Drinking Coffee Elsewhere (Today Show Book Club #11)

by ZZ Packer | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 1573222623 Global Overview for this book
Registered by mississippimom of Olive Branch, Mississippi USA on 4/30/2006
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2 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by mississippimom from Olive Branch, Mississippi USA on Sunday, April 30, 2006
Found this one for $1 at... you guessed it.. the dollar store! Picked it up because it has the "Today's Book Club" logo on it... Will release at our local Starbucks after I've finished it...


Book Description
With stories in The New Yorker's debut fiction issue and in The Best American Short Stories, 2000, and as the winner of a Whiting Writers' Award and a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Award, ZZ Packer has already achieved what most writers only dream about-all prior to publication of her first book.

Now, in Drinking Coffee Elsewhere, her impressive range and talent are abundantly evident. Packer dazzles with her command of language-surprising and delighting us with unexpected turns and indelible images, as she takes us into the lives of characters on the periphery, unsure of where they belong. With penetrating insight that belies her youth-she was only nineteen years old when Seventeen magazine printed her first published story-Packer takes us to a Girl Scout camp, where a troupe of black girls are confronted with a group of white girls, whose defining feature turns out to be not their race but their disabilities; to the Million Man March on Washington, where a young man must decide where his allegiance to his father lies; to Japan, where an international group of drifters find themselves starving, unable to find work.

Journal Entry 2 by mississippimom at Starbucks - Goodman Rd in Southaven, Mississippi USA on Friday, January 8, 2010

Released 12 yrs ago (1/9/2010 UTC) at Starbucks - Goodman Rd in Southaven, Mississippi USA

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

I love to release books with 'coffee' in the title at various coffee shops.
Our BookCrossing meetup group is meeting at Starbucks this morning...
I'll leave this book on one of the tables out front!

ENJOY!
"Drinking Coffee Elsewhere"
This book is my gift to you....



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Journal Entry 3 by nancyluvsbooks from Williamsburg, Virginia USA on Saturday, January 9, 2010
Picked up at today's Midsouth Bookcrossing meetup at Starbucks. Thanks, Mississippimom, for releasing this one!

Journal Entry 4 by nancyluvsbooks at St. Petersburg, Florida USA on Friday, February 26, 2016
I read a few chapters, and just couldn't get into this book. It just didn't grab me. I will release it.

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