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Patricia O'Sullivan

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Patricia O'Sullivan is the author of three historical novels about the Sephardic Jewish experience in the New World: Hope of Israel, Legend of the Dead, and A Notable Occupation. In 2014, she published her first new adult novel, Awesome Justice. She lives in Mississippi with her family.

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Patricia O'Sullivan I love to learn, and writing prompts me to do research on all kinds of topics I never would have learned about otherwise.
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Hope of Israel

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I've read novels by this author set in Hungary, Paris, and Hong Kong. Each novel made me feel as if I was truly in those locations learning their local politics, sounds, smells, cuisine, and architecture. Sweet Bitter Cane is both a homecoming for th ...more
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"So glad that this book was recommended to me. It was wonderful. Awesome is Awesome. Beautiful story well written."
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"This is a great and touching story and beautifully written. So easily it problematize some of the issues confronting anyone who is outside the norm. But so easily too, it shows that there is no norm. We are all awash in a sea of diversity. In the..." Read more of this review »
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This was a tough read. The abusiveness of Charmaine's religious upbringing kept making me put the book down and not wanting to finish it. What got me through was when her mother, Pheobe, finally began to push back against her situation rather than me ...more
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Growing Up Godless, by Deborah Mitchell, is a series of essays, some of them quite short due to Mitchell’s signature directness, and others longer, rich with anecdotes and letters from readers of Mitchell’s blog: raisingkidswithoutreligion.net. Her a ...more
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“She knew that she must sit quietly and patiently and, like her beloved butterflies, eventually he would come to rest.”
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“She knew that she must sit quietly and patiently and, like her beloved butterflies, eventually he would come to rest.”
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