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Amity Gaige

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Amity Gaige


Born
in Charlotte, North Carolina, The United States
December 26, 1972

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AMITY GAIGE is the author of three previous novels, O My Darling, The Folded World, and Schroder, which was short-listed for the Folio Prize in 2014. Published in eighteen countries, Schroder was named one of best books of 2013 by The New York Times Book Review,The Huffington Post, Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Kirkus Reviews, The Women's National Book Association, Cosmopolitan, Denver Post, The Buffalo News, The Millions, Amazon, Bookmarks, and Publisher's Weekly, among others. Gaige is the recipient of many awards for her previous novels, including Foreword Book of the Year Award for 2007; and in 2006, she was named one of the "5 Under 35" outstanding emerging writers by the National Book Foundation. She has a Fulbright and a ...more

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Sea Wife

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Schroder

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The Folded World

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O My Darling

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“Be happy. Decide to be happy. If you want to be happy, be happy! No one cares if you're happy or not, so why wait for permission? And did it really matter if you had been deeply unhappy in your past? Who but you remembered that?”
Amity Gaige, Schroder

“Suddenly, he wanted some credit for it. He wanted someone to thank him for not crapping on the institution of love. He wanted someone to thank him for not being yet another dilettante. He wanted someone to thank him for quitting poetry. He wanted some great poet to thank him for quitting poetry instead of desecrating it with his amateurishness. He wanted some unborn child to thank him for not conceiving her and not leaving her a hope chest full of mawkish villanelles. He wanted some sort of organization of martyrs to give him an award. He wanted to be decorated for not putting up a fuss. He wanted to be the president of forgettable people. He wanted there to be a competition for the least competitive person, and he wanted to win that competition. He wanted some sort of badge or outfit or medal or key or hat. He wanted to be asked to stand. He wanted to be considered. He wanted to be considered in earnest before being ignored. He wanted all the insane and beautiful and passionate people in the world to take one moment of silence in gratitude for the ones who had ceded them the stage-- he, the unread poet, the sacrifice, the schoolteacher-- he wanted one goddamned moment of appreciation.”
Amity Gaige, The Folded World

“Until I sailed, I never would have known that children could be so brave. Which is not to say they did not whine at sea, that they did not cry at the worst times, or need their crusts cut just so, but as it turned out, they had a deep capacity for witness. In a way that I could not, they became the sea, they became the swamp. Their experience was total, without footnote. That day in the swamp, I felt unaccountably happy for them, and for myself as a child, because I knew that I must have been that way once too. I remembered the loss of childhood too well. But I often forgot the long years it was mine.”
Amity Gaige, Sea Wife

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This month, we are reading from the New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2013 list. The 100-book-list has been narrowed down to the list below for voting.

Since these books are not from the same genres, I have included genre as well as a link to the New York Times reviews.

Voting will be from 2/2/14 to 2/15/14, or until all 9 votes are cast. The winner will be announced shortly thereafter.

Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
This book also received the 2013
Goodreads Choice Award for Historical Fiction.
This book is also on the New York Times shortlist:
10 best books of 2013
See Life After Life: New York Times Review
 
  6 votes, 75.0%

 
  1 vote, 12.5%

Doctor Sleep (The Shining #2) by Stephen King
Doctor Sleep by Stephen King
(Starring a now grown Danny from The Shinning)
This book also received the 2013
Goodreads Choice Award for Horror
See Doctor Sleep: New York Times Review
 
  1 vote, 12.5%

 
  0 votes, 0.0%

 
  0 votes, 0.0%

 
  0 votes, 0.0%

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