Hey Girl, Ryan Gosling Has Something to Say About Your Book Title

Upon the discovery that a book coming out later this year is called Orphan Train Girl, we talked about the trend of having ‘Girl’ in book titles in the Book Riot backchannels (and by ‘talked’ I mean ‘made extremely bad puns and jokes,’ obviously.) We thought we’d tell you all about it, but it seemed more appropriate to let Ryan Gosling say it for us.

 

 

 

 


But for real though, here’s a really good piece by Emily St. John Mandel about what having so many books with ‘Girl’ in the title means: The Gone Girl with the Dragon Tattoo on the Train.

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Deepali Agarwal: Deepali Agarwal has a Master’s in literary linguistics, which means that every person she’s ever known has, at some point, asked her to ‘edit a thing’ for them-- ‘just see if it reads okay?’ She doesn’t mind, because she believes that the world can be fixed one oxford comma at a time. Deepali lives in Delhi, the capital of India, where cows are sacred, but authors and poets exist and write brilliant things. She works as an editor with OUP India’s School ELT division, where she moves apostrophes, looks up pictures of cats, and talks about children’s books for eight hours. The rest of her day is spent reading, thinking about Parks and Recreation, and wondering if there exist jobs for English majors that pay more than peanuts. Twitter: @DeepaliAgarwal_