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The Resource Why be happy when you could be normal?, Jeanette Winterson

Why be happy when you could be normal?, Jeanette Winterson

Label
Why be happy when you could be normal?
Title
Why be happy when you could be normal?
Statement of responsibility
Jeanette Winterson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1985 Jeanette Winterson's first novel, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, was published. It tells the story of a young girl adopted by Pentecostal parents. The girl is supposed to grow up and be a missionary. Instead she falls in love with a woman. Disaster
Summary
The author of the best-selling Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit traces her life-long search for happiness as the adopted daughter of Pentecostal parents who raised her in a north England industrial town through practices of fierce control and paranoia, an experience that prompted her to search for her biological mother and turn for solace to the literary world
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Memoir/Biography
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2012.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2012.
  • ALA Notable Book, 2013
Biography type
autobiography
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10045301
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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1959-
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Winterson, Jeanette
Dewey number
B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Winterson, Jeanette
  • Authors, English
  • Women authors
  • Lesbians
Target audience
adult
Label
Why be happy when you could be normal?, Jeanette Winterson
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000047945171
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
230 p.
Isbn
9780224093453
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Label
Why be happy when you could be normal?, Jeanette Winterson
Publication
Control code
000047945171
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
230 p.
Isbn
9780224093453
Isbn Type
(hbk.)

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