Student Self-help Library

Identity


Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs (Nonfiction) Burroughs' hilarious, at times heartbreaking, story of living with his mother's psychiatrist has got to be true; no novelist could dream up a family like this one.

Deafening by Frances Itani (Fiction) The heroine of Itani's absorbing novel, set in Canada in the early years of the twentieth century, demonstrates an extraordinary determination and perseverance in overcoming what might have been a life-ruining disability.

Gifted by Nikita Lalwani (Fiction) This novel, dealing with the drawbacks as well as the advantages of genius, is also about finding one's cultural identity: a brilliant young Indian woman grows up in England but feels neither Indian nor English.