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Girl runner: a novel

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Girl Runner is the story of Aganetha Smart, a former Olympic athlete who was famous in the 1920s, but now, at age 104, lives in a nursing home, alone and forgotten by history. For Aganetha, a competitive and ambitious woman, her life remains present and unfinished in her mind.

When her quiet life is disturbed by the unexpected arrival of two young strangers, Aganetha begins to reflect on her childhood in rural Ontario and her struggles to make an independent life for herself in the city.

Without revealing who they are, or what they may want from her, the visitors take Aganetha on an outing from the nursing home. As ready as ever for adventure, Aganetha's memories are stirred when the pair return her to the family farm where she was raised. The devastation of WWI and the Spanish flu epidemic, the optimism of the 1920s and the sacrifices of the 1930s play out in Aganetha's mind, as she wrestles with the confusion and displacement of the present.

Part historical page-turner, part contemporary mystery, Girl Runner is an engaging and endearing story about family, ambition, athletics and the dedicated pursuit of one's passions. It is also, ultimately, about a woman who follows the singular, heart-breaking and inspiring course of her life until the very end.

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Grouped Work ID 44011361-f10d-c5c5-e2c2-c4613db4a81e
Full title girl runner
Author snyder carrie
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-05-24 23:05:25PM
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display_description "As a young runner, Aganetha Smart defied everyone's expectations to win a gold medal for Canada in the 1928 Olympics. It was a revolutionary victory, because this was the first Games in which women could compete in track events--and they did so despite opposition. But now Aganetha Smart is in a nursing home, and nobody realizes that the frail centenarian was once a bold pioneer"
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subject_facet Biographical fiction, Canadian, Historical fiction, Canadian, Older women -- Fiction, Women Olympic athletes -- Fiction, Women runners -- Fiction
title_display Girl runner : a novel
title_full Girl Runner A Novel, Girl runner : a novel / Carrie Snyder
title_short Girl runner :
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Biographical fiction, Canadian, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical fiction, Canadian, Literature, Older women, Women Olympic athletes, Women runners