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Country Girl

A Memoir

O'Brien, Edna

Book - 2013
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
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Edna O'Brien, the author of "The Country Girls" trilogy, "The Light of Evening," and "Byron in Love," portrays the events, people, emotions, and landscape that contributed to her rich and heady life. She is the recipient of the James Joyce Ulysses Medal, and an honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Publisher: New York, NY : Little, Brown and Company, 2013
Edition: 1st North American ed
ISBN: 031612270X
9780316122702
Characteristics: x, 357 p. :,ill. ;,25 cm

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Mar 27, 2015
  • lukasevansherman rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

"The world with all its sins and guile and blandishments was beckoning."
Irish writer Edna O'Brien's debut novel "Country Girls" shocked her hometown and the parish priest burned a copy. O'Brien's memoir discusses her childhood in Ireland, her literary career, her struggles (church, family, country), and her life in London, where she has lived for many years. Clear eyed, observant, and witty, this is a fine memoir by a writer whom Philip Roth has compared to Colette.

Sep 16, 2014

I'm trying to renew but it keeps coming up as hold

Jan 20, 2014
  • uncommonreader rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A memoir by a remarkable woman. The first half is better than the second half, but all is worth reading.

Dec 18, 2012

Biography and Memoir December 2012 newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=581155

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