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The Resource Local girls, Alice Hoffman

Local girls, Alice Hoffman

Label
Local girls
Title
Local girls
Statement of responsibility
Alice Hoffman
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Language
eng
Summary
Alice Hoffman evokes the world of the Samuelsons, a family torn apart by tragedy and divorce in a world of bad judgement and fierce attachments, disappointments and devotion. Hoffman charts the always unexpected progress of Gretel Samuelson from the time Gretel is a young girl already acquainted with betrayal and grief, until she finally leaves home. Gretel's sly, funny, knowing perspective is at the heart of this collection as she navigates through loyalty and loss with the help of an unforgettable trio of women: her best friend Jill, her romance-addicted cousin Margot and her mother, Franny, whose spiritual journey affects them all. Told in alternating voices, these tales work wonders. Funny and lyrical, disturbing and healing, each is a lesson of survival, a reminder of the ties of blood and the power of friendship
Summary
An anthology of interconnected short stories captures the lives and destinies of the Samuelsons, a family struggling with tragedy and divorce, in a series of portraits that chronicle Gretel Samuelson's journey through betrayal, grief, conflicting loyalties, friendship, and loss
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Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 1999.
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2000
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 1999.
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034491
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Hoffman, Alice
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Local girls, Alice Hoffman
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Publication
Control code
000014255771
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
197 p.
Isbn
9780399145070
Isbn Type
(acidfree paper)
Lccn
98050632
Label
Local girls, Alice Hoffman
Publication
Control code
000014255771
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
197 p.
Isbn
9780399145070
Isbn Type
(acidfree paper)
Lccn
98050632

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