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No One Belongs Here More Than You
No One Belongs Here More Than You: Stories | Miranda July
These delightful stories do that essential-but-rare story thing: they surprise. They skip past the quotidian, the merely real, to the essential, and do so with a spirit of tenderness and wonder that is wholly unique. They are (let me coin a phrase) July-esque, which is to say: infused with wonder at the things of the world. George Saunders, author of Tenth of DecemberAward-winning filmmaker and performing artist Miranda July brings her extraordinary talents to the page in a startling, sexy, and tender collection. In these stories, July gives the most seemingly insignificant moments a sly potency. A benign encounter, a misunderstanding, a shy revelation can reconfigure the world. Her characters engage awkwardlythey are sometimes too remote, sometimes too intimate. With great compassion and generosity, July reveals their idiosyncrasies and the odd logic and longing that govern their lives. No One Belongs Here More Than You is a stunning debut, the work of a writer with a spectacularly original and compelling voice.
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Andrea313
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gradcat I love Miranda July! ♥️ 3mo
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JGadz11
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Some interesting nuggets in here.

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sofiaga
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I am working on this short story collection, some are really good but others feel incomplete.

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Ericmanciniwriter
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Is it just me or does this museum exhibit sound like the title of a Miranda July book? (Side note: it makes me so happy that there‘s a place like Litsy where someone might get this reference)

LauraBrook I thought it was a new book cover of hers for a hot second! 1y
BarbaraBB Even the visual looks like July‘s cover! 1y
mauveandrosysky Also she has that movie “Me and You and Everyone We Know” (which is great) 1y
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effiephilline
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Currently reading! What did you guys think of it?

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shutupsmalls
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Hoping this doesn't disappoint 😬

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Lilasbooks411
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Pickpick

I am on page 19 and I like it so far, I can't wait to see what happens 😊

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chowmeyow
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Here are some yellow spines for #riotgrams day 2!

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Aninski
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This is a tough one! Karen Russell's short stories are some of my favorite, but Miranda July has my heart ❤ #READATHONSTORIES @Liberty

TheBookStacker I love Karen Russell! 2y
Aninski @TheBookStacker she's so great!! I was obsessed with the atmosphere of her stories when I read 2y
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PixieDust
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Mehso-so

This was an odd collection and it's pretty hit and miss there were some stories I really didn't like but I would say that most were very good. The last half is the best half there were stories that had me near tears. She really captures loneliness and longing. No matter how odd the situations in the stories are you can always connect to the main character in them. I wish there was an option btwn pick and so-so 😕

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tricours
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Mehso-so

This was an extremely uneven collection of short stories. Most were so random and annoying that I didn't even want to finish the book, making me really wonder how this ever got published. Then there were those 2 or 3 that weren't actually bad... Perhaps the biggest problem here is that every story has the same voice, so that even though they're supposed to be about different people they all end up being so very Miranda July.

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tricours
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I don't mind, he can have this one.

britt_brooke Oh, he is so cute!! 3y
I-read-and-eat So cute 😍 je could have all my books 😀 3y
Simona Yeah, another reader 🙌 and cute one😍 3y
Louise Illustration for Donald Hall's "Eating Poetry"! ? 3y
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tricours
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Wow, can this crap be over soon? 😳 (Uh, no, I've got like 40% left.)

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Aninski
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Pickpick

#riotgrams - This is my only pink cover. ❤ Miranda July

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tricours
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I tried reading some French postcolonial highbrow literature and couldn't even manage 3 pages, so I picked up this instead. Feels way more accessible.

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brooklynreads
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Then a strange thing happened. I was looking down at my shoes on the brown linoleum floor and I was thinking about how I bet this floor hadn't been washed in a million years and I suddenly felt like I was going to die. But instead of dying, I said: I can teach you how to swim. And we don't need a pool.

