The Humanity Project

The Humanity Project After surviving a shooting at her high school Linnea is packed off to live with her estranged father Art who doesn t quite understand how he has suddenly become responsible for raising a sullen ado

  • Title: The Humanity Project
  • Author: Jean Thompson
  • ISBN: 9780399158711
  • Page: 443
  • Format: Hardcover
  • After surviving a shooting at her high school, Linnea is packed off to live with her estranged father, Art, who doesn t quite understand how he has suddenly become responsible for raising a sullen adolescent girl Art s neighbor, Christie, is a nurse distracted by an eccentric patient, Mrs Foster, who has given Christie the reins to her Humanity Project, a bizarre and welAfter surviving a shooting at her high school, Linnea is packed off to live with her estranged father, Art, who doesn t quite understand how he has suddenly become responsible for raising a sullen adolescent girl Art s neighbor, Christie, is a nurse distracted by an eccentric patient, Mrs Foster, who has given Christie the reins to her Humanity Project, a bizarre and well endowed charity fund Just as mysteriously, no one seems to know where Conner, the Fosters handyman, goes after work, but he has become the one person Linnea can confide in, perhaps because his own home life is a war zone his father has suffered an injury and become addicted to painkillers As these characters and many hurtle toward their fates, the Humanity Project is born Can you indeed pay someone to be good At what price Thompson proves herself at the height of her powers in The Humanity Project, crafting emotionally suspenseful and thoroughly entertaining characters, in which we inevitably see ourselves Set against the backdrop of current events and cultural calamity, it is at once a multifaceted ensemble drama and a deftly observant story of our twenty first century society.

    The Humanity Project All Humanity Project programs are based on a set of three core values Respect for all The importance of diversity The need for self worth. Overview The Humanity Project The Humanity Project creates innovative free programs that work to advance equality and respect for every member of society especially folks in the LGBTQ community as The Humanity Project Jean Apr , At times, The Humanity Project reads like the love child of Dickens and Barbara Ehrenreich And yet, remarkably, Thompson makes us care, gives us hope, showing us that the whimsy of a few good hearted people can inspire others to strive to become their better selves A father can help his daughter a son can help his father. The Humanity Project by Jean Thompson The Humanity Project is a very moving novel that relates the stories of the characters in larger story that encompasses hope, redemption, love, and resiliance The characters in this novel include Linnea, who after surviving a high school shooting, is sent to live with The Humanity Project YouTube The Humanity Project Home Facebook The Humanity Project was born out of a need to feed and clothe Moncton s Homeless population,and the y do a great Job,if you want to donate to a charity with Podcast The Humanity Project Humanity Project Founder, Bob Knotts, is interviewed about his new book, which tackles psychological and philosophical issues of significance to the Humanity Project and its followers minutes This podcast discusses a special State Farm program where dozens of everyday citizens can earn , to improve their community minutes About The Human Project The Human Project is a groundbreaking research platform being developed as a public resource to solve some of the toughest challenges we face By discovering critical connections between our biology, behavior, and environment, it aims to enable major advancements in medicine, yield new therapeutics, advance our understanding of human behavior, and foster evidence based public policies that Join or Donate The Humanity Project You can become part of the Humanity Project s campaign for equality and respect at every level of our society Quickly and easily, right now at no cost Read our Pledge For Humanity If you agree, just fill out the brief form including your e signature your printed name and date. The Humanity Project Canada Tackling Homelessness and The Humanity Project is a registered not for profit corporation and a social community for believers that the world cannot change with one person s actions alone we must unite, regardless of age, gender, race, education, sexual preference, language, social status, religion or political views.

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    1. Jean Thompson

      Jean Thompson is a New York Times bestselling author and her new novel, The Humanity Project will be published by Blue Rider Press on April 23, 2013.Thompson is also the author of the novel The Year We Left Home, the acclaimed short fiction collections Do Not Deny Me, and Throw Like a Girl as well as the novel City Boy the short story collection Who Do You Love, and she is a 1999 National Book Award finalist for fiction as well as and the novel Wide Blue Yonder, a New York Times Notable Book and Chicago Tribune Best Fiction selection for 2002.Her short fiction has been published in many magazines and journals, including The New Yorker, and been anthologized in The Best American Short Stories and Pushcart Prize Jean s work has been praised by Elle Magazine as bracing and wildly intelligent writing that explores the nature of love in all its hidden and manifest dimensions Jean s other books include the short story collections The Gasoline Wars and Little Face, and the novels My Wisdom and The Woman Driver.Jean has been the recipient of Guggenheim and National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, among other accolades, and taught creative writing at the University of Illinois Champaign Urbana, Reed College, Northwestern University, and many other colleges and universities.

