Everyday People by Stewart O'Nan

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Stewart O'Nan's critically acclaimed novel Everyday People brings together the stories of the people of an African-American Pittsburgh neighborhood during one fateful week in the early fall of 1998. Vibrant, poignant, and brilliantly rendered, Everyday People is a lush, dramatic portrait that vividly captures the experience of the day-to-day struggle that is life in urban America. "A unique and tantalizing novel that celebrates the lives of everyday people in an extraordinary way." -- Mike Maiello, San Francisco Chronicle "An important book ... Beautiful, heartbreaking, haunting." -- Manuel Luis Martinez, Chicago Tribune
 

About Stewart O'Nan

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STEWART O'NAN is the author of twelve previous novels, including Songs for the Missing, A Prayer for the Dying, and Snow Angels. In Faithful, he and Stephen King chronicled the 2004 Boston Red Sox. He was born, raised, and lives in Pittsburgh with his family.
 
Published December 1, 2007 by Grove Press. 308 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Audio Reviews reflect PW's assessment of the audio adaptation of a book and should be quoted only in reference to the audio version.FICTIONEVERYDAY PEOPLEStewart O'Nan, read by Giancarlo Esposito.

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Still, O'Nan gets the voices just right, especially the homeboy argot and casual obscenities, and flashes of fine writing redeem this admirable but disappointing effort by an outstanding writer.

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Book Reporter

Stewart O'Nan's latest novel could likely take place anywhere, but it's absolutely right that it takes place in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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At first there seems to be no connection between Stewart O'Nan's previous book The Circus Fire—a nonfiction account of a 1944 big-top tent blaze that killed 167 people—and his new Everyday People, a fictional survey of a poor urban neighborhood in contemporary Pittsburgh.

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Entertainment Weekly

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Austin Chronicle

We desperately want to believe our own "feel-good bullshit" about race and progress in America, novelist Stewart O'Nan says in his starkly tender new novel, Everyday People.

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