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A Room Called Earth – Madeline Ryan

A Room Called Earth – Madeline Ryan

I saw a review of this in The Australian review and thought it sounded interesting. My local bookstore ordered it in for me (I don’t think it’s widely available)

And I wanted to expand my reading by reading a novel written by a neuro-diverse author.

A brilliant debut from a neuro-diverse author that explores a young woman’s magical, sensitive, and passionate inner world.

A young woman gets ready to go to a party. She arrives, feels overwhelmed, leaves, and then returns. Minutely attuned to the people who come into her view, and alternating between alienation and profound connection, she is hilarious, self-aware, sometimes acerbic, and always honest.

And by the end of the night, she’s shown us something radical about love, loss, and the need to belong.

It was an easy read, and I am glad that I have read it, but it wasn’t for me.

A review

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