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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
0.0 of 5 stars 0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
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My Education by Susan Choi
My Education
by Susan Choi
read in January, 2015
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Even better the second time around: it's rare to come across a work of American fiction that is this well put together. It isn't perfect. There is dialogue that no human being would ever say. Choi's sharp yet cartoonish portrayal of the Hallett-Brode ...more
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The Boxcar Children (The Boxcar Children Series #1 by Gertrude Chandler Warner
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A nice nostalgia read courtesy of Worldreader Mobile and Open Road Media. I was so glad to find that the ebook has the gorgeous illustrations by L. Kate Deal, which make living in a boxcar and eating stew made of castoff runt vegetables just seem eve ...more
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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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“Cynicism is what passes for insight among the mediocre.”
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“The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.”
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“Let's make our own way,' says the Mother, 'and not in this boat.”
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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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