Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?

By Jeanette Winterson
(Brilliance Corporation, MP3 CD, 9781469201955)

Publication Date: March 2012

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover, Hardcover, Paperback, Compact Disc, Compact Disc, MP3 CD, Compact Disc, MP3 CD, MP3 CD, Paperback

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the March 2012 Indie Next List
“Readers familiar with Winterson's Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit will have an inkling of the earnestness and pathos as well as the source of this most perfectly chosen title quote, but no one should stop there: this memoir delivers far more than the expected exploration of that story's roots. This is a captivating book, quotable, and brightly flecked with humor, a personal and, at times, painfully raw story about an adoptee's lifelong search for love. It also makes the strongest case I've ever read for how a life can be saved by literature.”
-- Jennifer Indeliclae, Ebenezer Books, Johnson, VT



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  1. “My mother tried to throw me clear of her own wreckage and I landed in a place as unlikely as any she could have imagined for me” (p. 225). How does Jeanette become reconciled to her birth story and adoption?

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