Library Journal - Library JournalGreenwich Village in the 1920s is the setting for Pauline Samuels's coming of age. Fresh from high school in Newark, Pauline plunges into the social whirl of speakeasies and artists' parties, political rallies and casual love affairs. As her experiences multiply, so does her self-awareness. Thus, at the end of the novel, this bright young woman is no longer the callow flapper of the first chapter. Silber, who won the 1981 Ernest Hemingway Award, has written a densely textured period piece that deftly chronicles the timeless story of a young woman's awakening to the world around her and to her own psyche. Highly recommended for public libraries. Andrea Caron Kempf, Johnson Cty. Community Coll. Lib., Overland Park, Kan.
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