Maggie O’Farrell’s I AM, I AM, I AM - Defiance of Death

For our November Book Club, we're discussing Maggie O'Farrell's I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes with Death, our first Unabridged Readers' Choice pick! This collection of connected essays elicited a different reaction from each of us . . . some of us definitely liked it more than others.

We'd love to know what you think about this memoir. Join us all month on social media to discuss O'Farrell's work.



*Introduction and General Discussion: 00:00 - 39:28

*Book Pairings: 39:39 - 46:18

*Classroom Connections46:19 - 50:18

*Give Me One: 50:19 - 52:58


book pairings

*Ashley - Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club

*Jen - Jesmyn Ward's Men We Reaped

*Sara - Elizabeth Strout's Olive Kitteridge -- Listen to Sara's perspective on this novel in Episode 16, Unpopular Opinion Alert


other mentions

*Lorrie Moore's short story collections such as Birds of America, including the short story "How" from her collection Self-Help

*Elizabeth Strout's Olive, Again


give me one - super hero edition

*Jen's pick - Captain America

*Sara's pick - Wonder Woman

*Ashley's pick - Black Panther


*Check out what's coming up next.


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