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    My Radio Radio eBook ↠ My Radio eBook È the world remain her National Geographic magazines and a new resident in the house, Northrop, an old man caught between living and dying, maintained in a vegetative state by hospice careObserving everything with the keen eye of a girl with a photographic memory, Omi Ruth finds herself learning to grieve in the company of unlikely strangers With the help of a homeless and pregnant Tracie Casteel, a rebellious Amish boy named Spencer Frye, and the smooth talking Vaughn Buey who works third shift at Dunlap s RV plant, Omi Ruth discovers that there are two things of which there is no shortage in the world s common purse love and loss."/>
  • Paperback
  • 160 pages
  • My Radio Radio
  • Jessie van Eerden
  • 21 February 2019
  • 1943665087

10 thoughts on “My Radio Radio

  1. Charlie Byers Charlie Byers says:

    Love it My Radio Radio has some themes in common with Glorybound, Van Eerden s previous novel clearly, she has something to say about how her characters negotiate their own inheritance from the spiritual communities they grow up in But the two books go about things in such different ways, I was halfway through this one before I made that connection While Glorybound spelled out the beginnings and endings of its characters main arcs within a handful of pages, My Radio Radio focuses instead o Love it My Radio Radio has some themes in common with Glorybound, Van Eerden s previous novel clearly, she has something to say about how her characters negotiate their own inheritance from the spiritual communities they grow up in But the two books go about things in such different ways, I was halfway through this one before I made that connection While Glorybound spelled out the beginnings and endings of its characters main arcs within a handful of pages, My Radio Radio focuses instead on creating a character strong enough to keep all of the book s tensions in the air from the start, with the result that the plot gets to make unexpected turns and be much lighter on its feet than you d expect it to be It s ambitious and unusual and it totally works As with Glorybound, I finished this book in about a day, because I just couldn t put it down.While there are some very adult ideas here, to my mind this book has a lot in common with any great YA fiction a lot of faith in plot, and a willingness to let characters speak their minds Not to mention real respect for the spiritual and moral dimensions of growing into early adulthood I admire writing that can be skillful and beautiful and speak to big ideas without pulling the reader out of the story itself, and this author has a gift for striking that balance Can t wait to read her next one


  2. Rebecca Elswick Rebecca Elswick says:

    There are many elements that must be in a book before I call it amazing, chiefly that I can t stop thinking about it MY RADIO RADIO got under my skin and all the characters, but especially Omi Ruth Wincott and Tracie Casteel wormed their way into my heart This coming of age story set in a small town in Indiana at the Dunlap Fellowship of All Things in Common was beautifully written with layer upon layer of emotion, revealing what life was like for the people living in the poor religious comm There are many elements that must be in a book before I call it amazing, chiefly that I can t stop thinking about it MY RADIO RADIO got under my skin and all the characters, but especially Omi Ruth Wincott and Tracie Casteel wormed their way into my heart This coming of age story set in a small town in Indiana at the Dunlap Fellowship of All Things in Common was beautifully written with layer upon layer of emotion, revealing what life was like for the people living in the poor religious community where everything was shared Omi Ruth is dealing with her brother s death when beautiful sixteen year old Tracie Casteel shows up, pregnant and looking for a home Tracie s bleached hair, hoop earrings and boots that have walked all the way from Detroit captivate Omni Ruth whose only link to the outside world is National Geographic Magazine with all the pages showing nudity torn out With Tracie s help, Omni Ruth deals with her grief and budding adolescence, while one by one, the secrets are revealed in this place where life is supposed to be simple, are revealed


  3. Chelle Chelle says:

    This is a beautifully written and fresh take on the coming of age story Jessie Van Eerden s writing is not experienced so much as reading butlike listening to music with your eyes Her language her language is so carefully and perfectly chosen, and her characters are full of life and soul.


