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Popular Reading Discovery: Autobiography of Us


One of my favorite things about working at the Knight Library is the ability to browse the new Popular Reading Collection when I have a few spare moments.

I recently picked up a book from the collection for some relaxing weekend reading:

Autobiography of Us by Aria Beth Sloss: I read a review of this book in the New York Times and was intrigued. A novel published in early 2013, Autobiography of Us focuses on the coming-of-age stories of two Pasadena girls in the 1950s. The book takes the reader through the decades, as the two close friends grow older, confronting their fears and insecurities along the way.

I’d recommend this bittersweet novel, although it wasn’t my favorite. It has an interesting perspective on feminism and social change during the second half of the 20th century, although I felt like the story lacked a compelling protagonist. Thanks to the Popular Reading Collection for giving me access to this newly-published novel!


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