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jesslovestype
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Mehso-so

I probably wouldn't have finished this is it weren't for the audiobook. But Miranda's live readings really transformed this collection into something delightful to listen to on a long walk in the cold. ⛄

katedensen I read this book when I was 20 and was OBSESSED with it at the time. I've always wondered if I'd feel the same way now. 3y
jesslovestype @katedensen it feels very much like a book one would love in their early 20s (she says, still in her early 20s). 😀 3y
katedensen @jesslovestype It might just be because I recently read The First Bad Man and did not like it anywhere near as much as I remember liking 3y
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badnorthern
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For my #FunFridayPhoto:

No One Belongs Here More Than You by Miranda July. These short stories are weird, unforgettable and moving. Also: the title is just a great thing I need to remind myself of sometimes. On the left is a self portrait drawn by my six-year-old.

britt_brooke Love the drawing! 💙 3y
LeahBergen ❤️❤️ 3y
badnorthern Thanks ladies!😊 @britt_brooke and @LeahBergen 3y
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Lindy
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The only story that has stayed clear in my memory in the ten years since first reading is The Swim Team - teaching people to swim on the floor in a town with no pool - still as wonderful in audio, read by the author. The whole collection is fresh, funny & darkly intimate. Love her take on the ordinary weirdness of people, especially in the sexual realm. #queerbooks

ReadingEnvy Have you read her novel? I've heard her short stories are better but I've only read 3y
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Lindy
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I thought maybe I would swing by and see if his car was out front. It was either this or begin a career as something other than a writer. If I thought of another career before I got to the house, I would turn around and pursue that. I made the car go slowly, so that everyone could see it was thinking. It was considering careers for me.

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Lindy
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#librarylove So happy that my library offers OverDrive! I've got bird science and science fiction and a reread of funny, dark short stories, as well as an ebook in my pocket (for when I finish Burney's Cecilia): Lisa Moore's latest - Flannery. #somethingforseptember

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alice
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Mehso-so

Parts of this were brilliant, but the majority of it made me feel miserable and sleazy.

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alice
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'It could be an email re: your knighthood. Or a long, laughing, rambling phone message in which every person this person has ever known is talking on a speakerphone and they are all saying, You have passed the test, it was all just a test, we were only kidding, real life is so much better than that.'

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katedensen
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For #day9 of the #augustphotochallenge, here are nine (get it?) of my #alltimefavebooks. Can you spot which one is most read based on wear and tear? #augustofpages

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HiddenGemBooks
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But, like ivy, we grow where there is room for us.

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CherylDeFranceschi
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Photo- day 6 (minimum words!) #augustofpages #bookphotochallenge

WanderingBookaneer I love Novak's book. 3y
TheSpinecrackersBookClub I'll have to look at Novak. I so enjoyed The Office! 3y
CherylDeFranceschi @TheSpinecrackersBookClub @JaimitaPR It's such a marvelous little book! 3y
rubyslippersreads Love the maneki neko collection! 😺 3y
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Some people are uncomfortable with silences. Not me. I've never cared much for call and response. Sometimes I will think of something to say and then I will ask myself: Is it worth it? And it just isn't.

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Guiltyascyn
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Deeply, deeply weird. I expected to connect more with the book than I actually did, but it was still interesting and original. Miranda July certainly has a voice that is all her own.

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Guiltyascyn
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Some light morning reading.

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Treps
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The inscription in my new-to-me used book

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saraigutierrez
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It was okay! Well written but it made me feel really weird.

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Mjk20a
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"Strange"stories about people who all long for the something missing in their lives. They all have slight quirks that get pretty unique each successive story. The audiobook is read by July and was excellent. Line by line often laugh-out-loud funny and at times sad.

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Chrommiexy
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"This was tremendously thrilling for one of us. One of us had always been in love with the other. One of us lived in a perpetual state of longing"

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shawnmooney
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$5 book sale find #17:
Apparently, she's fabulous!

Orbeck33 She's totally cuckoo in an amazing way. 3y
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strandbookstore
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Signed first edition of "No one belongs here more than you" and a limited edition signed copy of "The Boy From Lam Kein" by Miranda July. They could be yours for $50 and $75 respectively. Email rareinfo @ strandbooks.com to purchase!

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thmscmns
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Mehso-so

If I ever have children, I would never let Miranda July around my children.

10/10 would listen to her weird, funny, awkward, sexual, and otherworldly ramblings again.

So-so rating. Some stories were a lot better than others though. Not for everyone

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thmscmns
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"...because we were in the same business I didn't have to explain that typo meant typographical error. If Elena had come out we'd have had to stop using our industry lingo." Miranda July I love you.