Lives Of Girls And Women

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Lives Of Girls And Women

by Alice Munro
Foreword by Jane Smiley

Penguin Group Canada | June 24, 2005 | Trade Paperback

Lives Of Girls And Women is rated 2 out of 5 by 2.

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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 256 pages, 7.75 × 5.05 × 0.52 in

Published: June 24, 2005

Publisher: Penguin Group Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 014305144X

ISBN - 13: 9780143051442

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Got EPIC RATS? >:( J- = JAIL, We have shared our disappointment with them. *Now removing items from Publisher TQ.
Date published: 2014-07-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Girls and Women sure have changed! A reasonably good story, although obviously dated to its time. I'm not sure what young women would learn from it, other than "you've come a long way, baby!" I enjoyed the imagery conjured up by Ms. Munro's writing but found it very hard to identify with too many of the characters. Some of the characters were too "sketchy" and didn't fully develop. Although there were some very amusing moments and some quite startling, on the whole I felt it too anecdotal to leave much of an impression. I was left expecting something more. It would be a good read for those cold, winter nights after a long day at work when the last thing you want to exercise is your brain.
Date published: 2000-08-16

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Lives Of Girls And Women

by Alice Munro
Foreword by Jane Smiley

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 256 pages, 7.75 × 5.05 × 0.52 in

Published: June 24, 2005

Publisher: Penguin Group Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 014305144X

ISBN - 13: 9780143051442

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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,
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"...Munro brilliantly captures the initial tremors of this profound social transition." - Toronto Star
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