Normal People Don't Live Like This

Normal People Don't Live Like This

by Dylan Landis

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Overview

“Wonderful! Leah and Helen are authentic, vulnerable characters, whose intimate truths are exposed at perfect, unexpected moments.”—Elizabeth Strout

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780892553549
Publisher: Persea Books
Publication date: 09/22/2009
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Dylan Landis has published stories in Bomb, Tin House, Best American Nonrequired Reading, and elsewhere. A former journalist, she has won a Poets & Writers California Voices Award and other honors for her fiction. She lives in Washington, DC.

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Normal People Don't Live Like This 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book. Grips you right from the start and puts you into the life of Leah, a troubled teenager dazzled by the fast and mean girls. It's set in Manhattan's upper west side in the 70s but it could be now. Has garnered amazing reviews (LA TImes). Heard Dylan read in NYC, where she was introduced by Elizabeth Strout, who said the most amazing things about the book. It lives up to the buzz! Highly recommended.
ShortStoryLover on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The writing in this book is skilled, but it's hard for me to like a book with New Yorkers who whine about their lives, so I made it through the book but didn't feel moved by it.
KatherineOwen on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Dylan Landis is talented, smart, and savvy. Her writing is brilliant. Readers have to keep up because she expects you to in this story of Leah Levinson. This book will challenge you to hang on to the "ride" for dear life and keep up with what is going on in the story. Wonderfully written! It is one of my new top favorites of all time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago