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Lives of Girls and Women - Alice Munro
Lives of Girls and Women
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The only novel from Alice Munro-award-winning author of The Love of a Good Woman--is an insightful, honest book, "autobiographical in form but not in fact," that chronicles a young girl's growing up in rural Ontario in the 1940's.Del Jordan lives out at the end of the Flats Road on her father's... show more
The only novel from Alice Munro-award-winning author of The Love of a Good Woman--is an insightful, honest book, "autobiographical in form but not in fact," that chronicles a young girl's growing up in rural Ontario in the 1940's.Del Jordan lives out at the end of the Flats Road on her father's fox farm, where her most frequent companions are an eccentric bachelor family friend and her rough younger brother. When she begins spending more time in town, she is surrounded by women-her mother, an agnostic, opinionted woman who sells encyclopedias to local farmers; her mother's boarder, the lusty Fern Dogherty; and her best friend, Naomi, with whom she shares the frustrations and unbridled glee of adolescence.Through these unwitting mentors and in her own encounters with sex, birth, and death, Del explores the dark and bright sides of womanhood. All along she remains a wise, witty observer and recorder of truths in small-town life. The result is a powerful, moving, and humorous demonstration of Alice Munro's unparalleled awareness of the lives of girls and women.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780375707490 (0375707492)
ASIN: 375707492
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 277
Edition language: English
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Contemporary
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„Poza tym czułam też, że to, co stara mi się wpoić, niewiele się różni od zwykłych rad udzielanych dziewczętom i kobietom, które jakoby powinny być ostrożne, solenne i zapobiegliwe, podczas gdy mężczyźni mają się bawić, szaleć, porzucać, co im niewygodne, i wracać do domu z dumą. Bez chwili namysłu ...
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4.0 Reading Munro
Lives of girls and women is a serie of connected short-stories about the life of Del Jordan and her family in Jubilee in the south of Canada just after WW2. There are so much I love about this book, her Uncle Benny, married off to the crazy woman/child with a baby after just a notice in the paper an...
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3.0 Lives of Girls and Women
Another book for looking at Canadian history through a literary lens.
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