Lorraine Devon Wilke

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AN ACCOMPLISHED WRITER in several genres of the medium, Lorraine Devon Wilke, a Chicago native and one of eleven children, has built a library of expertly crafted work with a signature style that exudes intelligence and humor. Whether screenplay or stage play, article or editorial; short story or novel, her work captures the edge and emotion of real life, incorporating original plots, jump-off-the-page dialogue, and though-provoking themes.

In 2010 she launched her “arts & politics” blog, Rock+Paper+Music, and from 2011 to 2018 she was a popular contributor at HuffPost and other news and media sites. Known for her “sass and sensibility,” her work has been reprinted and excerpted in academic tomes, non-fiction books, and literary journals
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I look at my skin and it offers no opinion.


It has no wisdom or insight that allows me arrogance; it’s not notable in any exclusionary way; it’s not even remarkable in its whiteness: beige in warmer months, too pale to be interesting the rest of the time.


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It’s just… skin. It makes me white. It does not make me superior.


I didn’t choose this skin. There was no either/or option, no “so...

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Average rating: 3.96 · 108 ratings · 38 reviews · 4 distinct worksSimilar authors
After the Sucker Punch

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Hysterical Love

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She Tumbled Down

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All Those Things We Never Said by Marc Levy
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This was a strange read, a book I almost put down several chapters in, something I rarely do. But once the story got out of the Lifetime Movie cadence of the early chapters, getting us into the protagonist's, Julia's, earlier life
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The World as I See It by Albert Einstein
“Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than one with all the facts.”
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A Thousand Eyes by Junior Burke
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In a fascinating hybrid one might call a “paranormal environmental thriller,” A Thousand Eyes wraps the tropes of a nail-biting “Dear God, what’s that behind the fog?!” horror story with a clear and sharp statement about ecological responsibility and ...more
Hysterical Love by Lorraine Devon Wilke
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In Hysterical Love Lorraine Devon Wilke is returning to a theme she previously explored in After the Sucker Punch. Here we have the adult child reaching a cri..." Read more of this review »
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Wicked River by Jenny Milchman
Wicked River
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HOLY HELL! Reading this book was like climbing into a roller coaster at the top of a precipice and being flung fast and deep into dark, unknown territory with no idea where you’re headed, how many hairpin turns, gut-churning dips, or dizzying heights ...more
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Smash all the Windows by Jane    Davis
Smash all the Windows
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This is a stunning book, written by an author so skilled at both the big and little, the near and far, the personal and the collective, that you’ll walk away from the conclusion feeling as if you’ve truly been on a journey, an emotional, visceral, gu ...more
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The Call by Laurie Boris
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I’m not sure I’ve ever read a novel in which the main protagonist is a young female umpire. That, right there, puts The Call in a singular category!

And I don’t say that blithely. As an avid reader of fiction, I find that far too many books cover the
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Green-Light Your Book by Brooke Warner
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Having been a self-published author for many years, putting out two well-received books that followed as many of the ‘best practices’ as I was aware of at the times I launched each book, I was surprised, frankly, by how much new perspective I gained ...more
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Kurt Vonnegut
“I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward.”
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Barbara Kingsolver
“Close the door. Write with no one looking over your shoulder. Don't try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. It's the one and only thing you have to offer.”
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Albert Einstein
“Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than one with all the facts.”
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