Praise for The Girl Who Was Saturday Night“A marvelously intriguing novel of a family in dissolution, each member of which is richly and memorably characterized. . . . The book is beautifully written, particularly rich in simile and metaphor . . . Compulsively readable, The Girl Who Was Saturday Night is a delight for any night.” —Michael Cart, Booklist (starred review)“What really shines here is O’Neill’s writing. The author stuns with the vivid descriptions and metaphors that are studded throughout the book . . . O'Neill’s writing grows ever more distinct and direct.” —Kirkus“In her indelible portrait of troubled but lovable twin picaros Nouschka and Nicolas Tremblay, Heather O’Neill beautifully depicts what it’s like to burn a little brighter than everyone else. A book for those of us who feel too much, The Girl Who Was Saturday Night perfectly captures the sad, strange moment when you realize you’re no longer young.” —Marjorie Celona, author of YPraise for Lullabies for Little Criminals“[Lullabies for Little Criminals] is a beautiful book, all the more remarkable because its harrowing tale is (virtuosically) told without a trace of self-pity of bathos. There are phrases in here that will make you laugh out loud, and others that will stop your heart. A definite triumph.” —David Rakoff, author of Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish“A deeply moving and troubling novel.” —Julie Wheelwright, The Independent (London)“A nuanced, endearing coming-of-age novel you won’t want to miss.” —Heather Birrell, Quill & Quire (Canada)
Book Keeping with Heather O’Neill | Book Keeping
You never know what physical thing is actually going to greet you when you order books. One day a tiger cub will crawl out of my Amazon box.
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Books Like Genie Bottles | Book Keeping
Deep in the quiet stacks were books that hadn’t been read in decades. The books would be so surprised when I took them off the shelf. I would open them up and hear the spine crack like it was clearing its throat and then it would cough out a little puff of dust. They were sort of like finding genie bottles and when you wiped off the dust, a genie would emerge, ready to grant you all sorts of imaginary things.
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