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Powell's Q&A | September 3, 2014

Emily St. John Mandel: IMG Powell’s Q&A: Emily St. John Mandel



Describe your latest book. My new novel is called Station Eleven. It's about a traveling Shakespearean theatre company in a post-apocalyptic North... Continue »
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    Station Eleven

    Emily St. John Mandel 9780385353304

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An American Childhood by Annie Dillard
An American Childhood

softball_megan08, December 19, 2007

This is a great piece of work by Dillard.
If you do not like books with out a specific plot, I would say that this book is not for you, but if you like books that analyze a part of life that is not thought of much, I would most deffinantly recommend this book.
Dillard writes about "becoming awake" which is essentially the period between the ignorance and carefree life a child leads to the responsibility and knowledge filled life of the older children and through out the rest of your life. Dillard tells stories of her own childhood and how they relate to this awakening period. She is amazing at describing this period and frightening and quick.
I really enjoyed the book and would deffinantly recommend it to my friends =)
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