Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 256 pages, 7.75 × 5.05 × 0.52 in
Published: June 24, 2005
Publisher: Penguin Group Canada
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 014305144X
ISBN - 13: 9780143051442
From the Publisher
Lives of Girls and Women is the intensely readable, touching, and very funny story of Del Jordan, a young woman who journeys from the carelessness of childhood through an uneasy adolescence in search of love and sexual experience.
As Del dreams of becoming famous, suffers embarrassment about her mother, endures the humiliation of her body''s insistent desires, and tries desperately to fall in love, she grapples with the crises that mark the passage to womanhood.
About the Author
ALICE MUNRO grew up in Wingham, Ontario, and attended the University of Western Ontario. She has published eleven books— Dance of the Happy Shades ; Lives of Girls and Women ; Something I’ve Been Meaning to Tell You ; Who Do You Think You Are? ; The Moons of Jupiter ; The Progress of Love ; Friend of My Youth ; Open Secrets ; The Love of a Good Woman ; Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage ; and Runaway —as well as Selected Stories , an anthology of stories culled from her dazzling body of work. During her distinguished career, Alice Munro has been the recipient of many awards and prizes, including the W.H. Smith Award and the Commonwealth Writers Prize Best Book Award, Caribbean and Canada region, in the United Kingdom, and, in the United States, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction, the Lannan Literary Award, and the Rea Award for the Short Story. Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage and Runaway were both chosen as one of the Books of Year by The New York Times . In Canada, her prize-winning record is extraordinary: three Governor General’s Awards, two Giller Prize Awards, the Trillium Book Award, the Jubilee Prize, and the Libris Award, among many others. Alice Munro’s stories appear regularly in The New Yorker , as well as The Atlantic Monthly , Saturday Night , and The Paris Review . She and her husband divide their time between Clinton, Ontario, and Comox,
"...Munro brilliantly captures the initial tremors of this profound social transition." - Toronto Star