Children of God Go Bowling by Shannon Olson
A Novel

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About Shannon Olson

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Shannon Olson has taught creative writing at the University of Minnesota.
 
Published February 22, 2005 by Penguin Books. 308 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Despite flashes of sly and often brilliant humor, about three-quarters of the story is devoted to glum, introspective nitpicking and endless second-guessing from its depressed heroine and a chorus made up of her group therapy counselor, the group itself, a kindly shrink, and a few pals and boyfri...

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Chick lit? More like curmudgeon lit—and it couldn't be funnier in this wry, quirky sequel to Welcome to My Planet (Where English Is Sometimes Spoken) .

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Strong, ironic and characteristically cranky prose keeps the pages turning, and Shannon's commentary on being a round peg in a square world—guiltily Catholic in a world of cheery Lutherans, grumpy and single in a city clogged with strollers and Midwestern cheer—rings true.

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What I realized after a while is that 'quality' people was shorthand for 'he's just like us.' " Jaded by her relentless search for a soul mate, Olson wonders if her longtime buddy, Adam, might have been The One all along.

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