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Lacking Joy: Pandemic and Abandonment in Laura van den Berg’s Find Me

If Lewis Carroll’s Alice was plucked from Wonderland and deposited into a post-pandemic, near future America, then you would have the story of Joy Jones in… 338 more words

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What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves Us

The Short Version: Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, mokele-mbembe – these creatures (rumored or real) are nothing quite so strange or mysterious as the women who also inhabit these stories, in this first collection from an already-inimitable writer. 777 more words

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Books Read in May

“Find Me” a novel by Laura Van den Berg

First sentence: On our third month in the Hospital, the pilgrims begin to appear.

I loved both of Van den berg’s story collections and her first novel does not disappoint. 525 more words

The Art Of Reading

In Laura Van Den Berg's 'Find Me,' Forgetting Kills As It Saves

The reviews are divided on Laura Van Den Berg’s first novel, Find Me. While the masses on Goodreads were unimpressed, Salon triumphantly declared Van Den Berg the best young writer in America, and the literati offered high praise.  601 more words

Book Reviews

Find Me- Laura Van Den Berg

My unconscious mind is very powerful and it wants me to live.

Before I talk about the above book I have a confession to make. I gave up on a book.

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Little Moccasins

“Hope is a seductive thing,” he says. “Hope can make people lose all sense.”
— Laura van den Berg

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  “Winds shake the leaves and for a moment I smell smoke. I concentrate on the scent, but it vanishes into the aroma of rain and tree bark, the way one life can collapse into another and different people can stir within the same body, like bats thrashing inside a secret hollow.”
— Laura van den Berg

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