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The Curious Solitude of Anise

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-A "powerful life study." -Kirkus Reviews

-"Thea Swanson's debut novel startles, touches and delights!"
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-"An unusual and absorbing portrait of a lonely life. I thought the writing was exceptional and really enjoyed the story. I would definitely recommend this to friends."
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Anise wasn't always homeless. She was
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Paperback, 148 pages
Published February 26th 2013 by Dorsett, McClaughlin & Whitney (first published February 21st 2013)
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Beth
Apr 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
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I received this book for free from a Goodreads giveaway.


An unusual and absorbing portrait of a lonely life. I thought the writing was exceptional and really enjoyed the story. I would definitely recommend this to friends.
Dawn
Nov 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I read this on a flight to London. It was beautiful, and sad, and I felt every word.
Erika
Apr 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
A Very interesting story and insight into the mind of Anise and her journey and rise to reach her goals and then her eventual low of being homeless and alone. Reading this story, one can feel how alone she perceives herself, even when surrounded by society and those in her life that care.

Great story that brings the main character to life, really enjoyed it!

I was fortunate to receive a copy of this book through Goodreads First Reads and the author.
Jan Priddy
Mar 20, 2013 rated it liked it
This novella reveals a compelling character with fresh honesty and compassion. I wanted more from this book—more book, a full length story, and length is probably the only thing I could say against it.

It took me a long time to write this review because of the darn stars. I didn't want to give this book three, but I could not give more based on what I personally feel it could and should be.

Swanson's story needs more room, it deserves more room, it deserves attention and better readers than mysel
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Thea Swanson is an American author of literary fiction living near Seattle. Her stories have been published in numerous literary journals. She received an MFA in Writing from Pacific University and has taught creative writing, English, and film-and-literature courses to middle-schoolers, high-schoolers, and college-schoolers.