Families And Survivors [NOOK Book]

Overview

?A you-can?t-put-it-down book. . . . Alice Adams has found a new way to tell the great American dynasty stories we all love.?  --The Washington Post
 
Alice Adams? second novel is the portrait of a Southern-born woman as she reviews her life.
 
From Louisa Calloway?s Southern girlhood to her debut to her first marriage, all the time surrounded by a certain ...
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Families And Survivors

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Overview

“A you-can’t-put-it-down book. . . . Alice Adams has found a new way to tell the great American dynasty stories we all love.”  --The Washington Post
 
Alice Adams’ second novel is the portrait of a Southern-born woman as she reviews her life.
 
From Louisa Calloway’s Southern girlhood to her debut to her first marriage, all the time surrounded by a certain tradition and all the time resisting. In lieu of her conservative, bigoted father, she chooses men who are liberal, free-spoken, Jewish. Nevertheless her first marriage is unhappy, but her second promises to be sounder, as she discovers what she really wants, can have, can become—what she really is.
 
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307798213
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 6/8/2011
  • Series: Vintage Contemporaries
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 949,332
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Alice Adams was born in Fredericksburg, Virginia and raised in North Carolina, and graduated from Radcliffe College. She was the recipient of an Award in Literature from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters and received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation, and the O. Henry Lifetime Achievement Award.  She was the author of five collections of short stories and ten novels, among them Listening to Billie, Superior Women, Second Chances, and A Southern Exposure. She lived in San Francisco until her death in 1999.
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