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From Illinois. Former New Yorker. Now in San Francisco. Front-End Developer and occasional book cover designer at Worldreader.


Average rating: 3.31 · 13 ratings · 4 reviews · 3 distinct works · Similar authors
Rootless: A Short Story
3.18 of 5 stars 3.18 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
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The Orientations
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
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Connected: Inside Round
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Mating in Captivity by Esther Perel
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"Joni is quite forthcoming in disclosing her sexual past... But when I ask her, 'What does sex mean to you? What are the feelings that accompany your desire? What do you seek in sex? What do you want to feel? To express? Where do you hold back?' she ...more
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Americanah
by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
read in December, 2014
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"Here, she felt, anything could happen, a ripe tomato could burst out of solid stone."

There is sub-par writing in Americanah—cliches, soap-boxing, sock-puppetry—but oh how Adichie gets so many difficult and important things so right: about race, priv
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Dhalgren by Samuel R. Delany
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The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas by Ursula K. Le Guin
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Dhalgren by Samuel R. Delany
Dhalgren
by Samuel R. Delany
read in November, 2014
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to reconstruct the autumnal city. The city is Bellona. The time is not too long after man has landed on the moon.

Structured like a simultaneously left- and right-facing Necker cube, Dhalgren is not your mom’s Great American Novel.
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The Comfort of Strangers by Ian McEwan
The Comfort of Strangers
by Ian McEwan
read in October, 2014
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"'I woke up and realized something.. If I'd realized it in the daytime I wouldn't have been so frightened by it.'"

Halfway through this book, I spoiled the ending for myself and then almost gave up on it. It was only because I realized that the "stran
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Pop Tarts and Other Stories by Lauren Beukes
Pop Tarts and Other Stories
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Joe Klein
“Cynicism is what passes for insight among the mediocre.”
Joe Klein, Primary Colors: A Novel of Politics

Mark Twain
“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.”
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Mark Twain
“The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.”
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Lorrie Moore
“Let's make our own way,' says the Mother, 'and not in this boat.”
Lorrie Moore, Birds of America

E.B. White
“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.”
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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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