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Daily Dose for Thu, Jul 1: The Insufficiency of Maps

“This is an excellent, beautifully written book. Anyone who is a foster parent, is thinking about becoming a foster parent, or works with foster or adopted children should read this book.” Read the full review »

Pub Story: Heather Duffy-Stone

She’d been recommended to me by a few people and it so happened that she represented two incredible writers, Nora Pierce and Reyna Grande, who I had worked with years before when I was living in Los Angeles. When Jenoyne and I talked on … Read the full article »

Little Heroes: Nora Pierce

I met Nora Pierce at a faculty reading at Stanford, where she read from her recent novel, The Insufficiency of Maps. What drew me to her was her confidence. She had the aura of someone who has walked, struggled and marched forth to … Read full article »

books 16 -19: finally getting better reads

the insufficiency of maps – nora pierce alice is a 5-year-old innocent at the start of this novel, brimming with optimism as she and her mother return to her papi on an arizona indian reservation. the innocence remains but the hope … Read full article »

Archipelago – Nora Pierce

“Nora Pierce’s novel the insufficiency of maps is one of the most gripping books i’ve ever read. many thanks to sherman alexie for the recommendation.” Source: archipelagonetwork.blogspot.com

on the other side of trauma

i’m reading an extremely nice novel called the insufficiency of maps. it’s written in the voice of a little native american girl whose mother is schizophrenic and whose father is an alcoholic. i didn’t seek it out, it just landed in my … Read the full article »

kepler’s best sellers 07/15/07

4. The Insufficiency of Maps, Nora Pierce. See the full list »

What I Saw Tonight

The map brushes her knee. Then, he embarks on attempting to fold this map, repeatedly brushing the woman’s book, resting his map on her leg. Patiently, she tries to ignore him, while reading her book: “The Insufficiency of Maps.” Read the full article »

Reading for Pleasure

The Insufficiency of Maps–Nora Pierce Chemistry and Other Stories–Ron Rash In the Country of Men–Hisham Matar The Lying Days–Nadine Gordimer Young Men and Fire–Norman Maclean In the Skin of a Lion–Michael Ondaatje … Read the full article »