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Carrie M. O'Connor's Reading Interests

Favorite Books

Too many to count. The Radiant Way, A Natural Curiosity, Just Fine the Way it Is, The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse, Walden, On the Occasion of My Last Afternoon, Comfort Woman, The Color Purple

What I'm Reading

Krik? Krak! by Edwidge Danticat

Favorite Authors

Margaret Drabble, Annie Prioulx, Louise Erdrich, Henry David Thoreau, Edith Wharton, Kate Chopin, Louisa May Alcott, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Zora Neale Hurston, Simone de Beauvoir, Nora Okja Keller, Alice Walker, Kaye Gibbons

Influences

I am a fourth-generation native of Honolulu. When I began to write fiction I was fortunate in that Bamboo Ridge Press established a vibrant literary community. I was influenced by Nora Okja Keller, Lois-Ann Yamanaka, Cathy Song, Marie Hara and Juliet Kono.