Lives of girls and women
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.
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|Grouping Title||lives of girls and women|
|Grouping Author||munro alice|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-07-22 06:04:28AM|
|Last Indexed||2019-07-22 06:05:46AM|
|author||Munro, Alice, 1931-|
|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.|
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|owning_library_santafe||Santa Fe Public Library|
|owning_location_santafe||Main Library, Southside Branch|
|record_details||ils:.b10221402|Book|Books|1st Vintage Contemporaries ed.|English|Vintage Contemporaries,|2001.|277 p. ; 21 cm.|
|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|