The Body Papers: A Memoir by Grace Talusan

The Body Papers: A Memoir

Grace Talusan

272 pages first pub 2019 (editions)

nonfiction biography memoir challenging emotional reflective slow-paced


Winner of The Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing, Grace Talusan's critically acclaimed memoir The Body Papers, a New York Times Editors' Choice selection, powerfully explores the fraught contours of her own life as a Filipino immigrant...

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reflective 88%
emotional 80%
sad 52%
challenging 45%
informative 28%
hopeful 26%
dark 19%
inspiring 16%
tense 14%
funny 4%
adventurous 2%
relaxing 2%


medium 62%
slow 20%
fast 16%

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