not even the plausibility of a well-constructed narrative. Literary truth is entirely a matter of wording and is directly proportional to the energy that one is able to ­impress on the sentence. And when it works, there is no stereotype or cliché of popular literature that resists it. It reanimates, revives, subjects ­everything to its needs.”
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Stephanie Sun Miriam wrote: "Thanks for the friend request and the book recommendation! I'm actually familiar with Okofor -- so far I've liked her short stories but not her novels."

TGWTMH is about 40 pages or less, so closer to one of her short stories probably.

If you read it, you'll have to let me know where it falls on the spectrum of the books of hers you've read.


Miriam Thanks for the friend request and the book recommendation! I'm actually familiar with Okofor -- so far I've liked her short stories but not her novels.


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