The Resource The last girls: : a novel, Lee Smith

The last girls: : a novel, Lee Smith

Label
The last girls: : a novel
Title
The last girls:
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Lee Smith
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
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Summary
Thirty-five years after a trip down the Mississippi on a raft with their classmates, four women are reunited to cruise the river once again where they plan to release the ashes of a fellow rafter, Margaret "Baby" Ballou
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2002.
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069330
Cataloging source
Midwest
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hoopla (Digital media service)
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1944-
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Smith, Lee
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Women college graduates
  • Female friendship
  • Class reunions
  • River boats
  • Psychological fiction
  • Mississippi River
  • Southern States
Target audience
adult
Label
The last girls: : a novel, Lee Smith
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11689186
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781565128750
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11689186
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11689186
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The last girls: : a novel, Lee Smith
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11689186
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781565128750
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11689186
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11689186
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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