Among Other Things, I've Taken Up Smoking by Aoibheann Sweeney

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Critically acclaimed by reviewers across the country, Aoibheann Sweeney?s beautifully written debut novel is a story of the profound human need for intimacy. For Miranda, the adolescence spent in her fog-shrouded Maine home has been stark and isolated? alone with her troubled father, a man consumed with his work translating Ovid?s Metamorphoses, her mother mysteriously gone from their lives. Now, having graduated from high school, Miranda?s father arranges for her to stay with old friends in Manhattan, and she embarks on a journey that will open up her father?s past?and her own world?in ways she cannot begin to imagine.
 

About Aoibheann Sweeney

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Aoibheann Sweeney (pronounced /EVEN/ ) was a Henry Hoyns Fellow at the University of Virginia. She has written book reviews for The New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post Book World, and the Village Voice Literary Supplement. She is currently director of the Center for the Humanities at The Graduate Center, City University of New York.
 
Published July 19, 2007 by Penguin Books. 276 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Religion & Spirituality, Self Help, Parenting & Relationships. Fiction

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S weeney's debut novel centers around Miranda Donnal, who grows up on Maine's lonely Crab Island, where her father decides to hunker down and work on his

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The New York Times

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In this novel, a young woman journeys in search of her parents.

Jul 29 2007 | Read Full Review of Among Other Things, I've Take...

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While living at the institute and learning about her father's mysterious past, Miranda downs coffee, explores her sexuality, flees a wedding and finally owns her choices.The sparse dialogue, nearly absent inner monologue and detailed natural and nautical descriptions reflect Miranda's lack of soc...

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