Lives of girls and women

Book Cover
Average Rating
Vintage Contemporaries,
Pub. Date:
1st Vintage Contemporaries ed.
WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE® IN LITERATURE 2013 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.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 76ea18f3-fa8d-b5d8-618f-0b167b8fae8b
Grouping Title lives of girls and women
Grouping Author munro alice
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-07-22 06:04:28AM
Last Indexed 2019-07-22 06:05:46AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Munro, Alice, 1931-
author_display Munro, Alice
available_at_santafe Main Library
detailed_location_santafe Main, Southside
display_description A portrayal of a young girl's youth in a Canadian town and her awakening to womanhood in the 1940s follows Del Jordan as she explores the dark and bright sides of womanhood and records the frustrations, joys, triumphs, and trials of small-town life.
format_category_santafe Books
format_santafe Book
id 76ea18f3-fa8d-b5d8-618f-0b167b8fae8b
isbn 9780375707490
item_details ils:.b10221402|.i16076564|Southside|Fiction Munro, A|||1|false|false|||||Due Jul 8, 2019||co||, ils:.b10221402|.i18684099|Main|Fiction Munro, A|||1|false|false|||||*CHECK SHELF*||mn||
itype_santafe Regular Circ
last_indexed 2019-07-22T12:05:46.808Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_santafe Fiction Munro, A
owning_library_santafe Santa Fe Public Library
owning_location_santafe Main Library, Southside Branch
primary_isbn 9780375707490
publishDate 2001
record_details ils:.b10221402|Book|Books|1st Vintage Contemporaries ed.|English|Vintage Contemporaries,|2001.|277 p. ; 21 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b10221402 .i18684099 On Shelf *CHECK SHELF* false true true false false true 9999
ils:.b10221402 .i16076564 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true 9999
subject_facet Bildungsromans, Canada -- Fiction, Young women -- Fiction
title_display Lives of girls and women
title_full Lives of girls and women / Alice Munro
title_short Lives of girls and women
topic_facet Young women