The last girls: [a novel]
|Grouped Work ID||04d4cb80-21fa-d675-b6b9-336f501327b1|
|Grouping Title||last girls|
|Grouping Author||smith lee|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-07-16 23:07:43PM|
|Last Indexed||2018-07-16 23:47:29PM|
|author||Smith, Lee, 1944-|
|available_at_catalog||Annex, Bellevue, Bellevue Kids, Edmondson Pike, Edmondson Pike Kids, Main Kids, Main Library, Old Hickory, Southeast|
|detailed_location_catalog||Annex - Adult Fiction, Bellevue - Adult Fiction, Edmondson Pike - Adult Fiction, Green Hills - Adult Fiction, Main Library - Adult Fiction, Old Hickory - Adult Audiobook, Southeast - Adult Audiobook, Southeast - Adult Fiction|
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.
|format_catalog||Book, CD audio book, eBook|
|format_category_catalog||Audio Books, Books, eBook|
|isbn||9781565117020, 9781565123632, 9781565128750|
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|itype_catalog||, Book, CD audio book|
|local_callnumber_catalog||CD AUDIO Fiction Smith, Fiction Smith|
|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
|owning_location_catalog||Annex, Bellevue, Bellevue Kids, Edmondson Pike, Edmondson Pike Kids, Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Main Kids, Main Library, Old Hickory, Southeast|
|record_details||ils:CARL0000185070|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill,|c2002.|384 p. : map ; 24 cm., ils:CARL0000187849|CD audio book|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English|HighBridge,|p2002.|10 sound discs (12.5 hrs.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in., overdrive:ec8996af-cec8-4552-9f7d-e326f1ae10ff|eBook|eBook||English|Algonquin Books|2002||
|subject_facet||Class reunions -- Fiction, Female friendship -- Fiction, Mississippi River -- Fiction, River boats -- Fiction, Southern States -- Fiction, Women college graduates -- Fiction|
|title_display||The last girls : a novel|
|title_full||The Last Girls A Novel, The last girls : a novel / by Lee Smith, The last girls [sound recording] : [a novel] / Lee Smith|
|title_short||The last girls :|
|topic_facet||Class reunions, Female friendship, Fiction, Literature, River boats, Women college graduates|