American Girl: Scenes from a Small-Town Childhood

  • Title: American Girl: Scenes from a Small-Town Childhood
  • Author: Mary Cantwell
  • ISBN: 9780140179224
  • Page: 288
  • Format: Paperback
  • American Girl: Scenes from a Small-Town Childhood Best Download || [Mary Cantwell] - American Girl: Scenes from a Small-Town Childhood, American Girl Scenes from a Small Town Childhood Mary Cantwell an editor and a popular columnist for The New York Times recalls her childhood in the small seaside town of Bristol Rhode Island during the s and s Here too is the story of
    American Girl: Scenes from a Small-Town Childhood Best Download || [Mary Cantwell] - American Girl: Scenes from a Small-Town Childhood, American Girl Scenes from a Small Town Childhood Mary Cantwell an editor and a popular columnist for The New York Times recalls her childhood in the small seaside town of Bristol Rhode Island during the s and s Here too is the story of

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    American Girl: Scenes from a Small-Town Childhood

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    1. As all memoirs are, this was a rather self indulgent little book However, unlike others in this genre, this author gently and lovingly describes her girlhood in Bristol, RI There are no stark revelations just a hint of dark behavior among characters on the periphery of her young life The time wartime and post war America is captured in broad strokes, the setting for Cantwell s coming of age and launching from the small town she loves, yet knows she needs to escape in order to grow This is the fi [...]

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    2. Mary Cantwell s style is remarkable for its ease of reading, its time transporting ability, and its non sentimental poignancy This memoir of non dysfunction hooray of growing up in a small town in Rhode Island helps the reader to realize that a lot of small towns around the country are essentially the same.While she is a little bit older than I, her memories still resonated with me of households full of relatives, walking to school every day, finding refuge in books, white gloves, dates, hats, S [...]

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    3. A wonderfully nostalgic reminiscence of a New England childhood.

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    4. Most enjoyable less because of the subject as such than because Mary Cantwell is just such a durned good writer, and nails the misapprehensions inherent in childhood so well.

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    5. April 2014 available in print from SFPLSeptember 2014 Available in print from PLS

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