Matron of Honor

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As Apple Mason prepares for her wedding, her sister Cory returns home unexpectedly, leaving a loveless marriage behind. Her arrival agitates their already flustered mother, and the wedding day plans become impossibly disrupted. Marriage, southern style in the 1970s, is the subject of Sallie Bingham's provocative new novel, which challenges the patriarchal traditions of the southern elite as two sisters struggle to control their lives.
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Overview

As Apple Mason prepares for her wedding, her sister Cory returns home unexpectedly, leaving a loveless marriage behind. Her arrival agitates their already flustered mother, and the wedding day plans become impossibly disrupted. Marriage, southern style in the 1970s, is the subject of Sallie Bingham's provocative new novel, which challenges the patriarchal traditions of the southern elite as two sisters struggle to control their lives.
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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
As in her previous novels ( Small Victories ), Bingham concerns herself with family relationships, and in many ways revisits the tensions of her own well-known Kentucky clan, which she chronicled in the nonfiction Passion and Prejudice . This muted yet powerful narrative is her best yet, as she captures a prominent Kentucky family, the Masons, at their most vulnerable. Headstrong 19-year-old Apple Mason is about to marry Billy Long, a poor but respectable and shrewdly ambitious employee of her father's hardware company. The whirlwind wedding preparations have put genteel Mrs. Mason on edge, and the unexpected arrival of Apple's sister Cory, who has just left her husband, stirs up the disquieting undercurrents beneath the family's thin surface of restraint and politeness. As each character looks back from the present (the early 1970s) to offer his or her perspective on the rigid clan, a disturbing pattern emerges: the energetic, intelligent young Mason women have always been kept firmly in their place; denied a role in the family business, they are prized, like Kentucky thoroughbreds, for their breeding and bloodline, but they must be tamed and broken. Billy is only too anxious to take charge, and Apple is already ambivalent about their marriage. With a deft touch, Bingham evokes distinctive moments--a ride along the Ohio River at sunset, a quiet yet totally revealing lunch between Apple's father and his sister--with grace and acuity. (Mar.)
Library Journal
In this slender novel about the constraints of Southern womanhood circa 1970, two sisters, Cory and Apple Mason, try to break away from their wealthy Barbie-doll lifestyle through early marriage and adultery (Cory) and sexual rebellion and tough talking (Apple). Since the novel is told from a random mixture of first- and third-person narratives involving Apple; Cory; Apple's fiance, Billy; Apple's parents; and the family maid, the reader is unable to develop a sustained interest in, or sympathy for, anyone. Each chapter reads like the beginning of another, potentially good novel. The major characters are appealing, and the book would have been much better if Bingham ( Small Victories , LJ 3/15/92) had chosen to focus on any one of them. As it stands, however, even the good writing can't make this novel a success.-- Nancy Pearl, Washington Ctr. for the Book, Seattle
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780944072639
  • Publisher: Steerforth Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/1996
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.38 (w) x 8.28 (h) x 0.59 (d)

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