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April Meetup: Read "Lives of Girls and Women" by Alice Munro

  • Apr 12, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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The only novel from Alice Munro-award-winning author of The Love of a Good Woman--is an insightful, honest book, "autobiographical in form but not in fact," that chronicles a young girl's growing up in rural Ontario in the 1940's.

Del Jordan lives out at the end of the Flats Road on her father's fox farm, where her most frequent companions are an eccentric bachelor family friend and her rough younger brother. When she begins spending more time in town, she is surrounded by women-her mother, an agnostic, opinionted woman who sells encyclopedias to local farmers; her mother's boarder, the lusty Fern Dogherty; and her best friend, Naomi, with whom she shares the frustrations and unbridled glee of adolescence.

Through these unwitting mentors and in her own encounters with sex, birth, and death, Del explores the dark and bright sides of womanhood. All along she remains a wise, witty observer and recorder of truths in small-town life. The result is a powerful, moving, and humorous demonstration of Alice Munro's unparalleled awareness of the lives of girls and women.

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  • sandy b.

    fascinatin' setting ! -- thanks for hosting, cindy...........

    April 15, 2013

  • Jane W.

    I'm so sorry I was really looking forward to coming but I have a conflict!

    April 12, 2013

  • Kristen

    Bronchitis : (

    April 12, 2013

    • Alison

      Nooooo!! we will miss you. :( Feel better, soon.

      April 12, 2013

  • Julie

    Sorry to miss this. Had to schedule a surgery for my cat on Friday. Hope to make it next time.

    April 10, 2013

  • Jayne

    So sorry I cant make it. Out of town. Hopefully the June mtg. Have a play on the same nite as the may mtg

    April 8, 2013

  • Monica

    can't make this one after all.

    April 6, 2013

  • Sara

    Hi All, The April bookclub will be at Cindy's house in Montrose (the north edge of Glendale). It's not at Kristen's in Alhambra, sorry for the emails, I was just messing around with the list of locations trying to figure some things out.

    March 14, 2013

  • Kimberly

    Have to go out of town for work:-(

    March 7, 2013

  • Karen H.

    I'm the one in the middle. Lol. I'm going to look for this book right now. See you April 12th

    March 5, 2013

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