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Sep 24, 2020 - 09:21 AM By Ellen Gilchrist

Since receiving the National Book Award for Victory Over Japan in 1985, Ellen Gilchrist has developed a fervently devoted readership This collection s new novella is vintage Gilchrist, taking on the continuing joys and perils of Nora Jane and company.
  • Title: Nora Jane: A Life in Stories
  • Author: Ellen Gilchrist
  • ISBN: 9780316058384
  • Page: 274
  • Format: Paperback

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Shaindel Sep 24, 2020 - 09:21 AM
I'm pretty sure there's crack sprinkled in the pages of all Ellen Gilchrist's books because, my God, they're addictive! Gilchrist is known for her recurring characters, and this book of a compilation for fans of Nora Jane, beginning with the first Nora Jane story that was published in 1981 and ending in the newest Nora Jane installment, the novella _Fault_Lines_. I had read other Nora Jane stories in other collections and had fallen in love with the cast of characters--Nora, Sandy, Freddy, Lydia [...]
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Ariana Sep 24, 2020 - 09:21 AM
A full rich read. Some craziness (leanardo da vinci appears to a character) that doesn't totally seem to fit. She has a rather breathless writing style (long sentences, lots of ands) that seems to get more so on the California sections of the book. I had a definite desire to have more of the original, young girl Nora Jane, I was disappointed that it moved quickly to the adult, but I loved all the stories. Entertaining, hopeful (which you don't get that often somehow), funny and poignant. I don't [...]
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Katherine Sep 24, 2020 - 09:21 AM
I loved this book! First time I've read anything by Ellen Gilchrist, but I will definitely read more of her. I fell in love with the characters and couldn't put it town. The fact that the story took place largely in the Bay Area in the 1990-2000's, when I did as well, was another draw. She writes with splendidly short, succinct sentences, and there is no extra padding to her prose.
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Susan Sep 24, 2020 - 09:21 AM
I've read this book so many times the cover is pretty tattered. I adore Ellen Gilchrist, she is simply amazing. Her writing style is just ephemeral. She's fantastic, in my top 10 favorite authors.
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Leslie Ewing-Burgesse Sep 24, 2020 - 09:21 AM
A novel composed of short stories about one incredibly endearing character, as written by the author over many years, Nora Jane is basically the perfect reflection on a normal but still slightly surreal life. When reading these stories, one can see why Ellen Gilchrist, between writing other stories, kept coming back to this one character, this crowning achievement in human emotion.We follow Nora Jane from her childhood, through her teenage years, into her young adulthood where she finds herself [...]
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Avery Sep 24, 2020 - 09:21 AM
This is a collection of short stories from a Southern author that I found after I moved to Virginia. It encompases a woman's life, from childhood in Louisiana to adulthood in the Bay Area. The novella at the end is my favorite. I also like the Anna Papers by this author, and Sarah Conley. She is a terrific author.
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Judy Sep 24, 2020 - 09:21 AM
Love this book. all the characters are wonderful. I wanted to know them and stay in their lives. Very good read.
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Elizabeth Sulzby Sep 24, 2020 - 09:21 AM
I get turned off by short stories easily except by a few writers (Bobbie Ann Mason, for instance). Ellen Gilchrist uses stories as a way of visiting and re-visiting sets of characters over time. For some reason, I had followed Gilchrist book by book until around 1998. When I found Nora Jane: A Life in Stories at my local library, I was delighted to re-discover this wonderful writer and her characters. I love her New Orleans and Arkansas settings but Nora Jane's adventures are primarily in the Sa [...]
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Kate Mayberry Sep 24, 2020 - 09:21 AM
I loved, loved, loved this collection of short stories. The characters were highly functional and likeable and each story had an uplifting ending.
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Ann Marie Sep 24, 2020 - 09:21 AM
"Nora Jane" is a collection of stories Ellen Gilchrist wrote over a period of years, and they were collected here to tell an almost continuous story of Nora Jane from child to middle aged woman. I think I would have enjoyed this collection more if I hadn't recently read Alice Munro's "Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage." The early stories, especially the first one set in New Orleans that introduces us to Nora Jane and her grandmother, were my favorite. The young Nora Jane is spi [...]
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Wanda Sep 24, 2020 - 09:21 AM
I was so excited to find an Ellen Gilchrist book I had not read -- and for only a quarter!Unfortunately, I could not finish this book. I guess you do get what you pay for.It started out great -- Nora Jane is living the life of a fourteen year old girl in New Orleans. Though poor, with an alcoholic mother, she has dreams and ambitions.By the time she is nineteen, she has hooked up with scumbag for a boyfriend (Sandy). She robs a bar to get money to fly to California to meet the scumbag.Needless t [...]
