An Actual Life

An Actual Life

by Abigail Thomas
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An Actual Life by Abigail Thomas

Virginia and Buddy "had to get married." Their daughter, Madeline, was conceived the first time they "did it" in Buddy's room at college. Virginia's college asked her to leave. Her parents put on a wedding. And now? Well, as Virginia puts it, "now that we know each other a little better it turns out we are actually strangers." Set in 1960, AN ACTUAL LIFE, is about the second summer of Buddy and Virginia's marriage. There's no money, no love, no foreseeable future. They both try hard, but Virginia is all of nineteen and Buddy only just past twenty and neither one has a clue how to make this misbegotten marriage work. The way it ends is both a complete surprise and utterly inevitable.

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ISBN-13: 9781565127036
Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Publication date: 01/04/1996
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 252
File size: 2 MB

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An Actual Life 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Okay, I loved Abigail Thomas' other book 'Getting Over Tom' it was wonderful, and this book wasn't bad but the ending left me saying, no, screaming 'WHAT?!?!', I have no idea what just happened, none whatsoever, I think my jaw is hanging open, it's probably really simple too. Someone explain it to me please.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really loved this book. It makes you think about young life. I pictured myself in her shoes...what I would do differently...what I would do the same? And the ending was just perfect!
Guest More than 1 year ago
All I have to say about this book, is that is the best book that I've ever read.