Interior States: Essays

Interior States: Essays

"Meghan O'Gieblyn's deep and searching essays are written with a precise sort of skepticism and a slight ache in the heart. A first-rate and riveting collection." --Lorrie Moore A fresh, acute, and even profound collection that centers around two core (and related) issues of American identity: faith, in general and the specific forms Christianity takes in particular; and t "Meghan O'Gieblyn's deep and searching essays are written with a precise sort of skepticism and a slight ache in th...

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Title:Interior States: Essays
Author:Meghan O'Gieblyn
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Genres:Writing
ISBN:0525562702
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:240 pages pages

Interior States: Essays Reviews

  • Liz
    Nov 08, 2018
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  • Andrew Bertaina
    Dec 08, 2018
    This book is particularly salient for people who are interested in the intersection of philosophy, faith, and the larger narrative structures that govern how we conceive of our lives. ...
  • Erik
    Oct 10, 2018
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  • Emily
    Nov 18, 2018
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  • Beth
    Dec 09, 2018
    4.5 stars. I first encountered Meghan O'Gieblyn in the 2018 edition of the Pushcart Prize, which included her Dispatch from Flyover Country. Thematically, this collection includes mostly thoughts of a lapsed Christian and/or resident of the heartland. There are also great essays on AA,...
  • Natty
    Nov 06, 2018
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    Dec 09, 2018
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  • Alan
    Oct 16, 2018
    Yet once again, Nervous Breakdown Book Club drags me out of my reading comfort zone into a world of phenomenal essays touching on topics as disparate as John Updike, Christian Music, and Michigan. The author, now secular, was once a home-schooled evangelical who studied at a famous bib...
  • Marian
    Sep 02, 2018
    Assigned review TK in October. ...
  • Olivia
    Jul 17, 2018
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  • Kay Kuever
    Nov 05, 2018
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  • Aaron
    Nov 25, 2018
    One of my favorite living essayists?one of our best writers speaking to faith, secularism, and mystery. On ?American Niceness?: ?I live in Wisconsin, a place where niceness is so ubiquitous that it seems practically constitutional?In this part of the country, niceness is l...
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    Oct 15, 2018
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    Dec 08, 2018
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    Nov 10, 2018
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  • Shivani Radhakrishnan
    Oct 08, 2018
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  • Catie
    Nov 18, 2018
    "It's a paradox of human nature that the sites of our unhappiness are precisely those that we come to trust most hardily, that we absorb most readily into our identity, and that we defend most vociferously when they come under attack." "True compassion is possible not because we are...
  • Melissa
    Nov 07, 2018
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    Nov 27, 2018
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    Oct 19, 2018
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    Nov 16, 2018
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  • Bob Wake
    Nov 10, 2018
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    Dec 05, 2018
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    Dec 09, 2018
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    Nov 25, 2018
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    Dec 04, 2018
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    Dec 03, 2018
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    Oct 23, 2018
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    Nov 18, 2018
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  • Jason Scarbrough
    Oct 30, 2018
    Great book on the midwestern mindset and the author's loss of faith. ...