Thalia Book Club: Jeanette Winterson Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?
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Thalia Book Club
The author of the international best-selling novel Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit tackles her own reality in her riveting memoir.
In this remarkable book she confronts the various paths her childhood took, from being raised by a religious zealot who kept a gun in the dresser to pondering her sexuality and other core parts of her identity and the search for her biological mother. Funny, acute, fierce and celebratory, this is a tough-minded search for belonging, for love, a mother, an identity, and a home. In conversation with A.M. Homes, author of the recent novel, May We Be Forgiven and the memoir The Mistress's Daughter.
"Winterson is a master of her material, a writer in whom great talent deeply abides" —Vanity Fair
"Shattering, brilliant" —Daisy Goodwin, The Sunday Times (UK)
"An extraordinary tragic-comic literary autobiography." —Mark Lawson, The Guardian (Best Book of 2011)