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Glimmering Girls: A Novel of the Fifties
Glimmering Girls tells the story of three extraordinary American women during a time of sexual and cultural repression. Francie and her friends Liz and Amanda are college students, coming of age intellectually, emotionally, and physically in a setting where men were forbidden entry to women's dorm rooms, and women were locked into those rooms after curfew. College life for ...more
Hardcover, 260 pages
Published February 24th 2005 by University of Wisconsin Press
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I really enjoyed this book, which follows Francie and her friends through their senior year of college. It takes place in the 50's, when every girl was expected to become either an elementary school teacher or a nurse, and all hope was lost in the romance department if you weren't at least proposed to before graduation. Francie, however, attempts to fight convention and carve out her own path in life. Great read!! :)
Prize-winning novelist and short story writer who has published seven novels — among them King Of The World, which won the Pushcart Press Editor's Book Award for an "important and unusual book of literary distinction," and The Kingdom of Brooklyn, winner of the Ribalow Award from Hadassah Magazine for "the best English-language book of fiction on a Jewish theme" — as well as five volumes of short ...moreMore about Merrill Joan Gerber...