Lives of Girls and Women

Lives of Girls and Women

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by Alice Munro
     
 

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A rekindling of our own remembrances springs from this realistic narrative by Del Jordan of her passage through the many phases of growing up in the 1940s and 1950s. Looking back, she recalls an era that was high on hope.

Alice Munro, one of the most skilled writers in Canada today, twice received her country's highest literary prize, the Governor General's Award.  See more details below

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A rekindling of our own remembrances springs from this realistic narrative by Del Jordan of her passage through the many phases of growing up in the 1940s and 1950s. Looking back, she recalls an era that was high on hope.

Alice Munro, one of the most skilled writers in Canada today, twice received her country's highest literary prize, the Governor General's Award.

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?Munro has an unerring talent for uncovering the extraordinary in the ordinary.??Newsweek

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451136435
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
01/01/1974
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Alice Munro grew up in Wingham, Ontario, and attended the University of Western Ontario. She has published thirteen collections of stories as well as a novel, Lives of Girls and Women, and two volumes of Selected Stories. During her distinguished career she has been the recipient of many awards and prizes, including three of Canada’s Governor General’s Literary Awards and two of its Giller Prizes, the Rea Award for the Short Story, the Lannan Literary Award, England’s W. H. Smith Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Man Booker International Prize. In 2013 she was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. Her stories have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, The Paris Review, Granta, and other publications, and her collections have been translated into thirteen languages. She lives in Clinton, Ontario, near Lake Huron. 

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Clinton, Ontario, and Comox, British Columbia
Date of Birth:
July 10, 1931
Place of Birth:
Wingham, Ontario, Canada
Education:
University of Western Ontario (no degree)

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Lives of Girls and Women 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is written well, and the first few chapters are very good; but it does degenerate into explicit descriptions of adolescent sex. The protagonist's sex life is introduced with an older man groping her and masturbating in front of her. Del (protagonist) accepts this as part of her sexual initiation, and is not scared of the older man's attentions. I do not believe this is realistic. Del then has sex with a young man who is a few years older than she. Her infatuation with him changes her life in a profound way.
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Havenite More than 1 year ago
I really looked forward to reading her only full length novel. It started out as I expected--a searching tale of a mother and daughter and how they related and why. BUT!! It, in my opinion, degenerated into a boring sex tale. I soon found that I didn't care one bit for the daughter.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Ms.Munro has lived a life of a pure and innocent girl in this book. she sent a message to any girls who are growing up; that htough life is hard to conquer but the price is you get to challenge it and make it your own world.