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Kiley Reid

Teoksen Such a Fun Age tekijä

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Tekijän teokset

Such a Fun Age (2019) 3,100 kappaletta
Come & Get It (2024) 107 kappaletta
Simplexity (2021) 13 kappaletta
George Washington's Teeth (2019) 1 kappale

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Los Angeles, California, USA
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Claudia Ballard
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Kiley Reid (born 1987) is an American novelist. Her debut novel, Such a Fun Age, was published in December 2019.

Reid was born in Los Angeles, California, in 1987 and raised in Tucson, Arizona, from the age of seven to 20. She graduated from Salpointe Catholic High School and studied theater at the University of Arizona for two years before transferring to Marymount Manhattan College. She later graduated from the Iowa Writers' Workshop.




Seldom do I read a book and want to go back to re read parts because it is so nuanced and complicated by multiple relationships. Sometimes after a great debut novel the following novel is not as good. This was excellent and I am not in college etc but this was excellent. Only one person really suffers.
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shazjhb | 7 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 15, 2024 |
fiction - a 38y.o. white writer/professor Agatha Paul (fresh from a complicated, but more or less broken-up relationship with her Black dancer/spendthrift wife) meets a 24y.o. Black, super-senior and fiscally-responsible RA Millie Cousins (who took a year off to help her Glaucoma-suffering mother and save some money) at a primarily-white University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, where Agatha is conducting research on the dorm residents for a new book, among them being white student Kennedy (with severe social anxiety) and Black scholarship student Peyton (likes cooking, but also fastidious about kitchen neatness), and their (less flatteringly portrayed roommate Tyler and her sorority friends). CW/TW: depression, severe anxiety, suicidal ideation.

Really interesting to eavesdrop on these fascinating people and learn the backstories of the main characters; then everything gets super messy -- more trauma than I would hope for, but still a riveting read. I'm left with mixed feelings about some of the characters and their actions and it does deal with various race/class/money issues, so I can see how this would make a good book club selection.

February 2024 bingo challenge: book club selection, takes place at a school over fall semester, autumn move-in day into December/start of Winter break.
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reader1009 | 7 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 11, 2024 |
Millie is a student paying her way through college by working as a residential aide in a dormitory building. She's older than the students, having taken time out, and she just wants to be able to afford the downpayment on a small house in Fayetteville. Agatha is a professor of English and a journalist. She has a commission to write about weddings but when she visits the dormitory she realises that the bigger story is the attitude of the students to money. Kennedy has come to Fayetteville for a fresh start. She is struggling to make friends and then she is rejected from the one course she really wants to take.
I liked Reid's first book but this is so much better! There is a lightness of writing which masks the really intense topics that are considered. Ostensibly about money, there is a lot about race that lurks under the surface as well as growing up and finding oneself and the pressures on college girls.
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pluckedhighbrow | 7 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 10, 2024 |
3.5 stars

Emira is a black 25-year old and she doesn’t have a “real” job. She is a babysitter (not a nanny) for a white couple three days/week and a typist the other two days. Briar is the toddler she looks after, mostly because Alix (Bri’s mom) doesn’t really like Bri and wants time away (though Emira is told Alix needs quiet to write her book (despite Alix taking her baby with her)).

When there is an emergency at Alix’s house one night while Emira is our with friends, Alix calls Emira in a panic asking if she can come take Bri while Alix and her husband call the police. Alix suggests Emira take Bri to the local grocery store… where another shopper decides Emira must have stolen the little white child and reports her to security. Another shopper gets the confrontation on video until it is sorted out. Emira wants nothing to do with the video and just wants to put it all behind her.

This was good. I didn’t really like any of the characters, though. (And although I don’t particularly like kids), I did love Emira’s relationship with Bri. Alix weirded me out there when she tried to befriend Emira. At the end, I liked the way the author delved into future years with how Emira was doing and what she continued on to do after the main part of the story was done.
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LibraryCin | 170 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 5, 2024 |



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