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Tracy O Sep 24, 2020 - 09:21 AM
My brother say that Tom Petty is a guilty pleasure (which I don't get because I think - why stick a value judgement on something you enjoy - can't you just think - "I like this" ? Anyway, I feel the same way about Ellen Gilchrist books. Guys will NOT like this book. Woman, especially those who've spend time in the Bay Area will really love this book. This is NOT romance novel material - it is really well written, but the topics ARE pretty womanly. Also, Ellen Gilchrist thinks her characters are [...]
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Candice Sep 24, 2020 - 09:21 AM
I was excited about reading this book, because it starts out in New Orleans, and I love being able to picture exactly where the character was located. She then moves to the San Francisco Bay Area, and I am familiar with that area as well. Pretty cool. This book is different than anything I've read in a while, but I like what I've read so far. The characters are deep and intelligent, but I don't connect on a personal level with any of them.
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Andrea Sep 24, 2020 - 09:21 AM
I was looking forward to reading this so much and I was very disappointed. After the first story, which I liked, I just didn't care any more about Nora Jane. This book falls under my "Life's Too Short" rule: if it doesn't grab me in the first 50 pages or so, then it's time to move on. Maybe other readers will enjoy it more than me.
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Amy Sep 24, 2020 - 09:21 AM
Not the best collection of stories, but also not the worst. It was mostly hit-or-miss, and I suppose I wish I'd missed about half of them. Not nearly as groundbreaking or engaging as the cover reviews would've led me to believe.
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Nellie Sep 24, 2020 - 09:21 AM
I found this incredibly slow and hard to get through. All the events seemed so contrived and tried so hard to fit into a modern-day fairy tale. Overall, it was very difficult to relate to any of the characters in the book.
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Hazel Sep 24, 2020 - 09:21 AM
There is some weird racialized shit about terrorists, and I was disappointed in that. But I love the character of Nora Jane. I love that Ellen Gilchrist creates as her main characters women who are strong in a particular way but not a masculine way, whose very strength is their femininity.
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Jean Sep 24, 2020 - 09:21 AM
Really enjoyed this read! Gilchrist makes you love the characters and provides hope for the future! Happy ending with lots of bumps along the way
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Sara Sep 24, 2020 - 09:21 AM
I did not enjoy this bookor collection of short stories. It seemed simplistic but some deeper meaning that I kept missing. I wouldn't recommend it.
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Mary Sep 24, 2020 - 09:21 AM
It was Ok, not one of my favorites, but a enjoyable read.
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Kuwanna Sep 24, 2020 - 09:21 AM
It taught me more about myself. A beautiful story.
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Natalie Sep 24, 2020 - 09:21 AM
A break between some heavier reading material. Looking past the cliches and how "perfect" all the main characters are it was an ok story.
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Jaimy Sep 24, 2020 - 09:21 AM
Nora Jane is definitely my favorite Gilchrist character. She's from a broken home in New Orleans and saves her angelic, operetic voice for her family. I have read these stories again and again.
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Robyn Sep 24, 2020 - 09:21 AM
I really liked this book, the characters are very interesting and it was easy to read.
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Rose Sep 24, 2020 - 09:21 AM
I really enjoyed reading this book. At first it starts of slow but once you get into it it's really interesting.
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Beverly Sep 24, 2020 - 09:21 AM
I have always loved Ellen Gilchrist's books, but this one is too cutesy for me.
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Michelle Sep 24, 2020 - 09:21 AM
I find this book of collected stories about NJ funny and comforting. I come back to it over and over and never get tired. Traceleen and Crystal are my favorites, but NJ is next in line.
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Desiree Depinet Sep 24, 2020 - 09:21 AM
I would recommend as a read if your are in between books. Not a bad book, but it is a combination of short stories about Nora Jane so the stories and places in her life can be jumbled.
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Nora Jane: A Life in Stories By Ellen Gilchrist Since receiving the National Book Award for Victory Over Japan in 1985, Ellen Gilchrist has developed a fervently devoted readership This collection s new novella is vintage Gilchrist, taking on the continuing joys and perils of Nora Jane and company.

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