Edith's Diary

Edith's Diary

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by Patricia Highsmith
     
 

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As Edith Howland's life becomes harsh, her diary entries only become brighter and brighter. She invents a happy life. As she knits for imaginary grandchildren, the real world recedes. Her descent into madness is subtle, appalling, and entirely believable.

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As Edith Howland's life becomes harsh, her diary entries only become brighter and brighter. She invents a happy life. As she knits for imaginary grandchildren, the real world recedes. Her descent into madness is subtle, appalling, and entirely believable.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780871132963
Publisher:
Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/1994
Series:
Highsmith, Patricia Series
Edition description:
1st Atlantic Monthly Press ed
Pages:
317
Sales rank:
752,062
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.26(h) x 0.86(d)

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Edith's Diary 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was my introduction to Patricia Highsmith; I will be reading more. I took it along on a beach weekend and literally couldn't put it down--carried it to the breakfast table, etc. Why? Nothing much happens--an apparently happy couple grows apart, she is left with their creepy son and ailing uncle, she writes in her diary--but you slowly realize you're observing the unraveling of a woman's psyche. It's superbly done.