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Everything That Rises Must Converge
Everything That Rises Must Converge: Stories | Flannery O'Connor
Flannery O'Connor was working on Everything That Rises Must Converge at the time of her death. This collection is an exquisite legacy from a genius of the American short story, in which she scrutinizes territory familiar to her readers: race, faith, and morality. The stories encompass the comic and the tragic, the beautiful and the grotesque; each carries her highly individual stamp and could have been written by no one else.
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AnnCollins
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4 pages in and already absolutely loving the style. I found a collection of O‘Connor for $5. It has three novels. I‘m absolutely so glad I snatched it up! #thrifted #secondhand

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Kammbia1
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Mehso-so

I must admit that Flannery O'Connor has been one of those authors I have been reluctant to read. However, I read this short story and thought it was well-written. O'Connor exposes the bigoted beliefs of the son and mother. But, I thought it was very much an old-fashioned view of racism. I plan to read more of her work.

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hwestfall
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Audible is having their $5 sale. I went a little crazy and bought 8 😬 #treatyoself

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Emu
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This book took me some time to read, but mainly because I had to digest each story before I continued with the next. #1001books

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LauraBeth
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Just signed up. I want to do this to honor the women who fight the good fight every damn day so that other women can be seen and heard.

Who else is in?

https://www.readingwomenpodcast.com/reading-women-challenge-2019/

#readingwomenchallenge

gossamerchild What a great idea. I'm in! 1y
Penny_LiteraryHoarders Yup! Just spent my afternoon polishing the planning document listing books to be used in each category. 😆 1y
CaroPi I am in! But I will not do all the points (edited) 1y
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saresmoore I‘m doin‘ it! 1y
Kamisha I just signed up too! 👊🏻Smashing the patriarchy! 1y
LauraBeth @gossamerchild, @Penny_LiteraryHoarders, @CaroPi, @saresmoore, @Kamisha 🙌🙌Looking forward to seeing what everyone chooses to read! 1y
Cinfhen I might try to see what books I own or read will #doubledip 🧡 1y
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Deborah42
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A beautifully written collection of short stories that takes on race, class, and morality—with a large dollop of irony. Pretty much all of her characters are flawed, hypocritical, and not nearly as nice or superior as they believe themselves to be. If you‘re looking for happy endings, don‘t look here.

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marianese
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1. Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is probably the last series I read, long time ago. I'm much more into stand-alone titles.
2. Six Feet Under.
3. Yes. Fave team is the Mets. When I lived in San Diego and then DC, I followed the Padres and the Nationals. Still fond of them.
4. Homemade dal or homemade veggie burgers.
5. Occasionally. I remember once he was reading The Pump - House Gang.
#friyayintro @jesshowbooks

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Caterina
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Headache is gone, I‘m enjoying some #audiostitching, and I‘ve finished the #8intwo #minireadathon! 😊 #readathon #8in2

Traci1 I'm really curious to see the finished project. Is it St. Basil's Cathedral? 2y
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Caterina
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Today was a busy Pentecost Sunday! I went to my church in Bethlehem, then enjoyed making and eating makloubeh and katayef with two members of the congregation. I spent 6 hours at their house, talking and cooking and laughing. 😊

Now I‘m settled down for some more of the #8intwo #minireadathon - 6/8 hours complete! I have a bad headache today, so some rest by the fan with an #audiobook is much needed. #readathon #8in2

butterbeerheist Those katayef tho 😍 2y
Caterina @butterbeerheist Ikr they tasted like heaven 😍 I stopped at four, but only because I was already full from makloubeh and could only fit four!! 2y
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Emilymdxn
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What can I say? I always love Flannery O‘Connor. Shocking at times, grim but also beautiful (in a grim way). I don‘t think anyone writes about the American South as well as O‘Connor.

