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Coming in January, 2013

Good Kids
 

 

At fifteen, Josh Paquette and Khadijah Silverglate-Dunn catch Josh’s father and Khadijah’s mother kissing in a natural foods store. They make a pact never to cheat on anyone, ever. They have no problem keeping the vow—until they meet again at twenty-eight, both struggling with career and identity, and both engaged to other people.

Part inter-ethnic romance, part intergenerational conflict, Good Kids is a hilarious, sad, handsomely plotted story of love and class in the era of the redefined household. Stylistically adventurous but always accessible, Nugent trains a keen ear on the vernaculars of Generation Y and the baby boomers, as young and middle-aged alike try to decide what parenting, background, and loyalty mean in late twentieth and early twenty-first century America.

First Review: Philadelphia City Paper

 
   
   
   
 
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American Nerd
 

American Nerd: The Story of My People is a history of the concept of the nerd, with some reporting on nerd subcultures, some memoir, and a short story.

Salon interview

LA Times interveiw

Washington Post review


Boston Globe review

Christian Science Monitor review

Time excerpt

 
 
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