Penguin Modern Classics Lives Of Girls And Women by Alice MunroPenguin Modern Classics Lives Of Girls And Women by Alice Munro

Penguin Modern Classics Lives Of Girls And Women

byAlice Munro

Paperback | August 19, 2014

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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.

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 Storie...
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Title:Penguin Modern Classics Lives Of Girls And WomenFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 7.74 × 5.05 × 0.68 inPublished:August 19, 2014Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143191152

ISBN - 13:9780143191155

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good This book was good. I would not have read it if Alice Munro was not a local to my area.
Date published: 2017-10-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Novel vs. collected short stories I'd read some Alice Munro years ago, and thought it would be a perfect choice for the Women's Resource Centre book club that I'm part of here in Brandon. The combination of books I read for the month of November, and consequently during NaNoWriMo was maybe not the best combination of choices. Each one was heavy and laden with dense material the require digesting, which is why it's taken me so long to write reviews lately. On the other hand, it's led my brain to go a few places it wouldn't have normally. It helped me think a little bit more about how I'd like 2014 to go compared to 2013. That can be a good thing right??? I like to let people wonder, and I like to watch, and observe. This is how I read Munro's book, as an observer, and someone listening to the stories and thoughts of others. These are qualities I put to work for me in my working life as well. It's a little like reading the book Gripped by Jason Donnelly, but without the cat or the sock. You can read my review of that book here, or better yet, just go read that book. Lives of Girls and women was like listening to a story my Grandma would have told. It was like being transported back to her time on the prairies in the 1930's. This was situated slightly later, and in north-western Ontario, but the feelings, sentiments and Canadiana that appeared throughout the book made me feel like I was a kid again, waiting for Grandma's bedtime stories. It's a group of short stories, and yes, they all feature some of the same characters. They happen to be arranged in chronological order in the book, and each story focuses on a theme. Why isn't it a novel then? For one, because it's brilliant, and secondly because you could read each story as a stand alone. They are each succinctly crafted and beautifully written. As an introduction to Munro's works, I would highly recommend starting with this book. I plan to read many more of her works in the future, and I hope you do the same.
Date published: 2017-07-30
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Dreadfully Boring I found this book dreadfully boring and that although it encompassed the mundane drudge of life in many Southern Ontario villages, it was completely depressing. I know Munro evidently is a popular and respected writer as she has won international recognition but her style is personally not for me.
Date published: 2017-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read ! My first Alice Munro book, and it did not disappoint. Interesting concept and very wonderfully written.
Date published: 2017-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Such a great read Beautiful, poignant and sad.
Date published: 2017-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from loved this! Must read for every woman!
Date published: 2017-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Liked it Great work from one of the great short story writers
Date published: 2017-05-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wonderful! There's something magical about how Alice Munro depicts transition and this sense of being on the cusp of something. This is a compelling exploration of what womanhood means to the main character, and I'd be lying if I didn't say that so much of the book hit home.
Date published: 2017-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Her Best! this was real page turner for me, partly because of AM incredible characters and partly because of her wonderful prose style.
Date published: 2017-02-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A mature book I read this for school and didn't particularly like the writing style as it was kind of slow and gloomy. I found it was a mature book and it is probably the reason I didn't like it that much. However, I like that Alice Munro exposed a coming of age story through the perspective of a young woman as these stories often have young men as protagonists.
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Socially relevant This is the first Margaret Atwood book I've read and I absolutely loved it. Something about this book just clicked with me. Atwood (although writing in the 70s), her portrayal of Del's experience growing up resonates with being a woman in this day and age.
Date published: 2016-12-03

Editorial Reviews

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