The Resource The last girls: : a novel, Lee Smith, (ebook)

The last girls: : a novel, Lee Smith, (ebook)

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The last girls: : a novel
Title
The last girls:
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a novel
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Lee Smith
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eng
Summary
On a beautiful June day in 1965, a dozen girls-classmates at a picturesque Blue Ridge women's college-launched their homemade raft (inspired by Huck Finn's) on a trip down the Mississippi. It's Girls A-Go-Go Down the Mississippi read the headline in the Paducah, Kentucky, paper. Thirty-five years later, four of those "girls" reunite to cruise the river again. This time it's on the luxury steamboat, The Belle of Natchez, and there's no publicity. This time, when they reach New Orleans, they'll give the river the ashes of a fifth rafter-beautiful Margaret ("Baby") Ballou. Revered for her powerful female characters, here Lee Smith tells a brilliantly authoritative story of how college pals who grew up in an era when they were still called "girls" have negotiated life as "women." Harriet Holding is a hesitant teacher who has never married (she can't explain why, even to herself). Courtney Gray struggles to step away from her Southern Living-style life. Catherine Wilson, a sculptor, is suffocating in her happy third marriage. Anna Todd is a world-famous romance novelist escaping her own tragedies through her fiction. And finally there is Baby, the girl they come to bury-along with their memories of her rebellions and betrayals. THE LAST GIRLS is wonderful reading. It's also wonderfully revealing of women's lives-of the idea of romance, of the relevance of past to present, of memory and desire
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Midwest
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1944-
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Smith, Lee
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813/.54
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no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Women college graduates
  • Mississippi River
  • Female friendship
  • Southern States
  • Class reunions
  • River boats
  • Psychological fiction
Target audience
adult
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The last girls: : a novel, Lee Smith, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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9781565128750
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11689186
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remote
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11689186
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MWT11689186
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The last girls: : a novel, Lee Smith, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781565128750
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11689186
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11689186
System control number
MWT11689186
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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