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Cheryl Strayed


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Cheryl Strayed is an American memoirist, novelist, essayist and podcast host. The author of four books, her award-winning writing has been published widely in anthologies and major magazines.
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The Mezzanine
Nicholson Baker - Jul 13, 2010 (first published in 1988)
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In his startling, witty, and inexhaustibly inventive first novel—first published in 1986 and now reissued as a Grove Press paperback—the author of Vox and The Fermata uses a one-story escalator ride as the occasion for a dazzling reappraisal of everyday objects and rituals. From the humble milk carton to the act of tying one’s shoes, The Mezzanine ...
Cheryl Strayed
Aug 24, 2020
@DanielTorday @nicholsonbaker8 I love that book!     source
An American Lyric
Claudia Rankine - Oct 07, 2014
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A provocative meditation on race, Claudia Rankine's long-awaited follow up to her groundbreaking book Don't Let Me Be Lonely: An American Lyric.Claudia Rankine's bold new book recounts mounting racial aggressions in ongoing encounters in twenty-first-century daily life and in the media. Some of these encounters are slights, seeming slips of the ton...
Cheryl Strayed
A really important book for us to be reading right now.     source
New and Selected Poems, Volume One
Mary Oliver - Apr 15, 2004 (first published in 1992)
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When New and Selected Poems, Volume One was originally published in 1992, Mary Oliver was awarded the National Book Award. In the fourteen years since its initial appearance it has become one of the best-selling volumes of poetry in the country. This collection features thirty poems published only in this volume as well as selections from the poet'...
Cheryl Strayed
I love so many poets; this author is one of my favorites.     source
Lives of Girls and Women
Alice Munro - Feb 13, 2001 (first published in 1971)
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The only novel from Alice Munro -- award-winning author of The Love of a Good Woman -- is an insightful, honest book, "autobiographical in form but not in fact," that chronicles a young girl's growing up in rural Ontario in the 1940s.Del Jordan lives out at the end of the Flats Road on her father's fox farm, where her most frequent companions are a...
Cheryl Strayed
My favorite book.     source
Johnny Got His Gun
A Novel
Dalton Trumbo - Mar 01, 1984 (first published in 1939)
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This was no ordinary war. This was a war to make the world safe for democracy. And if democracy was made safe, then nothing else mattered—not the millions of dead bodies, nor the thousands of ruined lives...This is no ordinary novel. This is a novel that never takes the easy way out: it is shocking, violent, terrifying, horrible, uncompromising, br...
Cheryl Strayed
I came upon this book when I was about 14. It was about a reality that was so far from my own. And yet when I was this teenager, I really could feel like the power of narrative, the power of inhabiting the life of another human.     source