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The Girls of Usually (Contemporary Nonfiction)
by Lori Horvitz

Published: 2015-01-12
Paperback : 248 pages
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Winner: 2015 USA Best Book Award, Gay & Lesbian Non-Fiction Honorable Mention: 2015 Rainbow Awards Finalist: Saints & Sinners Emerging Writer Award -- Lori Horvitz grew up ashamed of her Eastern European Jewish roots, confused about her sexuality, and idolizing the "shiksa in her living room," a ...
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Winner: 2015 USA Best Book Award, Gay & Lesbian Non-Fiction Honorable Mention: 2015 Rainbow Awards Finalist: Saints & Sinners Emerging Writer Award -- Lori Horvitz grew up ashamed of her Eastern European Jewish roots, confused about her sexuality, and idolizing the "shiksa in her living room," a blonde all-American girl whose photo came in a double frame and was displayed next to a family photo from a bar mitzvah. Unable to join the "happy blonde families," she becomes a "hippie chick" who travels the world in search of … something. "The Girls of Usually" chronicles each trip, each romance, each experiment in reinventing herself that draws her closer to discovering the secret door through which she can escape from deep-rooted patterns and accept her own cultural, ethnic, and sexual identity.

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by Ljwagoner (see profile) 12/15/18

Open Canon Bookclub read for December 2018- a collection of essays developed from the author’s life. The essay “The Lost Language of Lox”, my favorite, was beautifully written. “Imagine happiness.”... (read more)

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