Publish date: 2012
Pages no: 326
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, Adult Fiction
, Realistic Fiction
, Coming Of Age
I loved this. it reminded me of an early Kingsolver, The Bean Family? Anyway, I loved that and I loved this. Hassman, a new author, has a strong voice, very honest, not innocent,but true.Although this daughter of poverty, Rory Dawn, is not a unique character, she is so charismatic, I am so taken wit...
There are many reasons why I pick a book up and this one was brought home because of the praise from Heather O'Neill, whose Lullabies for Little Criminals I read last year, on the front. The fact Ms O'Neill praises it will give you a better idea of what you're in for with this book than the blurb do...
"Girlchild" is about Rory Dawn, the self-proclaimed "feebleminded daughter of a feebleminded daughter," and yet the first word I'm filled with when thinking of how to describe this book is "smart."And there is so much more: heartbreaking and honest, fearless and unique, well-written and interesting,...
This was really just not my cup of tea. Reading this made me understand why some jerks out there believe MFA programs are ruining American literature. I really disliked the voice that Hassman chose to use for her main character, a young girl named Rory who is growing up in a trailer park in Nevada. ...
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