    700 thoughts on “The Humanity Project”

    1. I wanted to like The Humanity Project. It is beautifully written, and many of the characters really tugged at my heartstrings, but in the end, there were some things that just didn't work for me.The book starts out very well. A 15-year-old girl, Linnea, witnesses a shooting at her high school, which takes the life of her hated step-sister. Because her mother can't seem to handle Linnea's post-shooting emotions, she is shipped off to live with Art, the father she has never known. There she comes [...]

    2. 4.5Loved this book from its opening sentence to its last. Like sitting in the driver's seat of an automated car, I had every confidence that Thompson would get us where we were going, all I had to do was enjoy the view as it rolled past. If nothing else, the structure of this novel is a thing of beauty, but the characters are spot on, too. Some goodreaders are complaining that this novel asks a question about whether we can pay people to be good, and that the novel doesn't pay it back and answer [...]

    3. Virtually all the characters in The Humanity Project are in the process of redefining who they are and what it means to be human. They’re lonely, adrift, down on their luck, trying to reinvent themselves…even rename themselves.Jean Thompson is first and foremost an outstanding short story writer, and in these sketches, her key talent shows through. There’s Linnea, a damaged teenager who is exiled from her home to live with her absent birth father after she witnesses the school shooting of [...]

    4. I think I would actually give it 2.5 stars. It had a good premise and I liked how the characters all sort of connected in a haphazard way. However, I kept waiting for the two young characters to connect conversations, confidements, etc and never really got that. Also, I kept waiting for them to be connected through the "Humanity Project" I kept expecting the project itself to benefit and change their lives and it doesn't, it kind of sits int he background. Some of the characters meet t [...]

    5. This book just annoyed me. With a title like "The Humanity Project" I had high hopes. So disappointed.The characters in the book had so many "worldly" problems I groaned many times, rolled my eyes, and just felt aggravated with every single one of the characters. The author makes light of God and religion and turns these problems as real problems (which they are, but so many could be avoided) so that just annoyed me too. The author tied everything up nicely at the end. I guess. Not worth the rea [...]

    6. Picked as one of our Best Book of the Month. In my review I wrote:When a school shooting sends a damaged teen named Linnea to live with her lazy, pot-smoking father in California, she becomes immersed in a world in which everyone nurses a deep sense of economic doom and financial hopelessness. “Times were bad for everybody, everybody had it coming” writes Thompson. And this: “The world was one big goddam banana peel, waiting for you to slip on it.” One character feels like “they’d [...]

    7. I’m not good at going to a store and randomly picking a piece of fiction to read. I often decide what to read next due to it either being well reviewed or having a friend with good literary taste recommend it. I find I’m far better at predicting if I’ll like a non-fiction title just by reading the blurb on the back, so this being a fiction title that had yet been released made me nervous. Much to my relief, I enjoyed this book from cover-to-cover. I didn’t know what to expect with its de [...]

    8. I'm really confused by this book. Overall, I liked it, although the title I think is somewhat misleading as is the description of the book. I'm not sure why they chose to call it The Humanity Project, as it seems like very little of the book actually has to do with this. I kept waiting for it to be a more integral part of the story and it didn't happen. Also it talked about the mission of this foundation and the possibility of paying people to be good, and that went absolutely no where. So I fou [...]

    9. Let the Great World Spin, A Visit from the Goon Squad, all the novels that have landed on the shelves in bookshops riding the wave of the Emotional and Surprising Power of Our Intertwining Fates. I get it. And I'll admit to having gone into this having been unable to get into Thompson's writing in the past despite it being assured and well-crafted but the characters never transformed from names on the page into anyone I could care about, let alone in whom I could invest.

    10. I'd rate this book 3.5 stars.It takes a skilled author to create flawed characters that interest you and cause you to empathize with them even if you don't necessarily sympathize with them. But in Jean Thompson's new novel, The Humanity Project, a meditation on the flaws that make us human and an examination of whether or not we can redeem ourselves after doing something wrong, she does just that. I don't know that I'd want to spend any appreciable amount of time with any of these characters, bu [...]

    11. Can you pay people to be good? If so, what would it cost?Jean Thompson's newest novel, The Humanity Project, poses these questions before introducing a wide array of drastically different characters bound together with lose connections. Most of the story centers around Linnea, a teenage girl thrown off course by the shooting that takes place in her high school. Her reactionary, wild behavior causes her mother to send Linnea across the country to live with her father, Art, who she barely knows. C [...]

