The group: A Novel
Written with a trenchant, sardonic edge, The Group is a dazzlingly outspoken novel and a captivating look at the social history of America between two world wars.
Mary McCarthy's most celebrated novel follows the lives of eight Vassar graduates, known simply to their classmates as "the group." An eclectic mix of personalities and upbringings, they meet a week after graduation to watch Kay Strong get married. After the ceremony, the women begin their adult lives--traveling to Europe, tackling the worlds of nursing and publishing, and finding love and heartbreak in the streets of New York City. Through the years, some of the friends grow apart and some become entangled in each other's affairs, but all vow not to become like their mothers and fathers. It is only when one of them passes away that they all come back together again to mourn the loss of a friend, a confidante, and most importantly, a member of the group.
|Grouped Work ID||8e277ed0-7d20-ff4d-f5b7-b9e71ee09f28|
|Grouping Author||mccarthy mary|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-11-15 04:01:54AM|
|Last Indexed||2018-11-15 04:05:53AM|
|available_at_catalog||Main Kids, Main Library|
|detailed_location_catalog||Green Hills - Adult Fiction, Hermitage - Adult Fiction, Main Library - Adult Fiction|
This smash bestseller about privileged Vassar classmates shocked America in the sixties and remains "juicy . . . witty . . . brilliant" (Cosmopolitan).
At Vassar, they were known as "the group"—eight young women of privilege, the closest of friends, an eclectic mix of vibrant personalities. A week after graduation in 1933, they all gather for the wedding of Kay Strong, one of their own, before going their separate ways in the world. In the years that follow, they will each know accomplishment and loss in equal measure, pursuing careers and marriage, experiencing the joys and traumas of sexual awakening and motherhood, all while suffering through betrayals, infidelities, and sometimes madness. Some of them will drift apart. Some will play important roles in the personal dramas of others. But it is tragedy that will ultimately unite the group once again.
|isbn||9780151372812, 9780156372084, 9780380521340, 9781480438231|
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|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
|owning_location_catalog||Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Hermitage, Hermitage Kids, Main Kids, Main Library|
|record_details||ils:CARL0000044599|Book|Books||English|Avon,|[1980, c1963]|397 p. ; 18 cm., overdrive:7fbb4590-6a1c-45c9-9a86-129fdcb8ed95|eBook|eBook||English|Open Road Media|2013||
|subject_facet||Vassar College -- Alumni and alumnae -- Fiction, Women -- Fiction|
|title_full||Group A Novel, The group / Mary McCarthy|
|topic_facet||Alumni and alumnae, Fiction, Women|