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Superior Women: A Novel
     

Superior Women: A Novel

by Alice Adams
 

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“Reads easily, even breathlessly. . . . The subtle but intensely felt shifts of closeness among the young women are lovingly and expertly laid bare.” -- John Updike
 
This ambitious and richly compelling Superior Women is in the grand tradition of The Group and Wendy Wasserstein’s Uncommon Women and Others,

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“Reads easily, even breathlessly. . . . The subtle but intensely felt shifts of closeness among the young women are lovingly and expertly laid bare.” -- John Updike
 
This ambitious and richly compelling Superior Women is in the grand tradition of The Group and Wendy Wasserstein’s Uncommon Women and Others, a tradition continued by J. Courtney Sullivan’s Commencement.
 
Radcliffe, 1943. Five young women, newly admitted to college, meet for the first time. Taking us into their lives at college, and beyond, through four tumultuous and crowded decades,  Alice Adams has given us a novel rich in all tee pleasures of characterization and incident and social observation that we have come to expect from her.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307798282
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/08/2011
Series:
Vintage Contemporaries
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
703,217
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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