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The Resource The girls from Corona del Mar, Rufi Thorpe

The girls from Corona del Mar, Rufi Thorpe

Label
The girls from Corona del Mar
Title
The girls from Corona del Mar
Statement of responsibility
Rufi Thorpe
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Growing up in a lower-middle-class neighbourhood in Southern California, Mia always compared herself unfavourably with best friend Lorrie Ann, who had a serene sweetness and goodness and, in Mia's eyes, a perfect family series of personal tragedies befalls Lorrie Ann and pulls the two friends in divergent directions: Mia to Yale and eventual success as a classics scholar; Lorrie Ann to early widowhood, motherhood to a severely handicapped son, and, eventually, drug addiction. When Lorrie Ann unexpectedly turns up in Istanbul, where Mia is living on a research grant, Mia must reassess everything she thought she knew about herself, her friend, and her perceptions
Summary
Growing up in a lower-middle-class neighborhood in Southern California, Mia always compared herself unfavorably with best friend Lorrie Ann, who had a serene sweetness and goodness and, in Mia's eyes, a perfect family. A series of personal tragedies befalls Lorrie Ann and pulls the two friends in divergent directions: Mia to Yale and eventual success as a classics scholar; Lorrie Ann to early widowhood, motherhood to a severely handicapped son, and, eventually, drug addiction. When Lorrie Ann unexpectedly turns up in Istanbul, where Mia is living on a research grant, Mia must reassess everything she thought she knew about herself, her friend, and her perceptions.
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10316638
Cataloging source
QRML
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thorpe, Rufi
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Female friendship
  • Young women
  • Life change events
  • Friendship
  • Corona del Mar (Newport Beach, Calif.)
  • California
Target audience
adult
Label
The girls from Corona del Mar, Rufi Thorpe
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000053342741
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
241 pages
Isbn
9780091954208
Isbn Type
(paperback)
System control number
(OCoLC)881018322
Label
The girls from Corona del Mar, Rufi Thorpe
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000053342741
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
241 pages
Isbn
9780091954208
Isbn Type
(paperback)
System control number
(OCoLC)881018322

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