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Among Others - Jo Walton
Among Others
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Winner of the 2011 Nebula Award for Best NovelStartling, unusual, and yet irresistably readable, Among Others is at once the compelling story of a young woman struggling to escape a troubled childhood, a brilliant diary of first encounters with the great novels of modern fantasy and SF, and a... show more
Winner of the 2011 Nebula Award for Best NovelStartling, unusual, and yet irresistably readable, Among Others is at once the compelling story of a young woman struggling to escape a troubled childhood, a brilliant diary of first encounters with the great novels of modern fantasy and SF, and a spellbinding tale of escape from ancient enchantment.Raised by a half-mad mother who dabbled in magic, Morwenna Phelps found refuge in two worlds. As a child growing up in Wales, she played among the spirits who made their homes in industrial ruins. But her mind found freedom and promise in the science fiction novels that were her closest companions. Then her mother tried to bend the spirits to dark ends, and Mori was forced to confront her in a magical battle that left her crippled--and her twin sister dead.Fleeing to her father whom she barely knew, Mori was sent to boarding school in England–a place all but devoid of true magic. There, outcast and alone, she tempted fate by doing magic herself, in an attempt to find a circle of like-minded friends. But her magic also drew the attention of her mother, bringing about a reckoning that could no longer be put off…Combining elements of autobiography with flights of imagination in the manner of novels like Jonathan Lethem’s The Fortress of Solitude, this is potentially a breakout book for an author whose genius has already been hailed by peers like Kelly Link, Sarah Weinman, and Ursula K. Le Guin. One of School Library Journal’s Best Adult Books 4 Teens titles of 2011 One of io9's best Science Fiction & Fantasy books of the year 2011
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780765321534 (076532153X)
Publisher: Tor Books
Pages no: 302
Edition language: English
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Book 7
Book 7 rated it
2.0 Among Others
I haven't given this a starred rating because I can't decide how I feel about it. I liked some parts and didn't like others. I don't know if I liked this book or the book I thought it should have been.[Originally read May 16-23, 2013.]
Carlosia reads books
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2.0 Anders als ich dachte...
Klappentext: Morwenna ist auf der Flucht vor der Erinnerung an den Tod ihrer Zwillingsschwester. Nun muss sie auch noch ihre Heimat, das märchenhafte Wales, verlassen und damit ihre einzigen Freunde. In einem Mädcheninternat hofft sie, wieder zu sich selbst zu finden, doch die Schülerinnen machen es...
Shelf Indulgence
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3.0 Among Others
Among Others is a book about reading. It's also about a fifteen-year-old woman named Morwenna Phelps, a twin who lost her sister about a year ago, who has been taken in by her father and his sisters, and who is sent to a boarding school. A reader of fantasy and science fiction, she finds solace and ...
susanvoss18
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5.0 Among Others by Jo Walton
Set in the 1970s, this is Mori’s story. She and her twin sister grew up in Wales with a mum who dabbled in magic. They could talk to fairies and had little magics of their own. But their mother seeks greater power and an accident leaves Mori crippled and her twin gone. So Mori makes the hard but nec...
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5.0 Fairies in Real Life
This book won the Hugo in 2012, the Nebula in 2011, the Locus in 2012, and the World Fantasy Award in 2012. I've never read Jo Walton before, although she has been on my radar screen for years, mostly because of Tooth and Claw, a story in the tradition of Framley Parsonage, but with dragons instead ...
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