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98: Maggie O'Farrell's I AM, I AM, I AM - Defiance of Death

Updated: Jul 22, 2020

For our November Book Club, we're discussing Maggie O'Farrell's I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes with Death, our first Unabridged Readers' Choice pick! This collection of connected essays elicited a different reaction from each of us . . . some of us definitely liked it more than others.

We'd love to know what you think about this memoir. Join us all month on social media to discuss O'Farrell's work.


Introduction and General Discussion: 00:00 - 39:28

Book Pairings: 39:39 - 46:18

Classroom Connections: 46:19 - 50:18

Give Me One: 50:19 - 52:58

Book Pairings

Ashley - Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club​

Jen - Jesmyn Ward's Men We Reaped

Sara - Elizabeth Strout's Olive Kitteridge​

​Other Mentions

Lorrie Moore's short story collections such as Birds of America, including the short story "How" from her collection Self-Help

Elizabeth Strout's Olive, Again​​

Give Me One - Super Hero Edition

Jen's pick - Captain America

Sara's pick - Wonder Woman

Ashley's pick - Black Panther

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