Children of God Go Bowling
We first met Shannon Olson—our semi-fictional heroine—in the witty and engaging Welcome to My Planet. Olson pioneered a daring new genre, a kind of fictional documentary, pulling no punches by using her own name, and engaging readers with her wry and direct style. In Children of God, Shannon is in her mid-thirties and besieged by reminders that her life doesn’t look much at all like the American Dream, nor like her aquarium-stocking, furniture-buying peers. She embarks upon a self-improvement campaign, joining group therapy, blind dating, and trying to convince herself to fall in love with an old college chum. Shannon even gives organized religion a go. With encore performances by Flo (called “one of the great moms of American fiction” by Garrison Keillor), this is the hilarious and poignant tale of a woman making her life happen when it didn’t quite happen for her.
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CHILDREN OF GOD GO BOWLINGUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Twin Cities torpor.If you haven't had the pleasure, meet Shannon Olson (a fictional heroine who bears her author's name), her friends and family, including her wisecracking mom Flo in the sequel to ... Read full review
Children of God go bowling: a novelUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Fans of Olson's debut novel, Welcome to My Planet, will not be disappointed with this follow-up, which once again finds our semifictional heroine, Shannon, traversing the ins and outs (and ups and ... Read full review
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Part 2 The Gospel According to B F Skinner
Part 5 Children of God Go Bowling