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Glitter Girl Paperback – June 30, 2010
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I'm a San Francisco Bay Area writer, and I'm the author of the novel GLITTER GIRL and the guidebook BE A GREAT TUTOR: THE INSPIRING GUIDE TO TUTORING ALL AGES. I'm also webmaster of www.Tutoring-Expert.com.
When I'm not working on my next novel, I teach writing and literature at City College of San Francisco. I have an MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College and a BA in Religion from Emory University. I'm also a graduate student at Stanford University.
Learn more at www.LitBooks.net.
Thanks for your interest in my work.
Top Customer Reviews
O'Briant skillfully contrasts the lively, style-conscious gay community of San Francisco with the plain-living devotional congregation of fundamentalist Christians in Atlanta. Her command of detail as she recreates each absorbing social world provides one of the many pleasures of the book. She has a firm grasp, too, on the moral life of each place. In particular, by means of a well-made plot, O'Briant neatly exposes flaws in each community--and within each sister. When Gloria and Angie suffer serious disappointments in their lives, each begins to overcome her pride and self-righteousness. Gloria, especially, out of affection and awareness of her own failings, reaches out to heal the division between herself and her sister. A mediator, a revelation, and a wedding help. This is a comic novel, one in which defeat, and even humiliation, prepare the sisters (and their parents) to renew their affection for one another and to grow into a more mature appreciation of difference. Gloria's fall from golden girl to glitter girl is especially amusing.
It is, quite simply, a wonderful book. I thoroughly enjoyed it and was most disappointed when the final chapter ended. You will be too - read it!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I had no idea what I was in for with this one...the multi-dimensionality of the characters was great. I was constantly dying to know what was going to happen next... Read morePublished on August 26, 2011 by Amazon Customer
I really tried to like this book and can't. The protagonist Gloria is neither likable nor sympathetic. Read morePublished on July 31, 2011 by Avowed Bibliophile
Glitter Girl is a page turner and filled with humor as it weaves together the story of two sisters(one a lesbian and the other a born again Christian) who love each other despite... Read morePublished on July 16, 2010 by Louise Nayer
I listened to Glitter Girl when it was first released in weekly audio installments. Had I had the book in my hands, I wouldn't have budged from the couch until I had finished it. Read morePublished on July 6, 2010 by Susan Gold
I loved this book! It's extremely readable, but not fluffy. It deals with serious issues in a way that wasn't overwhelming. Read morePublished on July 3, 2010 by Sasha Clayton