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Billypar
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Reviewsbylola 😍😍😍 2y
emilyhaldi I have this book that I am really looking forward to 😄 2y
Cinfhen A classic I should have read for school but somehow never did 🙄 2y
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Cathythoughts Very nice pic 👍🏻💚 2y
Billypar @emilyhaldi The book in the picture is actually the collected works. It's great for having them all together, though not great for remembering which you've read and which you haven't. 2y
Billypar @Cinfhen I don't know if I read all of the stories in this collection, but I liked what I did read. No shortage of drama. Though if I were recommending where to start, I would say her novel Wiseblood- such a good one. 2y
Mdargusch Sounds like I need to read this. 👍🏼 2y
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tif
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Started this one. I'd never actually heard of Flannery O'Connor until this year's Reading Women Challenge.

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MallenNC
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Everything on my Goodreads shelves with #Everything in the title. I like these challenges because they often make me remember books I'd forgotten! #HeartsandHardcovers @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Good one!!!! Me too!!! 📚📚📚 2y
SilversReviews I chose EVERYTHING YOU WANT ME TO BE too for the day‘s book that matched with the word prompt. :) 2y
MallenNC @SilversReviews Great minds! 2y
SilversReviews @MallenNC ♥️ It was a very good book. Did you guess the ending? I didn‘t. 2y
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m.galehuxley
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This month, I‘m reading women who have inspired me the most. I started with Shirley Jackson. Now, it‘s Flannery O‘Connor. I think I‘ll return to Joan Didion next.

BarbaraBB Great idea! 2y
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Lcsmcat
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I had the house to myself this morning and I finished these short stories. O'Connor has such an ear for voices that her character's speech pegs them perfectly. Like O'Henry before her, there is often a twist or surprise at the end, but these are much darker than most of the O'Henry stories I have read. #southernwriter #shortstories

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Lcsmcat
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I'm needing something non-political to read, so I'm starting these tonight and hoping to lift my mood.

Booksnob I love her. What our she gives swift punches to the gut. She is such a great writer. 3y
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Betty_Bookworm
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In such a reading slump right now. Everything feels mediocre. So I grabbed something I've already read and know is amazing. I love doing this- coming back to books I haven't read in 20 years. They are always different reads now.

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lmcd
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Mehso-so

Wanted to like these stories, but just not for me. Painful slog through stories in which I was never rooting for any of the characters.

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naturalog
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Killing time before Good Friday services last week...

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Hidie
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Am I the only one who loves the title of this book / short story??

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AshleyHoss820
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Pickpick

This is what I should have read first! These short stories were far and away better than what I had read previous. 76/1,001 #1001Books

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ZachHerman
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"Everywhere he went he picked up more tattoos. He had stopped having lifeless ones like anchors and crossed rifles..."

Hobbinol Flannery is one of my favorite authors❤ 3y
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jdtchicago

She was a good Christian woman with a large respect for religion, though she did not, of course, believe any of it was true.

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jdtchicago

She had observed that the more education they got, the less they could do. Their father had gone to a one-room schoolhouse through the eighth grade and he could do anything.

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ZachHerman
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In a short-story workshop this fall, figured it wise to consult the master.

Hobbinol Absolutely! I have a picture of her in my home office. She's the best! 3y
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Jess_Read_This
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After Hermine went through we lost power for two days. We spent the first night reading Flanner O'Connor stories to each other over candlelight. It was a first time as an adult, I've been read to before heading to bed.😂🍷

PurpleyPumpkin That sounds lovely despite the power outage!💡🔦🕯 3y
Jess_Read_This @PurpleyPumpkin It really was! We had fun with the stories and the character voices. 3y
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Jess_Read_This

After Hermine went through we lost power for two days. We spent the first night reading Flanner O'Connor stories to each other over candlelight. It was a first time as an adult, I've been read to before heading to bed.😂🍷

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Manieschaef
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Sautrday book haul, thanks to Crossroads Books!

MrBook Nice haul!!! 4y
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