Nina Revoyr

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Nina Revoyr was born in Japan to a Japanese mother and a white American father, and grew up in Tokyo, Wisconsin, and Los Angeles. She is the author of four novels. Her first book, The Necessary Hunger , was described by Time magazine as "the kind of irresistible read you start on the subway at 6 p.m. on the way home from work and keep plowing through until you've turned the last page at 3 a.m. in bed."

Her second novel, Southland, was a Los Angeles Times bestseller and "Best Book of 2003," a Book Sense 76 pick, an Edgar Award finalist, and the winner of the Ferro Grumley Award and the Lambda Literary Award. Publishers Weekly called it "Compelling... never lacking in vivid detail and authentic atmosphere, the novel cements Revoyr's reputatio
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Average rating: 3.77 · 3,906 ratings · 744 reviews · 12 distinct worksSimilar authors
Wingshooters

3.81 avg rating — 1,547 ratings — published 2011 — 4 editions
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Southland

3.94 avg rating — 885 ratings — published 2003 — 5 editions
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The Age of Dreaming

3.71 avg rating — 461 ratings — published 2008 — 6 editions
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Lost Canyon

3.37 avg rating — 535 ratings — published 2015 — 4 editions
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The Necessary Hunger

3.82 avg rating — 407 ratings — published 1997 — 7 editions
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A Student of History

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Literature for Life

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“She played the game the way that it was meant to be played⎼as if her life depended on it. And she seemed driven by some need, or struggle, or fundamental resolve, that preceded the basketball and made it possible..”
Nina Revoyr, The Necessary Hunger

“Live where you are, not only where you think you should be. Otherwise, you will end up living nowhere.” I”
Nina Revoyr, The Age of Dreaming

“the barrel of the bat and flew out into the field, I felt a sense of joy and freedom as powerful and true as anything I’ve ever experienced. If you have never felt the resistance and connection of a bat hitting a baseball; if you have not heard the crack of the bat split an autumn afternoon; if you have not watched that ball sail through the open air and settle into the fresh-cut grass, you have missed one of life’s purest feelings of achievement. Hitting a ball is like catching a piece of the sky and sending it back up to itself. It’s like creating your own crack of thunder. And stopping a ball—especially a grounder you have to reach for, or a line drive that should have flown past your glove—is like catching a bolt of lightning.”
Nina Revoyr, Wingshooters

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Which book should the YA LGBT Books Group read as our Book of the Month for July 2013?

Proxy Proxy (Proxy, #1) by Alex London by Alex London (dystopian)
 
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The Dead Will Rise First The Dead Will Rise First by Logan Kain by Logan Kain (violence, edgy background)
 
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Double Exposure Double Exposure by Sam Kadence by Sam Kadence (short story)
 
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