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Blueprints for Building Better Girls

Blueprints for Building Better Girls

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Blueprints for Building Better Girls

Blueprints for Building Better Girls

Audio CD

09/06/2011

9 Audio CD

595 minutes

9781611201444

Audio Retail Digital

09/06/2011

595 minutes

9781611201451

Audio Library Digital

09/06/2011

595 minutes

9781611201468

Playaway

09/06/2011

595 minutes

9781611202069

Audio MP3 CD

09/06/2011

1 Audio MP3 CD

595 minutes

9781611203646

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Elissa Schappell's book delves into the lives of an eclectic cast of archetypal female characters including the high school slut, the party girl, the reluctant mother, and the anorexic daughter, twisting our pre-conceived notions of who these women are, offering surprising revelations into the nature of female identity, and how it evolves. How the adolescent girl labeled the school slut in 'Monsters of the Deep' will twenty years later become a mother in 'I'm Only Going to Tell You This Once' and, faced with daunting reality of raising a teenage son, be forced to revisit her past. Whether connected by blood, friendship, or necessity, whether living in the same city or in the imagination of others, these women will create a deep and lasting impression.

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Schappell's stories acutely evoke the disorientation induced in women by our culture's barrage of mixed messages..., The New York Times

...raw and engaging...more textured and complicated world than is usually found in collections. This, combined with the energy of the writing and the dark wit of these characters, will endear the book to Schappell's audience and fans of Lorrie Moore and Maile Meloy., Publisher's Weekly

On the Best Fiction of 2011 list., Oprah Winfrey

One of the Best Books of 2011. ...women continue to live, resist and question the blueprints the world hands them, and Schappell's collection masterfully illustrates this timeless dance., eMusic

Editor's Choice. ...darkly funny...distinctive and tart...the stories have a comedic touch and ironic edge, softened by moments of memorable tenderness., Chicago Tribune

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