The girls : a novel

by Cline, Emma,

Format: Large Print 2016
Availability: Available at 9 Libraries 10 of 11 copies
Available (10)
Location Collection Call #
CLP - Main Library First Floor - Large Print Stacks FICTION Cline
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor - Large Print Stacks
 
Call Number  FICTION Cline
 
 
Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Large Print LP FIC CLINE
Location  Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison
 
Collection  Large Print
 
Call Number  LP FIC CLINE
 
 
Community Library of Castle Shannon Large Print LARGE PRINT Fic Cline
Location  Community Library of Castle Shannon
 
Collection  Large Print
 
Call Number  LARGE PRINT Fic Cline
 
 
Jefferson Hills Public Library Large Print LP FIC CLI
Location  Jefferson Hills Public Library
 
Collection  Large Print
 
Call Number  LP FIC CLI
 
 
Monroeville Public Library Large Print CLINE Emma
Location  Monroeville Public Library
 
Collection  Large Print
 
Call Number  CLINE Emma
 
 
Moon Township Public Library Large Print LP CLINE Emma
Location  Moon Township Public Library
 
Collection  Large Print
 
Call Number  LP CLINE Emma
 
 
Northern Tier Regional Library Large Print LP FIC CLINE
Location  Northern Tier Regional Library
 
Collection  Large Print
 
Call Number  LP FIC CLINE
 
 
Robinson Library Large Print LP FIC CLINE
Location  Robinson Library
 
Collection  Large Print
 
Call Number  LP FIC CLINE
 
 
Sewickley Public Library Large Print LP F CLI
Location  Sewickley Public Library
 
Collection  Large Print
 
Call Number  LP F CLI
 
 
Sewickley Public Library Large Print LP F CLI
Location  Sewickley Public Library
 
Collection  Large Print
 
Call Number  LP F CLI
 
 
 
Unavailable (1)
Location Collection Status
CLP - Library of Accessible Media for Pennsylvanians Large Print Books LOST AND PAID
Location  CLP - Library of Accessible Media for Pennsylvanians
 
Collection  Large Print Books
 
Status  LOST AND PAID
 
 
Summary
THE INSTANT BESTSELLER * An indelible portrait of girls, the women they become, and that moment in life when everything can go horribly wrong

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
The Washington Post * NPR * The Guardian * Entertainment Weekly * San Francisco Chronicle * Financial Times * Esquire * Newsweek * Vogue * Glamour * People * The Huffington Post * Elle * Harper's Bazaar * Time Out * BookPage * Publishers Weekly * Slate

Northern California, during the violent end of the 1960s. At the start of summer, a lonely and thoughtful teenager, Evie Boyd, sees a group of girls in the park, and is immediately caught by their freedom, their careless dress, their dangerous aura of abandon. Soon, Evie is in thrall to Suzanne, a mesmerizing older girl, and is drawn into the circle of a soon-to-be infamous cult and the man who is its charismatic leader. Hidden in the hills, their sprawling ranch is eerie and run down, but to Evie, it is exotic, thrilling, charged--a place where she feels desperate to be accepted. As she spends more time away from her mother and the rhythms of her daily life, and as her obsession with Suzanne intensifies, Evie does not realize she is coming closer and closer to unthinkable violence.

Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize * Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Award * Shortlisted for The Center for Fiction First Novel Prize * The New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice * Emma Cline--One of Granta 's Best of Young American Novelists

Praise for The Girls

"Spellbinding . . . a seductive and arresting coming-of-age story." -- The New York Times Book Review

"Extraordinary . . . Debut novels like this are rare, indeed." -- The Washington Post

"Hypnotic." --The Wall Street Journal

"Gorgeous." --Los Angeles Times

"Savage." --The Guardian

"Astonishing." --The Boston Globe

"Superbly written." --James Wood, The New Yorker

"Intensely consuming." --Richard Ford

"A spectacular achievement." --Lucy Atkins, The Times

"Thrilling." --Jennifer Egan

"Compelling and startling." --The Economist
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* Bored teenager Evie Boyd is mesmerized by a young woman she spots wandering through a park one summer afternoon. It's 1969 in Petaluma, California, and Suzanne represents the glamour of the counterculture to lonely Evie, whose newly divorced mother dabbles in the watered-down, pseudo-hippie trends typical of the era. A second encounter brings Evie firmly into Suzanne's orbit and introduces Evie to a family of hangers-on surrounding Russell, a charismatic musician who holds court at a dilapidated ranch just outside town. Soon Evie is spending her free time at the ranch, dumpster-diving for food, getting high with her new friends, and buying into Russell's philosophies of free love and communal living. But there's a darker side to life at the ranch, and hard drugs and isolation begin to feed the family's paranoia, leading to a devastating, violent act. Using the Manson family and the Tate-LaBianca murders as her template, Cline pushes past the myths, vividly imagining how the darkness crept in and turned a group of idealistic young adults into cold-blooded killers. In her impressive debut, Cline illuminates the darkest truths of a girl's coming-of-age, telling a story that is familiar on multiple levels in a unique and compelling way.--Donohue, Nanette Copyright 2016 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "This compelling and thought-provoking novel seeks to understand what might have motivated the young people who joined Charles Manson's murderous cult in the 1960s, and how they were drawn under his spell. In this fictional account, middle-aged Evie looks back on the life-changing summer when she was 14, upset at her parents' divorce, and feeling neglected and insecure. Enter Suzanne, a wild and mesmerizing older girl who draws Evie into the hippie commune/cult led by charismatic and fanatical Russell Hadrick. Reader McClain is phenomenal, evoking the older Evie's mature retrospection and struggle to analyze her own emotional state and the motivations of that tumultuous time, as well as the younger Evie's yearning for acceptance and love and adventure. McClain also creates authentic, memorable voices for the other characters, including the lazy drawl of Suzanne and the seductive madness of Russell. A perfect marriage of text and narrator, this is the kind of audiobook that stays in your mind long after it's finished. A Random House hardcover. (June) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
(c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Additional Information
Subjects Teenage girls -- Fiction.
Communal living -- California -- Fiction.
Nineteen sixties -- Fiction.
Counterculture -- Fiction.
Large type books.
Psychological fiction.
Publisher New York :2016
Edition First large print edition.
Language English
Description 369 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
ISBN 9780735208186
0735208182
Other Classic View