  4. Ace Boggess Ace Boggess says:

    A coming of age story, My Radio Radio takes the young narrator Omi Ruth on a literary journey from age twelve to thirteen, death through death and rebirth, naivete toward a sort of wisdom It s 1986 Omi lives in a communal small town Indiana church, calls her parents by name, and knows nothing of normal familial love Her story is one of loss not properly grieved and yearning not fully understood This story surprises and, at times, disturbs Beautifully written, the novel will makes it readers A coming of age story, My Radio Radio takes the young narrator Omi Ruth on a literary journey from age twelve to thirteen, death through death and rebirth, naivete toward a sort of wisdom It s 1986 Omi lives in a communal small town Indiana church, calls her parents by name, and knows nothing of normal familial love Her story is one of loss not properly grieved and yearning not fully understood This story surprises and, at times, disturbs Beautifully written, the novel will makes it readers think as well as empathize with Omi s confusion, suffering, and, ultimately, new hope While set in Indiana, this book feels like the best Appalachian fiction out there It has that same down home something ugly beneath the surface tone and looks through a window into the darkness with eyes that make out shapes that could be trees or monsters It s a poetic novel, and a thoughtful one Definitely worth reading


  5. Shari McCullough Shari McCullough says:

    Thank God my husband came across this gifted writer in Image Journal And that he read Glorybound and then My Radio Radio and was so moved by both novels that I was curious and read both back to back In my opinion My Radio Radio is the strongest of the two The characters layered lives are so earthy and RAW, flawed, fractured, and in most cases darkened and yet LIGHT Even if you don t like or are repulsed by a character, in most cases you wish you could hold their hand for a moment once Van Thank God my husband came across this gifted writer in Image Journal And that he read Glorybound and then My Radio Radio and was so moved by both novels that I was curious and read both back to back In my opinion My Radio Radio is the strongest of the two The characters layered lives are so earthy and RAW, flawed, fractured, and in most cases darkened and yet LIGHT Even if you don t like or are repulsed by a character, in most cases you wish you could hold their hand for a moment once Van Eerden has peeled back the external to reveal what is hidden It s a story of life s fragility held together with grace and redemption and the hope of new beginnings And the actual writing and selections of words, if you are a lover of words, Van Eerden at times will make you weep She has the gift


  6. Jonathan Corcoran Jonathan Corcoran says:

    Jessie van Eerden has achieved something remarkable with this book Readers are invited into the home of a religious commune that has seen brighter days and are treated to the coming of age in the best and most complicated sense of young Omi Ruth The plot is intriguing and at times heart wrenching We re also given real moments of joy, as experienced by Omi Van Eerden s prose is somehow both tough and delicate, while maintaining a beautiful lyrical sensibility.


  7. Laura Valentine Laura Valentine says:

    Quick read, but the style takes some getting used to.


  8. Howard Parsons Howard Parsons says:

    it hurts and it heals please read this book it s important.


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My Radio Radio[PDF / Epub] ✅ My Radio Radio By Jessie van Eerden – Thomashillier.co.uk The members of Dunlap Fellowship of All Things in Common share everything from their meager incomes to the only functioning toilet in the community house everything, that is, except secrets When Omi R The members of Dunlap Fellowship of All Things in Common share everything from their meager incomes to the only functioning toilet in the community house everything, that is, except secrets When Omi My Radio eBook È Ruth Wincott, the youngest member of the disintegrating common purse community in this small Indiana town, loses her only brother, Woodrun, she withdraws from everyone and fixates on a secret desire She wishes only for an extravagant headstone to mark Woodrun s grave, an expense that the strict, parsimonious community can t or won t pay for In her loneliness, Omi Ruth s only ties to the world remain her National Geographic magazines and a new resident in the house, Northrop, an old man caught between living and dying, maintained in a vegetative state by hospice careObserving everything with the keen eye of a girl with a photographic memory, Omi Ruth finds herself learning to grieve in the company of unlikely strangers With the help of a homeless and pregnant Tracie Casteel, a rebellious Amish boy named Spencer Frye, and the smooth talking Vaughn Buey who works third shift at Dunlap s RV plant, Omi Ruth discovers that there are two things of which there is no shortage in the world s common purse love and loss.


About the Author: Jessie van Eerden

A West Virginia native, Jessie van Eerden holds a BA in English from West Virginia University and an MFA in nonfiction writing from the University of Iowa Her work has appeared in My Radio eBook È The Oxford American, River Teeth, Image, Bellingham Review, Rock Sling, and other publications Her essays have been selected for inclusion in Dreams and Inward Journeys A Rhetoric and Reader for Writers, Seventh Edition Longman, Best American Spiritual Writing Houghton Mifflin, and Jesus Girls True Tales of Growing Up Female and Evangelical Cascade Books of Wipf and Stock, She was selected as the Milton Fellow with Image and Seattle Pacific University for work on her first novel, Glorybound WordFarm, Jessie has taught for over ten years in college classrooms and in adult literacy programs She lives in West Virginia where she directs the low residency MFA writing program of West Virginia Wesleyan College.