Alice Stephens

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Born in Korea, Alice Stephens was among the first generation of transracial, international adoptees. She has lived and traveled extensively abroad, and currently resides in the Washington, DC, area. She writes book reviews and a column for the Washington Independent Review of Books. Famous Adopted People is her debut novel.

Average rating: 3.44 · 70 ratings · 20 reviews · 1 distinct work
Famous Adopted People

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The Bowl Is Already Broken by Mary Kay Zuravleff
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At first, The Bowl Is Already Broken seems like a light-hearted, humorous romp through the esoteric world of museum curatorship, but as the reader becomes more embroiled in the perils and drama of Promise Whittaker’s eventful helming of the Museum of ...more
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50 After 50 by Maria Leonard Olsen
"A very different genre from my normal read; however, it was definitely inspirational. Makes me ready to clean out, declutter, make my list and stick to it."
Alice Stephens and 1 other person liked Nicole Cutts's review of 50 After 50:
50 After 50 by Maria Leonard Olsen
"As someone on the cusp of 50 this book is a true gift! While my story differs from the author I identify with much of it and feel inspired to make the second half of my life even better than the first! This book shows you that it's never too late..." Read more of this review »
50 After 50 by Maria Leonard Olsen
"Take time for yourself and Reframe Your Life

I took some much needed time for self care and snuggled up with 50 after 50. So many good reasons to look at your life, learn from your mistakes, and take charge of the next chapter of your life. Now th..." Read more of this review »
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Training School for Negro Girls by Camille Acker
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From the mansion-lined avenues of the Gold Coast to the rundown streets of Anacostia, from the 1980s of Marion Barry’s “Chocolate City” to today’s rapidly gentrifying neighborhoods of the nation’s capital, Camille Acker’s powerful, poignant debut col ...more
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All You Can Ever Know by Nicole Chung
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This is an appealing and accessible book for anyone who wants to learn more about the adoption experience from the adoptee's point of view.
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Carry Her Home by Caroline Bock
Carry Her Home: Stories
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This devastatingly beautiful collection of linked short stories explores the loving but fraught relationships of a family fractured by tragedy. The first story, “The Understanding,” at a mere 100 words, alerts the reader that this family is not your ...more
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A Light of Her Own by Carrie Callaghan
A Light of Her Own
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How did Judith Leyster become the first woman to be accepted into the Haarlem Artist’s guild? The Dutch Golden Age comes alive in this lush and detailed imagining of Judith Leyster’s early career as she struggles to establish her own studio while mai ...more
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The Incendiaries by R.O. Kwon
The Incendiaries
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