    12. The Humanity Project is a very moving novel that relates the stories of the characters in larger story that encompasses hope, redemption, love, and resiliance. The characters in this novel include Linnea, who after surviving a high school shooting, is sent to live with her estranged father, Art, in an effort to assuage her guilt. Sean, the single father of Connor, is addicted to painkillers after an extremely serious car accident leaves him wondering what happened to his self and the driver of t [...]

    13. This book is a snippet of lives that intersect with one another to ultimately tell a story of our fragile human qualities. The characters are appealing - a daughter who witnesses a shooting at her school, whose father is quite clumsy in the area of relationships, who has a neighbor who nurses a lonely rich woman who begins a foundation that helps a homeless man who is the father of a son who struggles to make it in the world who dates a girl who has moved in with her father after she witnesses a [...]

    14. The plot revolves around the messy lives of two Northern California divorced single fathers who each are raising a teenager. Sean's house is going into foreclosure as he struggles to find work and battles his addition to painkillers after an accident. His son Conner tries petty thievery before he is given employment doing odd jobs for a wealthy widow, Mrs. Foster. Art, a part-time college instructor, has played no part in his daughter Linnea's life until she moves in with him after becoming a di [...]

    15. I really enjoy and admire Jean Thompson's prose. I kept reading this book because of that. But, for the book as a whole, I'm not sure what to make of the unending sadness, unhappiness, and misery of the characters. Life certainly has those periods for everyone, but reading this is not a cheery proposition. There were times that the writing and story lines reminded me of something that T.Coraghessan Boyle might have done. This is not a bad reference, as I also like Boyle's writing a lot. The diff [...]

    16. Jean Thompson has a way of getting to the heart of her characters, flawed people trying to do their best in a world not always kind. Here she shifts perspective from individuals, linked through proximity or circumstance. Linnea survives a shooting at her high school; she is left feeling guilty and tarnished by her enmity to one of the victims. She is sent to live with her father, Art, a man unprepared for and confused by the challenges in raising a troubled teenager on his own. Art lives next do [...]

    17. I liked it. I didn't love it, and I don't think it'll be a book that lingers with me for years and years. Thompson does a good job with her many characters, and each one seems strong and distinct. The problem was I didn't get to know any of them well enough. Her narrative skips around between at least five characters, at times leaving one in a cliff-hanger chapter ending that's resolved off-stage (or not referred to again).The book does bring up questions about humanity and exactly how far we ar [...]

    18. A deceptively simple novel that reads as a succinct and modern Dickens tale. I enjoyed the story and Thompson's writing very much. Highly recommend. I'm going to go and read Thompson's other novels now--I'm excited to have found her work.

    19. I received this book in a first reads giveaway.A surprisingly optimistic story, for a novel that begins with a school shooting. Lots of very distinct/memorable/sometimes eccentric characters, even the minor ones. My only real issue is that I felt the epilogue was maybe a bit too tidy.

    20. I'll be thinking about this book for a long time. Really well written, compelling characters, sad but not interminably. Recommended.

    21. I liked this book. An interesting mix of characters all dealing with their own personal issues. Some of these issues were the result of of being in the wrong place at the wrong time, others due to bad decision making and still other issues due to the character's own personality. Kids dealing with complex situations through no fault of their own and finding their strength to battle through.

    22. One of those times when I wished there was a 3.5. I enjoyed the book. Agree with one of the reviewers that the ending was unsatisfactory and why I didn't give a 4. All the characters were well developed. One general comment. What is the difference between a review and a synopsis? I look for how you felt about a book and why.

    23. I love this book! Is it perfect? No. But really terrific books rarely are. Thompson creates an unforgettable teenager whose killer sarcasm is absolutely perfect. And I will never forget what happens to the poor dude who goes a date with a woman he finds on the internet.

    24. This might win for worst book read this summer. I kept reading it though- waiting for something to actually happen with these loosely connected characters. It really didn't.

    25. It's weird how this book never got where I thought it was going--to the project itself--but it was a fun character study.

    26. The title and book jacket are misleading. The book jacket asks the reader "Can you pay someone to be good?" Heck, I don't know. Neither does the author.The character, Christy, is clearly uncomfortable in her new role as an advisor to the nonprofit. She spends a lot of time pondering the meaning of humanity. Eventually, Christy organizes a think-tank of rich people to further examine the idea of humanity. They meet for a 2-day conference featuring paid speakers & a buffet lunch. And thene boo [...]

    27. While reading this novel, the structure constantly reminded me of that Robert Altman film Short Cuts where we follow various components of seemingly disparate characters’ storylines that all intertwine with each other a meaningful way that is really only ever revealed to the audience instead of the characters themselves. It’s an older version of what contemporary authors are doing in books like Jennifer Egan’s A Visit from the Goon Squad. Instead of encapsulated short stories each with its [...]

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