Girls of Tender Age

Girls of Tender Age

by Mary-Ann Tirone Smith
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Girls of Tender Age 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best books i have ever read and although some coompare it to Joan Didion's ' Year of Magical Thinking' I found it much more readable.Tirone Smith says so much, so simply. I couldn't put it down.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Girls of a Tender Age, is a book, that brings back the age of innocents in all of us. Shows that a City like Hartford, was once a friendly town and a city with mixed culktures. A diverse neighborhood commuity before it was popular to be called that. Despite the tragedy in the book and the authors attempt to block out a horror in her life. Which adds meaning to the innocents and the purity of the childrens hearts. Not knowing danger until it is thrust upon them. A book that is well written showing the emotions of a child or the lack of them and trying to cope with what is going on around you, but having no fear of something that you never experienced - the brutality of a predator.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved all the anecdotes chronicling familial love and connection. I could 'see' the Connecticut she was describing and enjoy the feelings of nostalgia with her. But it was the combining of that story with the sexual crime and its impact throughout her neighborhood and her soul that really riveted me, and made this a deeper and more powerful read for me. I valued Ms. Smith's journey to awareness and her self-revelations, including delicious tidbits of righteous anger. She has delivered a book that speaks to so many important ideas at once: family ties, innnocence, autism, perversion, repression, gender equity, death penalty...I have enjoyed what she chose to write about and will look for more of her work now.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book for its honest portrayal of a 1950's childhood. Mary Ann Tirone Smith's repression of her friend's murder, as well as her repression of the effects of her brother's autism upon her family provided an interesting parallel. Her love for her family was so genuinely expressed. To me, the book was a breath of fresh air in its simplicity...she never relied upon sensationalism to get her point across.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is great it is really interesting 5stars!Great job to the author
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