Penguin Modern Classics Lives Of Girls And Women

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Penguin Modern Classics Lives Of Girls And Women

by Alice Munro
Foreword by Jane Smiley

Penguin Canada | June 28, 2005 | Trade Paperback

Penguin Modern Classics 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 28, 2005

Publisher: Penguin 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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Penguin Modern Classics 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 28, 2005

Publisher: Penguin 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 sixteen 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; Selected Stories; The Love of a Good Woman; Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage; Runaway; The View from Castle Rock; Alice Munro’s Best, Too Much Happiness, and Dear Life. During her distinguished career she has been the recipient of many awards and prizes, including the recent Nobel Prize in Literature which cited her as “a master of the contemporary short story.”

Here at home she has won too many awards to list, including three Governor General’s Literary Awards, two Giller Prizes, several Trillium Prizes and a number of Libris Awards. Elsewhere she has won the Rea Award for the Short Story, the Lannan Literary Award, England’s W. H. Smith Book Award, Italy’s Pescara prize, the United States’ National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Edward MacDowell Medal in literature. Her stories have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, Saturday Night, The Paris Review, and other publications, and her collections have been translated into thirteen languages.

Alice Munro divides her time between Clinton, Ontario, and Comox, British Columbia.

Editorial Reviews

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