Karen Joy Fowler

Karen Joy Fowler


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in Bloomington, Indiana, The United States
February 07, 1950

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I was born in Bloomington, Indiana. I was due on Valentine's Day but arrived a week early; my mother blamed this on a really exciting IU basketball game. My father was a psychologist at the University, but not that kind of psychologist. He studied animal behavior, and especially learning. He ran rats through mazes. My mother was a polio survivor, a schoolteacher, and a pioneer in the co-operative nursery school movement. Along with basketball, my family loved books. The day I got my first library card there was a special dinner to celebrate. And before I could read myself, I remember my father reading The Iliad to me, although really he was reading it to my older brother, I just got to be there. A shocking book! And I remember Mary Poppins ...more

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That’ll teach you all to try and disobey

Here’s a one-way ticket to your watery grave…


The Plank, Devil Makes Three


 


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“When I run the world, librarians will be exempt from tragedy. Even their smaller sorrows will last only for as long as you can take out a book.”
Karen Joy Fowler, We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves

“Arriving late was a way of saying that your own time was more valuable than the time of the person who waited for you.”
Karen Joy Fowler, The Jane Austen Book Club

“The happening and telling are very different things. This doesn’t mean that the story isn’t true,
only that I honestly don’t know anymore if I really remember it or only remember how to tell it. Language does this to our memories, simplifies, solidifies, codifies, mummifies. An off-told story is like a photograph in a family album. Eventually it replaces the moment it was meant to capture.”
Karen Joy Fowler, We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves

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January 2017 Fantasy -- The following poll decides which two books will go into the run off poll to decide January's BOTM in Fantasy.

 
  7 votes, 35.0%

 
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  2 votes, 10.0%

 
  1 vote, 5.0%

 
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