J.A. Clemens

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J.A. Clemens was born in Michigan and raised in Utah. He attended Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine and the University of Utah, where he graduated cum laude with degrees in History and Russian. Clemens was a book buyer at the University of Utah Campus Store for 10 years, and now manages the book department at the Salt Lake Community College Store.

[image error]The second book in Katherine Arden’s Winternight Trilogy came out in December, and it was the last book I read in 2017.  I finished it on December 31st, while on a morning flight home after spending a frigid night in O’Hare Airport.  A Winternight indeed!  I had a cold at the time, making me exactly the type of passenger I dread sitting next to on a plane.  Although I wasn’t please...

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Orlando and Geoffrey

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Orlando and Geoffrey (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Mar 29, 2010 04:35PM
Description: Orlando walks the earth once more with a new set of traveling companions in this fantasy adventure tale.
Then came Thor, beard aflame (Poetry)
1 chapters   —   updated Oct 06, 2009 09:31AM
Description: Venturing into new territory with this mythological poem.
Balance (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Jun 29, 2009 12:44PM
Description: This is the first chapter of an as-yet unpublished novel I wrote after college.
Orlando and Geoffrey (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Dec 09, 2008 11:37AM
Description: An excerpt from chapter two - Orlando describing Aiana.
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“One of the cheapest commodities in the world is unfulfilled genius. All of us want to be known as a unique individual, the one who broke out of the pack. So, you offer yourself up as a sacrifice and what you’re afraid of is losing and being thrown back into the pack. One question taunts you. Do you want to have, or do you want to be?”
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“Nothing that is worth doing can be achieved in our lifetime; therefore we must be saved by hope.

Nothing which is true or beautiful or good makes complete sense in any immediate context of history; therefore we must be saved by faith.

Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone; therefore we must be saved by love.

No virtuous act is quite as virtuous from the standpoint of our friend or foe as it is from our standpoint. Therefore we must be saved by the final form of love which is forgiveness.”
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Patrick Tracey Niebuhr was the best -- wrote the Serenity Prayer, I understand. I love the quote above. - PT


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