Emma Cline


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Sonoma, California, The United States
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Emma Cline is an American writer and novelist, originally from California. She published her first novel, "The Girls", in 2016, to positive reviews. The book was shortlisted for the John Leonard Award from the National Book Critics Circle and the Center for Fiction's First Novel Prize.
Her stories have been published in The New Yorker, Tin House, Granta and The Paris Review.
In 2017 Cline was named one of Granta's Best Young American Novelists.
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Average rating: 3.48 · 175,960 ratings · 17,906 reviews · 19 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Girls

3.48 avg rating — 171,213 ratings — published 2016 — 95 editions
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Daddy

3.41 avg rating — 3,443 ratings — published 2020 — 21 editions
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Rewards

2.94 avg rating — 369 ratings — published 2021 — 2 editions
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Northeast Regional

3.54 avg rating — 85 ratings — published 2017
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Son of Friedman

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What Can You Do With a Gene...

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Arcadia

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“That was part of being a girl--you were resigned to whatever feedback you'd get. If you got mad, you were crazy, and if you didn't react, you were a bitch. The only thing you could do was smile from the corner they'd backed you into. Implicate yourself in the joke even if the joke was always on you.”
Emma Cline, The Girls

“I waited to be told what was good about me. [...] All that time I had spent readying myself, the articles that taught me life was really just a waiting room until someone noticed you- the boys had spent that time becoming themselves.”
Emma Cline, The Girls

“That was our mistake, I think. One of many mistakes. To believe that boys were acting with a logic that we could someday understand. To believe that their actions had any meaning beyond thoughtless impulse. We were like conspiracy theorists, seeing portent and intention in every detail, wishing desperately that we mattered enough to be the object of planning and speculation. But they were just boys. Silly and young and straightforward; they weren't hiding anything.”
Emma Cline, The Girls

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Jane and I were discussing The Morning News Tournament of Books during one of the weekly chats and we decided to pick one of the books from their list for our March read. I'm choosing a selection of books from the long list. (You can check out details on this yearly tournament here: http://www.themorningnews.org/article...). This poll will be open for one week. Last day to vote...Saturday, February 11.

 
  3 votes, 37.5%

My Name Is Lucy Barton My Name Is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout Elizabeth Strout
 
  2 votes, 25.0%

The Fireman The Fireman by Joe Hill Joe Hill
 
  2 votes, 25.0%

Commonwealth Commonwealth by Ann Patchett Ann Patchett
 
  1 vote, 12.5%

All the Birds in the Sky All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders Charlie Jane Anders
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

The Queen of the Night The Queen of the Night by Alexander Chee Alexander Chee
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

The Girls The Girls by Emma Cline Emma Cline
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

The Wonder The Wonder by Emma Donoghue Emma Donoghue
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

Margaret the First Margaret the First by Danielle Dutton Danielle Dutton
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

The High Mountains of Portugal The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel Yann Martel
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

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