All the Finest Girls: A Novel

All the Finest Girls: A Novel

by Alexandra Styron
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All the Finest Girls: A Novel by Alexandra Styron

Now in paperback, the acclaimed first novel that movingly charts the intersection of two lives and two worlds—the story of a fierce and untamable young girl who must find a sense of belonging in an unexpected place.

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ISBN-13: 9780316120869
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 06/04/2002
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.66(d)

About the Author

Alexandra Styron holds an M.F.A. in creative writing from Columbia University. All the Finest Girls is her first book.

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All the Finest Girls 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Addy¿s occupation is an artwork restorer, and by going to the Caribbean for the funeral, she restores her past in the same way that she restores artwork. One of the main themes in the book is the theme of redemption and discovery of the past. Addy deals with the tough question of love, loss, and redemption. A very important question in the novel is whether those we love, who have the greatest impact upon us, truly regard us in the same way. Derek, Lou¿s son, says to Addy, ¿ But now I realize it doesn¿t matter if you are loved. It¿s enough to love. Whether yah loved back or not. Yah don¿t ask why, yah just do.¿ This book includes so many writing techniques that make it a good book. It makes you want to keep reading it. There is tension in the book and so many events that are rare and interesting, but at the same time, very realistic. The reader jumps right into Addy¿s skin and experiences what she has to go through to uncover her past and make the best of the present. As a child, Addy had psychological problems that nobody dealt with in the right way, except for Lou. Lou I not try to tame her or change her. She accepted her.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Fascinating story of what it's like to look like you have everything but feel like you have nothing. Writing well must be in the genes of that family. Styron captures alienation beautifully and depicts the island culture with an unerring ear. I loved this book.